Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 05 to 11.02.2018 year
Material posted: Publication date: 11-02-2018
Russia has experienced plasma engines; serial production of machine guns RPK-16 is planned for 2018; the Russian grenades will learn to observe; in Iran began serial production of UAV "Mohajer-6"; nuclear submarines, China will control the robots; the gunners TSB in Buryatia were armed with new automatic summersky complex; Pskov airborne compounds rearming on the latest airborne combat vehicle; Naval aviation of the Navy of Russia will receive in its composition of about 50 upgraded Ka-27; innovation products monitoring tools "Beehive-1M" and "Murena-1SV" came to the defense of military objects ZVO. About these and other developments in the media monitoring during the week for 11 05. 02. 2018.

New Russian plasma engines LDS-140 for satellites passed flight tests, told RIA Novosti the head of "ISS Reshetnev name" Nicholas Testoedov at Singapore Airshow 2018.

According to him, these powertrains are tested about six months ago. "Was obtained the flight qualification of this engine, too, and not just terrestrial. Flight tests were conducted in the European satellites," said Testoyedov. [/cite

In subsequent projects where you want the final ascent of large masses, than can carry the missile, "ISS Reshetnev" plans to install the satellites on optional engines greater thrust, faster allowing the satellite to the desired position.

"In particular, intend to use the engine not the SPD-100 and SPD-140 with a thrust of about 56 grams. At seven to eight times more rod in the seven to eight times less time on the final ascent," said Testoyedov. [/cite

Background: Plasma rocket engine is a type of electric power unit in which the working fluid is accelerated, while in the plasma state.


Action in Syria

7 Feb. The U.S.-led coalition against militants in Syria opened fire on Pro-government troops. It was reported that the cause of the attack was the attack from their side on the headquarters of the Syrian democratic forces, where the military coalition.

8 Feb. Israeli helicopter shot down an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) intruded into the country's airspace from Syria and struck targets in Iran in the Arab country.

The Reaction Of Iran

Iran considers "absurd" the reports that the military forces of Israel over the Golan heights was shot down Iranian drone. This was stated by foreign Ministry spokesman of Iran Bahram qasemi.

10 Feb. Israeli aircraft struck "Iranian" targets in Syria, after which the aircraft opened fire from the air defense systems. As a result, one of the fighters fell in the North of Israel. One of the pilots died from wounds.

reaction of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and the situation around the actions of the Israeli air force, who inflicted missile strikes on targets in Syria.

"The Russian side expressed the hope to avoid any steps that could lead to a new round threat for all of the confrontation in the region", — the press-service of the Kremlin.

U.S. response

The white house expressed support for the actions of tel Aviv.

"Israel is a strong ally of the United States, and we support its right to defend itself against Iranian-backed militias and Syrian forces in southern Syria. We call on Iran and its allies to stop provocative actions and to work towards peace in the region", — said the press Secretary of U.S. President Sarah Sanders.


An unmanned version of the T-14 "Armata" will be presented to public soon. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the General Director of "Uralvagonzavod" Alexander Potapov. The exact date is not known.

It was assumed that the robotic version of the T-14 is created in 2018. According to the designers, the modernization of the combat vehicle was only supposed to take two years, and during that time it was necessary to create a digital device that would solve the problem based on the situation. The main problems associated with electronics "Armata", was already decided in advance that formed the basis for robotics.

Unified heavy tracked platform "Armata" developed by Uralvagonzavod, was first presented to the public during the rehearsal of the Victory Parade in April 2015. Development is the basis for the creation of the main battle tank, heavy infantry fighting vehicle, combat vehicle support tanks, armored repair and recovery vehicle.

Reference: T-14 on the platform "Armata" — completely Russian development, the first fighting vehicle of this class from a deserted tower. In 2015 was produced pre-production batch of 20 tanks, but regular ammunition for the T-14 is still not created.

The serial procurement of self-propelled howitzer "Coalition-SV" will be made after the completion of state tests in 2020. This was stated by Minister of defense Yury Borisov after a visit to "Uralvagonzavod" arrived at the "Uraltransmash".

In addition, according to the Deputy head of the military Department for the Armed Forces moderniziriruyutsya self-propelled howitzers "Msta" -- a year for about 36 sets.

Reference: "Coalition-SV" is designed to destroy artillery and mortar batteries, tanks and other armored vehicles, anti-tank weapons, manpower, air defense and missile defense, command posts, and for destruction of field fortifications, and obstruction of the maneuvers of enemy reserves in the depth his defense.

