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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 05 to 11 November 2018
Material posted: Publication date: 11-11-2018
The designer of the su-57 called the benefits of the fighter before the F-22 and F-35; the new Chinese missile can sink the US aircraft carriers; in Russia began developing a promising strategic bomber; newest small-size missile ship "Hurricane" arrived in St. Petersburg after a test in Northern latitudes; in November the troops of the CVO received the new transport and passenger aircraft An-148-100E; connection of forces of the CVO in the Volga region will equip the new intelligence complex "Episode -"; Russia has conducted tests of the Ansat; Russia agreed to supply weapons to China. About these and other developments in the media monitoring for the week 05. 11. 11. 2018.

Last week the TV channel "Zvezda" released footage of flight is the newest Russian fighter su-57. It was noted that the video was shot from the ramp of the transport plane An-12. The footage captures the flight of two fighters over the Astrakhan region.

"Just before that, there was the su-30CM. When it comes to T-50 (factory index su-57), it seems that aircraft flying saucer, they are completely different, space forms", — commented on the events in the video, the correspondent of the TV channel.


Chief designer — Director of "Sukhoi" Mikhail Sagittarius told TV, what Russian su-57 is superior to the American planes F-22 and F-35.

"Load the plane, which he can take to his weight... the higher the ratio, the higher the quality of the aircraft from the point of view of the media. The same applies to the volume and weight of item weapons, placed in the inner compartments. And I must say that according to this indicator, the su-57 is unique among fifth-generation aircraft," said Archer.

According to the designer, the aircraft was originally designed as a multi-role fighter, while the F-22 and F-35 is able to efficiently solve specific tasks.

In addition, according to the expert, the F-35 for its maneuverability and acceleration characteristics as inferior to the su-57 and Russian fourth generation fighters.


Action in Syria

7 Nov. USA aware of the threat of returning fighters from Syria to their countries of origin and lead on this issue consultations with the Russian Federation and Turkey, said the US special envoy on Syria, James Jeffrey.

8 Nov. In the village of Rude to the East of the Syrian Palmyra released 19 civilians, more than three months were captured by terrorists of the "Islamic state" (banned in Russia). Most of the hostages were children (15 people), the other four women from the ethnic Druze. It is noted that the operation was conducted by the Syrian army with the support of the Russian military.

Civilians were captured in the province of as-Suwayda in July 2018. They are given all the necessary assistance to return to civilian life

8 Nov. Turkey deliberately delaying the timing of the return of Idlib province is under control of the Syrian state, but it still will happen, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the head of the political Department of the Syrian army, Brigadier General Hasan Ahmad Hasan.

10 Nov. Russian troops radiation, chemical and biological protection (NBC) around the clock to monitor the situation in Syria, to instantly detect the use of chemical weapons, said the acting Deputy chief of chemical corps of the armed forces of the Russian Federation Andrey Marchenko.

10 Nov. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Syria sent two letters to the United Nations in connection with the new air strike by the international coalition led by the US, which killed 26 people, reported the official news Agency SANA.


Belarus may require a more effective missile weapons in case the enhanced activities of NATO and creation of the Alliance military base in Poland, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with a group of American analysts.

"If NATO will continue to intimidate us [and take action], the type of accommodation base in Poland [called] "Fort-trump," or [the Alliance would] still progress, we will need more effective weapons, especially a missile," - said Lukashenko.


National Interest wrote that the Russian military better cope with the destruction of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) opponents.

The newspaper is sure that this fact presents a problem for the United States, which in the conduct of military operations often rely on drones. Despite the fact that the drones of the U.S. air force enhance the features of autonomy, they can't stay without a radio. This vulnerability can be used Russia.

An example of the complex electronic warfare "Gin", who worked for the opposition to drones in exercises in the Leningrad region. It is also noted that in 2011, Iran used a complex "Avtobaza" Russia for the interception of the UAV air force of the United States.


China is increasingly exploring options for the extension of anti-ship capacity on land and in the sea, so as to assert its regional authority in conflict zones. According to the with reference to the Drive, at the air show in Zhuhai was presented a new ballistic anti-ship short-range missiles called the CM-401. It is designed to equip the shore batteries and destroyers of the project 055. By the way, the maximum diameter of the rocket body is about 85 cm, this feature is comparable with missiles of Russian tactical complex "Iskander-M". The minimum claimed range is 14 km, the maximum is about 290 km.

