Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring for a week from 26.02 till 04.03.2018 year
Material posted: Publication date: 04-03-2018
What is known about the latest Russian weapons; the US state Department formally accused the North Korean authorities in the production and use of chemical weapons; anti-aircraft missile system s-500 "Prometheus" martial characteristics will surpass the us THAAD, a tank on a wheeled platform "boomerang" will be developed in the near future; in Iran plan to create a naval nuclear reactor; in the connection of the southern military district in Volgograd region entered service with the latest set of automated artillery fire control; multi-purpose fighter su-30CM is adopted for the Russian air force. About these and other developments in the media monitoring week 26. 02 to 04. 03. 2018.

Vladimir Putin address to the Federal Assembly spoke about the newest weapon of Russian strategic missile complex "Sarmat", a cruise missile with unlimited range underwater drone aircraft missile complex "Dagger", a hypersonic missile complex with the cruise planning unit and a combat laser unit. What we know about this?

Tests of the missile complex "Sarmat"

In fact, Putin officially confirmed the information that Russia is already testing the newest Intercontinental ballistic missile "Sarmat". For the first time about it in December 2017 reported by "Moskovsky Komsomolets", indirectly, about the trials told in January of 2018, the Ministry of defense.

According to the newspaper, the first throwing test "Sarmatian", held at the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region, was successful. It was noted that the mine launcher and the rocket worked normally, and the missile flew a few tens of kilometers and fell within the polygon. The President noted that "even promising missile defense system, not a hindrance to the Russian missile complex". According to the developers, "Sarmat", carrying a payload of ten tons, it has a range of about 16 thousand kilometers, that is able to reach the enemy on a ballistic trajectory passing through the South pole and is able to move under the radar.

A compact heavy duty nuclear power plant for a cruise missile global range

In Russia, created "heavy-duty small-size nuclear power plant which is placed in the hull of a cruise missile" and provides, compared with other missiles in the tens of times greater range. "Low flying stealth cruise missile carrying a nuclear warhead with practically unlimited range, unpredictable flight path and can overcome the boundaries of interception and is invulnerable to all existing and future systems such as missile defense, and air defense", — said Putin.

In fact, here we are talking about vehicles flying at high speed and low altitude — non-ballistic types of strategic weapons against traditional missile defense system is not effective. About the ongoing in the country the development of this kind was known earlier, for example, in February of 2018 has already announced work on the creation of low-altitude supersonic drone complex, long-range, which can fly like a cruise missile. But then it was about the plane drone, and nothing was said about his power plant.


In addition to air cruise missiles, of innovative nuclear power plant will get a new underwater drone that can move on extremely large depth with an unlimited range. "I'd say at very great depths, and on an Intercontinental scale with a multiple speed exceeding the speed of submarines, the most modern torpedoes and all kinds of even the most high-speed surface ships", — said Putin. The head of state added that these drones have low noise and high maneuverability, and "tools that can deal with them, today in the world simply does not exist."

Putin said that "the results of the tests gave us the opportunity to begin the creation of a fundamentally new type of strategic weapons with nuclear ammunition of high power". In fact, there is a question about underwater swimming apparatus "Status-6" — weapon of mass destruction designed to destroy economic facilities of the enemy.

About taking place in Russia in terms of top-secret development of such weapons first became known in November 2015. Experts suggest that in its most lethal version of "Status-6" would be a cobalt bomb with a capacity of around a hundred megatons, blasting the coast of the United States will lead to the emergence of powerful tsunamis that destroy major cities (new York and Los Angeles) and subsequent radiation damage of the territory they occupy, making them unsuitable for human life.

Russia has a "Dagger"

"In December last year, the complex started to perform experimental combat duty on the bases of the southern military district. The unique performance characteristics of high speed aircraft carrier allow you to deliver the missile to a point reset in a matter of minutes, with the missile flying at hypersonic speeds, exceeding the speed of sound ten times more and exercise maneuvering all the parts of the trajectory of the flight. This allows it is also guaranteed to overcome all the existing and, I think, the perspective system of air and missile defense, delivering to the target at a distance of two thousand kilometers of nuclear and conventional warheads", — Putin said about the new complex "Dagger", including a plane carrying a hypersonic missile.

