By the end of this year, the plane will rise into the air and flight tests will beginNew Russian fighter jet due by year-end May 11, 2009
It would certainly incur large expenses, but we do not have a choice, as we will have to continue developing and enhancing our nuclear deterrentFinancial woes don't stop Russia funding new nuke weapon systems Mar 02, 2009
The bulk of state defense orders in 2009 is allocated to the procurement of new weapons, (research and development) and modernization of existing arsenals, with priority given to the strategic nuclear triad, including the Strategic Missile Forces, the navy and strategic aviationFinancial woes don't stop Russia funding new nuke weapon systems Mar 02, 2009
There are flaws in the testing of the (Bulava) components on the ground. Often, real tests are substituted by mathematical calculations to match technical requirementsLaser Avenger shoots down UAV in new test Jan 27, 2009
Admiral Chabanenko urgently left the Baltiisk naval base on Jan. 20 after receiving orders for a mission of state importanceRussia's Sukhoi fifth-gen fighter to fly this year Jan 26, 2009
Sergei Borisovich Ivanov (Russian: Серге́й Бори́сович Ивано́в; born 31 January 1953) is a Russian senior official and statesman. He was Minister of Defence from March 2001 to February 2007, Deputy Prime Minister from November 2005 to February 2007, and has been First Deputy Prime Minister since February 2007. Previously, as secretary of the Russian Security Council, Ivanov served as an adviser to President Boris Yeltsin and later President Vladimir Putin (November 1999-March 2001) on matters of national security.
Before joining the federal administration in Moscow, Ivanov, a fluent speaker of English—served in the Soviet and later Russian foreign intelligence service as a specialist in law and foreign languages, both at home and abroad (in Europe and Africa) from the late 1970s to the late 1990s. In 1975, Ivanov graduated from the Department of Philology at Leningrad State University, where he studied English and Swedish, and later completed postgraduate studies in counterintelligence and law in Minsk.
In 1976 he started his service for Leningrad and Leningrad Oblast KGB Directorate, where he became a friend of his colleague Vladimir Putin. From July 1998 through August 1999 Ivanov served as a deputy to Vladimir Putin, then director of the Federal Security Service. In November 1999, Yeltsin appointed Ivanov secretary of the Security Council of Russia, a body charged with advising the president on matters of national security. Ivanov became Russia's defence minister, becoming the first civilian to hold that post, in March 2001. On 15 February 2007, Ivanov resigned as defence minister following his elevation to the post of deputy prime minister.