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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring for the week from 03 to 09 Dec 2018
Material posted: Publication date: 09-12-2018

Laser complex "Peresvet" was replaced on combat duty in Russia; Russia has completed testing of the complex artrazvedki "Penicillin"; new Corvette "Loud" during state testing for the first time used ASW complex "Package", the concern "Kalashnikov" said the test Arctic clothing; su-57 armed hypersonic missile; the newest small-size missile ship "Orekhovo-Zuyevo" first came to Sevastopol; radar horizon detection "Container" will be put on combat duty in 2019; in the Kursk regiment received the su-30CM; two new su-34 entered the regiment of the CVO in Siberia; over the last month in the southern military district troops delivered about 200 units of new and upgraded equipment; three modernized fighter-interceptor MiG-31BM joined the regiment CVO in Prikamye. About these and other developments in the media monitoring for the week from 03 to 09.12.2018.

The Russian army has taken on experimental combat duty laser complex "Peresvet", said the chief of the General staff of the Armed forces Valery Gerasimov. This means that the weapon is ready to use in real combat conditions, but his trial will continue.

Gerasimov also announced that Russia has begun mass production of the missile complex "Avangard" missile, equipped with cruise planning unit. Gerasimov made these statements at a briefing before the military attaches of foreign States.

Background: Both weapons and combat laser "Peresvet", and hypersonic non-nuclear munition "vanguard" - were mentioned in the speech of Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly on March 1, 2018.


Action in Syria

2 Dec. Part of the actions of the USA on the East Bank of the Euphrates and in other parts of Syria is playing the "Kurdish card", is a very dangerous game, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

3 Dec. The Syrian army killed more than 270 militants of the terrorist group "Islamic state" in the province of as-Suwayda in the South. This was announced by the representative of command of grouping of the Russian armed forces in the Arab Republic Oleg Makarevich.

4 Dec. Washington could put an end to the Astana process, if by December 14 will not be convened, the Syrian constitutional Committee, told reporters the state Department's special envoy on Syria, James Jeffrey. As expected, on 14 December, the UN Security Council will consider the report of the special envoy of the Secretary General of the organization on the Syrian settlement.

4 Dec. The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Germany Vladimir Putin, Tayyip Erdogan and Angela Merkel during talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina have confirmed their readiness to hold the next quadripartite meeting on Syria in the format of Russia-Turkey-France-Germany, said Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.

5 Dec. In Syria during the year, killed more than 23 thousand militants from the radical Islamists freed 387 settlements, said the chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Valery Gerasimov.

7 Dec. USA taught fifth of 35-40 thousand fighters in Syria, said the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff U.S. army General Joseph Dunford. Into their number entered and the so-called Syrian democratic forces and Kurdish groups, which, according to him, has assumed most of the fighting against ISIS in Syria.

The situation in Ukraine

2 Dec. Kiev is ready to discuss the incident in the Kerch Strait at the level of political advisors in the framework of the Normandy Quartet, which includes Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

5 Dec. The authorities in Kiev expect the Western States to take concrete action in connection with the events in the Kerch Strait, and also would like to invite NATO ships in the sea of Azov. This was stated on air of TV channel "Bloomberg" President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

5 Dec. The Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak told about the successful test of anti-ship complex "Neptune".

Note: Tests were conducted in Odessa region with cruise missiles with a range of up to 300 km from the Complex "Neptune" was developed in Kyiv design Bureau "Luch".


Russia increases its nuclear forces because of the increasing United States ABOUT. This was at the briefing for foreign military attaches said the chief of the General staff of the Russian armed forces Valery Gerasimov. In particular, he reminded about the rearmament SRF on missiles "YARS" and serial production of complex "Avangard".


A group of American senators in Congress sent the President of the United States Donald Trump open letter urging them to abandon plans to withdraw the United States from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty). The corresponding document was circulated by the office of the foreign Affairs Committee of the upper house of Congress.


The journal The National Interest appreciated the new complex zvukoterapii artillery reconnaissance 1Б75 "Penicillin". It is noted that there are four zvukoterapii locator, and a large stabilization platform and the opto-electronic module to identify noise and kinetic energy.

