Russia: Russian S-400 air defence shipment loaded and delivered to Turkey.
Ruptly Jul 12, 2019
The first shipment of Russian-made S-400 air defence system components was loaded into a cargo plane in an undisclosed location in Russia, before being delivered and unloaded at an airfield near Ankara on Friday.
The equipment deliveries are part of an agreement between Russia and Turkey to modify the Turkish air defence system, the Russian Defence Ministry has said.
According to the ministry, the delivery of other parts of the system will take place in accordance with the contract and within the timeframe agreed by both sides.
The US has strongly urged NATO member Turkey to pull out of the deal, threatening to impose sanctions if it fails to comply.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 14, 2019 11:14:12 GMT -5
Hypersonic Destruction! New Russian Kinzhal Missiles Debut at Aviadarts Army Games!
Vesti News Aug 14, 2019
How big is it, how is it mounted under the fuselage, and is the MiG capable of carrying it? Now, after the first public demonstration of the Russian Kinzhal missile system, these questions are being answered. Every visitor of the Aviadarts 2019 competition at the training range near Ryazan had a chance to see the new hypersonic missile.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 14, 2019 16:13:16 GMT -5
HOT TAKE! IDF Man Yakov Kedmi Believes Russia Will Win New Arms Race With US!
Vesti News Aug 14, 2019
An era has come to an end. The US has officially withdrawn from the INF Treaty. But the termination of the treaty is not the scary part. The scary part is that there's no replacement. One can withdraw from any treaty as long as they understand what's left on the territory they leave. A new arms race has basically been announced. John Bolton has announced that New START is not likely to be extended. Washington is ruining international security and demonstrates its careless optimism.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 29, 2019 13:35:14 GMT -5
India begins sending Russia money for S-400s despite pressure from US.
RT.com 29 Aug, 2019 09:20
New Delhi started paying for the state-of-the-art Russian S-400 air defense missile systems it ordered, as Washington failed to pressure the country into scrapping the major arms deal with Moscow.
Moscow has received an advanced payment for the weapon systems, the spokesperson for the FSVTS, the government agency responsible for coordinating arms trades, confirmed on Thursday.Russia and India sealed the $5.4bn deal in October after lengthy talks. Moscow is now due to ship five batteries of the S-400s by 2023.
The contract is a headache for the US, which has tried to pressure India into scrapping the sale. Officials in New Delhi, however, maintain that the S-400 is essential for national defense and have decided to stick with the purchase, despite the risk of violating US sanctions on Russia.
Similarly, Washington tried to dissuade its NATO ally, Turkey from buying S-400s from Moscow. Ankara also refused to budge, insisting it is free to choose the countries it purchases weapons from. Turkey began receiving components of the S-400s last month.
India has also ordered 21 new MiG-29 jet fighters from Russia and, on Wednesday, signed an agreement to upgrade the MiGs it already has.
Post by TsarSamuil on Sept 27, 2019 14:45:11 GMT -5
Did you see that one, Alaska? Russia’s Pacific Fleet fires Oniks supersonic cruise missile from coast for first time.
RT.com 27 Sep, 2019 11:40
A coastal defence system deployed in Russia’s Far East has for the first time fired the Oniks cruise missile, developed to pierce the anti-missile capabilities of US Navy warships.
Oniks has a ramjet engine capable of boosting its speed to Mach 2, making it difficult to intercept, and has a range of up to 600km (373 miles). The anti-ship weapon is usually deployed on Russian Navy ships, but can also be fired by the mobile launchers of the Bastion coastal defense system.
On Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry released footage of a new test firing of the Bastion/Oniks combo, which for the first time took place in Chukotka, a large region in the Far East which is defended by the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet.
The missile traveled over 200km (124 miles) before successfully hitting the target ship. The ministry said a dozen ships and reconnaissance aircraft were deployed to ensure that the exercise was safe. The launcher and its crew fired the missile from a desolate area after a long march to test their ability to pose a credible deterrence to an enemy fleet in a hostile environment.
Oniks-armed Bastion launchers are increasingly deployed to remote parts of Russia. Last year, the weapon system was tested for the Russian Arctic region during an exercise by the Northern Fleet at Kotelny Island.
No Need to Test, Use S-500 Systems in Syria - Russian Defence Ministry.
Sputnik MILITARY & INTELLIGENCE 08:09 02.10.2019
Earlier, Izvestia, citing sources in the military-industrial complex, reported on the testing of Russia's S-500 Prometey air defence systems in Syria.
There is no need for testing and using S-500 anti-aircraft missile systems in Syria, Izvestia, a Russian newspaper, cited the Ministry of Defence as saying.
