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Russian drones may be fitted with light version of Su-57 communication system

MOSCOW, September 21. /TASS/: A simplified version of Russia’s combined system of communications, data exchange, navigation and identification (OSNOD), which is now undergoing trials as part of the Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet, is now being developed for drones, the developer said on Saturday.

"We are now carrying out a wide range of works to adapt the system for various carriers, including unmanned systems," Alexei Ratner, the head of the Polet science and technical center of the Russian Electronics holding (part of Rostec state corporation), told TASS.

Russia to carry out additional analysis of national security threats — Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW, September 21. /TASS/: Russia will have to carry out additional analysis of threats to national security and strategic stability with regard to US plans to arm its military forces with short-and medium-range missiles as soon as possible, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The statement comes in response to the Department of State’s report, headlined Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments (Compliance Report), released on Friday.

Toy unicorn chosen as zero-gravity indicator for next mission to ISS

MOSCOW, September 21. /TASS/: A toy unicorn will be used as a zero-gravity indicator aboard the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, which will depart to the International Space Station on September 25, Russian cosmonaut and mission commander Oleg Skripochka said.

Skripochka earlier said the zero gravity indicator will be chosen by his children.

Trials of next-generation Orel spacecraft’s descent module due in 2020 - source

MOSCOW, September 21. /TASS/: The trials of the descent capsule of Russia’s next-generation partially reusable Orel spacecraft (formerly known as Federatsiya) will be held in the second half of 2020, a source in Russia’s rocket and space industry told TASS.

"Tests related to the Orel spacecraft descent module’s landing are planned to take place in the second half of 2020," the source said, without specifying how long those trials may take.

Moscow slams ‘useless’ and ‘provocative’ attempts to inspect Crimea as part of Ukraine

MOSCOW, September 20. /TASS/: Attempts to inspect the Russian region of Crimea as part of Ukraine are useless and provocative, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The statement came in the wake of Friday’s release of a US Department of State’s report, headlined Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments (Compliance Report).

Kaliningrad Region is well protected from US air attacks — top brass

MOSCOW, September 20. /TASS/: The air defenses of Russia’s Kaliningrad Region are capable of repelling air attacks from the United States, including those involving fifth generation fighter jets, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

"Russia’s Kaliningrad Region is well protected from any aggressive plans that American generals who visit Europe may have," the statement reads.

‘Don’t mess with us’: Kaliningrad governor warns US against designs on Russian exclave

VELIKY NOVGOROD, September 20. /TASS/: The United States should refrain from plotting to attack Russia’s exclave of Kaliningrad because the technological prowess and morale of the troops deployed there empower it to fight off any adversary, Regional Governor Anton Alikhanov told TASS, commenting on a National Interest article, which claims that a US B-52 bomber "flew a mock cruise-missile attack" against Kaliningrad in March.

Court releases Russian actor charged with attack on riot policeman on his own recognizance

MOSCOW, September 20. /TASS/: The Moscow City Court has changed the pre-trial restriction for actor Pavel Ustinov, who was previously charged with attacking a riot policeman during the August 3 unauthorized rally in Moscow, TASS reported from the courtroom.

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