Tag Russia

Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound)

Whilst the S-300 and S-400 get most of the headlines the KBP Instrument Design Bureau manufactured Pantsir-S1 air defence system is equally effective. It is a self-propelled short to medium range air defence system that combines guns and missiles on…

The Russians are Coming

If you have been living on the moon week there is an outside chance you might not have seen the wall to wall coverage of a pair of Russian Tu-95’s on their south coast sightseeing tour. An MoD spokesman said While…

The Sprut

Small, light, big punch The Sprut SD eschews balance in the mobility, protection and firepower triangle and instead goes all out for mobility and firepower. It is interesting that Russia still values the air delivered armour capability whilst in the…

Typhoon Intercept

Another day, another intercept RAF Typhoons were yesterday (Tuesday 17 June) scrambled to intercept multiple Russian aircraft as part of NATO’s ongoing mission to police Baltic airspace. The Typhoon aircraft, from 3 (Fighter) Squadron, were launched after four separate groups…

Is Putin off his meds?

Achievements for Mr Putin so far… Capital flight, shares nosediving and restricted access to bond markets All Russia’s neighbours tooling up International condemnation and sanctions An expensive Crimea to support A shot in the arm for a post Afghanistan NATO Renewed interest in alternatives…