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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 of Defense, the drill will involve 12,000 troops, 213 missile launchers, 105 aircraft, 15 surface ships, 5 submarines, and 310 items of additional hardware. Russia...

Russian Military Tests Three Ballistic Missiles

The Russian military test-fired two submarine-launched ballistic missiles and a ground-based Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile in the midst of growing tensions between Moscow and Washington over Syria. The SS-N-23 SLBM launches took place from a Pacific Fleet sub in the Sea of Okhotsk and a Northern Fleet sub in the Barents Sea. The Topol-M launch took place...