Defence
Russia’s dog forces

Russia’s dog forces

April 16, 2015 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

One of the most important roles in Russia’s military is played by man’s oldest friend, the dog

Russia preparing for “Star Wars”

Russia preparing for “Star Wars”

April 15, 2015 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

Confrontation between Russia and the United States is gathering momentum and may, literally, soon assume a cosmic scale

Modern Russian Army uniform

Modern Russian Army uniform

April 14, 2015 Alexander Vershinin, specially for RIR

The Russian Federation moved to rid itself of prominent features of the Soviet legacy, right down to the old uniform that was so synonymous with the vanished superpower

Future belongs to air combat drones - MiG creator

Future belongs to air combat drones - MiG creator

April 6, 2015 Mir robotov

Ovanes Mikoyan, son of the famous creator of the Soviet MiG jets, aircraft builder and adviser to director of the Structural Engineering Centre of the Mikoyan Design Bureau said in an interview with Moskovsky Komsomolets, that the future of aviation is in drones

Women to serve in Russian Navy submarines?

Women to serve in Russian Navy submarines?

March 27, 2015 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

Women may be able to serve on Russia Navy submarines after 2018, a source in the Ministry of Defence told InterFax News Agency earlier this month

New transport aircraft to carry Armata tanks

New transport aircraft to carry Armata tanks

March 26, 2015 Vadim Matveev, specially for RIR

The Russian aircraft manufacturing industry has started designing an aircraft of the future, capable of performing tasks that modern transport aviation is not quite up to

Russian Air Force to buy fewer PAK FA fighter aircraft

Russian Air Force to buy fewer PAK FA fighter aircraft

March 25, 2015 Ivan Safronov, Kommersant

The military is likely to buy fewer fifth generation T-50 fighters, scaling back requirements to 12 after initially planning for 52, due to economic considerations, Deputy Defence Minister Yuri Borisov has said

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