Section: Military

      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...

      Russian S-400 put in full operation in annexed Crimea – Russian Ministry of Defense
      Oct08

      Russian S-400 put in full operation in annexed Crimea – Russian Ministry of Defense

      The new Russian anti-aircraft missile systems have been put on combat duty in the annexed Crimea, the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Ministry of Defense reported October 7. ”In the middle of 2016, a regimental kit of the anti-aircraft missile system S-400 Triumph and an anti-aircraft missile-gun system Pantsyr-S...

      Russia seen putting new nuclear-capable missiles along NATO border by 2019 – Reuters
      Jun24

      Russia seen putting new nuclear-capable missiles along NATO border by 2019 – Reuters

      Russia is likely to deploy advanced nuclear-capable missiles in its European exclave of Kaliningrad by 2019, casting the move as a reply to a U.S.-backed missile shield, and may one day put them in Crimea too, sources close to its military predict, according to Reuters. Mikhail Barabanov, a senior research fellow at the Moscow-based Centre for...