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India approves purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkIndia’s defence ministry Thursday signed off on the purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets and upgrades to 59 others worth $2.4 billion, amid rising tensions with nuclear-armed neighbour China. The purchase of 21 MiG-29 and 12 SU-30 MKI, as well as upgrades to 59 existing MiG-29s, was to “augment” the Indian Air Force’s combat squadrons, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/india-approves-purchase-of-33-russian-fighter-jets-75838/

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US could extend Russia arms treaty with conditions

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe United States could be willing to extend its last remaining major nuclear weapons treaty with Russia but only under strict conditions, a senior official said Wednesday. The US and Russia held talks on the New START accord, which limits their nuclear warheads but expires in February 2021, in Vienna on Monday amid a row […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-could-extend-russia-arms-treaty-with-conditions-75759/

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US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaska: NORAD

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DefenceTalkDefenceTalkUS fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers twice on Wednesday off the coast of Alaska, US air defense command said. The intercepts come less than two weeks after US bombers were met by Russian jets over the Black Sea. North American Aerospace Defense Command said US F-22 Raptors intercepted a Russian bomber formation early Wednesday that […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-fighter-jets-intercept-russian-bombers-off-alaska-norad-75731/

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Russia begins building first stealth bomber

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DefenceTalkRussia has begun manufacturing the prototype of its first strategic stealth bomber, state news agency TASS reported on Tuesday, as the country presses ahead with the modernization of its military. Quoting defence industry sources, TASS said the state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation was overseeing the project. It said material was being shipped for the project and […]https://www.defencetalk.com/russia-begins-building-first-stealth-bomber-75660/

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Russia Deploys Military Fighter Aircraft to Libya

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DefenceTalkRussia recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya to support Russian state-sponsored private military contractors, or PMCs, operating on the ground there, U.S. Africa Command officials said. Russian military aircraft are likely to provide close air support and offensive fires for the Wagner Group PMC, which is supporting the Libyan National Army’s fight against the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/russia-deploys-military-fighter-aircraft-to-libya-75653/

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Russia says US making ‘unacceptable’ demands on Open Skies treaty

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DefenceTalkRussia will continue to observe a post-Cold War surveillance treaty even if the United States pulls out, officials said on Friday while accusing Washington of sowing discord and making “unacceptable” demands. The Open Skies treaty allows its 34 full members across Europe, Canada and the former Soviet Union to carry out unarmed surveillance flights over […]https://www.defencetalk.com/russia-says-us-making-unacceptable-demands-on-open-skies-treaty-75641/

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Quest for ‘Super-Duper’ Missiles Pits US Against Key Rivals

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DefenceTalkThey fly at speeds of a mile a second or faster and maneuver in ways that make them extra difficult to detect and destroy in flight. President Donald Trump calls them “super-duper” missiles though they’re better known as hypersonic weapons. And they are at the heart of Trump administration worries about China and Russia. For […]https://www.defencetalk.com/quest-for-super-duper-missiles-pits-us-against-key-rivals-75619/

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Russia Tests New Hypersonic Missile Designed for Tu-22M3M Strategic Bomber

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DefenceTalkRussian air forces have recently tested a new hypersonic aircraft missile, a source in the military-industrial complex told TASS. The missile is being created for a modified version of the Tu-22M3M aircraft, the source added. “Recently, a new hypersonic missile was tested on the Tu-22M3. The missile will be part of the armament range of […]https://www.defencetalk.com/russia-tests-new-hypersonic-missile-designed-for-tu-22m3m-strategic-bomber-75520/

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US Navy ships in Barents Sea near Russia, 1st time since 1980s

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DefenceTalkThe US Navy sent four ships this week to conduct Arctic security operations in the Barents Sea north of Russia for the first time in over three decades, the Pentagon said Monday. The move came as US officials said rivals like China and Russia were increasingly testing US defense resolve with their own air and […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-navy-ships-in-barents-sea-near-russia-1st-time-since-1980s-75388/

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Russia Threatens Massive Response if US Deploys Low-Yield Nukes on Subs

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DefenceTalkVirginia-class attack submarine USS Delaware (SSN 791Russia is warning that any U.S. attempt to use a low-yield nuclear weapon against a Russian target would set off a massive nuclear response. The Russian foreign ministry was reacting to a State Department paper released last week that says placing low-yield nuclear weapons on ballistic missiles launched from submarines would counter what it sees […]https://www.defencetalk.com/russia-threatens-massive-response-if-us-deploys-low-yield-nukes-on-subs-75339/

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