• newUS Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian ship; 4 Mideast close calls this week
    SOURCE: FOX NEWS A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired three warning shots at an Iranian ship that sailed within 200 yards in the Northern Persian Gulf Wednesday after one of four close calls this week involving U.S. and Iranian vessels, a U.S. offic…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 8:36pm -
  • newChina’s Mars mission: A red flag on the Red Planet
    SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES China’s announcement this week of its intention to fly the red flag on Mars in 2020 would not raise many eyebrows because of the four-year deadline Beijing has set for the mission. After its first Mars shot was aborted in 20…
    - 3 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 8:15pm -
  • newMan who ‘stole’ Scorpene papers was fired while working in India
    SOURCE: TNN ‘The Australian’ newspaper uploaded on Thursday a fresh tranche of leaked documents relating to information about the operating instructions of the underwater warfare system of the sixScorpene submarines being built by French firm DC…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 7:10pm -
  • newTalks only on Pak. vacating PoK, terror: India
    SOURCE: THE HINDU Hardening its position on talks, New Delhi has sent another letter to Islamabad outlining the need for talks on its “core concern” of battling terror emanating from Pakistan that targets “not just India, but other countries in…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 6:38pm -
  • newScorpene submarine documents leak not a big worry: Parrikar
    SOURCE: TNN Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday played down the Scorpene leak saying its a “not big worry”, but there are few pockets of concerns because the ministry is assuming the worst case scenario.The defence minister said that the…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 6:37pm -
  • newIndian Army: Adopting ‘Deep Operations’ Doctrine
    SOURCE:  Col JK Achuthan / The Northlines In hostile interactions between nations, there are ‘no rules’ for the Victors till the status quo has been established. India is a continental country and should, therefore, have a realistic outlook and…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 3:48pm -
  • newChina and India to oust Russia from Syria?
    SOURCE: Pravda.Ru Bashar al-Assad’s Syria is not isolated anymore. Russia, China and India have supported the Syrian president in many ways, and it is clear that Syria is close to the end of the war, while the powers that be get ready to snatch up…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 3:48pm -
  • newBefore Balochistan
    SOURCE: ENS On Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that his government would speak up against human rights violations by the Pakistan government in Balochistan. The sudden interest in the human rights situation in that restive pr…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 3:47pm -
  • newPolicies Of President Barack Obama Helped India: US Official
    SOURCE: NDTV The changing demographics of the US does not support the views of the Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, a former senior US official today said even as he termed “restraint” as the leitmotif of President’s Obama polic…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 3:47pm -
  • newDon’t carry liquor while travelling in dry Bihar, Army warns personnel
    SOURCE: ENS THE ARMY has warned both serving and retired military personnel not to carry liquor while travelling in Bihar, after some of its personnel were arrested for violating the state government’s prohibition law. The Canteen Services Director…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 3:47pm -
  • newPakistan Army wins international sniping competition in Beijing
    SOURCE: DAWN Pakistan Army soldiers have won an international sniping and shooting competition in Beijing, said the Inter-Services Public Relations on Thursday. The team representing Pakistan Army secured first position in all individual and team eve…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 3:47pm -
  • newScorpene submarine leak: Setback, not calamity
    SOURCE: TNN BLOGS What should remain under water should not have entered cyber space. That said, profuse details of India’s Scorpene submarine being built in France leaking online is a setback, not a calamity. Even today, the capacity to detect sub…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 3:47pm -
  • newPakistan Partying with jihadis
    SOURCE: DAWN FOR many years now, the Pakistani military has been criticised for supporting violent jihadi groups. And liberals can be forgiven for having strong feelings on the subject. During the 1990s, when the Kashmir insurgency was in full swing,…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 3:47pm -
  • newChinese chequers: Why India needs to think through its policy on Gilgit-Baltistan and POK
    SOURCE: SCROLL “Uska hal bhi hoga [That problem too would be solved],” said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday, referring to the so-called Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Aksai Chin, parts of Jammu and Kashmir that a…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 3:47pm -
  • newPakistan has proved time and again that ‘it cannot be trusted’: Former Indian Army Chief
    SOURCE: ANI Analysing the factors that has brought the Indo-Pak ties to a new low, General Deepak Kapoor (retd), 23rd Chief of Army Staff, on Thursday said the first and foremost which comes to one’s mind is the lack of trust, adding that Pakistan…
    - 9 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 1:55pm -

