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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 15 to 21 April 2019
Material posted: Publication date: 22-04-2019
As the defense Ministry of Russia is developing a unique military Technopolis "Era"; T-14 "Armata" got the anti-slip coating for masking; the newest frigate "Admiral Kasatonov" and Corvette "Rumbling" will be released in the sea for factory testing; electronic warfare troops CVO will get the system jamming "Box-21" in 2019; the Russian space forces have handed over two upgraded Tu-95MS; military communications ZVO received station radio "Artek" on the basis of BTR-80; attack aircraft of the southern military district in the Stavropol region joined the four new su-25СМ3 "Supergrace"; Russia will send up to 30 military part of the UN mission in the Central African Republic. About these and other events in mo for monitoring the media for week 15. 04. 21. 04. 2019.

The research potential of military innovation Technopolis "Era" (Anapa) reaching design capacity. In an interview with "Krasnaya Zvezda" reported the acting head of the cluster Colonel Igor Drobot. According to him, the first practical results of activities of the Technopolis will be this year.

"It's not just about creating brand new systems, but also on the modernization of existing developments in such applications as machine vision, support systems and decision-making, microelectronics," explained Drobot.

Integration of intellectual potential

Currently, residents and partners "Era" working on 55 research projects. They are implemented as the initiative and in the framework of the state defense order (SDO). Focuses on developments in the field of artificial intelligence (pattern recognition, creating neural network technology and intelligent data processing systems).

Also the enterprises of the Technopolis spetsializiruyutsya on projects in the areas of energy (establishment of powerful portable sources of electricity), robotics, information security, bioengineering systems (complexes for medical purposes) and nanomaterials.

For example, experts of the concern "Kalashnikov" developed a new robotic systems (ground robots, drones), improving image-recognition technology. PJSC "Dry" carries out research work in the field of aerodynamics and improve the accuracy of airborne munitions.

In the next time Era will be to develop additional directions of innovative activity: space vehicles, sonar systems, weapons based on new physical principles.

Now in Technopolis are 26 enterprises. Among them are the national research centre "Kurchatov Institute", concern "Kalashnikov", JSC "Company "Sukhoi", JSC "Tupolev", JSC "radio engineering Corporation "VEGA"", MSTU named after Bauman, JSC "MCST" (development of processors "Elbrus"). Their labs and offices in the "Era" of the plan to place 45 organizations (Military medical Academy named after S. M. Kirov, the holding company "Helicopters of Russia", RSK "MiG" and others).

One of the key tasks assigned to the "Era," import substitution in the field of software and hardware. Resident are developing new electronic components, components and various computing systems. In particular, the cluster launched a joint laboratory of the Ministry of defense and JSC "MCST".


Action in Syria

15 APR. The USA will stay in Syria part of its military contingent to prevent the growing influence of Russia, Iran and Bashar al-Assad in several parts of the country. This was stated by acting assistant Secretary of state for the Middle East David Satterfield.

"As the President said the U.S. should ensure that those who cooperated with us, died for us in the fight against ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), not exposed to danger. It is also necessary to ensure that the North-East of Syria is not a vacuum that will be filled with armies of Russia, Iran and the Syrian regime," he said during a telephone briefing.

16 APR. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov discussed on Tuesday with Secretary General of the League of Arab States (LAS) Ahmed Abu al-Gheit the situation in Syria and Libya. This is stated in the message of the Russian depodesta. The meeting was held within the framework of the Moscow Ministerial session of the Russia-Arab cooperation forum.

16 APR. Negotiations on settlement of the situation in Syria will be held in the Nur-Sultan on April 25-26. This is stated in the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

"From 25 to 26 April 2019 in Nur-Sultan at the Astana process will be held the 12th international high-level meeting on Syria", - stated in the message.

By analogy with the previous rounds of inter-Syrian talks in the upcoming meeting "will be attended by delegations of guarantor States - Iran, Russia and Turkey, government and opposition armed groups in Syria, the UN and Jordan - as observers".

17 APR. Russian representatives are not exported from Syria, the remains of Israeli spy Eli Cohen. This is stated in a message posted Wednesday on the website of the foreign Ministry.

"Strongly refuted speculation of a number of Israeli media that the Russian representatives had allegedly taken from Syria the remains of an agent of the Israeli intelligence "Mossad" Eli Cohen, executed in Damascus in 1965," he said in depodesta.