The trials of "Avant-garde"

The President also said about the conducted in-country tests "Avant-garde" — a hypersonic missile complex with the cruise planning unit, which "is characterized by the ability to fly in the dense layers of the atmosphere at Intercontinental range, at hypersonic speeds, exceeding Mach number more than 20 times". According to Putin, "it goes to the target like a meteor like fireball, the temperature at the surface of the product 1600-2000 degrees Celsius", and "winged block securely managed". Such characteristics of the complex, said the head of state, provided the use of composite materials.

Military laser systems

"Now, significant results have been achieved in the creation of laser weapons, and it is not just a theory or projects, and not even just the beginning of the production. Since last year, the troops had already received military laser systems. Don't want to go into details, just not the time yet. But experts will understand that the presence of such weapons systems a multiple expands capabilities of Russia in the sphere of its security," Putin said.

Thus the President actually confirmed by the recent announcement that the country has completed the creation of a laser system designed to suppress from the plane of air and space reconnaissance vehicles. This is stated in the material "".

The international reaction

Western leaders are concerned about Putin's statements about the creation in Russia of new weapons, including missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads and is not available to American missile defense. A communiqué in this regard was released by the head of the White house Donald trump, the President of France Emmanuel macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The Reaction Of The Pentagon

The Pentagon is not surprised by the statements of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin about the new missile weapons, the U.S. military is ready to repel threats. This was stated by the official representative of the U.S. defense Department Dana white.

"We are not surprised by these statements. The American people can be sure that we are fully prepared", - she said.

White noted that missile defense has never been directed against Russia, and Russia "know it well". "We need to ensure we have the funds for a robust nuclear deterrence, and we are confident that they are ready to defend this country, no matter what", - summed up the representative of the Ministry of defense of the United States. "Our missile defense system is directed against rogue States", she said.


Operation in Syria

The humanitarian pause is introduced in Eastern ghouta on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation from the 27th of February from 09:00 to 14:00 every day for an exit of civilians will open a humanitarian corridor. This was announced by Russian defense Minister army General Sergei Shoigu. However, the humanitarian pause was broken by militants.

28 Feb. Russia will not endlessly tolerate the attacks of the militants of the East Guta, which are applied even by the Embassy and the trade representation of Russia. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin on a press - conferences following the results of negotiations in the Federal Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurtz.

March 2. FSI Russian air force SAR are in Eastern ghouta counter-terrorism operation in response to the provocations of the militants, daily violating the humanitarian pause.

The situation in the region Afrin

Turkish armed forces established full control on the border with Syria in the area of operation "Olive branch" against Kurdish forces in the Syrian region of Afrin. This was announced on Monday, the Anatolian Agency.

Meanwhile, earlier on Monday, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said that Turkey has deployed military and police forces in Afrin to "ensure the safety of the civilian population."

The situation in Ukraine

The US state Department approved the sale of Ukraine 37 anti-tank Javelin and 210 missiles to them on 47 million U.S. dollars, according to the Pentagon.

The Pentagon added that a notification sent to the U.S. Congress. It is clarified that the decision was taken in response to the corresponding request of the Ukrainian government.

Thus, according to the deal, the U.S. government will not incur any additional obligations before the Ukrainian side. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

The American military also said that the sale Kiev Javelin will protect its sovereignty, but will not change the military balance in the region. Representatives of the U.S. government and the contractor for the contract will have to temporarily go to Ukraine to train troops APU.

Reference: the Resolution on arms to Ukraine the White house issued in late 2017. In particular, we are talking about anti-tank Javelin and sniper rifles. Previously, Kiev has repeatedly announced the imminent delivery of American weapons.


The U.S. state Department formally accused the North Korean authorities in the production and use of chemical weapons. According to the Department for international security and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction the us diplomatic corps, Pyongyang used the nerve agent VX to assassinate half-brother of the leader of North Korea. Kim Jong-Nam, was killed in the attack at the international airport of Kuala Lumpur in the past year, reports "Voice of America".

