As Operation BILOXI Ends, RAF Fighter Squadron Returns from Air Policing Mission in Romania After chasing away 20 Russian aircraft since April, the Chief of the Air Staff Sir Stephen Hillier announced the […]» 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).
Mark Lancaster at the RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2018 on the Challenges Facing the British Army The Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, gave the opening address […]» Read more