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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Un système antiaérien russe S-300 déployé en Syrie

Des systèmes antiaériens russes S-300 et Pantsir, ainsi que des systèmes côtiers de missiles de défense côtière K-300P Bastion-P ont été déployés en Syrie, selon le ministère russe de la Défense.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Vietnam Deploys Rocket Launchers to South China Sea

Escalating tensions in an already volatile region, Vietnam appears to have deployed rocket launchers to disputed territories within the South China Sea, well within range of Beijing’s land reclamation projects.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Russia won't deliver S-300 missile system to Syria — official

Russia does not plan to deliver the S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria, head of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin told reporters on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Turkey could rethink disputed air defense program

With parliamentary elections scheduled for Nov. 1 and defense bureaucracy at a near standstill, some military planners are questioning the wisdom of a controversial Turkish defense contract for the construction of the country’s first long-range air and anti-missile defense system.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MH17 investigators find 'possible' BUK missile fragments

Investigators probing the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine said Tuesday they had identified pieces that "possibly" come from a Russian-made BUK missile, where the plane crashed.

Monday, November 10, 2014

German Foreign Ministry plays down intel report claiming Ukraine militia downed MH17

The German Foreign Ministry maintains the media interpretation of an October statement by the president of national intelligence agency alleging self-defense militia downed MH17 flight in Ukraine was incomplete and taken out of context.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fearing U.S. air strikes, Syria asks for Russian S300

The Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad feared the rise of Republicans in the U.S. Congress and began preparing for a potential radical shift in U.S. foreign policy towards Syria, statements by the country’s foreign minister revealed on Thursday.
Damascus was afraid that the rise of Republicans could mount pressure on President Barack Obama to launch military strikes against the regime army’s installations in Syria and has asked Russia to speed up the delivery of a powerful air defense system, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said in an interview with Lebanon’s al-Akhbar newspaper.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Russian lawmaker says German MH17 crash intel points to Kiev

German BND foreign intelligence agency's conclusions on the alleged downing of the Malaysian Boeing crash in eastern Ukraine can be interpreted in a way that implicates Kiev in the crash, as mush as the local militias, a senior Russian lawmaker said Sunday.

"The German intelligence stated: The Boeing was downed by a Buk missile system 'captured by militias.' That means Russia was not involved. And the Buk could have been launched by the Ukrainian Armed Forces," Alexei Pushkov, who heads the Russian lower parliamentary house's foreign affairs committee, said on Twitter.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

China says Turkey will decide in its 'own interests' on missile system

China said on Sept. 9 that Turkey would decide in its "own interests" after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the country was in talks with France on buying a missile defence system following disagreements with Beijing.
 
U.S. and NATO officials have said Turkish collaboration on the system with China, which was originally awarded the tender, could raise questions of compatibility of weaponry and of security.
  
The missile deal constituted normal trade cooperation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Triumph missile systems moved to Ashuluk range for tactical drills

The second active phase of the scheduled tactical exercise with field firing will be held in the Astrakhan Region...
 
MOSCOW, August 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces have started the redeployment of personnel and military equipment to the Ashuluk range in southern Russia (Astrakhan region), the Russian Defense Ministry told ITAR-TASS on Monday.
The second active phase of the scheduled tactical exercise with field firing will be held there, the ministry added.
“The first train with the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems, special engineer equipment, as well as supplies for the deployment of a field camp for the personnel has arrived at the Ashuluk range,” the ministry said.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Kiev Should Have Informed Airlines About Possible Use of Buk Missiles in Advance. (...what instructions were received by air traffic services)

If the Ukrainian military were aware about the possible use of Buk missiles in the southeast of the country, they should have informed the crews flying over the territory, the head of Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) Alexandr Neradko said Friday. 

“If we assume that the Ukrainian Armed Forces knew about the possible use of surface-to-air anti-aircraft Buk missiles, they should have facilitated the work of appropriate radar stations, the way it was done by the Russian air Forces,” he said.
Neradko stressed that in such cases the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requires to immediately get in touch with the planes’ crew members and warn them about the emergency situation, which was not done in case with MH17 flight.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

US concerned about Russia's missile deployment

WASHINGTON
US reacts to reports of Russia deploying missiles in its Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad, which borders NATO members Poland and Lithuania, with an plea not to "destabilize the region", said State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf  on Tuesday.