19 APR. Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Vershinin, special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on the Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentiev discussed Friday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad the formation of the constitutional Committee of the SAR. This is stated in the message of the foreign Ministry.

Vershinin and Lavrentyev visited Syria as part of the delegation with representatives of the Ministry of defense of Russia.

"During the meeting were discussed issues of ensuring long-term political settlement in accordance with the decisions of the Congress of the Syrian national dialogue and resolution 2254 of the UN security Council. Special attention in this regard was given to the early formation and start of work of the constitutional Committee. They also discussed the challenges of post-conflict resettlement of Syria and normalization of ATS with the Arab countries", - informed in dipvedomstva.

The situation in Ukraine

14 APR. Soldiers NM DNR destroyed Ukrainian drone, which was planned to involve to adjust the fire in the center of the Yuzhnodonbasskaya aqueduct. This was stated by the chief a press-services of Management of militia Daniel Bessonov.

It is reported that in the last days in the village of Kruta Balka under Yasinovataya, where objects are YUDV, 93rd mechanized brigade of the armed forces prevents the repairs on the main water lines, periodically opening fire on the area of operations.

"...For fire correction and more accurate shooting yesterday Ukrainian militants raised in the area unmanned aerial vehicle "Leleka-100". War criminals failed to implement the plans. Our defenders concerted action prevented the violation of Ukrainian fighters of the Minsk agreements. The drone was shot down, the debris fell in the "gray area"...," said Bessonov.

15 APR. The day of the Ukrainian security forces 6 times violated the cease-fire, using mortars caliber 82 mm, AGS, RPG and heavy weapons. Bombardment of the position NM of the LC near the settlement Prishib, new building, Frunze, gold 5, Groove.

15 APR. Members of the Armed forces of Ukraine from the so-called operation United forces (EP) in the Donbass held exercises in the region to eliminate air targets.

"In the course of the training division of the United forces worked with the problems of detection, tracking and destruction of air targets, the implementation of the maneuver in the new position areas, firing at the enemy aircraft from ambushes. Also held a practice rocket firing gun armament for air targets," - said the press service of environmental protection.

Reference: the exercise was conducted with the participation of fighter aircraft and units of antiaircraft missile troops. In particular, the technique was used in the Soviet development of anti-aircraft missile complexes (ZRK) With-300, "Buk-M1", "OSA - AKM", "Strela-10", 2С6 "Tunguska", portable SAMS and anti-aircraft installations ZU-23-3.


At the moment, China, Russia and the USA work over creation of military technologies that will change the nature of warfare. While The Sun notes that developing such inventions as "killer robots" and hypersonic missiles that can threaten the future of humanity.

The development of military technology is happening so quickly that it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up with new developments. Meanwhile among them is already quite "strange and terrible" inventions, writes The Sun.

According to the British newspaper, in the future seriously change the nature of warfare can the so-called swarm of drones. It is expected that small UAVs, managed by artificial intelligence, will carry out exploration and search purposes for larger weapons themselves, however, will be equipped with various weapons.

Recently, the Russian company released footage of airstrikes "swarm" of unmanned aerial vehicles, which are designed to help the infantry during the fighting. Although at the moment the UAV is remotely controlled by a human, it is expected that in the future the technology will become completely Autonomous. Thus, the "Roy" will be able to track and destroy targets without human intervention.

The development of this technology is also involved in the US. In 2017 in the sky over California carried out tests on the American "swarm" of unmanned aerial vehicles.

However, this is not the only invention that aims to supply arms to Russia. Currently the naval forces of the country are testing the "evil" systems 5P-42 "owl" who "dazzle" opponents, creating a visual optical interference. The Sun notes that the system also causes the enemy nausea and dizziness.

Moreover, The Sun believes that in the future military actions can also be deployed in space. The publication suggests that all will begin with the use of rockets, which will pass through the atmosphere and then return to Earth, which would complicate tracking. They will be followed by the ability to strike from outer space.

The US President Donald trump has already outlined a plan for a military presence in space. And the Deputy defense Minister Michael Griffin said that the United States can create satellites that can be laser strikes.

However, at the moment Russia, China and the US are trying to get ahead of each other in the creation of hypersonic missiles. The speed of such missiles to five times the speed of sound, which in the future may make missile defence is practically useless. The Sun believes that such missiles in the future can even be equipped with nuclear warheads.

In addition, all three countries are working to develop so-called killer robots, which on the battlefield will be able to select and destroy targets without human help. The Sun notes that "superstrong robots, makes the Terminator look frail", will soon move from science fiction to the real world.

