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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 Jan 2017
Material posted: Publication date: 09-01-2017
The office of the Director of national intelligence released the unclassified version of the report about the cyber attacks; the United States began to deploy tanks in Eastern Europe; USA and South Korea will create a team for the assassination of Kim Jong-UN media; carrier group of the Navy of the Russian Federation headed by the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" leaves the zone of the Syrian conflict, the Russian Navy will receive the rocket system of volley fire "Boa" and "West"; the frigate "Admiral Makarov" will continue the state tests at the marine ranges of the Baltic fleet; development of advanced multifunctional robotic complex UAV to the troops NBC protection will be completed in 2017: on Wrangel island commissioned RA-geolokatsionnye complex "Sopka-2".

About these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 02 to 08.01.2017.

The office of the Director of national intelligence released last week, the unclassified version of the report on the cyber attacks, which allegedly were made during the American election campaign in 2016 and the responsibility for which Washington is trying to attribute to Russia. According to the content of the document was prepared and submitted on behalf of not only the U.S. intelligence community as a whole, but only the three key agencies - the CIA, FBI and national security Agency of the United States.

The report provoked a storm of criticism because it has been observed that essentially all of the conclusions in the report were voiced by the authorities of the United States in the White house, citing the intelligence community of the United States before. Russia is not just at the highest level rejected the insinuations about her alleged interference in the election processes in the United States. Extremely skeptical about these insinuations, and to elect the President of the United States Donald trump, reports TASS.

In turn, the Washington Post even before the publication of the report, citing US officials reported that "even in the classified version, there is no new "explosive" revelations."

The organization WikiLeaks also gave his assessment made public a declassified version of this document. The organization argues that the report of US intelligence about alleged hacking attacks on American political institutions went live TV and recordings on social network Twitter.

Russia's Reaction

Moscow strongly rejects Washington's attempts to attribute Russia's responsibility for the alleged cyber attacks on the Democratic party of the United States. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin, commenting on the subject, noted that the losing party is always looking for the guilty side. He also drew attention to the fact that the most important is "the essence of information", which the hackers have provided to society. According to Putin, "the best proof that the hackers revealed truthful information, is that the head of the National Committee of the Democratic party resigned, it means that she admitted that hackers have shown the truth."

In the German port of Bremerhaven under the curtain this week began unloading hundreds of tanks, self-propelled howitzers and other military vehicles, which arrived to Germany by sea from the USA, reports "Interfax" with reference to the British broadcasting Corporation BBC.

According to them, this is the largest sending American armored brigade in Europe since the end of the cold war, and in the coming days, the military equipment will be transported by rail from Germany to the places of deployment in Poland and the Baltic States.

According to the publication Deutsche Welle, to this end, the Bundeswehr will need more than 900 cars and platforms. The total length of railroad trains with military equipment will be about 14 km.

Germany will also arrive 3500 American troops of the 4th infantry division from Fort Carson in Colorado.

In addition, the United States, Britain, Germany and Canada will receive this year in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland four battalions of a total strength of 4,000 people, one in each country.

Background: the deployment of NATO forces in Eastern Europe is part of the North Atlantic Alliance, aimed at deterring possible aggression from Russia. Russia has repeatedly opposed the expansion of NATO's presence inwaste Europe. American inenny contingent will be deployed in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and also Bulgaria and Hungary. Initially it was assumed that the us military will arrive in Europe in late January, however, the outgoing President Barack Obama accelerated the process.


In Poland, arrived the first group of soldiers of the armored brigade of the United States. As reported by PAP, 250 soldiers deployed as part of operation Atlantic Resolve to strengthen the Eastern flank of NATO.

According to "Polish radio", the military will be placed in Żagań, Sventoshov, Skwierzyna and bolesławiec, they will stay in the country for nine months.

The deployment of an armoured brigade of the USA in Poland should be completed before the end of the month.

Just the country will arrive 3.5 thousand servicemen, more than 400 units crawler and about 900 units of wheeled vehicles, including 87 tanks, 18 self-propelled howitzers, 400 cars.


The armed forces of South Korea and American forces are planning to form a special unit responsible for the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN in the event of hostilities on the Peninsula, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Agency "Renhap".

A brigade numbering one to two thousand people plan to create this year. According to a source in the South Korean army, the us military will obey South Korean command.