The Economic Times Defence

Sputnik International

United Press International

  • Lockheed Martin gets max $10B contract for Air Force C-130J production

    Lockheed Martin gets max $10B contract for Air Force C-130J production

    Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has received a U.S. Air Force contract worth a maximum of $10 billion for C-130J production support.
    - 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 7:57pm -
  • State Dept. approves $60 million arms sale to Afghanistan

    State Dept. approves $60 million arms sale to Afghanistan

    Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a proposed $60 million sale of machine guns, rifles and other weapons, training and equipment to Afghanistan.
    - 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 6:49pm -
  • Air Force tags LMI for environmental remediation support
    Richard TomkinsTYSONS, Va., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- LMI, a government consultancy, has received a one-year task order to support U.S. Air Force environmental remediation efforts.
    - 8 days ago 18 Aug 16, 11:19pm -
  • Britain orders third Zephyr-S UAV for testing program

    Britain orders third Zephyr-S UAV for testing program

    Richard TomkinsLONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Britain's Ministry of Defense has ordered a third solar-powered Zephyr-S unmanned aerial vehicle from Airbus Defense and Space.
    - 8 days ago 18 Aug 16, 11:19pm -
  • Lithuania receives surplus vehicles from the Netherlands

    Lithuania receives surplus vehicles from the Netherlands

    Richard TomkinsVILNIUS, Lithuania, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Lithuania is touting its bilateral military partnership with the Netherlands, which has resulted in the procurement of surplus military vehicles.
    - 8 days ago 18 Aug 16, 9:02pm -
  • Raytheon manufactures launchers for Norwegian missile

    Raytheon manufactures launchers for Norwegian missile

    Richard TomkinsLOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Launchers for Kongsberg's Naval Strike Missile are to be built in the United States by Raytheon.
    - 8 days ago 18 Aug 16, 6:16pm -
  • Pelican BioThermal intros blood carrier for troops

    Pelican BioThermal intros blood carrier for troops

    Richard TomkinsMINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Golden Hour Medic, a critical-care blood transport container for soldiers on the battlefield, has been launched by Minnesota-headquartered Pelican BioThermal.
    - 9 days ago 17 Aug 16, 10:16pm -
  • Lockheed inaugurates T-50A ground-training facility

    Lockheed inaugurates T-50A ground-training facility

    Richard TomkinsGREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has inaugurated its ground-based training facility for the T-50A advanced trainer and light attack aircraft being offered to the U.S. Air Force.
    - 9 days ago 17 Aug 16, 8:16pm -
  • Air Force orders 30 more MQ-9 Reapers

    Air Force orders 30 more MQ-9 Reapers

    Richard TomkinsWASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. will produce 30 additional MQ-9 Reapers for the U.S. Air Force by May of 2019 under $370 million contract.
    - 9 days ago 17 Aug 16, 6:02pm -
  • Elbit launches Skylark UAV variant

    Elbit launches Skylark UAV variant

    Richard TomkinsHAIFA, Israel, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Elbit Systems reports its development of Skylark C, a highly autonomous miniature unmanned aircraft system for maritime use.
    - 9 days ago 17 Aug 16, 5:48pm -
  • Britain awards MBDA $239M for ASRAAM missiles for F-35s

    Britain awards MBDA $239M for ASRAAM missiles for F-35s

    Allen ConeLONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Britain has awarded a $239 million contract to missile maker MBDA to equip its new F-35 fighter jets with new Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missiles.
    - 10 days ago 16 Aug 16, 10:55pm -
  • Modernized Russian bombers will be able to fly in the stratosphere

