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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 September 2016
Material posted: Publication date: 12-09-2016
Russia and the United States managed to develop a package of five papers on Syria; serial deliveries of strategic missiles "Sarmat" in the strategic missile forces will begin in 2018; the first tanks "Armata" coming into operation of the Russian armed forces, nuclear submarine boat "Kazan" is planned to be transferred to the Navy in the second half of 2018; three of the patrol ship of project 22160 will be part of the Russian Navy in 2017 or 2018; delivery navigation system for the MiG-35 will begin in the fall of 2016; Russian machine amphibious ADS will receive a new combat units; in Russia, a plane with a laser weapon; in Russia have created a project, naval nuclear platform for underwater drones; four deck "Alligator" start of test to end of 2016; new drone on solar energy made its first flight in autumn; Poland will buy from the US anti-missile Patriot missile systems for national missile defense system; Russia in the first eight months of 2016 put abroad arms $7 billion On these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 5 to 11. 09. 2016.

The main event of the week: Russia and the United States managed to develop a package of five papers on Syria, which will establish an effective coordination in the fight against terrorism, to expand humanitarian access to populations in need and to strengthen the cessation of hostilities and creating the conditions for the resumption of the political process.

It is expected that the signed agreement should put an end to the use of barrel bombs, to stop the indiscriminate bombing of areas where civilians live.

It is reported that as a priority in the documents fixed the problem of distinguishing the terrorists and the moderate opposition, and the challenge of physical separation on the ground of the opposition from terrorists.

Forum "Army-2016"

Last week was a four-day scientific program of international military-technical forum "Army-2016".

Scientific program international military-technical forum was to discuss new ideas, scientific achievements and to propose solutions for their implementation, said at the ceremony closing the Deputy chief of the General staff of the armed forces of the Russian Federation - Chairman of the military scientific Committee of the armed forces Lieutenant General Igor Makushev.

Within the framework of the meetings on 24 thematic areas in the format of round tables, conferences and briefings held 104 events, reports the press service of the defense Ministry.

According to Igor Makusheva, round tables were involved in 59 of the military government and 14 external organizations. The moderators acted as leading experts in the scientific fields and heads of structural divisions of bodies of military management. Direct communication was organized in the framework of the 17 round tables with 52 subscribers from Kaliningrad to Khabarovsk.

"In the framework of scientific and business program were discussed the main directions of the construction and development of videoconferencing, airborne forces, strategic missile forces, Ground forces, developed specific proposals for the creation, improvement and modernization of the 74 samples of weapons and military equipment," - said Igor Makushev.

He noted that "we have proposed the appearance of particular specimens and weapons systems, military and special equipment, which will be taken into service by 2025". Igor Makushev said that "leading military specialists, together with representatives of the military-industrial complex discussed the prospects of development of hypersonic aircrafts, the use of microsatellites for Earth remote sensing, creation of weapons using new physical principles and nanotechnology.

In the open part of the scientific-business program was attended by representatives of 18 countries. At the closing ceremony of the awarding of the 43 participants of the business program.

About the rearmament of the army

Serial deliveries of strategic missiles "Sarmat" in the strategic missile forces will begin in 2018, reports "Interfax" citing a source in the defense industry.

The interlocutor of Agency has noted that revitalizing the "Sarmat" contributed to the timely modernization of production capacity of the Krasnoyarsk machine-building plant, which will lead the production of these missiles.

At the moment the rocket "Sarmat" has not implemented any test launch, including throwing (in which only checked the output of rocket from the mine).

Throwing the first start, according to sources, will be held before the end of 2016, and full-scale flight-design tests will begin before the end of the first quarter of 2017.

Reference. Strategic missile complex "Sarmat" (the designation in the nomenclature of treaties (PC — 28, an internal index was not disclosed) will replace the Soviet complex R-36M2 "Voivod". Characteristics of the missile for the "Sarmatian" were not disclosed, however it is named heavy, and, for military applications, the payload will be about 10 tons. According to the rules of competition of international treaties on the reduction of strategic offensive weapons, "heavy" is a missile weighing more than 105 tons. 15А18М the rocket complex "Governor" weighs 211 tons and carries 8.7 tons of useful load.

The Ministry of defense of Russia the first party will receive 10-20 modified helicopters Mi-38, the contract may be signed in 2016 or 2017, said in an interview with TASS Deputy General Director of holding "Helicopters of Russia" (included in rostec), marketing and business development Shcherbinin.

Previously, the holding "Helicopters of Russia" announced that the defense Ministry will become the first customer for the Mi-38, and the decision on the manner and timing of receipt of new vehicles to the army has been made. Then the Deputy defense Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov said that the contract for the supply of the Mi-38 may be concluded in 2017. It is expected that serial deliveries of new cars will begin in 2018.