In this case the starting platform involves the ability to use just two missiles with different trajectories for one or two purposes. Such maneuverability allows you to hit large, relatively slow moving target – the aircraft carriers and other large warships.

Launchers on the mainland of China will allow to hit opponents in the East China sea – a disputed area where Beijing is increasingly faced with neighbors in the region. The same position ballistic missiles CM-401 will be able to hit targets in the Taiwan Strait, notes The Drive.

The Associated Press reports that the U.S. air force conducted another test of an Intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III, which was implemented in 23:01 6 November by the time the U.S. West coast from Vandenberg air force base in California.

The command said that the rocket launch was aimed at testing the accuracy and reliability of the system and "in no way connected with any actual events in the world." It was also stated that the objectives were reached, but details were not disclosed. Educational goal was the Pacific ocean.


In Russia completed the development of drones, the range of which will allow you to fly to anywhere in continental Europe at the start of the Kaliningrad region, or to Canada, if you leave Chukotka, the newspaper of the Armed forces of Russia "Red star".

Background: Over the past six years formed nearly 40 "unmanned" military units and divisions. For them, supplied more than 1.8 thousand vehicles capable of exploring at a distance of 500 kilometers. New drones will be able to perform tasks in a radius of up to 3000 kilometers.

In Russia started developing a promising aviation complex distant aviation (PAK DA), reported on the official page of the United aircraft Corporation in Facebook.

Work on the modernization and development of this unique complex are under special control of the Supreme commander and Minister of defence, what convinces and a visit to the aviation plant in Kazan. In addition, due to the modernization of strategic bombers Tu-160M and Tu-95MS, restore production aircraft Tu-160M increases air component in strategic nuclear forces.

As noted by RIA Novosti, in July, Deputy defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said that the PAK DA will be built using stealth technologies.

In October on the procurement website announced tenders for development work on the engine of the aviation sector.According to the stated requirements, the main and redundant electronic engine system will have to provide flight bomber up to 30 hours.

Fuel systems and hydromechanical regulation should operate at near-zero and negative g to 2.7 g, and at temperatures from minus 60 to plus 50 degrees Celsius. The minimum life of the product shall be 12 years, with the possibility of lifetime extension up to 21 years.

In addition, note that the engine needs to be resistant to the damaging factors of nuclear weapons.

Reference: In the beginning of the year occupying then a post of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin expressed hope that the promising aviation complex of distant aircraft will begin testing at the turn of 2023-2024. According to him, this year the Tupolev begins active design phase of a promising aviation complex distant aviation.


Russian attack helicopters were modified according to the results of the Syrian operations, said CEO of the holding "Russian Helicopters" (part of "rostec") Andrey Boginsky.

According to him, taking into account climatic conditions and other factors were improved avionics defense helicopters. In addition, the cars received new weapons and radars tracking the missile launches.


The newest head small missile ship project 22800 "Hurricane", built for the Russian Navy at the St Petersburg shipyard "Pella", has successfully completed the stage of state tests in the Northern hemisphere and arrived in St. Petersburg.

During the key stage of state tests ranges of the White sea MRK "Hurricane" has successfully made a rocket launches a range of high-precision weapons "Caliber" of sea and shore targets. The ship successfully tested a number of life-support systems, propulsion and energy. Also, the ship showed good seaworthiness and controllability when maneuvering in specific hydro-meteorological conditions typical for the North sea area.

After the last stage of the program of state tests in the Baltic sea, small missile ship "Hurricane" will be transferred to the Navy until the end of 2018. It is planned to build 18 ships of this project for the Navy.

According to the Main command of the Navy, small missile ships of the new generation coming into the fleet, the tests show much greater opportunities than those that were originally included in the design. This applies to both high performance and efficiency of standard weapons.

During the construction of the MRK "Hurricane" was used the most new domestic technologies that will allow the ship to operate effectively in the composition of the naval groups in both Northern and southern latitudes.

The construction of small missile ships of project 22800 conducted in accordance with the State programme of military shipbuilding with a view to updating the surface component of the Navy carriers of high-precision weapons.

