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Stability is Cracking: Interim Results of the NPT Review Conference

The Tenth NPT Review Conference is still ongoing, and this year the conference is taking place in very specific circumstances and in the context unprecedented tension between the nuclear weapons states since the end of the Cold War. Thus the statements made by the parties during the conference to some extent clarify the shape of…
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Temporary Measures: Russia’s MFA on the START Inspections

Russia decided to temporarily  exempt the inspection activities from the facilities subject to inspection under the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START). The Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the message at the website on 8 August. The Ministry infromed the US through diplomatic channels.  The…
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Fighting Nuclear Terrorism is Going Successfully

The Tenth NPT Review Conference is ongoing, but apart from the Conference there are various side-events, dedicated to the relevant problems of the sphere.  One of them was the event, jointly organized by the UN Counter-Terrorism Center and the EU, where the parties discussed the problem of nuclear terrorism. During the meeting heads of various…
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Russian Navy to Receive Most Powerful Surface Ship

The Project 11442M heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov set to become the Russian Navy’s most powerful surface ship after its repairs and upgrade at the Sevmash Shipyard is being prepared for its handover, the Shipyard’s press office reported on Thursday.   "The Sevmash Shipyard has begun setting up and training the delivery team for…
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CSTO Countries as Suppliers of Military Equipment

Russia, as a country with a well-developed defense industry, is the main supplier of armaments, military and special equipment for the needs of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states.   However, challenges and threats associated with the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan require a rapid increase of capabilities to secure the CSTO borders, and…
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New Project 885M Submarine to Test in June

The Project 885M (Yasen-M) second serial-built multi-purpose nuclear-powered submarine K-571 Krasnoyarsk currently under construction at the Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk in Russia’s northwest will take to the White Sea for shipbuilders’ sea trials in early June, TASS reported. "The nuclear-powered submarine cruiser Krasnoyarsk will enter shipbuilders’ sea trials in the first days of June 2022.…
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Su-30SM2 Delivery to the Aerospace Forces Starts

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) handed over the first upgraded Su-30SM2 fighters to the Ministry of Defence. UAC has started the delivery of upgraded Su-30SM2 fighters to the Russian Armed Forces. "The planes are fully equipped, have withstood all tests, and have been accepted by the military representative office," said Alexander Veprev, CEO of Irkut Corporation. The…
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United Shipbuilding Corporation: 2021 Key Results

In 2021, United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) handed over six new warships, including three nuclear submarines "Knyaz Oleg", "Kazan" and "Novosibirsk". Such an event – the production of three nuclear-powered submarines within such a short period – previously occurred only in the Soviet years. The Russian Navy also received the newest minesweeper "Georgy Kurbatov", another diesel-electric submarine…
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Russian Navy to Receive Strategic Nuclear Sub in 2023

The Russian navy should receive  the Project 955A (Borei-A) second serial-built strategic nuclear-powered submarine Generalissimus Suvorov in the first half of 2023 after trials at sea. According to the TASS state news agency, a source from the Russian Ministry of Defence reportedly said that "the nuclear-powered underwater cruiser Generalissimus Suvorov will be put afloat in…
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Su-57E and the Checkmate Side by Side

Rostec State Corporation demonstrated the 5th generation Checkmate side by side with Su-57E aircraft at a single static display for the first time. The machines were developed by Sukhoi Company of the United Aircraft Corporation.  The aircraft are featured in a new informational special project that offers the opportunity to visually compare dimensions, examine details,…
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