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. [...]
Azerbaijan will produce missiles jointly with Turkish weapons manufacturer Roketsan in the near future. An agreement on the start of the production was signed in Istanbul on May 8 during the International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF-2013). According to media reports, [...]
March 18, 2013 – Iran launches a guided-missile destroyer, the Jamaran-2, in the Caspian Sea. Since 1992, Iran has been building a self-sufficient military, reportedly producing its own jet fighters, tanks, missiles and light submarines as well as torpedoes. Tehran [...]
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 [...]
Russia has cemented its place as the world’s second largest suppliers of arms. In 2012, the country shipped $15.13 billion worth of weapons, up $2 billion from the year before. If the tests on the INS Vikramaditya (the Indian navy’s [...]
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.
Russia has become the world’s second largest exporter of the arms after the United States. Russia’s most popular export item after aircraft and warship is S-300 anti-aircraft system which he has denied to provide this missile to oil rich country [...]
Jan. 24, 2013 – Azerbaijan has purchased long-range missiles from Turkey, Turkish ROKETSAN company reports. 300 mm caliber T-300 “Hurricane” missiles (named as Kasırga by the Turkish Armed Forces) were purchased on the basis of the delivery contract in amount [...]
The issue of Gabala radar station lease will be no longer discussed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a briefing in Moscow.