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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring for the week 02 to 08 APR 2018
Material posted: Publication date: 08-04-2018
Experience of operations in Syria has improved "Armour"; in Russia, has developed a turbojet engine for UAVs; became known date of the first swim of the latest Chinese aircraft carrier; the army of the Russian Federation received more than 10 thousand samples of weapons for 5 years; to 2018, the Tagil missile connection will receive the latest kits clearance for the calculations of MDR "Foliage"; the engineers call received the latest mobile system for mine action; the Russian Navy till 2022 will get to your part of 6 new patrol vessels of project 22160; Russia has experienced the "Gorgon"; the famous new steel weapons for display at the may 9 Victory day parade. About these and other developments in the media monitoring for the week 02 to 08 2018.

Russian anti-aircraft missile and gun complex "Carapace-C1" is modified with the application in Syria, said in an interview with the newspaper "Red star" commander of the air and missile defense Victor gumenny.

He noted that weapons and air defense equipment used in Syria, confirmed the tactical and technical characteristics and high reliability, and proved the possibility of maintenance in difficult climatic conditions.

"Specialists of the defense industry said the list of activities maintenance and improvements of existing weapons and equipment. As a result, their reliability has increased by at least 15 percent," said the commander.

Reference: "Pantsir-S1" (NATO — SA-22 Greyhound) is a self-propelled air defense missile-gun complex ground-based. It was developed by the Tula instrument Design Bureau named after academician shipunova (included in JSC "NPO "Precision complexes"). "Carapace-C1" is designed for short-range protection against all modern means of air attack, also it can cover and defend the objects from ground and surface threats.


Operation in Syria

April 4. The American administration made a decision on the future U.S. military presence in Syria. This was announced by Director of national intelligence Daniel Coates.

He said that the decision was reached during the meeting of the national security Council the White house, which was chaired by the President of the United States Donald trump.

The Summit Russia-Iran-Turkey

The Ankara summit between the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey to resolve the conflict in Syria. The main topics of the talks were: additional measures to maintain the cease-fire, the operation of the zones of de-escalation and the promotion of constitutional reform in the SAR.

A provocative attempt

April 8. State Department spokesman Heather Nauert urged Russia to help prevent further himataki in Syria, once again accusing Moscow of supporting Damascus.

Additionally, Nauert again levelled accusations against Russia and Syria of involvement in unofficial gimatecan. According to the official representative of foreign policy Department, Washington requires "the involvement of the Assad regime and its supporters to justice."

The lies of the terrorists

Earlier, the Syrian national news Agency, citing an official source in Damascus said that the militants of the terrorist group "Jaish al-Islam" in the city of Duma in Eastern ghouta carry out stuffing information about himatakah to prevent rapid advance of government troops.

Russia's Reaction

Reports of the use of government forces of Syrian chemical weapons in Duma are false. This was stated by the head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria the General-major Yury Evtushenko.

He noted that on Sunday, April 8, operation begins at the conclusion of an Arab militant group "Jaish al-Islam".

"A number of Western countries are implementing information measures to disrupt this operation. To do this, use the favorite West, the use of government forces, SAR of chemical weapons," — said Yevtushenko.

The Center for conciliation also expressed willingness to send Russian experts to collect the necessary data to confirm the "fabricated nature" of the information provided by non-governmental organizations.

The situation in Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promised in may to sign a decree on the termination of the so-called anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in Donbas, and instead, to start the Operation of the United forces (EP) in the uncontrolled territories of Kiev.

Earlier, the Ministry of defense reported that recently the President announced Operation United forces (EP) will be held in the region in parallel with the current ATO until the presidential decree on the abolition of the latter.

Background: Replacement of the ATO on the Operation of the combined forces stipulated by the end of 2017 President Poroshenko law on the reintegration of Donbass ("On peculiarities of state policy on ensuring state sovereignty of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions"). This document uncontrolled Kiev areas are referred to as "temporarily occupied territories", Russia's actions qualify as "aggression against Ukraine" and the President shall have the right to use the armed forces in the country without the consent of Parliament, including the liberation of territories in the East. Created a joint operations headquarters of the Armed forces of Ukraine for control over all security forces and civil-military administrations in the conflict zone.


The United States will provide the Baltic States with military aid worth $170 million, said the President of the United States Donald trump, said in a statement the White house.

"The US plans to provide about $100 million for the purchase of large-caliber ammunition and more than $70 million for the training and equipment to the Baltic States with the purpose of increasing the capacity of the armed forces or state security of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania", — stated in the message.

In addition, the U.S., Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania have committed themselves to further strengthen NATO.


The Alliance is not interested to get involved in a new arms race with Russia, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, reports "Interfax-AVN".

