Increasing East-West Tensions as Sweden’s Largest Military Exercise Gets Underway Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling more than 19,000 […]» Read more
The Russian Federation is the world’s largest country covering over 17m2 km, with a population of over 143 million. Military conscription is compulsory, giving Russia a total of over 1 million active service personnel. Military spending is at approx $70bn per year (2014 figures), putting Russia into third place behind the USA and China, although expenditure is expected to rise substantially. Russia is the world’s largest exporter of arms, with a 30% share of the total export trade. Russia is a founder member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
Russia’s Military Exercise Simulates Attack on NATO Countries Russia has been funneling troops and armor into Belarus for several weeks and on Thursday the Kremlin will order them to start […]» Read more
German Defense Minister Claims 100,000 Troops Will Participate in Zapad 2017 Exercise In the midst of mounting international concern, Germany said on Thursday, September 7, that Russia was planning to […]» Read more
RAF Typhoon Scrambles in Response to NATO Airspace Threat A Royal Air Force Typhoon based in Romania has been launched as a response to Russian aircraft operating near NATO airspace […]» Read more