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India orders 33 russian jet fighters amid heightened tensions with China
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India orders 33 russian jet fighters amid heightened tensions with China

The procurement of 21 Mikoyan MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been approoved by India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD). The programme will cost INR181.48 billion (USD2.43 billion), but it is considered to be vital for India’s Airforce amid the heightened tensions between India and China over a border...

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, talks with Russian Chief of the General Staff
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Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, talks with Russian Chief of the General Staff

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and General Valeriy Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and First Deputy Minister of Defence, spoke via telephone today, 2nd July 2020. The phone call demonstrates NATO interest in maintaining military lines of communication, predictability...

The U.S. could buy Turkey’s S-400’s under Senate proposal
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The U.S. could buy Turkey’s S-400’s under Senate proposal

Legislation proposed in the U.S. Senate last week could provide the ground the United States to be able to buy the advanced Russian-made S-400 air defence missile system. With the continuing rift between Washington and Ankara over the pending delivery of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, since Erdogan’s government has ordered and eventually deployed the...

Egypt orders 400 T-90S/SK from Russia
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Egypt orders 400 T-90S/SK from Russia

By a pace of 50 tanks to be delivered per year Egypt will be co-producing with Russia 400 T-90S/SK main battle tank, for $1,5 billion. Specifically, the Russian heavy off-road truck manufacturer Ural Automotive Plan has announced plans to establish a local company in Egypt to assemble 400 Russian battle tanks of the T-90S/SK model,...

Russia’s New Strategy for Nuclear War
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Russia’s New Strategy for Nuclear War

By Paul Dibb Russia has published an official executive order (ukaz) titled ‘Basic principles of state policy of the Russian Federation on nuclear deterrence’. It entered into force on 2 June when it was signed by President Vladimir Putin. This is the first time in the almost 30-year history of the Russian Federation that an explanation...

Libya: GNA calls Egypt’s military threat “declaration of war”
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Libya: GNA calls Egypt’s military threat “declaration of war”

Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) has denounced Egypt’s warning of military intervention in Libya, labelling it a “declaration of war”. On Saturday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi warned that if pro-GNA forces advanced on the strategic city of Sirte – some 450 kilometres (280 miles) east of the capital Tripoli – it could...