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21.08.2017

New machinery increases the combat capability of Belarus' army
Karev: New machinery increases the combat capability of Belarus' army New aircraft increases the combat capability of the country's army, said Deputy Commander of the Air Force and Air Defense of Belarus. The republic has received Yak-130 and Mi-8MTV-5. These are the latest models of training and combat vehicles. Pilots have already been trained to use them. All in all, the Belarusian army has more than 100 aircraft.

15.08.2017

Multiple rocket launcher system Polonez in world top 3
Multiple rocket launcher system Polonez in world top 3 The Belarusian multiple rocket launcher system Polonez made it to the top three in the world. The first positions are taken by Chinese developments. Armaments of Israel, Russia, the USA and Turkey made it to the top 10. The rating was made by the “Armies of the world” internet video channel. The multiple rocket launcher system Polonez can strike different targets with high accuracy at a distance from 50 to 300 kilometers.
Russian military arriving in Belarus August 15 for final stage of West-2017 exercise
Russian military arriving in Belarus August 15 for final stage of West-2017 exercise Preparation for the Belarusian-Russian drills West 2017 is at the final stage. The military of the neighboring state are arriving in Belarus on August 15 to conduct joint strategic maneuvers.

11.08.2017

Belarusians take 2nd place in Field Kitchen contest at International Army Games
Belarusians take 2nd place in Field Kitchen contest at International Army Games The Belarusian military once again confirm the high professionalism at the International Army Games. This time Belarusian servicemen showed their culinary skills. In the contest Field Kitchen they took 2nd place. The Belarusian team took part in this event for the first time and showed a high level of training of cooks and bakers, skillful preparation of various dishes in the field and even the ability to act independently as part of the team.

09.08.2017

Belarusian cynologists show best time in ARMY 2017 final
Belarusian cynologists show best time in ARMY 2017 final Belarusian cynologists became second in the final of ARMY 2017 competition. A stage of the international contest "Faithful Friend" ended in Moscow Region's Dmitrov. Teams from Belarus, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan competed together with their pets. The total length of the obstacle course is about two kilometers. Belarus' team showed the best time among rivals, which allowed it to rise to second place in the rating.
Belarus' reconnaissance troops to hold tactical drills ahead of West 2017
Belarus' reconnaissance troops to hold tactical drills ahead of West 2017 Belarusian reconnaissance troops will hold tactical drills ahead of West 2017 exercises. The combat training starts on August 9 and will last 2 days. During this time, the military personnel will improve field training and work out the organization and provision of reconnaissance. This will be the final stage of preparation for the joint strategic exercise of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia West 2017. The large-scale exercise West 2017 will be held at various firing ranges of Belarus from 14 to 20 September.

08.08.2017

Belarus reaches semi-finals of Tank Biathlon
Belarus reaches semi-finals of Tank Biathlon Another success of Belarus in the international military games: our team has advanced to the semifinals of Tank Biathlon. In total, this stage of the competition features the top 12 teams selected according to the results of individual races. Finalists will be determined after the Relay event on August 9 at the Russian Alabino firing range. Belarusians will compete in the group against the teams from Armenia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. The Belarusian crew will get the blue tank, according to the draw.

01.08.2017

Belarusian sniper Anna Kovalevskaya wins Commonwealth Warrior award
Belarusian sniper Anna Kovalevskaya wins Commonwealth Warrior award One of the stages of the international competition Commonwealth Warrior ended in Minsk. Belarusian Anna Kovalevskaya has won first place in the women's shooting event.
Belarusian tankmen first in stage 2 of tank biathlon in Russia
Belarusian tankmen first in stage 2 of tank biathlon in Russia First again! Belarusian tankmen shot without a miss and finished without penalty points at the second stage of tank biathlon in Russia. On August 1, at the Alabino training ground near Moscow, crews from Kazakhstan, Zimbabwe and Iran tried to compete with the Belarusian army team. But in vain. On August 5, the last individual event will take place, and the results of the performances of all three crews will determine the strongest teams that will enter the semifinals. MORE:

31.07.2017

Belarusian returned gold in the individual race at tank biathlon in Russia
Belarus returned gold in individual race at tank biathlon in Russia The Belarusian crew was given first place in the individual race of tank biathlon in Russia. The panel of judges reviewed the results of the Sunday race. With perfect shooting in the tanks, helicopter and RPG events, the Belarusian army team made a mistake in maneuvering. The vehicle hit a post. This was not noticed by the driver-mechanic so he did not stop at the penalty area. However, the controversial situation was resolved in Belarus' favor.
Belarusians 2nd in individual race at ARMY 2017 tank biathlon
Belarusians 2nd in individual race at ARMY 2017 tank biathlon A Belarusian crew showed the second best result in the individual race of tank biathlon at the ARMY 2017 international games. The competition is held near Moscow polygon Alabino. Belarusian tankmen showed traditionally high results in shooting hitting all the targets.

20.07.2017

Final preparations for West 2017 drills held in Belarus
Final preparations for West 2017 drills held in Belarus The final stage of preparations for the strategic exercise Zapad 2017 (West 2017) was held in Belarus. This time signallers' readiness was checked. The main task is to provide various types of troops with means of open and closed communication at headquarters and in the field. During the maneuvers, new and modernized information systems were used.

19.07.2017

Belarus taking part in International Air Show MAKS 2017 in Moscow Region
Belarus taking part in International Air Show MAKS 2017 in Moscow Region The latest developments and technologies in the aerospace industry. Belarus is widely represented at the XIII International Air Show MAKS-2017. It is underway in Zhukovsky, Moscow region. The Belarusian stand features innovative monitors and display modules, helmet systems, aviation components and drones. Among them is the reconnaissance and strike vehicle Burevestnik MB, created with a large share of innovative components.

