Category Archives: Missile Systems

Missiles Units of S-300 Systems Conduct Drills in Astrakhan

Combat crews of S-300 systems of the Northern Fleet anti-aircraft missile regiment carried out combat firing on target missiles during tactical exercises at the Ashuluk training ground in the Astrakhan region. All air targets were successfully hit. Missile units of the S-300 systems practiced a full range of actions from detecting air targets to using…
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Russia Test-Launches Tsirkon Hypersonic Missile From Ship For First Time

Russia test-launched its Tsirkon hypersonic missile from a ship for the first time when the Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov fired the weapon from the Barents Sea against a ground target in January, two sources in defense circles of Russia’s North-Western Federal District told TASS on Thursday. «In accordance with the program of the Tsirkon’s…
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Russia To Extend Service Life For Carriers Of Avangard Hypersonic Boost-Glide Vehicle

Russia’s Research and Production Association of Machine-Building (part of the Tactical Missiles Corporation) is working on extending the service life for carriers of Avangard hypersonic boost-glide vehicles on order from the Defense Ministry, Company CEO Alexander Leonov said on Friday. The work is ongoing on UR-100N UTTKh intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that carry the Avangard…
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Russia’s Pantsyr Missile Systems Successfully Fought Jihad Mobiles In Syria

Russia’s Pantsyr-S anti-aircraft missile systems successfully struck ground targets with their guns in Syria, in particular, terrorists’ jihad mobiles, Chief Designer for Air Defense Systems at the Shipunov Design Bureau of Instrument Engineering (part of High Precision Systems Company within the state hi-tech corporation Rostec) Valery Slugin told TASS on Wednesday. «The Pantsyr can shield…
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Russian arms company to display new military equipment at Russia-Africa Summit

The JSC Concern VKO Almaz-Antey arms industry company will unveil a line of military and civilian equipment at the upcoming Russia-Africa Summit, including S-400 and S-300VM missile systems, the concern’s press service said in a statement on Friday. "By participating in an exposition at the Russia-Africa Summit, the concern expects to attract more potential customers among…
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Russia has developed Oniks-M cruise missile of 800 km range

NPO Mashinostroyeniya have developed Oniks-M sea-based cruise missile with maximum firing range of 800 km and enhanced accuracy of hitting sea and ground targets. According to sources in the Russia’s military industrial complex, test flights of the missile are about to begin in the nearest months. NPO Mashinostroyeniya have developed Oniks-M sea-based cruise missile with…
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Perspective Russian Air Defense Missile Systems

By Pavel Rumyantsev Russia traditionally pays great attention to the creation and development of air defense missile systems (ADMS), which are a key element of the Russian air defense system. At the moment, Russia has the largest range of various air defense systems for different purposes, which is explained by the need to confidently counteract all…
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S-400 vs Patriot

The history of the Triumf S-400 and the Patriot Antiballistic Missile system and the Air Defence system development demonstrates the difference of approaches in itself. As for the S-400, we see a system which is primarily intended for immovable objects protection against massive air attack echeloned for time, altitude and direction. The Patriot AA missile system was developed as…
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Key Unresolved Issues in the WMD Sphere

By Vladimir P. KozinIn terms of the qualitatively new buildup of weapons of mass destruction, each century has its own specific brand name. While the last century was labeled “the nuclear arms age,” the current century could be characterized as “the missile defense age” and “the space-based weapons age.” These three interlinked factors unfortunately define…
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