    Modernized Russian bombers will be able to fly in the stratosphere

    Nikolai Litovkin, Russia Beyond the Headlines At the end of 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry will receive the first delivery of the renewed NK-32 engines for the Tu-160M2 strategic missile-carrying bombers.
    - 10 days ago 16 Aug 16, 7:50pm -
  • Saab expands in Denmark

    Saab expands in Denmark

    Richard TomkinsLINKOPING, Sweden, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Sweden's Saab is opening a new office in Denmark as it continues to expand its high-tech defense and security communications business in the country.
    - 10 days ago 16 Aug 16, 6:20pm -
  • Navy accepts new Littoral Combat Ship

    Navy accepts new Littoral Combat Ship

    Richard TomkinsMARINETTE, Wis., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has accepted delivery of a seventh Littoral Combat Ship -- the future USS Detroit, built by a Lockheed Martin team.
    - 10 days ago 16 Aug 16, 6:04pm -
  • Lockheed Martin gets $112 million Aegis modernization contract modification

    Lockheed Martin gets $112 million Aegis modernization contract modification

    Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training has received a $112 million U.S. Navy contract modification for the fiscal 2016 Aegis Modernization program.
    - 11 days ago 15 Aug 16, 11:01pm -

IHS Jane's 360

  • newUS Department of State approves possible USD60 million arms package for Afghanistan
    The US Department of State has approved a possible USD60 million sale of military equipment to Afghanistan under the Department of Defense's (DoD's) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme, according to a 18 August press release by the Defense Securit…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newTaliban intensify attacks in northern Afghanistan
    The Taliban have stepped up their attacks in Afghanistan's northern provinces of Kunduz and Takhar in a move that highlights the group's capability to expand its area of operations beyond the east and south of the country by executing co-ordinated of…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newBAE Systems tops UK suppliers list
    BAE Systems has topped the list suppliers to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) over the past year, according to data published by the London-based ministry on 25th August. The ministry's spend with the UK-based defence giant was some GBP3.67 billion…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newRaytheon introduces cyber management tool for EWPMT programme
    Raytheon has developed the Cyber and Electromagnetic Battle Management (CEBM) system to support the US Army's Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT). CEBM is aimed at providing a shared situational understanding of electronic warfar…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newBoeing wins contract for RNZAF P-3K2 Orion UWISR upgrade
    Key Points Boeing will deliver the Underwater Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance capability package for New Zealand's P-3K2 Orion fleet New Zealand companies Safe Air, Beca, and Marops Limited will be involved in supporting the acquisit…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newAustralian DoD issues warning to DCNS following data leak
    DCNS Group, the French shipbuilder selected to lead Australia's Future Submarine programme in April, has received a warning from the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) following a substantial leak of technical data relating to the company's Scorp…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newColombian government, FARC announce final peace agreement
    The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have reached a final agreement towards ending a bloody war ongoing since the 1960s, the parties announced on 24 August. "We have reached a final accord, complete and defi…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newViolent risks intelligence bulletin - 26 August 2016
    Americas Bolivia - 25 August 2016: In Panduro, La Paz, Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes was taken hostage by protesting mining co-operative workers and beaten to death. Colombia - 25 August 2016: President Juan Manuel Santos announced that…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newF-35 programme remains at risk at SDD conclusion, chief Pentagon test official warns
    Key Points The Pentagon's director of operational testing has warned that the F-35 programme is still at risk of failing to deliver its full combat capability at the conclusion of SDD The USAF and the USMC have declared IOC with interim 3i combat s…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newStalemate likely to prevail in Yemen in three-month outlook despite US and Saudi efforts to restart negotiations
    Key Points The failure of UN-brokered Yemeni peace negotiations in Kuwait which ended on 7 August is unlikely to lead to either side breaking the stalemate on the ground in north Yemen in the three-month outlook. During this period, IHS Jane's asse…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newGAO warns of capability gaps after USAF A-10 retirement
    Key Points GAO has raised concerns about lost mission capability if the A-10 is retired CSAR-Sandy and FAC(A) are two mission sets that could be weakened if the USAF divests the aircraft Congressional auditors have raised concerns about potential…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newThailand's first M58 patrol boat completes sea trials in preparation for delivery
