Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 13 to 19 may 2019
Material posted: Publication date: 20-05-2019

The su-57 will be equipped with a "smart bomb" KAB-250; "Roselektronika" announced the plans to upgrade military vehicles; a new "Armor-С1М" will hit any drones based on the experience of Syria; the prototype rocket "Monolith" will appear in Russia in 2021 or 2022, the cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" will receive new air defense system; a lot of cars the Mustang entered service in the artillery compound, CVO; BMP-2M was received in the motorized infantry brigade in Orenburg; four attack helicopters Mi-24P entered service with helicopter crews of the CVO. About these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 13 to 19 may 2019.

14 may the President of Russia Vladimir Putin made a working visit to Astrakhan region, where he inspected the test center of Air and space forces samples promising weapons. In addition, the airport State flight test centre (glits) Chkalov, the head of state bypassed the static exposition of aviation technology, where he was shown the MiG-31, equipped with missiles "Dagger".

The President introduced the fifth generation fighter, the su-57 and the latest MiG-35.

Putin got acquainted with samples of promising unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as inspected aircraft, commercially supplied by the Ministry of defense of Russia: su-35, su-30SM fighter-interceptor MiG-31BM and naval MiG-29K naval aircraft.


The situation in Syria

May 16. Russian military has delivered the Mongolian humanitarian assistance to the most affected areas of the Syrian province of Latakia. This was reported to journalists by the representative of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of the warring sides, Vladimir of Ladanov.

May 17. In Russian Centre of reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, he received information about preparation of provocations by terrorists of "Jabhat EN-Nusra" in Idlib province.

According to inhabitants of settlement Sarakeb, in the heart of the village, the militants "an-Nusra" are preparing a provocation using poisonous chemical substances as well as brought from other parts of Syria the wreckage of the Russian aircraft high-explosive ammunition.

The purpose of provocation is the charge of the Russian space forces in the alleged use of "chemical weapons" against the civilian population in Idlib province. The imitation of the alleged "poisoning" of the Syrians, next to the shards of aviation ammunition you plan to shoot on video to distribute survey data in social networks and Western media.

Received by the Center reconciliation of conflicting parties, information from inhabitants of settlement Seracob the audit received confirmation via another independent channel.

May 17. The Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko at the meeting with President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan expressed concern over the shelling of the Russian military base Hamim in Syria from Idlib. She also reported that the Ministry of defense of Russia and Turkey are looking for ways of resolving the situation in the region of Syria.


The U.S. air force has demonstrated in the Network video test two heavy-duty bombs GBU-57 last modification. The footage, posted on YouTube, dated may 16.

Reset conducted a strategic stealth bomber US air force B-2 Spirit. Bomb accurately fall within the specified purpose and within a fraction of a second under the ground there was a massive explosion.

Bomb GBU-57 — bunker Buster bomb, developed by Boeing Corporation. Munition penetrates to a depth of 61 m below the ground, or punches to 19 m of reinforced concrete. GBU-57 is the most powerful non-nuclear munition in the American Arsenal.

Background: In January of last year it was reported that US forces upgraded bombs GBU-57. According to representatives of the Pentagon, a new modification of the "more effective against well protected and located deep underground targets."

Belarus has purchased Russian anti-tank missile system (ATGM) "Competition-M". About this TASS Deputy General Director of the holding "Precision complexes" (part of state Corporation rostec) on foreign economic activities Sergei Mikhailov.

"We with Belarus has contracts. In particular, we provide them with ATGM "Konkurs-M". We also plan to purchase starting device (PU), developed by the Belarusian company SCIENCE for our missiles, they have a very good PU," said Mikhailov.

He added that the Belarusian company "Minotor-Service" together with JSC "KBP" places ATGM "Kornet" developed in Belarus armored car "Vitim".

Reference: "Competition-M" is designed to defeat modern tanks, armored combat vehicles equipped with reactive armor, fortified emplacements, moving and stationary ground being afloat small targets at any time of the day. The launcher design allows you to place the complex on wheeled and tracked combat vehicles (BTR, BMP, BMD) and passenger cars of high passability. Complex "Competition-M" is the basis of the antitank defense.


The fifth generation fighter, the su-57 are armed with the latest guided bomb KAB-250. This was stated by the CEO of the company — developer of the munition SSPE "Region" (enters into Corporation "Tactical missiles") Igor Krylov.

According to him, the tests of the KAB-250 is currently at the final stage left to further confirm some of the characteristics.

