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Arms

Choose your weapon! RT visits Kalashnikov as it gears up to make new army rifle (VIDEO)
One of the top managers at the legendary factory in Izhevsk told RT that their product lineup has increased more than twice since last year and they are getting ready to produce the brand new AK-12 for the Russian army.

21.12.2014 10:23

Russia’s military doctrine remains ‘solely defensive’ – Putin
Russia is going to maintain its security “consistently and rigorously,” President Vladimir Putin has said. And despite NATO’s military buildup close to Russian borders, the national military doctrine will remain solely defensive, he said.

19.12.2014 14:56

​‘US coercive diplomacy: dialogue through dictate’
The US pursues coercive diplomacy regarding Russia and other countries, that has the appearance of diplomacy but in reality the other side has to give up its position, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Peace Institute Daniel McAdams told RT.

19.12.2014 09:27

Women could join British Army’s close combat infantry by 2016
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced plans to open up ground combat roles to women in 2016 after a review earlier this year found that allowing women to join infantry units would not have an adverse effect on troop cohesion.

19.12.2014 09:44

‘Putin keeps ace up his sleeve to surprise market’
President Putin has not disclosed his future strategic plans during the annual Q&A since to surprise international markets one should always have an ace up the sleeve, French economist Jacque Sapir told RT.

18.12.2014 13:29

Draft deferment sought for defense industry workers
The head of the Russian League of Assistance to Defense Enterprises has drafted a bill that, if passed, will offer a four-year delay of military conscription to those who work in the arms industry and related spheres.

18.12.2014 08:34

Terrorist child killers - enemies of humanity
​Peshawar school attack is the deadliest carried out in Pakistan. The 132 children killed in the siege, as with the 186 children who perished in the Russia’s Beslan massacre in 2004, are a grim reminder that evil does indeed exist in our world.

17.12.2014 14:40

Australia's interventionist foreign policy - time for a rethink
The tragic Sydney café siege of earlier this week, which resulted in the death of three people, raises quite a few serious questions.

17.12.2014 12:27

‘Israel practices a policy of flagrant anti-Semitism’
Israel’s “Jews only” policy in the occupied Palestinian territories, which is backed by the US, would be considered anti-Semitist in other states given the fact that Arabs are also Semitic people, Professor James Petras of Binghamton University told RT.

17.12.2014 10:23

​‘Human microwave’: China's controversial ray gun inflicts unbearable pain
China has presented Poly WB-1, a non-lethal ray gun that can be used for crowd dispersal, by making its targets feel like their skin is on fire. The US version of the weapon was shelved due to practical difficulties and the potential public backlash.

16.12.2014 16:47

Libyan arms dealer charged in Dover lorry terrorist raid
A British court has charged three men with serious terror offences, including a suspected Libyan arms dealer. He is said to have processed an order for £18 million worth of ammunition, including anti-aircraft equipment and heavy machine guns.

16.12.2014 12:39

Nuclear ultimatum: Scottish National Party challenges Labour on Trident
The Scottish National Party (SNP) will only support a Labour government in a hung parliament after the May 2015 general election if they agree to scrap Britain’s nuclear weapons program, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

16.12.2014 13:05