"We do not want a new cold war", - said the Secretary General in response to the question of whether NATO is planning to impose new sanctions against Russia in connection with the "business Skripal".

However, he said: "We will continue to seek to establish more constructive relations with Russia (...). We are not trying to isolate her".

However, the head of the Alliance said that the unit will increase the combat readiness of its forces near the Baltic States in connection with the conduct of the Russian military exercises on the border with the Baltic countries.

He admitted that Russia has the right to conduct exercises on its territory, but noted that the Alliance "will remain vigilant and to increase the combat readiness" in the region.

Th.Stoltenberg said that to counter Russia in the Arctic, NATO plans to create a special Atlantic command. The decision on the establishment proposed to be taken at the upcoming July summit of the Alliance. Currently, NATO appeals to allies asking to increase the number of warships, including submarines, in the region.

Thus, according to him, "you can maintain a reduced level of tension" in the area of the world.


In Russia created turbojet engine for ultralight drones. According to the developers, the UAV with their power plant will be able to explore, to carry on Board electronic warfare systems or to perform the role of an air target.

As the portal of the Military.of the Russian Federation, in may to begin bench testing of the engine, and equipped them with the drone can climb into the sky until the end of the year. In 2019 to be completed state tests.

The engine Reynolds, created by the same design Bureau (resident of "SKOLKOVO"), is intended for unmanned systems take-off weight of 200 to 500 kilograms. The estimated TBO of 300 hours.

As already wrote "Russian newspaper", in March, Russia began testing the silent combat drone "Orlan", created in a Special technology center in the Leningrad region. Not many people know that our country has produced more than thousands of UAV "Orlan-10", there are 11 modifications of the complex, including a new quiet option.


The test sailing of the first Chinese aircraft carrier of its own production scheduled for the end of April in the Bohai Bay. This is with reference to sources close to the military leadership of China, writes South China Morning Post.

Chinese aircraft carrier type 001A was launched in April last year. He became the second aircraft carrier of the Chinese Navy and the first to be fully designed and built in China. The construction continued in 2013.

Reference: the length of the ship is 315 m, width 75 m, weight — 70 thousand tons, cruising speed 31 knot. Aboard the aircraft carrier can be based 36 fighters "Jian-15".

The Pentagon has sent to Congress a notice of intention to sell Saudi Arabia self-propelled howitzer Paladin in the amount of $1,31 billion, reports "Kommersant".

According to the office of the Pentagon's defense cooperation and security, the transaction has already received approval from the U.S. Department of state. According to the Pentagon, the proposed sale of howitzers "will not change the military balance in the region."

Last month, the US state Department approved the sale of Saudi Arabia heavy anti-tank missile systems for $670 million


The ground forces of the Russian Federation in the framework of the state armament programme received more than 10 thousand samples of weapons, military and specific equipment — said the chief of the Land forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Oleg saliukov.

"A success experience purchasing team sets the main armament missile brigades of the Iskander brigade sets and divisional air defense systems (s-300V4 air defense system "Buk-MH" and "tor-M2") and complete supply battalion level other weapons, this approach allows us fully to form connections and divisions, able in the shortest time to proceed to the execution of tasks," — said the commander in chief.

He added that the troops continue to be modern upgraded 2S19M2 self-propelled howitzers "Msta-SM", fully integrated into a single system tactical control, and upgraded jet system of volley fire medium caliber "Tornado-G" with automated guidance of a combat vehicle on the purpose.

Reference: delivery of new equipment helped to increase the level of equipment with modern weapons, compared to 2012, to 3 times, nearly 45 percent (44.7% of 15%). Currently the army is fully equipped with all necessary weapons and military equipment.

The calculations of MDR "Foliage" Tagil missile connection in 2018 will be equipped with the latest sets clearance OVR-2-02. Costumes have enhanced safety features compared to the previous samples, since they were used highly durable materials.

The data sets include about 20 different items, including system audio video, the cooling system tools protect your hearing, set individual and group tools, lights and signs to pass.

The suit is equipped with a microphone, protective headphones, tiles, having a maximum degree of protection from bullets and shrapnel. Convenient fastening system allows you to place the desired elements of equipment in its sole discretion. Helmet involves the installation of protective visors or glasses.

Armored elements of the costume is made of lightweight and high strength polyethylene.

Of particular importance for the strategic missile forces is the fact that IAB-2-02 maintains its protective properties in the temperature range from -40 to +50 degrees, and under the action of rain and wet snow.

Reference: Car remote mine "Foliage" is part of the mobile ground missile complex "YARS". On the armored car (MDR "Foliage") fitted block microwave radiation. Mines and bombs electronics "Foliage" is able to detect at distances up to 100 meters.

