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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring for a week from 04 to 10 September 2017
Material posted: Publication date: 10-09-2017
"The terminator" from Russia "blew up" the arms market; North Korea officially announced the successful test of a hydrogen bomb; in the framework of the GOZ-2017 assembled and ready to transfer the defense Ministry the first batch of helicopters "alligator"; service tank Association ZVO modernized tanks T-72B3; units of Russian air force received new avionics defense "Vitebsk"; one of the latest wheeled road machine for the strategic missile forces will be able to replace 5 samples engineering technology; in St. Petersburg launched the next patrol boat of the new generation of "Raptor"; Kalashnikov created a full replacement for the Makarov pistol; stand for test of engines for the Tu-160M2 ready to go; the Chinese fifth generation fighter J-20 was seen new engines; testing of the tank "Armata" will be completed by 2020; the state tests artillery "Coalition-SV" will be completed in 2019; certification tests of the Ka-62 is scheduled to begin in 2018. About these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 04 to 10. 09. 2017.

The world arms market "blew up" the Russian combat vehicle tank support "Terminator", they have great prospects, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

"The terminator" today actually blew up the export market of armored vehicles and has a bright future", — Rogozin told the TV channel "Russia-24".

He recalled that the first generation of war machines tank support ("Terminator-1") was established on the basis of tank T-72, the crew consists of five people, while in the machine of new generation — "terminator 2" or three people, each of which the operator of its weapons systems.

Previously, the defense Ministry announced that Syria and Israel at the same time showed interest in the purchase of military vehicles, RIA Novosti reported.



Russia has sent (September 5) the President of the Security Council of the UN, tekeda alemu and the Secretary-General of the world organization of antónio Guterres, the draft resolution on the deployment of peacekeepers on the contact line in the Donbass.

The Reaction Of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called for the full deployment of the UN mission in the entire territory of Donbas without the presence of Russia in it, and without the consent of the host.

Russia's Response

The placement of the UN peacekeeping mission in the South-East of Ukraine Kyiv should discuss first with the DPR and LPR, not with Moscow, which is not a party to the conflict. This was stated to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the plan of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the deployment of UN peacekeepers in the conflict region.


4сентября. Troops of Syria with the support of FSI to develop the offensive on Deir-ez-Zor. "A group of Syrian troops under the command of General Hassan Suhel operating in the southern province of raqqa over the past day progressed eight kilometers and captured two strategically important heights," - said the defense Ministry

September 5. Frigate "Admiral Essen" Russia's black sea fleet has carried out launches of cruise missiles "Caliber" of the terrorists "Islamic state" (IG, an organization banned in Russia) in the area of Deir ez-Zor in Syria, the impact caused by the district, holding mostly immigrants from Russia and the CIS countries.

Syrian government forces broke through the defense of terrorists of the "Islamic state" (IG banned in Russia) and deblocked the city of Deir ez-Zor, which was under siege for about three years.

September 6. UN Commission to investigate human rights violations in Syria accused Damascus of using chemical weapons. A report issued Wednesday in Geneva report argues that such weapons were used, in particular, in the city of Khan shaykhun, Idlib province, on 4 April this year.

According to the report, from March 2013 to March 2017, the Commission "has documented 25 incidents of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic, in 20 of which it was used by the government forces, mostly against civilians".

September 7. Israeli jets struck a chemical plant in the town of Masyaf located in the province of Hama in Western Syria. After the ceasefire in the South, it was the first attack of the Israeli air force on the positions of the CAA. It is claimed that the attack was subjected to a chemical plant and research centre, allegedly associated with the development of chemical weapons.

The General staff of the Syrian army reported that an airstrike by the Israeli air force on Syrian military positions killed two people.


Korean Central television announced earlier in the week about the successful test of a hydrogen bomb. "In accordance with the order of the workers' party of Korea on the development of strategic nuclear weapons, our nuclear scientists successfully tested in the North of the country the hydrogen bomb for the Intercontinental warheads", — stated in the message (hereinafter quoted TASS).