"The S-500 is designed to deal with ballistic and aerodynamic targets at long ranges. There was no need for the testing and especially the use of the S-500 anti-aircraft missile system in the Syrian Arab Republic," the Ministry of Defence clarified.
The S-500’s technical specifications remain shrouded in secrecy, although reports speculate that the system will be capable of destroying targets from distances of up to 600 km away, and tracking and striking up to 10 ballistic targets moving at hyper-sonic speeds up to 7 km per second (the equivalent of about Mach 20).
On 2 October 2018, Moscow delivered S-300s to Damascus in a bid to boost the security of Russian troops deployed in the restive Middle Eastern country. The move came in response to an incident in which Syrian air defences accidentally shot down a Russian Il-20 military aircraft with 15 service members on board in Latakia while attempting to repel an Israeli airstrike.
In the aftermath of the incident, Moscow accused the Israeli Defence Forces of deliberately using the Russian aircraft as a shield during their attack on targets in Syria. Tel Aviv brushed off the accusations, claiming it had warned Moscow about the upcoming air raid in the area in a timely fashion.
Post by TsarSamuil on Nov 22, 2019 13:15:46 GMT -5
India paid advance for Russia’s S-400 missiles, delivery to be complete in full in 2025.
RT.com 18 Nov, 2019 08:15
India’s purchase of Russia’s S-400 air defense system for over $5billion which US tried to derail is moving ahead, with the advance payment already made, head of a Russian defense conglomerate has confirmed.
“The advance payment has been made. I will not say the exact figure, but the payment is done,” Sergey Chemezov told journalists on the sidelines of Dubai Airshow on Monday. His company, Rostec, is deeply involved in Russian arms export, including sale of S-400 surface-to-air missiles.
His remark confirmed the report by the newspaper Hindustan Times, which said India had paid Russia some $850 million, or 15 percent of the total sum, in September. The report said the payment used a mechanism designed to circumvent US monitoring of international financial transactions. Washington has a law that says any buyer of advanced Russian weapon systems, including the S-400, may be subjected to financial sanctions and vocally opposed the Russian-Indian deal.
Chemezov assured the state-of-art military hardware that India ordered was already being produced and that the delivery will be fully complete in 2025, just as the contract says. He wouldn’t elaborate on the shipment schedule. The Hindustan Times said its sources expected the first batch to arrive “in 16 to 18 months”.
The S-400 is Russia’s most advanced long-range air defense system meant to intercept enemy aircraft and missiles. The contract signed in October last year is for five S-400 batteries and is estimated to be worth $5.4 billion.
A similar deal between Russia and Turkey resulted in a major rift between Washington and Ankara. The US pressured its NATO ally not to buy the Russian weapon system, but failed to stop the purchase. It retaliated by kicking Turkey out of the F-35 fighter jet program, claiming it was necessary to protect the aircraft’s secrets from Russia.
Chemezov remarked that part of the appeal that Russian weapons have in the international market is that “we never impose political conditions”. Rostec, the state-owned company that he heads, is, among other things, a top mediator between Russian defense manufacturers and foreign clients through its subsidiary, Rosoboronexport.
Cold steel: Russia’s Kinzhal hypersonic missile ‘completes its first ARCTIC test’
RT.com 30 Nov, 2019 15:54
Russia’s new Kinzhal (‘Dagger’) air-launched hypersonic missile has been tested in freezing Arctic conditions. It successfully struck a land-based target in what was the maiden test of its kind, defense industry sources said.
The top-secret trials took place in mid-November at the Pemboi range in the north-western Komi Republic, one of the sources told TASS. The Russian region stretches beyond the Arctic Circle.
The missile was fired from a MiG-31K supersonic interceptor aircraft, which NATO calls ‘Foxhound.’ Kinzhal “reached the speed of Mach 10 (over 12,000kph),” another unnamed official told the agency.
Kinzhal is one of several hypersonic systems being prepared for service in the Russian Army. Russia has already successfully tested its Avangard glider, which is fitted on silo-based ICBMs. Plans have been outlined for the first Avangards to enter service before the end of the year. The development of the Zircon (Tsirkon) missile, designed to be launched from ships, is also currently in full swing.
Hypersonic weapons are said to be able to bypass any existing air defenses due to traveling several times faster than the speed of sound, and constantly maneuvering on their approach to the target.
Russia has been boosting its military presence in the Arctic in recent years, building and repairing bases and airfields, as well as deploying its newest hardware, including S-400 air defense systems, and frequently carrying out drills in the area.