Possible scenarios of development of events on the Korean Peninsula will work on joint exercises. As noted, this year, Washington and Seoul agreed to increase the number of training maneuvers. Before spetsbrigada the task to eliminate the highest military and political leadership of the DPRK in the event of war.



The defense Ministry has begun to reduce troops in Syria in accordance with the decision of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the first zone of the conflict will leave the carrier group of the Navy of the Russian Federation headed by the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov". This was announced by the chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces army General Valery Gerasimov. In turn, the commander of the Russian group of forces in Syria, Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov said that the objectives of the ship aircraft carrier group, completed and ready for further action.

The venue – Astana

Start of inter-Syrian consultations in Astana scheduled for January 23. This was stated by the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu. The foreign Minister noted that January 9-10 in Turkey will arrive the Russian experts to discuss the upcoming capital of Kazakhstan consultations.

The Restoration Of Aleppo

The Syrian government has adopted a plan for the phased restoration of Aleppo. This was reported by the Syrian news Agency SANA. The plan, according to Reuters, will restore power, water and supplies in the city of fuel, and also to assess which of the destroyed buildings are being restored. In addition, it involves the renovation of 50 schools in the Eastern part of the city, and the beginning of the next school year will be restored of about 100 schools. Another item included in the plan is the restoration of the five medical centers, two hospitals and Aleppo international airport and 18 miles of track.


The Navy of Russia will return to a reactive system of volley fire "Boa" and "the West", said the head of "NPO SPLAV" Mr Lepine.

"On "Alloy" almost 20 years later revived the production of MLRS for naval complexes "Boa" and "West", - transfers its words "Interfax". The complexes are designed to protect surface ships from submarines, as well as for the destruction going on ship torpedoes

Reference: "Udav-1M" — jet system for protection of the ships are designed to exhaust and destroy the attacking ship missiles. Development can also hit submarines. The maximum range is 300 meters.

"The West" — anti-submarine rocket complex is created for the destruction going on ship torpedoes and underwater saboteurs. Range — up to 4.3 thousand meters.

In accordance with the plan of updating of Park of aircrafts in the naval aviation Navy (Navy) of Russia has received the first 8 of upgraded naval helicopters Ka-27M, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

On modern aircraft significantly updated avionics, installed a new search engine that allows to use new means of search and destruction of submarines of different classes. Ka-27M equipped with the latest radioacoustic equipment that enhances your ability to perform tasks.

In accordance with the technical requirements of the General command of the modernization works were performed by JSC "Kumertau aviation production enterprise".

The crews of the modernized Ka-27M pass a special training course in the Center of combat use and retraining of pilots of naval aviation in Yeysk.

Reference: vertolety Ka-27, Ka-27M is able to perform tasks when flying from land aerodromes and from the deck of the ship at sea state up to 5 points.


Immediately after the new year and Christmas holidays at the marine ranges of the Baltic fleet will continue the state tests of the newest frigates of project 1135.6 "Admiral Makarov", the press service of the Western military district (ZVO).

During the tests will be checked driving performance of the vehicle, the main power plant, ship systems and devices.

Special attention will be paid to the work of the power plant, steering gear, auxiliary machinery, communication, detection and navigation, anchor gear.

There will also be speed and maneuvering trials of the ship, its weapons and aviation complex.

State tests are one of the essential stages of completing the construction process of any ship, and held for a final check of his systems and mechanisms for compliance with the approved specifications, diagrams, technical descriptions and operating instructions.

Reference: Frigates of the project 1135.6 designed to counter surface ships and submarines, preventing attacks of air attack, both independently and as part of compounds.

They have a universal missile-artillery armament and modern radio devices for anti-submarine and air defence. Ships of this series have a displacement of about 4 thousand tons, length 125 m, speed – 30 knots.


In 2017 will complete development of advanced multifunctional robotic complex UAV to the troops NBC protection, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.

Currently, the development of robotic systems for various purposes for the troops of radiation, chemical, biological (NBC) protection is given special attention.

In 2017 will complete development of advanced multifunctional robotic complex for troops NBC protection, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS).

The first robots in the Armed Forces appeared in the army NBC defense for special tasks. This mobile robotic systems CRC and robots remotely controlled radiation and chemical reconnaissance RD-RCR, which are the regular means of formations and military units of NBC protection.

