Russia Tests S-350 Missile System

Russia Tests S-350 Missile System

On January 14, Russia announced it had flight tested its S-350 short-medium-range air defense system, the first of its kind for the Russian Aerospace Force. Russia is set to deploy…

Iraq Mulls Russian Air Defense Purchase

Iraq Mulls Russian Air Defense Purchase

Baghdad has resumed talks with Russia on acquiring S-300 or S-400 air defense systems, Iraqi officials have confirmed. According to Karim Elaiwi, an Iraqi lawmaker and defense committee member, Iraq’s…

Russia Launching New Missile Warning Satellites

Russia Launching New Missile Warning Satellites

On December 18, Russian General Staff Chief Valery Gerasimov confirmed that Russia is modernizing its orbital missile early warning system. The new satellites, designated Kupol, began replacing Russia’s Oko-1 satellites…

Russia to Enlarge Iskander Missile Brigades

Russia to Enlarge Iskander Missile Brigades

On December 16, a Russian media report said that the Russian military would enlarge its Iskander brigades from 12 to 16 launchers each. According to Kremlin officials, several brigades were…

Russia Tests Kinzhal Missile in Arctic

Russia Tests Kinzhal Missile in Arctic

On November 30, Russian state media reported the country’s military test fired a Kh-47M2 Kinzhal missile from a MiG-31K earlier this month. The fighter aircraft took off from Olenegorsk air…

Russia Shows Avangard Hypersonic Weapon to United States

Russia Shows Avangard Hypersonic Weapon to United States

From November 24-26, Russia’s Ministry of Defense displayed the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) to U.S. officials. According to a Russian Ministry of Defense statement, the visit was arranged “for…

Russia Tests Sub-launched Ballistic Missile

Russia Tests Sub-launched Ballistic Missile

On October 30, Russia test fired a SS-N-32 (RSM-56) Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from Knyaz Vladimir, its first Borei-II (Project 955A)-class submarine. According to Russian authorities, the missile successfully…

Russia Builds Arctic Missile Defense Radar

Russia Builds Arctic Missile Defense Radar

On October 24, Russia’s Rezonans Research Center announced that a new Rezonans-N early warning radar would come online in Novaya Zemlya Archipelago, a Russian territory in the Arctic. The deployment…