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22.08.2017

Maneuvers of Belarus-Russia supply services underway in Belarus ahead of West 2017 drills
Maneuvers of Belarus-Russia supply services underway in Belarus ahead of West 2017 drills More than 2,500 servicemen and about 500 units of equipment. Maneuvers of rear services are underway in Belarus ahead of the Belarusian-Russian drills West 2017. The firing range Borisovsky and firing ranges in the Minsk, Vitebsk and Mogilev regions are the sites where the rear services drills are held on 22 August. Providing logistics and optimum interaction in joint actions - this is a goal of the exercise for both the Belarusian and the Russian side.

21.08.2017

Russian soldiers arrive in Belarus for logistic military exercises
Russian soldiers arrive in Belarus for logistic military exercises The active phase of the preparations for Zapad 2017 military exercises has begun in Belarus. Russian soldiers arrived in Belarus to participate. Together with Belarusian colleagues, they will hold logistic and technical support military exercises. The drills will last for five days. The military personnel will perfect the elements of evacuation, screening and repairs of combat vehicles.

20.08.2017

Belarusian military equipment sent to Russia’s Ashuluk range
Belarusian military equipment sent to Russia’s Ashuluk range It is referred to the surface-to-air missile system S-300. The offloading took place at the Grodno military post. The equipment is to travel by the railway. Military men are to go to the range as well. Russia is to host tactical training exercises. It includes ground-to-air missile launching.

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.

12.08.2017

Belarus comes 4th in Tank Biathlon
Belarus comes 4th in Tank Biathlon The International Army Games finished on August 12. The Tank Biathlon was held on the last day at the range Alabino, which is near Moscow. Teams from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and China competed for the right to be called the best. As a result of the biathlon, Belarusians took the 4th position. Gold went to Russia, silver to Kazakhstan and bronze went to China.

30.07.2017

International Army Games held in Russia
International Army Games held in Russia International Army Games held in Russia The International Army Games 2017 opened on July 17, 2017 in a place of Albino near Moscow.

29.07.2017

Alexander Lukashenko sends greetings to participants and guests of Army Games
Alexander Lukashenko sends greetings to participants and guests of Army Games Peaceful gatherings of military men at drill platforms are the best proof of trust between the state and the armed forces. It was stated by President Lukashenko in his greetings to the participants and the guests of the International Army Games. Army 2017 kicked off in Alabino today, which is near Moscow.

19.07.2017

Latvia’s Foreign Ministry: We have no questions to Belarus concerning Zapad -2017 military drills
Latvia’s Foreign Ministry: We have no questions to Belarus concerning Zapad -2017 military drills Latvia has no questions to Belarus concerning Zapad-2017 military drills. The issue is closed and the upcoming drills cause no fears. This was stated by Latvia’s Foreign Minister on July 19, 2017 after meeting with Vladimir Makei, Belarus’ Foreign Minister.
Joint training of Belarusian and Chinese special forces
Joint training of Belarusian and Chinese special forces The special forces of Belarus and the People's Police of China have completed the joint training. The final demonstration performances were held at a training ground near Borisov. The soldiers simulated a counter-terrorist operation. According to legend, militants captured a settlement and took refuge in buses. It took the military about half an hour to search and eliminate terrorists.
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.

18.07.2017

Union Shield 2017 antiterrorist operation held in Belarus
Union Shield 2017 antiterrorist operation held in Belarus The joint antiterrorist drill was held by the special forces of Belarus and China. The final military performances were held on the range near Borisov. The soldiers carried out an antiterrorist operation. According to the legend, militants captured a settlement and are hiding in uses. As many as two town buildings were the focus of attack. For the search and elimination of terrorist, the joint forces of Belarus and China needed about half an hour.

