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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 Sep 2018
Material posted: Publication date: 09-09-2018

In "Rostec" told about the trials of new combat helicopters MI-28NM; China has created the equivalent of the Russian AL-31F; disclosed details of the new engine of the su-57; "Armat" received a lethal supergun; Mi-28NE "Night hunter" received a new protective device; 10 units BMPT "Terminator" will be available in the Central military district until the end of the year; artillery units were armed with mortars "Sani"; Russia has begun preliminary tests of the newest averager A-100. About these and other developments in the media monitoring for the week 03. 09. 09. 09. 2018.

The state tests of new combat helicopters, the Mi-28NM will involve three cars. This was announced by the Director of industrial Aviacenter of the state Corporation "rostec" Anatoly Serdyukov. It is reported that the first batch of retrofitted "Night hunter" Mi-28NM will put in troops before the Nov.

As it became known, with the creation of the Mi-28NM, the designers took into account the experience of development of training-combat Mi-28UB. So, in front of the cabin of the new "hunter" posted a second set of controls. The helicopter also set a new sighting and navigation system, which is equipped with computing facilities increased performance.

Modernization undergone cabin crew: the commander and the pilot-operator will now obtain a more complete and accessible information about the environment and the work of all systems of the car. This will ease communication and speed up decision making in a combat situation. In addition, the crew cabin is protected from armor-piercing bullets caliber to 20 millimeters.


Action in Syria

September 5. The US President Donald trump has warned the Syrian government from carrying out military operations in Idlib province, noting that the possible death of people very angry United States. With the corresponding statement the head of state spoke to reporters at the White house.

September 7. Parties held on Friday in Tehran, the third summit of Russia, Iran and Turkey endorsed a set of measures to further settlement in Syria, paying special attention to the situation in the Northern province of Idlib, the only enclave in the territory of the country remaining under the control of illegal armed groups.

As stressed at the summit, Vladimir Putin, "our total absolute priority - the final elimination of terrorists in Syria."

The President of Turkey insisted on maintaining the ceasefire in Idlib, noting that "erroneous actions" in the region can lead to the disruption of the political process in Syria. Erdogan urged to halt bombing in Idlib due to the rising number of refugees.


Turkey is not going to stand aside if the international community ignore the murder of innocent people in Syria. This was written (September 8) on his Twitter page President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

According to Erdogan, if the interests of the regime [of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad] will be ignored murder of thousands of innocent people, then Turkey will not be able to continue to remain a partner or just a spectator in this game.

September 7. Coalition forces led by the US to combat grouping "Islamic state" began in the East of Syria, teaching in the area of garrison Et Tanta and 55-kilometer zone around it. The coalition is working to prevent conflict with "our Russian colleagues, using appropriate established channels designed to prevent misunderstanding or escalation of tensions," reads the website of the coalition.

Russia's Reaction

The situation in the area of Et-Tapa have repeatedly caused concern among the Russian military. According to them, under the guidance of US instructors there training the militants, who then engaged in combat against the Syrian authorities.

Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov said that the military exercises of the coalition headed by the USA in Syria is illegal and means the recognition of the fact of occupation of the territory of the Republic, said Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov.

In turn, a member of the defense Committee of the Federation Council Frants Klintsevich said that the United States, conducting exercises on the territory of Syria, breaking international law, their conduct may indicate the work of the coalition interaction with the militants.

September 8. Staged chemical attack in Syria scheduled for the evening of 8 September - by this time, the participants should be ready to implement it. The signal for the start should be a special team from some "foreign friends of the Syrian revolution". About this informed the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov.


The United States intends to increase its military contingent in Germany for 1500 people. This was announced by U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.

According to him, the decision was made to strengthen NATO and European security. The Ambassador said that the additional troops will begin arriving this year, and the process will last until 2020.

Reference: At the moment in Germany there are about 33 thousand of the US military. It is expected that additional forces will be deployed in the American garrisons in the Federal States of Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Mass production of the first Chinese fifth generation fighter Chengdu J-20 is expected to start in late 2018, told the South China Morning Post military sources.

Hong Kong newspaper noted, writes "" that the delay in the start of serial production of the aircraft was due to work on his power plant of the WS-15. Sources told the SCMP that most of the difficulties associated with the Assembly, resolved, making it possible to launch serial production of the Chengdu J-20. It is noted that certain remaining comments on the WS-15 will be considered during the Assembly and operation of the Chengdu J-20.

"It is expected that WS-15 is ready for large-scale installation on the J-20 to the end of this year," said one of the interlocutors of the SCMP.

