Russia’s Pacific Fleet to get latest tugboat by year-end

SEVASTOPOL, February 21. /TASS/. The second sea-going tugboat of the latest 23470 series will be delivered to the Pacific Fleet before the end of the year, Head and Chief Designer of the Baltsudoproyekt Central Design Bureau (the tugboat’s developer) Andrei…

Russia’s top brass to sign deal for two more Borei-A strategic nuclear-powered subs

MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry is set to sign a contract with the United Shipbuilding Corporation in August for the construction of two more Project 955A (Borei-A) nuclear-powered strategic missile-carrying submarines, a source in the domestic defense industry…

Russian military debunk reports of almost one million civilians fleeing Syria’s Idlib

MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria Oleg Zhuravlev debunked reports of hundreds of thousands Idlib residents seeking to flee the province over clashes between the Syrian government forces and the terrorists in the area.…

Moscow court sentences in absentia Ukraine’s ex-defense minister to 6-year prison term

MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. A military court of Moscow ruled on Friday to sentence in absentia former Defense Minister of Ukraine Anatoly Gritsenko to a six-year prison term after he was found guilty of calling for terrorist attacks on the…

Russia’s generation 4++ MiG-35 fighter jet to feature automatic landing system

MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Russia’s MiG Aircraft Company (part of the United Aircraft-Building Corporation) has patented a system of a fighter jet’s automatic approach for landing in adverse weather conditions for MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-35 aircraft, the Company’s press office announced…

S-400 missile defense systems purchased by Turkey will be commissioned — minister

ANKARA, February 20. /TASS/. Russia’s S-400 missile defense systems purchased by Turkey will be commissioned, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told CNN Turk TV channel on Thursday. “We follow the rules of the game and proceed from main principles. We…

CONFLICT IN SYRIA Russia’s Su-24 bombers strike terrorists in Syria’s Idlib

MOSCOW, February 20. /TASS/. Su-24 bombers of Russia’s Aerospace Force delivered a strike against terrorists in the Idlib de-escalation zone who broke into Syrian territory in an attack, the Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides said in a statement…

MILITARY DRILLSRussian troops eliminate enemy force during tank duels in Tajikistan drills

MOSCOW, February 20. /TASS/. Tank crews of Russia’s 201st military base eliminated a notional enemy during drills in the mountains of Tajikistan, the press office of the Central Military District reported on Thursday. “During the drills, the troops performed a…

MILITARY DRILLSRussian Black Sea Fleet ships repel cruise missile attack in drills

SEVASTOPOL, February 20. /TASS/. The frigates Admiral Makarov and Admiral Essen and other Black Sea Fleet ships held drills to repel a notional enemy’s missile strike and eliminate its warships, the Fleet’s press office reported on Thursday. “A group of…

Two Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers perform flight over Black Sea

MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Two Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers have performed a scheduled flight over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. “During the flight, the crews covered a distance…