    Samutprakarn-based shipbuilder Marsun has completed a series of sea trials on the country's first M58 patrol boat Laemsing (561) in preparation for delivery to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), the company confirmed with IHS Jane's on 26 August. The trials…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newKongsberg reports strong earnings growth in Q2
    Norwegian defence and marine technology company Kongsberg Gruppen published its second quarter of 2016 (Q2) financial results on 26 August, showing sales performance broadly in line with recent trends, but strong growth in earnings. In the three mon…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newURC Systems readies RCIED jammers for Bangladesh Army
    Czech electronic warfare system producer URC Systems has teamed with local firm Radiant Corporation to supply the Bangladesh Army with its STAR Light 3E jammers. The jammers - designed to counter threats such as radio-controlled improvised explosive…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newNew Zealand secures local involvement in Orion upgrade programme
    New Zealand's project to upgrade the systems onboard its Lockheed Martin P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) will involve several local companies contracted through government's programme to promote local industrial engagement. The New Zealan…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newUS to deliver first AH-6i helos to Saudi Arabia 'as soon as possible'
    The US government is making the final preparations for the shipment of 24 Boeing AH-6i Little Bird light attack and reconnaissance helicopters to Saudi Arabia, with a solicitation for their transportation being posted on the Federal Business Opportun…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • newTurkey heads off Kurdish advance with Syria incursion
    Turkish military forces entered Syria on 24 August to take control of the border town of Jarabulus before it could be secured by Syrian Kurdish forces that are supported by the US-led coalition. The Turkish government said it launched Operation 'Eup…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • North Korea releases footage of SLBM launch
    North Korea's state-run Uriminzokkiri website has released video footage of what is believed to be the 24 August test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The site also shows images of the missile, thought to be a Pukkuksong-1 (a…
    - 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 5:30pm -
  • USAF F-15s to help protect Bulgarian airspace
    The US Air Force (USAF) is to temporarily bolster the air defences of Bulgaria by committing a pair of Boeing F-15C Eagle combat aircraft to joint patrols with Bulgarian Air Force (Bulgarski Voenno Vazdushni Sili: BuAF) MiG-29 'Fulcrum' fighters. Th…
    - 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 5:30pm -
  • China continues to invest in carrier support capabilities
    China's investment in its aircraft carrier programme continues with the construction of a second Daguan-class auxiliary ship. The first of class, Xu Xiake (pennant number 88), was introduced into service in 2011 and has accompanied the carrier Liaon…
    - 2 days ago 25 Aug 16, 7:30am -
  • Double IED attack kills one person in Thailand's Pattani
    ONE person was killed and 30 others - including security forces personnel - were wounded when two improvised explosive devices (IEDs), emplaced by suspected southern separatist militants, detonated shortly after one another in the town of Pattani in…
    - 2 days ago 25 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • Attack on American University in Afghanistan's capital likely indicates expansion of insurgent target set to educational institutions
    EVENT Unidentified gunmen carried out an assault on the American University in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 24 August. A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device breached the university compound and two gunmen held out against security forces for eight h…
    - 2 days ago 25 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • Colombian peace agreement likely to cement reduction in FARC-related violence benefitting state security forces and infrastructure
    Key Points Polls suggest the referendum will be approved and the government is likely to give itself enough flexibility to approve the deal in the case of a "no" vote. The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC)'s demobilisation will cem…
    - 2 days ago 25 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • Afghanistan receives final MD 530F helo
    The Afghan Air Force (AAF) received its final MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior ('Jengi' [Warrior]) light attack platforms on 25 August, the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing (AEW)/Train, Advise, Assist Command - Air (TAAC-Air) announced.…
    - 2 days ago 25 Aug 16, 5:30am -
  • France carries out large SCALP-EG attack on targets in Syria
    The French Air Force launched a large strike against Islamic State targets in Syria using only MBDA SCALP-EG cruise missiles on 21 August. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the raid involved four Rafale multirole fighters, four Mirage 2000D jets, a…
    - 2 days ago 25 Aug 16, 5:30am -