Reference: Designed by Central marine design Bureau "Almaz", MRC project 22800 have a displacement of around 800 tons, with speeds up to 30 knots. Small missile ships will be equipped with complex high-precision missiles and modern artillery systems. Among the advantages of these ships high maneuverability, increased seaworthiness, as well as the add-in architecture and building, made by technology of low reflectivity. Ships will be able to perform tasks in the sea area at a distance from the bases about 3000 miles.


A separate unit of unmanned aircraft will be formed in the connecting infantry, stationed in the Republic of Tyva, to the 1st of December. The establishment of a UAV will allow the fulfillment of combat training tasks to carry out air reconnaissance, electronic countermeasures and correction of artillery fire.

Reference: the armed units did complexes of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) "Orlan-10", is intended to detect the command posts of the enemy on the radiation within a radius of 120 km, and also complexes of short-range air reconnaissance and monitoring "Eleron-3" is able to carry out reconnaissance in any weather conditions.

More than hundred units of modern technology came the troops of the southern military district (YUVO) in October 2018.

In the framework of the rearmament of troops of the southern military district continues deliveries in armored and mechanized infantry division combined arms and foreign military bases modern tanks T-72B3, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3 and BTR-82A.

In military enterprises, parts of coastal armies of the black sea fleet and the Caspian flotilla, the compounds of the forces of the southern military district last month, with manufacturers of the country received more than 70 units of modern armored vehicles and automotive equipment, missile and artillery weapons, communication equipment, electronic warfare, engineering machinery and other special equipment.

Aircraft and helicopter connections and military units of the southern military district, according to plan of re-equipment with modern samples in October, I received about 10 units of aircraft, including su-27sm3, su-25СМ3, helicopters Mi-8 AMTSH and Mi-8 MTPR. Since the beginning of the year in accordance with the plan of re-equipping troops YUVO aviation formations and military units of the southern military district received 15 units of aircraft, including military transport aircraft An-148-100.

From the beginning, the troops of the southern military district supplied more than 500 units of new and modernized samples of armament, military and special equipment (AMSE), which allowed to increase the share of modern samples to 65 %, including in formations and units of Ground forces – 79% in SCD – 73%, Navy – 43%.

Until the end of 2020, the troops of the southern military district plan to increase the share of modern samples of all types of weapons and military equipment by land, sea and air component to 70%, and in some samples up to 100%.

Background: since 2010 in the southern military district troops received about 10 thousand units of modern and upgraded models of weapons and military equipment, equipped with an effective means of communication and automated control systems.

Special purpose brigade of the Central military district (CVO), stationed in the Samara region, in 2019 will receive the state defense order another batch of new armored vehicles based on the KAMAZ "Typhoon".

Armored vehicles "Typhoon-K" have proved successful in modern military conflicts. They ensure the safety of military personnel, even when blasting a car. In 2019, the special forces brigade of the Samara region will receive another 10 Typhoons. Earlier, in 2018, the connection did 15 pieces of such equipment.

Reference: multi-purpose armored vehicles "Typhoon-K" is intended to carry personnel on the battlefield, designed for 16 people, has a 4-y booking class. The perimeter surveillance cameras installed that allows you to monitor the situation without leaving the control module.

Russian military base in Tajikistan will adopt five infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2M which, in accordance with the plan of the state defense order came to replace the outdated samples of the available technology.

The crews of the new combat vehicles have a fully formed military contract, each of which has a retraining program.

The arrival of new equipment of motorized infantry upgraded Park areas. All the BMP will receive regular places in indoor storage facilities, to facilitate operation and maintenance. Upgraded infantry combat vehicles BMP-2M is equipped with an updated weapon system, which includes 30-mm automatic gun, 7.62-mm machine gun, missile launchers anti-tank guided missiles and automatic grenade launcher. Significantly improved aiming devices and surveillance, increased opportunities for actions of the crew during the night. The new radio station R-168-25U-2 classified link increases the protection against interception and decryption of information and also has high resistance to interference.

Background: Stationed in Tajikistan, the 201st military base — the largest military facility of Russia abroad. Is located in two cities — Dushanbe and Bokhtar. According to the signed in October 2012 agreement, the connection will remain in Tajikistan until 2042.

