The big changes of the Russian Navy fleet have been announced. In the 2022, the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov will replace Peter the Great as the flagship. The Admiral Nakhimov is part of the Russian project 1144 Orlan.
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced the completion of the national nuclear forces. The disclosure occurred during the VIII Congress of the Workers Party Of Korea. The 8th Congress also elected Kim Jong-un as the General Secretary of the Workers Party of Korea. The Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) is the top organ of the party.
The study has been conducted pertaining the radiation level on the Marshalls Islands. The Marshall Islands consist of two chains of 29 coral atolls, and are located north of the equator, between Hawaii and Australia. On each atoll there are a number of islands.
On Saturday during the morning ceremony, the Iranian Lieutenant General Hussein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps stated “The Islamic Republic will take revenge on all those who are indirectly or directly involved in the martyrdom of General Suleimani, and this is a very serious message.”
Talks surrounding Cuba and Russia re-establishing close ties have been surfacing since 2014. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union provided financial support to Cuba. However, after the collapse of the USSR, it halted. Back in the 1970s, the Soviet Navy ships visited but never had a full fledged base in Cuba.
The Russian self-loading large-caliber sniper rifle OSV-96, designed to defeat light-armored vehicles at a long distance, received a civilian modification. The rifle, which uses a 12,7×108 mm cartridge, is in demand in the civil market in the field of geological exploration, mining and pipeline laying.
A Russian Air Force squadron is expecting new 2S42 Lotos. In 2019, at the Army forum, the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering (TSNIITOCHMASH) presented a new 120-mm self-propelled artillery gun 2S42 Lotos, which should replace the Russian landing forces self-propelled gun-howitzer-mortar 2S9 Nona-S.
Russia announced the start of mass production of the new PTKM-1R mine. A feature of this anti-roof mine is the ability to hit armored vehicles in the least protected part of the armor: the tower or roof surface. Interfax news stated the Ministry of Defense of Russia is already receiving anti-roof mines.
This week, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the testing of the first nuclear powered Poseidon carrier submarine. The new technology is able to destroy a whole city. However, if ever Poseidon testing goes wrong and it explodes, it would cause a much worse nuclear disaster than Fukushima.
Russia announced a new replacement for the Makarov pistol will be in its arsenal by the end of this year. The successor of the PM should be the Lebedev PL pistol, which was developed by the shooter and designer Dmitry Lebedev with special attention to balancing and ergonomics of the weapon.
Russia announced a 5th generation prototype of the SU-57 fighter jet. The new model, Metropolis, is expected to be completed by 2022. The tests of the Metropolis are scheduled to start in two years. Currently, tests of pre-production samples of the SU-57 are being completed.
On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared in the Russian news program Vesti Nedelya on the channel Russia-1. The term “hypersonic weapons” has been a very popular topic. In March 2018, President Putin unveiled one of the six new Russian strategic weapons, the Avangard.
Russia announced a new pistol for defense personnel. The pistol is 9x19mm, which is being developed by the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering. The need of such weapon arose for the plain clothing officers needs and special forces. Furthermore, the new weapon will come in multiple versions, including a special edition for the concealed carry purpose.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Nuclear Weapons decree on June 2. The decree titled “On The Basis Of The State Policy Of The Russian Federation In The Field of Nuclear Deterrence” is a document regulating the conditions under which Russia has the right to launch a nuclear strike against an aggressor (or a pack of aggressors). The main goal is to legalize the use of nuclear weapons in limited local conflicts.
Iran believes the embargo might be lifted. This opinion was expressed on May 2 by the official representative of the Iranian government, claiming that Iran is convinced that the parties to the nuclear deal, as well as the permanent members of the UN Security Council, will oppose the intentions of the US. According to the Iranian government representative, “Washington’s desire to extend the arms embargo is another confirmation that the US defiantly ignores international agreements and law.”
NATO ships approaching Russia’s Maritime borders, specifically the Black Sea region, are unable to conduct reconnaissance due to the counteraction of coastal electronic warfare (EW) Russia is currently testing.
There are three areas of the Electronic warfare:
1) Radio-electronic defeat is a set of measures and actions for functional defeat, radio-electronic suppression and defeat of radio-electronic objects of the enemy by homing weapons for radiation.
Morocco has соnсludеd a new аrmѕ deal with thе United Stаtеѕ to рrоvіdе іt with military hаrdwаrе for lоgіѕtісаl ѕuрроrt wоrth $239.35 mіllіоn, ассоrdіng to thе US government’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Thе US Dераrtmеnt of Defense аррrоvеd the аrmѕ dеаl with Morocco, at the request of the Moroccan government, and notified the U.S. Congress of this step.
Russia announced successful testing of the Hypersonic missile Zircon from an Admiral Gorshkov class ship, the Russian Naval Fleet’s lead ship of the 22350 multi-purpose frigate project. The ship was built in St. Petersburg in 2010 and is the fourth generation of Russian missile-carrying ships. For a long time, little was known about the ship. In eight years, the Admiral Gorshkov made several training trips in the Baltic and North Sea.
The United States imposes sanctions on 13 foreign entities and individuals in Russia, China, Iraq, and Turkey under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA). The announcement was confirmed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on @twitter.
The Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act authorizes the United States to impose sanctions against foreign individuals, private entities, and governments that engage in proliferation activities.
