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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 11 to 17.12.2017 year
Material posted: Publication date: 17-12-2017
Called pockets of the Third world war; the head of the concern "Kalashnikov" announced the completion of tests of new AK-12 and AK-15; work on the creation of a high thrust engine PD-35 could begin in six years; in Russia pass tests new drones for airborne and Land forces; artillery call in the suburbs received new howitzers "Msta-SM" and MLRS "Hurricane"; in the TSB received a new meteorological complex "Smile-M"; in the Amur Association TSB has received a small station of electronic warfare "Grove"; Russia's military spending in 2018 will amount to 2.8 trillion rubles next spring in the Russian Navy will receive two patrol boat "Raptor"; Canada is beginning the acquisition of new generation fighters; the IRGC received a Russian amphibious aircraft LA-8 US tested new anti-ship cruise missiles. About these and other developments in the media monitoring during the week 11 to 17. 12. 2017.

Specialist in defense and national security of the United States, Professor Robert Farley has named five countries and regions, which in 2018 could unleash a Third world war. A list of results "" with reference to the journal The National Interest.

First Farley puts the DPRK due to its development of ballistic missiles. In the event of war it will be involved Japan and China. He also notes that the inexperience of the administration of U.S. President Donald trump made the situation on the Korean Peninsula the most serious foreign policy crisis in the world at the moment.

Second place in your list the Professor gave to Taiwan. He notes that China has strengthened its military presence in the region, despite the protests of the United States, which, in turn, increase the supply of arms to the island.

Third place in the list of Ukraine. According to Farley, the situation there remains tense because of the constant violations of the truce in the South-East of the country. In addition, the story around Mikheil Saakashvili protests in Kiev testify to the instability of the current government. The worst consequence of its collapse can be the victory of right-wing forces, which will further inflame the conflict in the Donbass, and a full-fledged war between Russia and the West, says the Professor.

Fears Farley also called the situation in Turkey and the whole southern flank of NATO. In his opinion, the estrangement of Ankara from the EU and the USA and rapprochement with Russia lead to a significant change in the balance of forces in the region. This, in turn, will affect the situation in Syria, Iraq, Iran, the Balkans and the Caucasus.

In last place in the list of possible sources of war was the Persian Gulf. Threat Professor found the actions of Saudi Arabia, which openly announced the possibility of creating a military and diplomatic coalition against Iran and announced the possibility to include Israel. Moreover, the Bay is a zone of Russia's interests, he said.

In General, according to Farley, 2017, the tension of all the world's conflicts has increased markedly. The only exception is the situation in Syria.


Operation in Syria

11 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin, addressing the military at Syrian airbase Hamim, ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. However, he said that on a regular basis in this country will operate two of the basing of armed forces in Tartus and Mamimi.

Reference: Russian troops are in Syria from September 2015. According to the defense Ministry, during participation of the aerospace forces of the Russian Federation in operations in territory of this country is made 6956 sorties and more than 7 thousand vertolyotov. Destroyed more than 32 thousand militants, 394 tanks and more than 12 thousand units of weapons and equipment.

16 Dec. Armed groups of the "New Syrian army" are refugee camps in the province of El-al-hasakah under the guidance of American instructors, according to the Russian Centre of reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria.

The American military, according to returning refugees to their homes, announced that after completing a training course created formation will be deployed in the South of Syria to fight the Syrian government forces.

The report stresses that despite the American statement of commitment to destroying the terrorist group "Islamic state" (a Terrorist group banned in Russia), the international coalition continues to work with the remnants of the terrorists in Syria. According to the Center for reconciliation of the warring parties, one of the clearest examples of this is the situation in the refugee camp, located 20 kilometers North-East of the town of Jisr al-Shadadi, in the province of El-al-hasakah.


The government of Canada formally announced its intention to hold a tender for the delivery of new generation fighters to replace the armament of the air force CF-18 (F/A-18) hornet of Boeing, reports TSAMTO.

According to management of the Ministry of national defence, Canada will begin competition for the purchase of 88 modern fighters worth up to 19 billion canadian dollars. (14.8 billion dollars. USA at current exchange rates).