17.07.2017

Belarus to invite 80 international observers to Zapad-2017 military drills
Belarus to invite 80 international observers to Zapad-2017 military drills This information was announced by the Defense Ministry of the Republic of Belarus. Among them are representatives of international organizations, such as the UN, the OSCE and NATO. Join strategic drills of Belarus and Russia is a planned event and will be held upon the decision of the two Presidents. As for the scale of the current drills, it is the largest joint military exercises of the armed forces. Practical activities will be carried out on six ranges in Belarus.
Belarus President: Diplomacy's role rises manifold in international relations crisis
Belarus President: Diplomacy's role rises manifold in international relations crisis In the current crisis of international relations, the role of diplomacy has multiplied, said President Alexander Lukashenko on July 17 at a meeting with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CSTO member states. According to the head of state, the task of diplomacy is to create prerequisites for convergence of positions of all interested parties. Only on the basis of consolidation of efforts is it possible to effectively counter challenges and threats, the President stressed.

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.

11.07.2017

Belarus,China hold joint anti-terrorism drill in Minsk
Belarus,China hold joint anti-terrorism drill in Minsk Officers from and unit commanding officers from China came to Minsk. During one week special forces of Belarus and China will be exchanging experience and will hold a full range of operations. They will work off activities on detaining dangerous special criminals, clampdown of gangs, and experience in tactical shooting.

06.07.2017

Independence Palace, Belarus, Minsk
Zapad 2017 drills is significant step in ensuring Belarus' national security The exercise Zapad 2017 (West 2017) is a significant step in ensuring national security, said President Alexander Lukashenko on July 6 at the ceremony to honor graduates of higher military educational institutions and higher officers. Taking into account the growing terrorist threat in the world, active illegal migration, the spread of drugs and the import of weapons, the young generation will have to work hard.

18.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko meets with CSTO members
Alexander Lukashenko meets with CSTO members Energy security is one of the most important subjects on the agenda today. Powerful states do everything possible to control the sources of this energy. Today there are many threats in the European region. Belarus may get indirectly involved into the processes due to political, geographical and economic reasons. Belarus is one of the members of the CIS.

16.06.2017

Belarus, Russia begin preparation for West 2017 drills
Belarus, Russia begin preparation for West 2017 drills For the first time the military of Belarus and Russia are building bridges and organizing ferries. Now, army units don't consider water a barrier. The redeployment of equipment on special bridges is possible thanks to the engineering troops of Belarus and a special Russian battalion. The coordination of their actions was practiced on the Dnieper River.

15.06.2017

Belarus President names CSTO's most important tasks of modern time
Belarus President names CSTO's most important tasks of modern time CSTO member countries are able to resolve internal conflicts in the area of ​​responsibility of the organization. This is the message Alexander Lukashenko sent to the secretaries of the CSTO Security Council.
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.

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.

12.06.2017

Active phase of “Slavic brotherhood 2017” military drills begins June 12
Active phase of “Slavic brotherhood 2017” military drills begins June 12 The active phase of the joint Belarus, Russia and Serbia military drills “Slavic brotherhood 2017” begins on June 12, 2017. More than 800 military men and 100 equipment units have been concentrated at the ranges near Brest. The special forces have already carried out night military exercises and have jumped with a parachute from IL-76 aircraft.

06.06.2017

Belarus, Russia, Serbia hold joint military drills near Brest
Belarus, Russia, Serbia hold joint military drills near Brest Joint tactic military drills “Slavic brotherhood” began near Brest on June 6, 2017. More than 800 soldiers from Belarus, Serbia and Russia and more than 100 military units partake in the exercises. Soldiers from three countries will master antiterrorist actions.

05.06.2017

Vladimir Makei: Belarus not going to break military ties with Russian friends
Vladimir Makei: Belarus not going to break military ties with Russian friends A joint statement was signed on June 5 by the heads of the foreign ministries of Belarus and Russia. It emphasizes that the two countries will continue to strengthen cooperation in the world arena, advocate for integration in the CIS and condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

22.05.2017

Milex 2017 finishes in Minsk
MILEX 2017 finishes in Minsk The exhibition of weapons and military equipment MILEX 2017 is finishing in Minsk. On May 22 a solemn closing ceremony will take place at the sports complex Minsk Arena. More than 50 official delegations from 30 countries came to the event, which undoubtedly confirms the status of this exhibition. The foreign visitors appreciated the Belarusian defense and industrial complex. The armored car Caiman and Belarusian drones drew much attention in particular.