The buildup started as a response to attempts by other regional players – Canada, Denmark, Norway, and the US – to lay claims to the Arctic due to its rich natural resources and strategic geographical position.
Post by TsarSamuil on Dec 12, 2019 17:57:18 GMT -5
Moscow to rearm ALL Northern Fleet units with S-400s to create anti-missile DOME over Russian Arctic.
RT.com 8 Dec, 2019 22:22
The anti-aircraft regiment of Russia’s Northern Fleet will be equipped with state-of-the-art S-400 air defense systems in the next few years to create an anti-missile dome able to thwart any enemy incursion, the Russian Navy said.
Russian anti-aircraft missile forces and radio-technical troops stationed in the Arctic are going through a comprehensive rearmament process, which will see Russia’s most advanced long-range air defense missile system being delivered to them, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev, the commander of Russia's Northern Fleet, said on Sunday.
All Russian military units in the region are set to be equipped with S-400s “over the coming years," he noted. The build-up will protect the Russian part of the Arctic with what Moiseev called “a de facto anti-missile dome,” effectively impenetrable for any type of weaponry, including enemy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles.
Russia has been boosting its military presence in the Arctic in recent years, building and repairing bases and airfields, as well as deploying its newest hardware and holding drills in response to increased military activity by Western nations in the resource-rich region, which has gained strategic importance due to its vast resources and geographic position.
The share of new technology and weaponry deployed with the Russian troops in the Arctic currently amounts to about 60 percent, Moiseev said.
In September, Russia deployed S-400 air defense systems to the Yuzhny Island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in northern Russia, further expanding the airspace under its control.
Post by TsarSamuil on Dec 12, 2019 17:58:33 GMT -5
World’s fastest supersonic cruise missiles, developed by Russia & India, to be purchased by Philippines next year – report.
RT.com 9 Dec, 2019 07:47
The Philippines is on course to become the first foreign nation to acquire BrahMos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile, which was jointly developed by India and Russia, according to a report.
“As far as the Philippines Army is concerned, the consensus on the BrahMos system is a done deal,” a source familiar with the talks told the Hindustan Times.
“Now, it’s all about the price negotiations and we hope the deal will be finalized next year.”
The source mentioned that New Delhi may offer a preferential loan to Manila for the purchase, and the cost will determine how many systems the Philippines will end up buying.
The Philippines Army confirmed its interest in purchasing the weapon to strengthen the nation’s coastal defenses in October. The land-based version of the BrahMos system was displayed at an arms expo in Manila last week. India has been in similar talks with other countries, including Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.
BrahMos was developed jointly by India and Russia, and is described as the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile. Aside from a land-based version, it can be launched from a jet, a ship or a submarine. Its upgraded model is said to have a range of up to 500km
New Delhi successfully test-fired the missile from a Su-30 aircraft last spring. The tests of the land-based and ship-based versions of BrahMos followed this fall.
Shooting drones: New Russian light anti-aircraft system makes it through final test (VIDEO)
RT.com 26 Dec, 2019 17:04
Russia's military has tested a new ultra-light anti-aircraft system, dubbed Gibka-S. The new vehicle passed the state trials with flying colors, knocking down mock targets with pinpoint accuracy.
Footage of the trials was released by Russia's Defense Ministry early on Thursday. The short video shows the Gibka-S vehicle firing missiles at several drone targets – and hitting all of them.
The light anti-aircraft system is basically a Russian Tigr armored car fitted with a state-of-art optical and electronic targeting system, as well as weaponry mount suitable for several man-portable anti-aircraft systems (MANPADS). During the trials, the vehicle was apparently fitted with Igla-type launchers, though it's said to be able to use any existing Russian-made systems of this sort.
Footage of the trials also shows another Tigr vehicle fitted with a small radar. Russia's military did not provide any information on this machine, but one can assume it is a support and command vehicle, used together with the Gibka-S.
The new machine is capable of firing its weaponry while traveling at speeds of up to 30 km/h (18.6 mph). Thus the car is able to provide cover for moving military units, knocking down any incoming low-flying targets without slowing down troops' advance.
Invincible weapon? Russia’s advanced HYPERSONIC GLIDER Avangard now in military service.
RT.com 27 Dec, 2019 10:51
The advanced Russian nuclear hypersonic glider entered combat service on Friday with the first regiment of Avangard-armed missiles now operational, the defense minister reported.
Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who reported the development to President Putin on Friday, said Avangard deployment was “a signatory event for the country and the armed forces.”
The Russian military armed legacy silo-based UR-100N ICBMs, also known as the Stiletto, with the cutting-edge warheads meant to penetrate heavy anti-ballistic missile defenses.
