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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 21.01.2018 year
Material posted: Publication date: 21-01-2018

Unique amphibious aircraft be-12 will receive a "second life"; group "tehmash" has increased the production of munitions for the Russian army; shown tests combat robot "Companion"; as expected, flight tests of the su-57; India launched an Intercontinental ballistic missile; a breakthrough success of China: military "iron man" - already in testing, Resguardo equip new unique weapons; the troops received the upgraded Ka-27M; portable radar system intelligence "Aistenok" entered the 90th armored division of the CVO; in early 2018 in the Pskov connection VDV will the latest batch of BMD-4M and BTR-MDM; Russia has begun the delivery of s-400 to China under contract for 2014. About these and other developments in the media monitoring during the week 15 to 21. 01. 2018.

The high command of the Navy decided to extend the life of the unique airplane be-12 "Chaika". These machines belong to the class of amphibians (aviation slang they are also called "flying boats"). They can take off and land both on land airfields and on water. In the course of modernization of "the Seagull" will get a brand new search and sighting system and modern weapons. Be-12 are considered the oldest aircraft standing on the arms of the armed forces. The first "flying boat" arrived in the Soviet Navy in the mid 1960-ies.

As told "Izvestia" in command of the Navy, a decision of upgrading the be-12 made. Now formed the tactical and technical requirements and the documents required to start research and development work on renovation of avionics amphibians.

It is planned that the be-12 will be radically updated all three systems to obtain intelligence information on enemy submarines: sonar (detects noise submarines), radar, and magnetosensitive (finds submarines by the magnetic radiation of the body). Also Arsenal upgraded "flying boats" will join the modern anti-submarine torpedoes and depth charges.

The first flight of the be-12 was completed in 1960. For easy takeoff from the water, the plane got a curved V-shaped wing. The design of the lower part of its fuselage included the ship's contours. Because of this "Seagull" is able to land and take off from the water surface even in the three-point storm.

"Flying boat" has a top speed over 500 km/h on-Board fuel allows be-12 to fly over 4 thousand km or to patrol for several hours. In the Arsenal of amphibians includes mines, torpedoes and bombs.

According to the Executive Director of the Agency "Airport" Oleg Panteleyev, a survey of the existing fleet of be-12 have shown that these aircraft have a sufficient remainder of resource on the airframe and the power plant below when carrying out maintenance repairs to keep them in operation.

Background: From 1960 to 1973 was released 143 be-12. These machines were armed with all the fleets of the Soviet Navy. In the Pacific, "Gulls" were armed 289-th separate anti-submarine and 317-th mixed aviation regiment. One regiment of the "flying boats" were part of the black sea and Northern fleets. And in Kaliningrad was based 49-th separate squadron be-12 the Baltic fleet.

From 1993 to 1998, almost all of "the Seagull" was written off. The last six cars are part of the 318th regiment of the black sea fleet. About a dozen boards are in storage at the aircraft plant in Taganrog and the airport Island.


Action in Syria

14 Jan. Turkey will conduct the operation in the Syrian district of Afrin due to the fact that the Republic forced "to clear the North of Syria from the terrorists." This was stated by defense Minister of Turkey Nurettin Canikli.

20 Dec. The General staff of the Turkish armed forces has officially announced the start of operations in Syria Afrin. The campaign called "Olive branch" was launched at 17:00 local time.

Earlier, the operation was inaugurated by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to him, the next target will be the region of Manbij.

The Reaction Of Syria

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs and emigrants Faisal al-Mekdad said that Syria gives an appropriate response to any aggressive actions of Turkey against the Syrian Arab Republic.

Russia's Reaction

The operational group of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties and military police deployed from the area of Afrin in the district of tel - Adjara in Syria in the beginning of the Turkish operation. This was announced (20 December) in the defense Ministry.

As noted in the Department, "the command of Russian troops in Syria have taken measures to ensure the safety of Russian troops stationed in the Canton of Afrin, where the Turkish armed forces have begun conducting "special operations" against the Kurdish forces".

The Ministry added that the Russian Center reconciliation of the warring parties to monitor the situation in and around the area of deconfliction to assist the people fleeing the fighting.


Turkey launched a military operation in the area of the Syrian city of Afrin because of the uncontrolled supply of modern American arms to groups loyal to the United States, according to the defense Ministry.

"The main factors that contributed to the crisis development of the situation in this part of Syria, became a provocative steps the United States aimed at the isolation regions with a predominantly Kurdish population," — believe in Department.

The situation in Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada on January 18 adopted by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the draft law "On peculiarities of state policy on ensuring state sovereignty of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions" (the reintegration of Donbass).

This document uncontrolled Kiev areas are referred to as "temporarily occupied territories", Russia's actions qualify as "aggression against Ukraine" and the President shall have the right to use the armed forces in the country without the consent of Parliament, including the liberation of territories in the East. This is the joint operations staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine for control over all security forces and civil-military administrations in the conflict zone. In addition, the text of the document after amendments removed all mention of the Minsk agreements.

Russia's Reaction

The project of the Ukrainian draft law on the reintegration of Donbass contradict the Minsk agreements, and the name in it of the Russian Federation as the aggressor is unacceptable, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

U.S. reaction

The United States welcomed the renewal of Ukraine of the special status of Donbass.