"Penicillin" is equipped with six conventional and six thermal imaging cameras for high-speed data sorting.

Background: According to Rostec, the developer of the complex, using the "Penicillin" can detect the target within five seconds within a radius of 25 km and to determine the fall of shells of the enemy. Also the complex is fully automated to avoid human error.


The concern Kalashnikov told about the testing of new machinery, outfit and equipment of the project "Nanook", reported IA "Republic" with reference to the company's website. The tests are carried out on the territory of Khanty-Mansi, Yamalo-Nenets and Taimyr Autonomous districts.

As noted by General Director Vladimir Dmitriev, all prototypes of the basic elements of equipment in real conditions of the far North have shown 80% efficiency.

Reference: the Composition of equipment includes more than 40 items, including RAID suit "Nanook", a special sleeping bag for low temperatures, the transport containers to ensure the preservation of medical support, communications, rations and more.

In early 2019 before taking into service of the airborne troops (VDV) modern self-propelled artillery system designed for anti-tank will pass state tests in several ranges of the Ministry of defense of Russia.

Over the next years planned test 2С25М self-propelled anti-tank gun "Sprut-СДМ1" with the new engine, armor, fire control system, sighting equipment with improved performance and communications, integrated into a single system tactical control.

Reference: This will be one of the first modern developments created in the interests of artillery and anti-tank units, airborne forces, which will significantly increase the survivability and firepower of the troops.


The specialists of the Command of the airborne troops (VDV) together with the design Bureau of domestic enterprises working to create a series of parachute systems for landing troops in various conditions.

The main of them are: the parachute system "D-14" - for landing troops airborne units parachute system "Berkut", "Staer" and "DALnet" for personnel of reconnaissance units and special purpose parachute system, "Heath expert, Crossbow-R", "Crossbow 3", "Flamingo", "breeze" - for sportsmen-parachutists.

Basically all develop a perspective of the parachute system will have improved performance, ease and speed of styling for later use, maneuverability in the air and safety when landing.

Background: To date, various units of the Russian airborne troops are used for landing parachute system "D-10", "Crossbow-1" And "Arbalet-2" and "Malva-24".

Russian fighter 5th generation su-57 armed hypersonic missile with the characteristics similar to rocket aviation complex "Dagger", the relevant operation is included in the state armament programme (GPV) on 2018-2027 years. This was reported by TASS source in the aircraft industry.

The source did not specify the characteristics and the name of the new missile, and the timing of its receipt to the test.


The newest small-size missile ship (MRK) black sea fleet "Orekhovo-Zuyevo" has completed the transition from Novorossiysk and first came to Sevastopol.

Earlier, the ship successfully completed all activities according to the plan of state tests.

The ceremonial lifting of the naval flag on the ship and admission to the Navy scheduled for December. The ceremony will be held at the location of MRK — the city-hero of Sevastopol.

Reference: MRK "Orekhovo-Zuevo" is a multi-purpose ship, equipped with modern samples of artillery, missile, anti-sabotage, anti-aircraft and electronic weapons. It is the seventh ship in the upgraded series "Buyan-M" and the second, built for the black sea fleet.

Ships of this project have increased the displacement and equipped with the latest high-precision missile weapons long range — universal missile complex "Caliber-NK" intended to engage sea and shore targets.

The purpose of the ships project "Buyan-M" — conservation and protection of the marine economic zone of the state.


Into service of the signal corps of the Western military district (ZVO) in the framework of the state defense order-2018 received a large consignment of modern equipment. Among the samples obtained weapons Telecom multimedia systems "Redoubt-2УС", advanced command and staff vehicles R-149АКШ, mobile digital radio relay station R-166, digital, shortwave and VHF-radio.

The new technology allows to quickly deploy an integrated network, providing commanders the tactical and operational-level all types of communications (ATS and ATS-R, secure videoconferencing transmission over wireless channels at high speed of digital information).

In addition, these types of equipment have enhanced error-correcting properties. Due to this, communicators can most effectively organize resistance to the electronic warfare of the enemy.