Seismic service of the United States and China said that the DPRK in the area of its nuclear test site, earthquake by force 6,3 points, and South Korea — 5.6 points. According to the uniform geophysical service of Russian Academy of Sciences — 6.3 points. The Ministry of defense of South Korea have suggested that we are talking about testing a nuclear device. During previous nuclear tests in North Korea in 2016 was recorded the force of the explosion 5.3 points.

Reference: the power of the bomb was 100 kilotons of TNT, said the Chairman of the defense Committee of the Parliament of the Republic of Korea Yeon Woo. the Norwegian NORSAR seismological station estimated the power of the explosion 120 kilotons, while the previous test in September 2016 was estimated at 20 kilotons. The power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, did not exceed 20 kilotons, and the power of the most common warheads for the Russian and American Intercontinental ballistic missiles lies in the range from 150 to 550 kilotons.


The white house announced that the President of the United States has agreed in principle to supply Seoul "military equipment and weapons worth billions of dollars", and that he approved "South Korea put forward the initiative to remove restrictions on its combat load of missiles."

The Position Of Russia

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin believes that the sanctions issue on the Korean Peninsula can not be solved, Interfax reported.

According to the President of the Russian Federation, "now more than ever everyone needs to stay calm and to avoid steps leading to escalation of tensions"


The first batch of attack helicopters Ka-52 "alligator" is ready to transfer to the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation. This was announced by the CEO of the holding "Helicopters of Russia" Andrey Boginsky, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

The helicopter production is in strict accordance with the production schedule. This year, the planned delivery of several batches of "Alligators" that are in the final stages of production and testing.

Reference: Ka-52 is capable of hitting armored and unarmored equipment, manpower and air targets on the battlefield.

In the armored division of the Association of the Western military district (ZVO), stationed in the suburbs, did the tanks T-72B3, the press service of the military district.

Reference: Modernized T-72B3 is equipped with a more powerful engine in 1130 HP and improved set of weapons. In addition, the car received a new sighting system with digital display, and a TV camera for rear view. The changes were made and the armor of the tank, which is reinforced with side screen modules of dynamic protection "Relic" hinged lattice screens as well as a new system of dynamic protection in a soft case.

Units of Russian air force received new airborne defense (GER) "Vitebsk". The supply to the troops is part of the execution of the State defense order, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Reference: the Onboard "Vitebsk" is used to equip attack helicopters Ka-52, Mi-28, su-25, the transport-combat helicopters Mi-8MTV and Mi-8AMTSH. It is designed to protect aircraft from anti-aircraft missiles with infrared, radar or a combination homing. The system tracks the missile within a radius of several hundred kilometers from the aircraft and "get" the missile from the target. Structurally the equipment of the complex is made in the form of blocks that can be accommodated inside the fuselage of the aircraft or helicopter, and external attachment points.

The newest infantry fighting vehicle with an uninhabited combat module "Epoch" will go to the troops for trial operation. According to the state contract concluded with the enterprise the defense Ministry are testing a 13 cars, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Reference: New universal unmanned combat module "Epoch" is designed to equip promising armored vehicles. The module is controlled remotely from the terminals the commander and gunner and doesn't occupy space inside the combat vehicle. The module is equipped with modern missile and gun armament including missiles "Kornet" and "Bulat".

The latest wheeled road machine (KDM), designed specifically for engineering units of the strategic Missile forces (RVSN) will replace the 5 samples of engineering technology for training and maintenance of combat patrol routes and field positions of mobile ground missile systems, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Possible KDM replaces the old crawler and wheeled puteprokladchik BAT-M, BAT-2, FCT, as well as bulldozer BKT-RK2 and universal road machine UDM.

In 2017, the strategic Missile forces received about 30 of these machines that will perform the functionality of 150 units of engineer equipment.