The General Director of concern "Kalashnikov" Alexey Krivoruchko announced the signing of a contract with the defense Ministry on delivery of the latest machine guns RPK-16. About it reports TASS.

Serial production of machine guns RPK-16 is planned for 2018, but exact dates were not disclosed. Its design provides the ability to change barrel to use the PKK-16 as an assault rifle (short barrel) and as a machine gun (long-barreled).

"The PKK-16 — is a project to modernize machine guns RPK-74. The Russian defense Ministry has formed an order for a pilot batch of this weapon, which Concern "Kalashnikov" will have to deliver in 2018," noted the presentation.

Also for the machine gun was developed the store with a capacity of 95 rounds, which can be used to Kalashnikovs. Supported staff and shop AK. The machine gun rate of fire is 700 rounds per minute.

For the First time the PKK-16 caliber 5. 45x39 mm was provided at the exhibition of arms "Army in 2016." Replacing the barrel is made without the use of special tools and devices, folding butt, telescopic. It weighs 4.5 kilograms.


Ammunition for the grenade launcher "Balkan", designed for video surveillance and electronic warfare (EW), can create in Russia. This was announced by Director General of scientific production Association "Pribor" Yuri Nabokov in an interview with TASS.

According to Nabokov, the range of special ammunition for the grenade launcher is quite wide. There are smoke shells, grenades, grenades for video surveillance and electronic warfare. He also said that Russia is working on a EW ammunition and projectiles, able to determine the location and detonation time.

Background: the company created a division that deals exclusively with electronics and unconventional ammunition. The creation of the shells of the new generation is in the strategy of small-calibre ammunition up to 2030.


In Tehran, the official ceremony devoted to the beginning of serial production of unmanned aerial vehicles "Mohajer-6" (Mohajer 6), reports TSAMTO.

The ceremony was attended by defense Minister Amir Khatami and the commander of the Islamic revolutionary guards Corps Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour.

According to Jane's Defence Weekly, the event was presented 5 blah BLAH "Mohajer-6", but in speeches it was noted that currently collected, at least 9 of such devices.

Two UAVS were equipped with inert versions of a small controlled bombs on underwing hardpoints, the rest of the apparatus was not equipped with pylons. At the same time exhibited two different versions of the ASD: one (Ghaem/Qaem) with an opaque window, the GOS and one with a transparent window (Ghaem 1). The latter may be an infrared seeker that provides target lock-on before launch. Bomb Ghaem, presumably, equipped with semi-active laser seeker, which provides guidance for targeting.

Demonstrated in the video clip was shown of the application of unmanned vehicle ", the Mohajer-6" bombs Qaem 1 that with high precision hit the target in the sea (probably in the waters of the Indian ocean in the area Konarka).

Reference: "Mohajer-6" was first shown at the Iranian TV in flight in April 2017. BLAH designed to collect information surveillance and reconnaissance, and destruction of the set goals at any time of the day. The machine can take off and land on short runways. "Mohajer-6" is equipped with a pusher propeller, twin-boom tail. Outwardly, it resembles the UAV "Falco" of the group Leonardo, but larger, the wings are bent, and the tail is connected at the top.

Chinese experts working on the project on nuclear submarines of the latest technologies of artificial intelligence (AI), RIA Novosti reports with reference to the edition of South China Morning Post. The new system with their "own thoughts" should significantly simplify the process of making important decisions for the commanders of submarines. This publication refers to sources directly involved in the program.

As the site says Flot. com, scholars note that at present between 100 and 300 crew members of the submarine is carried out in a confined space for several months, long days they are surrounded by an impenetrable abyss of water. Such conditions cause stress, oxygen deprivation, reduced alertness and performance, in particular this applies to situations when you want to make an important decision. Artificial intelligence is not affected by stress and will be able to find solutions, processing large amount of information.

Artificial intelligence in nuclear submarines will be able to learn, improve your skills, develop new strategies without having to attract people. The program will simulate the human brain, but to recycle a much greater amount of information in the shortest time.

Reference: Chinese scientists believe that the new development will help to commanders of crews of submarines to reduce the load and make more effective decisions. Earlier it was reported that China took 120 scientists in the field of artificial intelligence and quantum technologies to work on new weapons.

France intends to substantially increase its military expenditures. After a few years they can be up to 50 billion euros, while the now 34 billion. As reported by the French media, we will spend considerable funds on replacement of obsolete equipment, as well as improvement of material security of servicemen and their families.