Another source added that the plane with the new engine could be shown at the end of 2018 at the China international aviation and aerospace exhibition.

In may, The National Interest said that the prospective Russian fifth generation fighter, the su-57 is distinguished by flexibility, while the advantages of the Chinese aircraft of the same class Chengdu J-20 should include stealth.

First flight of Chengdu J-20 was made in January 2011. Currently, there are nine prototypes and 20 pre-production samples of a fighter. To the Chengdu J-20 took up in February 2018. The prototype of the Chinese fifth generation fighter Chengdu J-20 was originally received Russian engines AL-31F, which in the long term it was planned to replace the proprietary WS-15.

In 2011, China acquired 150 AL-31F (used on the su-27 and Shenyang J-11) and 123 engines AL-31ФН (Chengdu J-10). In 2012, Beijing and Moscow signed a contract to supply 140 of AL-31F. The deal is valued at 700 million — one billion dollars.


The engine of the second stage "article 30" is created in the same dimensions, and installed on the promising Russian fifth-generation fighter, the su-57 units of the AL-41F1, said the Deputy technical Director of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aviation plant named after Gagarin Yuri Kondratyev.

According to him, the aircraft, received by the troops, the engines of the first stage will be replaced by the new installation.

Kondratyev expressed confidence that the use of "Product 30" on the Russian fighter of the 4++ generation su-35 is unlikely.

Background: currently, the su-57 get the engines of the first stage of the AL-41F1, which are used on su-35. First flight with the "Product 30" fifth-generation fighter made in December 2017. Compared with the Assembly of the first stage, the new product has greater traction, electronic control systems and less fuel consumption that will increase the maneuverability and range of the aircraft.

Russia is developing a promising ekranoplan with missile weapons on Board, said Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov.

"Currently, the Russian defense Ministry in the framework of GPV-2027 is developing a wig. A distinctive feature of the aircraft will be the presence of missile armament", — said Manturov.

According to him, the wig will be used for the protection of the Northern sea route and patrolling the Black and Caspian seas.


Russian tank T-14 "Armata" get a new guided missile, the armor penetration which is twice the thickness of armor of an American M1 Abrams main tank. About this newspaper "Izvestia".

A weapon capable of hitting enemy vehicles, located at a distance of over five kilometers and is moving with a speed of 70 kilometers per hour. The thickness of the armor plate, which is the rocket punch is about one meter. Armor penetration increases the tandem warhead and a large mass of ammunition.

The missile itself is fired as a normal projectile from the gun barrel, and then turn on cruise engine begins flight to the target. The guidance system in automatic mode takes aim at the support and fully controls the flight of the rocket, but allowed the intervention of the operator.

The new missile was tested and included in the ammunition 152-millimeter guns. The weapon uses the technology of complex guided weapons 9К119М "Reflex-M". The ammunition is made for the size of a normal high-explosive shells for 152-mm guns.

Reference: T-14 — the newest Russian tank on heavy tracked platform "Armata". The car has received an uninhabited tower and the latest onboard systems. Field testing of the product is planned to be completed by November.

In Russia plan to resume production of amphibious aircraft A-40 "Albatross". This was reported by RIA Novosti in the United aircraft Corporation, which is working on this project.

Reference: A-40 Albatros (Be-42, the product "B", NATO reporting: Mermaid) is the world's largest amphibian. It was developed as a replacement for be-12 (Soviet anti-submarine amphibian aircraft). Maximum takeoff weight And 40 to 90 tons, than can not boast of any one aircraft of this class. "Albatross" is a "flying boat", made by the scheme with a moderate sweep wing and T-tail.

"RG: "Russian arms" says that recently presented at the International military-technical forum "Army-2018" combat helicopter Mi-28NE "Night hunter" surprised greatly enhanced firepower and increased survivability characteristics.

Guests and experts of the event drew attention to completely new protection engines VC-2500-01. Nothing like this has not previously been demonstrated.

As told in the press service of the holding "Helicopters of Russia", the exhibition was presented dustproof device multi-cyclone type, designed for operation in desert conditions. Their effectiveness in 20-23% higher than the base model.

Installing a ROM does not affect the characteristics of the engine output, but they significantly reduce erosion of compressor blades that allows you to work out a full resource of the power plant before renovation.

The development of this device was conducted in the framework of General measures to improve flight performance and competitiveness of Russian attack helicopters.

Thanks to the successful operation of the Mi-28NE in some foreign countries the helicopter has already established itself as a reliable and highly effective means of combat. The improvements will raise the possibility of the machine even more unattainable for the competitors height.