In its basic tactical and technical characteristics of the modern KDM not only surpasses the listed engineering technique, but also has some completely new functions. In particular, due to the presence of the replaceable equipment engineering machine will be able to conduct loading and unloading operations.


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In addition, KDM has the potential retrofit working equipment, which will allow her, if necessary, to complete the uprooting of stumps, rubble, and even snacking reinforced concrete and metal products.

Reference: by 2020, in engineering units of the strategic missile forces will put more than 300 units of engineering machinery: engineering machinery obstacle clearing, heavy mechanized bridges, excavators, mobile cranes and other means of engineering armament. More than 50% of the supply of engineering equipment is wheeled road vehicles, developed specially for the strategic missile forces.


At St. Petersburg shipyard "Pella" launched the next patrol boat of project 03160 "Raptor". It is planned that after testing, the boat will be handed over to the Navy and will be part of the forces of the Caspian flotilla.

Series patrol boats "Raptor" built by order of the Navy for patrolling in Maritime areas. Boat "Raptor" are characterized by high maneuverability and efficient for its class weapons.

Reference: Boat of project 03160 designed to perform in the light and the dark of the following tasks:

  • shipping group of soldiers (marine pehotintsev) at least 20 people with ensuring the maximum possible efficiency in the loading of groups on Board and disembarkation at the scheduled place.
  • the bear patrol in assigned areas of marine areas;
  • the interception and arrest of small targets.
  • participation in search and rescue operations in areas incurring duty.

The navigation area of the boat of project 03160 – the coastal zone of seas, Straits, estuaries in an ice-free navigation period in the light and the dark with distance from a base 100 miles.

Maximum length of 16.9 meters , maximum width, 4,1 m, draft 0.9 m, crew 3 men. Boat speeds up to 50 knots.

Armored protection - armored panels of class "Бр4" to bulletproof. The Windows with bullet-proof glass thickness 39 mm. Armament is a remotely controlled complex with a gyro-stabilized optical-electronic module (; GOEM), 14.5 mm; range of target detection-3000 m; sighting range of 2,000 m; 2 6П41 machine gun "Pecheneg" 7.62 mm on the swivel installations.

Small missile ship (MRK) black sea fleet "Vishny Volochek", recently made the transition by inland waterways from Zelenodolsk to Novorossiysk, in the framework of the factory test for the first time out to sea, reports the press service of the southern military district (YUVO).

The ship is fully completed installation of equipment and structures, taken for the period of towing on rivers. In ranges of combat training the crew of "Vyshniy Volochek" and plant specialists test the reliability of the systems and mechanisms of ISC for different modes of operation.

To ensure the action of a ship at sea involves vessels of the auxiliary fleet of the composition of the Novorossiysk naval base and naval aircraft of the fleet.

Reference: Small missile ships of project 21631 developed by JSC "Zelenodolsk design Bureau" are multipurpose ships, equipped with modern samples of artillery, missile, anti-sabotage, anti-aircraft and electronic weapons.

"Vishny Volochek" is the sixth ship of the upgraded series "Buyan-M", which have a larger 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 President of Russia Vladimir Putin inspected the latest Russian Corvette 20380 "Perfect", moored in the Bay of Ajax near the island of Russian in Vladivostok, where he currently runs East economic forum.

"Perfect" - the first ship of project 20380, was built at JSC "Amur shipbuilding plant". Ship designed for patrol, combat surface and submarine ships of the enemy, support Marines in the near sea zone.

For reference: the Corvette was laid on the slipway in June 2006, but later due to lack of funding for its construction was stopped. In 2009, Putin, who was at that time Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation, visited the "Amur shipbuilding plant", where he decided to raise funds for the completion of the Corvette, using the most modern technologies. The ship was launched on 22 may 2015, the transfer of the Corvette to the Pacific fleet of the Russian Navy took place on 20 July 2017.


Developed by concern "Kalashnikov" compact gun Lebedev PL-15K can replace the troops of the legendary Makarov pistol. This is stated in the video, published on the "Kalashnikov media".

