Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 14 to 20 may 2018
Material posted: Publication date: 20-05-2018
The Delhi high court verdict that allows women to serve in the Indian Territorial army (organized reserve). The verdict States that any restriction prohibiting the fair-go to the floor to join the forces of the "territorial", is contrary to the Constitution and laws of the country that proclaim the equality of all citizens, regardless of gender. Russia sent to the Arctic supersonic bombers Tu-160; Rosatom undertook the development of nuclear reactors for military TSE-lay; Russia will arm invincible "aircraft carrier killer"; underwater camera "Poseidon" will be able to carry a warhead with a capacity of up to 2 megatons – source; China has successfully conducted sea trials of its first aircraft carrier; the Pentagon showed the "deployment Gremlins"; radio technical regiment southern military district to the post-saw the new radar "Casta-2"; in the connection of the special forces of the southern military district received new armored KAMAZ "Difuntos"; new unit armed TOS-1A "Solntsepek", will be created in the Altai by June 1; mountain brigade CVO in Tuva will have to adopt an all-weather base-letniki "Aileron-3" and "Takhion"; on arms of the Russian military base in Armenia received the radar "Casta-2-1"; in the Crimea began testing noveyshie-th UAV. About these and other events, monitoring the media for week 14. 05. 20. 05. 2018.

Range aviation commander of the aerospace defence forces of Russia Sergey kobylash said that the Russian army was sent to the Arctic supersonic bombers Tu-160 to strengthen the protection of the region, the military said in an interview with the official army newspaper "Red star".

He also noted that in 2017, the Tu-22M3 first landed in Anadyr and Vorkuta.

Earlier in the research center of the U.S. Congress came to the conclusion that between the United States and Russia could be competition in the Arctic. This assumption is contained in a written report to the Agency.


Operation in Syria

May 15. Israel struck areas South of Damascus. At the same time, Syria said it is considering attacks on Iranian facilities in Syria by Israel as aggression and ready to defend their territory

May 16. Police and army SAR entered the liberated city, Talbie and Rastan, North of HOMS province after the withdrawal of the last column of fighters and their families, said RIA Novosti participant of negotiations — the Syrian human rights defender and social activist Ammar Jamal.

May 17. Russian President Vladimir Putin met and held talks with Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad and discussed with him a number of topical issues related to the crisis in Syria and ways out of it. The Russian leader also congratulated Assad with the Syrian army's successes in the fight against terrorism and called for foreign troops to leave the country.

May 19. Russian military from the Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria have conducted humanitarian action in the city of Erbin in Eastern ghouta.


The names of the winners of the IV all-army festival of innovative scientific ideas "Start in science" is scheduled to make a database of gifted children and talented youth of Military innovation Technopolis "ERA". To this end, the representatives of the Russian Ministry of defense visited Stavropol presidential cadet school, which hosted the festival, attended by delegations from 29 pre-University educational institutions of the country.

The results of the festival the specialists of the Main administration of scientific research activities and technological support of advanced technologies (innovative research) of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation (GUNIT MO RF) will include the achievements of talented cadets, Nakhimov, cadets and pupils of Board of the Ministry of defense of Russia in a unified database.

It is not only the best innovative ideas in the field of mathematics, physics and Informatics in natural-science and socio-humanitarian disciplines, but also about their authors.

In the future, the young innovators will be staffing a new generation of young specialists of the scientific complex of the Russian defense Ministry and defense industry enterprises. So today the search of gifted children and talented youth is one of the principles of formation of system of preparation of scientific specialists Military innovative Technopolis "ERA".

This work is done by specialists HUNID MO of the Russian Federation together with interested bodies of military management. And the festival "Start in science" can become one of the main venues to identify children with extraordinary abilities among the pupils of pre-University educational institutions of the Ministry of defense of Russia.

Background: the Achievements of youth in the applied aspects of science and technology are regularly shown during the Congress and exhibition events of the Russian defense Ministry. This conference of "Young robotics", the international military-technical forum "ARMY", the annual military scientific conference "the Robotization of the armed forces".


Rosatom is developing in the field of nuclear reactors with heavy liquid metal coolant for defense purposes. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

In the report of OKB "Gidropress" for 2017 States that in the framework of the state defense order was carried out the design, research and development work. Details were not disclosed.