Last week, I have written an article pertaining to the Coronavirus possibly leaking from the Biological Warfare lab in Wuhan. The hypothesis arose based on the fact that it was highly odd to have a virus that can adapt to both cold-blooded and warm-blooded hosts. Hence, could it be that China was testing it in their biological warfare arsenal and it’s just gone wrong or it was created in the lab and some type of contamination occurred? It is not a new phenomenon for totalitarian nations to sacrifice their own populous for the so called “greater good.”
DARPA signed a contract with Northrop Grumman valued at $13 million to develop Hypersonic weapons interceptors for American air defense. Currently, the only weapon that is capable of shooting down the Hypersonic systems is a laser gun. With the speed of the light pulse, the gun fires at the current location of the target and the light pulse with a 99.9% probability hits the target, since compared to the speed of light the hypersonic missile is standing still. However, there are not enough powerful lasers that are capable of delivering such results. It is in the development phase and clearly it seems Northrop Grumman is involved in the testing of such lasers.
Currently, the world is watching the news about the new virus from China, According to the World Health Organization it is labeled 2019-nCoV. it is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that has not been found in people before. 2019-nCoV is not the same coronavirus that caused Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003.
Russia is testing new ammunition capable of penetrating through ice. The ammunition being tested will be used on their nuclear submarines. It will be able to crack the Arctic ice with rockets; it would be missiles that destroy hummocks. They will be capable of creating a hole in the ice, allowing the nuclear submarine to strike its target. Ice swimming and, most importantly, surfacing are the most difficult elements in the combat operation of the ship. Error in the performance of such maneuvers can lead to the boat being damaged or getting stuck in the ice.
A report surfaced on social media among security groups pertaining to Syrian rebels use of outdated Russian weapons. Currently the most common ones are the Shpagin and Degterev style of weapons that were produced over 100 years ago and still are operational. Additionally, Mosin Nagant weapons from the Czarist Russia epoch have also been seen.
Germany refused Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal for a moratorium on missile deployment in Europe. Putin had sent a proposal to the leaders of several countries this fall to introduce a moratorium on deploying intermediate-and shorter-range missiles in Europe. The intermediate-range missile is defined as ground-launched ballistic missiles (GLBM) or GLCM having a range between 1,000 km to 5,500 km. The shorter-range missile was defined as GLBMs or GLCMs with a range between 500 km and 1,000 km.
On November 28, 2019 Russia officially refused to finance the operations of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)– an intergovernmental organization and the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on April 29, 1997. The OPCW, with its 193 member states, has its seat in The Hague, Netherlands, and oversees the global endeavor for the permanent and verifiable elimination of chemical weapons.
Rosatom declassified documents pertaining to the highly secretive Russian rocket R-5. Rosatom is a Russian state corporation headquartered in Moscow that specializes in nuclear energy. The rocket R-5 is the predecessor of the Russian Calibr. The R-5 was originally a development of OKB-1 as a single-stage missile with a detachable warhead reentry vehicle. The R-5M was a nuclear armed missile– the first nuclear missile to be deployed by the Soviet Union– with greater payload and weight but better reliability than its predecessor.
Next year is the 100 year anniversary of the Evgeniy Dragunov, born February 20, 1920 into the family of the famous weapons makers of Czarist Russia. He served in the Soviet army during World War II. After the war was over, he started designing weapons and by 1950 his first successful design was put into mass production. Dragunov designed five more weapons, which ended up being utilized by the Soviet Army.
Russia announced the final phase of the TOS-2 Heavy Flamethrower System, which is expected to be delivered to the Russian army by May 2020. The TOS is a family of 220mm 30-barrel multiple rocket launchers and thermobaric weapon mounted on a T-72 Main Battle Tank (MBT) chassis. It is based on the Armata platform.
Iran’s first Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri Kouhshahi attended an annual meeting organized by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). An 18th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of Member States of the SCO was held Saturday in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The SCO, or Shanghai Pact, is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on June 15, 2001 in Shanghai. Iran is not an official member of the SCO but very interested in joining. He was observed having great interest in reciprocal agreements with Uzbekistan.
Russian theoretical physicist Yevgeny Avronin kept notes that were released pertaining his lifelong work in nuclear weapons. Avronin was a theoretical physicist, nuclear engineer and Scientific Director at the Russian Federal Nuclear Centre (RFNC). He was a co-developer of the RDS-37, the first Soviet two-stage thermonuclear bomb. He died in 2018.
Russia is testing new weapons systems using the nuclear-powered submarines B-534 Nizhny Novgorod and B-336 Pskov. These two submarines are classified by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) as 945A Condor (Sierra-II). The Sierra class (Soviet designations Project 945 Barrakuda and Project 945A Kondor) are a series of nuclear-powered attack submarines intended for the Soviet Navy and currently in service with the Russian Navy.
Russia announced the testing phase of Onyx-M missiles will begin in October, 2019. The Onyx-M has the capability of engaging targets with a high-low trajectory of 497 miles (800 km). The missile was originally designed to be deployed for ship targets and has the capability to be used against ground targets. Previously Onyx-M had a capability of engaging targets with a high-low trajectory up to 186 miles (300 km).
This summer Russia suffered multiple tragedies in their defense sector, including the loss of lives on the “Losharik” nuclear submarine. The latest tragedy was an explosion during the Nenoksa Missile Test Site near Severodvink, a region in northern Russia. Both times, highly skilled Russian elite specialists died. The incident at the Russian defense nuclear testing facility claimed the lives of seven people and left others injured. Overall, it is the third incident within a week in the same geographical area.
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