Belarus presents latest military industry developments for air defence
Every year more than 25 units of special equipment and machinery goes into service in Belarus.
The airfield of the 61st Fighter Air Base has turned into a kind of exhibition hall.
In addition to upgraded anti-aircraft missile systems and attack aviation some promising weaponry was also on display. In particular, communication and enemy detection systems.
Russia, Belarus to create Union State armed defense mechanism
Russia and Belarus will create a mechanism for the armed defense of the Union State in the next two years. This was agreed on October 21 by the military of the two countries.
In Moscow, the sides set priorities for future cooperation, taking into account the realities of foreign policy.
Belarus President dismisses allegations about Russia's military base
At the opening of the 2nd Ring Road Belarusian Head of State Alexander Lukashenko talked with the representatives of labor collectives of road-building organizations and residents of Minsk region. Of course, he answered all their questions.
Many questions now arise about the possible location in Belarus of a Russian airbase. Should one believe the information of some Russian media? The President says that one should not discuss this topic.
Belarus Armed Forces taking part in CSTO peacekeeping forces' joint drills
Indestructible Brotherhood 2015. The Armed Forces of Belarus have begun joint exercises of CSTO peacekeeping forces. The main purpose of training in Armenia is the preparation and conduct of peacekeeping operations in the Caucasus region. It is expected that special attention will be paid to improving combat coordination of peacekeeping contingents of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty.
Belarus' stance on Russia's use of air force in Syria
The increase in terrorist activity in the Middle East makes the topic of collective measures against terrorism even more important. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry today, October 1, commented on the position of our country in regard to the Russian Federation, which has started to use its armed forces in Syria. Belarus once again expresses support for the efforts of the international community in the fight against all manifestations of terrorism and extremism.
Belarus-Russia joint drills Union Shield 2015 ends
The borders of the Belarus-Russia Union State are under protection. The joint exercise Union Shield 2015 concluded in the Russian Federation.
The military troops of Belarus and Russia practiced defense, as well as the detection and destruction of illegal armed groups. Large-scale maneuvers brought together more than 8,000 soldiers of the two states. The exercise involved dozens of planes and helicopters and about 400 combat vehicles.
Belarusian, Russian military start 2nd phase of joint operational exercises Union Shield 2015
Union Shield 2015. The military of Belarus and Russia have started the second phase of joint drills. During the three days, at the Kirillovsky firing range in the Leningrad region, they will practice issues of command and control in the course of hostilities.
The focus is on mobile defense, blocking and destruction of illegal armed groups, as well as counter-attack, during which lost control of some territories will be restored.
Belarus taking part in military exercise Combat Commonwealth 2015
The Ashuluk firing range was protected from a massive assault. As part of the exercises "Combat Commonwealth 2015" air defense forces of the allied states, which include Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and others, hit over 20 targets. They worked out a scenario of a sudden air attack. The active phase is complete and now the exercise "Shield of the Fatherland" is gaining momentum.
Belarus-Russia military drills Union Shield 2015 start 10 September
On September 10, there begins the joint operational exercise of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia Union Shield 2015.
The exercise involves more than 8,000 soldiers of the two states, 400 combat vehicles, including about 100 tanks, dozens of planes and helicopters.
The main action will unfold in the Leningrad and Pskov regions of Russia.
Air support of troops and verification of the United Regional Air Defense System of the Union State will be tested at aircraft polygons Kingisepp and Ashuluk.
Belarus Armed Forces Ensemble returns from France tour
Belarusian marches sounded in France. The ensemble of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus has returned from a tour of the city that was glorified by Alexandre Dumas. Here the collective performed at the festival on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation from Nazi invaders Bethune.
Beijing preparing for large-scale parade due on September 3
Representatives of about fifty nations received invitations for the celebrations in Beijing timed to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in China. Most of them have confirmed their participation. Among them are 30 presidents. These are heads of state of Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Serbia and Venezuela. Also, the UN Secretary General is expected to attend the ceremonies.
Union Shield 2015: Belarus, Russia to hold joint military drills
About 1,300 Belarusian servicemen will take part in the exercise "Shield of the Union 2015". Joint training of troops of Belarus and Russia will be held in the Leningrad and Pskov regions of Russia.
In total, the exercise will involve more than 8,000 soldiers of the two countries, more than 400 combat aircraft and dozens of planes and helicopters.
Now Belarus is sending its troops to the place of the drills. Belarus and Russia will practice coherence in the preparation and conduct of combat during a joint special operation.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus needs to strengthen southern borders
Belarus needs to strengthen the southern borders, said August 18 Belarus' President hearing out reports from Acting Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Stanislav Zas and Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov.
The head of state was informed about the situation in the Armed Forces, as well as ways to optimize the army. Alexander Lukashenko wondered whether all is done according to the parameters that had been identified at the recent meeting of the Security Council. Including in terms of the creation of new types of weapons.
Belarusian military to go to China for military parade
On August 17, Belarusian military will leave for Beijing. Some 85 soldiers of the guard of honor will take part in the parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazism on September 3.
