Russia builds four new air bases in Syria, deploys another 6,000 troops

 

Contrary to Moscow’s promises, the Russian military is not pulling out of Syria, but adding four more air bases (one shared with Iran) and 6,000 more troops. Continue reading

Caught On Video: Russian, NATO Jets In Near Standoff After F-16 Buzzes Defense Minister’s Airplane

 

A day after a Russian fighter allegedly flew within 5 feet of a US reconnaissance plane traveling over the Baltic Sea, Reuters reports that a NATO F-16 fighter jet returned the favor when it tried to improperly approach a plane carrying the Russian defense minister. The plane was traveling to the city of Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave along the Baltic coast, where Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu was scheduled to discuss security issues with defense officials on Wednesday. The NATO aircraft was warded off by a Russian Su-27 jet, according to RT.

In an accounting of the incident, Reuters notes that one of the Russian fighter jets escorting Shoigu’s plane had inserted itself between the defense minister’s plane and the NATO fighter and “tilted its wings from side to side to show the weapons it was carrying, Russian agencies said.” After that the F-16 promptly left the area. Continue reading

World War 3 Ready: Russia Forms New Military Task Force To Match NATO ‘Blow For Blow’ In Crimea

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Russia appears to be readying itself for a very serious confrontation with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), a confrontation that, if it should come to pass, many believe will be the opening stage of World War 3. And that confrontation just might occur in the Crimea, so Russia has not only increased its troop strength in the area, but it also created a new military task force just to go head-to-head with NATO forces.

Daily Star reported over the weekend that Russia’s defense minister, Sergey Shoigu, had informed the Defense Ministry in Moscow that a military task force comprised of four divisions, nine brigades, and 22 regiments had been formed in order to match the massing of alliance forces along the borders of the disputed region. Describing the task force as “self-sufficient,” Shoigu also told the Ministry that, due to the more than 200 military exercises conducted in the area since 2013, the new Russian task force would be able to match NATO blow for blow should hostilities begin. Continue reading

Now furious Putin threatens WAR against the West as NATO bolsters troops at Russian border

British, American, German and Canadian troops are currently situated on the Russian border in the Baltic region as part of the Eastern European deterrent force.

Denmark and France have recently sent forces to bolster the multi-national military – an act of perceived “provocation” that has angered the Kremlin.

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China, Russia increase joint drills as they deepen defence ties to contain US, their mutual foe

China and Russia will increase military exercises to strengthen security and defence cooperation amid growing tensions in the ­disputed South China Sea.

Russian Defence Minister ­Sergey Shoigu unveiled the plan at a meeting with his visiting ­Chinese counterpart Chang ­Wanquan on Wednesday, Tass news agency reported.

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Russia will build 392 buildings for military garrisons in Kuril Islands — defense minister

MOSCOW, December 1. /TASS/. Russia’s special construction agency Spetsstroi is to put up some 400 buildings and facilities on the Iturup and Kunashir islands of the Great Kuril Ridge, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday.

“A total of 392 buildings and facilities are to be put up. Only advanced pre-fabricated structures easy to assemble will be used,” Shoigu said while holding a distance conference with the armed forces’ senior commanders. Continue reading

Russia speeds tons of heavy artillery and MRLs to Syria for expanded ground combat

 

 

First, a body of three battalions of 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers was deployed at Khmeimin and has already started pounding rebel lines and command centers in the area. This heavy artillery system, capable of firing 152mm bombs at a rapid pace, is a veteran of Russia’s former campaigns against Islamic terrorist groups, especially in the Russian war against Islamic rebels in Chechnya in the 1990s.

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Russia’s Northern Fleet on high alert for massive arctic exercise

On March 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin, issued a military order to 38,000 troops to launch a massive arctic exercise. Continue reading

Russian military received 38 intercontinental missiles in 2014 — defense minister

MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces added 38 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to their tables of equipment this year, including 22 submarine-based missiles, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Friday at an expanded session of the Defense Ministry’s Board.

The percentage of upgraded armaments in the Armed Forces has thus reached 56%, he said. The Strategic Missile Troops now have three new regiments operating Yars missile complexes.

By the end of December, the Navy will have three strategic nuclear-powered submarines of the Borei class. The first of them, the Yuri Dolgoruky, has already come on full-scale combat duty. Continue reading

Russian National Defense Control Center almost 100% protected from cyber attacks

Meanwhile, lights go out briefly at the White House and at the State Department when something as simple as a transformer is blown a few streets away.

Matter of fact, one should question why the White House is even connected to the same civilian grid. What’s more, one should question whether or not this is a coverup for something more serious such as a cyber attack on Washington from Russia or China. The White House or State Departments should never have lights go dim due to ‘transformer blowouts’.

