Russia’s Drills Update

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The following is a list detailing Russia’s military drills during October:[1]

Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, currently en route to Syria, will unlikely be involved in exerting control over the skies over Syria. Peskov said: “I do not think that it is necessary to keep somebody away, [or that] somebody can attack [the Syrian government forces] … as there are enough instruments to control the skies, to control the safety of our temporary infrastructure in Syria, which is why there is no such opportunity.” (Sputniknews.com, October 22) Continue reading

Russian military plans buildup from West to Pacific

Russia continues playing the victim while rebuilding its military and modernizing, even as American forces shrink in size and diminish preparedness for war.

 

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is to beef up its military forces all the way from its western border to the Pacific islands amid ongoing strains with the West, the military said Friday.

While announcing the buildup, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the deployment of NATO’s forces near Russia’s borders has caused concern. As part of a response, he said new units in the Western Military District, including two new divisions, will be formed.

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Russia launches massive air force exercise with 250 aircraft

It’s common sense that with Russia announcing 4,000 military drills for 2015 — that’s 11 per day — that you cannot keep such a military running on high adrenaline and so intensely for so long without letting the pressure out. This is not to say war is on the horizon, but you normally wouldn’t do such a thing unless you’re preparing for one on a massive scale. Vladimir Putin must make good on his promises to defend Russian interests against the West at all costs, otherwise he’s out. He also wouldn’t be in power now if he didn’t tow the line of his handlers.

 

The Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday the drills will involve air force and air defense units of the Central, Western and Southern Military Districts totaling 12,000 servicemen. Combat aircraft will deploy to temporary bases and air defense systems will be sent to the Ashuluk and Kapustin Yar shooting ranges in southern Russia for training with live ammunition.

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Massive Air Defense Exercises Begin in Siberia, Baltic Sea

Air defense forces will use S-300, S-400 and Buk systems to practice repelling airstrikes and shoot down fighter aircraft in over 50 drills and training exercises.

MOSCOW, February 2 (Sputnik) — The Russian Baltic Fleet’s air defense force repelled an airstrike using S-300 air defense systems, the Western Military District’s press service announced. Continue reading

Russian military completes rapid-deployment drills in Kaliningrad

Amid this exercise and many more that already transpired throughout 2014, it sounds like someone’s gearing up for a blitzkrieg on Ukraine, plus preparing for defensive measures against any counter-attack. From a military standpoint, Ukraine is crucially strategic. It allows for Russia to be on Europe’s doorstep or NATO to be on Moscow’s doorstep. 2015 should be quite an interesting year if the end of 2014 won’t.

Lest we forget what one of Putin’s henchmen stated: They must strike first and carpet bomb all the way into the Baltic states and even Poland — half an hour before NATO even wakes up.

Should that ever transpire, NATO will be effectively dead as an organization and kicked out of Europe within days.

 

The drills took place December 5-10, the head of the main Operation Directorate of General Staff, Lieutenant General Andrey Kartapolov announced on Tuesday. Military units and formations deployed in the Western Military District were brought to their highest level of combat readiness at 7 p.m. Moscow time on December 5.

Tactical Iskander-M ballistic missile systems of the Western Military District’s missile brigade were rapidly transferred from Russia’s mainland to conduct off-the-march combat training tasks. Within two days, two brigades were deployed in Kaliningrad by the military transport aircraft and vessels of the Baltic Fleet. Continue reading

The Ukraine crisis: Russia may halt (START) strategic weapons inspections, revert to Cold War tactics

This is perfect timing, for Russia that is, since the USA is conveinently suiciding itself militarily by reducing its strategic nuclear deterrance — which also outdated and hasn’t seen anything new in weaponry since the early 90’s/late 80’s.

Russia ratcheted up international tensions over Ukraine by a big notch Saturday, March 8, the day after mobilizing air and coastal defenses for a large-scale month-long drill to prevent the disruption of the May 16 Crimean referendum. The defense ministry in Moscow announced: “Russia is considering halting foreign inspections of its strategic weapons arsenal, including nuclear-capable missiles, in response to “threats” from the United States and NATO over the Ukraine crisis.

Lines of tanks were seen Saturday heading from Russian bases towards Crimea.

A high-ranking defense ministry official in Moscow, who was not named, released this statement to all Russian news agencies: “The unfounded threats towards Russia from the United States and NATO over its policy on Ukraine are seen by us as an unfriendly gesture that allows the declaration of force majeure circumstances.” Continue reading

BREAKING: Russia Deploys EMP / Bunker-Buster Missiles in its Western Military Divisions

While the U.S. is suicidially disarming itself and even withdrawing missile defense posts from Europe, the Russians (as well as the Chinese) are very hard at work in modernizing their tactical weapons stockpile — as well as now deploying.

RUSSIA-MISSILES-EQUIPMENT MOSCOW. Feb 9 (Interfax-AVN) – Russia’s 20th Army incorporated in the Western Military District will be supplied with Iskander-M tactical missile systems and other modern weapons.

The Iskander Tactical Missile System is considered to be among the most advanced surface / surface missiles available today. Continue reading