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…

Russia Test Fires Ballistic Missiles

Russia Test Fires Ballistic Missiles

On October 21, Russia tested two submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) during military exercises in the Barents Sea. According to Russia’s Ministry of Defense, the tests were intended to verify the…

Russia Drills Nuclear Forces

Russia Drills Nuclear Forces

On October 15, Russia initiated a major drill of its Strategic Missile Force Dubbed “Thunder 2019,” the exercises are expected to conclude on October 17. According to the Russian Ministry…

Russia Aiding China On Missile Early Warning System

Russia Aiding China On Missile Early Warning System

On October 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country was aiding China “to create a missile-warning system, a missile-attack warning system.” While China possesses several long-range radars, it…

Russia Upgrading Oniks Missile

Russia Upgrading Oniks Missile

On September 25, defense industry sources confirmed that Russia will flight test an upgraded variant of the Oniks sea-launched cruise missile in the coming months. According to a TASS report,…