Odds and ends: Russia signed a deal with China for the sale of six C-400 Triumf air defense missile system

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Archive photo. © Photo: RIA Novosti / Mikhail Mokrusin

Russia's Rosoboronexport signed a deal for the sale of six C-400 Triumf air defense missile system to the China. The contract value is estimated at $ 3 billion.

C-400 Triumf air defense system is the successful continuation of the C-300 system. C-400 air defense system developed by Almaz-Antej a Russian group; it's firing range is up to 400 kilometers and it is capable of destroying aircraft and ballistic missiles flying 5 meters to 30 km height.

The US installs about 150 armored vehicles in Eastern Europe

© Photo by US Air Force

The United States intends to install nearly 150 tanks and armored vehicles in Eastern European NATO member countries in 2015 announced by Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges.

The senior military officer pointed out that about 50 armored vehicles have already been installed in the region; other 100 M1 Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles will be installed partly in Germany, and elsewhere so that US military personnel can practice with other NATO troops.

The Baltic countries, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria will be the likely candidate states for the US military equipment said Hodges.

Russia consolidates the protection of Crimea

© RIA Novosti / Vasiliy Batanov

Russia will deploy 14 additional jet-fighters in the coming days to Belbek military airport in Crimea said the head of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Vyacheslav Truhachov.

The jet-fighters include ten Su-27SzM and four Su-30 - all 4th generation aircraft pointed out Truhachov.

Belbek military airport had double functionality before the region returned to Russia this year. Russia will modernize the airport, which will function in the future as a stationing base for the most modern Russian Air Force equipment.

Putin: Russia will not participate in geopolitical machinations

© Photo: RIA Novosti / Alexey Druzsinyin

Russia does not threaten anyone and will not participate in geopolitical machinations in any way said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting where issues of the development of the armed forces have been discussed.

Putin pointed out that in the meantime, it is necessary to ensure the protection of Russia and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its allies. Putin paid special attention to the importance of cooperation among the highest organs of state power in order to adequately protect the country's sovereignty.

(Oroszország Hangja –


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