Fifteen Defense Ministers to meet at forum in Moscow

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The fourth conference on the International Security opens in Moscow on Thursday: delegations from 15 countries are led by Defense Ministers.

The conference “Global Security: Challenges and Prospects” will be held in the hotel “Ukraine”. Russia has invited guests from 80 countries, including NATO states. Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said that more than 300 delegates confirmed their participation.

The participants in the conference will discuss, in particular, the threat posed by the “Islamic state” terrorist group and security mechanisms in the field of conventional arms in Europe.


Deep-water torpedo Phizik adopted by the Russian Navy


Russian Navy has adopted a new deep-homing torpedo “Phizik”, maximum range is up to 50 km, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry informed.

“At the end of last year after the successful completion of state tests put into service a new deep-water heat homing torpedo” Physics “- said the source.

“This will be primarily a torpedo armed with all the submarines of Project 955 (” Northwind “), 885 (” Ash “) and their modifications, as well as increasing the output of these torpedoes on them will be rearmed and other submarines of the Navy,” – said the official.

General Staff: self-contained group of Russian troops created in the Crimea


Russian General Staff head Valery Gerasimov noted that Russian Federation aerospace defense continues to improve. Russia has launched a self-contained group of forces in the Crimea to protect the “integrity and inviolability of its territory.”

“Today’s security challenges of our country are not left without adequate response. Measures taken in this regard allow to guarantee protection of Russian interests.”

“Strategic nuclear forces are maintained at a level that allows to guarantee to solve the problems of nuclear deterrence,” Gerasimov said.

Shoigu: slander against Russian Federation and its armed forces become commonplace in West

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Lies and slander against the Russian Federation and its Armed Forces have become commonplace in the West, said Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu.

“The information war has aggravated, lies and slander against our country and its armed forces have become commonplace in this war. Many European states media develop theses about the need to deter Russia, “the growth of the Russian military threat” that allegedly requires “immediate NATO response,”- said Shoigu, speaking at the International Conference on Security in Moscow.

Shoigu: NATO seeks to capture geopolitical space

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NATO states seek to seize geopolitical space building up military potential in Eastern Europe, close to Russia’s borders, Russian Defense Minister, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said Thursday at the IV Conference on International Security in Moscow.

He noted that “the geographical areas their teachings are focused on include only the eastern flank of the alliance and the Arctic region – it is evidently anti-Russian.”

Northern Fleet preparing for Tank biathlon


Winners of the naval phase of competition for professional skills held in tank units, coastal forces of the Northern Fleet have begun to prepare for participation in the All-Army stage “Tank biathlon”.
“In the naval stage was attended by over 30 crews T-72B3 tank units separate motorized rifle brigade of coastal defense troops of the Northern Fleet,” – said in the press service of the Federation Council, which was received by the Interfax-AVN in chetvterg.

Russia in June will begin deliveries of Yak-130 in Bangladesh


Russia will deliver 14 Yakovlev-130 aircraft to Bangladesh this year and two more next year, according to Oleg Demchenko, president of Irkut Corporation, which builds these twin-engine weaponized jet trainers. The contract with Bangladesh was signed last year and includes options for 10 more aircraft. The jets are being financed through a one-billion-dollar credit arranged by the Kremlin on the base of sovereign guarantees.

Bangladesh is the third export customer for the Yak-130, which features a re-programmable flight control system able to emulate behavior and handling qualities of various types. It has a secondary role as a light attack aircraft.

Algeria operates 16 aircraft in the customized Yak-130A version with added anti-shipping capability. Belarus ordered eight Yak-130s due for delivery in 2014-2015, to replace outdated L-39 jet trainers. Four are believed to have been delivered, with four more expected to arrive this month. Eighteen technicians and four pilots from Belarus are reported to be in Russia now for training.

US “global strike” military plans threaten nuclear balance

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US military plans concerning missile defense and “global strike” threaten the strategic nuclear balance, said Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Army General Valery Gerasimov.

“Along with the creation and deployment of strategic missile defense systems concerns are caused by the implementation of the “global strike” concept by the United States. It is possible that non-nuclear means of the “global strike” will become a reality in the foreseeable future,” – said Gerasimov, speaking at the International Security Conference in Moscow.

The general explained that the “global strike” concept includes development of non-nuclear precision strike weapons of global reach. Despite the considerable financial costs and technical complexity, the work in this area does not stop.