The Russian Foreign Ministry would like to avoid hasty judgment of Japanese government's move to invoke the right to exercise collective self-defense, said a commentary by spokesman Alexander Lukashevich posted on the ministry’s website. He said everything would depend on further practical moves by the Japanese government. "We will be closely following the activity of the Cabinet of Shinzo Abe, including within the framework of the concept of "active pacifism" it declared in December 2013," the diplomat said.
Best tank crews from the Western, Central, Southern and Eastern Military Districts are contesting the honor of representing Russia at international tank biathlon championships to be held at the Tamanskaya motor rifle division's shooting range in Alabino in July-August.
Russian marines and paratroops have started training exercises against enemy reconnaissance and sabotage groups and against militants during a current exercise in Russia's westernmost region, reports Interfax citing the Defense Ministry.
The USS George Washington (CVN-73), a US Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, has entered the into Hong Kong port together with four escort ships.
Russia's Baltic Fleet warships have destroyed a hypothetical enemy submarine in large-scale military drills that are currently underway in the country's westernmost Kaliningrad region, a Baltic Fleet spokesman said on Sunday, according to ITAR-TASS.
A source with the Russian Navy said the reconnaissance ships of Italy and France, Elettra and Dupuy de Lome, will enter the Black Sea on June 15 and 16. They will replace USS Vella Gulf and the French frigate Surcouf currently stay in the region, a source in the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea Fleet told TASS news agency on Wednesday.
A plan permitting the rapid deployment of the combined Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was signed at a meeting of CSTO Defense Ministers' Council in Moscow on Tuesday, CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha told reporters.
China has confirmed it will participate in a major US-organised naval drill for the first time, official media said Monday, amid heightened distrust between the two military powers, dpa reports.
France to deliver its two Mistral-class helicopter-carrying warships to Russia in line with the schedule stated by the bilateral contract, if Europe imposes no further sanctions in regard to Moscow, French President Francois Hollande said, according to TASS news agency reports.
Project 955 Borei-class strategic missile-carrying nuclear submarine cruiser Vladimir Monomakh will test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile Bulava for the first time in August-September 2014, and Borei-class nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky will test-fire another Bulava missile in November, a source in the Russian governmental military industrial committee told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to back a $1 billion effort to boost the US military presence across Europe.
The US Senate Committee on Armed Services has approved a plan to allocate $100 million from the military budget for development of a rocket engine. According to the plan that was approved on May 22, the US should reduce its dependence on Russian producers and allow to put satellites in orbit, Reuters reports.
Thailand's army told all television and radio stations in the country to halt normal programs on Thursday and only broadcast army material.
The active stage of Russian-Chinese Joint Sea 2014 naval drills begins on Thursday in the East China Sea.
Bombing and providing air cover for a ground grouping of troops were practiced by pilots from the Baltic Fleet (BF) bombing aviation crews, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a review of legal limits on the military's ability to fight overseas on Thursday, signaling a potential landmark change in a security policy long constrained by the pacifist, post-war constitution.
France will press ahead with a $1.66 billion contract to sell helicopter carriers to Russia because cancelling the deal would do more damage to Paris than to Moscow, French diplomatic sources said on Monday, according to Reuters.
Obama administration prolongs operation of $63 million military base right across Yemen, in Djibouti
In the annals of war, animals have answered the call of duty more than once. There were the Mongolian horses that carried Genghis Khan and his invaders into battle, the elephants that took Hannibal's troops across the Alps and into Italy, and the dogs of war that have served faithfully as attack dogs, scouts, trackers and sentries, Live Science portal writes.
This year's first air training of the military parade in honor of the 69th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War took place in the sky of Moscow on Saturday, a representative of the Press Service and Information Directorate of the Defense Ministry in the air forces, Colonel Igor Klimov has informed Interfax.