Consultation with manufacturers is scheduled to begin in January 2018, and official requests for information should be sent until 28 February 2018. A formal request for proposals to send to the selected applicants in mid-2019 and 2022 at the beginning of the year to choose the winner of the contest. It is expected that the first aircraft of the new generation will be delivered to canadian forces in 2025.

Simultaneously, the updated requirements for the new aircraft to replace the CF-18. Developed several years ago TTZ has actually eliminated all the options except the F-35 "lightning-2". Now the mission changed to ensure open competition. In particular, the number of compulsory requirements exclude the provision of stealth.

The bids are planned to be evaluated taking into account technical characteristics, cost of sales, as well as the politics of Canada, which includes maximizing the economic benefits to local producers and involving them in the production process. The winner will need to implement the offset programme related to the amount of the deliverable contract.

Reference: Additional aircraft "hornet" will allow Canada to fulfil its obligations to NATO and the United system of aerospace defense of the United States and Canada, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command).

The Navy of the Iranian Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) received four Russian aircraft-amphibian LA-8, according to "Military review" with a link to the blog of Yuri Lyamin.

These machines will be used by the IRGC Navy to patrol, search and rescue operations, etc.

Background: the Number of delivered machines is the same as that was to be delivered to Iran according to contract from December 2011.

In the United States tested a new anti-ship cruise missiles AGM-158C LRASM. This happened near the California coast. As reported by the portal with reference to military, test was a success.

Experienced two cruise missiles. They were released from the strategic bomber B-1 Lancer. As noted in the Lockheed Martin Corporation where he developed cruise missiles, they all confirmed the technical and combat characteristics.

According to the U.S. Department of defense, a new anti-ship cruise missiles AGM-158C LRASM will be equipped with air and naval forces after 2018. Although some missiles are already in service in the U.S. army.

Reference: Long Range Anti-Ship Missile - the AGM-158C LRASM anti-ship missile long range. By order of the Ministry of defense of the U.S. it is designed in the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Has a special shape and coating, which reduces its radar presence. Carries a warhead weighing 450 kilograms and can travel up to 930 miles. This ammunition is also called "smart" because they can adjust their own actions.


The President of the United States Donald trump during a speech (December 12) at the White house before signing the bill on the financing and activities of the Ministry of defence of the country in the 2018 financial year, again attributed to the U.S. contribution to the fight against "Islamic state", saying that "we [the US] won the victory in Syria and Iraq."

Russia's Reaction

Statements by the President of the United States Donald trump about the US victory over the terrorists in Syria are unfounded and illogical. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

"Only one question is stated for some of his political activity, to attract voters, or that the official position of the United States?" - she added.


In the Eastern military district (BBO) military missile connections located in the Jewish Autonomous region, has started the development of the newest telecommunication mobile communication system "Redut-2УС", reports the press service of the military district.

The use of the new communication system, which came less than a month ago, raised the possibility of using the PTRC "Iskander" in the field. Complex "Redoubt 2УС" integrated connection of the single automated system of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

One machine communication complex "Redoubt-2УС" replaced 4-5 cars of when an earlier generation. The result is increased mobility of units of the PTRC "Iskander" and decreased its visibility for reconnaissance of the enemy.

Reference: Complex "Redoubt 2УС" is designed to rapidly build a closed wireless digital communication network at any location in a limited timeframe. It provides secure and reliable communications in any weather conditions in the East of Russia.

On arms new artillery connections, located in the Moscow region, received 12 2С33 self-propelled howitzers "Msta-SM" and 6 jet systems of volley fire (MLRS) "Hurricane". These systems will greatly enhance the combat capabilities of the connection of the Western military district in conducting defensive and offensive operations.

As the press service of the military district until the end of the current year in the artillery compound will be about 10 of the latest anti-tank missile complex "Storm".

Reference: "Msta-SM" is designed to destroy artillery and mortar batteries, armored vehicles, air defense systems and missile defense, anti-tank weapons and manpower. The basis of firepower 2С33 "Msta-SM" is the weapon of 2A65 152 mm caliber with a rate of fire over 10 rounds per minute, higher rate of fire of other artillery systems. Such indicators managed to achieve thanks to the streamline design of the loading mechanism.

