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(2020,
issue 2)
EUGENE GERDEN

In a move intended to bring Russia to the level of modern armies of the West, its military is ready to begin the next stage of massive reforms of its national armed forces to ensure their active development within the next decade, according to recent statements made by Russian military commanders and local defence analysts.

(2020,
issue 1)
EUGENE GERDEN

Despite the pandemic, European NATO members have no plans to cut their military budgets or revise their defence doctrines this year, according to statements made by the highest senior commanders of the Alliance and representatives of various ministries of Defence. Quite the contrary, many are considering a further raising of their combat potential as one way to stimulate their economies, which were negatively affected by COVID-19.

(2019,
issue 3)
EUGENE GERDEN

With 2020 budget projections in place, Japan is steadily increasing its national defence spending and building aircraft carriers.

(2019,
issue 1)
EUGENE GERDEN

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given a priority for the development of the domestic land and airborne forces in the newly approved state armament program.

(2018,
issue 6)
EUGENE GERDEN

Russia is finishing a large-scale expansion of its fleet of combat helicopters and planning a further focus on selective supplies, according to the Russian Defence Ministry and leading combat aviation experts.

(2018,
issue 3)
EUGENE GERDEN

After an intense 8-year period of modernization and recapitalization, the Russian government is set to cut its naval investment to 2,6 trillion rubles ($54B CAD).

(2017,
issue 3)
EUGENE GERDEN

At the heart of a planned strengthening of Russia’s Western military grouping is the revival of the 1st Tank Army.

(2016,
issue 6)
EUGENE GERDEN

After two decades of military cuts and reductions, Germany has decided that a rebound in defence spending is in order. 

(2016,
issue 3)
EUGENE GERDEN

The Russian Ministry of Defence plans to significantly accelerate R&D activities.

(2015,
issue 6)
EUGENE GERDEN

Amid the existing Russian threat, Ukraine continues active militarization and strengthening of its national army on a massive scale.

(2015,
issue 3)
EUGENE GERDEN

Russia plans to focus on implementing the existing State Armaments Program for the period of 2011-2020, which was approved in 2011. The State Armaments Program involves massive purchases of combat equipment.