The first three latest mobile engineering complex clearance – (micro) systems terrain entered in engineering units of the Western military district (ZVO).

MICR is designed to effectively ensure clearance of the terrain and objects in urban environments, implementation of security measures on objects of national importance when conducting important events.

The main tasks of the complex – reconnaissance, industrial and residential premises, facilities and transport, detection and identification of the location of explosive subjects, but also works on neutralization and elimination of detected objects and performing technological operations.

Complete machine four types of detectors, six types of search and examination complexes, blockers radio-controlled explosive devices, robotic complex "Cobra-1600", set of destructive VOP "2Р4", a set of photo and video equipment.

For reference: Total vehicle micro has more than 20 types of different complexity of technical devices intended for search and neutralization of explosive devices.


Two new large hydrographic (BMC) project 23040Г built for the hydrographic service of the Navy at the plant "Nizhny Novgorod ship" will be launched in the month of may. By order of the commander of the Russian Navy boats got the names "George Winter" and "Alexander Evlanov".

It is planned that a further two boats of this project will be laid in may.

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 single-beam echo sounder for depths 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, objectives setting and 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 five double cabins and one single.

The Navy of Russia up to 2022 will receive in its composition 6 patrol ships of project 22160.

Patrol ships of project 22160 designed by JSC "Northern design Bureau" (St. Petersburg) and built at the enterprise "Zelenodolsk shipyard them. A. M. Gorky" (Republic Of Tatarstan).

Ships are designed to protect and preserve the marine waters of the economic zone and the sustainability of forces and facilities of the Navy in the defense of locations. In addition, they are able to effectively solve problems, escort and anti-piracy activities, perform search and rescue functions.

The endurance of the ships of this project is 60 days. They are capable of speeds of 30 knots, have a displacement of 1,700 tons, a crew of about 80 people. The cruising range of 6,000 nautical miles--.

For the efficient performance of tasks ships as standard weapons have a 57-mm artillery, anti-aircraft missiles, machine guns. There is a possibility of basing of the Ka-27PS. The ship is equipped with the most modern electronic and sonar weapons.

Depending on the nature of the tasks on the ships can accommodate various weapons systems and technical means in the container (modular) design.

Reference: Head patrol ship in a series of ships of project 22160 – "Vasily Bykov" – was laid down on 26 February 2014 at JSC "Zelenodolsk plant named after A. M. Gorky". All subsequent ships are in various stages of construction.

The Caspian flotilla, moved from Astrakhan to Dagestan Kaspiysk, said the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu.

"The decision on the transfer of the Caspian flotilla in the Caspian. There we have a vast construction site: piers, wharves, facilities and housing. Will increase the number of our officers and soldiers multiples," said Shoigu at the meeting with the leadership of the defense Ministry.

According to him, the translation of the fleet is a major component of security in the Caspian region.

Earlier the defense Ministry reported that the first phase of construction of places of basing of the ships of the Caspian flotilla will be completed in 2019.


The delivery of s-400 to Turkey

The Russian Federation took the decision to accelerate deliveries to Turkey anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 "Triumph". This was announced at a press conference the President of Russia Vladimir Putin after talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"Of course, discussed the state of cooperation between Russia and Turkey in the military-technical field. In particular, the implementation of the supply contract to Turkey anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 "Triumph", decided to speed up the delivery of these highly effective Russian defensive systems," Putin said.


The Russian military on 2 April had successfully tested a modernized missile missile system PRS-1M "Cupid" (ABM-Gorgon 3 according to NATO classification) at the landfill of Sary-Shagan, designed to defend Moscow from air and space attack and missile warning and space surveillance, reports RIA Novosti.

"Testing an upgraded missile PRS-1M on the ground Sary-Shagan is carried out in the framework of the ongoing modernization of the missile defense system of Moscow and the Central industrial district. This is not the first test, and an upgraded anti-missile missile, the production of which is recreated anew in fact, is designed to replace that group of missiles that nowadays are the basis of the existing system A-135 Moscow ABM", — said the chief editor of the magazine "national defense" Igor Korotchenko.

Held the test of PRS-1M in 2018 to become the second, the first was in mid-February. On the ground Sary-Shagan (East Kazakhstan) are held regularly test missiles 53T6 from the Moscow ABM system A-135 "Cupid." Their purpose is to confirm the characteristics and extension of terms of operation and testing of the upgraded units and on-Board systems.

Reference: high-speed solid 53T6 interceptor designed to attack ballistic targets within the atmosphere. Equipped with high-explosive or nuclear warhead. In the system he is responsible for the second (middle) tier of defense. Rocket long (natmosphere) tier 51T6 was tested in the early 2000-ies in Kazakhstan, but in the future, according to some information, was decommissioned.