MLRS "Hurricane" intended to defeat a covered manpower, light armored vehicles and armored combat vehicles, artillery, tactical missile systems, command centers, communication nodes and other infrastructure of the enemy. Long-range 220-mm MLRS can fire as single rockets or full salvo of 16 tracks on targets in area of about 40 hectares, situated at the distance of 35 km.

New radio-directional meteorological complex "Smile-M" entered in the artillery, the connection of the Eastern military district, stationed in the Republic of Buryatia.

As the press service of the military district, the new facility allows for research at altitudes up to 40 km, the data obtained can be used for the preparation of the rocket firing and cannon artillery, operational-tactical and tactical rocket complexes.

New radio-directional meteorological complex "Smile-M" replaced metalocomplex 1Б44 "Smile".

Reference: the Main difference between the "Smile-M" from its predecessor is the ability tubeless measuring atmospheric parameters. Instead of two cars and a semi-complex assembled on the basis of one of the KAMAZ vehicle.

In a combined-arms army of the Eastern military district stationed in the Amur and Jewish Autonomous oblasts and Khabarovsk Krai, has received a big batch of compact stations, electronic warfare (EW), a new generation -- "the Grove".

The system is designed to protect units from radio-controlled roadside bombs and other weapons, which use electronic channels, the press service of the military district.

In addition, the station can be used for civilian purposes for the production of "zone of silence" cell phones that can help to ensure anti-terrorism security at public events.

Due to the small dimensions of the station can be used not only on any vehicle, but on foot.

Background: the effectiveness and convenience of "the Grove" is much greater than the previously released samples due to the fact that it is 3 times extended operating frequency range and applied new methods of forming interference.

Russia's spending on procurement and maintenance of arms and military equipment in 2018 will amount to 2.8 trillion rubles. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a big press conference.

"If you calculate at the current rate, which is about 46 with a small billion. In the United States already signed a law on military spending for the $700 billion we Have 46, and there - 700, feel the difference," said the President, noting that Russia's $46 billion is enough.

The head of state noted that military spending will not affect social programs of the country.


St. Petersburg shipyard "Pella" in April-may of 2018 will pass in the Russian Navy's two newest patrol boats of the "Raptor". These boats will complete a series of 14 units built in accordance with the contract of the shipyard "Pella" with the defense Ministry. About it reports Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Patrol boat "Raptor" is designed for patrolling in Maritime areas. They are characterized by high maneuverability and efficient for its class weapons to accomplish the task.

Boat of project 03160 designed to perform in light and dark time of the day tasks such as the delivery of troops (Marines) at least 20 people with ensuring the maximum possible efficiency in the loading of groups on Board and landing at a designated place; bear patrol in assigned areas of marine areas; intercept 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.

Help: 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.

Another serial ship mine defense (CSI) project 12700, which will be laid before the end of December of the current year at "Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard" in St. Petersburg, will be given the name "James Belyaev" - in honor of the member of the Soviet-Japanese war, Hero of the Soviet Union sailor of the Pacific fleet James Balyaeva. Such an order signed by Commander of the Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev. About it reports Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Jacob Belyaev was born in Kaza village, Krasnogorsk district of the Altai territory on 9 June 1924. In 1942 he was drafted to the Pacific fleet and sent to the 355-th separate battalion of Marines.

During the Russo-Japanese war, participating in the battle for the hill on the outskirts of the port of Seishin in intelligence operations, heavy Yakov Balaev caused the fire of the enemy, which allowed the scouts to pinpoint the location of firing points. Then covered the retreat of the intelligence group, participated in the attack developed the enemy positions and fighting. Died from a gunshot wound.

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of September 14, 1945 a sailor Balaeva Yakov Illarionovich posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

Reference: Ships mine defense project 12700 has the world's largest body of fiberglass. The advantage of this case is a higher strength in comparison with steel hulls, which provides greater survivability of the ship when finding the min. service Life the housing of reinforced fiberglass more than the case of low steel. The body weight of much less. In the construction of ships of project 12700 implemented the latest Russian technology and technical solution with no analogs in the world. The ship is equipped with the latest means of search and detection of mines, has high maneuverable qualities and seaworthiness.