Data robotic systems allow to carry out the task of conducting radiation and chemical reconnaissance in conditions of high concentrations of hazardous chemicals and high levels of radiation, when it is necessary to exclude the presence of personnel.

Complexes of the CRC and RD-RCR to be supplied to the in the early 2000-ies and positively proven in the exercises on liquidation of emergency situations.

Background: In the past year the army NBC defense completed delivery of modern vehicles NBC reconnaissance RHM-6; smoke machines, TDA-3, allowing the aerosol resistance in different ranges; modern cars for special handling such as water dispensing stations ARS-14KM was first purchased facility complexes for aerosol disinfection KDA, as well as the universal special treatment station USSO that allow for special treatment of "sensitive" equipment (optical instruments, communication).


On Wrangel island in 2016 put into operation a new air route radar complex (TLC) "Sopka-2", reports the press service of the Eastern military district.

The installation of a new complex completed in a short time the representatives of the enterprises of the industry together with the military personnel of the individual radar units of the Eastern military district in severe weather conditions.

For accommodation of the personnel in 2014 on the island the complex is built, which provides a living room, a kitchen for cooking. For the reception of patients equipped medical post with the hospital. There is a possibility of inpatient treatment on the island provided the location of a military doctor.

Also for rest of staff there is a pool and a modern sauna.

Background: the Main objective of the new TLC – obtaining, compilation and analysis of information on air situation in the Arctic zone. Due to its high resolution TRLC able to recognize individual air targets flying in a group.

"Sopka-2" is equipped with a protective antenna dome and is able to work in all weather conditions, in particular, when winds of up to 40 meters per second and temperatures up to – 40 degrees Celsius.


3 Jan died, the pilot-cosmonaut, hero of the Soviet Union Igor VOLK.

Igor ' Petrovich - from the legendary generation of test pilots, he was strong-willed and courageous man, a professional with a capital letter. The WOLF has made a great contribution to the practical development of Russian aviation and Astronautics.

Igor Petrovich was born 12 April cosmonautics Day 2017, he would have turned 80 years old.

The WOLF felt the su-27 and su-27UB "spin"; he performed the most difficult test of the work on supersonic combat aircraft MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-29 and many others.

"Gold Star" hero of Igor Petrovich received for a trip into space in 1984 on the orbital station "Salyut-7". It is in the framework of the test program immediately after its 11-day space flight was piloting the helicopter and planes Tu-154 and MiG-25 along the route Baikonur — ahtubinsk — Baikonur for evaluation of the pilot after weightlessness.

Igor Petrovich was trained to fly in a reusable spacecraft "Buran". And on 10 November 1985 and raised to the sky and tested the atmospheric analogue of Buran - BTS-002 (he manned flight on the space Shuttle "Buran" did not take place due to the closure of the program after the collapse of the USSR).

The State Corporation "Roscosmos". The results of the 2016

Last week, the state Corporation "Roscosmos" summed up in 2016. The material presented below, with minor cuts.

2016, the year of jubilee, the year of the 55th anniversary of the flight of the first man, Yuri Gagarin, into space, has become a significant industry in many ways.

Made first start with the first civilian spaceport of Russia of the cosmodrome "East". The Russian government approved a Federal space program (BFC) for 2016 – 2025. Also completed work on clarifying the Federal target program (FTP) "Development of spaceports for the 2017-2025 years", the document passes the necessary approvals. State Corporation "Roscosmos" has completed the formation of the main orbital groups of Russia (remote sensing – remote sensing, navigation and communication). In 2016, continued launched in the fall of 2014 systemic reform of the rocket and space industry, main directions of which – improving the quality of products, financial recovery of enterprises and upgrade production.

In 2016, the state Corporation "Roscosmos" carried out 18 launches in the interests of state and commercial customers. According to the program of the International space station (ISS), the state Corporation "Roscosmos" made 7 starts (all from the cosmodrome "Baikonur").

The number of commercial launches was 5, including 2 from the cosmodrome "Baikonur", 1st from the cosmodrome "Plesetsk" and 2 from the Guiana space center. For the first time in October 2016, hosted the U.S. launch of the launch vehicle (LV) Antares Russian engines RD-181 produced by NPO "Energomash".

The most significant event in 2016 – 28 APR 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the first civilian spaceport of Russia – cosmodrome "East". LV "Soyuz 2.1 a" put into orbit space vehicles of scientific appointment.

