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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 07 to 13 January 2019
Material posted: Publication date: 15-01-2019

The CARS can be the Russian military base; in Russia, work is underway to create for the Navy's latest cruise missiles "Caliber-M"; in the "Warrior" of the third generation provides the integration of robotic systems and UAVS; mobile robotic complex "Uran-6" equipped with Multilift; the source said about mass production pistol to replace the RM; the plans of the Russian Navy put on alert three decades of underwater drones "Poseidon"; in 2019 on combat duty to intercede the latest radar horizon detection "Container"; artillery units of the southern military district will receive new 2S19M2 "Msta-s" in the Volgograd region; on the arms of the Amur enterprises TSB received the electronic warfare complex "Borisoglebsk-2"; the first batch of new generation fighters of the 4++ arrived at the airfield permanent stationing of the WMD in the Tver region. About these and other developments in the media monitoring for the week 07. 01. 13. 01. 2019.

The Minister of defence of the Central African Republic (CAR) Marie Noel of Kajara has not ruled out a permanent military presence in the country of the Russian military. However, no concrete decisions and agreements on this question, despite appearing in the media.

"This possibility is not excluded in the framework agreement that has been concluded between our countries", — quotes RIA Novosti words Koiari. The heads of military departments of two countries will start implementation of the agreements, if any, will be reached between the presidents and governments of Russia and the CAR.

The Minister said that the educational military centre in Baringo is not subject to the defense Ministry, despite the fact that many have so it and perceive, reports RT. Now there is a military army of the Central African Republic are trained to handle modern weapons and tactical training with military instructors from Russia.


Action in Syria

9 Jan. a telephone conversation between the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation army General Sergei Shoigu and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar. During the talks the defense Ministers discussed the situation in Iglinsky area of de-escalation in Syria and other regional security issues.

10 Jan. The U.S. army began the transfer of military equipment from Syria, reported CNN, citing sources. According to the channel, in recent days, the us military brought the first batch of "ground-based military equipment."

Russia's Reaction

It seems that the US leave Syria to find a reason to stay, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

"We are judged first, for the tweets (the account of the President of the United States Donald trump - ed), and secondly, those comments that are heard immediately after the publication on Twitter of new portions of the message. At the moment it seems that go very well the reason, as stated in one of our all favorite movie to stay", - said Zakharov.

12 Jan. The Turkish army strengthens its positions on the border with the Northern Syrian province of Idlib. According to news Agency Reuters in the Turkish border province of Hatay were sent a convoy of tanks and armored vehicles.

The security of Turkey refused to comment on the manoeuvre and confirm or refute the information about the planned Syria military operation.


The U.S. Navy has tested a hypersonic shells on the destroyer USS Dewey last summer. It is reported by USNI News, citing sources.

According to the newspaper, USS Dewey released 20 hypersonic rounds from a standard deck gun. As noted, hypersonic projectiles was originally created for an electromagnetic rail gun

The Polish company WB Electronics and Ukrainian state concern "Ukroboronprom" plans to jointly develop a new air defense system the medium-range. This was announced by the representative of WB Electronics novel Musal information portal Defence-Blog.

We are talking about the development of mobile missile systems of a class "earth - air" medium-range on the basis of missile class "air - air" of Ukrainian origin R-27. According to Mushala already created the engine, fuel, homing heads. Production is planned to start in Poland in three years.

Reference: the New missile system will be used to protect important buildings and objects from any attacks from the air. It is planned that this air defense system will have a vertical launch system, range up to 30 km for missiles with infrared guidance (WICHER-ET), 25 km for the version with active radar guidance (WICHER-EA) and nearly 110 km for the passive radar version (WICHER PEP).

China held one of its military sites second successful firing of purchased in Russia anti-aircraft missile system s-400 and completed the program of testing. This was announced on Thursday, the TASS military-diplomatic source.

"The second test firing of the s-400 was held in December last year on a Chinese landfill. Released fire installing one 48N6E missile struck the aerodynamic target (simulates the aircraft - approx. TASS), flying at speeds exceeding 600 m/s," - said the Agency interlocutor.

He added that the goal was struck at maximum range of almost 250 km.

Reference: the program of tests of s-400 in China completed, the other firing at the moment, not planned.

In the next five years South Korea will spend on defence needs over 242 billion dollars. Thus, the increase in military expenditures during this period will be about seven and a half percent, and in the year Seoul will spend on the army more than $ 48 billion. This became known from the published by the Ministry of defence of the Republic of Korea "Medium-term development plan of national defense in the years 2019-2023", reports "Russian newspaper".

Judging by the General content of the plan, South Korean military intend to gradually increase the share of costs that will be used to upgrade and purchase new weapons, increasing defense capabilities, while reducing the share of spending on the maintenance of the troops.

