Russian Tu-160 Bomber Excels US B1 Lancer

26.12.2014   Siberian Insider

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Upgraded Russian supersonic strategic bomber Tu-160 (NATO classification – Blackjack), which was considered the fastest missile carrier of the XXI century before improvement, with the new electronic systems receives even greater superiority in the sky and finds new advantages over American bomber B1 Lancer, Inquisitr writes.

Developed in the Soviet era, the Tu-160 has become a real pride of the Air Forces of the USSR.Upgraded bomber has the latest radar system and electronic warfare system with ultra-modern elements of guidance and control, which allows to hit targets with a high degree of accuracy in any weather and at any time of the day. Also by 2016, the Tu-160 is going to be equipped with upgraded engines such as NK-32. Thereafter, the aircraft will be capable of speeds of more 2.4 thousand kilometers (1.5 thousand miles) per hour, the newspaper notes.

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Peruvian president tests the Russian Mi-171Sh

26.12.2014  SIBERIAN INSIDER

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According to the contract signed with Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters delivered 8 military-transport helicopters Mi-171Sh to the Peruvian Ministry of Defense. The Peruvian leadership holds the helicopters in high regard.

A ceremony for the Peruvian Air Force’s reception of new Mi-171Sh helicopters was attended by Peru’s President, Ollanta Humala Tasso, the Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Kateriano, and other of the country’s senior officials. Humala Tasso noted that his country will rank third in Latin America in terms of power in terms of the number of transport helicopters in service.

Iran’s Air Force Shoots Down 3 Drones in Massive Military Drills: Reports

Iranian Air Force Grumman F-14A Tomcat

Three unmanned aerial vehicles were brought down by domestically designed and manufactured missiles fired from an ambush missile system known as Mersad during large military drills in Iran.

 

MOSCOW, December 27 (Sputnik) — The Iranian Air Force has shot down three drones Saturday in the third day of an ongoing massive military exercise in southern parts of the country, Press TV reported.The unmanned aerial vehicles were brought down by three domestically designed and manufactured missiles fired from an ambush missile system known as Mersad, the news agency reported.

According to Press TV, the Islamic republic’s Air Defense Force will carry out operations to spot and intercept drilled enemy hovercrafts during the military exercise on Saturday.

 

Meanwhile, the Navy commander announced plans to test a new submarine also on Saturday, according to the state-run Tasnim news agency.The country’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that one of the main purposes of the military drills was to demonstrate Iran’s capability in ensuring security in the region, as reported by Tasnim.

The six-day military drills code-named Mohammad Rasoulallah, meaning Mohammad the Messenger of God, began on Thursday. The country’s Army Ground Force, Air Force, Air Defense Force and Navy are carrying out the military exercises to the west of the Strait of Hormuz over an area of 2.2 million square kilometers.

Winston Churchill wanted to nuke Kremlin ‘to win Cold War,’ FBI memo reveals

 

The Yalta (Crimea) Conference of Allied leaders (February 4-11, 1945). First row, sitting: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and U.S.S.R. Marshal Josef Stalin before a meeting. (RIA Novosti)

The Yalta (Crimea) Conference of Allied leaders (February 4-11, 1945). First row, sitting: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and U.S.S.R. Marshal Josef Stalin before a meeting. (RIA Novosti)

A secret memo from the FBI’s archives has revealed that Britain’s Winston Churchill once urged the US to drop an atomic bomb to “wipe out” the Kremlin. He reportedly thought it was the only remedy against the spread of communism to the west.

Churchill, Britain’s prime minister during World War II and again during the Cold War 1950s, made his views known to a visiting American politician in 1947, The Daily Mail reported in a preview of a new book, “When Lions Roar: The Churchills and The Kennedys” by investigative journalist Thomas Maier. The book containing the secret FBI memo is to be published next month.

Britain and the Soviet Union had been allies during WW2. However, according to the memo written by an FBI agent, Churchill asked a Right-wing Republican senator, Styles Bridges, to help persuade then-President Harry Truman to launch a nuclear attack which would make the former USSR easy to deal with.

The FBI memo claims Churchill insisted that the “only salvation for the civilization of the world would be if the President of the United States would declare Russia to be imperiling world peace and attack Russia.”

The Soviet Union tested its first atomic bomb in 1949, much to the surprise to the United States, which was apparently unaware that the Soviet Union possessed nuclear weapons.

Britain’s wartime leader allegedly pledged that if an atomic bomb could be dropped on the Kremlin, “wiping it out,” it would be “a very easy problem to handle the balance of Russia, which would be without direction.”

Churchill, who served as British PM twice, from 1940-45 and 1951-55, warned that if this was not done, Russia would attack America within “the next two or three years, when she gets the atomic bomb and civilization will be wiped out or set back many years.”

Another US Missile Defense Radar Deployed in Japan: Pentagon

AN-TPY-2 Radar

The second radar deployed to Japan is aimed “to enhance sensor coverage” for ballistic missile defense of Japan and the United States, and to “augment the existing radar” located at Shariki in northern Japan.

 

WASHINGTON, December 26 (Sputnik) — A second US missile defense radar has been deployed in Japan’s central Kyoto prefecture, the Pentagon said Friday in its press release.”The US Department of Defense and Japanese Ministry of Defense announced today the deployment of a second Army Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance (AN/TPY-2) radar in Japan to Kyogamisaki,” the press release read.

 

The second radar deployed in Japan is aimed “to enhance sensor coverage” for ballistic missile defense of Japan and the United States, and to “augment the existing radar” located at Shariki in northern Japan, according to the release.”The AN/TPY-2 radar is a transportable system that performs as a highly-capable sensor for both homeland and regional missile defense,” the release said indicating that the new radar deployed to central Japan would be used exclusively by US Pacific Command and US Northern Command.