Reference. Mi-38 multipurpose helicopter that can be used for the carriage of passengers and cargo, search and rescue, as a flying hospital. This machine occupies a niche between the members of the family Mi-8/17 and heavy Mi-26. The load capacity of the Mi-38 is five to six tons, the helicopter can carry up to 30 people.

As it became known last week, the defense Ministry signed with "Uralvagonzavod" contract for the supply of an experimental batch of more than a hundred tanks T-14 "Armata", the first machines are already being experienced in combat operation, reported RIA Novosti, Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov.

Earlier it was reported, the total demand of the Russian Armed forces in tanks T-14 on the platform "Armata" is defined in 2.3 million units. Uralvagonzavod reported that serial production of these machines could begin this year.


The second multipurpose nuclear submarine (APL) of the family "Ash" "Kazan" is planned to transfer the Navy of Russia in the second half of 2018, reported Interfax-AVN source in the military-industrial complex.

According to the source, the Premier League will be given after successful completion of all tests.

By 2020 it is planned to construct for the Navy of the seven submarines of the "Ash", six of which are for the modernized project 885M, starting with "Kazan", which was founded in June 2009.

Reference. Submarine project "Ash" designed by the St. Petersburg naval Bureau of machine building "malachite" in accordance with the requirements of the high command of the Navy. The project applied many technical solutions, not previously used in domestic submarine shipbuilding. Element base of radio electronic warfare complexes, modernized equipment and life-support systems is exclusively Russian. According to open sources, the submarines of this series are armed with missile complexes "Caliber" and or "Onyx".

The Navy of Russia will receive the first three of the patrol ship of project 22160 to 2017-2018, according to TASS citing a source in the military-industrial complex.

The source explained that the objective of the first three ships will be "ensuring the actions of the black sea fleet in the near zone", as they will perform escort functions, however, official confirmation of this information TASS does not have.

Reference. Ships of the project 22160 have a displacement of about 1.3 thousand tons. Each ship is equipped with artillery caliber 57 mm, machine guns and launchers for anti-aircraft missiles "Igla", and also carries a helicopter. Provides the ability to provide the ship with extra weapons.

Science and production

The new Russian fighter of the 4++ generation MiG-35 will receive the latest navigation systems sins-SP2 (strapdown inertial navigation system, originally developed for the fifth generation fighter PAK FA) in the fall of 2016, said RIA Novosti Deputy General Director of concern "radio-Electronic technologies (KRET), Igor Nasenkov.

"Now we have signed a number of contracts in cooperation with other companies of the industry Bensam. For the MiG-35 is already made samples that have passed on "perfectly" factory tests, which passed to the head contractor for the manufacture of navigation systems for this fighter. I think the first system will pass in the autumn, and before the end of the year the contract for these systems will be closed for the entire number of products," - said Nasenkov.

Reference. MiG-35 - multi-role fighter of the 4++ generation represents a further development of combat aircraft MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 towards improving combat effectiveness and versatility, as well as improve operational performance.

Russian machine amphibious ADS (automatic two secondary special), able to fire both on land and under water, will receive a new combat units and ammunition that will allow him to hit new types of targets, reported RIA Novosti, the official representative of the company-developer of the gun - holding "Precision complexes."

According to him, is currently in trial operation of ADS in the armed forces of the Russian Federation: "Remarks to the machine, preventing the serial production, the customer has been received.

Reference. Automatic ADS was first presented in February 2015 at the international defence industry exhibition "IDEX-2015" in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.

Russia is working on aircraft equipped with laser weapons of the new generation, reports TASS citing a source in the military-industrial complex.

According to him, we are talking about an aircraft is known from open sources under the index A-60. Earlier in mass media it was reported that the project is implemented within the framework of development work "Falcon-Echelon".

Reference. Attempts to create a flying laser were undertaken in the Soviet era. The first instance of an A-60 aircraft, created on the basis of Il-76MD, rose into the air in 1981. A few years ago, the media reported that the project was resumed.

Development work on the creation of attack aircraft based on the su-34 is expected to begin in 2018. This was reported by TASS source in the military-industrial complex.

"The goal is to work out assault version of the aircraft, the su-34. I believe 2018 will start the relevant work", - said the Agency interlocutor.

Reference. Su-34 (NATO Fullback) - double all-weather bomber. Intended for drawing is rocket-bombing attacks on ground targets and engage air targets of the enemy. Is a modification of the su-27, developed in experimental design Bureau Sukhoi.

Scientists from design Bureau Malakhit has developed the concept design of marine nuclear platform for the delivery and recharging underwater drones, reported RIA Novosti the General Director of the enterprise Vladimir Dorofeev.

According to him, due to the wide spectrum of tasks the platform is developed in several variants with different powerplants, including nuclear and airindependent. The need for such development, according to Dorofeeva, due to a small energy Autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles.

