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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 12 to 18.03.2018 year
Material posted: Publication date: 18-03-2018
New Russian weapons called threat to all life on Earth; the "vanguard" is scheduled to adopt not later than 2019; Russia ready to produce missile "Sarmat"; equipment "Ratnik" will receive a new multifunctional knife to the end of 2018; in the U.S. will create a Space force as a separate branch of service; in the armored division in the Urals received the upgraded infantry fighting vehicle BMP-2M; army aviation of the southern military district in the Kuban received two new helicopters Ka-52 "alligator"; the first serial modernized military transport aircraft Il-76MD-M handed over to the army; scouts ZVO has adopted the newest armored cars "Mustang"; airborne troops of Russia will receive on arms new SAM "Fowler"; the Navy completed the program of modernization of all standing on the arms of deep-sea rescue apparatus; in the next three years search and rescue forces of the Navy of Russia will receive more than 40 robotic systems; anti-aircraft complex "Admiral Gorshkov" will experience after 1.5 months; in Russian-Belarusian exercises will involve armored vehicles of the Russian airborne troops – BMD-4M and BTR-MDM. About these and other developments in the media monitoring during the week 12 to 18. 03. 2018.

New underwater drone "Status-6", which is able to carry on Board a nuclear warhead, is the "cobalt bomb" and could turn the entire continent into a lifeless site. This was stated by the researcher of the consequences of use of nuclear weapons Stephen Schwartz (with Stephen Schwartz) in an interview with Business Insider.

According to him, the detonation of a nuclear weapon near or on the surface of the earth leads to the radiation fallout. During the explosion a fiery cloud sucks in the soil or water, contaminating them with radioactive nuclides, and after the particles are emitted into the atmosphere and spread over large distances.

Nuclear weapons the United States is intended for destruction of weapons of mass destruction in enemy territory, the charges detonate in the air, and damaging factor is the shock wave. As a result, the city over which was produced by the explosion will be almost completely destroyed, however, radioactive contamination will be minimal. At the same time, according to rumors, "Status-6" will not only be detonated in the water column, but also contains cobalt-59. As a result of neutron capture of this isotope to become radioactive cobalt-60.

Dust and water particles containing cobalt-60, can move with the wind for thousands of kilometers from the epicenter. If "Status-6" explode near the Washington, the fallout is likely to fall in Canada and Mexico. This will require over 50 years to the ionizing radiation intensity returned to background levels. According to Schwartz, all this time, any contaminated areas would be uninhabitable. People who have taken refuge underground, while trying to get to the surface will be subjected to lethal doses of radiation.

According to Business Insider, American nuclear weapons are developed to defeat the point of strategically important facilities with minimal collateral damage.

"" said that according to American intelligence, presented to The Washington Free Beacon, a new Russian weapons tested 27 November 2016 from the submarine "Sarov".

Reference: "Status-6" has a range of 10 thousand kilometers and a maximum speed above 56 knots, the diving depth — up to a kilometer. Arms is attributed to two main affecting factors: the establishment of a tsunami and radiation contamination.


Operation in Syria

March 12. Militant groups in Eastern ghouta began fighting each other after the requirements of the demarcation of the "Falak ar-Rahman" banned in Russia as a terrorist organization "dzhebhat an-Nusra" for further discussion of their withdrawal from the region, said the representative of the Centre for reconciliation of the warring parties, major-General Vladimir Zolotukhin.

March 13. The militants are preparing provocation with toxic substances in Syria to justify a massive attack on the United States government to the neighborhoods of Damascus. This was stated by chief of General staff of armed forces Valery Gerasimov. Gerasimov has reminded that in the liberated from terrorists, Aftra was discovered a laboratory for the production of chemical weapons. The defense Ministry is ready to take retaliatory measures if there is a threat to the Russian military, said the chief of the General staff of the armed forces.

March 17. Special forces units of the United States, Britain, France and other countries are operating in Syria. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview to the radio of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

"On the ground" are the special forces of the United States (they do not deny), the UK, France and several other countries. So, it is not so much "proximally" how much direct involvement in the war," - said the Minister.


The Polish army peredoziruet of the troops from the West to the East of the country.

"My goal is to create in Eastern Poland, a new division of a professional army," — said the Minister of national defence Mariusz Blashak at a meeting of the leadership of the Department.