Experimental design work (OKR) to create a new turbojet engine high thrust PD-35 could begin in six years. In an interview with TASS the General Director of the Central Institute of aviation motors named after P. I. Baranov Mikhail Gordin.

According to Gordin, PD-35, is particularly designed for installation on promising wide-body aircraft, including Russian-Chinese CR929. Program PD-35, first planned to perform scientific research work (SRW), develop 18, which will be created by engine demonstrator, and then with a little "overlap" time will start OCD.

"We are now developing the technology and the appearance of a demonstrator for the PD-35. To date, coordinated all technical jobs on the 18 technologies, they are formed and industry, and us as the leading research organization in the field of aircraft engines. As part of the research planned for their detailed design, calculations, simulations, then the manufacturer of the sample," said Gordin.

Reference: PD-35 will be significantly more powerful than existing engines D-18T for the biggest Soviet aircraft An-124/An-225, it will be actively used composite materials. In this case PD-35 not be called the engine of the sixth generation.


Tests of the latest Russian AK-12 (5.45 mm) and AK-15 (7.62 mm) is completed, reported to "Interfax-AVN" head of the concern "Kalashnikov" Alexey Krivoruchko.

The AK-12, AK-15 ("Kalashnikov", part of "rostec") and AEK-971 (plant them. Djagtereva) were tested for inclusion in the combat outfit "Ratnik".

Earlier in an interview to "Interfax" Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that the decision on adopting the new machines are expected this year.

"There will be no - one won, another lost. We will certainly develop both the design of the school and plant named after Degtyarev, and "Kalashnikov", - said Dmitry Rogozin.

According to him, the AK-12 can be a military machine AEK-971 is to go to the armed forces. "Vending machines are different. A cheaper machine will be, relatively speaking, a soldier. Need a simple, cheap, effective machine. In this respect, there is every chance that it will be the AK-12. But with all the necessary "condiment": Picatinny rail, retractable stock, and most importantly - the internal construction, which allows for automatic firing "not uppity", - said the Vice-Premier, who oversees the military-industrial complex.

"The AK-12 soldier, in accordance with their preferences, individual characteristics of the body, the specifics of tasks will be able to use night, day, thermal optics, laser range-finder. Someone left handed, this gun can be cocked with the left hand. This is extremely important from an ergonomic point of view questions. And they will be implemented on the AK-12", - said D. Rogozin. "AEK-971 - a more complex machine, with many features, it is more high precision, can be used for different cartridges. It can also be useful - not regular army units and special forces, National guard, border guards", - he said.

Reference: AK-12 (5.45 mm) and AK-15 (7.62 mm) maintains the tradition of Kalashnikovs vapor circuit system with locking the barrel rotating bolt and can use the stores from previous generations of machines of the family "AK" appropriate calibers. Vent host, gas tube, receiver and barrel modified to improve the accuracy of fire in all modes. Fuse-translator fire mode is located on the right and has four positions (fuse - automatic fire - two shots - single), and has an additional "shelf" under the index finger, providing more convenient switching fire mode without changing the firing grip hand. The AK-12 and AK-15 is equipped with a Picatinny rail that provides a convenient and repeatable installation of day and night scopes of different types for accessories. The machine is equipped with a foldable, adjustable for length buttstock of high-impact plastic. The barrel is mounted muzzle brake-compensator, in addition, is possible to install a bayonet or quick-release muffler. Under the barrel is possible to install 40-mm grenade launcher GP-25 or GP-34.

New multi-UAV to provide airborne troops and Land forces of the Russian Federation comes out on the stage of the state tests, said the commander of airborne Andrey Serdyukov.

In addition, he said, are developing a new cargo parachute systems of various capacities, as well as "carried out design work in the field of creation of human landing parachutes, aimed at creating a reliable system that operates without human intervention and controlled parachute systems for special purposes with high gliding properties."


