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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 14 to 20 November 2016
Material posted: Publication date: 20-11-2016
The source of the state Department renounced accusations against Russia in attacks on Syria, the hospital; trump built the strongest Navy in the recent history of the United States; adopted engineer brigade CVO received the latest pontoon Park PP-2005M; in units of TSB received a shipment of new radar "Sobolyatnik"; missile cruiser "Marshal Ustinov" will soon arrive in the Northern fleet after repair and modernization; the "Flying tiger" against the air enemy; the Ukraine has tested a new missile; RSC Energia and Boeing will build the lunar infrastructure; the concern "Kalashnikov" presented the project of an unmanned catamaran-robot – media; in Russia created the largest centre for quantum technologies; supply the Indian Navy with additional aircraft P-8I "Neptune" will begin in 2020; the Turkish air force by 2018 will receive two F-35.

About these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 14 to 20. 11. 2016

In the Turkish office of the Syrian American medical society (SAMS), whose headquarters is in Washington, said that it has no confirmed information about who attacked hospitals in Syria. About the Agency Sputnik said the representative of the organization of Kutub Mohamad (Mohamad Katoub), reports "".

According to him, SAMS learned about the devastation from the volunteers working in the Arab country. While the fact that the air strikes struck the Russian space forces, or the Syrian air force, indicate only the words of eyewitnesses.

Earlier, U.S. state Department called SAMS data source that the attack on medical institutions involved in Moscow. This information is contained in the response Department to RT.

Pentagon officials blamed the attacks on hospitals Russia and Damascus. When during a briefing on 16 November, the RT journalist was asked to reveal the sources of this information, the speaker of the state Department, John Kirby was angry and advised to forward the issue to the Russian authorities. Kirby later admitted that he did not know whose planes strike, adding that only resulted in data "respected humanitarian organizations."

The world health organization (who), which reported about the attack on the hospital, also did not name the perpetrators.

The defense Ministry, commenting on the statements of the United States, said it was "informational blunder." "Already everybody, it became evident that allegedly destroyed by bombing "hospitals" and "mobile clinic" (...) exist only in the imagination of the representative of the state Department of the USA John Kirby", — said the representative of the military Department Igor Konashenkov.


Last week was a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the leadership of the Ministry of defense and enterprises of the military-industrial complex, reports TASS.

The head of state noted that during the sudden inspection of the troops early in the year and autumn on the strategic command and staff exercises "Caucasus-2016" serious consideration was given to the supply of parts and connections, as well as the willingness of industrial enterprises to manufacture military products, needed by the Armed forces.

According to him, the military exercises of the current year showed that the defence sector as a whole cope with the task of supplying parts and connections, however, were revealed some shortcomings that must be eliminated. These shortcomings can then affect the timeliness of deliveries of military products, said the President.

The ability of the defence industry, if necessary, to increase their production is one of the conditions of security, said the head of state. He noted that the issues of mobilization are very important.

After that, the meeting continued behind closed doors.

Reference: the meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and chief of General staff Valery Gerasimov, a number of other representatives of the leadership of the defense Ministry and the General staff, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and the head of the Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov, head rosrezerva Dmitry Gogin, the General Director of "Rostec" Sergey Chemezov and the head of the United aircraft Corporation Yury Slyusar, the heads of several other companies.

But Donald trump promises to bring to life the most ambitious shipbuilding program of the Navy of the United States since the administration of Ronald Reagan. The new American President unlike Barack Obama, override the expenses of the Navy, going to download the shipbuilding enterprises are building more than 70 new ships. Among them, nuclear submarines, missile cruisers and aircraft carriers, which in the end will increase by 50 thousand persons, writes "the".

The US President-elect Donald trump has promised to increase the combat strength of the naval forces of the United States from 272 to 350 ships. Now, the required increase in defense spending - a risky thing for the us budget, but the new U.S. leader is considering this as part of the program to create new jobs. This is reflected in his staff memo obtained by the us Navy publication Navy Times.

If the trump plan is implemented, the U.S. Navy will return to the combat and numerical composition, which they have not had since 1998, said Defense News. However, until now it remains unclear which vehicles the new US administration is going to build more, the newspaper notes. The priorities of the shipbuilding program is not clearly defined.