About the tests

Holding "Helicopters of Russia" (included in rostec) to the end of the year will be sent for testing four experienced naval Ka-52K, said in an interview with TASS Deputy General Director of the holding, marketing and business development Shcherbinin.

"The tests are coming in 2015. By the end of this year it will be connected four prototypes," - said the Agency interlocutor.

Reference. Ka-52K - deck version of the combat helicopter Ka-52 "alligator", originally intended for ships of type "Mistral". This year he should enter into the composition of the air group of the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov".

A new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on solar energy, able to hold in the air without landing 100 days will make its first flight this fall, said acting General Director of NPO Lavochkin Sergei by lemishevsky.

According to by lemishevsky the cost of the finished aircraft will amount to several million rubles. The defense Ministry and the emergencies Ministry have already expressed interest in the development of NPO Lavochkin, however, the need of departments in this unit will be clear after conducting of flight tests.

Reference. Wingspan of the device is 25 meters. Solar panels occupying all of the upper surface of the wing. The device is able to lift up to 25 pounds of payload and can be used in a variety of fields. For example, with this development it will be possible to monitor the condition of the pipelines, to monitor the spread of fires. In addition, the aircraft can be used to monitor the theater of operations.

On military-technical cooperation

Poland decided to send to US a request for delivery to the Republic of anti-aircraft missile systems (SAMS) Patriot national missile defense system, "Wisla". This was stated by the Minister of defence of the Republic, Anthony Macierewicz.

We are talking about eight engines. To 2019 will be supplied with two batteries. According to the head of the defense Department, the other six will be purchased after 2020.

Macierewicz noted that at least 50% of the production of SAM will be done by the Polish military-industrial complex.

Reference. The project "Visla" means the acquisition of eight patriot SAM batteries of medium-range. Each will be equipped with missiles to GEM-T i PAC-3 MSE. The number the defense Ministry has not yet called. According to experts, the project "Vistula" will cost Warsaw 10-12 billion zlotys (2,5-3 billion dollars).

Multibillion-dollar deal for the purchase by India of 36 Rafale fighter jets moved even closer to the finale, reports "Military Parity".

In the office of the Prime Minister received the final report for the program, approved by the Ministry of defence. However, government officials are carefully assessing the timing of signing the contract. French sources, on the contrary, optimistic and said that waiting for positive news this month.

Reference. The contract value will be approximately of 7.89 billion dollars. The contract will be made certain provisions for the procurement of new missiles for air combat and Meteor helmet-mounted targeting systems of Israel (Israeli helmet mounted display), reports The Hindu.

Russia in the first eight months of this year supplied abroad military goods worth more than $7 billion, said the head of state Corporation "rostec" Sergey Chemezov.

Chemezov reminded that the portfolio of orders of Rosoboronexport (part of rostec state Corporation) exceeds $46 billion.

In 2015, Russia has sold weapons to $14.5 billion In early July the President of Russia Vladimir Putin reported that since the beginning of the year Russia exported arms and military equipment 4.6 billion.

Exercises "Caucasus-2016"

From 5 to 10 September on the grounds of the southern military district, the Black and Caspian seas have passed the strategic command and staff exercises "Caucasus-2016" with the participation of about 12.5 thousand soldiers.

"Exercise "Kavkaz-2016" is the final stage of a complex command and staff, special exercises, training of military control bodies, unannounced inspections of combat readiness of troops (forces) in 2016", - said the press service of the Ministry of defense of Russia.

The defense Ministry said that one of the features of the maneuvers "Caucasus-2016" became the "test new types of weapons, military equipment and control systems".

In addition, the exercise was organized by the business management at all levels using the latest automation tools, worked out in practice activities mobilization readiness and conduct of territorial defence, with the wide use of aviation forces and black sea fleet and the Caspian flotilla.

The Reaction Of Ukraine

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a protest note to the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the trip to the Crimea of the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu. Shoigu arrived in Crimea to personally inspect the actions of the headquarters and forces during the exercises "Caucasus-2016".


Crimean authorities will conduct military exercises without looking at a note of protest to Kiev, said the Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Ruslan Balbec.

Memorable lines: tankman Day

For 70 years, the second Sunday of September, in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation there is a special professional holiday - day of the tankman, who is considered, according to tradition, one of the most important dates in the Armed Forces.

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.

As informs Management a press-services MO of the Russian Federation, currently the army are equipped with powerful tanks T-72, T-80, T-90 and their modifications. Today in the army, one tank army, four armored units. The formations and military units to about 2000 units of tanks.

In the framework of the GOZ 2016 in the current year in the tank corps plans to receive more than 100 items of modernized tanks T-72-B3, which is the three tank battalion or one armored brigade.

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