"Compact PL-15K can fully replace the niche that is now a pistol," - said in the video.

It is noted that the first shots of the weapons was made on 2 August this year.

Reference: PL-15K is a compact version of the full size gun Lebedev PL-15, which differs from the basic model in length, height and weight. Capacity PL-15K - 14 rounds, the caliber is 9x19.

Stand for testing of new engines for strategic bombers Tu-160 was reconstructed and certified to work with the new power plants of NK-32. About it reported in a press-service of United engine Corporation (UEC, part of rostec state Corporation).

"Aircraft test stand, Samara JSC "Kuznetsov" (part of UEC) certified under the new engines NK-32 series 02 after an extensive renovation. The commissioning of this facility represents an important step in the serial production of NK-32 engines for missile-carrying bomber Tu-160. It is here that will pass the test new and repair the engines of this type," - said the Corporation.

Background: Reconstruction of the stand was carried out at the expense of funds allocated under the Federal target program "Development oboronno-an industrial complex of the Russian Federation for 2011-2020". Earlier testing of aircraft engines was carried out on two stands, however with the growth of the production program for the state defence order, the need arose to expand the capacity of the test facility.

Chinese fifth generation fighter Chengdu J-20 got a new turbojet engines. According to the publication Jane's, the photographs that were taken at the air base in Chengdu, you can see strong differences from earlier versions.

For example, the fact that J-20 was installed not Russian and Chinese units of the previous generation, provides a special pointed shape of the petals of the nozzles is designed to reduce the visibility. The same characteristic have turbojet engines that equip the us fifth generation fighter F-35.

Despite the fact that the prototype J-20 flew fitted with WS10 engines in China, for demonstration flights the aircraft has already received the Russian turbofan engines with afterburner AL-31F-M2 with a thrust of about 88 kN. This is one of the best Russian developments, which, in particular, is equipped with super-maneuverable fighter su-35. However, they belong to a generation 4++ which do not have such high demands for stealth.

Company Shenyang Liming Aero Engine expected to develop an enhanced version of WS10, which would be capable of producing thrust in excess of 140 kN. In early 2017, it became known that the people's liberation army (PLA) plans to buy up to 100 fighters J-20A, equipped with Russian engines AL-31F, and then another 400 units of J-20B with the units having a thrust of 145 kN.


Full testing cycle of the T-14 "Armata" is planned to be completed by 2020. At present a contract for the delivery of a batch of tanks for experienced military operation, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Reference: T-14 - a brand new and completely Russian development. The machine has a design precedents, in particular, the tower T-14 uninhabited. The crew is placed in an armored capsule separated from the ammunition. The original silhouette combined with the use of special coating greatly reduces the visibility of the thermal machine and surveillance radar spectra. Armor "Armata" is able to withstand the ingress of any existing antitank weapons. The tank is equipped with active and dynamic protection, equipped with remotely controlled weapon module with a powerful gun and automatic reloading. Around the perimeter of the tower and installed opto-electronic devices surveillance, targeting and threat detection.

State tests of the artillery "Coalition-SV" will be completed in 2019. Currently with the manufacturer concluded the state contract for the supply of an experimental batch in an amount of 10 units for the military operation, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Start of serial deliveries of this item are planned from 2020.

Reference: "Coalition-SV" is designed to destroy artillery and mortar batteries, tanks and other armored vehicles, anti-tank weapons, manpower, air defense and missile defense, command posts, and for destruction of field fortifications, and obstruction of the maneuvers of enemy reserves in the depth his defense.

Holding "Helicopters of Russia" (included in rostec state Corporation) plans beginning in 2018 to begin certification tests of the latest Ka-62 helicopter. To be completed within two years, after which the machine will be ready to start commercial supplies,the press service of the holding.

Currently AAK "Progress" is made of two flight model of a helicopter. The first car has already participated in the factory tests in may 2017. In accordance with the test programme the Ka-62 made its first flight in a circle at a speed of 110 km/h with a duration of 15 minutes. Test pilots designing the Ka-62 Kamov - assessed overall health of the helicopter and verify the operation of its main power supply systems, avionics and powerplant.