Experts have expressed concerns about the impact of such technologies on human life. Thus, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Microsoft bill gates has warned that artificial intelligence poses the same threat to humanity as nuclear weapons. According to him, he can "how to save, and to destroy the human race."


Russian tank T-14 "Armata" got the anti-slip coating, which also improves his disguise, reports TASS.

"The rough surface on the "Armata" performs several functions: masking (uneven surface) and facilities for the movement of the armor", — said the head of the brigade of the specialists of the Corporation "Uralvagonzavod", which provide training equipment for the parade in honor of the 74th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, Mikhail Berman.

He noted that "the same coating is applied to the missile complex "YARS".


April 21, the newest frigate of project 22350 "Admiral Kasatonov" and Corvette project 20385 "Thundering" will be released in the sea from the piers of the enterprise "Northern shipyard" (St.-Petersburg) to perform the factory sea trials in the assigned ranges of the Baltic sea.

The chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev held a meeting at the Admiralty, which heard a report by Deputy Navy commander for armaments Vice Admiral Igor Mukhametshin on the readiness of the frigate and corvettes and their crews to perform tasks on the program of sea trials.

Vice-Admiral Igor Mukhametshin reported to Admiral Vladimir the Queen that "...the willingness of the crew, "Igor Kasatonov" and "Rumbling" for the tasks in the test plan was validated by the ad hoc working group of the General command of the Navy. The relevant segment of the readiness of the ships to the tests was checked by the management of the enterprise "Northern shipyard" and the United shipbuilding Corporation. Both crews are allowed to put to sea...".

The crews of the frigate and Corvette had completed comprehensive training at the joint training centre of the Navy to conduct all phases of the test program of the frigate and the further operation of the onboard equipment and weapon systems.

During factory sea trials will be tested by a number of the ship's life support systems, and electronic equipment of ships, including navigation systems, communication systems, rescue tools, system survivability, ventilation, and air conditioning. Will test the speed in different modes, controllability and maneuverability, and other characteristics of the frigate "Admiral Kasatonov" and the Corvette "Rumbling".

Commander of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev at the workshop set the task "during the tests, together with representatives of USC and "Northern shipyard" to analyze their every step."

"The high level of interaction between the Main command of the Navy with the enterprise "Northern shipyard" will allow to carry out all necessary stages of testing," - said the Commander in chief of the Navy.


The share of modern equipment in the army electronic warfare (EW) Central military district (CVO) is more than 60% thanks to the rearmament program, in 2019 for the first time will go into service modules of the system jamming "Box-21", said the chief of the EW staff TSVO the General-major Sergey Tailors.

"We are leaders on the implementation of the rearmament program in the CVO. Currently we have more than 60% of new samples of weapons and military equipment, among which the interference complexes "Krasuha", "Murmansk", "Borisoglebsk-2" and new means of dealing with unmanned aerial vehicles "Snare". We expect this year's receipts modules interference "Field-21" to counter unmanned aerial vehicles and reduce the effectiveness of cruise missiles," said the Tailor.

In a press-service of the district said that the system modules "Box-21" will go on in theequipment of troops electronic warfare CVO for the first time.

Reference: Module radio system "Box-21" is used to cover the most important objects of the armed forces and the country's infrastructure and on the impact of the use of precision weapons - cruise missiles, guided bombs, and enemy drones. The system allows to suppress the signals that are on different satellite channels: GPS, Galileo and Beidou.

Taganrog aviation scientific-technical complex named after Beriev gave Air and space forces of Russia two modernized Tu-95MS. It is reported with reference to the press service of the plant.

Long-range aviation HQs received the aircraft with tail numbers 24 and 19, which were held in Taganrog overhaul.

Background: Both Tu-95MS flew to home.

In the military units of field army southern military district (JUVO), stationed in the Kuban and Stavropol region, in the framework of the program of re-equipment of troops of a military district received the latest and upgraded models of weapons and military equipment.

In the current year in units of the combined arms army of the southern military district has received about 30 units of military and special equipment. Among them – the modernized tanks T-72B3, jet systems of volley fire (RSZO) BM-21 "Grad", self-propelled artillery units (SAU) "acacia", unmanned aerial vehicles, the cars "Ural" and modern buses.