14.07.2017

Belarus tests newest domestic tank T-72BME
Belarus tests newest domestic tank T-72BME Tests of the newest domestic tank - T-72BME - have been conducted in Belarus. The video was published by the Military-Industrial Committee. Compared with previous modifications, the tank became much more economical in fuel consumption, and the accuracy has increased.

13.07.2017

Belarusian MFA: West 2017 drills purely defensive
Belarusian MFA: West 2017 drills purely defensive The military exercise of Belarus and Russia West 2017 was planned long ago and does not threaten anyone, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. Belarus sends invitations to foreign countries and international organizations to monitor the drills. Meanwhile, this measure is proactive and based on the principles of openness. The active phase of the exercises will be monitored by representatives of the UN, OSCE, NATO, and the CSTO.

12.07.2017

First day of Chinese special forces in Belarus
First day of Chinese special forces in Belarus The joint anti-terrorist drills has been conducted by the Belarusian and Chinese special forces in Minsk. Such exercise was held in Belarus for the first time. More than 30 fighters arrived from China. The guests will spend two weeks here. During this time they will work out the basic methods of combating the threats of terrorism. An entire unit from distant China. The fighters of the special forces of the People's Republic of China came to Belarus for the first time.

10.07.2017

Belarus presents defensive weapons at Independence Day parade
Belarus presents defensive weapons at Independence Day parade The week started with a holiday: the Republic of Belarus celebrated Independence Day. The fireworks display and the parade were the traditional features of that day. Hundreds of thousands of spectators, hundreds of opinions and reviews. Most of people are enthusiastic about the day. Belarus also showed its military might and industrial potential during the parade. I looked at the faces of ambassadors of foreign countries during the parade.

07.07.2017

Belarus does not have geopolitical ambitions, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus does not have geopolitical ambitions, Alexander Lukashenko says Graduates of military universities and higher officers were honored at the Palace of Independence on July 6. Those gathered are without exaggeration the elite of the Armed Forces of Belarus. They will have to learn new methods of combating international threats and train the younger generation.

19.06.2017

Tank biathlon near Minsk, Belarus: video The second tank biathlon in Belarus' history was held at the Stalin Line historical complex near Minsk. Teams on modern T-72 took part in the competitions. The crews showed shooting skills using the tanks' 125-mm cannons and machine guns, Along the way they also overcame a number of difficult obstacles like slides, ditches with water and even... cars! The spectacle gathered a huge number of spectators. In addition to tank competitions visitors could visit attractions and interactive zones.

15.06.2017

Belarus in favor of equipping CSTO rapid reaction forces with latest weapons
Belarus in favor of equipping CSTO rapid reaction forces with latest weapons Belarus will always be true to its obligations on the collective forces of the CSTO's rapid reaction, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the heads of defense departments of the countries of the CSTO. In 2017, Belarus chairs the CSTO, the organization founded 15 years ago.

14.06.2017

Belarus, Russia, Serbia conduct Slavic Brotherhood 2017 anti-terrorist drills
Belarus, Russia, Serbia conduct anti-terrorist drills Slavic Brotherhood 2017 About 20 military attachés watched the active phase of the Belarusian-Russian-Serbian tactical exercise Slavic Brotherhood 2017. The maneuvers were also observed by representatives of the United States, Great Britain, China, Syria, and Ukraine. The guests watched a joint antiterrorist operation at the hydroelectric complex in Brest performed by the military of Belarus, Russia and Serbia. The drills were aimed to simulate an operation to free the sluice from 'terrorists', destroy the 'radical group' and free the 'hostages'.

13.06.2017

Belarus will always honor commitments on CSTO rapid reaction collective forces, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus will always honor commitments on CSTO rapid reaction collective forces, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus will always remain loyal to its obligations on the CSTO's collective rapid reaction forces, said President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the heads of defense departments of the countries of the Collective Security Treaty. The situation in the zone of responsibility of the CSTO is becoming more acute, but Belarus is not going to use weapons without a need.
CSTO Collective Rapid Response Forces to hold drills in Kyrgyzstan in 2018
CSTO Collective Rapid Response Forces to hold drills in Kyrgyzstan in 2018 The drills of the Collective Rapid Response Force of the CSTO will be held in 2018 in Kyrgyzstan. The Council of Ministers of Defense of the CSTO member states has adopted an action plan for 2018. The plan provides for joint exercises involving Russian peacekeeping forces, the collective rapid reaction forces of Tajikistan, and the reconnaissance units of Kazakhstan. All measures are aimed at increasing the effectiveness of response to crisis situations, both in the CSTO's responsibility zone and beyond.

03.06.2017

New tanks passed into Belarus’ Army service
New tanks passed into Belarus’ Army service New tanks have been passed into service by the Belarusian Army. The combat vehicle T-72 B3 is equipped with an engine of 1130 horse powers and with a side screen with a removable modular equipment set. The system of fire control has been perfected; it increases the efficiency of and the hit precision at a distance up to five kilometers. The new main gun is notable for accuracy life. As for the additional elements, modernized fire equipment and a radio station have been installed.

02.06.2017

Video: Belarus' military rehearsing for Independence Day Parade
Video: Belarus' military rehearsing for Independence Day Parade The last preparations for the parade in honor of Independence Day are being held near Minsk. Military equipment is being prepared and soldiers are being trained. The length of the mechanized column this year will exceed 2.5 kilometers. The audience will see the novelties of the Belarusian military industry: Caiman armored cars, Volat border vehicles. Radio relay stations Tsitrus will be presented at the parade for the first time.