If you look at the breakdown of growth in defence spending for years, in this period, they will grow at 7.5 percent annually. This is a significant increase, considering that in the last ten years, the cost of South Korea on defense grew less than five percent per year.

In the next five years, Seoul will spend around 59 billion dollars for the implementation of programs to combat the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and gaining control over your troops in case of hostilities (in the event of war the command of the troops of Kazakhstan goes to the United States).

Reference: In the framework of countering the threat of WMD as a potential source of problems perceived in the first place North Korea, will be implemented program launch military spy satellites, the creation of reconnaissance UAVs operating at high and medium altitudes, as well as continue the program of "massive rocket retaliation" (KMPR), Korean air and missile defense (KAMD) program and a preventive strike in case of signs of preparation of the attack.


The newspaper the Hill published an article by an American major-General Howard Thompson, which States that Russia and China have reached a "fourth dimension" in the sphere of defense, as indicated by the commissioning of hypersonic weapons.

Thompson, citing a report from the Institute of aerospace studies, Mitchell stressed that if the US owned a hypersonic weapon, that could hit targets at great speed, as well as in distant locations.

Also retired military are warned that Russia and China have significantly expanded their military influence by using hypersonic weapons. Thompson complained that, in his opinion, American politicians do not understand the benefits of the latest weapons.

Background: Previously, the Pentagon acknowledged the system of military logistics for the war with Russia and China.

Despite its alleged "floral beauty", the new self-propelled artillery gun (CAO) 2С42 "Lotus" will be an important milestone in the modernization of artillery of Russia, writes the American magazine The National Interest.

"Lotus" was created in the framework of the project "Saurait-D" for the production of a new generation of artillery, the newspaper notes. With this new setup, initially conceived as a 120-millimeter version of its larger sibling with a 152-millimeter gun, by 2017 fully supplanted the more powerful CAO "Saurait-D", the author writes.

So, the weapon of "Lotus" is compatible with a wide range of 120mm ammunition, and the fire is from an automated turret, which is mounted on drop pod from the chassis of the BMD-4, like The National Interest.

In addition, in accordance with the needs of the Russian army "Lotus", having a crew of four people, can parachute in fully operational condition with transport aircraft Il-76, which, in turn, is able to carry up to two such units, the publication.

This rate of "Lotus" is from six to eight rounds per minute with effective range of fire up to 13 kilometers, while its predecessor — the Soviet Sao 2S9 "Nona" — has a maximum range of fire is 8.8 km, the author writes.

Also improved the maneuverability of the installation: thanks to the chassis of the BMD-4, which can reach a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour and has a more powerful engine 2V-06-2 (450 horsepower), the new combat vehicle is a marked improvement compared to the Soviet predecessor, the newspaper notes.


In Russia, work is underway to create for the Navy's latest cruise missiles "Caliber-M" with a range of more than 4,5 thousand kilometres. It is reported TASS citing a source in the military-industrial complex.

"The missile is at the stage of scientific research and financed by the defense Ministry," — said the source.

As noted, the creation of such missiles are included in the state armament programme until 2027.

"The missile must be transferred to the fleet before the end of the program," he added.

According to him, it will be different from standing on the arms "Caliber" greater firing range and its dimensions.

"The rocket will be considerably greater weight of its warhead close to 1 ton", — he said, noting that the new missile will be equipped with large surface ships.

Reference: "Size-M" is intended for destruction of ground objects and will be capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warhead.


In promising combat equipment "Ratnik" third generation integration portable robotic systems and unmanned aerial vehicles to increase awareness of Land forces on the battlefield. The developed systems are made of ultralight and strong materials, and the inclusion of sets of exoskeletons will enhance the physical capabilities of soldiers.

In addition, developed and manufactured electronic modules for assessing the functional state of the soldier. The module allows you to record real-time physiological parameters of the body: heart rate and respiration, pulse characteristics of the vascular system, blood pressure etc. will be soon tested it in the Land forces.

Units are equipped with military equipment of the 3rd generation will have the independence, autonomy and self-sufficiency to perform various combat missions, including integration into reconnaissance and firing circuits.

Reference: "Warrior" — Russian military equipment of the soldier, also referred to as "kit soldier of the future". "Warrior" is part of an overall project to improve the quality of the individual soldier on the battlefield through the use of the latest scientific achievements in the field of navigation, night vision systems, monitoring physiological status of a soldier, the use of new materials in the manufacture of armor and clothing fabrics. The system is a complex of modern means of protection, communications, firearms and ammunition.

Mobile robotic complex "Uran-6" has received a new platform for transportation. The structure of the robot-the sapper will include a four-axle KAMAZ, equipped with a special platform with the system "Multilift".