Russia Beyond The Headlines

  • newPutin, Erdogan note importance of joint efforts in anti-terrorism fight
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed in a phone conversation the situation in Syria, the Kremlin press service said on Friday.The conversation was held at the initiative of the Turkish sid…
    - 3 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 7:41pm -
  • newCould Syria cause a Russian-Turkish rift, again?
    Relations between Russia and Turkey appear to be on the mend after the crisis sparked by the Turkish air force downing a Russian jet in November 2015. New developments in Syria, however, have led to suggestions that the rapprochement could be in dang…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 7:11pm -
  • newRussia, Japan working on peace treaty in Moscow — Foreign Ministry
    A session of the third round of the Russian-Japanese negotiations on the peace treaty problem has been held in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry informed on Friday."The Russian delegation was led by Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, and the…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 7:09pm -
  • new‘New milestone’ in BRICS cooperation against disasters: Rijiju
    Ministers from the five BRICS countries resolved to set up a dedicated Joint Task Force for Disaster Risk Management, which would hold regular dialogue and exchanges while extending mutual support and collaboration among each other, Kiren Rijiju, Ind…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 6:54pm -
  • newLittle known, great Russian video games
    Russian gamers themselves have a somewhat sceptical attitude towards locally produced video games. As Dmitry Nozhnin, a developer, recalled in a 2013 article, the less reputable stores used to sell some Russian games, packed in boxes carrying English…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 4:19pm -
  • newRussia keeps coal production outlook for 2016 at 390 mln tonnes
    Russia’s Energy Ministry is keeping its 2016 coal production outlook at 390 mln tonnes (4% increase), Minister Anatoly Yanovsky said Friday."We expect production at around 390 mln tonnes of coal versus 373 (mln tonnes - TASS) last year," he said.…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 4:15pm -
  • new25 years post-USSR, in what shape is Russia’s fleet?
    The Russian Navy has been conducting combat operations against ISIS terrorists in Syria since October 2015. The fight against terrorism is fast becoming one of the navy's priorities and unprecedented funds are being invested today in building new shi…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 4:05pm -
  • newRussia, Japan commend joint military drills, naval cooperation — ministry
    Russia’s Deputy Minister of Defense Anatoly Antonov and Japan’s Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuki discussed the two countries’ military ties, and commended the practice of holding joint military drills and cooperation between Russian and Jap…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 4:01pm -
  • newRussia, China and India must play a leading role in greater Eurasia
    Russia’s economic presence in the Asia-Pacific region for a long time has been limited by a number of external and internal factors, such as the presence of U.S. influence in the region, relatively weak level of infrastructural development in Russi…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 3:24pm -
  • newAlrosa to hold diamond auction on verge of Eastern Economic Forum
    Russia’s diamond miner Alrosa will hold an international auction of raw diamonds of special sizes with the weight over 10 carats and a diamond tender on the verge of the second Eastern Economic Forum."Auctions will be held on the verge of the sec…
    - 8 hours ago 26 Aug 16, 3:15pm -
  • Putin: Decision to suspend Russian Paralympic team humiliates IPC
    The suspension of Russian Paralympic athletes humiliates the IPC, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a state awards ceremony on Thursday."I am sorry for those who make such decisions. They cannot fail to understand that it is humiliating for…
    - 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 4:16pm -
  • Foreign students learn Russian from Moscow grannies
    Pensioners in the Russian capital will help foreign students to study Russian from September onward, as part of a new project, according to a report by the online publication M24 (in Russian).Project co-founder Svetlana Pavshintseva explained tha…
    - 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 4:03pm -
  • Russia's Sberbank sees some signs of economy stabilization
    Russia’s largest savings bank Sberbank sees some signs of stabilization of the national economy amid rising oil prices and the strengthening of the ruble, head of Sberbank German Gref said as quoted by the bank’s press service.This makes it pos…
    - 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 3:58pm -
  • No plans for Russia to use Yemeni air bases
    Russia will not deploy its aircraft and equipment in Yemen, an anonymous source in the military-industrial complex has told RIR, despite media reports to the contrary."This is another civil war-torn country," the source said. "You'll need to transf…
    - 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 2:23pm -
  • 161 agreements to be signed at second Eastern Economic Forum — ministry
    161 agreements to the amount of nearly 1.6 trillion rubles ($24.5 bln) are expected to be signed at the Eastern Economic Forum, press service of the Far East Development Ministry told TASS on Wednesday."161 agreements to the amount of about 1.6 tri…
    - 1 day ago 25 Aug 16, 2:17pm -
  • North-South Corridor may soon replace Suez Canal
    The latest trilateral summit of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia in Baku has indicated the powers' intention to boost strategic cooperation and accelerate the development of the North-South International Transport Corridor project."A huge flow of goods…
