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Russian defense satellite in wrong orbit

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Russian defense satellite sent into the wrong orbit can't perform its mission, said First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin.

Minister: Russia to produce most arms

MOSCOW, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Russian Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin Saturday said the Russian Army will update itself using mostly Russian-made weaponry.

Israel sells spy drones to Russian air force

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Russia has closed a deal with Israel's largest aerospace company to buy new state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicles.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Space race warnings

MOSCOW, June 5 (UPI) -- The Americans seem determined to flood outer space with weapons. In early April U.S. Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Henry Obering again called for the early deployment of space-based missile defense systems, a universal means of hitting either ground or space targets.
ANDREI KISLYAKOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Kiev radar row -- Part 2

MOSCOW, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Unlike the Russian radars deployed in Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the Ukrainian systems are not manned by Russian officers. Both the qualifications of the radars' civilian Ukrainian personnel and the data they provide to Russia are questionable.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Kiev radar row -- Part 1

MOSCOW, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Federation Council, the upper house of Russia's Parliament, has approved the Jan. 25, 2008, decision of the State Duma, the lower house of Parliament, to denounce the agreement with Ukraine on the use of its early warning radars.
NIKITA PETROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russia says space weapons could mean war

MOSCOW, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A Russian general in Moscow made a veiled threat to the United States Thursday that developing space weapons could lead to "a sizable war."

Baykonur seen critical to Russian military

MOSCOW, June 6 (UPI) -- Russian space officials said they have no practical alternative at the moment to using the Baykonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, local media reported Monday.
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