Moscow, May 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is developing an advanced target simulation system for its air defence units based on the short-range Pantsyr system, the defence ministry has said.
The new system “can launch up to 12 targets in one salvo simulating cruise missiles or multiple rocket launcher rounds,” the ministry said.
A prototype of the new simulator has been tested jointly with the Air Force’s anti-aircraft units at the Ashuluk test site in the Volga area of Astrakhan, it said...Read Full Story
St. Petersburg, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is struggling to beef up its hospitality infrastructure ahead of the 2018 World Cup, with seven of the 11 host cities lagging behind in the number of hotel rooms on offer.Only Moscow, Sochi, St. Petersburg and Kazan meet the FIFA requirement of 60,000 [...]Read Full Story
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Russian military observers will carry out two inspection missions over the US under the Open Skies Treaty between May 19 and June 3, the Russian defence ministry said.
The Russian inspectors, accompanied by US officials, will fly on board a Tupolev Tu-154 LK-1 plane from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and the Travis Air Force Base in California.
These will be the 14th and 15th observation missions carried out by Russian inspectors...Read Full Story
Moscow, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Military inspectors from Britain will carry out observation flights over Russian territory this week under the international Open Skies Treaty, the Russian defence ministry said.
British experts will fly over Russia between May 13 and 17 on board a Swedish SAAB-340 plane, and will use surveillance equipment certified internationally and approved by the Russian side, the ministry said.
Under the treaty, each aircraft flying under the Open Skies programme is...Read Full Story
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 15-year-old boy in Russia’s eastern city of Chita survived after attempting suicide by jumping from the 10th floor of a residential apartment building, police said.
The teenager attempted suicide after his parents allegedly forbid him watching videos on internet.
The teenager jumped out of a window of his apartment on the 10th floor of the building on Krasnoarmeiskaya street. He landed on a tree and got stuck in the branches.
He was hospitalised in an...Read Full Story