The design of the platform shortens the time of preparation of the complex to work.

Now the "u-6" staff will be placed on a special platform, which by means of a hydraulic actuator descends from the chassis to the ground and back, expending not more than 3 minutes.

The first set of MRTK "u-6" on the new platform will arrive in the international anti-mine centre of the Russian armed forces in January 2019.

Reference: "Uranium-6" is designed to reduce the risk to personnel when performing demining tasks. His prototypes have successfully passed all tests during the exercises and combat operations in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Serial production of Russian gun for the Ministry of defence to replace the Makarov pistol (PM), is scheduled to begin this year. It is reported RIA Novosti citing a source in the military-industrial complex.

It is noted that the interdepartmental Commission, which decides on the appropriation of this model weapons the letter O1 authorizing serial production, needs to complete its work in March, after which it is planned to organize serial production.

According to the source, currently determined to be the pistol complex.


Navy (Navy) Russia plans to put on combat duty to 32 strategic unmanned underwater vehicles "Poseidon", said on Saturday TASS source in the military-industrial complex.

"It is assumed that two submarine carrier "Poseidon" will enter the combat strength of the Northern and Pacific fleets. Each will carry a maximum of eight drones, that is, the total number of "Poseidon" on duty may be up to 32 units", - said the Agency interlocutor.


In 2019 in the Republic of Mordovia on combat duty to intercede newest radar horizon detection of air targets "Container".

December 1, 2018, the crews of the radio engineering troops of Air and space forces to intercede on experimental combat duty, and taking part in state testing this radar.

"Over the past five years, the number of new radar equipment, annually supplied to armed forces radio, has increased more than 10 times. 30 percent increase in the number of complexes of means of automation. Every year in the radio division delivered more than 70 modern and advanced radar stations and complexes" - the chief of radio engineering troops of HQs, major-General Andrew Coban.

Reference: RLS "Container" allows to detect air targets in the sector of 240 degrees and at a distance of more than 2.5 thousand kilometers.

In the connection of the southern military district (JUVO), stationed in the Volgograd region, this year, expected arrival of new modernized 152-mm self-propelled howitzers 2S19M2 "Msta-s".

New 2S19M2 artillery system "Msta-s" has significant structural differences from the previous modification. Have 2S19M2, unlike its predecessor, the new automated fire control system, aiming increased rate of fire, as well as the possibility of using digital electronic maps, which significantly speeds up the terrain orientation in difficult physical-geographical conditions and allows more quickly and more effectively to carry out fire tasks.

Background: highly mobile armored self-propelled artillery "Msta-s" is designed to defeat unsheltered and hard targets manpower, armored and unarmored combat vehicles, field fortifications, anti-aircraft and missile defense command and control of the opponent and the objects of his financial support.

In a motorized infantry connection of the Eastern military district, stationed in the Jewish Autonomous region, received a complex electronic warfare (EW) "Borisoglebsk-2".

Background: the Complex consists of several machines-stations installed on the basis of multi-purpose armored vehicle MTLB. Compared with its predecessors it has an extended frequency range means of radio reconnaissance and jamming. More powerful stations allow you effectively work on various types of RC objects. The "Borisoglebsk-2" performs radio countermeasure control channels of unmanned aerial vehicles, radio-controlled bombs of the enemy.

A couple of the latest multi-role su-35 4++ generation made a flight from the factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur for a permanent home airfield of the Western military district, located in the Tver region.

The first crews carried out a flight at a distance of over 9 thousand kilometers with three fill-UPS at the operational airfields in Central and Eastern military districts.

Reference: super-maneuverable fighter su-35 is able to apply all modern and advanced tactical weapons of class "air-air" and "air-surface". It is designed to meet the challenges of achieving and maintaining air superiority, air support of troops in conflict of any scale, isolation of the battle area, and others.

By the army corps of the Baltic fleet has received more than 30 tanks T-72B.

Combat vehicle equipped with modern powerful missile-gun armament, the latest means of communication, effective fire control system, dynamic protection, engine producing 840 horsepower and a set of guided weapons with laser guidance to the target.

Background: in the current year In any division of the army corps of the Baltic fleet expected arrival of another batch of tanks, consisting of thirty units.

In a motorized infantry connection of the 58th combined arms army of the southern military district (JUVO), stationed in the Chechen Republic, has received about 1 thousand sets of combat equipment "Warrior".

A set of military equipment is a complex of modern means of protection, communications, firearms and ammunition, fit for action in any time of the day in various conditions. The latest equipment is already tested in the period of anti-terrorist exercises.

