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Saudi Arabia agrees to buy Russian S-400

On October 5, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported that the Kingdom had agreed to buy Russia’s S-400 air defense system. The announcement came during a visit by Saudi King Salman to Moscow. In addition to the S-400 ‘Triumf’, the Memorandum of Agreement signed between the two countries also includes Saudi procurement of other weapon systems. The...

Russian Military Conducts Exercise with Over 60 ICBM Launchers

The Russian military is conducting exercises involving over 60 road-mobile Topol, Topol-M, and Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launchers. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the maneuvers are taking place between the Tver region northwest of Moscow and the Irkutsk region located in eastern Siberia. These drills follow the joint Russian-Belarusian Zapad exercise that...

Russia Tests Topol-M ICBM

On Tuesday the Russian Strategic Missile Forces test fired a Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Kapustin Yar testing range in the southern Astrakhan region.  The purpose of  the launch was to test advanced warheads for Russian ballistic missiles, according to the Russia’s defense ministry. The experimental warhead reportedly hit its target at the Sary Shagan range...

Russia Fires Cruise Missiles into Syria from Air and Sea [Video]

On September 22, the Russian submarine Veliky Novgorod (B-268) fired an unknown number of Kalibr cruise missiles (SS-N-27/30A) from a submerged position at targets in Syria’s Idlib province. The missiles traveled 300 km before striking command centers, armored vehicles, and training facilities. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the missile launch was a counter-offensive...

Russia Test Fires ICBM in Zapad Exercise

On September 20, Russia successfully test fired a SS-29 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile on the final day of the Zapad 2017 military exercise. As part of the exercise, Russian missile crews practiced relocating the missile, testing its mobile variant rather than the silo-based variant tested on September 12. The missile was launched from Plesetsk launch...

Iskander-M Missile Tested in Russian Exercise

On September 18, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the successful test of the Iskander-M missile as part of the ongoing Zapad 2017 military exercises. The short-range ballistic missile was launched from the Kapustin Yar test range in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region, and travelled close to its maximum 500 km range before hitting a target...

Russia Fires Seven Cruise Missiles at ISIS in Syria

On September 14, Russia fired seven SS-N-30A Kalibr cruise missiles at ISIS targets in Syria’s eastern Deir el-Zor province. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, two Russian submarines stationed in the Mediterranean Sea, the Velikiy Novgorod (B-268) and Kolpino (B-271), fired the missiles from a submerged position and they traveled between 500 and 670 km...

Russia Tests RS-24 Yars ICBM

On September 12, 2017, Russia successfully tested its silo-based, solid-fuel RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, located north of Moscow. It successfully flew to the Kura Military Range in Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the test was necessary in order to “reaffirm the reliability” of the missiles,...

Turkey and Russia Sign Deal for S-400 Purchase

Turkey announced September 12, 2017, that it has signed a deal with Russia to purchase the Russian S-400 surface-to- air missile defense system. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the press that a deposit has already been paid. Though the prospective purchase was made public several months ago, this announcement is the first time Erdogan has...

Russia Conducts Missile Tests in Joint Military Exercise

On September 4-7, units from Russia, Armenia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan drilled together as part of the Combat Commonwealth 2017 CIS joint air defense exercise. Over 1,500 soldiers participated and multiple systems were tested, including the Pantsir S-1, S-300,  and S-400 Triumf. The drill reportedly included countering a variety of targets, from unmanned aerial vehicles to ballistic...