Defence
The top 5 Russian helicopters in service

The top 5 Russian helicopters in service

April 16, 2014 Tatyana Rusakova, RIR

Russia has a very impressive fleet of helicopters that provide essential services to the armed forces. RIR presents five of the best rotary-winged aircraft

Russian armed forces to get supercomputer

Russian armed forces to get supercomputer

April 15, 2014 Sergey Ptichkin, Rossiyskaya Gazeta

The capabilities of such a supercomputer will allow most full-scale or “live” tests to be replaced by computer-based modelling

Ultimate deterrent: How the Russian ‘Perimeter’ system works

Ultimate deterrent: How the Russian ‘Perimeter’ system works

April 3, 2014 Anton Valagin, Rossiyskaya Gazeta

The biggest factor deterring World War 3 is Russia's system that would send a retaliatory nuclear strike even if the command and communication lines of its Strategic Missile Forces were totally destroyed. It is called ‘Perimeter,’ and in the U.S. it has been nicknamed ‘Dead Hand’

Novik: A revolutionary in the Russian Navy

Novik: A revolutionary in the Russian Navy

April 1, 2014 Yuri Osokin, specially for RIR

Russia’s first universal fleet destroyer represented a giant leap forward in the country’s naval capabilities. It also had a significant impact on the fortunes of Russia’s Baltic Fleet in World War I

Crimean combat dolphins join Russian Navy

Crimean combat dolphins join Russian Navy

March 27, 2014 RIA Novosti

The dolphins, which were used by the Ukrainian Navy, will be used to search for sunken objects and military equipment, as well as for the detection of frogmen

The future of Crimea's Ukrainian military assets

The future of Crimea's Ukrainian military assets

March 27, 2014 Viktor Litovkin, specially for RIR

Many positive developments are expected in the peninsula as it integrates to Russian systems, although some serious problems remain as well

A look at Russia's pioneering submarines

A look at Russia's pioneering submarines

March 26, 2014 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

It was the 19th century Russian engineers and submariners, who first ventured into the depths in the forerunners of today’s underwater leviathans

India to buy Russian anti-tank ammunition

India to buy Russian anti-tank ammunition

March 26, 2014 Alexander Korablinov, RIR

Russia will also transfer the technology on the production techniques of the specialised tank ammunition to India’s Ordnance Factory Board, according to an Indian media report

Military sanctions against Russia: Who is the real loser?

Military sanctions against Russia: Who is the real loser?

March 25, 2014 Dmitry Litovkin, specially for RIR

A ban on EU arms and military hardware supplies to Russia over the events in Crimea will not become an effective element of pressure on the Kremlin. NATO and the US would stand to lose even more

The rise and fall of SSV-33 Ural

The rise and fall of SSV-33 Ural

March 18, 2014 Alexander Korolkov, specially for RIR

At one time, The Titan of Soviet reconnaissance monitored the entire northern Pacific Ocean, intercepting radio communications by the air force and navy and submarine defence of the US and Japan. But its fortunes went steadily downhill from there

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