Background: up To the end of the year planned delivery of 15 unique small satellite communication stations R-438 "Belozer". The station is made in the form of suitcases with a weight of 16 kg. Time of preparation station, less than one minute. The station capabilities allow you to work in the modes of voice conversation, digital, and text messages.

Radar horizon detection of the type of "Container" in Mordovia will be put on combat duty in 2019. Now radar carries the experimental combat duty in the village Kovylkino in Mordovia.

Calculations of the radar will participate in state tests. Together with the Commission they will conduct all inspection and test stations. In six months the station will be adopted and put into operation. This was told by the commander of the army air and missile defense Air and space forces Lieutenant-General Andrei Demin.

Reference: This is the first sample of this product. According to the state program of rearmament and plans activities of the armed forces plans and taking over the duty of several such samples.

The Kursk regiment of the Western military district (ZVO) received the next fighter generation "4+" su-30CM. The accepted aircraft will be part of the Kursk regiment. Two years to replace the MiG-29SMT to the regiment received more than twenty super-maneuverable su-30CM.

According to Alexei Ivanov, commander of a fighter, flew the length over 5 thousand km from the airfield of the manufacturer "Irkut" in the Kursk region, at plant technology carried out the acceptance and testing of all aircraft systems, as well as the first flyby of a fighter.

The plane is designed to gain air superiority, blocking enemy airfields at great depths, destruction of air, ground and sea targets at any time and under any weather conditions.

Reference: super-maneuverable fighter su-30CM 4+ generation equipped with radar with phased antenna array, engines with thrust vectoring and canards. The aircraft is able to use modern and promising precision weapons class "air-air" and "air-surface". Also the machine can be used for pilot training advanced multi-functional super-maneuverable single-seat fighters.

Gunners compounds of the southern military district (JUVO), stationed in the Volgograd region, entered service with a new modern portable radar system intelligence and control of fire 1Л271 "Aistenok".

Automation complex is able to calculate the parameters of flight of a mortar ammunition of caliber from 81 to 120 mm and to determine the starting point or the spot where the projectile fell. Also, the system can be used to control the firing of artillery shells of calibre of 122 to 152 mm. In this mode, the radar detects breaks fallen projectiles and calculates their location, so the artillery could adjust your fire for a successful defeats the purpose.

Complex Aistenok detects ground targets, especially tanks, at ranges from 200 m to 20 km.

Information on the operation modes of the radar station markers and path of detected targets and other information is displayed on the colour display control panel. For the transmission of information about detected targets, the complex includes radio.

Reference: Complex "Aistenok" is made in the form of a collapsible design, consisting of a set of modules and is suitable for carrying crews or transportation on different vehicles. The total weight of the components of the system is 135 kg. For Assembly of the complex and preparation for work takes about 5 minutes.

In the artillery the connection of the Eastern military district (TSB), stationed in the Primorye territory received intelligence automatic summersky complex ACP-7m last modification.

The complex is designed for reconnaissance on the sound of the explosions of mines and shells. He is able to determine the location of the batteries of barreled artillery and mortars of the imaginary enemy at a distance of 16 kilometers in just a few seconds. It is also able to give the exact coordinates of the shells hit their troops to control subsequent adjustments.

Background: the complex ACP-7m includes the Central point and three basis points. Equipment placed on four cars URAL-43203 with special semi-trailers. The new complex is more sensitive summeracademy sensors and equipment, conducting information analysis, which enabled to widen the sphere and depth of exploration, and to increase the speed and accuracy of positioning.

Three modernized high-altitude fighter-interceptor MiG-31BM entered the state defense order for the armed wing of the Central military district, based in the Perm region. Due to the modernization of avionics and weapons of the new generation the effectiveness of the MiG-31BM compared to the MiG-31 has increased by almost three times.

Reference: Supersonic MiG-31BM is designed for long patrols and combat high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, strategic bombers and low-flying targets. The aircraft can simultaneously hit 6 and accompany up to 10 air targets.