"Russia shows its readiness to use military force to achieve their goals," — said in the same meeting, the President Andrzej Duda.

As an example, he remembered the Belarusian-Russian exercises "West-2017". Polish leaders saw in these maneuvers, the model of "full-scale conflict with NATO", which will unfold on the territory of Poland and Baltic States, RIA Novosti reported.

Earlier Warsaw argued that the successful defense of the country requires at least two American divisions.


The latest hypersonic strategic missile complex "Avangard" plans to adopt no later than 2019. This was reported by TASS source in the Russian defense-industrial complex.

"Complex "Avangard" after the release of the first of a series of planning combat units and, if successful, a test launch of one missile with that combat equipment can be adopted already at the end of 2018. The deadline for its adoption into service and put on combat duty in 2019," - said the Agency interlocutor.

TASS has no official confirmation of this information.

Reference: the Source noted that with the adoption of the "avant-garde" the number of missile divisions in the battle of the strategic Missile forces (RVSN) will not increase: the latest systems will go into service of the existing missile connections.

Russian industry ready to produce the newest Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), the Sarmat. This was stated by Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov.

"Regarding availability of this property can say that all the practical, scientific-technical and production problems have already been overcome. Prepared the production facilities needed for the number of missiles, which will order the Ministry of defence," — said Borisov in an interview with the newspaper "Red star".

Background: Earlier it was reported that several pre-production samples ICBMs "Sarmat" entered service of the Russian strategic Missile forces (RVSN) in the near future. The commander of RVSN Colonel General Sergey Karakayev said the missile has no analogues in the world.

The RBC was the concept of Technopolis creation "Era" in which it is planned to educate the elite of Russian army.

The main tasks of the military Technopolis "Era", the layout of which the Minister of defense Sergei Shoigu presented to Vladimir Putin at the beginning of this year, will be: development of innovative technologies, reduction of terms of creation of new weapons, military and special equipment, as well as the education of highly qualified personnel for the military enterprises and military research institutes.

Composed under construction in Anapa Technopolis "will create a school camp for gifted children. They will be "to cultivate the spirit of patriotism" and to prepare to study at universities in several majors, which are associated with the strengthening of national defense, said the development concept of "Era".

The Technopolis will also attract young scientists, postgraduate students and specialists of enterprises of the military-industrial complex, cadets and students. In particular, on the basis of "Age" will create four consolidated research company. They will be composed of two scientific platoon each.

Reference: Innovative Technopolis "Era" — the independent organization of the Ministry of defence, a kind of "military" version of the innovation center "SKOLKOVO". The defense Ministry began its creation in October 2017, reported defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. As stated in the concept of military science "Era" will become a specialized research and production complex.


Russian combat gear "Warrior" by the end of 2018 will receive a new multifunctional knife, which, in particular, will be able to perform the functions of some tools (screwdrivers etc.) said the head of the military scientific Committee of the Russian Ground forces, Colonel Alexander Romanyuta.

"Multi-function knife, which now has the outfit of the "Warrior", in principle, performs its tasks, but there are requests to extend its functionality. That is, initially in TTZ, for example, was not provided by loosening of bolts... Instead of a knife, I think that in 2018 we will figure out what it needs to be, and by the end of the eighteenth year, will have new knife," said Colonel Alexander Romanyuta.

Reference: Serial deliveries to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation of equipment "soldier of the future" second generation "Warrior" began in 2017. Her set combines modern small arms, effective protection kits, reconnaissance and communications — about ten different subsystems. It is designed for operations in different climates at any time of the day.


The US President Donald trump, speaking to the soldiers of the marine Corps base at Miramar in San Diego (CA), called for the creation of Space forces as a separate kind of troops. It is reported by RBC with reference to the Fox News channel.

"In the past I have very seriously said that we need a new kind of troops, but now I think that is a great idea. We are creating a Space force. It's great," said trump.

The head of state added that, in his opinion, space can be "in the same battleground as land, air and sea." "We have air force, army, Navy, we have Space forces," — said trump.


In the tank division of the Central military district (CVO), stationed in the Urals, for defense procurement received six infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2M.

Upgraded equipment, which features an improved sighting system and a new radio station, was taken by specialists of one of the tank regiments Chebarkul garrison.

Reference: Guards Vitebsk-Novgorod twice red banner tank division was formed in late 2016, with deployment of parts of the territory of the Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions. Connection were armed with modern versions of T-72 tanks and advanced armored personnel carriers BTR-82A.