Design Bureau "malachite" tested a sample WNEW (airindependent power plant) for small non-nuclear submarines, reports TASS.

Currently, in the framework of the project "piranha-T" design Bureau offers to export submarine with a displacement of up to one thousand tons, designed for operations in coastal waters and in areas with small depths, which according to the customer request can be equipped with VNEU.

Also in the "Malachite" working on the creation of Autonomous deep-diving vehicles. In the composition of the Navy of Russia already has two machine ("Rus" and "Consul"), which have been successfully submerged to the maximum depth of six kilometers.

Reference: Airindependent engine allows non-nuclear submarine to swim for a long time under water without having to climb on its surface (that is, to operate without access to atmospheric oxygen). Similar projects are underway in France, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Spain, China, India and the United States.

Victory Parade

In the may 9 parade in Moscow, will showcase several new Russian weapons. In an interview with "Krasnaya Zvezda" said the commander of Land forces, Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov, who will lead the command of the parade on red square.

Spectators will see support combat vehicle tanks BMPT "Terminator", "tor-M2" protected vehicles "Typhoon" with the wheel formula 4x4, special armored vehicle VPK-233136 "Tiger" armored car "Ural-432009", hull armored car "Patrol". All will involve more than 120 units of military equipment.

This year increased the number of participants in the walking part of the parade. In part 33 of the settlement will be 12.5 thousand soldiers, sergeants and officers.

On the eve of the parade will be held 12 exercises in Alabino. 26 APR, 3 may and 6 may will be rehearsals on red square.


Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about removal from posts of several generals of the Federal penitentiary service, interior Ministry, emergencies Ministry and the UK. The document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

So, by the decree of the President from office released four generals of the interior Ministry, five generals of the UK, one General of the Federal penitentiary service and one General MOE.

Released from office the head of Ural juridical Institute of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Guk, head of the research Institute of the Federal penitentiary service Andrey Bykov, Deputy head of the Central Board of security of traffic of the Ministry of interior Pavel Bugaev, head of SU RF IC in Sverdlovsk region Valery Zadorin, the head of the Academy of State fire service of the Ministry of emergency Shamsutdin Dagirov. Dismissed the Minister of internal Affairs of the Udmurt Republic, Alexander Pervukhin, head of the Main investigative Department for the Krasnoyarsk region Igor Napalkov, the head of SU RF IC in the Pskov area Oleg Tushmalov, head of SU RF IC in the Penza region Oleg Troshin, head of SU IC of Russia in the Belgorod region Alexander Sergeev, Deputy chief of the MIA in the Volgograd region Vitaly Shevchenko.

In addition, the decree Putin approved a few people for various positions in SC and MIA. Among them - Alexander Lavrov, the investigator on the case of plunders in "the Seventh Studio" directed by Kirill Serebrennikov. He was promoted to senior investigator for particularly important cases under the Chairman of the RF IC.


April 3 - the Day of sea guard

April 3, sailors of the guard ships, submarines, and soldiers of the guards of the compounds of the Navy (Navy) Russia, veterans guards of the Navy celebrate the birthday of the marine guard.

On this day, April 3, 1942, in accordance with the Order of people's Commissar of the Soviet Navy Nikolai Kuznetsov No. 72 names of the guards got the cruiser "Red Caucasus" (commander — captain 2 rank A. M. Gushchin), the destroyer "Resistant" (commander — captain-Lieutenant B. P. Levchenko), the minelayer "Marty" (commander — captain 1st rank N. And. Meshchersky), minesweeper T-205 "Gafel" (commander — Lieutenant E. F. Shkrebtienko), the submarines D-3 (commander — captain-Lieutenant M. A. Babaev), M-171 (commander — captain-Lieutenant V. G. Starikov), M-174 (commander — captain-Lieutenant N. E. Egorov), 22 (commander — captain 2nd rank V. N. Kotelnikov).

Submarine D-3 of the first ships of the Soviet Navy was awarded both the order of the red banner and the title of guards. In 1938 her crew for the first time in the history of the Navy has carried out ice swimming. D-3 went under the ice for 30 minutes.

In our days

Today, the Navy performs the tasks of the guard compound, naval aviation, coastal defense troops. Guards names have submarines and ships. In particular, the Pacific fleet flagship is the guided-missile cruiser Varyag, the flagship of the black sea fleet guards missile cruiser "Moscow".

Traditions of modern marine guard, and traditions of combat ships of the Russian Navy in the flagpoles, which flew the St. George flag of St. Andrew, has been carefully preserved and enriched by new generations of sailors.

The first ship of the Russian Navy, who was awarded the St George ensign, became a 74-cannon battleship "Azov", whose crew showed courage and heroism in the battle of Navarino of 1827.

The armed Forces of the Russian Federation for a week


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