01.06.2017

Belarusian youth reviving Soviet military sports and patriotic game Eaglet
Belarusian youth reviving popular Soviet military sports game Brest is reviving traditions of the Soviet military sports game Orlyonok (Eaglet). 19 teams from all districts of the Brest region competed in the run with barriers, relay, sports shooting and others. Often it is called the most mass game of the 20th century. Long before the computer games era that was quite a popular pastime. Girls tried themselves in the role of military nurses while boys acted as front-line soldiers. Eaglet, like nothing else, tempered the character and prepared children for adult life.

31.05.2017

What machinery will Belarus show during 2017 Independence Day parade?
What machinery will Belarus show during 2017 Independence Day parade? Polonez, armored cars "Caiman" and the best soldiers will take part in the Independence Day parade 2017, which will take place in Belarus' capital Minsk on July 3. The first rehearsal of the parade for the Independence Day was held on May 30 at Lipki airfield. 220 vehicles were involved. It is expected that the legendary T34 will lead the parade.

29.05.2017

Independence Day parade 2017 promises to be spectacular
Independence Day parade 2017 promises to be spectacular Independence Day on July 3, 2017 will be held according to a special scenario. The new conception was discussed at Alexander Lukashenko’s meeting. The task is to make the parade as spectacular as possible. Besides the soldiers marching and samples of weapons, guests of the parade will see modern civil machinery as well. The celebration will show all the best Belarus has.

21.05.2017

Serbia interested in military cooperation with Belarus
Serbia interested in military cooperation with Belarus A Serbian delegation is among those who arrived in the Belarusian capital to participate in the MILEX exhibition. Immediately after the opening of the forum Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov met with his Serbian counterpart. The guest of honor was greeted by all the rules of the ceremonial ceremony, after which both ministers discussed possible options for cooperation. The head of the defense ministry of Serbia expressed interest in developing relations with Belarus in military industry.
Caiman and Polonez: Military industry of Belarus shaping new image
Caiman and Polonez: New image of Belarus' military industry Belarus makes not only in dairy produce. Belarusian weapons are famous around the world, too. The international exhibition of weapons and military equipment MILEX 2017 opened on May 20 in Minsk. Our correspondent Yevgeny Pustovoi managed to get into the armored car "Volat" - this is a Belarusian development - and tried to figure out what advantages Belarusian military industry has.

04.05.2017

Armored car Caiman to go into service in Belarusian army
Armored car Caiman to go into service in Belarusian army The armored car Caiman will go into service in Belarusian army. It is designed for participation in reconnaissance operations, peacekeeping missions, escorting columns and emergency situations. The task of creating a light armored car was set by the President of Belarus three years ago. Five armored cars have already been manufactured. Caiman is the development of Belarusian designers. The car has already passed factory tests and test drive in difficult natural conditions.

24.04.2017

Belarus checks signals troops responsible for government communications
Belarus checks signals troops responsible for government communications The Belarus KGB's 14th signals regiment responsible for government communications has been checked. By order of the Belarusian head of state, the squad was put on full combat readiness last Monday. According to the plan of the drills, the troops were to deploy field units in unprepared areas and provide top-level government with uninterrupted secret telephone communication.
Lithuanian plane violates Belarus border
Lithuanian plane violates Belarus border The Belarusian Foreign Ministry on April 22 handed over a protest note to Lithuania due to a violation of the state border. The incident occurred on Wednesday in the area under construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. Lithuanian light aircraft flew 8 kilometers into the territory of Belarus then turned and left the Belarusian airspace. All the time the plane was over Belarus, it was controlled by means of anti-aircraft defense.

18.04.2017

Stanislav Zas, State Secretary of Security Council of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus to check military communications regiment The State Secretariat of the Security Council, on behalf of the Belarus President, started checking the 14th government communications separate regiment of the KGB. The division provides communication of the leadership of the country in time of war. The check will be held in several stages. Experts of the regiment will advance to designated areas, deploy field units and organize unhampered government communication.

10.04.2017

Belarus gets six Russian-made Mi-8 helicopters
Belarus gets six Russian-made Mi-8 helicopters To protect common air borders, the Belarusian army added six new MI-8 helicopters of Russian production to its arsenal.  They landed at the Machulishchi airfield right before Air Defense Forces Day. The vehicles will increase the army's combat potential, reliability and flight safety. They can be used at any time of the day, at low altitudes and in difficult weather conditions.  A Mi-8 is capable of providing high mobility of troops and take on board up to 35 paratroopers.

06.04.2017

Belarus destroys last landmines under Ottawa Treaty
Belarus destroys last anti-personnel mines under Ottawa Treaty Belarus has fulfilled its obligations under the Ottawa Treaty. One of the points of the agreement is to destroy anti-personnel mines. On April 5, the last samples of PFM-1 were destroyed in the Gomel region. These mines were used extensively in the second half of the 20th century: by Americans in Vietnam and by the Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Cassettes with mines were dropped from aircraft or delivered by rockets. Children often took mines for toys because of their plastic coating. The victims of these weapons often remained disabled.

29.03.2017

Belarus and Russia hold joint military exercises
Belarus and Russia hold joint military exercises Belarus and Russia hold joint military exercises in Vitebsk. Special Forces of Belarus and Airbone Forces of Russia have been involved in the exercises. Their team was strengthened with the participation of reconnaissance officers, engineer department and communications unit. During the two weeks of training, the work out of countersabotage tasks will be underscored. Vadim Denisenko, commander of Special Force of the Republic of Belarus:The exercises have been planned in an unusual way, we moved back from the range’s border,

22.03.2017

Caiman armored vehicle tested in Belarus
Caiman armored vehicle tested in Belarus New Caiman armored vehicle is being tested in Brest training range in Belarus. Daily run on the rough, water barriers and shooting from different kinds of armaments. The test drive was held in the severest conditions. The armored vehicle's purpose is to participate in intelligence and sabotage operations, peace-support missions, patrolling and escorting columns, carrying out actions under emergency conditions. Caiman was designed by Belarusian constructors and 90% of the complete units of the machine were made in Belarus.