On the modernized tank T-72B3 has the latest generation of communication, the newest fire control system, a digital ballistic computer, which allows several times to reduce time manufactured payments and increase their effectiveness.

Thermal imaging channel of the main sight ensures reliable operation of devices pointing in all weather conditions regardless of time of day. In addition, there is the possibility of firing a controlled projectile not only with places but also with the move.

Reference: by the end of the year it is planned to put into service a combined arms army of the southern military district and about 200 units of modern equipment. Including transport vehicles, armored vehicles, rocket-artillery armament, electronic warfare equipment, equipment for radiochemical and biological protection, equipment for medical service and the corps of engineers.

The intelligence units of the military enterprises of the southern military district, stationed in the Stavropol region, received a batch of modern intelligence reconnaissance systems, control and communications CRCC "Sagittarius".

Background: the system provides command and control, identification of detected objects, calculate their coordinates, target designation and preparation of data for effective use of weapons. The instrument is equipped with a system of identification "friend or foe", can be combined with all the domestic reconnaissance, radars, aiming devices and drones.

Military police units of the Central military district (CVO), stationed in Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions, for the first time were armed with modern anti-shock kits of personal protective equipment.

Reference: kit includes helmet "Cap-1", designed to protect the head of a soldier from a traumatic and cold weapon, and also shockproof shield "vanguard" for the protection of hands and chest. Additionally, the structure includes a stun device, radio, personal photo and video recording. The kit is created of composite materials and gives the soldier the maximum level of comfort and mobility.

Military communicators of the Western military district received state contracts streamline radio station R-166-05 "Artek" on the BTR-80.

The radio station has a high degree of protection against electronic jamming and are designed for software radio when using it as a part of communication nodes.

Thanks to the automation, deployment time and prepare the unit to work not more than 10 min Also improved the quality of radio communication and increased communication distance: up to 2 thousand km – KV and 350 km in the VHF bands compared to previous models.

Reference: the New equipment will ensure the fulfillment of tasks on the organization of sustainable connection with the use of open and secure channels between control centers military enterprises and subscribers.

Attack aircraft of the southern military district (YUVO) joined four recent deeply modernized su-25СМ3. The aircraft arrived in one of the 4 aviation units of the Army and air defense force based in the Stavropol region, flying more than 800 km.

Advanced su-25СМ3 using upgraded guidance system can perform missile launch or discharge of bombs, even at a considerable distance from the intended target, or from behind the clouds. All that is required to pilot the exact coordinates of the object.

By the engineering services of the aircraft checked the readiness of all units and mechanisms of the su-25СМ3 for operation in the specified modes.

Spravochno: Until the end of the current year in a unit of the southern military district in the Stavropol territory is planned for another delivery of upgraded su-25СМ3.


The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has published the order about sending 30 troops to the multidimensional integrated United Nations mission for stabilization in Central African Republic.

The relevant document, dated 15 April, published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

"The Ministry of defence to send to the part of the UN mission of up to 30 members of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation as liaison officers, military observers and staff officers", — stated in the order.

It is noted that the document comes into force from the day of its signing.

Also, the defense Department requested to withdraw the military at the end of the UN mission or if their participation in peacekeeping operations will become impractical due to changes in the international military-political situation.

Reference: the document States that the financing costs associated with the sending of Russian military, their maintenance and accommodation, will be at the expense of the UN.

The commander of the southern military district (YUVO), Colonel-General Aleksandr Dvornikov at the meeting with the chief of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Republic of Armenia, Lieutenant-General Artak Davtyan and the commander of the joint group of troops (forces) of the armed forces and Armenian armed forces discussed the holding of joint events of combat training.

Colonel-General A. Dvornikov noted the high level of cooperation shown during the recent joint exercises of units of the 102nd Russian military base and the Armed forces of Armenia.

"The exercises were held on different grounds – Alagyaz, Baghramyan, Kamhout. Created grouping of troops of the two States has successfully fulfilled the modern methods of warfare and administration, including performing tasks in a unified reconnaissance and fire and percussion loops", – said the commander of the southern military district.

In turn, the representatives of the Armenian delegation expressed its full support to the development of close cooperation between armies of the two countries and reaffirmed their willingness to further strengthen ties in joint combat and operational training.

In conclusion, the participants of the meeting exchanged Souvenirs.


During the week of 22 aircraft conducted reconnaissance near the Russian borders. Fighters from structure of the active-duty air defense forces of Russia performed four times.

Violations of Russian airspace was not allowed.




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