We can talk about the additional construction of multi-purpose nuclear US aircraft carriers like "Gerald R. Ford". The construction is already underway since 2009. Fords are the upgraded version of aircraft carriers type "Nimitz" and differ from them at comparable sizes, and aviation armament, lower operating costs. Each ship is worth at least $10 billion Among other priorities, called the torpedo submarines of class "Virginia" cost of $3 billion, and the ships class LCS (Littoral Combat Ships, littoral combat ships), each worth $500 million.

Team trump believes that if the U.S. Navy will have more warships and, consequently, more operational capabilities, the White house will get significantly more options of behaviour in crisis situations and the prevention of armed conflict. Ultimately, it is the quantity and quality of ships affects the course and outcome of the current hostilities.

About the rearmament of the army

Separate engineering brigade, stationed in Bashkortostan, were armed with the latest kit pontoon Park PP-2005M, which is the latest achievement in the field of technology of this kind and purpose.

As the press service of the Central military district (CVO) military engineers got a full set, consisting of 42 cars from river and coastal links, with special boats.

For reference: the capacity of the new bridge compared to the previous model increased in two times and amounts to 120 tons, and a long, 43 m (268 m). Now the soldiers can make that crossing even a river with a flow velocity of 3 m/s. This was made possible thanks to the latest butt devices and means of motorization.

In 2016, the military units of the 4th army air force (VVS) and air defense (PVO) of the southern military district (SMD) have adopted more than 30 new and upgraded models of aircraft. Among them – a multi-purpose fighter su-30CM, su-25SM attack aircraft, transport and attack helicopters Mi-8МТВ5-1, Mi-8МТПР and Mi-8AMTSH "Terminator", attack helicopters Ka-52 "alligator", Mi-28N and Mi-28UB "Night hunter", transport helicopters Mi-26T.

As the press service of the southern military district (SMD), is currently the aircraft is equipped with the latest and modernized weapons by 75%, as reported by the commander of the 4th army of air force and air defense Lieutenant-General Viktor Sevostyanov.

In addition, in the arms of one of the anti-aircraft missile regiment of the southern military district received anti-aircraft missile system s-400 "Triumph". By the end of 2016, the share of modern samples of anti-aircraft missile air defense forces in the southern military district will make up more than 90% taking into account the planned supply of arms.

In aircraft regiments enterprises fully mastered the su-27SM3, su-30M2, su-30SM, su-34, su-25SM. Park of army aviation, the maximum replaced with the newest Mi-28N, Mi-35M, Ka-52, Mi-8AMTSH and Mi-8МТВ5.

Background: up To the end of the year it is planned to receive over 60 pieces of weapons and military equipment, including about 15 airplanes and helicopters, about 30 pieces of new communication equipment and radio equipment, about 10 pieces of engineer equipment, and also anti-aircraft missile and gun complexes "Carapace-s", automation systems electronic warfare systems "Moscow-1". For the first time in the southern military district is expected to receive a new combat training helicopter Mi-28UB.

In the division artillery reconnaissance combined arms army of the Eastern military district (TSB), stationed in the Amur region, received a batch of new small-size radar stations (RLS) 1Л227 "Sobolyatnik."

Press service of the southern military district (YUVO) recalled that in July this year the division military intelligence Association received the first batch of radar "Sobolyatnik."

Reference: "Sobolyatnik" is a multifunctional means of artillery reconnaissance and can detect small objects at a distance of tens of kilometers. Despite its small dimensions and weight characteristics, new radar used to detect and automatic track up to 20 targets simultaneously and adjusting artillery fire on the trajectory of projectiles and their explosions.

Military units of the Eastern military district (OIE) in 2016, received more than 10 new unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) "Orlan-10" and "Aileron-3", said the head of the press service of BBO Alexander Gordeev.

Reference: "Aileron-3" - small UAVs with ejection start. At maximum takeoff weight 3.5 kg "Aileron-3" can carry up to 0.5 kg payload. Its composition may include a TV-camera, IR camera, camera, repeater stations, electronic intelligence, and jamming. This UAV can fly both offline and radio command. Return to the start of the UAV performs it automatically.