19.03.2017

Military transport aircraft Il-76 goes into service in Belarus' air forces
Military transport aircraft Il-76 goes into service in Belarus' air forces A modernized military transport aircraft Il-76 (a multi-purpose four-engine turbofan strategic airlifter designed by the Soviet Union's Ilyushin design bureau) was passed into service to the military air forces of the Republic of Belarus. Today Il-76 has a satellite navigation complex combined with the autopilot. The modernized aircraft also received early-warning systems of hitting land or other aircrafts.

17.03.2017

Belarus army tests mortar system "Sani"
Belarus army tests mortar system "Sani" Belarus army men are testing the mortar system “Sani”. The system has high floatation, despite the fact that its size is a lot smaller than the previous models. Belarusian military men will compete in the International Army Games in Russia and show their skills of artillery fire using this equipment.

08.03.2017

Combat readiness of Belarus' Armed Forces checked
Combat readiness of Belarus' Armed Forces checked Military security of Belarus. A comprehensive inspection of the Armed Forces has finished in Belarus. More than 30 military bases and forces were involved during the military exercises. Military air forces and air defense team were involved as well.

28.02.2017

Belarusian army: Modern changes and victory spirit
Belarusian army: Modern changes and victory spirit Maslenitsa week followed one more popular holiday in Belarus, which is Defender of the Fatherland Day, February 23rd. This day was filled not only with congratulations and gifts to men, but also with thoughts about Belarusian army. Evgeny Pustovoi tells us about the army and soldiers’ life during the service. The soldier Ilya Konopelko has a leave, but he doesn’t relax. He repairs a wiring at granny’s and helps his parents with home improvements.

27.02.2017

Belarus creates weapon to fight with unmanned reconnaissance drones
Belarus creates weapon to fight with unmanned reconnaissance drones Belarus has created a rifle to fight the unmanned reconnaissance drones. The basis of the "killer of drones" is... the airsoft rifle.  The device weighing about 10 kilograms is equipped with an optical sight and a battery designed for 1 hour of continuous operation. Groza R was presented at the largest international defense exhibition IDEX in Abu Dhabi, where other Belarusian developments were also presented. 

21.02.2017

CTV journalist awarded for military coverage
CTV journalist awarded for military news coverage The best journalists covering the life of the Belarusian army have been chosen in Belarus. The results of the annual competition were summed up at the Ministry of Defence. The creative contest involved more than one hundred applications. Symbolically: The ceremony took place on the eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day, which is celebrated in Belarus on 23 February.

30.01.2017

Belarusian grenade launcher to be tested in 2017
Belarusian grenade launcher to be tested in 2017 New radar systems, a series of electronic warfare and testing of domestic grenade launcher are among the plans of the State Military Industry Committee for 2017. Particular attention is given to anti-aircraft missile systems, the development of unmanned aircraft, in particular, the creation of unmanned aircraft systems long range and duration of flight. An important achievement of the Belarusian military industry is the multiple launch rocket system Polonez.

05.01.2017

Alternative service in Belarus: basic principles
Alternative service in Belarus: basic principles Thirteen people started the alternative service in Belarus. The relevant law came into force in July 2016. It gives recruits whose religious beliefs do not allow taking an oath the right to replace military service by public works. Vadim is one of those recruits who have decided that military service is not suitable for them. The main reason of that was the alternative service law, which came into force in July 2016.

22.12.2016

CSTO Military Committee meeting in Minsk starts with minute's silence in memory of Russian diplomat killed in Turkey
NATO activity near Belarus borders require attention, CSTO Secretary General says A session of CSTO Military Committee in Minsk started with a minute of silence in memory of the Russian diplomat Andrei Karlov, killed in Turkey several days ago. On December 21, in Minsk, the parties summed up cooperation results of 2016. At the tenth meeting of the Military Committee of the CSTO, the member countries analyzed results of joint operational and combat training. The parties also discussed plans for 2017. In particular, they identified areas for further work to establish a system of interstate information exchange.

30.11.2016

Belarus overhauling trade unions system
Belarus overhauling trade unions system Belarus is modernizing trade unions that are members of the Belarusian Federation of Trade Unions (FPB). A decision on the need to merge the related organizations was made at 7th FPB Congress in 2015. This will enable the organization to more effectively solve problems. In addition, it allows exchanging professional knowledge. In 2016, trade unions in industry, energy, transport and forestry were merged. The next step is the unification of structures in the Belarus Armed Forces.

29.11.2016

Belarus' army gets six Mi-8 helicopters
Belarus' army gets six Mi-8 helicopters Belarusian sky under technological security now as the country's Air Force received 6 MI-8 helicopters. The modern air vehicles can be used for military exercises, reconnaissance, rescue and medical purposes. Manufacturers have improved specifications substantially increasing fuel tank capacity, upgrading navigation equipment, adding a weather radar, which can operate in harsh weather conditions. In mid-2017, the Belarus Air Force will receive further six helicopters and the full squadron will begin honing their skills together.

24.11.2016

New Yak-130 aircraft at Lida’s airbase
New Yak-130 aircraft at Lida’s airbase New Yak-130 aircraft appeared at Lida’s airbase on November 23. This is the second batch of new generation vehicles that came to Belarus from Russia. According to soldiers, the adoption of such aircraft is a qualitative leap in pilot training. The Yak-130 can fly at a speed of up to 1,000 km/h. Such aircraft have a perfect aerodynamic configuration: high flight performance and piloting safety both in teaching and fight.