The second flight model of the helicopter is a Russian and international audience in the framework of the III international economic forum.

In addition, in 2018 it is planned to make the third flight model of Ka-62 helicopter.

The Ka-62 helicopter is designed for transportation of passengers, offshore works, rendering of emergency medical care, perform operations on search and rescue, transportation of cargo inside cabin and on external sling, patrolling and environmental monitoring. Due to the large size of practical ceiling and high-power engines of the Ka-62 can also perform search and rescue and evacuation operations in mountainous areas.

Background: a Feature of the helicopter is wide application in the design of advanced materials - polymer composite materials (PCM). The volume of PCM constructions on the helicopter increased to 60% by mass, thereby reducing the empty weight of the helicopter, thus increasing its speed, maneuverability and load capacity and reduced fuel consumption. The airframe of the helicopter is perfect aerodynamic outlines, large transport-passenger cabin and tricycle landing gear with tail wheel.


Russia and Belarus began to carry joint combat duty for air defense of borders of the Union state, reports Russian defense Ministry.

"The armed forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus have joint combat duty for air defense within the framework of the single regional air defense system of the two countries," said chief of staff - first Deputy commander of aerospace defence forces Lieutenant-General Pavel Kurachenko.

These tasks are assigned to aircraft parts, anti-aircraft missile
and radio-technical troops, which entered the list of forces allocated by Russia and Belarus in the unified regional air defense system.

The interaction between States goes through the relevant control centers (command posts).

In addition, preparing for the harmonization of the list command posts and troops who will carry joint combat duty for air defense of Russia and Kazakhstan.


September 4 - the day of the specialist in nuclear security

In August 1947 the Ministry of the Armed forces of the USSR was entrusted with the organization and construction of the atomic test site, the conduct of nuclear weapons tests, the study of its affecting factors.

For the practical implementation of these tasks on 4 September of the same year was created a Special Department of the General staff of the USSR armed forces, the first structural unit in the military that dealt with nuclear weapons issues. He was the predecessor of the 12 gumo, Russian Federation.

The fact of recognition of specialists in nuclear security to strengthen the defense capacity of the state was the establishment in 2006 by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation of the professional holiday — Day specialist nuclear support, which is celebrated annually on 4 September.

In the years after the first nuclear test, experts on nuclear security has exploited tens of thousands of nuclear weapons, has performed millions of various manufacturing operations and in strict observance of the principles of safe handling of expensive equipment, informs Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

September 10 - day of the tankman

The second Sunday of September (in 2017 - 10 September) every year since 2006 in the Armed forces (AF) of Russia celebrates the professional holiday - day of the tankman.

Established by the decree of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin "On establishing professional holidays and commemorative days in the armed forces of the Russian Federation" of 31 may 2006, was Initially established in the Soviet Union as the day of the tankers was celebrated on September 11 according to the decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Council of July 11, 1946, the Second Sunday of September as the date for the observance was originally established by decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet of October 1, 1980

The modern state

Are armed with various modifications of T-72, T-80 and T-90 that are constantly being improved. At the last forum "Army-2017," the defense Ministry and the Corporation "Uralvagonzavod" (UVZ) has signed contracts for the supply of new tanks T-90M and overhaul of tanks T-72B, T-80BV and T-90, reports TASS.

In 2016, the army recreated the 90th guards Vitebsk-Novgorod twice red banner tank division (Central military district, Chelyabinsk oblast), the arrival of new and modernized tanks allowed to re-equip 12 infantry and tank battalions. In the airborne troops was formed six tank companies. For 2017 scheduled delivery to the troops 905 modern tanks and armoured fighting vehicles.

From 2019 it is planned to begin mass production of the new T-14 on a unified heavy tracked platform "Armata". According to the state program of armaments to 2020 the share of modern armored vehicles in armor should be at least 70%.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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