"Orlan-10" - Russian multipurpose drone system designed for surveillance in long and local objects in difficult terrain.


By the end of this year, the missile cruiser (MC) of the project 1164 "Marshal Ustinov" will arrive to the place of permanent deployment to the Northern fleet after repair and modernization works at the Severodvinsk enterprise "the Asterisk". Currently, the cruiser is in the final testing phase of the ship units and mechanisms in the White sea, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

With the arrival of the missile cruiser of the Northern fleet, the potential impact of disparate factions of the Navy (Navy) Russia will be raised. Currently, the Navy consists of three ships of this project — the guards of the RK "Moscow" the black sea fleet, "Varyag" in the Pacific fleet, "Marshal Ustinov" in the Northern fleet.

Reference: Combat capabilities and performance characteristics of the cruisers of project 1164 allow you to effectively perform tasks in the distant ocean zone. They are designed to defeat attacking forces, and large ships, provide combat stability antisubmarine search and attack groups and perform the tasks of collective defense of ports and convoys in remote areas of the World ocean. The supporting tasks of Kazakhstan of this class is fire support of landing, anti-submarine warfare.

The defense Ministry will hold an open tender on modernization of aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov". About it on air of TV channel "Russia 24" said the President of the United shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexey Rakhmanov. According to him, modernization of the aircraft carrier implies improved management systems and the strengthening of the aviation group of the cruiser.

Earlier media reports referring to the Vice-President of the USC on military shipbuilding Igor Ponomarev, announced that the carrier will repair and modernization in 2018 after returning from military service.

Reference: Carrier group of the Northern fleet, which includes the "Admiral Kuznetsov", went on a hike on October 15. On 15 November, Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin about the outbreak of large-scale operation to strikes against terrorists in the Syrian provinces of Idlib and HOMS. The operation involved also the Russian heavy aircraft carrier, the first time took part in military actions.

About the tests

The armed forces of the Republic of Korea lead the successful testing of the ZSU K30 Biho ("Flying tiger") with additional units of man-portable anti-aircraft missiles (2x2) KP-SAM Shin-Gung production company LIG Nex1, according to the "Military Parity".

Reference: ZSU in the basic configuration is equipped with two 30 mm cannons with rate of fire 600 rounds/min (the ammo one gun 300 rounds). The effective range is about 3 km. it is Noted that the artillery system has a high accuracy of hitting aerial targets. The maximum firing range of MANPADS KP-SAM Shin-Gung reaches 7 km.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on his page in Facebook reported another test of the new Ukrainian military missiles, created in the framework of the pledges in the early years of the restoration program of a missile shield in the country, reports TASS.

Poroshenko did not begin to specify, about what kind of missile it is.

However, focusing on published in the Ukrainian media of photographs and videos, experts have noted that this, apparently, is a "300-millimeter guided rocket "Alder" for use in reactive system of volley fire "Smerch".

Reference: About the necessity to create in Ukraine production of missiles and ammunition Poroshenko said at the beginning of 2016. Class will include tactical missiles, designed to hit targets directly in the combat zone. As a rule, they have a range from 1 km to 300 km and can carry various warheads including nuclear.


Rocket-space Corporation "Energy" (RCCA) and Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) in the near future plan to sign the agreement to begin long-term cooperation, providing for deep space exploration, and projects to develop the lunar infrastructure. These works will become part of a widespread agreement of "Energy" and Boeing for the settlement court cases around the consortium "Sea launch". Formal agreement the companies plan to sign until the end of November.

As told "Izvestia" CEO, RCCA Vladimir Solntsev, now lawyers of American and Russian companies preparing the text of the agreement.

In the Russian office of the Boeing the situation has not commented.

Science and production

Concern "Kalashnikov" presented to the defense Ministry, the project of an unmanned catamaran-robot able to carry multiple unmanned tactical aircraft-type aircraft or quadcopters. This is reported TASS with reference to the media.