04.11.2016

Belarus taking part in international arms exhibition in Indonesia
Belarus taking part in 2016 Indo Defence Expo & Forum in Indonesia Belarusian wheeled amphibious armored car, the missile system Polonez and drones are presented at an international expo in Indonesia. Belarus has presented samples of the Belarusian military industry at the region's largest international exhibition of weapons and equipment. Products by hundreds of companies are exhibited in Jakarta at an area of over 10,000 square meters. The Belarusian booth includes the latest developments: Belarusian air defense missile systems, automated control systems and models of military equipment.

23.10.2016

Physical, tactical and firearms training: Belarus’ President checks army officers’ professionalism
Belarus’ President checks army officers’ skills To secure peace in the country we need a good army, so that nobody would want to intervene. If there are attempts of military intervention, or somebody tries to become a civil war, it will be crushed in the bud. To stop it at the later stage as in Ukraine is extremely difficult. Strong weaponry is a good argument, but the army also needs strong people. President Lukashenko personally visited the training site Obuz-Lesnovsky and checked the professional level of officers. Yulia Beshanova has more on the story.

21.10.2016

Innovations plus integration: Belarus, Russia developing cooperation in military-technical sphere
Innovations plus integration: Belarus, Russia developing cooperation in military-technical sphere Belarus and Russia will continue to develop military-technical cooperation focusing on modernization and innovations. The corresponding document was approved on October 20 by an intergovernmental commission.

19.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko observes officers examination at training site
Alexander Lukashenko observes officers' examination at training site The system of military training in Belarus should be improved and more teachers with practical experience should be attracted. This assignment was given by President Alexander Lukashenko who met with the leadership of the Belarusian Armed Forces. The President visited the training site Obuz-Lesnovsky on October 19. Alexander Lukashenko noted that it is necessary to assess the level of training of officers in more detail and taking into account the realities of the time.
President of Belarus inspects army officers' training
President of Belarus inspects army officers' training The system of military training in Belarus should be improved and more teachers with practical experience should be attracted. This assignment was given by President Alexander Lukashenko who met with the leadership of the Belarusian Armed Forces. The President visited the training site Obuz-Lesnovsky October 19.
Belarus needs to improve military training system
Belarus needs to improve military training system, President Lukashenko says It is necessary to improve the military training system in Belarus. This assignment was given by President Alexander Lukashenko who met with the leadership of the Belarusian Armed Forces. Officers of the Belarusian army are training near Baranovichi October 19. Professional and job training, the ability to lead your comrades in the fight and to hit the target perfectly, drive tanks and show excellent physical preparation. At the same time, it is important that an officer can teach his subordinates, the President stressed.
Belarus President to check training of military officers
Belarus President to check training of military officers Checkup of the level of training of Belarusian officers will take place at Baranovichi on 19 October. Taking part in the activities will be the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko will visit the control room of the Ministry of Defense, where he will hear reports on how training of officers in the Armed Forces is organized. Officers will show their skills at the so-called Field Academy. This is how the 230th Obuz-Lesnaya Training Ground is widely known. At more than 10 acres of woodland you can

18.10.2016

Belarus-Russian joint drills underway near Brest
Belarus-Russian joint drills underway near Brest Large-scale joint military exercises of paratroopers of Russia and Belarus are now underway at the firing range Brestsky. Today is the active phase. 900 soldiers of the two countries work out the destruction of illegal armed groups in the border area. More than 150 pieces of equipment are involved. The drills include life in the field, overcoming water barriers and landing from aircraft and helicopters, including at night. The exercises are as close as possible to the real combat situation.

26.08.2016

CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces holding Indestructible Brotherhood drills in Belarus
CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces holding Indestructible Brotherhood drills in Belarus The Indestructible Brotherhood drills of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the CSTO are gaining momentum. The command decided to start a peacekeeping operation and is preparing to carry out tasks.   Tactical and combatant lessons have been conducted with personnel. During these lessons, military guarded checkpoints, inspected vehicles and patrolled areas and provided first aid. They also worked out questions of application of unmanned aircraft systems and reconnaissance aircraft.

24.08.2016

Belarus taking part in CSTO's Indestructible Brotherhood 2016 peacekeeping drills
Belarus taking part in CSTO's Indestructible Brotherhood 2016 peacekeeping drills The drills of the CSTO peacekeepers Indestructible Brotherhood 2016 started on August 23 in Belarus. It will be held at the military training ground Obuz-Lesnovsky. Troops from Russia have already arrived at the airport in Baranovichi. The military intend to work out a number of innovations that reflect the updated methods of peacekeeping missions. The CSTO partners will hone their skills in humanitarian assistance to local population on a simulated territory of conflict. They will also exercise the destruction of illegal armed formations.

23.08.2016

Polonez multiple rocket launchers to come into service in Belarus
Polonez multiple rocket launchers to come into service in Belarus The first multiple rocket launcher system Polonez will go into service in Belarus. The weapon was solemnly given to the 332nd Missile Brigade of Osipovichi on August 22. The domestic development is significantly superior to its predecessors in terms of many characteristics. The destruction range is 200 kilometers. It can shoot at eight goals simultaneously. The deviation from the target at the maximum distance does not exceed 1 meter.

21.08.2016

Helicopters Mi-8
Updated helicopters Mi-8 to come into service in Belarusian army Updated helicopters Mi-8 will enter the service of the Belarusian army. The first six helicopters will be used in September. Modernization remains one of the main priorities of the country’s Air Defense Forces. On the 21st of August, the Air Defense Forces of Belarus celebrate their professional holiday. On that day, the ceremony of laying wreath and flowers to the Victory monument took place in Minsk. People paid tribute to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War and those who protect peaceful sky.