Reference: OKB "Gidropress" — chief designer of reactor plants with water-cooled power reactors of WWER and fast reactors with lead-bismuth coolant. The company is part of "Rosatom".

Created in Russia, the unmanned underwater vehicle, Poseidon will be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead capacity of 2 megatons to destroy the naval bases of the enemy. This was reported by TASS source in the military-industrial complex.

"On "torpedo" multi-purpose marine systems "Poseidon" and you can set different nuclear charges, the maximum power will have a monobloc thermonuclear warhead, is similar to the charge "Avagard", up to 2 megatons of TNT," - said TASS Agency.

He said that in nuclear equipment the unit will be "designed primarily for the destruction of fortified naval bases of potential enemy." Because of the atomic power plant, said the source, "Poseidon" will go to targets at Intercontinental range at the depth of 1 km with a speed of 60-70 knots (110-130 km/h).


The first Chinese aircraft carrier of its own production, has successfully completed sea trials, reports China Central television.

Sea trials of aircraft carrier project 001A was launched on 13 may. During the five-day test task was successfully executed, according to the report. Soon he will return to the port of Dalian (Liaoning province).

After adopting the aircraft carrier with a displacement of 70 thousand tons will be the second ship of this class in the Chinese Navy and the first built by the national industry.

Background: While the ship has no official name, but the media call him "Shandong". It is built in the likeness of the first Chinese aircraft carrier "Liaoning", rebuilt from the former Soviet heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Varyag purchased from Ukraine.

Management of perspective research projects of the Ministry of defense published a clip on YouTube which shows in detail the deployment of the programme Gremlins small aircraft. The video drew the attention of The War Zone.

According to the office, every drone, created in the framework of Gremlins, to approximately 20 missions maintenance between which will take up to a day. As a carrier of drones used by military transport aircraft C-130 Hercules, but also considers the integration of the fifth generation fighter F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.

Contract to build flying drones in the framework of the Gremlins was awarded to Dynetics, is currently conducting the work of the third (final) phase of the program. To complete the development plan by the end of 2019.

First video testing Gremlins appeared in April 2018. Gremlins the program provides for a system of run and control of a swarm of small and cheap reusable drones. To counter these drones are being created in Russia, in particular, multifunctional complexes "Musket", "RAM" and "Sapsan". Writes about this "".

Reference: the First example of using a swarm of drones in military action was the attack on the Russian position in Syria. On the night of January 6, the base Hamim and the point of logistics of the Navy in the port of Tartus, where the Russian military, attacked the 13 drones. The defense Ministry said that seven of the drones managed to destroy the missile-gun complexes "Pantsir-S1", the other aircraft neutralized electronic methods.


In the framework of re-equipment of troops of the southern military district (YUVO) in the signal regiment of the 4th army, air force and air defense of the southern military district, stationed in the Volgograd region, received a new radar station (RLS) "Caste-2".

Station effectively operates in the background of intense reflections from the surface, local objects and airborne moisture targets.

Reference: radar "Casta-2" is a mobile radar station of the circular review standby mode. The station is designed to control the airspace, the determination of distance, azimuth, altitude, and route characteristics of air targets - aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles, including those flying at low and extremely low altitudes.

In the connection of the special forces of the southern military district (SMD) received new armored KAMAZ 53949 "Difuntos", which was recently demonstrated at the military parade in Moscow.

This week special forces group will proceed with development of the car will hold classes of extreme driving in conditions of mountainous-wooded terrain and off-road on the General range and tankodrom.

New armored vehicle can be used to solve various problems. First of all, it's for transporting personnel or small cargoes, as well as escorting convoys.

In addition, after a conversion of an armored car may be sanitary, reconnaissance, command-staff vehicles.

Reference: "Difuntos" has smaller dimensions in comparison with existing equipment (Typhoon) and other characteristics. Inside his tank's hull are ten seats for crew and troops: four (including the seat of the commander and driver) are positioned face forward in the direction of motion, the remaining six are placed in the aft troop compartment at the sides. The payload of the machine is 2 t.

A new unit of radiation, chemical and biological (NBC) protection of the Central military district, armed with a heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A "Solntsepek", will be formed by 1 June in the Altai territory. This was reported by the commander of the Central military district Lieutenant-General Alexander Lapin.