"We have actively developed our competence in the field of unmanned vehicles, - said General Director of the concern Alexey Krivoruchko. - Our goal is to integrate them into a system, parts of which can interact with each other. In particular, the idea of drone boats, is the base for our unmanned aircraft, is that this system will be able to patrol the coastline and to participate in search and rescue operations in a fully Autonomous mode".

It is noted that a new product with a size of several tens of meters and a displacement of several hundred tons are planned to be developed in the framework of the complex target program "creating a promising military robotics to 2025" approved by the war Department.

Information: Fully Autonomous system "Triton", a concept proposed by a subsidiary of Kalashnikov - ZALA AeroGroup will be capable of conducting air, surface and underwater exploration, as well as to destroy targets using remote-controlled combat module, which is equipped with PKT (Kalashnikov tank machine gun - approx. TASS) 7.62 mm. the Ship will receive two dvuhjadernyh marine diesel and will have a radius of action of 750 nautical miles (converted to kilometers is just over one thousand). The drones will add to this radius of thirty kilometers.

In Russia created the largest centre of quantum technologies. As write "news" is a joint project of the University of Misa and the Russian quantum center

National research technological University MISIS (nust MISIS) and the Russian quantum center (RCC) launch a joint research project "Quantum center" (KC). The new center will be the largest specialized institution in Russia, he will be engaged in both educational and research activities.

It is noted that the KC - development and implementation of educational programs for young specialists in the field of quantum technologies. In addition, the center will conduct research in the field of quantum communications and quantum electronics.

On military-technical cooperation

Supply ordered by the Ministry of defence of India for the country's Navy four additional multi-purpose Maritime aircraft P-8I "Neptune" to begin in 2020, reports TSAMTO.

According to "Janes defense the weekly" citing a statement by the chief project engineer P-8I Boeing Mark Jordan, the supply of aircraft under option to the main contract is scheduled to begin by July 2020. Earlier, the representative of naval forces of India D. K. Sharma (D K Sharma) said that delivery should be completed by 2021.

M. Jordan also confirmed that currently the parties are negotiating the modernization of eight previously delivered aircraft. It will probably include the ability to refuel the P-8I in the air, which will increase the range equipment advanced avionics and other systems.

Reference: P-8I is adapted to the requirements of the Indian Navy variant of the latest plane of BPA's new generation of P-8A "Poseidon", which was developed for the US Navy on the basis of the airliner "Boeing-737-800ERX". Aircraft manufactured led "Boeing" industrial consortium consisting of "CFM international" (CFM International), "Northrop Grumman" (Northrop Grumman), "Raytheon" (Raytheon), "Spirit of AeroSystems" (Spirit AeroSystems), "BAE systems" (BAE Systems) and "GE aviation" (GE Aviation).

According to the magazine "the Polish Zbrojna", at the beginning of last week the first two of eight ordered TCB M-346 "Master" has completed the flight with the airbase of the Italian air force "Venegono" at the 41st training aviation base in Demblin. In accordance with the terms of the contract, the aircraft were flown by Italian pilots.

As reported TSAMTO, to adopt arrived in Poland, the aircraft must undergo a series of tests on the ground and in the air, which should confirm their compliance with the requirements of the contract. In the case of their successful conclusion, the parties will sign a Protocol of acceptance-transfer and M-346 will be made in the register of Polish military aircraft.

Italian aircraft will replace the outdated TCB TS-11 "Iskra". Supply M-346 needs to speed up by 30-40 percent. and reduce the cost of training pilots F-16 fighters of the Polish air force. Delivery of the last aircraft M-346 is scheduled for November 2017.

In 2018 it is planned to start training with the M-346 of the first group of students of Higher officer school of air force of Poland.

Reference: UTS, which will be delivered to the air force of Poland differ from the M-346 that are commercially available in Italy. The aircraft will be equipped with modified avionics, which is purposefully adapted to assist in the training of pilots of the F-16. "Master" is also equipped with the so-called "curtain for blinding the pilot", which closes the cabin and allows you to simulate severe weather conditions. Polish M-346 is equipped with the latest version of the software for the onboard computers. This, in particular, allows to simulate a combat environment, including various types of weapons and threats. In addition, the Polish version differs from the Italian stock brake parachute. Specifically for the Polish pilots were installed a digital system for the exchange of information.