18.08.2016

Belarusian army puts into service Protivnik radar system
Belarusian army puts into service new Protivnik radar system Belarusian military are now armed with the latest radar system. The complex Protivnik [eng: Enemy] is equipped with modern computer technology, which allows simultaneously tracking 200 targets at altitudes of up to 150 kilometers.  The limiting range of the three-axis locator is 450 kilometers.  It is able to carry out combat duty tasks anywhere in Belarus. Among its main advantages is its mobility. To deploy it the crew needs about 30 minutes. Just to compare, its predecessors were much slower and took 19 hours to deploy. 
Belarusian Culture Day held at CSTO Interaction 2016 drills
Belarusian Culture Day held at CSTO Interaction 2016 drills Belarusian officers have begun to prepare a joint special operation of collective rapid reaction forces of the CSTO's Interaction 2016 exercise. The command of the airborne brigade is developing a plan of application of military units in the area of ​​responsibility. Personnel are performing combat training missions. Involved in the exercise are about 80 Belarusian military. But there is also time to relax on the range.
New rules for civil drone owners in Belarus
New rules for civil drone owners in Belarus The Council of Ministers of Belarus has approved new rules for the use of the so-called drones. Now they are not subject to state registration, but you can use them at an altitude of no more than 100 meters. This limitation is due to security concerns. Moreover, this applies to both amateurs and professionals.

16.08.2016

Belarusian military confirm status at II International Army Games
Belarusian military confirm status at II International Army Games The Belarusian military's high status was once again confirmed at the II International Army Games. Teams from 19 countries competed in Russia and Kazakhstan. Belarusian pilots in the so-called "combat use" not just won but shocked rivals with their skills. Even the leaders of the overall standings – Russians – on their own training ground were unable to oppose the Mi-8 from Machulishchy.
CSTO joint exercise Interaction 2016 starts in Pskov region
CSTO joint exercise Interaction 2016 starts in Russia's Pskov region Military units of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty (CSTO) have arrived in the Pskov region of Russia to take part in the joint military exercise Interaction 2016. Involved in the drills are national contingents of the Armed Forces of Belarus, Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. All in all, about 6,000 troops and up to 1,000 military vehicles will partake.

12.08.2016

Belarusian pilots to donate Army Games prize to orphanage
Belarusian pilots to donate Army Games prize to orphanage A few hours ago, a team of air defense and air force of Belarus returned from the International Army Games. The informal Army Olympics started July 30 and will end this Saturday.  Participating in the competition are 3,000 people from 20 countries. Belarusian military were represented in 8 competitions - tank and flight crews, sniper pairs, engineering, dog service, assault platoons and others.
International Military Games: Belarusians make it into final
International Army Games: Belarusians make it into final Belarusian tank crews have qualified for the final of the International Army Games. Our crews have set a record of the competition defeating over 85% of targets. Taking part in the decisive battle that will take place on August 13 will also be teams from Russia, China and Kazakhstan. Moreover, they will participate on various tanks.  So the fight will take place not only among humans but also machinery. The teams will have one day for maintenance, preparation of vehicles and weapons adjusting.

11.08.2016

Belarusian pilots win two silver medals at army Olympics
Belarusian pilots win two silver medals at army Olympics At the army Olympics, pilots from Belarus have won two silver medals in the categories "assault aircraft" and "military transport aircraft." Team Belarus, in the Avia Darts event, put the crews on Su-25 and for the first time on Mi-8. Piloting, intelligence and the use of lethal force: according to the results of all tests Belarusians only slightly lost to Russians. Moreover, Belarus has shown the best accuracy.

01.08.2016

Belarus taking part in tank biathlon at International Military Games 2016
Belarus taking part in tank biathlon at International Military Games 2016 Belarusian military are taking part in the Tank Biathlon event at the second International Military Games in Russia and Kazakhstan. Our compatriots are performing in combat vehicles produced in Belarus. They will have to compete with teams from 20 countries. All in all, the informal military Olympics involve 3,000 soldiers. Belarusian teams will demonstrate their skills in eight events.

27.07.2016

Belarus' new Military Doctrine comes into force
Belarus' new Military Doctrine comes into force The new Military Doctrine of Belarus came into force July 26. The document is based on the analysis and results of the expert assessment of the military-political situation in Belarus and around the world. There is now a new classification of armed conflicts in the document. It also describes the conditions under which an armed confrontation within the country may occur. The doctrine takes into account such forms of hidden threats as hybrid warfare and color revolutions. 
Vietnamese military journalists getting acquainted with Belarus
Vietnamese military journalists getting acquainted with Belarus Journalists in military uniform from Vietnam are getting familiar with the Armed Forces of Belarus. They have visited some military units and formations. Representatives of the Broadcasting Service of the Vietnam People's Army are interested in the work of their Belarusian colleagues.  During the press-tour, the officers also got acquainted with the exposition of the museum of modern Belarusian statehood.

22.07.2016

Belarusian peacekeepers conduct tactical exercises near Vitebsk
Belarusian peacekeepers conduct tactical exercises near Vitebsk Tactical peacekeeping exercises were held near Vitebsk. Soldiers trained in creating buffer zones, separation of conditional conflicting parties as well as escort of humanitarian convoys. Each training of Belarusian peacekeepers has its own scenario based on real international practice. According to the present drills, a contingent of blue helmets is called to stabilize the situation in the conflict zone between the two countries.

20.07.2016

Belarusian paratroopers leading at CISM World Military Parachuting Championship
Belarusian paratroopers leading at CISM World Military Parachuting Championship The Armed Forces of the Belarusian national team are taking part in the 40th CISM World Military Parachuting Championship. The competition has gathered teams from dozens of countries. Belarusians' competitors are eminent sportsmen from European and Arab countries, as well as from China and the CIS. The competition is taking place at the Kubinka airfield near Moscow, with about 400 parachutists performing.