    - 2 days ago 25 Aug 16, 2:40am -
  • Moscow International Auto Show 2016
    A boy closes the driver's door of a Russian Lada company 'Vesta' model during the Moscow International Auto Show – MIAS (2016) in Moscow, Russia.
    - 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 9:10pm -
  • Lavrov, Kerry discuss coordinated struggle against terrorists in Syria
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry held a telephone conversation on Wednesday to discuss the outlook for concerted action against terrorists in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said."There has been a discuss…
    - 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 8:16pm -
  • Ukraine’s first president acknowledges Crimea as part of Russia
    First Ukrainian President, Leonid Kravchuk, has admitted Crimea is part of Russia."In actual fact, it (Crimea) is already Russia," Kravchuk told Ukraine’s UNN News Agency when asked when one could expect the Black Sea peninsula and part of the Do…
    - 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 8:11pm -
  • 11-year-old Indian boy set to conquer Mount Elbrus
    A few hours before catching the flight to Mineralnye Vody, a town in Southern Russia, from where 11-year-old Aryan Balaji will begin his historic adventure to Elbrus peak, the young boy Aryan was enjoying his chicken tikka sandwich in a cafe in South…
    - 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 7:19pm -
  • BRICS establishes joint task force for disaster risk management
    The meeting served as the starting point to develop early warning systems and to help each other in disaster management.BRICS nations have resolved to set up a dedicated Joint Task Force for disaster risk management in order to broaden regul…
    - 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 4:52pm -
  • Russia initiates BRICS programme to support women entrepreneurs
    The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Women Parliamentarians Forum, held in the Indian city of Jaipur (200 kms from New Delhi) on August 20 and 21, saw the Russian delegation initiating a proposal to develop an entrepreneurship suppo…
    - 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 3:39pm -
  • Russian minister promises support to any private investor in Far East
    Amendments to the procedure of selecting and supporting investment projects on the Far East will make possible for any private investor to receive administrative support and official status of a participant in the state socioeconomic development prog…
    - 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 3:31pm -
  • Russia postponing privatization of oil companies
    The Russian government has decided it will postpone the privatization of Bashneft, one of the country's largest oil companies, from the previously scheduled period of September-October 2016 to a later date, stated Igor Shuvalov, Russian First Deputy…
    - 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 3:11pm -
  • Russia offers Italy help dealing with quake aftermath
    Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi over the human losses as a result of a devastating earthquake in the country’s central regions, the Kremlin press service reported on Wednesday.…
    - 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 3:00pm -
  • Russia, India discuss Superjet-100 deal, production of Il-114
    Russia and India are in talks over future purchases of Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet-100 airliner, Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Aleksandr Potapov told Russian media in New Delhi in the wake of last week’s session of the Russian-Indian working gr…
    - 2 days ago 24 Aug 16, 2:36pm -
  • Kudankulam NPP performance lauded
    The performance is excellent“I am very happy to share that we have recently completed 175 days of continuous operation of Unit 1 and its performance is excellent,” R. S. Sundar, KNPP site director, told journalists.  Speaking on the occasio…
    - 3 days ago 24 Aug 16, 2:40am -
  • Ostankino TV tower
    A lightning over the Ostankino TV tower in Moscow.
    - 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 9:24pm -
  • Moscow, Tehran negotiating supply of Ansat, Ka-226T helicopters to Iran
    The Russian Helicopters holding (subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation) is in negotiations with the Iranian colleagues on the supply of the light helicopters Ansat and Kamov Ka-226T for Iran’s Health Ministry, Deputy Director General of the holdin…
    - 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 6:59pm -
  • Russia to appeal CAS ruling in Swiss Supreme Court — lawyer
    The Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) will try to appeal against the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on banning Russians from the 2016 Paralympic Games in the Supreme Court of Switzerland, but Russian athletes will not compete i…
    - 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 5:10pm -
  • China, “grown up,” looks to enter the Syrian equation
    China and Syria have recently discussed the possibility of Chinese military instructors training army personnel in Damascus.Guan Youfei, Director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China's Central Military Commission, said on A…
    - 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 4:05pm -
  • CAS rejects Russian appeal against Paralympics ban decision
    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday dismissed the appeal filed by the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) against the decision to ban Russian athletes from next month’s Paralympic Games in Rio.The decision was rendered by Governing…
    - 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 4:01pm -
  • New Armata armour to help city fight more efficiently
    The wheels and tracks of the latest domestic armoured vehicles set on the Armata platform, including a new tank, will be equipped with additional protection. The Russian Research Institute (NII) is working on designs to develop additional safety fea…