The selection Committee of the Central military district (CVO) went to Voronezh to get transport-passenger aircraft An-148-100E. It is planned that it will be adopted for the state defense order before the end of November.

Earlier it was reported that the CVO to the end of the year will receive two An-148-100. They will be based in a separate mixed aviation regiment transport in the Sverdlovsk region. Pilots were trained on a new type of plane at the Chkalovsky airfield in the Moscow region.

The aircraft will be used to transport operational and working groups of the district command in the area of responsibility of the CVO during exercises and training.

Reference: An-148 — short-haul narrow-body passenger aircraft, can fly from 2 km to 5 thousand km without intermediate landings at a cruising speed 800-870 km/h.

According to the plan of rearmament of the southern military district (YUVO) in units of the Russian military base in Abkhazia received about 10 units of newest portable radar stations (RLS) "Sobolyatnik."

The use of modern military base a radar station in the course of combat training and tactical exercises will expand the list of tasks and significantly improve the combat capabilities of the units.

"Sobolyatnik" is a multifunctional means of artillery reconnaissance and can detect small objects at a distance of tens of kilometers.

Wearable station combines virtually all the capabilities of modern radar, despite the extremely small dimensions and a weight of just 36 kg the Time of deployment, the station is less than 2 minutes.

Reference: radar used to detect and automatic track up to 20 targets simultaneously, including low-flying unmanned aerial vehicles. Also the station capabilities allow for the adjustment of artillery fire on the trajectory of projectiles and their explosions. 30 meter cable "Sobolyatnik" connecting the monitor with the antenna minimizes the possibility of damaging the operator in case the enemy attempts to destroy the complex.

Special brigade of the Central military district in Samara region in 2019 will be equipped with a mobile control system investigation "Episode About".

Background: the System is designed for continuous collection, processing intelligence information, and manage units during combat. It is composed of 13 off-road vehicles "KAMAZ-5350", one command and staff armored car "Tiger" and 4 the life-support module on trailers. In cars equipped with automated workstations for operators with special tehsredstvami United into a single LAN and are equipped with satellite navigation systems GLONASS.

In the first half of 2019 in motorized infantry brigade of the 2nd combined arms army in the Orenburg region of the state defense order will arrive 30 modernized tanks T-72B3. Tanks T-72B3, will significantly enhance the combat power of the infantry in the Volga region.

Background: In contrast to the previous samples on the tanks installed radios new generation, a new fire control system, a digital ballistic calculators, multi-channel gunner's sight with thermal channel, and the ammunition introduced new ammunition increased power with modified automatic charging.

16 complexes with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS) "Orlan-10" and "Aileron-3SV" is received before the end of the year by the artillery units of the Central military district.

Coming into service in the course of routine combat training events will be used for aerial reconnaissance, the delivery parameters for the shock and firepower of missile troops and artillery of a military district, and also for fire correction.

Complex with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) "Orlan-10", designed to conduct 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: UAV "Aileron-3" - special reconnaissance means short range. Serial drones "Aileron-3" capable of carrying module with the IR camera and low-level television camera or a module with a television camera and a thermal imager. The drone can operate in Autonomous and radio command modes, flyby or multiple pass over a given point. Return to the starting point automatically. Maximum take-off weight - 5.3 kg, payload up to 1 kg UAV is capable of speeds up to 130 km per hour and climb to a height of 4 thousand meters.


In Russia completed testing of the helicopter "Ansat" with the ditching system, the press service of "Helicopters of Russia".

It is noted that in the present ditching system is at the stage of certification.

Reference: In the system of emergency splashdown helicopters designed for rescue of passengers and crew and includes an inflatable chamber buoyancy, two life rafts, and emergency life support kit, including a radio beacon.


Airshow China 2018

Russia presented at the exhibition Airshow China held in Zhuhai from 6 to 11 November, more than 200 models of weapons and military equipment.

Rosoboronexport will act as the organizer of the United Russian exposition at the Airshow China in 2018. The exhibition area is about 1.5 thousand square meters, it stands 14 Prime companies, the largest Russian developers and manufacturers of products for the air force, air defense forces and space. Among them "Helicopters of Russia", the EBA Concern "Almaz-Antey", United engine Corporation, United aircraft Corporation, concern "radio-Electronic technology", Corporation "Tactical missiles" and the state Corporation "Roscosmos". About it reports TASS.

