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Russia Fires Kalibr Missiles at Islamic State

On September 5, the Russian frigate the Admiral Essen (751) in the Mediterranean launched a salvo of three Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State militants in Syria as part of the Syrian army’s push to break the Islamic State’s three year siege of Deir al-Zor. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the missiles destroyed command...

Turkey Signs Agreement with Eurosam for SAMP/T

On July 14, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik announced Turkey had signed a “cooperation agreement” with the Eurosam Consortium to acquire and coproduce the SAMP/T Aster 30 surface-to-air missile (SAM) defense system. The two-stage deal would first let Turkey import SAMP/T systems to bolster the country’s integrated air defense system, and then share technology with...

Russia Fires Kh-101 Cruise Missiles into Syria

On July 5, Russian Tupolev-95MS “Bear” long-range strategic bombers fired Kh-101 cruise missiles to destroy three Islamic State ammunition depots and a command facility near the town of Aqirbat on the border of the Syrian provinces of Homs and Hama. The Kh-101 missiles flew 1,000 km before reaching their targets. The Russian Defense Ministry added...

Russia, Turkey Agree on S-400 Missile System Delivery

Moscow and Ankara agreed on the delivery of the S-400 air defense system to Turkey, Russian presidential aide Vladimir Kozhin said June 29. Russian news agency RIA Novosti quoted Kozhin as saying, “The contract has been agreed upon. The issue on the loan has not been resolved yet.” Kozhin added that Russia sees “no obstacles”...

Russia Tests “Bulava” Sub-launched Missile

On June 26, the Russian state run news agency TASS released a statement from the Minister of Defense stating that a Borey-class ballistic missile submarine Yuri Dolgoruky successfully test fired an 3M14 Bulava (SS-N-32) submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The nuclear submarine launched the missile from an underwater position northwest of Russia in the Barents Sea and reportedly...

Russia Claims Success in Hypersonic Missile Test

On June 3, Russia announced it had successfully tested its hypersonic missile, Zircon. Analysts report that the Zircon missile can fly at 7,400 km/hr, or six-times the speed of sound. Russian news agencies emphasized the missile’s ability to to counter Western missile defense systems, arguing that the Zircon “makes Western defenses obsolete.” Russian sources indicate...

Russia Fires Kalibr Cruise Missiles on ISIS Targets

On May 30, Russian naval vessels fired four Kalibr (SS-N-30A) cruise missiles from the Mediterranean against ISIS targets near the Syrian city of Palmyra. The strikes reportedly targeted ISIS shelters and equipment depots east of the city. The Russian defense ministry stated that “All targets were destroyed.” The Kalibr is a land attack cruise missile with an...

Russia Sends Iskander Missiles To Tajikstan

Russia has reportedly sent a contingent of Iskander-M (SS-26 Stone) ballistic missiles to Tajikistan for drills. It is the first time Russia has moved Iskanders to that location. Russia has around 7,000 troops permanently stationed in Tajikstan. The Iskander-M is a short-range ballistic missile with a range of around 500 kilometers. Russia has this missile...

Russian ICBM “Satan II” Delayed

According to a Russian defense industry source, the SS-X-30 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile, frequently referred to as the “Satan II,” has been delayed. These sources told TASS news agency that “the [silo launch] testing of the Sarmat from the Plesetsk launch facility in March won’t happen… it has been shifted back to the second quarter...

Turkey Likely to Purchase Russian S-400 Air Defense System

On February 21, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık announced that Turkey will likely reach a final agreement with Russia to purchase the S-400 Triumf (NATO codename SA-21 Growler) long-range air missile defense system. According to Işık, “Turkey certainly needs a missile defense system and started a program with the aim of developing [it’s] domestically produced...