In the framework of international cooperation under the ISS program with the European space Agency (ESA) and NASA developed a program of joint scientific research and experiments until 2020. In the program – dozens of studies. Reached an agreement on the exchange of scientific data and sharing of equipment for ongoing experiments. In 2016, the year we successfully concluded the first Russian-American annual flight of the astronaut of the state Corporation "Rosatom" Mikhail Kornienko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly. Such long-term mission is planned in the future.

March 14, 2016 from Baikonur cosmodrome using rocket "proton" carried out successful launch of the Russian-European mission "ExoMars-2016" and examination of materials the key points of the project "Eczemas-2020". Specialists of FSUE "TsNIIMash" developed relevant scenarios for missions to the moon, combining the use of automatic and manned space vehicles; grounded design, forms, and technical requirements for advanced manned space systems.

The project "quality management System"

The Corporation continues to implement systems for monitoring and improving the quality of space technology: defined standard requirements for quality, reliability, standardization, cataloging, standardization and Metrology for inclusion in the technical specifications; developed the project "quality management System", implemented programs to ensure quality, FGUP "NPO "Tekhnomash" created branch centre of the regulatory and technical support to develop requirements for digital models and information system for the exchange of standardized data; the industry moves to the digital design of space technology. The main objective of the implementation of quality and reliability – reduced number of launch vehicles by 2020 in 1,5 - 2 times increase in the active lifetime of the spacecraft 25 - 30%.

The state Corporation "Roskosmos" approved the standards production system, which defines requirements and conditions to enhance production efficiency and competitiveness of space technology. Laboratories on working out of new production systems have become.M.In.Khrunichev, RSC Energia and NPO Energomash.

New developments

Projects on creation of promising space rocket complexes. Including project rocket complex heavy class with an increased load capacity on the basis of "Angara A5" heavy class for the Lunar program, study its conceptual design will begin in 2017. Agreement on creation at the cosmodrome "Baikonur" complex "Baiterek" with a promising new Russian missiles, the development of which is planned in 2018.

According to preliminary results, consolidated net profit of the enterprises included in the perimeter of the state Corporation "Roscosmos" in 2016 will amount to 3.2 billion rubles, which is higher than 2015 56%.


In 2016, under the previously concluded intergovernmental agreements on the peaceful exploration and use of outer space, the state Corporation "Roscosmos" continued and expanded cooperation with the CIS countries, Kazakhstan and Belarus, with Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, the European space Agency (ESA), USA, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Nicaragua, Chile, China, India, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia and South Africa.

State Corporation "Roscosmos" has begun work on the implementation of the five-sided project for joint use in interests of the BRICS countries of the orbital groups of satellites and the related ground infrastructure, and creating a mechanism for the exchange of ERS data to solve the problems of climate change, major natural disasters and the protection of the environment.

The state Corporation "Rosatom" continues to engage in the promotion of Russian initiatives in the UN Committee on outer space and its Scientific and technical and Legal subcommittees, the First and Fourth committees of the UN General Assembly, the UN Institute for the study of problems of disarmament research (UNIDIR), in particular, the establishment under UN auspices of a single information Centre monitoring of near-earth space, to improve the mechanism of registration of space objects and increase the safety of space operations.


Submarine force Pacific fleet – 112 years

On Ship quay of Vladivostok last week, were held commemorative events dedicated to the 112-th anniversary of submarine forces Pacific fleet (PF), reports the press service of the Eastern military district.

Veterans-submariners and commanders of the Pacific fleet laid flowers to the monument to the first submarine and honored the memory of all who stood guard over the security of our country, being in the compartments of submarines.


The first Russian submarines in the Pacific, appeared in 1903, on the eve of the Russo-Japanese war. In Vladivostok in 1905 was created the first Russian squad of destroyers assigned to the separate detachment of cruisers based in the Golden horn Bay, was issued the corresponding order of the commander of the Vladivostok port rear Admiral Greve.

After a few months the detachment has 12 submarines, which was patrolling the Bay of Peter the Great, and prevented a siege of Vladivostok squadrons of the enemy during the Russo-Japanese war.

In our days

Today the Pacific fleet is composed of atomic and diesel submarines, which carry ballistic missiles, anti-shock and anti-ship weapons, reliably protect the far Eastern borders of the Russian Federation.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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