Section: Military

      Russia continues military build up at Ukraine`s borders: 2 infantry divisions set up
      Nov30

      Russia continues military build up at Ukraine`s borders: 2 infantry divisions set up

      Two motorized infantry divisions with units in Belgorod, Voronezh and Smolensk regions were formed in 2016, as announced by Russia`s Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu, TASS news agency reported. ”This year in the Western Military District, we took about a 100 of arrangement measures, including on the completion of setting up two...

      Russian regular forces in eastern Ukraine. Infographics
      Nov30

      Russian regular forces in eastern Ukraine. Infographics

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      Corporatization of five enterprises of Ukroboronprom, agreed, including Antonov
      Nov28

      Corporatization of five enterprises of Ukroboronprom, agreed, including Antonov

      Corporatization procedure is already underway in two companies of Ukroboronprom: 2nd Repair Plant of Communication Devices and Kherson Factory of Ship Equipment and Ship Fittings. State Concern Ukroboronprom, which unites Ukraine`s main defense enterprises, and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade agreed on a possibility of...

      Lukashenko under Kremlin pressure: Russia may prepare for construction of military base in Belarus
      Nov25

      Lukashenko under Kremlin pressure: Russia may prepare for construction of military base in Belarus

      A tender announced by the Russian Defense Ministry for military transportation in international rail traffic sees a boost in volumes of such transportation for 2017, which can be an evidence of certain military accords reached between Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, according to the press service of the opposition`s Belarusian Christian...

      Ukrainian aircraft company Antonov completes assembly of first An-132 aircraft
      Nov24

      Ukrainian aircraft company Antonov completes assembly of first An-132 aircraft

      Ukraine`s state-owned enterprise Antonov, the only Ukrainian designer and manufacturer of cargo and passenger planes, completes the work on the assembly of the first An-132 aircraft. Antonov An-32 (NATO reporting name: Cline) is a twin-engined turboprop military transport aircraft The aircraft will be rolled out from a hangar in December. Photos...

      Ukraine tests new mortars
      Nov24

      Ukraine tests new mortars

      New Ukrainian weapons manufactured by UkrOboronProm enterprises-participants passed another testing at the firing ground of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Kyiv, the company`s press service reports. 82-mm mortars from KBA-48M1, produced by SE Design Bureau Artillery Armament, Molot, 120 and 60-mm caliber mortar, produced in accordance with NATO...

      Ukraine to modernize Pakistan`s armored vehicles
      Nov23

      Ukraine to modernize Pakistan`s armored vehicles

      Ukrainian defense industry will receive an order worth $600 million, according to the report by Ukraine`s Ministry of Defense. The state-owned Ukrspecexport, which is part of UkrOboronProm State Concern, being Ukraine`s major arms exporter, on Wednesday, November 23 signed a $600 million contract with Pakistan for technical servicing, maintenance...

      Ukraine designers boast unique UAV
      Nov23

      Ukraine designers boast unique UAV

      Ukrainian volunteer drone designers have developed a new multitask unmanned aerial vehicle, that`s according to Yuriy Kasyanov, one of the participants to the project. ”We have built a really unique drone. This large copter can fly for several hours, covering a distance of hundreds of kilometers, and take on board dozens of kilograms of load. No...

      Def.Minister Poltorak supports Ukraine armorers at Pakistan`s IDEAS-2016 expo
      Nov23

      Def.Minister Poltorak supports Ukraine armorers at Pakistan`s IDEAS-2016 expo

      Ukrainian Minister of Defense General Stepan Poltorak visited the exhibition of the State Concern UkrOboronProm in the framework of defense industry exhibition ”IDEAS-2016” in Pakistan, according to the company`s press service. This year UOP represents dummy version of the main battle tank Oplot, armored vehicles BTR-3E1 and BTR-4, anti-tank...

      European Parliament approves resolution on European Defense Union
      Nov23

      European Parliament approves resolution on European Defense Union

      Terrorism, hybrid threats and cyber- and energy insecurity leave EU countries no choice but to step up their security and defense cooperation efforts, thus paving the way to a European Defense Union, according to a resolution passed by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Tuesday. The resolution on the European Defense Union was approved...