NATO May Retaliate if Turkey Buys Russian Missiles

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to purchase a Russian surface-to-air missile system could create major problems for NATO, of which his country is a member.

 

Turkey has already agreed to purchase the S-400 surface-to-air missile system, but has not yet signed the contract with the Russian government to complete the transaction, however the head of NATO’s Military Committee is warning of “necessary consequences” if it follows through. Continue reading

Russia deploys anti-ship missiles on disputed isles off Hokkaido

The Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet has deployed state-of-the-art anti-ship missile systems on two of the islands off Hokkaido claimed by Japan, the fleet’s newspaper reported recently.

The Bastion missile system has been installed on Etorofu Island and the Bal system on Kunashiri Island, according to the report. Continue reading

Report: British Military Intelligence Warns of Russia’s ‘Revolutionary’ Tank

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Demonstration of a T-14 Armata tank / Russian defense ministry via AP

 

An official in the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense warned in an internal document that a high-technology tank under development by Russia represents the “most revolutionary step change in tank design in the last half century.”

The briefing document, viewed and reported by The Telegraphindicates internal doubts about the U.K.’s defense strategy to counter Russia’s Armata tank, prototypes of which were unveiled during the Victory Day parade in Moscow last year. Continue reading

Inside the Ring: Russia to test new missile

Russia will test launch a controversial missile over the next several weeks that U.S. officials say is raising new concerns about Moscow’s growing strategic nuclear arsenal and Russia’s potential violations of arms treaties.

The RS-26 missile is expected to be deployed with multiple supersonic, maneuvering warheads designed to defeat U.S. missile defenses in Europe, U.S. officials told Inside the Ring.

“The Russians are advertising this as a system capable of defeating U.S. missile defenses in Europe,” the aide said. “At the same time, the State Department is accepting Russia’s claim that this is an ICBM and doesn’t violate INF. It can’t be both.” Continue reading

US offers classified materials on missile system to Russia

US President Barack Obama’s administration may give Russia classified information on anti-missile systems, US Assistant Defense Secretary Brad Roberts said at the committee for the armed forces of the House of Representatives, Interfax reports.

George Bush’s administration had the same initiative, Roberts said. Three-star General Patrick O’Reilly, head of the anti-missile defense of the Pentagon, said that he received no requests to give classified information.

Full article: US offers classified materials on missile system to Russia (Vestnik Kavkaza)