The results of the investigation of this crime has not yet officially disclosed. However, the US state Department has announced new sanctions against Pyongyang. The ban on providing foreign aid and any kinds of cooperation with enterprises of the DPRK shall enter into force on 6 March.

What is known

According to the Pentagon, North Korea has stockpiles of chemical weapons for artillery charges, as well as developing nerve, suffocating and other substances.

UN experts say that the technology for the production of chemical weapons Pyongyang in recent years has supplied to Syria. The report, expected to be published in the near future, said that in August, the DPRK delivered to Damascus high pressure valve and thermometers that are used in the production of chemical weapons. Experts from North Korea take part in the development of programs for the creation of chemical weapons and missiles in several countries in the Middle East, according to a UN report.

The reaction of the DPRK

Pyongyang has denied reports of cooperation with the regime in Syria. In a statement released by the DPRK mission to the UN, said that North Korea "has never been seen in the development, production and possession of chemical weapons".


The DPRK will engage in dialogue with the US only if Washington is not going to enforce pre-conditions, informs the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA), citing a statement by the DPRK foreign Ministry.

"For over a dozen years of negotiations, the DPRK and the U.S. was not the case when we spoke with US regarding any preconditions, and will in the future," — said the representative of the North Korean foreign Ministry.

He noted that the DPRK "is ready to peacefully and diplomatically resolve issues through dialogue and negotiations" but will not "beg for dialogue or to avoid a military option, which the US state". The representative added that the DPRK intends to discuss two disturbing issues are "on an equal basis."

In a statement foreign Ministry spokesman calls the ridiculous desire of Washington to engage in talks with Pyongyang to ensure that North Korea has dismantled its nuclear program.


Moscow urges Washington to provide adequate resolution of the issues raised by the Treaty on measures for the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms (start Treaty). This is stated in a statement in the commentary of the Russian foreign Ministry.

In Russian depodesta drew attention to the previously published US state Department data on the numbers of U.S. strategic offensive arms, which testify to the US withdrawal on the levels set by article II of the DNSV.


Russian anti-aircraft missile system s-500 "Prometheus" martial characteristics will surpass the U.S. THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), but his trial "is not without its obvious difficulties," said the magazine "Air and space frontier", General designer, Deputy CEO of the concern "Almaz-Antey" Paul Sozinov. His words leads to "Interfax".

According to him, "the s-500 is classified as a system of the fifth generation, and it will solve, including, and challenges ballistic missile defence (BMD)".

Compared to current s-400, the new system "will be completely different structurally and technically, will have a new location and computing tools, a new anti-aircraft missiles," said Sozinov. "Another important point — and this global trend — the basic modes of operation in the s-500 will be automatic. That is, the intervention of the human operator during combat is supposed to work, but the basic mode of all funds C-500 separately, and the system as a whole, is automatic," said the designer.

Reference: s-500 is designed for the simultaneous detection and interception of up to ten ballistic supersonic targets flying at a speed of 7 kilometers per second, as well as the destruction of warheads of hypersonic missiles. The range of the system is 600 kilometers. The first C-500, the Russian military will get in 2019-2020.


The tank on a wheeled platform "boomerang" will be developed in the near future, said on Sunday Director General of the Russian Military-industrial company (MIC), Alexander Krasovitsky.

He noted that "it is, in principle, be such a know-how on this platform ("boomerang" — approx.)".

He had previously told RIA Novosti that of direct competitors is designed to MIC the latest Russian armored vehicle "boomerang", first demonstrated during the parade may 9, 2015, no, that "breakthrough engineering".

Promising infantry fighting vehicles on the platform "boomerang" was presented last year during a military parade on red square in honor of the 72th anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic war.


Iranian industry in the near future will begin to design the ship's nuclear reactor.

As reported by N+1 with reference to Defence Talk, the power of middle Eastern States have already notified the International atomic energy Agency (IAEA) on plans to develop reactors that can be installed on surface ships and submarines.