14.07.2016

Tank biathlon: Belarus preparing for 2016 Army Games
Tank biathlon: Belarus preparing for 2016 Army Games The Belarusian team is completing preparations for the international army games Army 2016. This year the national team of our country will take part in several disciplines, including tank biathlon. It will take place in Alabino, Moscow Region. Four best crews of the Armed Forces have been selected and trained. The soldiers are training at the shooting range Domanovo, where there is a special track for tank biathlon, similar to that of the Moscow Region.

05.07.2016

President Lukashenko: People appreciate peace and tranquility in Belarus
President Lukashenko: People appreciate peace and tranquility in Belarus Belarusians appreciate the peace and tranquility in the country, said Head of State Alexander Lukashenko on July 5 at a ceremony to honor the graduates of higher military educational institutions and high-ranking officers. The President also presented the general's shoulder straps to some law enforcement agencies officers. The ceremony is traditionally timed to in the main state holiday - Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus.

02.07.2016

Independence Day parade due in Minsk July 3
Independence Day parade due in Minsk July 3 The central event of the Independence Day will be of course a military parade. President Lukashenko will review troops as the supreme commander. Hundreds of thousands of people are going to see this beautiful and patriotic spectacle. On July 3, several national channels will offer a live broadcast of the event.

30.06.2016

Military attachés get tour of Independence Palace in Minsk
Military attachés get tour of Independence Palace in Minsk Negotiation rooms in the Independence Palace, including those that hosted the Normandy Four meeting, were shown to military attaches accredited in Belarus.  Traditionally, every year, they take part in one of the main Belarusian holidays - Independence Day, which we celebrate on July 3. On the eve of July 3, the guests toured one of the architectural symbols of Belarus.

27.06.2016

Belarus Independence Day rehearsal flyover at Minskoe More Lake in (video)
Belarus Independence Day rehearsal flyover near Minsk (video) On June 27, a rehearsal of the Independence Day air parade was held by the Minsk garrison. 44 aircraft rose into the sky to train ahead of the July 3 Independence Day of Belarus. Taking part in the rehearsal were the helicopters Mi-2, Mi-8 and Mi-24. When it comes to planes, there were MiG-29, Su-25 and military-transport aircraft IL-76 and AN-26. Russian aircraft will also partake in the parade. By the way, traffic was not blocked on the ground during the rehearsal.
Belarusian military preparing for All-Army International Games
Belarusian military preparing for All-Army International Games Pure heaven 2016: Belarusian military are preparing for the All-Army International Games, which will be held at the Russian test site in Yeisk. The compatitions will be held in the sprint, pursuit and relay. Every team will have to undergo five steps. Competition conditions are similar to real combat tasks. Antiaircraft and missile complexes will also be used.
2016 Independence Day parade rehearsal in Minsk
2016 Independence Day parade rehearsal in Minsk The Independence Day parade in Minsk is due on July 3, 2016. The first rehearsals have already taken place. Taking part in the to-be military show near the stela "Minsk - Hero City" were more than 3,500 servicemen, 160 units of military equipment - armored vehicles and self-propelled, multiple rocket launchers. Opening the parade will be the exclusive Chinese limousines that are used by the PRC leadership to review parades. The banners of the victorious 1st, 2nd and 3rd Belarusian Fronts, which contributed greatly to WWII victory, will be carried.

26.06.2016

How will Belarus live in the next five years? Summary of 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly
How will Belarus live in the next five years? Summary of 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly The 5th All-Belarusian Assembly was extensively covered by television channels and other domestic and foreign media. Some tried to use in-depth analysis while others just slipped on the surface. I remember in this regard an English song translated by Samuil Marshak: Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat, where have you been? I’ve been to London to look at the Queen. Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat, what did you there? I frightened a little mouse under her chair.

22.06.2016

5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly: Day 1 summary
5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly: Day 1 summary The 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly opened in Minsk June 22. This is the most democratic way of democracy. Journalists pick different epithets and comparisons for the forum. But the Belarus President explains it simply and clearly. He speaks about the purpose of the meeting itself and the people taking part in it.

21.06.2016

Formidable Soviet Katyusha missile launcher turns 75
Formidable Soviet Katyusha missile launcher turns 75 75 years ago, on June 21, 1941, the BM-13 missile launchers, also known as Katyusha, went into service in the Red Army. The USSR government signed the relevant document just hours before the start of the Great Patriotic War. Within a week after the Great Patriotic War began, the world's first rocket artillery battery was formed. It included seven machines.

19.06.2016

The West sees no threat from Belarus, Belarusian Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg says
The West sees no threat from Belarus, Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg says One of the key appointments, which was mentioned in the video digest, was a new Belarusian Ambassador to Belgium with concurrent accreditation in Luxembourg, and at the same time permanent representative to the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, as well as Permanent Representative to NATO. Alexander Mikhnevich is here with us in the studio. Judging by the number of duties or list of official titles, there is much to talk about. Mr Mikhnevich, hello.

16.06.2016

Belarus successfully tests new Polonez missile
Belarus successfully tests new Polonez missile During the working meeting on June 16, the President reported about the successful testing of new missile systems in Belarus. This is a significant event for the whole country. It took Belarus two years to create the systems. Alexander Lukashenko instructed Premier Andrei Kobyakov to consider presenting state awards to those who contributed to the creation of the weapons.
Belarus-Russia Union State to benefit from Minsk's new military doctrine
Belarus-Russia Union State to benefit from Minsk's new military doctrine The new military doctrine of Belarus will become part of a similar document of the Belarus-Russia Union State, said the House of Representatives June 16. The deputies of the lower house of Belarus Parliament in the second reading passed a bill on the approval of the Military Doctrine. The document entered the House of Representatives February 12, 2016 after it had been approved by the President of Belarus on the basis of a Security Council session.

