Russian Army in the News

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09.12.2015 (09:17)This year Southern MD sappers detected and defused more than 18 thousand unexploded ordnances since the Great Patriotic WarSixty six mine-sweeping teams, equipped with the latest special engineering means, were formed within the Southern, North Caucasian and Crimean federal districts.
08.12.2015 (23:00)Russian Defence Minister reported to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces on the results of missile and bomb strikes against infrastructures of terrorist groupingsGeneral of the Army Sergei Shoigu also showed a flight data recorder from the Su-24 bomber downed by the Turkish fighter on November 24.
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08.12.2015 (18:01)Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov had a meeting with the head of National Defense delegation of Chile Francisco VildosoluIn the course of the meeting, the parties discussed prospects of Russian-Chilean military and technical cooperation.
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08.12.2015 (15:57)Central MD rescue team arrives in Kazakhstan to meet international crew of Soyuz TMA-17M spaceshipThe Soyuz search and rescue support mission involves 180 servicemen, 12 helicopters, 4 airplanes and also 18 cross-country vehicles.
08.12.2015 (14:36)Western MD army aviation receives multipurpose attack helicopters Mi-35Mi-35’s are designed for the elimination of enemy’s armor and manpower, fire support of airborne, motorized and tank units, as well as transportation of cargo in cabin or on pods.
08.12.2015 (13:57)Specialists of fuel logistics of the Russian and Algerian Armed Forces to exchange experience in ensuring high quality of POLThe Algerian guests will visit the Directorate for rocket fuel of the Logistics Support Staff of the Russian Armed Forces as well as the R&D institute of chemmotology of the Russian Ministry of Defence.
08.12.2015 (12:12)Southern MD forces receive more than 100 items of new armament and military equipment this NovemberIn particular, the troops of the Military District received an Iskander-M brigade tactical ballistic missile complex, about 10 airplanes and helicopters as well as more than 20 vehicles and up to 40 communications devices.
08.12.2015 (11:17)Northern Fleet major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov successfully accomplishes all missions within the Arabian Monsoon-2015 exerciseApart from the Northern Fleet seamen, the Russian Federal Drug Control Service units and the Pakistani Navy Special Operations Forces participated in the drill’s episodes.
08.12.2015 (10:19)Russian and Indian parties agree on “Indra Navy-2015” joint exercise scenarioBoth sides defined the boarding teams’ coordination procedure, communications organization, the plan of gun fire execution and other exercises which involve the employment of different types of ship weapon systems.
08.12.2015 (09:56)Southern MD combined arms army receives about 150 modern military hardware items in 2015Among the military hardware, there are Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile system, modernized tank T-72 B3, the BM-21 Grad MRLS, Strela-10 ADMS, Leer-3 UAV and Borisoglebsk-2 electronic warfare system.
Source: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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