    - 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 3:29pm -
  • Russian soldier who killed family in Armenia sentenced to life
    Russian serviceman Valery Permyakov who killed a family of seven in Armenia’s second largest city Gyumri in January last year was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.The verdict was announced by the court of the first instance in northwestern…
    - 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 3:25pm -
  • How the West took the Olympics away from Hellenic ideals
    The legendary American athlete Jesse Owens won four gold medals and broke four world records at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. According to Olympic lore, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler refused to congratulate Owens because of his race.Well, that’s not…
    - 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 2:51pm -
  • Russian planes’ flights from Iranian base not suspended — official
    The flights of Russian warplanes from the Iranian airbase in Hamedan have not been suspended, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday."The flights haven’t been suspended. Iran and Russia are allies in the fight against terrorism,"…
    - 3 days ago 23 Aug 16, 2:49pm -
  • A dot on the map: The best photos of rural Russia
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  • Russia to screen four movies at BRICS film festival in India
    Russia will present four feature motion pictures at the first BRICS International Film Festival scheduled to be held in New Delhi on September 2-6, the Cultural Advisor at the Russian Embassy in India Nana Mgeladze informed TASS on Monday.The cultu…
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  • Call of the Wild animal shelter
    A volunteer pets a dog in the Call of the Wild animal shelter in Odintsovo District. 
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  • Navalny to seek participation in 2018 presidential polls
    Anti-corruption blogger-turned opposition activist Aleksey Navalny has reportedly asked the Supreme Court to cancel his 2013 conviction of embezzlement so as to remove the legislative ban that prevents him from participating in the 2018 presidential…
    - 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 5:14pm -
  • Russia's Roscosmos plans to create new super-heavy rocket by 2023
    The Roscosmos state corporation has started designing a new super-heavy-class rocket, the Izvestia daily reported.The paper said the rocket will be created in 5-7 years."With Roscosmos rocket systems general designer Alexander Medvedev, we have b…
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  • Russia prefers mini-hydropower stations in remote areas
    Russia will soon launch several projects to build mini-hydropower plants, in an attempt to resolve the problem of power supply to remote regions of the country. At the end of July 2016, the BRICS New Development Bank's Board of Directors (NDB) agreed…
    - 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 4:29pm -
  • Russia, Saudi Arabia coordinate positions on Middle East settlement
    Moscow and Riyadh are inclined to conciliate their positions, both bilateral and within various international platforms, in a move to resolve Middle Eastern conflicts, a representative of Russia’s Foreign Ministry said following the meetings of the…
    - 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 4:08pm -
  • Gorodets, the capital of Russian handicrafts on the Volga River
    Gorodets appeared thanks to Prince Yury Dolgorukiy, the founder of Moscow, as a fortress for defending the eastern frontiers of his principality in 1152. The settlement was named Gorodets, which means “a small stockaded town.”As there was an a…
    - 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 3:48pm -
  • Iran plans negotiations with Russia on purchase of Sukhoi fighters
    Iran will not need additional air defence systems after getting from Russia the S-300 anti-aircraft missile defence systems and commissioning Iran’s similar system Bavar (Belief) 373. Therefore, Iran's Ministry of Defence intends to focus on negoti…
    - 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 3:34pm -
  • Russia and Iran have no military alliance for Syria conflict
    The appearance of Russian aircraft and pilots at the Iranian Khamadan airbase is not an accident and is not related only to the liberation of Aleppo. It was preceded by an entire chain of events bearing witness to the formation of a completely new co…
    - 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 3:19pm -
  • Russia, China agree plans of Joint Sea-2016 international drills
    The final conference on the preparation for the Russian-Chinese naval exercise Joint Sea-2016, which will be held in China from September 12 to 19, has been held in the city of Zhanjiang (China).The sides agreed on the plans of the maneuvers and cu…
    - 4 days ago 22 Aug 16, 2:58pm -
  • Rogozin’s unannounced visit to boost India ties
    Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. He conveyed President Vladimir Putin’s greetings to the Prime Minister and briefed him on the progress in ongoing projects between India and…
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  • For a Chukchi, life in Russia's Far North is harsh
    From Moscow to reach Anadyr, the administrative centre of Chukotka, you need to fly over six thousand kilometres due east. The temperature in Anadyr, in the heart of the permafrost and icy winds blowing from the Arctic Ocean and the Barents Sea, reac…
    - 5 days ago 21 Aug 16, 11:30am -
  • How the West used radical Islam and unleashed global terror
    If you are outraged by the spate of terror attacks that have occurred in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, you are entirely justified. However, do not forget that it is western policies in the Middle East that created the conditions for the growth of…
    - 6 days ago 20 Aug 16, 12:30pm -