Notice of intention to develop a naval nuclear reactor Iran sent to the IAEA in January of this year, but the Agency revealed only now. The Agency stated that this development is not Iran violates the agreement of 2015. In accordance with the international rules until mid-may 2018 Iran needs to disclose more details about the promising project of the reactor.

Background: the Use of nuclear reactors on ships has many advantages. In particular, nuclear ships have almost unlimited range. While the reactor can provide enough power for a lot more complex than conventional vehicles, systems. In contrast to the usual finding under water, nuclear submarines are limited only by the capabilities of the crew.

According to the National Interest, many commanders complain that the excessive authority of the Navy seals, green berets and Rangers reduces the significance of other army units. Periodically departments that are considered "the best" in the us army, forced to perform tasks that are not included in the scope of their competence — it reduces their subsequent efficiency in the operations for which they are directly responsible.

Experts point out that in the United States there are different branches of the armed forces to attend military activities within its competences. For example, the publication notes that the basic unit of "green berets", which consists of 12 people, not able to stand alone against armored units. The best weapon against this enemy are their own tank forces.


In the connection of the southern military district, stationed in the Volgograd region, came armed with the latest fire control system of artillery 1В198.

Complex 1В198 is designed to control the division of reactive systems of volley fire "Tornado-G", a fully computerized and equipped with the latest artillery fire control systems.

Along with optical devices intelligence it includes, electronic equipment, topographic binding on the basis of global positioning system GLONASS.

Background: This complex is equipped with automated control system of guidance and fire (asuno), a new generation that provides the time of the opening fire of the artillery battalion with March within 3 min., and prepared firing positions — less than 1 min.

Multi-purpose fighter su-30CM is adopted for the Russian air force. This was reported in the newspaper machine-building design Bureau "Vympel" named after I. I. Toporov (included in the Corporation "Tactical missiles"), writes a military blog bmpd.

In a publication on behalf of the Director General of the Bureau of Nikolay Gusev said that the fighter adopted by the decree of the President of Russia dated 12 January of this year. On the Kremlin website and the official portal of legal information of the relevant documents could not be found.

Reference: su-30CM equipped with two development of "Vympel" — product 170-1 (the missile of class "air — air" medium-range) and passive jamming emission of UV-30МКР.

The armed Forces of the Russian Federation for a week



February 27 — the Day of the special operations Forces

February 27, in accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation from February 26, 2015, the Day of the special operations Forces.

Units of the Russian special operations Forces intended for performance of fighting tasks of special importance for the protection of the interests of the Russian Federation, primarily abroad.

With the beginning of antiterrorist operation in Syria it is to members of the SSO was tasked with identifying the most important objects of international terrorist groups for their subsequent destruction of the Russian air force.

High tactical and special training military personnel of the Russian MTR, great local knowledge and a unique modern weaponry and equipment allow them to operate covertly throughout Syria and to destroy the terrorists in any situation.

One of the main tasks assigned to members of the SSO in Syria, is conducting reconnaissance and search operations to detect hidden control points and accumulations of manpower and equipment of terrorists.

Defining satellite navigation systems coordinates of the terrorists, officers of the MTR with the help of a complex intelligence, control and communications (CRUZ) real-time transmit the data on on duty in the sky the airplanes of Russian air force.

After air strikes soldiers of the Russian MTR monitor their effectiveness and, if necessary, without destroying the remnants of the terrorist sniper fire.

During direct clashes with the enemy officers SSO successfully repelled counterattacks of terrorists, often many times exceeding them in number. Competent actions in defence Forces special operations leave no chance to terrorists even in the case of the use of suicide bombers on vehicles and armored vehicles Laden with explosives.

11 Dec 2017 units of the Russian SSO provided the security of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the base Hamim. In addition, special groups of the MTR covered most diversionnaya direction from the sea.

On behalf of the President of Russia Minister of defence of the Russian Federation army General Sergei Shoigu, for exemplary performance of this task, members of the military special operations Forces was thanked.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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