The basis sets are helmets and flak jackets, combat overalls, headset system with active hearing protection, safety glasses, protective kit knee and elbow joints, grenade launcher, machine guns, sniper rifles, ammunition, combat knife, and vsesoiuznyi instruments exploration, day / night sighting system, compact binoculars, unified optical and thermal imaging sights etc.

In total, the set includes 59 elements of protection systems, defeat, life support, energy supply, as well as reconnaissance, control and communication.

Reference: the set of equipment has a universal cover, multifunctional knife, lighting the lamp, the clock, winter and summer bilateral camouflage kits, stand-alone heat source, RAID backpack, personal water filter, a small infantry shovel, means of protection of respiratory organs, means of radiation, chemical control, special and first aid, filter clothes.


In 2019 before taking into service of the airborne troops (VDV) to pass the state tests of the latest anti-tank missile system (ATGM) "Kornet-D1" weapons designed for artillery units and troops.

Self-propelled anti-tank systems, created on the chassis of BMD-4M, desantiruemye parachute, will have unique characteristics in range and accuracy.

Tests of the new weapon, developed in the interests of anti-tank artillery units of the airborne troops will be held at several ranges of the Ministry of defense of Russia.

Reference: Anti-tank complex will be one of the first to the latest high-precision developments created in the interests of the artillery units of the airborne forces, which will significantly increase the firepower of the air assault and parachute units.

Military ocean-going ships, the newest frigate of project 22350 "Admiral Kasatonov", built for the Navy (Navy) of Russia the company "Northern shipyard" — successfully completed the first phase of factory sea trials in the polygons of the Baltic sea, and returned to Saint Petersburg.

During the first phase of testing, which involved commissioning team of the manufacturer and the crew of the frigate, has been tested by a number of the ship's life support systems, energy and vitality, autonomy means electronic weapons, communications, ventilation, and air conditioning, as well as rates of speed, stability and maneuverability of the ship.

Testing will be continued after improvement of the ice situation in the Gulf.

Earlier, the crew underwent comprehensive training at the joint training center of the Navy and is ready for carrying out all phases of the test program.

Reference: the project 22350 Frigates are ships of the far sea zone, carriers of high-precision weapons. They are able to operate effectively as a single and as part of diverse groups of the Russian Navy. The frigates have a displacement of 5 thousand tons, length — 135 m, width — 16 m, can reach speeds of about 30 knots. The cruising range -4,5 thousand nautical miles, autonomy — 30 days. The crew of about 200 people.


In 2019 of about 2000 servicemen of the airborne troops (VDV) will take part in joint international exercises on the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad.

The Marines are planning to demonstrate their professionalism in the course of combat training, the international Army games in the framework of planned activities of international military cooperation and multi-joint exercises such as "Interaction", "Slavic brotherhood" and "Defenders of friendship", as well as command and staff, special tactical, anti-terrorism, peacekeeping and special exercises with units of the armies of foreign States.

In General, airborne provides more than 50 events of international military cooperation. In the course of their implementation efforts will focus on improving the troops ' actions on unfamiliar grounds, in different landscape-climatic zones and time zones.


Appointed the new head of the military political work of the Central military district. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has appointed Colonel Viktor Zhuravlev, who replaced Sergei Poletucha transferred in July 2018 to work in Moscow.

Zhuravlev is a native of the Moscow region, graduated from Simferopol higher military construction school. He graduated from the faculty governing bodies of educational work of the Military University and the Military Academy of the General staff of the Russian armed forces.

Background: prior To his appointment in Yekaterinburg held the position of head of Department on work with personnel of the 58th combined arms army in the southern military district.

The commander of Vistula infantry division guards combined arms army of the Western military district Colonel Alexei Avdeev. Former division commander, major General Andrew Ruzinskogo appointed Deputy commander of the tank army ZVO.

Reference: Alexey V. Avdeyev was born on 22 March 1976. In 1998 graduated from the Moscow Higher military command school, completed in 2006, Combined arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Consistently passed all positions from rifle platoon commander to the commander of an infantry brigade, he served in various military districts. He is married with two children.

By the decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 743 of December 25, 2018 the Hero of Russia the General-major Rustam Muradov was appointed Deputy commander of the southern military district.

Earlier of November 2017, he commanded the 2nd guards combined arms army Central military district, the Volga region.

Major-General Rustam Muradov was born in 1973 in the Republic of Dagestan. He graduated from St. Petersburg higher military command school and Military Academy of the armed forces and also graduated from the Military Academy of the General staff of the armed forces. Went through all the command positions from platoon commander to commander of the combined arms army.

During the dedication, courage and bravery shown in the performance of duty was awarded the title "hero of the Russian Federation", was awarded the order "For merits before Fatherland" IV and III degrees, the order of Courage, order "For military merit" and other medals and badges of the Ministry of defence.

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