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Military dominance over Russia impossible, nuclear deterrent top priority – Defense Ministry
Russia aims to maintain its military advantage, prioritize the rearmament of its nuclear deterrence forces and refit up to 100 percent of its military hardware by 2020. In 2015 Russia will start testing its successor to the “Satan” heavy nuclear missile.

30.01.2015 09:25

Russia develops heavy drone, promises S500 missile system by 2017
The Russian military is putting the finishing touches to its very own heavy military UAV. The drone is part of a wider modernization effort, with the cutting-edge flagship S500 missile system coming in 2017.

25.01.2015 08:03

​Having fun in Saudi desert: Daredevils swinging from reversing tractor (VIDEO)
Two Saudi daredevils have taken ghost riding to a new level. A video showing them swinging from the bucket of an unmanned tractor in a desolate desert has amassed almost half a million views on YouTube.

21.01.2015 15:42

Russian spy ship in Havana ahead of US delegation’s historic visit
The Russian Navy’s intelligence collection ship, the Viktor Leonov, has docked in Havana just a day before the arrival of an American delegation. The Russian warship is moored in open view of a pier usually used for cruise ships.

21.01.2015 06:06

Chances of new alliances clustered around Tokyo as Japan moves towards military normalization
With Japan moving towards military normalization, regional geopolitics in the East and South China Sea might be transformed creating new and unlikely alliances and new power blocs.

19.01.2015 12:17

France sends Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier for anti-ISIS op in Iraq
French President Francois Hollande has announced that the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier is ready for use in military operations against Islamic State in Iraq. The warship is to work in cooperation with coalition forces combatting the militants.

14.01.2015 15:27

Japan approves largest military budget since WWII
Japan’s government has approved its largest military budget in 70 years, in contravention of the country’s pacifist constitution, in a display of force to its highly militarized neighbors. The extra military spending comes amid a stalling economy.

14.01.2015 06:11

NATO defense missiles arrive in Turkey
NATO air defense missiles belonging to the Spanish military have arrived at Iskenderun Limak Port in Turkey’s southern province of Hatay.

12.01.2015 13:48

Foreign sub hunt: Sweden confirms second secret operation in Stockholm archipelago
Sweden has confirmed it held a second “secret” search operation for a foreign submarine in its waters back in October. The hunt, not reported until now, followed media source claims about a sighting of a submarine tower outside Stockholm.

11.01.2015 10:07

SpaceX’s Dragon blasts off with Falcon rocket, reland attempt fails
After a setback earlier this week, SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon9 rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS) on a restocking mission. An attempt to land the potentially reusable rocket on a barge, however, failed.

06.01.2015 11:04

​Major oil traders book tankers for stockpiling crude at sea – report
A continuous fall in global oil prices has prompted major oil traders to start hiring supertankers as they can benefit from stockpiling crude oil at sea.

09.01.2015 12:06

Russia’s stealth ‘black hole’ submarine prepares for 4,000km trip, deep water trials
A new Russian advanced stealth submarine, dubbed a “black hole” by NATO for its ability to be undetectable, has begun preparations for deep water tests. However, it must first make a 4,630km journey to the Barents Sea in Russia's north.

08.01.2015 18:10