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U.S. AIR FORCE TEST FIRES INTERCONTINENTAL NUCLEAR MISSILE, RUSSIA MOUNTS ENORMOUS WAR GAME WITH 155,000 TROOPS, 4000 TANKS, 600 PLANES, 84 WARSHIPS. IN OTHER NEWS, OBAMA ARMS TERRORISTS THEN BOMBS THEM WITHOUT CONSULTING CONGRESS OR THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT, IN A GROSS VIOLATION OF LAW.

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INTER CONTINENTAL NUCLEAR MISSILE TEST FROM VANDENBURG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

 

 

Russia Holds Massive Military Drill: 155,000 Troops, 4,000 Tanks, 632 Aircraft, 84 Ships
September 23, 2014

 

 

At what point is a drill more than just a drill? Maybe when it is so massive it could be confused for an invasion force, involving a mindblowing 155,000 troops, more than the armies of most sovereign nations, 4,000 armoured vehicles, 632 planes and helicopters and 84 vessels. Those are the staggering numbers taking part in the Vostok-2014 strategic exercises, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, and whose main priority is ti “demonstrate that the degree of combat preparedness in Russian troops has risen.” One almost wonders why…

Photos via Itar-Tass:

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu praised the troops’ combat readiness. Official results, however, will be summed up later

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The drills are the final stage of a series of command and staff, and special exercises, drills, and surprise inspections in 2014

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The troops drilled anti-landing defence in Primorsky and Kamchatka Territories

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Missiles were fierd from the Varyag cruiser during the anti-landing defence operation

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Aviation went on operational duty in Russia’s Arctic zone

And the commentary from RIA:

The recent large-scale military exercise in Russia’s Far East, Vostok-2014, demonstrated that the degree of combat preparedness in Russian troops has risen, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.

The minister said that although “final conclusions are yet to be made,” the troops involved have demonstrated efficient command and “a better degree of combat preparedness.”

Shoigu said that the Vostok-2014 exercise is nearly complete. “This large-scale event of operational and combat training of the Eastern Military District was a logical continuation of an unannounced combat readiness check carried out on the orders of the Supreme Commander Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin,” the minister said.

Addressing the servicemen who distinguished themselves in battle maneuvers in Cape Skalistii, Shoigu said: “You have actually demonstrated great skill, professionalism and the ability to ensure the military security of the Russian Federation in the eastern region.”

The Vostok-2014 strategic military exercise in the Eastern Military District is taking place from September 19 to 25. The exercise was preceded by unannounced combat readiness checks

The S-400 Triumf (Russian: C-400 «Триумф»; NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler), previously known as S-300PMU-3, is a new generation anti-aircraft weapon system developed by Russia’s Almaz Central Design Bureau as an upgrade of the S-300 family. It is currently in limited service with the Russian Armed Forces.

The S-400 uses three different missiles to cover its entire performance envelope. These are the extremely long range 40N6, long range 48N6 and medium range 9M96 missile. Each one has different capabilities.
The development of the S-400 system began in the late 1990s. The system was formally announced by the Russian Air Force in January 1999. On 12 February 1999, the first tests were performed at Kapustin Yar in Astrakhan which were reported successful. As a result of this, the S-400 was scheduled for deployment in the Russian army in 2001.[4]

In 2003 it first became apparent that the system was not ready for deployment, but in August two high-ranking military officials expressed concerns that the S-400 was being tested using ‘obsolete’ interceptors from the S-300P and concluded that it was not ready for production.[4]

Finally the completion of the project was announced in February 2004. In April, a ballistic missile was successfully intercepted in a test of the upgraded 48N6DM interceptor missile.[5][6]
The Tor missile system (Russian: “Тор”; English: torus[1]) is an all-weather low to medium altitude, short-range surface-to-air missile system designed for engaging airplanes, helicopters, cruise missiles, precision guided munitions, unmanned aerial vehicles and short-range ballistic threats (Anti-Munitions). Originally developed by the Soviet Union under the GRAU designation 9K330, the system is commonly known by its NATO reporting name, SA-15 “Gauntlet”. A navalized variant was developed under the name 3K95 “Kinzhal”, also known as the SA-N-9 “Gauntlet”. Tor was also the first air defence system in the world designed from the start to shoot down precision guided weapons like the AGM-86 ALCM.[2]

The Buk missile system (Russian: “Бук”; beech, /bʊk/ book) is a family of self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile systems developed by the former Soviet Union and Russian Federation and designed to engage cruise missiles, smart bombs, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles.[2]

The Buk missile system is the successor to the NIIP/Vympel 2K12 Kub (NATO reporting name SA-6 “Gainful”).[3] The first version of Buk adopted into service carried the GRAU designation 9K37 and was identified in the west with the NATO reporting name “Gadfly” as well as the US Department of Defense designation SA-11. Since its initial introduction into service the Buk missile system has been continually upgraded and refined with the latest incarnation carrying the designation 9K317 “Buk-M2”.[4]

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