A bird’s eye view of the vineyard. The mode of use of such weapon, especially since we know now that it is deployed (for now) in Southern Military District is very simple–the most likely missile drop spot by MiG-31s will be international waters of the Black Sea, thus closing off whole Eastern Mediterranean to any surface ship or group of ships.
Today, nuclear weapons have retained not only their pride of place but an actual role in Russian military planning. Unlike the Americans, who see little use for nuclear weapons in the absence of the Soviet threat, the Russians—wisely or not—continue to think about nuclear arms as though they are useful in military conflicts, even the smallest.
Reviving the ‘Chemical Weapons’ Lie: New US-UK Calls for Regime Change, Military Attack Against Syria
Russia this month announced another draw-down from its combat operations in Syria, which began on Sept. 30, 2015. The Russian military will retain troops in the country, likely indefinitely, where it has demonstrated the capabilities of new weapons and tactics — which together show it has learned from its shortcomings in past operations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled a new array of nuclear weapons to the world, during his annual parliamentary address. Defence experts around the world watched Putin’s speech, some closer than others, as the address appeared to single out Russia’s enemies, including the U.S.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 A.M.) – An alleged chemical arsenal was discovered by Russian servicemen in the basement of a high-rise apartment building in the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma on Tuesday.
A Tupolev Tu-22M3 bomber performs during the International Army Games 2016, in Dubrovichi outside Ryazan, Russia, on August 5, 2016. The supersonic warplane was set to soon receive an upgrade giving it new electronics and advanced Kh-32 cruise missiles.
So the gang at Jane’s Defense took notice when the T-14 Armata main battle tank rolled in the parade (see top of page). This is the first new tank designed by Russia since the iconic T-72 rolled off the assembly line in the 1970s.
Russian President Vladimir Putin. Getty Images . The Department of Defense contends that developing low-yield systems gives it more flexibility for responding to Russian threats and also increases the nuclear threshold––the point at which countries use or would use nuclear weapons in a conflict.
Soon, Russian troops will carry new assault rifles into battle. The AK-12 and AK-15, direct descendants of the world-famous AK-47, are set to replace existing rifles and modernize the Russian military’s arsenal.