In connection missile and artillery troops of the Eastern military district, stationed in the Republic of Buryatia, has received a new automatic summersky complex ACP-7.

It is designed for reconnaissance batteries of barreled artillery and mortars by the sound of gunshots and maintenance of fire their artillery at the sound of exploding shells.

With their help, the experts will perform the search, direction finding and locating sources of acoustic signals in a given band exploration, transfer information to command posts radio and wired communication channels.

Background: the complex ACP-7 includes the Central point and three basis points, equipment is placed on four cars URAL-43203 with special semi-trailers.

The connection of the Pskov airborne troops received a battalion set of new armored combat vehicles landing BMD-4M and tracked armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM.

Pskov airborne assault joint - third in the airborne forces, re-equipping on the BMD-4M and BTR-MDM.

Crews received by the connection equipment to supply military vehicles were trained in the 242 –nd Training center of the airborne forces.

With the advent of these machines in combat and combat capabilities of units of the Pskov connection will increase significantly.

Reference: BMD-4M and BTR-MDM -- is the latest high-speed floating caterpillar machine is equipped with the most modern high-tech weapons systems.

The main armament BMD-4M includes 100-mm gun with ammunition and 34 high-explosive shells and 4 guided missiles "Arkan", 30-mm automatic gun with ammunition, 500 rounds of various purposes, a 7.62 mm machine gun.

Common for both types of shots autoloader 100-mm gun provides a high rate of direct fire and indirect fire at ranges up to 7 km, and mechanized and armored vehicles - aimed fire at a distance of 5.5 km.

BMD-4M is equipped with an automated fire control system and new navigation system. The latest electronic equipment facilitates aiming of the crew at a high velocity during its movement over rough terrain.

The BTR-MDM Rakushka-Russian desantiruemye armored personnel carrier, developed at the Volgograd tractor plant. The machine has a weight of 13.2 tons and is armed with two machine guns.

The crew consists of two people, and the number of passengers inside the vehicle reaches 13 people.

"Shell" is intended for transportation of personnel (troops), ammunition, spare parts, fuel and lubricants in airborne units, and marine corps.

Capabilities of aviation means of search and detection of submarines, Naval aviation Navy Russia will be raised to a new level through the modernization of 50 units of ship anti-submarine helicopters Ka-27. These carrier-based helicopters have already proven themselves from the best side and showed high efficiency when working out the objectives of the search and detection of submarines. At this point in time in the composition of Naval aviation has already received 20 of the modernized Ka-27M. It is planned that by 2020 will be made, approximately 30 units of these machines. Work on modernization carried out by JSC "Kumertau aviation production enterprise" (KumAPP, part of the holding "Helicopters of Russia" of the state Corporation "ROSTEC"). Ka-27M entered service of all fleets of the Russian Navy.

In accordance with the technical requirements of the General command of the Navy on helicopters updated avionics (avionics), installed a new search engine that allows to use new search tools and attack submarines, as well as radioacoustic equipment, to significantly improve the execution of helicopters this type of tasks.

As a result of modernization, the helicopters introduced modern methods of information transfer on land and naval command centers, modernized communication with other helicopters. The crews of the modernized Ka-27M receive training at the Center for combat use and retraining of pilots of Naval aviation Navy in the city of Yeysk.

Helicopters Ka-27, Ka-27M is able to perform tasks when flying from land aerodromes and from the deck of ships at sea to 5 points. Today, the helicopters of this class form the basis of the helicopter component of the Naval aviation of the Navy. They provide high efficiency anti-submarine defense of the Navy groups in distant and near sea zones.

Reference: Ka-27M have high capabilities, search, detection, tracking and destruction of submarines and surface ships capable of conducting search and rescue in distress at sea of the crews of aircraft, ships, and perform transport tasks to ensure action ship groups.

Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov checked the assignments of the Ministry of defence at the Irkutsk aviation plant (part of Irkut Corporation).

According to him, 17 aircraft are already in final Assembly shop, which will allow you to turn them in on time.

Yury Borisov also said that this year will begin work on the modernization of the multipurpose fighters su-30CM.

According to him, now more than a 100 aircraft su-30CM.

Yuri Borisov said that these multi-role fighters will serve another 35-40 years.

The su-30SM was developed by company "Sukhoi". Serial su-30SM produced at the Irkutsk aviation plant.

Reference: Twin multi-purpose fighter su-30CM is a further development of the su-30MKI and the latest modification of the basic su-30. It is modified in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of defense on weapons systems, radar, communication and IFF, and other equipment. The plane is designed to gain air superiority, blocking enemy airfields at great depths, destruction of air, ground and sea targets.

