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Russia Calls Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Russia has called a military drill on the Kuril Islands, four of which are disputed territories with Japan. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced Friday that troops deployed on the islands will be tested on their battle readiness,...Show More Summary

Grounded F-35 fighters seen back in the air in November: Norway

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway expects two F-35 fighter aircraft that were grounded for repairs last month to be back in the air by the end of November, sooner than originally thought, the defense ministry said on Wednesday.

Vietnam gives thumbs-up to U.S. regional role as pivot stumbles

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam supports U.S. "intervention" in the Asia-Pacific if it helps keep peace and stability, the defense ministry said, in a timely endorsement of a continued U.S. presence amid uncertainty over Washington's faltering "pivot".

EmDrive Inventor Gets New Patent For Impossible Engine, US And UK Governments Interested

The inventor of the impossible EmDrive, Roger Shawyer, received a new patent for the next generation of his controversial engine and the US Department of Defense and the UK Ministry of Defense are both interested in obtaining the technology. Show More Summary

NATO Scrambles Jets 20 Times in a Week Over Russia Baltic Airspace Violations

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Russian air force drills in the Baltic Sea have prompted NATO fighter jets to be scrambled 20 times in a week, Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense announced on Monday. Among the Russian aircraft intercepted last week were numerous supersonic Su-27 fighter jets, as well as Ilyushin and Antonov military planes. Show More Summary

New wartime state management system gives full power to Russian military – report

A recent military exercise in southern Russia saw the first real-time test of the state management system that allows the Defense Ministry to assume direct control over municipal and regional authorities, police, state security and emergency services. Read Full Article at

China denies allegations its peacekeepers abandoned South Sudan posts

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's defense ministry has rejected as "malicious speculation" allegations by a U.S.-based group that Chinese peacekeepers had abandoned their posts in South Sudan in July instead of protecting civilians.

Russia Announces Plans for Permanent Naval Base in Syria

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Russia is on the verge of sealing a permanent naval base in Syria, upgrading its Soviet-era supply port in Tartus, the second largest port city in Syria, Deputy Minister of Defense Nikolay Pankov said on Monday. The Ministry of Defense...Show More Summary

Putin Picks New Paratrooper Chief With Crimea Experience

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Russia has appointed the man accused of presiding over operations that led to the annexation of part of Ukraine as the commander of the its infamous airborne forces (VDV), the Ministry of Defense announced on Monday. Colonel GeneralShow More Summary

The Legacy of Shimon Peres, in Pictures

Even before there was an Israel, Shimon Peres was involved in the future state’s leadership. At 29, he became the director general of the fledgling country’s Ministry of Defense. When he retired from politics in 2014, after seven years...Show More Summary

Putin Appoints Crimean Commander to Head Baltic Fleet

4 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Russia has appointed Crimean-born Alexander Nosatov as the new commander of its Baltic Fleet, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on its official TV channel Zvezda. Nosatov has been interim commander, since his predecessor Viktor...Show More Summary

Russia says US-led airstrikes hit Syrian troops, killing 62 and wounding dozens

US acknowledges coalition planes may have accidentally hit government forces Russia criticizes US’s ‘stubborn unwillingness to coordinate’ Russia’s ministry of defense said on Saturday planes from the US-led coalition bombed Syrian government troops fighting Islamic State militants, killing 62 soldiers and wounding dozens in eastern Syria. Show More Summary

Syrian Military Says U.S.-Led Coalition Struck its Base

A Russian Defense Ministry official said Syria has informed them that 62 of its soldiers were killed in the airstrike

Watch a Russian officer dodge bullets live on TV while praising Syria’s cease-fire

last monthNews : BlogPost

BEIRUT — When Russia’s Ministry of Defense organized a live news broadcast from the Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday, the goal was to illuminate Russia’s role in helping secure the cease-fire introduced the previous day. Instead, the event became a reminder of the enormity of the challenge of bringing peace to Syria. In a video […]

Ukrainian defense officials face criminal charges in Russia over Donbass genocide

last monthLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched criminal cases against Ukrainian Defense Ministry and General Staff officials over the genocide of Russian-speakers in the self-proclaimed Donetsk republic. Read Full Article at

Ahead of summit, Philippines shows images of Chinese boats at disputed shoal

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - The Philippines' defense ministry released pictures on Wednesday showing what it said were Chinese boats near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, just hours before Southeast Asian nations were due to meet China's premier at a summit in Laos.

Estonia Accuses Russia’s Air Force of Violating Airspace

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Estonia has accused the Russian air force of violating its airspace for the fourth time this year, according to a statement by the Baltic country’s Ministry of Defense. The three Baltic countries are undergoing a NATO reinforcement due...Show More Summary

Germany to Invest $65Mln to Build Infrastructure in Turkey's Incirlik Airbase

The German defense ministry has allocated a total of 58 million euros ($65 million) to build infrastructure to support German forces stationed at the Turkish Incirlik airbase which is used to conduct missions against the Daesh terrorist group, German media reported.

Russia, India Still in Talks on S-400 Triumf Missile System Deliveries

The Indian Defense Ministry is still in talks with Rosoboronexport on the supply of S-400 Triumf missile systems, according to the state arms exporter Rosoboronexport’s deputy director.

Russia to Carry Out Observation Flight Over Bosnia and Herzegovina

Head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Nuclear Risk Reduction Center reported that Russian pilots will carry out an observation flight this week over the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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