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Russian Flagship Conducts Live Firing Drills in Caspian Sea

Russia’s Caspian Fleet flagship, the RFS Tatarstan (691), conducted live firing exercises at sea. Speaking to TASS News Agency, Russian military spokesman Vadim Astafyev said: “The crew of the Tatarstan missile ship has successfully hit air, sea and shore targets with various types of shipboard weapons, including the AK-630M artillery system, the AK-176M artillery mount...

Russia Releases Kinzhal Test Footage

On March 11, Russia released footage of its new ‘Kinzhal’ nuclear-capable air-launched missile. The Kinzhal was first announced by Putin earlier this month, in his State of the Union to Russia’s Federal Assembly. Putin claimed that the Kinzhal’s “unique flight characteristics of the high-speed carrier aircraft allow the missile to be delivered to the point...

Russia Officially Unveils Two New Nuclear Weapons

In a speech on March 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the development of new nuclear delivery systems capable of evading U.S. missile defenses. The State of the Union address officially unveiled two new capabilities: a low-flying, nuclear-armed, and reportedly nuclear-powered cruise missile and a submarine-launched, long-range, nuclear-tipped torpedo. “The containment of Russia didn’t succeed,”...

Russia Tests New Anti-Ballistic Missile Interceptor

On February 12, Russian officials announced they had conducted a successful test launch of a new anti-ballistic missile interceptor. According to the deputy commander of the Air and Space Defense Alliance, Andrei Prikhodko, “The missile’s tactical and technical characteristics regarding the range, precision and operational lifetime are significantly higher compared to present-day weapons.” Reports indicate...

Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Kaliningrad

On February 5, Russian state-run media reported that the country has permanently deployed Iskander missiles to its Kaliningrad exclave bordering Poland and Lithuania. Russia previously deployed the advanced missile system to Kaliningrad in December 2017, a reportedly “temporary” move in response to a U.S. build up of forces in Europe. The Iskander (NATO designation: SS-26...

Russia Deploys Second S-400 Division to Crimea

On January 10, Russian officials acknowledged plans to deploy a second S-400 air defense division to occupied Crimea. Vadim Astafyev, Russia’s Southern Military District spokesman, told the state-run TASS news agency that the incoming system would be placed on combat duty in Crimea “soon.” The first S-400 division was earmarked for delivery in July 2016...

Russia Begins Delivery of S-400 to China

On January 18, Russian state-run news agency TASS announced that Moscow has begun delivery of S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems to China. “The implementation of the contract has begun, the first shipment has been sent to China,” a source familiar with the sale told TASS. The shipment reportedly includes a control station, a radar...

Russia Deploys Second S-400 Division to Crimea

On January 10, Russian officials acknowledged plans to deploy a second S-400 air defense division to occupied Crimea. Vadim Astafyev, Russia’s Southern Military District spokesman, told the state-run TASS news agency that the incoming system would be placed on combat duty in Crimea “soon.” The first S-400 division was earmarked for delivery in July 2016...

Russia Test Fires Topol ICBM

On December 26, Russian forces test fired an RS-12M Topol ICBM from the Kapustin Yar range, near the Kazakh border in western Russia. The test was reportedly designed to test features aimed at evading detection and penetrating missile defenses. “During the tests, specialists obtained experimental data that will be used in the interests of developing...

Turkey and Russia Complete S-400 Deal

On December 29, Turkish defense officials announced the completion of a deal with Russia to acquire the S-400 air and missile defense system. Turkish news media reported that Turkey would purchase one battery of four S-400 units at a cost of $2.5 billion. The Turkish Defense Industries Undersecretariat stated that Turkey maintains the option of...