MOSCOW, June 18 (Reuters) – Russia has begun delivering tanks, artillery cannons and rocket launchers worth $1 billion to Azerbaijan, a Moscow-based defence group said on Tuesday, as the former Soviet republic strengthens its military readiness in the volatile South [...]
June 3, 2013 – Russia has deployed an advanced new missile system to its base in Armenia,amid deteriorating relations with Armenia’s rival, Azerbaijan. A source in Armenia’s Defense Ministry confirmed to RFE/RL’s Armenian service the deployment of “several” Iskander-M systems. [...]
Feb. 21, 2013 – Barack Obama hopes to engage Russia in his effort to continue reducing nuclear armaments. For the president, this is vital for advancing his goal of a world less reliant on nuclear weapons. For Moscow, however, nuclear [...]
Moscow is concerned over the statements of official Baku that the missile defence systems of Azerbaijan have received an order to knock down the airplanes that trespass its airspace.
Dec. 16, 2012 – A joint missile defense system agreement between Russia and Kazakhstan could be viewed as a platform to set up a nuclear umbrella over the entire Central Asian region, Russia’s envoy to the Collective Security Treaty Organization [...]
The OTR-21 SRBM is the replacement for the FROG missile system. The OTR-21 is capable of being launched quickly and accurately with a wide assortment of payloads allowing it to fulfill a number of missions. The OTR-21 is also capable of flying a cruise missile trajectory keeping its maximum altitude under 30 km.
The ‘Scud’ family of ballistic missiles is one of the most well know and certainly among the most proliferated. It is a simple and reliable design that has lasted nearly 60 years.
Armenia’s Defense Ministry commented on the possibility for deployment of Russia’s S-400 missiles in Armenia.