21.05.2017

Belarus, United Arab Emirates discuss military technical cooperation
Belarus, United Arab Emirates discuss military technical cooperation The arms and military exhibition aroused true interest of foreign partners. A delegation from the United Arab Emirates, headed by the country’s Chief of Defense, came to the exhibition in Minsk as well. A meeting with the delegation was held in Belarus’s Defense Ministry on May 21, 2017. Issues of bilateral military technical cooperation and perspectives of further relations were discussed.
Strength of Belarusian Army: exhibition performances at MILEX-2017
Strength of Belarusian Army: exhibition performances at MILEX-2017 Exhibition performances are being held at International Exhibition of Arms and Military Equipment on May 21, 2017. At Minsk-1 Airport wrestling master classes have been organized, drones are performing maneuvers in air. As many as 350 kinds of machinery are presented at the exposition. Armored vehicle Caiman and multiple launcher system Polonez are the novelties of Belarusian armament industry, also presented there.
MILEX -2017: Sri Lanka interested in Belarus’ military machinery
MILEX -2017: Sri Lanka interested in Belarus’ military machinery Belarus’ Armed Forces fit the bill concerning modern challenge and threat counterefforts. It was stated by Belarus’ Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov. The strengthening of combating power is carried out in several directions. It is buying new arms and military machinery, which correspond to world standards,
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.

20.05.2017

International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX 2017 opens in Minsk
International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX 2017 opens in Minsk The International Exhibition of Arms and Military Machinery MILEX 2017 opened in Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko sent his greetings to the participants and guests of the forum. Alexander Lukashenko said, “This is the largest international forum in Eastern Europe, which is held in Belarus for the 8th time, it reflects the main tendencies and perspectives of the world arms market.

18.05.2017

Belarus doubles arms export in 5 years
Belarus doubles arms export in 5 years Belarus’ military-industrial export doubled in the last five years. High-tech systems, optical technologies, tracking and security systems, modern defense equipment. The demand grows not only on products, but on technologies as well.

19.04.2017

Minsk hosts 10th CSTO Military Committee session
Minsk hosts 10th CSTO Military Committee session Joint training of skilled specialists for the organization of air defense. The CSTO Military Committee gathers in Minsk for the 10th time. Maintenance of security and delivery of collective air forces are among the topical issues. Furthermore, it was decided that the training of man power will be held in military academies of Belarus and Russia. Subsidiary organs, which deal with communications and technical support, will also be established.

06.04.2017

Belarusian pilots preparing for International Army Games 2017
Belarusian pilots preparing for International Army Games 2017 Belarusian crews of helicopters are getting ready for international army games. In 2017, one of the most spectacular events – air darts - will be held in China. Belarusian pilots will perform on new Mi-8 helicopters. It differs from its predecessor thanks to improved flight characteristics. The pilots are training near Osipovichi, Belarus. The competition program includes several stages: reconnaissance, use of air weapons and physical fitness. The training conditions will be more complicated as new fire missions have been added.
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

Belarus presents unmanned vehicles at LIMA'17 exhibition
Belarus presents UAVs at LIMA'17 exhibition Belarus has presented a series of UAVs in Malaysia. This is the first time Belarus has been represented at the region's largest military equipment show. Belarusian enterprises have brought the most popular models of weapons. The Belarusian stand occupies 100 m2 and features modern radar, optical and electronic products and also some devices. On the first day of the show alone, Belarusians held talks with representatives of nearly a dozen countries.

20.03.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to ensure its security in any situation
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus is ready to ensure its security in any situation Joint exercises of the Armed Forces of Belarus and Russia Zapad 2017 (West 2017) need to be as transparent as possible, said the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, during the report on the drills. They will be held in Belarus in autumn 2017. President Lukashenko also emphasized that Belarus doesn’t intend to curtail its cooperation with Russia because of the disagreements in other spheres. The forthcoming drills prove the aspiration. In as many as 20 countries military actions are taking place.

