Cold War II

US and Russia pull out of Nuclear Weapons treaty

Russia has followed the US by pulling out of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty that was signed in 1987 in a tit for tat move reminiscent of the Cold War. Donald Trumps government suspended the treaty this week claiming Russia had breached the treaty with its latest cruise missiles and the US Ambassador to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, even went as far as to threaten to “take-out” the new weapons. In response Russia president Vladimir Putin said: “Our American partners announced that they are suspending their participation in the treaty, and we are suspending it too” The INF Treaty was signed in 1987 by US President Regean and Soviet […]

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Video: Russia shows off hardware in annual Victory Day parade

Russia has shown off its latest military hardware in the 2017 Victory Day parade in Moscow’s Red Square. The parade featured the following vehicles: T-34/85 medium tank GAZ-2975 “Tigr” infantry mobility vehicle Kornet D/EM mobile ATGM system Typhoon-K MRAP Ural Typhoon MRAP BTR-82AM APC BMP-3 BMP Kurganets-25 APV and IFV T-15 IFV T-72B3M main battle tank T-14 main battle tank 2S19 Msta-S tracked self-propelled howitzer 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV’ tracked self-propelled howitzer 9K720 Iskander mobile tactical ballistic missile system Tor-M2U mobile SAM system Buk-M2 mobile tracked SAM system Tor-M2DT and Pantsir-SA towed Arctic SAM system on tracked Vityaz chassis S-400 mobile SAM system BMD-4M air-droppable IFV BTR-MDM “Rakushka” APC Pantsir-S1 mobile SAM […]