The Ministry of defence of Turkey expected start of deliveries of stealth fighters fifth generation F-35. This was announced by Minister Fikri Isik, reports "" with reference to Reuters.

According to him, by 2018, will be delivered the first two cars. The entire country plans to buy 24 F-35.

In August it became known that air force (USAF), the United States suspended operation of ten F-35 due to mechanical defects. Experts have discovered that the insulation in the cooling system of the fuel tanks of the F-35 have been split and began to crumble. This defect was identified in 57 fighters, 15 of them have already been put into service, the rest has not yet left the Assembly line. Disadvantages promised to eliminate during the completion of Assembly and adjustment.

Reference: F-35 Lightning II is a family of promising stealth multirole fighter fifth generation, the development of which since 2001 is engaged in Lockheed Martin on the program "Unified strike fighter" (Joint Strike Fighter, JSF). The fighter must be available in three variants: A (normal force), B (short takeoff and vertical landing for the marine corps) and C (for carrier-based naval aviation). The F-35 is the most expensive prospective stealth fighter jet in history — the cost of one machine is 159 million dollars.

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to sign an agreement on the establishment of the United forces of Russia and Armenia, the corresponding decree was published on 14 November. The draft Treaty implies that countries will create a group of troops, able to provide "adequate response to an armed attack (aggression)" and "other challenges and threats to the security of the parties." The document emphasizes that the agreement "is not directed against third countries." The contract will be concluded for five years with automatic renewal if neither party declares its intention to withdraw from it.

The President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, the TV channel "Russia 242 said that the establishment of the United forces of Russia and Armenia in the Caucasus region of collective security will be good news.

The Minister of defense of Armenia Vigen Sargsyan on November 16 announced that it plans in the near future to visit Russia and sign agreement on the joint group of troops of the two countries.

Memorable lines: the Day of missile troops and artillery

The history of domestic artillery originates from 1382, when it was first used wrought-iron cannon at the siege of Moscow by the army of Khan Tokhtamysh. Since then, the artillery and missile troops and subsequently became an integral part of the Russian army. This is similar to the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

During the great Patriotic war to mark the achievements of artillery during the counter-offensive at Stalingrad, which began on November 19, 1942, by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on 21 October 1944 was established memorable date – the Day of artillery.

It was the artillery of the southwestern and don fronts at the beginning of the operation a powerful fire attack has caused the enemy heavy losses and broke the whole system of its defense, which allowed the Soviet forces, avoiding significant losses to begin the counter-offensive, which ended with the encirclement and defeat of the enemy at Stalingrad.

Since 1964 this memorable date was celebrated as the Day of missile troops and artillery.

In our days

Modern missile troops and artillery of the armed forces includes the rocket troops and artillery of the Land forces, artillery of the coastal forces of the Navy and artillery of the airborne troops, consisting of organizational missile, rocket, artillery brigades, artillery, rocket artillery regiments, artillery battalions more power , a separate reconnaissance artillery battalions, and artillery, mechanized infantry, armored, airborne and naval infantry formations.

In accordance with the action Plan of defense of the Russian Federation the complex of measures, directed on qualitative improvement of the structure and combat composition and strength of missile troops and artillery.

Goals and objectives

As reported by the chief of rocket troops and artillery of Armed forces of the Russian Federation Lieutenant General Michael Matveevsky, determine the purpose of the construction of missile troops and artillery on the modern stage - they must move to a qualitatively new state and become a reconnaissance and firing system.

"The main focus in this task is the equipping of the formations, units and units of missile troops and artillery of a highly effective automated control and intelligence, as well as modernized or advanced rocket and artillery systems, means of comprehensive support and protection," said Lieutenant General Michael Matveevsky.

In artillery units be upgraded 152-mm self-propelled howitzers "Msta-SM" and jet systems of volley fire "Tornado-G". Anti-tank units receive the new all-weather anti-tank missile complex "Chrysanthemum-S". Continues upgrading missile formations of Land forces at the operational-tactical missile complexes "Iskander-M".

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