Information War Against Russian Weapons Underway – Putin’s Aide

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A number of countries are waging an information war against Russian armaments in order to undermine Russia’s positions on the international arms market, in particular, discrediting the new MiG-35 fighter in the media, Russian Presidential Aide for Military-Technical Cooperation Vladimir Kozhin told Rossiya 24 television channel.

The Russian MiG-35 (NATO reporting name Fulcrum-F) is a 4++ generation jet, which has been created with the use of technical decisions used in the MiG-29M/M2 and MiG-29K/KUB aircraft and new advanced technologies.According to open sources, MiG-35 is capable of carrying up to seven tonnes of payload and reach a speed of 2,700 mph

“Of course, there are, unfortunately, concrete examples. We did not have time to roll out our MiG-35 — a unique aviation complex, and already there were articles, analytical materials that it’s all old, etc. These are exactly elements of competitive struggle,” Kozhin said.

The MiG-35 fighter can participate in high-intensity conflicts, amid conditions where the enemy is engaged in aggressive air defense, and is capable of striking aerial and surface targets. The Russian Aerospace Forces will replace all light fighter aircraft with the new planes. The MiG-35 will master the use of laser weapons.

Some states are making attempts to undermine Russia’s positions on the arms market, using any methods, up to direct pressure on Russia’s partners in military-technical cooperation, he said.

“If we go back to the sanctions… many decisions were aimed precisely at squeezing us out of these or those markets. And here the partners do not shun any actions, up to direct pressure on our partners, creating difficulties for settlements,” Kozhin said.

Russia Stronger Than Any Potential Aggressor – Putin

December 22 – Putin added that much remains to be done to strengthen Russia’s nuclear triad.
“We can say with confidence that we are now stronger than any potential aggressor,” Putin said. “I would like to draw your attention to the fact that if we just allow ourselves to relax even for a minute, allow at least one major failure in the modernization of the army and navy, in the training of the troops, the situation may change fast,” Putin said.

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Putin Ratifies Agreement on Russian Air Group Deployment in Syria

 

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   Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an intergovernmental agreement on the deployment of the Russian Armed Forces’ air group in Syria, the Kremlin said on Friday.

   MOSCOW     Both houses of Russian parliament had approved the August 26, 2015, agreement this month. The agreement signed in Damascus regulates the terms of deployment of Russia’s air group in Syria.

   “The federal law ratifies the agreement between Russia and the Syrian Arab Republic on the deployment of the Russian Armed Forces aviation group on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic,” the Kremlin’s press service said.

   It notes that the Russian air group is stationed at the Hmeymim airfield in the Latakia province free of charge at the request of Syria.

   Under the agreement, Russian military personnel will gain immunity identical to that provided by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Russian troops will also not be subject to border checks when entering Syria.

   Russia began its counterterrorist air campaign in Syria on September 30, 2015, at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Kremlin: Putin and King of Bahrain discussed military cooperation

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, of Bahrain and Russian President Vladimir Putin

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, of Bahrain and Russian President Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW, September 9. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, of Bahrain, discussed military-technical cooperation issues during the latter’s visit to Russia earlier this week, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.

“Military-technical cooperation issues were actively discussed with the Russian side on several occasions, including contacts with Russian President Vladimir Putin during King of Bahrain’s recent visit,” Peskov said, when asked if Russia might sell its air defense systems S-400 to that country.

Putin and the King of Bahrain met in the Kremlin on September 6.

The two leaders discussed ways of struggle against terrorism, the situation in Syria and trading and economic cooperation.

 

Russia will take into account experience in use of new weapons in Syria — Putin

MOSCOW, December 3 /TASS/. Russia will summarize the practice of application of new weapons in Syria and will use it for modernizing its weapons, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his state of the nation address to the Russian Federal Assembly (parliament) on Thursday.

“The Russian army and fleet have convincingly demonstrated their force performance and increased capabilities. Modern Russian weapons is effective, and the invaluable practice of it application in combat conditions will be used for further modernization of our military hardware and weapons,” the Russian leader said.

Downed Su-24 Pilot Found ‘Safe And Sound’, Taken to Hmeymim Base

Russian military air group at Khmeimim airbase in Syria

 

The rescue operation of Russia’s Su-24 navigator has been successefully completed with the pilot back at the Hmeymim airbase safe and sound, Russian Defense Ministry Gen. Sergei Shoigu said Thursday.

“The rescue operation was completed successfully. The navigator is back at our airbase. [He is] safe and sound,” the minister said at the Ministry of Defense board meeting.

Shoigu noted that the operation lasted 12 hours and thanked “all our men, who risked [their lives] working through the night.””I reported the success to the Commander in Chief (Russia’s President Vladimir Putin). He asked me to thank all the personnel who took part in this operation,” Shoigu said.

Vladimir Putin said that the commander killed in Syria will be awarded the Star of Hero of the Russian Federation posthumously. The rescued pilot will also be given state honors.

“He is safe, the navigator, and <…> is already at the airbase. And he, just like the rest of the rescue team, will be granted state awards,” Russia’s leader said.