Moscow Suspends Russian-Ukrainian Nuclear Missile Conversion Program

The Moscow Times

Russia’s federal Space Agency has suspended a Russian-Ukrainian joint venture tasked with converting Soviet-era nuclear missiles into peaceful rockets for commercial satellite launches, the TASS news agency reported on Monday. The agency’s press service was quoted as saying only: “The project for launching the Dnepr rockets has been […]

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea: Commander

Sputnik News

Strategic Missile Forces Commander Col.Gen. Sergei Karakayev stated that Russia has no plans to deploy units of its Strategic Missile Forces on the Crimean Peninsula. © Sputnik/ Alexandr Kryazhev MOSCOW, December 16 (Sputnik) — Russia has no plans to deploy units of its […]

Strategic Weapons: Where Russia Gets It Right

Strategy Page

On March 14th Russia successfully tested another of their new RS-24 solid-fuel ICBMs. This was apparently the fourth successful test since 2007. This new ICBM is meant to complement and eventually replace the current RS-12 (Topol-M, also known as the […]

NATO images purport to show Russia ‘ready for combat’ on Ukrainian border

The Christian Science Monitor

Russia continues to deny NATO accusations that it is gathering troops on the border as it hastens to prepare for a possible cutoff of essential Ukrainian-made military parts. NATO has released a new set of images that it says show […]

Russia Warns Ukraine against Missile Technologies Proliferation

RP Defense

Yuzhmash produces the silo-based Voyevoda (SS-18, or Satan in NATO classification) inter-continental ballistic missiles capable of carrying eight-piece nuclear warhead. Moscow – Russia on Monday drew Kiev’s attention over media reports that a Ukrainian military-space enterprise had allegedly been negotiating […]

Russia test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile

United Press International

MOSCOW, Dec. 28 (UPI) — Russia successfully test-fired a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile, a Defense Ministry spokesman said. Col. Igor Yegorov said the simulated warhead was fired at 9:30 p.m. Moscow time Friday from the Kapustin Yar testing range […]