The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-01-15

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 5 articles about Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Crimea, Nato, Ukraine.
Tags in this brief: Defense, Missiles, Russia, Space, Crimea, NATO.

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The New Russian Kalibr Missiles Can Threaten US Cities

Published 2019-01-15 19:32:07 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Russia’s Kalibr cruise missiles have two major qualities that worry the Western Navy, according to the US magazine The National Interest. According to the issue, the missiles first fly low on the surface of the water, thus preventing them from being detected by enemy radars and depriving the target of time to react to the threat, author Michael Peck explained. Secondly, Kalibr missiles are universal, and can be used to equip small military ships such as corvettes, for example, he added. “Kalibr provides even modest platforms, such as corvettes, with significant offensive capability and, with the use… Continue ->

Tags: Defense, Missiles, Russia


REACHING FOR THE SKIES: Russia Soon To Complete its Military Space Communication System

Published 2019-01-15 17:05:25 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – A new military satellite will culminate in the formation of Russia’s orbital telecommunications group, due to be put into orbit as scheduled in April 2019. According to a source in the Russian space rocket industry, this is the Blagovest communication satellite system. “The transfer of the satellite to the Baikonur cosmodrome (Kazakhstan) is scheduled for the end of February. The launch, by means of a Proton-M rocket, is scheduled for the first half of April,” the source said. The orbiting of the Blagovest system’s satellites began in 2017. Since then, three military aircraft have been launched. The… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Space


RUSSIAN DOMINANCE: NATO Ships Cannot Enter the Sea of ​​Azov Without Permission from Russia

Published 2019-01-15 15:01:09 by Paul Antonopoulos in Crimea, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Russia

CRIMEA, Russia – Without Russia’s permission, the passage of NATO ships across the Kerch Strait to the Sea of ​​Azov is excluded, Crimean authorities say. Such an assertion was made by Deputy Prime Minister of the Crimean regional government, Permanent Representative of Crimea to the presidency of Russia, Georgy Muradov. “According to the Russian-Ukrainian agreement of 2003, military vessels from foreign countries can only enter the sea area of ​​Azov with the consent of both parties, Russia and Ukraine,” said the politician. At the same time, he considered the entry of foreign warships into the Azov Sea unacceptable, underlining that… Continue ->

Tags: Crimea, NATO, Russia


UKRAINE GEARING UP FOR WAR, But Will NATO Help Against Russia?

Published 2019-01-15 13:56:32 by Paul Antonopoulos in Crimea, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – A new attempt by Ukrainian military ships to pass through the Kerch Strait will be “more prepared,” Lieutenant General Vasily Bogdan said in an interview with the Fakty newspaper. “This time, NATO and OSCE ships will join us. There are already such agreements,” said the Ukrainian general. Bogdan was confident that Moscow would have to let the Ukrainian ships cross the Kerch Straits because it did not want to “aggravate the situation”. However, the Ukrainian general failed to indicate the concrete date of the passage, noting that “everything has its time.” Provocation of the Ukrainian Navy The… Continue ->

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WAR MACHINE: Russia Will Re-Equip its Troops with More Modern Weaponry in 2019

Published 2019-01-15 13:00:16 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – About 1,000 new military vehicles and special equipment will be added to the arsenal of the South Military District in the course of 2019, said the head of the military’s press service, Vadim Astafiev. “More than a thousand units of weapons, military and special equipment will be integrated into the forces of the Southern Military District in 2019,” he said. According to the press release, which quotes the colonel’s words, “plans to equip the troops of the Southern Military District were announced by the commander of the district forces, Colonel-General Aleksandr Dvornikov.” According to this military official,… Continue ->

Tags: Defense, Russia


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