In accordance with the plan of re-equipment of troops of the southern military district (YUVO) in a unit of the 4th army of VVS and PVO, based in the Krasnodar region, received two new military attack helicopter Ka-52 "alligator". Thus, from the beginning of 2018, the fleet of aircraft the air unit added to the four new machines of this type.

The Kuban helicopters transported unassembled aircraft military transport aviation. At a military airfield currently, the final Assembly of the helicopters, and then pass a test fly-around and final transfer of military equipment to the flight crews.

Pilots with no experience of control of helicopters Ka-52 will undergo training at the combat training Center and retraining of pilots of army aviation of Russian Ministry of defense.

Reference: Military attack helicopter Ka-52 "alligator" is a modernized version of the Ka-50 "Black shark". According to experts, it has better aerodynamic characteristics and less visible to radar. To increase its speed and maneuvering capabilities. Aboard the cars have more sophisticated electronic equipment. The office is designed for two pilots, which increases the efficiency of maneuvering and combat use of "Alligator". Ka-52 is designed for fire destruction of armored vehicles, manpower and helicopters of the enemy.

Specialists 153 th military representation of the Ministry of defense of Russia, stationed at the Aviation complex. Ilyushin in Zhukovsky, took delivery of the first production of the modernized military transport aircraft Il-76MD-M.

Under the leadership of the military mission carried out a series of acceptance tests, and the aircraft fully loaded transferred to the Air and space forces.

Serial the contract is for the modernization of the existing fleet of military transport aircraft Il-76MD to version Il-76MD-M.

Reference: the Aircraft underwent extensive upgrades and is equipped with the latest avionics, modern aircraft navigation systems, meets all the requirements and rules of flights on both Russian and foreign air routes.

On the plane, upgraded lighting, a troop transport and household equipment, airborne defense, and communications. The aircraft is equipped with elements of the "glass cockpit". Service life extended to 40 years.

The newest armored cars "Mustang" on KAMAZ-5350 entered service with the intelligence connections of the Western military district (ZVO), stationed in the Tambov region.

These machines can move around selenoprotein location and have increased reliability and increased protection class soldiers from explosive devices.

The base trucks "Mustang" mounted brokemogul MM-501, allowing transfer of reconnaissance and to organize actions in the enemy rear, as well as the support columns, the actions in the settlements, the transportation of special cargo.

For reference: the speed of the vehicle on rough terrain — up to 100 km/h, cruising range — up to 1.5 thousand km of protective armour that can accommodate a group of 12 troops or several tons of cargo.

The armored vehicles can withstand hitting 30-mm shells and detonation of improvised explosive devices, equipped with several kilos of explosives.

Airborne troops (VDV) of the Russian Federation by 2022 will have to adopt the latest Avialesookhrana anti-aircraft missile complex (ZRK) "Birder".

This was stated by commander of the airborne troops Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov, reports IA REGNUM. According to him, the complex will be equipped with air defense missile battery air defense missile regiments of the airborne and air assault divisions.

SAM deliveries will begin in 2022. Currently working design documentation. At this stage will be fully formed appearance of the complex as a whole.

In addition to the airborne SAM "Birder" will be able to use other types and kinds of troops. SAM will be created on the basis of the combat vehicle landing BMD-4M, which will allow to transport it in existing military transport aircraft.

If necessary, he can be parachuted parachute, said Serdyukov.


Along with the continuing equipment of rescue forces of the Navy Main command of the Navy has nearly completed a modernization program of all deep-sea rescue vehicles, standing in service of the search and rescue operations. In the work of rescue submersibles were deep modernization and repair, which will allow them to operate at a high level of efficiency at least 15 years.

Top of the line retrofit – deep-sea rescue apparatus (SGA) project 18270 "Bester" – is in the final stage of modernization works, in 2019 it will be transferred to the Northern fleet.

SGA "Bester" is designed to assist and rescue crews of emergency submarines sunk at depths of up to 720 meters, and also for inspection of underwater objects and performing underwater technical works.

Its characteristics are upgradeable at Kanonersky plant in St. Petersburg SGA "Bester" will have all the characteristics of the second device in this series – "Bester-1" project 18271, which is the development of the project 18270 and is part of the search and rescue operations of the Pacific fleet.

