The landmark late Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty, aimed primarily at reducing the risk of accidental nuclear war in Europe by eliminating a series of intermediate-range nuclear missiles, is set to expire on 2 August unless Russian and US negotiators can agree to save it.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States military is developing an intentional maritime framework dubbed Operation Sentinel to enhance security in the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, the Bab el-Mandeb Strait and the Gulf of Oman, the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement.
The US Army has delayed the testing of competitors for its new Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF), the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM), until the end of the year. This allows the Pentagon to avoid breaching the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which the US will leave on August 2.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's third-generation anti-tank guided missile NAG (Cobra) is set to enter the production stage with the formal announcement of a fortnight-long summer trial near Pakistan's border. NAG anti-tank guided missiles were developed by the state-funded DRDO to engage highly "fortified enemy tanks in all weather conditions".
Also on display at the Bastille celebrations was the futuristic-looking Nerod F5 microwave jammer, a rifle-shaped weapon designed to target drones by blocking the pilot's signals, and plans have been unveiled to use robots to support French troops in Mali, with experiments currently underway.
US reconnaissance aircraft have been repeatedly detected performing their routines in the vicinity of Russia’s borders for the past several months. They have been spotted near the Black Sea, the Kaliningrad region, and Russian military bases in Syria.
Washington previously stated that the Pentagon was working to unwind its ties to Turkey in the international F-35 programme following the country's move to acquire Russian S-400 air defence systems.
The news comes after the US Department of Defence (DoD) said on Wednesday it was in the process of “unwinding” Turkey from its F35 Joint Strike Fighter programme after the latter chose to buy Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile defence systems.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM) is working on a unique engine for a new supersonic passenger aircraft, CIAM Director General Mikhail Gordin stated, stressing that no country in the world has a propulsion system of this class.
The spectacular moment of the launch can be seen in the video from different positions, and it is really impressive: picturesque views of the Black Sea, fire and smoke from the projectiles, mastery of the troops and precise functioning of the war machines makes this exercise perfect.
The Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System (LMADIS) system was designed for ground use aboard Marine buggies. The Navy deployed those buggies aboard its ships to check if the system would work on water as well.
The US Navy’s 5th Fleet issued a statement Thursday, revealing that a search-and-rescue operation is underway for a US sailor that went missing from the USS Abraham Lincoln as it traversed through the Arabian Sea the day prior.
The first batch of S-400 components was brought to Turkey last Friday, followed by fourteen additional shipments over the course of the week. Several days after the beginning of the deliveries, the White House warned that Ankara's move makes its participation in the F-35 programme impossible.
The “potential adversaries’” hypersonic weapons, mentioned by RAF head Stephen Hillier, are currently being developed by Russia, China and the US. These include the state-of-the-art Russian Avangard missile, which is capable of flying at a speed of more than 20 Mach.
Formed in 2018, the group has tens of thousands of followers spread across hundreds of local groups, and been championed by the media and lawmakers. However, Walton is calling for politicians to stop endorsing the group as it encourages law-breaking, increases the burden on the UK’s police force and causes serious economic and social disruption.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will study a possibility of purchase of Russia's Su-35 fighter jets, according to a Turkish military source.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defence Ministry refuted on Thursday a recent report by Reuters information agency that claimed that Russia had recently sent its ground troops and special forces to the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib for fighting alongside the Syrian Army against the opposition.
The statement comes on the heels of Washington announcing that Turkey's decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defence systems "renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible".
The Russian Ministry of Defence has issued a video of naval drills in the Sea of Japan, showing two vessels of the Pacific Fleet – a missile boat and a destroyer - obliterating target using P-270 Moskit missiles (NATO reporting name SS-N-22 Sunburn).
Following a spate of attacks in the Persian Gulf, the US asked several countries, including Norway, to join in a military operation in the Strait of Hormuz, ostensibly to secure international shipping.