15.06.2016

Light armored vehicle by Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant showcased in Paris
MZKT light armored vehicle showcased in Paris A sample of the newest light armored vehicle of Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MZKT) were presented in Paris at the international exhibition of arms and military equipment Eurosatory.  Earlier during tests the vehicle showed high maneuverability and was applauded by experts. Eurosatory expo is considered one the most authoritative. Taking part in the current exhibition are about 1,500 companies from 57 countries. 

08.06.2016

Belarus taking 'calm and adequate' measures in view of increased NATO presence
Belarus taking 'calm and adequate' measures in view of increased NATO presence Current approaches to achieving economic security became the main topic at a forum of heads of delegations who gathered in Minsk for a session of the Council of CIS supreme bodies of financial control. The President of Belarus met with international experts June 7. According to Alexander Lukashenko, the CIS should become a political and economic center of power. This is particularly important in light of the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth. The leading financial experts of the CIS countries will stay in Minsk a few days.

26.05.2016

Independence Day parade rehearsals due in Minsk 25 and 28 June
Independence Day parade rehearsals due in Minsk 25 and 28 June Legendary T-34s and the new generation of military equipment will be presented at the Independence Day parade in Minsk, Belarus, due on July 3, 2016. The military are preparing for the parade at the military airfield Lipki. Another rehearsal was held there May 26. All in all, about 160 units will partake in the parade, including armored vehicles, self-propelled weapons and multiple rocket launchers. They will be joined by WWII retro machinery. The length of the column will be about two kilometers.

13.05.2016

Belarus to hold parade on 2016 Independence Day July 3
Belarus to hold parade on 2016 Independence Day July 3 Legendary T-34 and the new generation of machines will feature at the Independence Day parade, due on July 3, 2016. Armored vehicles, self-propelled weapons and multiple rocket launchers: all in all, about 160 units will partake in the parade. All the machines for the parade are prepared at the military airfield Lipki. Tanks will head the mechanized line, including the legendary T-34 and powerful IS-2. Each machine has its own history. The 160-unit line will stretch over almost 2km.
Belarus participating in international project to strengthen security measures in SALW warehouses
Belarus participating in international project to strengthen security measures in weapons warehouses In order to strengthen stability in Central and Eastern Europe Belarus, together with international organizations, is implementing an international project on strengthening of security measures in the warehouses of small arms and light weapons. To reduce the risk of their spread, seven military units have been equipped with modern alarm systems, with fences replaced. 

05.05.2016

Anti-aircraft missile system S-300 now on combat duty in Polotsk
Anti-aircraft missile system S-300 now on combat duty in Polotsk The anti-aircraft missile complex S-300 is now on combat duty in Polotsk, which is in the north of Belarus. The system is able to see the target at a distance of 150 kilometers and destroy it in a matter of minutes. And it does not matter whether it is a ballistic missile or a drone. Air defense experts say that the sky over Belarus is in good hands. This is the first time S-300 has been used for the protection of the northern borders of the country. Similar complexes are already guarding the sky near the borders with Poland and Ukraine.

04.05.2016

Head of Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Andrei Gal dismissed
Head of Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Andrei Gal dismissed Andrei Gal has been dismissed as head of the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone "for a single gross violation of labor duties". The corresponding presidential decree was published today on the National Legal Internet Portal. Another personnel decision involves the dismissal of chief of staff and first deputy commander of the Western Operational Command of Belarus' Armed Forces Oleg Melnikov.

19.04.2016

Belarus participating in CSTO exercises in Tajikistan
Belarus participating in CSTO exercises in Tajikistan Belarusian military are involved in the CSTO drills in Tajikistan. They have brought together intelligence units. In total, there are about one 1,500 troops and aviation. It is the first time large-scale maneuvers have been held within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Troops from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Armenia will conduct exploration in the mountains, as well as work out joint actions to seize and destroy simulated enemy facilities.

18.04.2016

Belarusian antitank complexes Shershen to be exhibited in Malaysia
Belarusian antitank complexes Shershen to be exhibited in Malaysia Belarusian anti-tank systems will be shown at one of the largest defense and security exhibitions in the world. Today, the Defence Services Asia Exhibition & Conference (DSA) opens in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. The Belarusian exposition will feature not only the latest modifications of Shershen anti-tank complex. It will show potential customers a new family of multi-purpose armored vehicles, as well as innovative technologies in automated command and control systems.

12.04.2016

Belarus to develop national system of satellite communication and broadcasting
Belarus to develop national system of satellite communication and broadcasting Belarus intends to follow the path of integration into the world information space and develop the national satellite broadcasting system.  This task was set by President Alexander Lukashenko during his April 12 visit to the Center for Space Communications in the village Stankovo, ​Dzerzhinsk district. On the Day of Cosmonautics, Belarus launches ground satellite control system for Belintersat-1. This is the first Belarus-made unit designed for the transmission of television and radio, as well as providing access to the Internet.

04.04.2016

Servicemen banned from using smartphones for information security considerations
Servicemen banned from using smartphones for information security considerations Selfies pose a threat of leakage of confidential data. The Ministry of Defence has banned soldiers from using smartphones and tablets from information security considerations. Now, under the new rules, the military can only make calls using old models of mobile phones and use devices that don't provide internet access. All these measures are primarily aimed at maintaining the confidentiality of military information. But soldiers are allowed to use phones outside military units.

30.03.2016

Belarus' President meets U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Alexander Lukashenko: USA vital for balancing Ukraine crisis Positive elements in the relations between Belarus and the United States will mark their new stage, said President Alexander Lukashenko meeting on March 30 with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Carpenter. The sides discussed Belarus' position on military matters and the bilateral dialogue. During the meeting they touched upon regional security issues. In particular, the conflict in Ukraine. Belarus' President noted that it is impossible to balance the situation there without the United States.

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