  • Canada’s New Armored Cubs Gear Up at Gagetown

    Canada’s New Armored Cubs Gear Up at Gagetown

    Following rigorous testing and delays that lasted almost two years, Canada is renewing its battlefield reconnaissance and tactical armored vehicle fleet, with the first shipment of Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) this month.
    - 3 days ago 24 Aug 16, 4:26am -
  • German Infantry Fighting Vehicles for Lithuania will get Israeli Turrets, Missiles

    German Infantry Fighting Vehicles for Lithuania will get Israeli Turrets, Missiles

    Armored Lithuania confirmed this week its order for 88 Boxer 8x8 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) armored vehicles signed with the German consortium ARTEC. The Lithuanian military will call this vehicle ‘Vilkas’, which means ‘wolf.' the Israel…
    - 3 days ago 24 Aug 16, 4:14am -
  • New Mini-Drone Provides ‘Eye in the Sky’ for Small Boats

    New Mini-Drone Provides ‘Eye in the Sky’ for Small Boats

    Elbit Systems introduce today the Skylark C - the first naval member of its electrically powered mini-UAV family. Based on the operational and combat-proven Skylark I-LEX Mini UAS, the naval variant extends the Skylark reconnaissance and surveillance…
    - 11 days ago 16 Aug 16, 2:09am -
  • F-35 Thermal Scan Highlights New Stealth Features

    F-35 Thermal Scan Highlights New Stealth Features

    FLIR Systems published today a short video depicting the F-35 Lightning II 5th Generation fighter during its flight display at the recent Farnborough Airshow (2016). The clip shows the JSF after a simulated takeoff, in forward flight, approach to ver…
    - 14 days ago 13 Aug 16, 3:11am -
  • US Air Combat Command Declares F-35A ‘Combat Ready’

    US Air Combat Command Declares F-35A ‘Combat Ready’

    The F-35A Lightning II fifth generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ today by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command. The 34th Fighter Squadron of the 388th Fighter Wing, based at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the…
    - 24 days ago 3 Aug 16, 12:49am -

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