He noted that the development of the shell completed and the plants are preparing for serial production, which is scheduled for 2020.

Reference: Corrected aviation bomb with laser homing and high explosive warhead KAB-250 is designed to engage various equipment, fortifications, warehouses, infrastructure and other facilities of the enemy. Through the use of laser targeting system bomb has high accuracy.

"Roselektronika" announced the plans to upgrade military vehicles. With the advent of radio sixth generation of commanders will be able to use on the battlefield any car. This was announced by the General Director of Scientific research Institute of communication systems and control included in the holding company Ruselectronics, Valery Evtukhovich.

According to him, the commander of the combat machine is different from the linear multiple radio stations, allows you to manage different radio networks.

He added that the currently developed software and hardware to equip combat vehicles.

Reference: Combat vehicle radios of the sixth generation can appear in the army after 2020.

Upgraded export version of anti-aircraft missile and gun complex "Carapace-С1М" got the ability to hit all types of drones based on the experience acquired in Syria. TASS said the Deputy Director General of the holding "Precision complexes" for foreign relations Sergey Mikhailov.

"Most importantly, greatly expanded the type of targeted goals, given the results that we received the results of the Syrian events. The corresponding revision. Now we work more efficiently for all unmanned aerial vehicles", - said Mikhailov.

In addition, the radius of destruction of the complex increased up to 30 km thanks to the new rocket. "Increasing the range to 30 km with the introduction of the new missile. Accordingly, it will be two types of missiles: the so-called near and far", - he explained.

Mikhailov said that the new complex is intended for the external market. Now "Shell-С1М" is at the final stage of preliminary tests on one of the polygons of Russia. "He is being tested on the ground in Russia... Advanced, most of them have already made", - said the source.

Terrorists in Syria have tried several times using a hand-collected drones to attack the Russian airbase Hamim, as well as fire its missiles. The base cover complexes "Pantsir-S1" (base version), which demonstrated, according to the defense Ministry, to be highly effective in combating these threats.

Reference: the "Pantsir" is designed for close defense civilian and military targets, including air defense systems long range. For the Russian army developed a modernized complex "Armour-CM".


Deputy General Director of concern "tekhmash" (included in "rostec") Alexander Kochkin in an interview with RIA Novosti said that the prototype aircraft guided missile of a new generation of "Monolith" will appear in Russia in 2021 or 2022.

"To fully disclose information on the rocket "the Monolith" will not. This aircraft guided missile of new generation, which will refer to the class of high — precision weapons," he said.

Reference: Development goes at the expense of own means the prototype will appear in late 2021 to early 2022.

General Director, Central research Institute of precision engineering (part of "rostec") albert Tanks in an interview with RIA Novosti said that Russia for the first time since 1974, created a new cartridge in caliber .338 Lapua Magnum.

"Now, for example, we make a new cartridge .338 Lapua Magnum (special sniper cartridge for firing over long distances. — RT), which actually we have in the country since 1974," he said.

To achieve this goal, according to Bakova need to be developed including powder and primers.


Heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov" the upgrade will receive new air defense system (PVO) and the new elements of power equipment, said the head of the United shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexey Rakhmanov.

"This is a new component base, new opportunities, new connections, new air defense system, updated energy from the point of view of reaching the maximum speed. And, of course, all that would relate to the works associated with the modernization of wing", A. Rakhmanov said in an interview with radio station "Star", answering the question that I will get a cruiser after the upgrade.

Earlier, representatives of the Navy stated that in the course of repairing the ship will get the marine version of the defense complex "Pantsir", new boilers, pumps and a new flight system.

Reference: Repair and the modernization of the cruiser is scheduled for completion in 2020.

Multipurpose nuclear submarine "Kazan" project 885M (code "Ash-M") will not be handed over to the Navy of Russia in 2019 because of the need to Refine support systems that do not meet the requirements of the Ministry of defense. This was reported by TASS source in the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation.

"At the end of mooring trials, and the winter stage of the factory test (ended in January - approx. TASS) found that the number of auxiliary components and assemblies of the vehicle does not meet the requirements of technical specifications of the Ministry of defence, including in terms of reliability, and requires revision in the dock "Sevmash" - said the Agency interlocutor.

The source noted that the finalization of the system will take at least several months, after which "Kazan" still have some time to go out to sea first in a factory, and then state trials. "Run all the way to the end of the year is absolutely impossible. It is not excluded that it will take and the whole 2020 and Sevmash will be able to pass "Kazan" fleet only in 2021", he said.