About 200 units of military and special equipment entered service of the southern military district (YUVO) in November. The third part of the new and upgraded models made armored vehicles, including armored personnel carriers BTR-82A, T-72B3 and infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3.

In addition, when the troops of the southern military district received more than 40 modern systems of satellite and radio communications. Also in November, aircraft of the YUVO added more than 10 planes and helicopters, on the black sea fleet received a new warship and coastal missile complex "Ball". Until the end of the year the troops of the southern military district expected arrival of about 200 new types of weapons and military equipment.

Background: in the current year on arms formations and military units of the southern military district received about 800 units of weapons and military equipment. The latest models share reached 65 percent.

Two bombers su-34 entered the state defense order for weapons of the 14th army, air force and air defense Central military district. The crews ferried new aircraft from Novosibirsk to the airport based mixed aviation regiment connection in the Chelyabinsk region.

This year the pilots got 14 units of su-34. The entire aircrew of the regiment was retrained for a new type of technology in the Lipetsk center for training of aviation personnel and military trials of the defense Ministry.

Reference: su-34 is designed to engage both ground and air enemy targets day and night under any weather conditions. Used in an aircraft guided weapons class "air-surface" and "air-air". The flight range of su-34 to 4 thousand km, maximum speed - 1900 km/h, combat load up to eight tons. The noise level of the su-34 is two times lower than predecessors.

In the Udmurt Republic to the end of the year will be formed battalion with the newest pontoon Park PP-2005 in service. This was reported by the commander of the 2nd combined arms army Central military district (CVO), major-General Rustam Muradov.

"The unit will be equipped with the latest pontoon-bridge Park PP-2005 on the basis of KAMAZ. We are already receiving technique. This technique is not in any Association, is only in the separate engineering connections", — said the General-major Rustam Muradov.

He also said that now do not need to attract as part of a unit for overcoming of water barriers that will significantly increase the capabilities of the army in the performance of assigned tasks.

The complex pontoon Park PP-2005 on the basis of KAMAZ-63501 is the latest achievement in the world of pontoon bridge building. It consists of 32 riverine, 4 coastal, and 8 motor units. The bridges and ferries collected from a pontoon Park PP-2005, provide the crossing tracked and wheeled equipment, including particularly heavy specimens at high velocities, wind waves, and in winter conditions.

In pontoon Park PP-2005 implemented the latest design solutions. In comparison with pontoon Park PMP in the composition of the PP-2005 includes the latest tools of the automotive engine parts, deck which features a built-in roadway, and side — butt devices, allowing you to use engine links directly to a bridge or ferry.

The load capacity of the bridge to 120 tons, with its length from the kit of the Park is 268 meters. This Park is applicable at a flow velocity of 3 meters per second and waves up to 3 points. The carriageway width is almost 14 meters. The time of the bridge pickup up to 1 hour.

Reference: Military units and formations of the 2nd guards combined arms army of the CVO deployed in Udmurtia, Samara, Orenburg and Penza regions. The army headquarters is located in Samara. Currently in the army located the rocket, artillery, air defense, infantry, engineering and other units.

Four sets of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) "Orlan-10" and "Zastava" was admitted this week to the 2nd combined-arms army. About it journalists were reported by the commander of the Union General-major Rustam Muradov.

Complex "Orlan-10" is designed for conducting air optical-electronic reconnaissance, issuing of data to impact targeting (fire) vehicles, aircraft, radio intelligence, blocking of cellular communication of the GSM standard, the distortion of the GPS navigation field. Its payload includes plug-in modules thermal imaging camera, a color video camera on a gyro-stabilized rotating platform, the camera, the instrument relay.

Reference: Complex "Outpost" is designed to perform tasks associated with reconnaissance, carrying out patrol and observation flights, the implementation of special operations in direct contact with the enemy. It is also used as a means of guidance shock-firepower, in particular, the device performs the adjustment of strikes by means of artillery. "Outpost" capable of supporting flight device up to one hour, while the maximum speed of movement in space is 100 km\h.


Russia has completed state tests of the new complex artrazvedki "Penicillin". It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the holding company Ruselectronics, a part of rostec. It is noted that delivery of the first two samples scheduled for 2020.