In addition to the solemn procession and an extensive cultural program in the capital of China, the whole country will play host to exhibitions, international seminars and civil memorial services for the victims of the war.
Belarus takes third place at First Army Games in Russia
Belarus is one of the three leaders in the first Army Games in Russia. According to the results of the international tournament, the Belarusian military took third place in the team event, winning 3 gold, 50 silver and 249 bronze medals. The best results were shown by Belarusian mortar gunners, who lost to the winners just a minute.
Overall, 2000 soldiers from 17 countries fought for the title of best in the land, water and air.
Belarus third at one of stages of International Army Games in Russia
Belarusian marines failed to bypass the rivals in the final round of the competition Masters of Intelligence. This was one of the stages of international army games, which is a kind of mixture of sports and martial arts. At the shooting range in Novosibirsk, hosts Russia took leadership.
Teams of Belarus and the People's Republic of China throughout the competition stubbornly refused to lose to each other, being second and third interchangeably but in the end Belarus finished only in third.
Belarus wants to explore new forms of military action
The Belarus President wants graduates of military schools to use their knowledge and experience to ensure the country's national security. On July 7, at the Palace of Independence, the head of state honored excellent students as well as senior officers. Alexander Lukashenko conferred the rank of general on 7 of them.
Belarus enacts alternative service law
A law on alternative service came into force Belarus. The innovation may be used by people who declare that they cannot carry weapons or participate in the maintenance of military equipment, which is contrary to their religious beliefs.
Each case will be considered by conscription boards, which may invite representatives of religious organizations.
People who refuse to serve the Fatherland will serve the public good. They work in hospitals, social establishments, help construct and repair roads and work for housing and communal services organizations.
Belarusian-Chinese military drills Swift Eagle 2015: Active phase begins
Storm of the captured buildings and release of hostages. The active phase of the joint Belarusian-Chinese military exercises Swift Eagle 2015 started near Brest.
Special forces of the two countries work out the preparation and conduct of anti-terrorist operations.
According to a legend, extremists took over gas-filling station personnel. Over 300 military are trying to neutralize the militants.
The armed forces of Belarus and China conducted similar training in 2011 and 2012. These drills continue the strategic partnership between Belarus and China.
Swift Eagle 2015: Belarus and China conduct joint military drills near Brest
Swift Eagle 2015. Belarus and China have begun joint military exercises. Near Brest, special forces of the two countries are working out preparation and conduct of anti-terrorist operations.
Vadim Denisenko, commander of special operations forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus:This is the third consecutive joint Belarusian-Chinese training. We will practice night shooting of a joint unit, joint night landing and further transition to combat operations before the dawn when we begin to eliminate illegal armed groups.
Belarus sees additional risks in concentration of NATO forces near country's borders
Belarus sees more risk in connection with the placement of more NATO troops at its borders, including troops equipped with heavy weapons, said Belarusian Defense Minister, Lieutenant-General Andrei Ravkov in an interview with TASS.
"Along with the strengthening of the aviation component of NATO member states in the Baltics and Poland, which protect air space, the alliance consistently sends additional troops to areas near the borders of the Republic of Belarus. They have heavy weapons," said the head of the defense department.
Alexander Lukashenko thanks China for support in weapons testing
The Belarus President met today with the Chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus to discuss the tense situation in the region.
Sergei Gurulev spoke about the development of the defense sector of the country and the execution of the instructions of the President.
Alexander Lukashenko noted that he had earlier instructed the defense industry to primarily equip the national army with the latest weaponry.
NATO increases activity near Belarus borders, we have to react, Belarus defense minister says
Alexander Lukashenko met with Defense Minister of Belarus Andrei Ravkov on June 15. The officials discussed the state of affairs in the Armed Forces. The army, according to the President, is bound to be strong today. The military must be ready to respond to modern challenges.
The Defense Minister reported about the ongoing modernization of the Belarusian army. He also reviewed the latest missile tests and other systems created to protect the territory of Belarus. The report also touched upon army sport and personnel policy in the armed forces.
Defense Minister reports to Alexander Lukashenko on modernization of Belarusian army
Alexander Lukashenko met with Defence Minister of Belarus Andrei Ravkov. The officials discussed the state of affairs in the Armed Forces.
The army, according to the President, is bound to be strong today. The military must be ready to respond to modern challenges.
The Defense Minister reported about the ongoing modernization of the Belarusian army. He and also spoke about the latest missile tests and other systems that are created to protect the territory of our state. The report also touched army sport and personnel policy in the armed forces.
Alternative civilian service for religious Belarusians?
On May 20, the Council of the Republic reviewed two dozen bills. The senators approved the Presidential Decree "On prevention of social dependency" and the bill on alternative civilian service.
They also examined draft laws on ratification of agreements between the governments of Belarus and other countries such as Russia, Serbia, Armenia, Bulgaria, and the United Arab Emirates.
Military airshow marks 35th anniversary of Belarus' mixed airbase No.50 (video)
Today is not the day of aviation, but, with love for airplanes, we will begin the program with beautiful footage from the Saturday morning. A week after the May 9 military parade, the sky near Minsk was full of military aircraft again.
