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    Obama, aides expected to weigh Syria military options

    U.S. President Barack Obama and his top foreign policy advisers are expected to meet on Friday to consider their military and other options in Syria as Syrian and Russian aircraft continue to pummel Aleppo and other targets, U.S. officials said. Some top officials argue the United States must...
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    Putin: Terrorists Groups Carried Out Attack on UN Aid Convoy

    “It was one of the terrorist groups. And we know that, say, the Americans know it too, but prefer to take a different position, to falsely accuse Russia. This is not helping,” Putin said at an economic forum in Moscow. The aid convoy was attacked on the night of September 20. The International...
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    Moscow and Ankara to Sign agreement on Turkish Stream Gas Pipeline

    Gazprom head Aleksey Miller has announced the Turkish Stream pipeline deal will be signed on Monday. The capacity of each of the branches will be 15.75 billion cubic meters, the first suppyling Turkey and the second supplying European countries through Turkey. The cost of the project is...
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    Russian Ka-52K attack helicopter variant to receive AESA radar.

    The navalised variant of the the Kamov Ka-52 Alligator (Hokum-B) attack/reconnaissance helicopter - the Ka-52K Katran - will be equipped with a compact active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar from Russian defense contractor Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET), a company spokesperson...
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    Russia increases strike range with S-400 V4 missiles

    Russia has boosted its S300V4 missile system with a new long range missile system with the ability to hit targets at a range of 400km with a hypersonic speed of Mach 7.5. It can also be deployed to hit aerial targets in the same range and the system is able to destroy tactical, operational...
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    Indonesia to purchase Russia's amphibious planes

    Indonesia plans to purchase amphibious planes developed along the lines of the Sukhoi design template. Russian defence consultants are already in Indonesia with regard to this initiative. Indonesia appears to have concluded that Russian armaments can measure up to their western analogs. Jakarta...
  7. remnant

    Russia in the eye of the storm.

    By committing to support Assad militarily, Russia has just plunged itself into the limelight of attention from jihadi groups. And there are precedents in Beirut where over 200 American marines were killed. I believe that something is in the offing and Russia should tread carefully in Syria...
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    Russia to supply weapons to Armenia

    The govts of Russia and Armenia have signed a $200 million export loan agreement to supply weapons to the latter. Armenia will acquire Smerch multiple rocket launchers and ammo, Igla-S air defence missile systems, Autobaza-M ground-based radar jamming and deception system, TOS 1A heavy...
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    Russian weapons turn the tide of the war in Syria

    Russian president Vladimir Putin says that Russian weapons have turned the tide of the war in Syria. Russian warplanes have flown 10,000 missions since Sept. 30 hitting 200 oil facilities allowing the Syrian military to drive militants from 500 towns and villages. For the first time, Russia...
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    Iran acquires advanced anti-aircraft shield

    Following the lifting of sanctions against Iran, the Russians have finally delivered advanced anti-aircraft systems to the Iranians. The S-300 PMU2 anti-aircraft batteries have long been a sticking point with some members of the UN Security Council stating that they are likely to be used to...
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    Poland Foreign Minister: Russia Is More Dangerous Than ISIS

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Russia is more dangerous than the Islamic State group, Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told reporters Friday during a visit to Slovakia. "By all evidence, Russia's activity is a sort of existential threat because this activity can destroy countries," said...
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    Question on Syria

    Watching the multiparty tug-of-war going on in Syria, I'm partially reminded of the race to Berlin. Only this time, it isn't just the U.S. and Russia jockeying for position. Turkey, Saudi Arabia, USA, Russia, and Iran are all attempting to influence the goings-on in the territory, some more...
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    Nuclear Bomber Signaling Doesn’t Work

    By JIM DOYLEon March 21, 2016 at 4:01 AM B-52 Stratofortress conducts a low-level flight with a South Korea F-15K and a U.S. F-16 In a recent article in Breaking Defense, Adam Lowther and Chris Winklepleck argue that the strategic aircraft leg of the triad provides unique “nuclear...
  14. Diane Lane

    FlyDubai Flight Crashes in Russia, Killing All 62 on Board

    At this time, terrorism is not considered as the cause of the crash. An investigation is ongoing, and the suspected cause is either pilot error possibly related to weather conditions, mechanical failure, or a combination of the two. FlyDubai states that they consider the crash an accident, and...
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    UN Security Council hails Russia’s move on military pullout from Syria

    Russia's plan to withdraw the major part of its Aerospace Forces from Syria is hailed by members of the UN Security Council, said Ismael Gaspar Martins, the president of the Security Council for March. Martins welcomed the decision and called it as a positive step. The Russian military...
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    Putin's Syria campaign is win-win for most Russians

    Dateline Moscow. Most Russians like their country's military operation in Syria. They thing the airstrikes in Syria had turned the course of war aside from demonstrating Russia's supreme air power. But it can be recalled that they suffered a debacle in Afghanistan so maybe Syria is their...
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    Putin Orders His Military To Be More Aggressive In Syria

    Putin Orders His Military To Be More Aggressive In Syria In a speech before his senior Defense Ministry officials in Moscow on Friday, President Vladimir Putin ordered his armed forces to “act as toughly as possible” in defending its air contingent currently deployed in combat operations in...
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    Russia deploys additional Su-34s to Syria

    Russia deploys additional Su-34s to Syria Sean O'Connor, Indianapolis and Jeremy Binnie, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly 10 December 2015 Airbus Defence and Space imagery shows that the number of Russian Su-34 strike aircraft deployed to Humaymim Air Base in Syria increased from four to...
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    Ash Carter: Russia Puts Gasoline In the Fire of Syrian Civil War

    Ash Carter: Russia Puts Gasoline In the Fire of Syrian Civil War MADRID — Defense Secretary Ash Carter criticized on Monday morning the Russian military operation in Syria during his first speech in his tour in Europe: "By taking military action in Syria against moderate groups targets...
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    Russia Seeks Middle East Deals at MAKS Air Show

    Russia Seeks Middle East Deals at MAKS Air Show MOSCOW — Political upheaval over the last year has created a radically different business, political and security environment for this week's biennial International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS) compared with the 2013 exhibit. Russian...