The delegation of the Ministry of defense of Russia participates in the first meeting of the joint military Commission Russia - North Korea in Pyongyang, the military discuss the implementation of the intergovernmental agreement on prevention of dangerous military activities, said the Russian Embassy in North Korea. About it reports RIA Novosti.

"In accordance with the previously reached agreement in Pyongyang held the first meeting of the joint military Commission for the review of the implementation of the intergovernmental agreement on prevention of dangerous military activities," - said in a statement posted on the Embassy page in Facebook.

Background: the Agreement signed on 12 November 2015, first Deputy chief of the General staff of the Russian armed forces Colonel-General Nikolai Bogdanovsky and Deputy chief of the General staff of the DPRK On the Keum-Chul.


Deputy commander of the Western military district appointed Lieutenant-General Alexei Salmin, the press service of the military district.

Reference: Salmin Alexey Nikolaevich was born on 30 Oct 1961 in Ulyanovsk region. He graduated from the Kiev higher military command school, Military Academy of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation, Military Academy of the General staff. Served in Group of Soviet forces in Germany, Ural and the Volga-Urals military districts. He was promoted from platoon commander to commander of motorized rifle division.

In 2008-2010 Alexey Salmin headed the Novosibirsk higher military command school (military Institute). From 2010 until the appointment of a commander of the 5th army have occupied the position of chief of staff — first Deputy commander of the combined arms army Central military district. Awarded the medal of Honor, departmental medals and insignia.

In the main base of the Northern fleet Severomorsk fleet commander Admiral Nikolai Evmenov presented to the command staff of the new chief of staff – first Deputy commander of the fleet. He was a former commander of submarine forces SF rear-Admiral Vladimir Grishechkin, who succeeded Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev, who was appointed Deputy chief of the General staff of the armed forces. About it reports a press-service of Northern fleet.

Rear-Admiral Vladimir Grishechkin more than 35 years of dedicated service to the Navy. In 1987, he graduated from the navigation faculty of the Higher naval school imeni M. V. Frunze and continued to serve in submarines of the Pacific fleet. He passed the way from engineer electronification group mate the warhead to the senior assistant commander of a large nuclear submarine. After training at the higher officer school in Saint Petersburg he was appointed senior assistant to the commander, and then commander of a nuclear submarine of the Pacific fleet. Commanded a division of nuclear submarines, was chief of staff - first Deputy commander of a squadron of nuclear submarines.

In 2012, the rear-Admiral Vladimir Grishechkin appointed chief of staff - first Deputy commander of submarine forces Northern fleet. From April 2016 to November of this year successfully commanded the submarine forces of the Northern fleet. By the decree of the President of the Russian Federation appointed chief of staff – first Deputy commander of the Northern fleet.

Reference: Rear-Admiral Vladimir Grishechkin has a higher military education. In 2005 he graduated from the naval Academy named after N. G.Kuznetsova, and in 2010 the Military Academy of the General staff of the armed forces. Awarded the order of Courage and "For military merit".


December 15 - the Day of Russian air force

Radio-technical troops of Russian air force celebrates its 66th birthday.

Radar troops (PTB) are the native troops of Air and space forces (VKS). They conduct radar reconnaissance and radar provide information crews of the higher command posts and command posts of formations, military units and units of aviation, anti-aircraft missile troops and radio-electronic struggle.

RTV videoconferencing consist of radio engineering regiments (RTP), which organisationally are part of formations of air defense armies, air force and air defense (air and missile defense (DOS)), the press service of the defense Ministry of Russia.

In peacetime, deployed units and command centers of the parts of the radar troops are on combat duty for air defense, carry out tasks for the protection of the state border in airspace.

Armed with radio-technical troops of HQs are radar complexes and stations combat and standby with the range of detection of air targets up to 400 km and a height of the upper boundary is over 100 km is able to automatically detect and track more than 200 targets of different classes – aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and missiles on small, medium and large heights. Among them is the latest radar systems for medium and large heights "Sky-M" radar station medium and high altitudes "Enemy", "BBO" ("all-altitude detector"), "Sopka-2", radar low altitude "Approach-K1" and "Fly-M", "Kasta-2-2", and also complexes of means of automation "Foundation".