The deployment of the Iskander missiles, which have a range of hundreds of kilometers has caused alarm in Poland and the Baltic states, which are wary of Russian military movements after decades of dominance by the Soviet Union. Their alarm was aggravated by tension between Russia and the West over Ukraine.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Defense Ministry: deployment of Iskander missiles consistent with international agreements

MOSCOW, December 16. /ITAR-TASS/. The deployment of Iskander missiles in Russia’s westernmost Kaliningrad region does not run counter to international agreements, the Defence Ministry said on Monday, December 16.

“Missile troops and artillery units of the Western Military District are in fact armed with Iskander operational and tactical missile systems,” Defense Ministry Spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said on Monday, December 16.

He stressed that “concrete areas where Iskander squadrons are stationed in the Western Military District do not run counter to international agreements.”

Sunday, December 15, 2013

NATO member Greece tests Russian missiles

NATO member Greece says it has successfully tested a Russian made S300 surface-to-air missile system during a military exercise on the island of Crete, for the first time since the system was acquired 14 years ago.

Greece bought the missiles in the late 1990s to defuse a crisis between Turkey and war-divided Cyprus, where the internationally recognized ethnic Greek government had initially ordered the missiles and eventually conceded them to the government in Athens.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

US to cut funding on Turkish Chinese-missile purchase

The U.S. Congress is set to adopt a law next week forbidding Turkey from using American funds to acquire a $4 billion missile system from a Chinese company blacklisted by Washington.

The United States has voiced deep concern over Turkey's decision in September to enter negotiations with China Precision Machinery Export-Import Corporation for its first long-range anti-missile system.

CPMIEC, which makes the HQ-9 missile system, is under U.S. sanctions for selling arms and missile technology to Iran and Syria.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Turkey asks US to ‘extend pricing’ on missile offer. -NATO is worried about Turkey buying a system not compatible with those of other member states.

Turkey has asked the United States to extend the pricing on Raytheon Co’s Patriot missile defense system proposal, two sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters on Monday, a sign that Ankara is keeping its options open in case its talks with the preferred Chinese supplier fall through.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan last week said Ankara would be open to new offers if its talks about co-producing a long-range air and missile defense system with China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp (CPMIEC) fail.

Turkey’s decision to choose a $3.4 billion Chinese offer over rival bids from Russian, U.S. and European firms has raised concern among Turkey’s Western allies. The sources familiar with the U.S. proposal to supply a Raytheon-built Patriot missile defense system said Turkish officials had requested an extension of the pricing included in the bid while their talks continued with China.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Japan issues order to shoot down N Korean rocket

TOKYO —
The Japanese government on Friday issued an order to shoot down a North Korean rocket if it threatens the nation’s territory.
Tokyo has readied surface-to-air missiles in and around Tokyo, as well as in Okinawa, and is putting its armed forces on standby ahead of Pyongyang’s planned missile launch.
It is also deploying Aegis warships in neighboring waters.
Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto has told forces to destroy the projectile or any parts that look set to fall on Japanese territory, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told reporters.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Eρωτηματικά για την ανάπτυξη αντιαεροπορικών συστημάτων από τη Λιβύη στη Συρία

Οξύτατη επίθεση προς τη συριακή αντιπολίτευση εξαπέλυσε ο επικεφαλής της προεδρικής διοίκησης Σεργκέι Ιβανόφ [1] με αφορμή την ανάπτυξη αντιαεροπορικών συστημάτων στο έδαφος της, τα οποία όπως αποκάλυψε προήλθαν από τη Λιβύη. 

Ο κ. Ιβανόφ δήλωσε πως "είναι άγνωστο σε ποιά άλλα χέρια θα καταλήξουν τα φορητά αυτά συστήματα και ποιο θα είναι εκέινο το επιβατικό αεροσκάφος το οποίο θα καταρρίψουν". 

Θέλοντας να δείξει για μια ακόμα φορά την διαφορετική και νόμιμη στάση που τηρεί η χώρα του και στο ζήτημα της Συρίας, ο επικεφαλής της προεδρικής διοίκησης επανέλαβε πως τα όπλα με τα οποία έχει προμηθέψει η χώρα του τη Συρία είναι αμιγώς αμυντικά.

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