The interlocutor of Agency has added that the submarine is on the "Sevmash" for the maintenance and correction.

In the United shipbuilding Corporation (USC) did not comment on the TASS information source about the timing of delivery of the submarine "Kazan".

Reference: "Kazan" - the first multipurpose nuclear submarine of an improved project 885M ("Ash-M"). She was laid down at Sevmash in 2009, launched on 31 March 2017. It is planned that the boat will be part of the Northern fleet, where the service passes, the lead submarine of a series "Ash-tree" "Severodvinsk".


Newest car KAMAZ-5360 "Mustang" on state defense orders will go to the end of may, the artillery units of the Central military district, stationed in the Kemerovo region.

Reference: Batch of twelve cars with a wheelbase 8x8 for transportation and delivery of ammunition will join the fleet of combat vehicles artillery connection. All terrain vehicle has a payload capacity of 10 tons and can tow trailers up to 12 tons in off-road conditions. It has a more elongated platform, and has a good all-terrain characteristics, overcomes the murky depths of 1.75 m and the obstacle height 0.6 m. the New vehicle will replace existing parts of old vehicles KAMAZ and "Ural" with carrying capacity 5 t

The party of eight modernized infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2M was received in the motorized infantry brigade of the 2nd guards combined arms army, stationed in the Orenburg region.

The BMP-2M has also vastly improved targeting and monitoring, including at night. Are armed with automatic 30-mm cannon and coaxial 7.62-mm PKT machine gun, 30mm automatic grenade launcher AG-17, ATGM "Kornet". The upgraded machine has automatic sestagnol the fire control system, which gives the commander and gunner to act as one. While inside the cabin, they can choose weapons depending on situation on the battlefield.

Background: Previously the commander of the Central military district Colonel-General Alexander Lapin has announced the arrival in 2019 30 T-72 tanks of the latest modification B3 in the motorized connection in the Orenburg region.

In military unit of special purpose of the southern military district (JUVO), stationed in the Stavropol region, received 6 new armored car "Tiger-M" brand GAS.

Machines are designed for reconnaissance, escort and guard columns, patrol and fire support troops. Upgraded "Tiger" is the fifth grade ballistic protection in frontal projection and third in the side and stern projections. Inside equipped with a special communications system on the roof of a rotary turret for machine guns "KORD", "Pecheneg", automatic mounted grenade launchers AGS-17 "Flame" or remotely controlled module "Crossbow".

The vehicle has seats for the driver, older machines and landing. Provided the cells for ammunition, means of communication and lock radio-controlled explosive devices.

For reference: Armored car equipped with automatic systems of regulation of air pressure in tyres, fire suppression, pre-heater and winch self-recovery winch with electric. Curb weight of "Tiger-M" is 6.5 tons, cruising range – 1000 km, with a possible top speed of over 120 km/h.

Four attack helicopters Mi-24P entered service in the brigade of army aviation of the Central military district, based in Sverdlovsk region.

Link attack helicopter today landed at the military airport in the Sverdlovsk region. Helicopters will greatly enhance the combat capabilities of the brigade of army aviation and will be used in a variety of tactical exercises from company to brigade level.

Earlier, the pilots of the Mi-24 passed theoretical and practical training in combat training center and retraining of pilots of army aviation in the Tver region.

Reference: Mi-24 combines, as experts say, attack and infantry fighting vehicle. Equipment helicopters allow us to fly day and night, even in adverse weather conditions. Combat helicopter Mi-24P has a characteristic appearance, which has received the unofficial nickname of "Crocodile".

Heavy mechanized bridge TMM-3M2 enrolled in the engineering regiment of the 2nd guards combined arms army Central military district, stationed in the Republic of Udmurtia.

The upgraded TMP-3M2 vastly improved by installation time and mobility to travel on the roads unlike TMM-3M, which was based on the chassis of KrAZ.

The set consists of four machines that are equipped with rear view camera for installation of the bridge spans. Folding single-span bridge is placed on three-axle chassis KAMAZ-53501, its Assembly and disassembly are made with the help of hydraulic winches. The load capacity of the bridge is 60 tonnes, the installation time is not more than 45 minutes.

Reference: Heavy bridge designed for equipment and maintenance of bridges with a width of up to 40 meters through various obstacles on the way of the movement of troops as on wheeled and tracked vehicles.


The newest frigate of project 22350 "Admiral Kasatonov" and Corvette project 20385 "Thundering" out to sea for the passage of the next stage of factory sea trials.