Daily part of Radiotechnical troops on combat duty in air defense step up more than 6 thousand military and civilian personnel specialists. During combat duty specialists Radiotechnical troops take part in regular inspections of active-duty forces mission control purposes and training on the detection and interception of conventional air targets simulating aerodynamic and high-precision goals in all range of altitudes and speeds. RTV units do marches to new position areas to increase the radar field. The use of complexes of means of automation "Foundation" allows you to simulate real combat conditions with the use of imaginary enemy the entire spectrum of air and space attack.

High tension combat duty is associated, primarily, with the increase of intensity of air traffic. Only duty forces radio-technical troops, carrying on combat duty for air defense of Moscow and the Central industrial district, carry out daily radar detection and tracking of about 4,000 aircraft, 10% of which are subject to continuous radar monitoring results information to the control Center of the aerospace defence forces. During 2017, in the course of combat duty in air defense duty forces radio-technical troops found and escorted about 570 thousand aircraft.

The main consideration when equipping troops with new electronic technology is devoted to increasing the maneuvering capabilities of the units, their ability to solve tasks in the new position area in the shortest possible time.

Over the past five years the number of new radar equipment, annually supplied to armed forces radio, has increased more than 10 times. 30% increase in the number of purchased automation systems.

Reference: by 2020 It is planned to conduct a General re-equipment of Radiotechnical troops on modern and emerging mobile samples with detection range of up to 1200 km. the number of types of radar, the armament of the radio-technical troops, reduced several times. General equipment of the new models of the complexes of radio engineering armies will be more than 70 percent.

17 December - day of the strategic Missile forces (RVSN)

17 Dec 2017 strategic Rocket forces (RVSN) celebrate the 58th anniversary of education. In 1959 on this day issued a decree of the USSR Council of Ministers, in accordance with which was established the position of chief of the Rocket forces, formed the headquarters of the strategic missile forces and other military bodies.

Since the formation of the strategic missile forces carried out more than 5 thousand rockets, including about 500 combat training in the course of operational and combat training of troops, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Today the strategic missile forces is a branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, a major component of the strategic nuclear forces of Russia. They are the forces of permanent readiness, bearing continuous duty in readiness to perform combat missions by order of the President of the Russian Federation – the Supreme commander of the Armed Forces of Russia. Every day on duty as part of rescue forces is about 6 thousand people.

In the SRF are more than two-thirds of the nuclear carrier, the strategic nuclear forces of Russia, able in minutes to solve the problem of defeating the objects in enemy territory.

This year, the Rocket forces conducted more than 150 command-staff, tactical and special exercises, which is 1.5 times more than in 2016. In 2018, the number of exercises will remain almost at the same level as in 2017 the total will be about 200 exercises.

In the past year in the strategic missile forces made 5 launches.

Next year it is planned to conduct 12 launches of Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) with the main objectives for the programme of extended operation, as well as to confirm the correctness of the adopted design solutions on the development of promising development in the interests of the strategic missile forces.

In 2017 on combat duty in the Irkutsk Union delivered missile regiment equipped with the missile system "YARS" mobile home. In addition, this year completed in 2016 measures setting in the full force of two regiments of the mobile complex "YARS" Novosibirsk and Yoshkar-Ola compounds continues to re another missile regiment in Kozelsk connection.

In 2018, another regiment of Yoshkar-Ola of the connection will be re-armed missile system "YARS" mobile home.

In recent years, procurement of the launchers missile system "YARS" with Intercontinental ballistic missiles helped to ensure a steady rate of re-groupings as coal, and rolling stock options-based. The implementation of the planned actions for the year 2017 for the re-equipment of military units and formations of the strategic missile forces allowed to increase to 66% the share of modern samples of missile weapons and give the RVSN group new opportunities to address the challenges of nuclear deterrence.

In the battle of the strategic missile forces is today about 400 launchers with ICBM. The share of new RK in the grouping of the strategic missile forces will continue to grow.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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