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Russian observers to inspect UK military sites – Nuclear Risk Reduction Center chief

Russian military experts are planning to conduct an inspection of UK military sites and activity, amid ongoing military exercises in Scotland, the head of the National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, Sergey Ryzhkov, has announced. Despite the spike in tensions between London and Moscow, experts from the NNRC, which is a part of Russia’s Defense Ministry, plan to visit the country ...

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Germany shouldn’t buy the F-35, Europe needs military independence – Airbus Defense CEO

The CEO of Airbus Defense urged Europe to keep its military independence and warned Germany not to procure F-35s from the US, arguing it would kill the Franco-German effort to build their own fifth-generation jet. “As soon as Germany becomes an F-35 nation, cooperation on all combat aircraft issues with France is dead,” Dirk Hoke, the CEO of Airbus Defense ...

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Demand for Russian military hardware soars

Orders for Russian-made weaponry surged significantly in 2017 with Russia’s state weapons exporter clinching deals worth $ 15 billion with 53 nations, according to the company’s director general and CEO Aleksandr Mikheev. The company’s order portfolio saw fresh growth after a 2016 decline, when Rosoboronexport signed contracts worth just $ 9.5 billion. The current stock of orders is reportedly valued ...

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Syria intercepted many of 100+ missiles launched at its civilian, military objects – Russia

The majority of rockets fired in Syria by the UK, US, and France were intercepted by Syrian air defense systems, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Russian air defense units were not involved in repelling the attack. The warplanes and vessels of the US and its allies launched over 100 cruise missiles and air-surface missiles on Syrian civil and military facilities, ...

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Russia’s military options to counter US strike in Syria (PHOTOS)

With the US and Russia engaged in a public row over the consequences of a possible American attack against Syria, the capabilities that Moscow has to respond to it are a major question. Washington threatened military action against the Syrian government in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, which incidentally happened exactly a year after the first ...

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Military jet trainer crashes in Russia, pilots ejected – Russian MoD

Published time: 12 Apr, 2018 08:54 A Russian military Yakovlev Yak-130 jet has crashed in eastern Russia, 600 kilometers from Moscow. No casualties have been reported, according to Russian Defense Ministry. On Thursday morning, the plane – known under NATO classification as Mitten – went down during a training flight in the city of Borisoglebsk in Voronezh Region, eastern Russia. Both ...

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Kremlin calls for restraint in ‘already fragile’ Syria as West eyes military options

Moscow has warned against doing anything that could “further destabilize” Syria as the situation heats up in the region. The call comes as Western powers consider a military response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria. Read more “As before, we still hope that all sides will avoid any steps that a) are not really provoked by anything, and b) ...

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180+ killed as military plane crashes in Algeria (WATCH LIVE)

At least 181 people were killed when an Algerian military plane crashed shortly after taking off from an army airport in the north of the country, local officials confirmed. Credit: Dzair News TV The jet was carrying more than 200 servicemen, according to media reports. An Algerian military source told Al-Hadath broadcaster that there were no survivors from the plane ...

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Head of Duma defense committee promises military response to any US aggression in Syria

The head of the Duma defense committee and former commander of Russian airborne troops has said Moscow would take all measures, including military ones, in response to a possible US strike on government forces in Syria. “The double standard policy has overstepped all possible boundaries. At this point, the [pro-Putin parliamentary majority] United Russia party must responsibly state that we ...

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