5 September in Vladivostok ended operation output from the transport floating dock of the newest Corvette of the Pacific fleet "Loud". The ship delivered the main base of the fleet of the Amur shipbuilding plant in the transport floating dock "Zee" August 31.

After the release of the ship from the dock, tugs provided the wiring of the Corvette to the pier outfitting base of the enterprise in Vladivostok. It is reported that on "Loud" to continue the stage of mooring trials, and will begin preparing for the factory running and state tests.

Reference: "Loud" is the second project 20380 Corvette built specifically for TOF in the framework of the rearmament programme.

Ships of this project were developed by the Central marine design Bureau "Almaz" and intended for operations in the near Maritime zone and combating enemy surface ships and submarines, and artillery support of a sea landing.

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 first exercises with the use of the troops fighting machine tank support (BMPT) "Terminator" will be held in Chelyabinsk region in 2019. This was announced by the head of the armored service of the Central military district (CVO) Colonel Andrey Terehov.

"Batch of 10 units BMPT "Terminator" will be available in the Central military district until the end of the year. The new machines will undergo military trials on the basis of a tank division, stationed in the Urals. In 2019 planned series of exercises as part of testing," said Colonel Andriy Terekhov.

The choice of venue for military trials, that is, the Ural tank division, due to the proximity to the manufacturer "Terminator".

Earlier, the commander of the CVO Lieutenant-General Alexander Lapin stated that the first BMPT "Terminator" will go to the division in the Urals for testing.

Reference: BMPT "Terminator" is created on the basis of the T-72 and designed to destroy emplacements, infantry and other dangerous for the tank units of objects. The machine is equipped with two 30 mm rapid-fire guns, heavy machine gun and two automatic grenade launchers.

Artillery Marines of the Caspian flotilla of the southern military district (JUVO), stationed in Dagestan, got upgraded mortar complexes 2S12A "Sleigh".

Two artillery batteries were rearmed with new weapons in the framework of the program of re-equipment of troops of the southern military district (YUVO).

Previously, more than 20 mortars of this type were delivered in a motorized infantry connection of the southern military district, stationed in the Rostov region.

Reference: Mortar 2S12A complex "Sunny" is designed to destroy and suppress manpower and fire weapons, destruction of field fortifications. As part of the modernization of weapons 120-mm mortar has a new baseplate with a hinge, allowing the traverse without turning heavy support. The mortar showed high efficiency in the fight against illegal armed groups in the highlands.

In the division of electronic warfare (EW) Western military district (ZVO) received the newest complexes electronic warfare unmanned aerial vehicles "Snare" of various modifications.

It is reported that in the near future divisions of electronic warfare, WMD complexes will be tested in joint exercise with the military police.

Note: the system automatically search and determination of coordinates of targets, allow at ranges of several kilometers to suppress drones of various types with a wide range of operating frequencies.



6 September in Gelendzhik started the 12-th international exhibition of the latest Russian air and naval equipment "Gidroaviasalon-2018".

The participants were 202 companies representing Russia, and six companies from other countries. The exhibition presents more than 50 exhibits of aircraft and ships. A separate area of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

His development was presented by United engine Corporation (UEC). In particular, the Central exhibit was a turbojet engine RD-33МК installed on carrier-based fighters MiG-29K, MiG-29KUB, as well as deeply modernized multirole MiG-35.

Central design Bureau named Alekseev, together with a strategic partner of JSC "NPP "Radar MMS" has presented scale models of passenger hydrofoils (SEC) of the new generation. Among them, the river ship of the project 23180 "Valdai 45R", etc.



The large-scale exercises of the Russian army will be held from 11 to 17 September.

The active phase of the maneuvers "Vostok-2018" will take place on five combined-arms ranges, four ranges, the air force and air defense forces in Japanese waters, the Bering and Okhotsk seas. This was on a conference call with the leadership of the armed forces said the Russian defense Minister, army General Sergei Shoigu.

The defense Minister said that in preparation for the exercise was the sudden comprehensive inspection of troops and forces of the Central and Eastern military districts, the Northern fleet, airborne troops, distant and military-transport aviation.

Currently, the military units deployed at unfamiliar test grounds and carry out training and combat tasks. Aircraft completing flights at maximum range with air refueling and landing on an operational airfield. Ships and vessels fulfill combat maneuvering and carry out shooting exercises.

Some modern equipment uses for maneuvers

Upgraded appliances, including missile complexes "Iskander", tanks T-80, T-90 and the new ships will be involved in the maneuvers "Vostok-2018". This was announced on Thursday, the chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces army General Valery Gerasimov at a briefing for foreign attachés and journalists.