The glider is one of several weapons systems meant to boost Russian nuclear deterrence, which were announced by President Vladimir Putin last year. The build-up is meant to counter Washington’s development of ABM technologies, which Russia sees as a national threat.
The Russian president believes Russia’s nuclear forces need to be strong enough to dissuade any temptation that US military strategists may have to deliver a pre-emptive strike against Russia during a possible crisis. The missile regiment is reportedly deployed in the Orenburg region.
Avangard has reportedly been in development since at least the mid-1980s, with first tests coming sometime around 2004. The specifications and even the appearance of the top-secret weapon remain classified. Russian officials said it can maintain controlled flight through the atmosphere at speeds of up to Mach 20.
Unconfirmed reports claim that the nuclear device it can deliver may be as powerful as 2 megatons, which would be considered overkill for traditional modern nuclear warheads.
Post by TsarSamuil on Jan 10, 2020 14:25:48 GMT -5
Baghdad revived deal to buy Russian S-300 following US strikes – Iraq’s Security & Defense Committee chairman.
RT.com 9 Jan, 2020 14:45
Baghdad has reached out to Moscow again after it suffered American bombings on its soil, a high-ranked lawmaker revealed, saying the resumed deal focuses on the time-tested S-300 air defense systems.
The US attacks on Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), known in Arabic as Hashd al-Shaabi, prompted the Iraqi government “to resume negotiations regarding the S-300 deal,” Mohammad Ridha, chairman of Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defense Committee, told Sputnik on Thursday.
The US military have launched the air strikes against the PMU units in late December, blaming them for an attack that killed an American civilian contractor. The Shia militia force, backed by Iran, later said it lost 25 fighters.
It started a vicious chain of events, beginning with fiery anti-American demonstrations near the US Embassy in Baghdad. Though no one from the US diplomatic staff was hurt, the Pentagon responded with brute force, killing a top Iranian general, who they said masterminded the unrest, and ratcheting up tensions around Iran.
Now, Ridha said he’s unaware of the stage the talks are currently in, but mentioned the deal was greenlighted by Iraqi leadership. In his view, the prospective purchase won’t sit well with the Americans: “We await US opposition on this issue.”
Washington has piled enormous pressure on nations that have bought Russian-made air defense systems, or considering buying them. Turkey has been targeted with an array of US penalties for procuring the S-400, while India, another prospective operator of the system, faces similar ramifications.
TsarSamuil: Medicines aren't allowed to be sold on the market without a 15 year trial period, to determine short n long term effects. Sputnik just turned 1 year, others not even that, just months, how can we determine long term effects without the data from long term
Aug 24, 2021 11:22:20 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: exposure? Does anyone have a time machine to go 14 years or so into the future n come back n say whether we have good vaccines? Fear makes world abandon its own standards..Besides, vaccines for other illnesses that have been developed for YEARS actually
Aug 24, 2021 11:23:40 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: help. These covid vaccines are literally SHIT, why else do they demand you take 1, 2 n now 3 shots? The problem is also a disease becomes resilient if u administer a weak vaccine that doesn't do the job proper. Allow illness to survive just makes it strong
Aug 24, 2021 11:25:04 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: instead if we go by the book, we should all wait for a really good vaccine to take out the illness for good. Now...we may never get rid of it..but understandably the world economy has a hard time dealing with lock downs, but that is just needless panic
Aug 24, 2021 11:27:06 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: why Swe had fared well with country not being locked down? Because they are cold people, keeping distance was the thing before covid-19 was ever heard of, I hope world doesn't become like that, but some could use a little common sense n change in behavior.
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:12 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: It's no wonder covid hits so many Arabs in the country, stupid bastards..
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:38 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: If I go to H&M a new shirt, if an Arab wants to buy a pair of pants, not only is his whole family along, his friends, even his freaking grandmother is along n all chattering along in a big dumb group of ignorance..
Aug 24, 2021 11:33:05 GMT -5
Boro: Thx for the response. I'm not sure... It seems the vaccines work, at least people aren't dying of Covid. Those who get ill have a problem, it's not "just a flu". Maybe it's from a chinese laboratory, who knows...
Aug 24, 2021 13:46:55 GMT -5
Boro: I agree regarding Arabs..
Aug 24, 2021 13:50:39 GMT -5
Boro: Be glad, Sweden isn't overpopulated.
Aug 24, 2021 14:11:49 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: true, vaccines do help somewhat, maybe better than nothing..I hope in 2022 we can come out of this nightmare..
Aug 24, 2021 15:38:24 GMT -5
Boro: Horrible times, indeed.
Aug 24, 2021 15:47:41 GMT -5