Overall, the share of rescue units of the fleets of the Russian Navy modern ships, boats and submersible in 2020 will account for more than 70% of the total.


Main command of the Navy of Russia will continue work on introduction of robotic systems in search and rescue forces of the Navy.

It is planned that in the next 3 years in the composition of the search and rescue operations will receive more than 40 robotic systems, making the risk for a person to carry out inspection and assist the emergency ships and submarines.

Currently, the search and rescue forces of the Russian Navy already operates more than 150 remotely operated unmanned underwater vehicles, able to perform tasks on inspection of emergency facilities on the depth and relief.

Also conducted development work on the creation of new generations of chute-lifting devices for underwater vehicles search and rescue purposes.

The armed Forces of the Russian Federation for a week




Testing of anti-aircraft complex for the frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" (the ship built by the United shipbuilding Corporation in St. Petersburg) at the site will take another six weeks. After that, the complex needs to be returned for firing from the ship, said the President of Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov.

"According to our information, the test (anti-aircraft complex for the frigate "Admiral Gorshkov" - approx. TASS) before shipboard testing will take approximately a month and a half. (Anti-aircraft system - approx. TASS) undergoes testing at the sites, then have to go back to the ship in order to conduct the firing from the frigate," - said Rakhmanov.

Transfer of Russian Navy ship can be held in the summer, he added.


During the Russian-Belarusian tactical exercises on peacekeeping issues Ulyanovsk paratroopers of the compounds of the airborne troops (VDV) will be the first to use battalion set of new combat vehicles BMD-4M and BTR-MDM.

During the joint actions on the teachings of the military units of the Russian airborne troops and special operations Forces (MTR) of Belarus and testing different ways of performing peacekeeping tasks will apply modern unmanned aerial vehicles, transport and combat helicopters, special equipment of electronic warfare and new combat vehicles and armoured personnel carriers in service with the compounds of the landing.

The active phase of doctrines will take place from 19 to 22 March at a military training ground, airborne Irrigation in the Ulyanovsk region.

Just the exercise involved about 600 troops will be involved 80 units of military and special military equipment.

Joint Russian-Belarusian tactical exercises on the territory of the Russian Federation will be held in accordance with the cooperation Plan between the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of defence of the Republic of Belarus.

Background: currently, the connection Ulyanovsk airborne battalion has two sets of modern combat vehicles BMD-4M and BTR-MDM.

The main armament BMD-4M includes 100-mm gun with ammunition and 34 high-explosive shells and 4 guided missiles "Arkan", which is and launcher ATGM and 30-mm automatic gun with ammunition, 500 rounds for different purposes and 7.62-mm machine gun.

Common for both types of shots autoloader 100-mm gun provides a high rate of direct fire and indirect fire at ranges up to 7 kilometers, and mechanized and armored vehicles aimed fire up to 5.5 kilometers.


Northern fleet commander Admiral Nikolai Evmenov presented to the command staff of the fleet to his Deputy for logistics major General Victor Voronov.

Reference: major General Viktor V. Voronov was born in 1961 in Voronezh. In 1983 he graduated from the Omsk higher combined arms command school and served in the infantry parts of the TRANS-Baikal and Turkestan military districts. In 1994 the chief of staff of a separate reconnaissance battalion of the training received in the Military Academy of logistics and transport, after which he was appointed in the North Caucasus military district Deputy commander of motorized rifle division in the rear.

From 2002 to 2004 he studied at the Military Academy of the General staff of the armed forces and then served in the far Eastern and Siberian military districts in the post of Deputy commander of the Association for logistics, chief of logistics district. He was Deputy commander of the Western military district logistics.

In January 2018 was appointed to the post of Deputy commander of the Northern fleet for logistics.

He has state awards of the Russian Federation and medals of the Ministry of defence.

The commander of the Pacific fleet (PF) Admiral Sergei Avakyants visited the Pacific higher military-sea school (TOWA) named after S. O. Makarov and the Vladivostok branch of the Nakhimov naval school.

In TOWA Admiral Sergei Avakyants personnel presented the new head of the College, rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev. Fleet commander noted that the new Director has extensive experience, knows the region and the fleet, as prior to 2007, he served in the Pacific fleet. He wished to rear Admiral Zhuravlev success in service and expressed the hope that with his arrival the school will be qualitatively developed and transformed.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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