14.03.2017

Belarus and Russia start preparations for West 2017 drills
Belarus and Russia start preparations for West 2017 drills Belarusian and Russian troops began preparations for the exercises Zapad 2017 [West 2017]. During the drills, the parties intend to work out the coherence of military administration and interoperability of military units. The large-scale exercises will be held in September in several ranges of Belarus and Russia. This will sum up the joint activities of the two countries in the past two years.

16.12.2016

MZKT tank transporters being tested in UAE
MZKT tank transporters being tested in UAE Tank transporters made by Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MZKT) are being test-driven in the UAE. The vehicles were made by a special order. This is the principle, according to which the company now operates. In the case of the United Arab Emirates, we are talking about a long-term contract. It provides for the delivery of various machinery. The exact amount and timing of deliveries will be known after testing.

02.11.2016

Joint Collegium of Defence Ministries of Belarus and Russia held in Minsk
Joint Collegium of Defence Ministries of Belarus and Russia held in Minsk Russia expresses its gratitude to Belarus for a well-timed humanitarian assistance in Syria. That was an announcement made by Sergei Shoigu at the joint collegium of Defense Ministries.

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.

26.09.2016

Belarus’ President meets with Chairman of State Military and Industrial Committee
Belarus’ President meets with Chairman of State Military and Industrial Committee On September 26, Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko held a working meeting with Chairman of the State Military and Industrial Committee of Belarus Sergei Gurulev. The President was interested in the state of business in the sphere. They discussed both ongoing projects and plans of institutions that are part of the State Military and Industrial Committee. The emphasis was on the economic state of the State Military and Industrial Committee of Belarus. The President gave a number of instructions concerning the expenditure and development of the sphere.

21.09.2016

Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei meets with Pentagon’s representatives in New York
Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei meets with Pentagon’s representatives in New York Belarus and the USA discussed the cooperation in the military sphere. In New York, Belarusian Foreign Minister met with the representatives of the Pentagon. The discussion was related to establishing the dialogue between military institutions of Belarus and the USA in the face of the increasing tension in the Eastern European region. In addition, Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei took part in the solemn opening ceremony of the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations.

29.08.2016

Security on ground and in air: major drills of CSTO peacekeepers held in Belarus
Security on ground and in air: major drills of CSTO peacekeepers held in Belarus Security on the ground and in the air. Major drills of the CSTO peacekeepers were held in the Brest region. The drills took place on the Obuz-Lesnovsky military training ground near Baranovichi. Soldiers from Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan were working together. For the first time, the collective forces of the CSTO received the mandate of the UN Security Council. It means that the units are ready for peacekeeping operations anywhere in the world.

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.

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.

04.02.2016

Belarus air force agrees Su-30 purchase from Russia
Belarus air force agrees Su-30 purchase from Russia The air force of Belarus is now one step closer to fleet renewal. Belarus has reached a preliminary agreement with the Russian side on the acquisition of multi-purpose fighters Su-30. They are designed to replace MiG-29, which are now in service. The replacement of fighter jets will increase Belarus' opportunities for the destruction of air targets. In addition, thanks to these jets, Belarusian air force will be able to perform combat tasks from any airport of the country.

14.09.2015

Belarusian, Russian military start 2nd phase of joint operational exercises Union Shield 2015
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.
Alexander Lukashenko to take part in CSTO Collective Security Council session September 15
Alexander Lukashenko to take part in CSTO Collective Security Council session September 15 The President of Belarus will take part in a session of the CSTO Collective Security Council. It will open September 15 in Dushanbe, but the heads of the member states will arrive in the capital of Tajikistan today. The agenda includes more than 15 questions. In particular, the parties will discuss the current state of affairs in the Collective Security Treaty Organization also focusing on the organization's budget for 2016.