Background: the brigade NBC defense CVO for the last two years, put about 40 units of modern weapons and military equipment, including a unified treatment station, control junction movable points, disinfection systems. Thus, today the share of modern samples in the brigade is 87%.

Soldiers of the mountain infantry brigade of the Central military district, stationed in Tuva will receive the SDO of the new all-weather unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) of the "Aileron-3" and "Tachyon".

Six "Aileron" and four "Tachyon" will go to the end of the year on armaments company of the unmanned aerial vehicles team. This will ensure the use of UAVS in a single information system to improve the efficiency of intelligence and joint action mountain Riflemen with artillery and aircraft. The crews of the complexes of BLA in advance will be trained in the specialized training centre of the Ministry of defense in Kolomna near Moscow.

Earlier it was reported that the company blah BLAH to the end of 2018 is composed of stationed on the territory of the Republic of Tuva mountain infantry brigade of the Central military district. The brigade has an armored special purpose "Tiger-M Spetsnaz" and self-propelled artillery guns "Nona-SVK". The organizational structure includes the division of transportation-pack-horses. Last fall transferred from Kyzyl units successfully completed training and combat tasks in the course of joint anti-terrorist maneuvers on the ground Forish in Uzbekistan, as well as peacekeeping exercises of the CSTO in Kazakhstan.

Reference: "Aileron-3" -- special intelligence means short range, equipped with a thermal imager and a video camera. UAV capable of speeds up to 130 km per hour and climb to a height of 5 thousand meters.

"Tachyon" is intended to conduct aerial reconnaissance at ranges up to 40 km a day and night. Apparatus specially designed for use in different climatic zones, equipped with a thermal imager and a video camera. Remains manageable in winds up to 15 m/s operating temperature range-from -30 to +40°C.

Airborne troops of Russia have received all scheduled for delivery four-wheel drive armored cars "Tiger", equipped with the latest battle remote control module "Crossbow-DM".

The latest technology, equipped with remote control system "Crossbow-DM", is already being used in the army during training at the tactical and fire training. The personnel of reconnaissance units, which meant a car that responds well to performance and technical characteristics become operational combat vehicles.

In addition, the armored vehicle is equipped with automatic control system of air pressure in the tire, automatic sprinkler, pre-heater, to allow starting the engine at temperatures up to – 50°C self-recovery winch with electric.

Currently, work is continuing on the execution of another contract for the delivery of these armored vehicles to the troops, with completion in 2020.

Reference: the Armored car "Tiger" is designed for reconnaissance, escort and guard columns, patrol and fire support units. The machine can also be used for mounting special tools and equipment, has an armored body, providing a 5-grade ballistic protection for crew and troops in the frontal projection and 3-d — in the side and stern. The Windows of the body and doors equipped with transparent armor with loopholes to fire from inside the vehicle. The car is equipped with a special communications system on the roof of a rotary turret for machine guns "KORD", "Pecheneg" or automatic mounted grenade launchers AGS-17 "Flame".

In accordance with the plan of rotation of active-duty air defense forces, the crews of anti-aircraft missile and gun systems (zrpk) "Pantsir", stationed in Kamchatka completed the training equipment and was on combat duty in air defense.

On the eve of the intercession of the personnel division was held theoretical and practical training, carried out technical maintenance of military machines, tested working and functional components, assemblies and modules, military equipment, made the loading of rocket and cannon armament.

Fighting vehicles carried out a March from places of permanent deployment and began combat duty in these position areas.

Reference: anti-aircraft missile and gun complexes "Carapace" solve problems of cover of troops and forces on Severo-the East of Russia, the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 "Triumph".

On arms of the Russian military base in Armenia in the framework of re-equipping troops entered the radar station (RLS) "Caste-2-1".

Mobile solid-state low-altitude radar "Casta-2-1" can be used for information support of systems of antiaircraft defense (air defense), border control systems, quick reaction force, in the traffic control systems of civil aviation.

Radar "Casta-2-1" station detection, measurement of distance, azimuth and determination of nationality of aircraft, flying and hovering helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles operating at low and extremely low altitudes, including goals, executed with application of technology "Stealth".