In the marine ranges of the Baltic fleet, the crews of the ships, together
industry representatives will verify the operability of the systems and mechanisms of a ship at sea. During factory sea trials testing a number of the ship's life support systems, and electronic equipment of ships, including navigation systems, communication systems, rescue tools, system survivability, ventilation, and air conditioning.

Also check the operation of the power plant, steering gear, auxiliary machinery, and anchor device. In different modes are fast, maneuverable and vibration tests of vehicles.

Previously, the crews of the frigate and Corvette have undergone comprehensive training at the joint training centre of the Navy to conduct all phases of the test program and the operation of onboard equipment and weapon systems.

The factory sea trials are one of the essential stages of completing the construction process of any ship and carried out to test the chassis in terms of its systems and mechanisms for compliance with the approved specifications, diagrams, technical descriptions and operating instructions.


Strategic command and staff exercise "Center-2019", which is scheduled for September, will be held on grounds of the member States of the organization of collective security Treaty (CSTO).

"For the first time the venue of the exercise "Center-2019" will be the countries of the CSTO. To action will involve observers and contingents of the CSTO. But the main venue of the exercise – ground Donguz Orenburg region", – said the commander of the Central military district Colonel-General Alexander Lapin.

Earlier, the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation General of the army Sergei Shoigu reported that in September at the site Donguz (Orenburg region) it is planned to hold exercises "Center-2019", aimed at testing tasks to ensure military security in the Central Asian region.


Former Russian defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov headed the Board of Directors of the United aircraft Corporation (UAC). As reported by RIA Novosti, stated in the materials of the company.


May 18 – the day of the founding of the Baltic fleet

Exactly 316 years ago, may 18, 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, naval 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.

Forces and troops of the Baltic fleet, scheduled and constantly updated with new ships, weapons systems, and hydrographic and auxiliary vessels. This year the fleet will include another medium "Caliber" small missile ship of the project 22800 "Karakurt". Also this year will see the completion of the hydrographic fleet: it consists of two large hydrographic boat, one of whom raise the flag of St. Andrew in the near future. Extensively updated appliances in naval aviation of the Baltic fleet, formations and units of the army corps. At the military parade dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, was first presented to the self-propelled howitzers "Msta-s", entered service in parts of the army corps of the Navy in February 2019. In addition, this year the composition of coastal troops of the fleet will include new mobile anti-tank complexes and multiple rocket launchers. The aircraft fleet will continue to grow with the su-30SM. In addition, the Navy formed the aviation compound composed of fighter, helicopter and mixed aviation units, and the army corps of the Baltic fleet formed a separate tank regiment.

Coastal missile compound near Kaliningrad conducts training with new missile complexes "Ball" and "Bastion", which effectively can resist any threats from the sea. Actively developing infrastructure-based ship in the fleet, almost fully upgraded barracks Fund, Commission new canteens, medical units and staff.

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, during 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, made nearly 100 rocket and artillery fire, 20 torpedo exercises. Produced several percussive, sweeping and amphibious naval tactical groups.

Units of the 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 almost seven percent. About 90 percent of the flight crews of the Baltic fleet today has a different degree class.

In the summer period of training, which starts June 1, the Baltic fleet are not less ambitious goals, including long hikes ships in the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, and the 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. Much attention will be paid to the work of diverse groups of ships near sea area within the Baltic sea is planned to hold several military services. Oceanographic research vessel "Admiral Vladimir" is preparing for the next round-the-world Oceanographic expedition, and the training ship "Perekop" will chart a trek around Eurasia with cadets of naval Universities on Board. In August, in the range of the Baltic fleet Khmelevka will host the international contest of "Marines" in the framework of the army-2019.

The sailors of the Baltic fleet will continue the implementation of the state task on provision of tests constructed and repaired ships for the Navy of Russia. At the marine ranges of the Baltic sea are regularly testing new equipment for the Naval fleet of Russia. In providing these activities constantly involves ships, supply vessels, rescue forces and naval aviation of the Baltic fleet. Today, naval forces are taking an active part in conducting the factory test of the newest frigate of project 22350 "Admiral Kasatonov" and project 20385 Corvette "Rumbling", which take place in sea ranges of the Baltic fleet.

On razvedochnoe Russia's borders in a week

In the past week the intelligence near the Russian borders was carried out 21 foreign aircraft.

The forces on duty of air defense for the specified period carried out six sorties to intercept and escort foreign spy planes near Russian borders.

It is noted that airspace violations are not tolerated.

The armed Forces of the Russian Federation for a week

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