Yak-130-Russian jet training and combat aircraft. Is intended for training of cadets of flight schools at different flight modes and use of weapons, characteristic for the aircraft of the 4th and 5th generations; can also be used as light attack aircraft.

On the protection of the Western military district (ZVO) rose latest integrated systems access control "Hive-1M", the observation tower of the complex "snake-1SV", security system rooms for storage of weapons and sensitive areas "of the PZPR-1" and the system stops wheeled transport "Rubezh 4000".

Modern automated systems of protection include the replacement of the old technical means of detection, signal barriers, signal, interlocking, and supply networks.

In addition, all members of the district involved in the security of protected objects that have personal smart watch bracelets allowing you to discreetly on the remote commander information through a secure digital channel in real-time on the implementation of security measures.

The communication channel used to transmit such data, it is impossible to intercept or drown out the modern means of electronic warfare.

The feature of the applied technology of remote security system "Sagittarius-hour" allows not only to carry out independent monitoring of the situation in the protected sites and to identify the offender, place and time of the violation, but to collect and monitor information on the state of health of participants of control and borders security.

Background: the Use of such means of protection in the formations and units of the WMD allows to increase the security of military installations, to significantly reduce the response time of units of guard duty in case of unauthorized access to objects and to take measures for their prevention.

The new station reconnaissance and target detection 1Л227 "Sobolyatnik-" received for the state defense order in the infantry units of the Central military district, stationed in the Kemerovo region.

Stations that are different reduced dimensions and low visibility when placed on the ground, increased the combat capabilities of intelligence units and increased the effectiveness of attacks when performing learning tasks.

Reference: New system allow to determine the coordinates of the targets with high accuracy, to monitor the distance up to 30 km. "Sobolyatnik" is able to simultaneously track up to 20 targets, analyze their parameters and generate data for fire damage.


Shipbuilding plant "Severnaya Verf" (part of United shipbuilding Corporation) is preparing a head frigate of the project 22350 "Admiral Gorshkov" to the final stage of state tests, which are scheduled to begin in April-may, said in an interview with RIA Novosti General Director of the plant Igor Ponomarev.

Earlier, the head of the United shipbuilding Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov told journalists that the frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" will not have time to be part of the Russian Navy in 2017, continuing tests of a new missile frigate.

Project 22350 frigates are designed for combat operations in a distant ocean area against surface ships and submarines, preventing attacks of air attack, both independently and as part of the connection of ships. Thanks to the original architecture of the add-ons (stealth) ships reduced reflective surface that lowers their radar signature.

Reference: the project 22350 Frigates have a displacement of 4.5 thousand tons, a length of 135 meters and a width of 15 meters, speed up to 29 knots, cruising range up to 4.5 thousand miles, autonomy-30 days. The crew — 180-210. Armed frigates will consist naval gun mount A-192 "Armat" caliber 130 mm, launchers for 16 anti-ship missiles "Onyx" or "Caliber-NCE" and SAM "Polyment-Redoubt".

Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov made a working visit to Komsomolsk-on-Amur, where he visited the "Amur shipbuilding plant".

According to Yuri Borisov, the factory will receive a serious program for almost up to 2027.

As previously reported, the Russian defense Ministry buys MRK project 22800 (code "Karakurt") with cruise missiles "Caliber" and "Onyx".

MRK project 22800 designed by Central marine design Bureau "Almaz". These next-generation ships have a displacement of about 800 tons and is capable of speeds up to 30 knots. Equipped with a set of precision missiles, modern artillery systems and navigation tools.

Also Yuri Borisov said that the Pacific fleet by the end of the year can get a project 20380 Corvette "Loud", armed with missiles "Calibre".

"Today, we were interested in the acceptance program 2018. The enterprise plan the launching of the Corvette "Loud", now the degree of readiness of the ship -- 84 percent. At the end of the year, the fleet will wait for this ship," said Deputy defense Minister.

Yuri Borisov recalled that last year the plant passed the Corvette "Perfect" in this series, but with a lag of two years.

The armed Forces of the Russian Federation for a week




Last week, the commander of the airborne troops (VDV), Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov presented to staff of the Pskov airborne assault division to the new commander of connection Colonel Igor Caple.

"During his service in the airborne forces, Colonel Igor kaply has passed all key command positions," the commander said at the presentation ceremony.

Before the new appointment, the officer held the position of head of combat training of the airborne forces.


Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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