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Russian Navy to get over 180 warships by 2027 under armament plan

Russian news agency TASS reported 27 March that the Russian Navy will get over 180 warships and vessels of new Projects under the state armament plan for 2018-2027, Defence Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with defence chiefs. Shoigu said, "We will...

Venezuela puts S-300 on operational readiness, Russian troops arrive amid regional tension

Israel-based Image Sat International (ISI) reported 24 March that the Venezuelan military has deployed more S-300VM 'Antey-2500' (NATO reporting name: SA-23 GladiatorGiant) air defence systems and placed them on operational readiness at the Capitán Manuel Ríos Airbase, 120 km south of the capital Caracas. Satellite...

Russian fighter jets intercept US B-52 bomber over Baltic

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on 21 March that two Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jets have forced a US B-52 bomber to move away from the Russian border. The MoD reported that "the B-52 was flying over international waters of the Baltic...

Russia reportedly secures Su-35 fighter jet contract with Egypt

Russian business newspaper Kommersant reported 18 March that Russia has signed a $2 billion contract for the supply of Su-35 fighter jets to Egypt. Citing two senior defence industry officials, Kommersant reported that the contract for ‘over two dozen aircraft’ was signed at the...

Satellite imagery reveals Russian Su-25 jets returned to Syria

Satellite images published by Israel-based Image Sat International (ISI) indicates that the Russian Armed Forces have deployed Sukhoi SU-25 attack aircraft to Syria after an eight-month hiatus. Russia withdrew its SU-25 aircraft in July 2018, however images from ISI show SU-25 aircraft back at the...

Russian Air Force hits militant target in Syria’s Idlib

Russian news agency TASS reported 13 March that Russian Aerospace Forces had destroyed a weapons depot belonging to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terror group (also known as Jabhat al-Nusra and al-Qaeda in Syria) in the Syrian province of Idlib. The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD)...