MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor on Saturday, RIA news agency quoted the Russian defense ministry as saying.
Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will supply the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan with four transport-combat Mi-35M helicopters in 2018. The deliveries will be carried out through Rosoboronexport. The contractShow More Summary
Making a comeback?(click to view full) The Russian Ministry of Defense plans to replace nearly half of the Russian Army’s hardware by 2015, according to Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov. Ivanov said military spending over the next 8 years was planned at $189 billion, and that official Russian military spending had quadrupled from 2001 to reach […]
SEOUL (Reuters) - The signing of a contract which would determine the location of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea could be delayed, Seoul's defense ministry said on Monday, according to the Yonhap News Agency.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A self-declared prime minister sidelined by Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Thursday he had retaken control of the defense ministry in the capital, Tripoli.
Over the weekend, Ivory Coast saw a standoff between soldiers and the Ministry of Defense. On Jan. 6, disgruntled soldiers took control of the country’s second largest city, Bouaké. They demanded payment of bonuses, promotions and better living conditions. Many of the mutineers were former rebel fighters, from Ivory Coast’s civil war, which ended in 2011. […]
After more than a year of conducting airstrikes that helped prevent a collapse of the Syrian government, Russia has started to reduce its forces there, a top Russian military commander announced. The Russian Defense Ministry “begins reduction of its armed forces in Syria in accordance with the...
Russian military aircraft near the Baltic Sea were intercepted by NATO jets 110 times in 2016. The number of intercepts was lower than the 160 recorded in 2015 and the 140 in 2014, Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement to Baltic news agency BNS. Show More Summary
The confirmation comes days after Taiwan's defense ministry said the carrier had passed south of Taiwan
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that no signs of damage from an explosion or fire had been found on the wreckage of a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday, killing all 92 people on board, the TASS news agency reported.
China boasts East Asia’s strongest armed forces. It ranks below only the United States and Russia worldwide. No wonder Taiwan’s defense ministry scrambled two F-16 fighters and two reconnaissance aircraft to track a Chinese aircraft carrier as it worked the perimeter of the nearby island’s territorial waters this week, watching [...]
Uruguay's last military dictator, General Gregorio "El Goyo" Alvarez, died Wednesday at age 91 of heart failure, a defense ministry official said. Alvarez, who played a central role in a 1973 coup that installed a military regime in Uruguay, ruled the country from 1981 to 1985. Show More Summary
Russia is accusing President Obama of creating problems for President-elect Donald Trump by signing the annual defense policy bill last week. In a statement Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry listed a litany of objections to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including the renewal of language related to Russian aggression in Ukraine and the […]
The Russian Defense Ministry Tu-154 crashed into the sea early Sunday, two minutes after taking off in good weather
First, it was China which lodged a protest against the US defense bill, which was signed by Barack Obama late on Friday and which, among other things, contained a provision to establish as US "ministry of truth" and media propaganda....Show More Summary
The Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday a flight recorder of the Russian jet that crashed into the Black Sea has been recovered and is not seriously damaged. Officials said rescue workers found the flight recorder, one of the several “black boxes” thought to be aboard the plane, early Tuesday...
According to the Polish Ministry of Defense they are to purchase 150 sniper rifles. The sniper rifle of choice is the Sako TRG M10 in.338 Lapua Magnum. Competition came from the national ZM Tarnów company. It is not known which rifle...Show More Summary
Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Monday that its troops had found mass graves in Syria’s Aleppo with bodies showing signs of torture and mutilation. Dozens of bodies have been uncovered, according to Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov. He said some bore gunshot wounds. While the Syrian war is now largely fought with mortars, tanks, […]
Russia's defense ministry spokesman also accused rebels of laying multiple booby traps and mines across town
Pilot error or technical fault are the main theories in the crash of a Russian Defense Ministry plane that had 92 people aboard, including members of a famous military band, on Sunday, the country's transport minister said. Around 3,500...Show More Summary