Using the "Penicillin" you can search for firing positions of artillery guns, mortars, jet systems of volley fire and starting positions of anti-aircraft and tactical missiles with simultaneous adjustment of fire of his artillery.

Background: the complex includes sumpremacy, which are installed on the surface of the earth and the opto-electronic module. The system can carry out combat missions in the strip up to a width of 25 km and Time when the coordinates of a single target is not more than five seconds. "Penicillin" may carry out the maintenance of fire as a single battery, and alternately each battery division.

In the sea of Japan continue running the factory and state tests of the newest Corvette "Loud", built for the Pacific fleet.

According to the test plan in the range of combat training, the Corvette carried out a search of a submarine conventional enemy, on the side which made one of the diesel submarines Seaside flotilla of diverse forces of the Navy classified it, made contact, and then, performed the first firing of small anti-submarine and torpedo complex "Package".

Then on the ship again checked the reliability of artillery mount A-190. Anti-submarine aircraft Il-38 naval aviation of the Pacific fleet has made in the interests of the ship staging jettison the parachute targets. Air targets were successfully struck by artillery fire, which was conducted at a maximum pace.

On the eve of the Corvette for the first time took on Board carrier-based helicopters Ka-27PL. The pilots of the Pacific fleet during the day and by night performed in the order of 30 takeoffs and landings on the deck "Loud". The work was checked all the systems of the helicopter complex of the ship. Carried out refuelling of machinery, suspension of all kinds of weapons, download of sonar buoys.

Reference: 31 Aug Corvette "Loud" to pass the final test phase was delivered to Vladivostok from the Amur shipbuilding plant in the acceptance base of the enterprise. "Loud" is the second project 20380 Corvette built specifically for TOF in the framework of the rearmament programme. The length of the Corvette - is 104.5 meters, width 13 meters, the total displacement is 2.2 tons, a maximum speed of up to 27 knots.

The crews of naval aviation of the Baltic fleet (BF) on the su-24 carried out planned flights small missile ship (IRAS) "Mytishchi" during its release in the sea in the final phase of state testing. The purpose of the fly — test of the radar systems, air defense systems and communication systems.

In particular, in the sea tested the operation of the vehicle detection, recognition and maintenance of various types of air targets at high and low altitudes and having different speed characteristics.

Also during the test sailors of the Baltic fleet checked the work of the ship's artillery system A-190 and AK-630, in which the su-27 set small targets M6, simulating aerial targets.

The IRC crew at the final phase of state tests successfully completed artillery fire simulators air targets.

Ships and naval aviation BF ensure all phase of testing RTO "Mytischi". In the trial program involved more than 10 ships and support vessels, as well as su-24, su-27 and Ka-27 naval aviation of the Navy.

It is planned that by the end of 2018 RTO "Mytischi" will be included in the composition of the forces BF and will serve in connection rocket ships and boats of the Baltic naval base.

Reference: IRAS project 22800 "Karakurt" is designed for combat operations in the near Maritime zone. They are equipped with shock and anti-aircraft weapons, command and control systems, detection, targeting, and communications. The main armament of the ships began to cruise missiles "Caliber" and "Onyx".

MRK build with the use of stealth technology. The ship length — 67 m, width 11 m, displacement — 800 t These characteristics make it virtually invisible to enemy radar. Ships of this class have good seakeeping, as it was originally designed for use in the open sea. Cruising range "Karakurt" is 2.5 thousand nautical miles, autonomy — 15 days, a speed of 30 knots.


Deputy Minister of defence of the Russian Federation the General-Colonel Alexander Fomin last week the fourth round of strategic dialogue on defense issues at the level of Deputy heads of military departments of Russia and Vietnam.

The Vietnamese delegation was headed by the Deputy Minister of national defence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Colonel-General Nguyen T. Vinh.

There was a keen exchange of views on security issues in the Asia-Pacific region, discussed the current state of Russian-Vietnamese relations in the military sphere and prospects for their development taking into account scheduled for the year 2019 of the "cross years" of Russia in Vietnam and Vietnam in Russia.



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