Aviation unit

Holding "Helicopters of Russia" (included in rostec) presented full-scale samples - the Mi-171A2 and "Ansat". The mi-171A2 and "Anity" and arrived in China before the salon and delivered a training program to participate in demonstration flights. According to the holding, vertoleta Mi-171A2 and "Ansat" there is interest from Chinese partners. Launched the certification process of these helicopters in China, "Ansat" it will be completed in the near future, and the Mi-171A2 is in the middle of 2019, reported earlier in the "Helicopters of Russia". To date, the Chinese market has already registered more than 400 Russian-built helicopters.

KLA presented at the exhibition of model airplanes military, civil and special aircraft. The stand will showcase su-35, su-32, MS-21-300, Yak-152, the Yak-130, Il-96-400M, Il-112V, MTS, be-200, be-103, the SSJ100 and the layout of long-haul wide-body aircraft CR-929. In the Asia-Pacific region is actively working to promote the amphibians of production and development Beriev. G. M. Beriev.

Air defense system

EKO concern "Almaz-Antey" was shown at Airshow China 2018 anti-aircraft missile system s-400 "Triumph", s-300VM "Antey-2500", s-300PMU2 "Favorit" air defense missile system (SAM) "Buk-M2E" on wheeled chassis, various modifications of the SAM "Thor", including Autonomous combat units from the composition of "tor-М2КМ." The company's stand was also presented the marine SAM "RIF-M, Shtil-1", SAM "Blade", "Flexible", anti-ship missile "Moskit-E" and apparatus electromagnetic compatibility of shipboard electronic means, "Subtitle 24Э".

Note: international aviation and aerospace exhibition Airshow China in 2018 takes place in Zhuhai from 6 to 11 November of this year and is the 12th in a row. The first salon was held in 1996.


In the Gulf of Aden held a Russian-Japanese naval exercises in anti-piracy orientation with the participation of warships. This was announced by the representative of the Northern fleet Vadim Serga.

According to him, Russia is a large anti-submarine ship "Severomorsk", performing tasks long cruise in the waters of the Indian ocean.

The Japanese side is destroyer "Ikazuchi".

"This interaction between the sailors of the Northern fleet and the Japanese Navy conducted for the first time in the history of Russian Navy", — quotes the words of Sergi Interfax.

He added that the main purpose of the exercise is to enhance interoperability between warships of Russia and Japan.


Russia in accordance with the contract, will complete the delivery of anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 "Triumph" in India in a very short time by the spring of 2023. This was announced on Thursday, the TASS military-diplomatic source.

"According to the terms signed on 5 October in new Delhi of the contract Russia is to supply India's five regimental kits of s-400 in the structure of the command post regiment and two divisions of eight launchers each. The document stipulates that Russia should fall 2020 to supply to India first regimental kit, in 2021, the second, and then put the third, fourth and fifth sets and finished the last delivery in the spring of 2023," - said the Agency interlocutor.

"Thus, he said, Russia will supply India with five regiments of "chetyrehsot" in a very short time - just two and a half years".


Russia signed a contract to supply China with weapons in three areas: water, air, earth. This was announced by the head of the delegation of rostec (part of "Rosoboronexport") to the Airshow China — 2018 Zhuhai Viktor Kladov.

"We are in active cooperation with China in all environments for military-technical cooperation — earth, air and water. In addition to the successful implementation of two contracts for s-400 and su-35 we have lots of other projects. I would not want to go into details, but I will say that we have recently signed three contracts with the Chinese side", — quotes RIA Novosti Kladova.


5 November - Day of military intelligence officer

Constitution day was established by order of the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Igor Dmitriyevich Sergeyev to Azerbaijan № 490 dated 12 October 2000.

Day 5 November is the birthday of the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It was created in 1918, by order of the revolutionary military Council of the RSFSR, which approved the state Field staff rvsr, the structure of which was part of the registration Directorate (RUPSI) with functions of coordination of efforts of reconnaissance units of the red army and the intelligence preparation of information for Field staff of the red Army.



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