MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Gen. Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the Russian General Staff, has told NATO Allied Command Operations' Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti that NATO presence near Russian borders was not reducing tensions, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
The MiG-35 is a highly versatile 4++ generation jet that’s capable of both deterring aerial aggression and launching airstrikes on ground targets. It successfully completed factory trials at the end of 2017 and is now being tested by the Russian Air Force.
Croatia’s purchase of half a billion dollars’ worth of F-16 fighter aircraft from Israel has sparked a bit of controversy, with Croatian officials saying the deal has the green light, while US officials say that’s not the case.
BELGRADE (Sputnik) - The Serbian leadership calls on the international community and NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) to stop the Kosovar authorities from creating an independent army since the move would endanger the Balkan region, the director of the Serbian government's office for Kosovo and Metohija Djuric told Sputnik.
The Indian Air Force is using only Russian origin systems during the ongoing joint exercise Aviaindra at the western air base in Rajasthan that coincides with the Cope India exercise between the Indian and the US Air Force currently underway at the eastern air base in West Bengal.
Amid a push by the Senate to vote on ending US support for the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen this week, a new report indicates that American tankers have been refueling Saudi coalition jets with gas paid for by US taxpayers because of “errors in accounting.”
A full-scale replica of China’s Chengdu J-20 Mighty Dragon is sitting in a military facility at Savannah-Hilton Head Airport, Georgia. The US military has confirmed the aircraft is used by marines for training purposes.
The US Air Force conducted a large drill to simulate an invasion of foreign territory in Nevada over the weekend.
The proposal for a logistic support agreement was made by Russia in July this year. As the defense ties between the two countries are deep and intense, it took less than five months for them to complete the draft agreement in comparison to the 2016 agreement with the US that almost a decade to be finalized.
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - Naval aviation pilots of the Russian Pacific Fleet have completed more than 7,600 flying hours in 2018, having carried out about 30 exercises, Russian Pacific Fleet spokesman Nikolai Voskresensky said on Monday.
STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) - The arms sales of the Russian companies listed among the world's 100 largest arms manufacturers accounted for 9.5 percent of the hundred's total in 2017, making Russia world's second biggest arms producer after the United States, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in a press release on Monday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Navy will receive the Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft intended for rescue operations by the end of 2019, Maj. Gen. Igor Kozhin, the chief of Russia's naval aviation, said.
Russia completed the delivery of the last batch of five Sukhoi Su-35 multirole air superiority fighters to China last month, with Washington slapping Beijing with sanctions over its purchase of Russian military hardware, including the Su-35s, in September.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Timothy Lenderking reaffirmed Washington's assistance to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen on the side of the Yemeni government, despite appeals to end support for Saudi Arabia's actions in the war-torn country.
BLAGOVESHCHENSK (Sputnik) - Czech President Milos Zeman believes that there is a solution for the Russian-US standoff around the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
Iran's foreign ministry stressed that the country would not create missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads after the US and its French and British allies accused Tehran of test-launching a 'nuclear-capable' medium-range ballistic missile last week in violation of the UN Security Council resolution on the Iran nuclear deal.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A detachment of the Russian Pacific Fleet entered the eastern Indian port city of Visakhapatnam on Sunday to participate in the joint Russian-Indian military drills Indra Navy 2018, the fleet's press service said.
TBILISI (Sputnik) - The Georgian Defense Ministry has signed another contract on the deliveries of air defense management and control systems with France, the ministry's press service said in a statement on Saturday.
A small party of Chengdu J-20 stealth fighters entered into service with the People's Liberation Army Air Force in February, with recent design improvements to its engines expected to allow mass production of the plane to begin before the year is out.
Earlier this week, US tech giant Microsoft vowed that it would give the Pentagon access to "all the technology" it creates.
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