At the airport Machulishchy, an exciting air show was held in honor of the 35th anniversary of the 50th mixed airbase.
Belarus parliament adopts draft laws on alternative service in the second reading
On May 13, Belarusian MPs passed in the second reading a package of draft laws on alternative service in the Armed Forces. The day before, some adjustments were made to them.
For example, by analogy with conscripts, those falling under the alternative service law will be entitled to receive free medications if necessary. They will also have the right to remain on the waiting list of those in need of better housing conditions throughout the service and one year afterwards.
President Lukashenko presents state awards on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory
Alexander Lukashenko presented state awards on May 7. On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory, the meeting was particularly solemn and symbolic. The ceremony brought together representatives of veterans' organizations and participants of WWII.
Belarus has a special attitude to those who 70 years ago gave the country peace.
Some 39 people received awards from the President of Belarus: veterans from across the country and the current defenders of the Fatherland.
Four Yak-130 combat aircraft for Belarus' 116th assault airbase
A new detached aviation squadron will appear at the 116th guards airbase in Lida. On April 27, the local airport personnel were handed over four modern combat and training aircraft Yak-130.
The unique aircraft can imitate the flight of all the latest fighters. This means that after training, the staff will be able to pilot any planes.
Belarus to adopt draft law on alternative service in April
The law on service alternative to that in the Armed Forces and an anti-corruption plan may be adopted by the Belarusian parliament on April 9. This was said during the March 31 meeting of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Belarus parliament.
The pre-session meeting dealt with the agenda of the house’s spring session, which will begin on 2 April, according to the Constitution.
Belarus marks Interior Troops Day March 18
Duty, Honor, Fatherland. Today, on March 18, Belarus is marking Day of Interior Troops.
Protection of public order, canine training, convoys and destruction of explosives - this is not a complete list of the tasks that these troops perform. They were created on March 18, 1918, in Vitebsk from among 23 volunteers from the escort guard.
Internal troops is a powerful force structure that maintains law and order in the country.
On March 18, celebrations were held in military units and formations.
Interior troops: They ensure peace and security in Belarus
Conflicts taking place in the world must not step over the border of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko said this at a meeting last week with the leadership of the Interior Ministry. The conversation took place in military unit No.3214 and covered almost all important issues facing today's power bloc of the country.
The modern world is becoming less safe for people's lives, said the Belarus President. In this context, the main task is order and socio-political stability within the state.
CTV female journalists master male professions on International Women's Day
The characters of the next story are female CTV news anchors. They tested how women would feel in men's shoes. Yulia Kalashnikova, Yekaterina Zabenko, Olga Burlakova and Yulia Alexandrova destroyed all stereotypes about the fairer sex and proved that women can really do anything.
Yulia Kalashnikova, CTV news anchor:I am holding a Kalashnikov rifle. The phrase "Yulia, take a hold on oneself" fits perfectly!
President Lukashenko meets with security officials, says conflicts inadmissible in Belarus
Conflicts taking place in the world must not step over the border of Belarus. This was said by Alexander Lukashenko on March 5 at a meeting with the leadership of the internal affairs bodies. The conversation took place on the basis of military unit No.3214 and covered almost all the important issues facing today's power bloc of the country.
The modern world is becoming less safe for human life, noted the President, so the main task today is order and socio-political stability within the state.
Alexander Lukashenko: World's wars and conflicts must not cross the border of Belarus
Conflicts taking place in the world must not step over the border of Belarus. This was said by the President at the March 5 meeting with senior staff of the Interior Ministry troops and cadets of the Military Academy.
Currently, law enforcement agencies is the most important factor of national security.
Today's meeting was scheduled long ago. Recently the head of state has considered topical issues of the development of the Armed Forces and the possibility of increasing the state's defense.
Alexander Lukashenko visits special purpose brigade of Internal Troops
The Belarus President on March 5 visited military unit No.3214 of the Interior Ministry troops. Currently, a team of special purpose is the main reserve of the internal troops. In addition, it is unique in the power structures of Belarus.
It is here where soldiers are tested for the right to wear maroon berets.
Alexander Lukashenko given Kalashnikov during visit to Defense Ministry
On February 19, Alexander Lukashenko visited the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus. Among the priorities of the Armed Forces in the coming years are the increasing of military capabilities as well as upgrading, technical modernization, and the intelligent optimization of the combat component.
The President touched upon the role of officer corps in the armed forces with regard to modern teaching methods of warfare and social protection of servicemen.
During the visit to the Ministry of Defense, the President was given a Kalashnikov rifle.
Alexander Lukashenko: Mobile adequate army is the main task today
The creation of a mobile and adequate army and the armed forces as a whole is the main task today. This was stated by the head of state who today visited the Defense Ministry.
Belarusian army needs to adapt to respond to modern challenges and threats. Similar tasks were set by Alexander Lukashenko appointing the new defense minister in November 2014. And, according to the President, the further development of the Armed Forces have been defined.