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Russia says airstrikes hit IS targets in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province: RIA

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 to Deliver Combat Helicopters to Kazakhstan

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

Russian Armed Forces: Bring on the Big Budget Boost

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 […]

Decision over THAAD location in South Korea could be delayed: Yonhap

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.

Rival of Libya's U.N.-backed government claims control of Tripoli defense ministry

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.

The events in Ivory Coast last week were a textbook case of mutiny

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. […]

Russia begins to draw down its forces in Syria

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...

NATO: Russian Aircraft Intercepted 110 Times Above Baltic in 2016

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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

Beijing Confirms Its Aircraft Carrier Conducted Drills In the South China Sea

The confirmation comes days after Taiwan's defense ministry said the carrier had passed south of Taiwan

Russia says no sign of fire or blast in Black Sea jet crash wreckage: TASS

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.

How East Asia Got 6 Of The World's Most Powerful Armed Forces

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 dictator, Gregorio Alvarez, dies at 91

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

Putin’s Russia, accuses Obama of creating problems for Trump by signing defense bill

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 […]

2nd of crashed Russian military plane’s “black boxes” recovered, officials say

The Russian Defense Ministry Tu-154 crashed into the sea early Sunday, two minutes after taking off in good weather

Russia Warns Any Attempt By Obama To Arm Syrian Rebels Will Be Seen As A "Hostile Act"

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

Crews recover first 'black box' from Russian plane crash

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...

Poland chooses Sako TRG M10 sniper rifle in .338 LM

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

Mass graves found in Aleppo. All parties accused of committing massacres, torture

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, […]

Mass graves discovered in Aleppo, Russia says

Russia's defense ministry spokesman also accused rebels of laying multiple booby traps and mines across town

Russian minister: Pilot error or technical problem likely cause of jet crash

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

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