America is going into war unprepared.

 

According to the head of Control Systems concern, the most important and secret information is transmitted through alternative communications channels which guarantees its resistance to cyber attacks

MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/. The recently created in Russia National Defense Control Center (NDCC) is almost 100% protected from cyber attacks, Director of the Control Systems concern, member of the board of the United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC — a Rostec subsidiary) Andrey Riznyk told TASS in an interview on Tuesday.

“Everything possible and even more has been done for the Center’s information security. All its systems are protected, the general level of the complex’s security is very powerful, I would say nearly 100%,” said Riznyk. Continue reading

Transfer of forces to Russia’s new Arctic command to be completed by mid-December

The Arctic is now a no-go for ‘unwanted guests’ and this latest Russian move will securely pave the way for a northern attack route against the West.

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Northern Fleet motorised infantry brigade at Pechenga

The command staff of the brigade is taking advanced training at military training centers

MOSCOW, December 10. /TASS/. Forces of the Western, Central and Eastern Military Districts will be transferred to the new united strategic command in the Arctic by December 15.

The entire Northern Fleet will be transferred to the command, a high-ranking defense ministry source told TASS on Wednesday. Continue reading

Russian Bombers Threaten Guam

Four Russian strategic bombers circled the U.S. island of Guam last week in what U.S. defense officials say is the latest in a series of nuclear provocations by Moscow.

The bombers, flying in pairs, were identified by air defenses as Tu-95 Bear H nuclear-capable aircraft that circumnavigated the strategic U.S. military outpost on Friday—amid heightened tensions with Moscow regarding a new buildup of Russian forces in and along the border of eastern Ukraine.

A Pacific Command spokesman had no immediate comment. Two defense officials confirmed the incident. It could not be learned if U.S. jets intercepted the bombers.

Friday’s flights were the second time in the past two years that Russia conducted unusual long-range bomber missions around the island. Two Tu-95s circled the island on Feb. 12, 2013 and were intercepted by F-15 jets. Continue reading

Russia sets closer ties with China as overriding priority — defense minister

BEIJING, November 18. /TASS/. Strengthening and expanding ties with China remains Russia’s overriding priority, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday.

“Amid a highly volatile world situation, it becomes particularly important to strengthen reliable good-neighbourly relations between our countries,” Shoigu said at talks with his Chinese counterpart General Chang Wanquan. Continue reading

Nuclear War: Russia Shocks US With Tactical Weapons, Pentagon Retaliates

America is too far behind to catch up. The funds to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal will be too little, too late, and is just a token offering to ‘look busy’ or prepared. After the funding is in place, it still takes years, if not a decade to go from the development to deployment stage. What they’re proposing now might not even account for inflation or go over budget in project finance.

The Soviets could also now shut down the U.S. if they wanted to, but it’s too early since there’s still a chance of damaging retaliation from whatever little capability still remains up the U.S. sleeve. The remaining means of retaliation still need to be sought out and crippled.

It’s beyond the point of no return. By the time 2017 comes around, America might find itself in checkmate — as if the easy disabling of an American warship by Russia over the Mediterranean wasn’t enough of a hint.

If you want insight on what it might look like before a Russian strike upon America, here might be a good idea and start: Spetsnaz’s First World War from the book “Spetsnaz. The Story Behind the Soviet SAS“.

 

Russia is in possession of strategic nuclear weapons far more advanced than the United States, and it will continue to lead the game with its new generation of missiles, according to a comprehensive report from the Russian political newspaper, PRAVDA. Indeed, if World War 3 erupts, Russian Vladimir Putin will win hands down, the report suggested.

The report titled Russia Prepares Nuclear Surprise For NATO, claims that Russia was able to amass its massive nuclear power because the U.S. had been dismissive and neglectful of achieving innovations in decades after winning the Cold War. Specifically, the U.S. had closed the possibility of developing high-precision long-range weapons that could eradicate enemies even without coming to direct contact. But Russia never stops innovating despite much criticism and the more accepted notion that the country is weak and the west is superior. At this point, Russia has “long-range cruise missiles of a new generation that will soon be deployed on submarines of the Black Sea Fleet and missile ships of the Caspian Flotilla,” PRAVDA stated. Continue reading

Russia creates Arctic military district

The military build-up in the Arctic is underway.

In 2014 Russia will create a new military structure, which will be called the Northern Fleet – United Strategic Command (NF-USC). General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces informed that the mission of the new unit would be the protection of Russian national interests in the Arctic.

The active work in this direction started last year, after President Putin’s televised appeal to the Minister of Defense “to pay special attention to deploying infrastructure and military units in the Arctic.Continue reading