 

In 2006, the United States deployed its first radar of this kind to Japan’s northern Aomori Prefecture. Similar US forward-based radars are located in Turkey and the Middle East.Russia has been criticizing the deployment of US missile defense systems around the world, saying they undermined the global and regional security environment, especially military and nonproliferation processes.

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Russia Revises Military Doctrine, Lists NATO Buildup As Major Threat

Soldiers of the separate tank battalion of the Baltic Fleet motorized infantry brigade, during loading of tanks on flatcars, for dislocation to the district selected for military exercises, in the city of Gusev, Kaliningrad Region.

According to the updated Russia’s military doctrine, NATO military buildup, the development and deployment of strategic missile defense systems, the implementation of the ‘global strike’ doctrine are among main external threats to the country’s security.

MOSCOW, December 26 (Sputnik) — President Vladimir Putin has signed an updated version of Russia’s military doctrine, which highlights expansion of NATO’s military capabilities among main threats to national security, the Kremlin said in a statement on Friday.”Despite a decreased likelihood of a large-scale war against Russia, some security threats continue to grow,” the revised doctrine says.

According to the text of the revised doctrine, “NATO’s military buildup” and the bloc’s expansion toward the Russian borders are among the main external threats to Russia’s security.Other external threats include the development and deployment of strategic missile defense systems, the implementation of the ‘global strike’ doctrine, plans to place weapons in space as well as the deployment of high-precision conventional weapons systems.

The doctrine also identifies the main internal threats as being activities aimed at destabilizing the situation in the country, terrorist activities to harm the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Russia, as well as actions involving anti-Russian and anti-patriotic propaganda.

 

Russia’s military doctrine remains purely defensive in nature, the document emphasizes.Russia’s revised military doctrine for the first time ever named the protection of national interests in the Arctic among the main priorities for its armed forces in times of peace.

The updated section about main objectives for the armed forces and other defense bodies in peaceful time now includes “the protection of national interests of the Russian Federation in the Arctic.”

Discussions on protecting national interests in the Arctic have arisen in Russia as the region, which is believed to have vast untapped reserves of oil and gas, has been the focus of much attention in four other countries bordering the area: the United States, Canada, Norway, and Denmark.

Earlier in December, President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia was not planning to militarize the Arctic, but was taking the necessary measures to ensure its defense capability in the region.

In April, President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would build a unified network of military facilities in its Arctic territories to host troops, advanced warships and aircraft, as part of a plan to boost the defense of national interests and borders in the region.

 

The revised military doctrine replaces the previous 2010 version. Overall, the 2014 military doctrine is the fourth version, following doctrines released in 1993, 2000 and 2010 doctrines.The recent actions taken by NATO following Crimea’s reunification with Russia in March, namely boosting its military presence in Poland and in the former Soviet Baltic republics of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, have aroused dissatisfaction in Russia.

In April, the alliance ceased all practical cooperation with Russia, limiting contact to ambassadorial and higher levels. And the country’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov repeatedly described NATO expansion as a mistake that undermines European stability.

US Reviewing Russian Military Doctrine: White House

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The White House is considering Russia’s revised military doctrine to prevent conflict by working together on international problems, and on issues of mutual concern, such as countering violent extremism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

 

WASHINGTON, December 26 (Sputnik) — The White House is looking into Russia’s revised military doctrine, and willing to work on preventing conflicts, a senior administration official told Sputnik on Friday.”We have seen reports of the new doctrine and are reviewing it,” the official said. “We share with Russia a desire to prevent conflict by working together in international fora, and on issues of mutual concern, such as countering violent extremism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the country’s updated version of military doctrine. According to the document, Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of nuclear weapons or any other types of weapons of mass destruction against Russia or its allies, as well as in the case of an attack with conventional weaponry that threatens the very existence of the state. Besides, the doctrine highlights NATO’s military buildup and the bloc’s expansion toward the Russian borders among the main external threats to the national security.

 

“NATO’s enlargement over the years has been a force for stability and cooperation, has been rooted in the sovereign choices of individual nations, and has been aimed at building a Europe whole and free and at peace, united in democratic values,” the official stated.The official noted, however, that Washington believes that a major threat to European and international stability today comes from nations, violating the territorial integrity and sovereignty of their neighbors, “as Russia continues to do in Ukraine.”

Other external threats listed in the doctrine include the development and deployment of strategic missile defense systems, the implementation of the ‘global strike’ doctrine, plans to place weapons in space as well as the deployment of high-precision conventional weapons systems.

The doctrine also says the main internal threats are activities, aimed at destabilizing the situation in the country, terrorist activities to harm sovereignty and territorial integrity of Russia, as well as actions involving anti-Russian and anti-patriotic propaganda.

 

Russia’s military doctrine remains purely defensive in nature, the document emphasizes.Following Crimea’s reunification with Russia and the escalation of the military conflict in the southeast of Ukraine, relations between Moscow and a number of Western countries, as well as with NATO, deteriorated significantly.

The West has accused Russia of participating in the Ukrainian conflict. Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations. While the United States and its allies introduced several rounds of sanctions against Moscow, NATO ceased all practical cooperation with Russia, limiting contact to the ambassadorial and higher levels.

The alliance also boosted its military presence in Poland and in the former Soviet Baltic republics of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Moscow has repeatedly expressed concern over NATO’s expansion and says it undermines the security of Europe and the whole world.

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