A feature of the operation of radar "Casta-2-1" in the Caucasus is the use of it in the mountain highlands area, at a height of more than 1.5 thousand meters above sea level and temperature + 50 degrees Celsius relative humidity up to 98% and wind speed of 25 meters per second.

Background: currently, the connection is carried out to radar in operation, training of personnel knowledge of technical characteristics, the algorithm expands the station from marching into battle position and work within the framework of United air defense system of CIS countries.

In the newly formed Union artillery, stationed in the Moscow region, will go into service 12 of the newest self-propelled howitzers "Msta-CM2".

Howitzer "Msta-CM2" is designed to destroy artillery and mortar batteries, armored vehicles, air defense systems and missile defense, anti-tank weapons and manpower.

Background: the Basis of firepower 2С33 "Msta-CM2" is a weapon 2A65 152 mm caliber with a rate of fire more than ten shots per minute, higher rate of fire of other artillery systems.

Videoconferencing Russia in October of 2018 will receive new aircraft impact complex, which includes a modernized long-range bomber Tu-22M3M with a new supersonic cruise missile X-32, was reported by TASS source in the military-industrial complex.

"According to the plan, the first Tu-22M3M with the newest supersonic cruise missile Kh-32 long range will be put on combat duty as part of long-range aircraft in October this year", — said the Agency interlocutor.

As explained by the Agency from another source, Tu-22M3 for modernization were taken from combat aircraft long-range aircraft, so it won't take him long tests. The interviewee said that the aircraft in the course of modernization received a new avionics, sighting and navigation system and other avionics. "Remotorized aircraft is installed NK-25 with a full resource," the source added.

In April the General Director of "Tupolev" Alexander Konyukhov announced that the first modernized Tu-22M3M will rise into the air in the third quarter of 2018.

To Tu-22M3M it is planned to upgrade 20 to 30 combat aircraft long-range aircraft Tu-22M3. The upgraded bombers will be used entirely domestic element base and expanded the range of weapons the aircraft. Currently Russia has more than 100 missile carriers Tu-22M3.

Reference: Cruise missile X-32 is designed to engage ground and sea targets. According to unconfirmed reports, the weapon has a range of up to 1 thousand kilometers and a speed of 5 Mach numbers. Tests of X-32 was carried out previously with a modified Tu-22M3. X-32 was created on the basis of X-22 (upgraded guidance system and propulsion system), which until the early 2000s were equipped with the Tu-22M3.


At shipbuilding plant "Nizhny Novgorod ship" in one day took place the solemn launching of the large hydrographic boat of project 23040Г "George Winter", the output from the workshop and the baptism of the large hydrographic boat of project 23040Г "Alexander Evlanov" and the simultaneous laying of two large hydrographic survey boats project 23040Г, which by order of the commander of the Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev assigned the name "Vladimir Kozitsky" and "Boris Slobodnik".

It is planned that the large hydrographic boat "George Winter" and "Alexander Evlanov", after all stages of testing, will be part of the hydrographic service of the Baltic fleet.

Large hydrographic boat of project 23040Г is designed for high areal shooting of the bottom topography and survey of navigational dangers at depths of up to 400 metres, as well as the shooting of the bottom topography with sonar at depths up to 2000 meters.

With the assistance of the boats of the project 23040Г hydrographic service of the Navy will be able to effectively perform maintenance tasks of all types of floating predosteregaet characters (PPZ), target setting/shooting of all types of floating predosteregaet signs up to 1.7 tons and a length of 6.5 meters.

In boats of this type can be delivered personnel, food, spare parts and repair crews on coastal AIDS to navigation of the Navy, to be navigational and hydrographic support of search and rescue operations, piloting and leading on submarines and large ships in locations and on approaches to them.

Reference: the Crew of the boat is 9 people. To accommodate the crew and seconded the boat has 5 double cabins and one single.

The armed Forces of the Russian Federation for a week



On the sea the ground in the Crimea began testing the newest robotic complex "Harpsichord-2". He got the military index 2P52, which means a high degree of readiness for adoption, write "Izvestia".

According to the publication, the tests in Feodosia also involved a craft project 20360ОС "Victor Cherokov", which was recently transferred to the black sea fleet.

It is noted that in the future the landfill Theodosius will be used for testing of marine robotic complexes.