"This technique we showed you on the exercises. This is the technique of the army, Navy and videoconferencing. This upgraded missile complexes "Iskander", upgraded T-72 tanks with improved performance, upgraded T-80 and the new T-90 tanks", - said the chief of the General staff of the armed forces, army General Valery Gerasimov at a briefing for foreign attachés and journalists.

"Videoconferencing is a new su-34 and su-35 attack helicopters Mi-28 and Mi-35. In the Pacific fleet and the Northern fleet's ships with modern missiles of the "Caliber" and other weapons. Well, ships are a completely new class that control groups of forces in the ocean waters," continued the chief of staff.

Also, he said, will involve a new small arms.

Reference: Maneuvers "Vostok-2018", the biggest training event in the history of the Russian army. To them attracted about 300 thousand soldiers, more than 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, 80 ships and support vessels, up to 36 thousand tanks, armored personnel carriers and other machines.

In the main drawing, which will take place on the range Tsugol of the Eastern military district will take part the military contingent of the people's liberation army of China, numbering up to 3.5 million people.


4 Aug on the range Tsugol of the Eastern military district in the framework of the special teachings of the medical support troops of the Eastern military had tested a new military version of the medical Transporter front edge of the TTM-4902.

It is reported that the Transporter-all terrain vehicle will take part in one of the stages of practical exercises.

Reference: TTM-4902 is designed to evacuate casualties from remote areas. Its main difference from its predecessors is the high maneuverability and flexibility in particularly difficult road and climatic conditions. The vehicle is made in a modular scheme. Module (link) is a power module, which can carry 6 people, some of which can be transported on a stretcher. Rear module (link) is fully equipped to transport patients and provide them with first-aid qualified help.

Preliminary tests of avionics multifunctional aviation complex of AEW and guidance, reconnaissance, warning and control A-100 began in Russia, told RIA Novosti the representative of the state Corporation "rostec".

According to him, in preparation for testing prototype of A-100 conducted acceptance testing of a multifunctional onboard radio system and initiated preliminary testing conducted by the resource, a static and frequency of tests A-100.

"The work in this direction is actively used flying laboratory A-100ЛЛ. The preliminary tests of the products A-100 it is made more than ten flights with the first set of on-Board special equipment," — said the Agency interlocutor.

Background: experimental design work to create A-100 leads of JSC "Concern "VEGA" (included in JSC Ruselectronics of state Corporation rostec) in cooperation with enterprises of the military-industrial complex of the country and in accordance with the state contract with the defense Ministry.


In the Smolensk region began construction of a military camp to accommodate personnel and armored vehicles formed motorized infantry and tank regiments of combined arms armies of the Western military district.

The first stage is to be completed by December 1 of the current year, when the army starts winter training. All will be built over 15 administrative and barracks area, including the headquarters, academic buildings, dining halls, bath and Laundry complex, parks for military equipment and facilities for the accommodation of troops. Also will be reconstructed a number of previously operated facilities.


Northern fleet commander Admiral Nikolai Evmenov presented to the command staff of the fleet commander submarine force rear Admiral Arkady Romanov appointed in accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation and wished him success in his new position.

Reference: Rear Admiral Arkady Romanov after graduating in 1991, Higher naval school of diving Lenin Komsomol, where he passed the heavy nuclear missile cruisers strategic purpose of the Northern fleet in the positions from engineer group missile warhead to the commander of the submarine "Dmitry Donskoy" experiencing a fundamentally new Intercontinental ballistic missile of sea basing "Bulava".

He held the positions of Deputy commander and chief of staff of nuclear submarines, the chief organization and mobilization Directorate of staff of the Navy, the commander of connection of nuclear submarines of strategic purpose. He was chief of staff of submarine forces and commander of Belomorskaya naval base of the Northern fleet.

He graduated from the naval Academy named after N. G. Kuznetsova and Military Academy of the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Awarded the order of Courage, "For military merits" "For sea merits" and other state and departmental awards.


September 9 - day of the tankman

This year, traditionally on the second Sunday of September the professional holiday "Day of tankmen" noted in the 72nd time.

This holiday established by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from July 1, 1946 to commemorate the great merits of armored and mechanized forces in the defeat of the German fascist invaders during the great Patriotic war, as well as the merits of tank builders in equipping the Armed Forces armored equipment.

Armored units, possessing great firepower, reliable armor protection and high maneuverability, still remains the main striking force of Ground troops.



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