Reference: "Harpsichord-2" — Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) of the second generation. It can be used for prospecting, survey of bottom objects survey and mapping of the seabed, probing the soil. The machine can be installed different equipment: electromagnetic seeker, a digital video system, temperature sensors, and conductivity. The estimated range of the drone up to 50 kilometres.

The Ministry of defense of Russia on Facebook posted a video about the control system for the testing of nuclear weapons in the world.

"For the first time, the Russian defense Ministry publishes a video about the work of the staff of the special control Service (SSK) Ministry of defence. Along with the control over the nuclear tests abroad, the special control Service of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation carries out monitoring of observance of international agreements on the limitation and prohibition of nuclear weapon tests", — stated in the message.

The Ministry also added that "among other priorities, the Service control seismic and radiation situation on the globe, any nuclear accident on the territory of the Russian Federation (within the technical possibilities of control)".

The Service also has a part in carrying out of geophysical monitoring over the territory of Russia.


May 18 – Day of the Baltic fleet

Exactly 315 years ago, on 18 may 1703, Russian sailors under the command of Peter I won the first victory in a naval battle, attacking and capturing two Swedish sailing ship. The historical significance of this victory for Russia stressed the awarding of all the participants in the battle specially made medals with the inscription "Unprecedented happens."

Today, the Baltic fleet is a balanced multiservice grouping of forces and troops, having in its composition of surface and submarine forces, aviation and air defence troops, coastal armies, and also part of logistics. The geopolitical situation in the world for three centuries has confirmed the existence of the Baltic fleet is an objective and historically justified necessity, one of the indispensable conditions of security of Russia in the Western direction.

All military units of the Baltic fleet is able to perform tasks in no time.

By the end of this year the fleet will include another medium "Caliber" small missile ship of the project 22800 "Hurricane." Also in 2018 will be a replenishment of the hydrographic fleet: it consists of two large hydrographic boat. Did not remain without new technology and coastal troops BF. The structure of the rocket connections included a set of new operational-tactical missile complex "Iskander-M". The aircraft fleet will continue to grow with the aircraft su-30CM, which is already retrained the crew of the air base of naval aviation. Coastal missile compound near Kaliningrad conducts training with new missile complexes "Ball" and "Bastion", which effectively can resist any threats from the sea. And the connection of the air defense will receive several s-400 "Triumph". Until the end of 2018 the Navy will be almost completely upgraded barracks Fund. Actively developing infrastructure-based ship in the fleet.

The crews of the ships of the Baltic fleet regularly work out coursework tasks at sea, carrying military watch in the various areas of the World ocean. In total, the winter period, the ships and submarines have completed more than 700 combat training. In particular, naval forces of the fleet has completed more than 200 combat exercises with the practical application of rocket, artillery, torpedo, and mine weapons. The ships of the fleet put about 100 foreign exchange problems in the sea, about 130 performed missile and artillery firings, 20 torpedo exercises. Produced several percussive, sweeping and amphibious naval tactical groups.

Units and 11 army corps of the Baltic fleet has conducted more than 1000 firings in the units, over 800 firings of small arms, more than 300 exercises on driving combat vehicles and special vehicles. Planes and helicopters naval aviation of the Baltic fleet has increased the total flight time compared to the previous year by 15 percent. About 90 percent of the flight crews of the Baltic fleet today has a different degree class.

In preparation for the international Army games-2018 command of the Baltic fleet took part in 20 professional contests, in 19 of which took the first and prize-winning places.

At the end of the winter period, the best Association recognized the Baltic fleet naval base. Among the vessels noted compounds compound amphibious ships of the Baltic fleet. Among the surface ships were the corvettes "Boykiy", small anti-submarine ship "Kabardino-Balkaria", large landing ship "Queens", small missile ship "Green Vale", seagoing minesweeper "Alexander Obukhov" and the ship "Admiral Fedor Golovin". In addition, the best in the 11 army corps recognized the missile compound, naval aviation fighter squadron of the su-27, the connection of the air defence of the fleet – 183 anti-aircraft missile regiment.

In the summer training period, the Baltic fleet are not less ambitious goals, including long hikes ships in the Mediterranean, the Pacific and the Arctic, as well as participation of surface ships and vessels of the Baltic fleet in the planned activities of combat training. The intensity of outputs of ships at sea in the summer period of training will increase significantly.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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