"This demonstrates that Ukraine is making the hard steps to peace, wrote on his Twitter page of the special envoy of the US state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker. I hope Russia will act with the goal of achieving peace. It's time to put an end to the conflict."

Treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Moscow will not join the Treaty banning nuclear weapons, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

"Russia does not intend to accede to the Treaty. We believe that the complete elimination of nuclear weapons is only possible in the context of General and complete disarmament under conditions of equal and indivisible security for all, including for holders of nuclear weapons, as envisaged by the Treaty," the diplomat said.

Reference: the Agreement was signed at the headquarters of the UN on 7 July 2017, the representatives of 53 countries. Countries such as Guyana, Thailand and the Vatican has already ratified it. However, Russia, USA, China and other nuclear powers did not sign the agreement.

Informed about the possible negative consequences of the Treaty banning nuclear weapons, said the Russian Ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, indicating that the agreement is not conducive to the promotion of nuclear disarmament, since it does not take into account the legitimate security interests of nuclear-weapon States.


Russian developers of hypersonic weapons will provide a long movement with hypersonic speed object in the atmosphere. About it have informed "news" the adviser of the head of the Corporation "NPO Mashinostroyenia" in science, Herbert Yefremov.

According to the expert, this requires the creation of a propulsive, acetotartrate or combination turbodimetric sustainers. However, according to him, the world-known vehicles with ramjet engines, both Russian and American, are solely research

"These technologies are still not developed. Moreover, even in already tested in different countries ramjet engines have not managed to provide a stable, reliable combustion in the combustion chamber when moving at hypersonic. Whether these problems are solved in the near future, is not yet clear," — said Efremov.

In addition to developing the main engine and thermal protection, the creation of a hypersonic vehicle involves dealing with "other technical issues". "For example, the issues of traffic control, guidance, passage of radio waves through the plasma. And providing stealth and maneuverability," — said Efremov.

The expert believes that "the advent of mass hypersonic weapons, especially strategic, do not expect". "Tactical can appear after some time. But just as may appear worthy of missile defenses from him," — said Efremov.

What is known

For 2017 hypersonic weapons (particularly antiship missile "Zircon-s" and the experimental glider, u-71) Russian politicians and military repeatedly declared one of the priorities of the state armament programme until 2025.

Development in China

In November 2017, the Missile troops of the people's liberation army of China in secrecy conducted two flight tests of a new ballistic missile equipped with a hypersonic glider.

Development in the United States

Vice President division of Lockheed Martin Jack O Bannion, speaking on 8 January at AIAA SciTech conference 2018 in Kissimmee (USA), blurted out that the completion of the hypersonic drone SR-72.


The group "tehmash", which is included in the state Corporation rostec, has increased the production of munitions for the Russian army, said the General Director "Tehmash" Vladimir Lepin, reports TASS.

"The number of munitions increased. But this is natural because in accordance with the program (the state program of armaments until 2027 - ed.) increased the number of purchased new machinery, and this is directly proportional related things," said Lepine.

According to him, the group performs a large number of orders for the defense Ministry. Lepine said that "tehmash" has fully complied with the state defense orders for 2017.

Projects of the concern

Lepine announced that the company has done developmental work on the creation of reactive systems of volley fire "Tornado-C" - these complexes enter the army. According to him, "tehmash" has also restored the production of sea rocket was not produced for thirty years.

Speaking of new projects, the head of the concern said that now at the enterprise "the Alloy" (included in the outline group "tehmash" - approx.) there is a lot of development work, which already can be presented to the customer for the state tests.

He added that a lot of work is being completed on the contours of small-caliber artillery, in particular, NPO "Pribor".


India is the fifth time held a test run of the developed Intercontinental ballistic missiles Agni-V, reports The Times Of India.

Start held on 18 January 2018 from the island of Abdul Kalam off the East coast of the Indian subcontinent. The details of test not reported.

Previous tests of the missile took place in April 2012, September 2013, January 2015 and December 2016.

India plans to conduct several tests Agni-V. the input of the new weapons will make the country the sixth (or seventh, given North Korea), after the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain have at their disposal a ballistic missile with a range of more than five thousand kilometers.

Background: the three-stage rocket capable of carrying a nuclear warhead for a distance of more than five thousand kilometers, in particular, to reach the Northern regions of China. The height of the Agni-V is 17 meters, weight 50 tons.

The Chinese military, the developers say they made the decisive breakthrough in research and development of exoskeleton robot. This writes the "Herald of Mordovia".

On the website it is reported that the new Chinese defense industry has recently undergone the field tests and has already released a whole lot of these products.

Military an exoskeleton robot China, according to the creators, different advanced innovative design. They have perfect design, which employed several sensors, able to manage microhydraulics systems and to create efficient interaction between man and machine.

Military leaders of China praised the outstanding achievements of the research team and expressed hope that the process of creating systems with elements of artificial intelligence will reach new heights.

Chinese experts note that the creation of such intelligent robots has great potential applications in civilian fields, particularly in heavy industries, the rescue of people and liquidation of consequences of natural disasters, medical rehabilitation etc.

It is noted that currently the level of development in this direction is highest in the USA and Japan. However, the creation of Chinese an exoskeleton robot almost completely cut the tie of the PRC.


Federal service of National guard troops of Russia in the current year plans to buy new sniper rifles "Accuracy" and of non-lethal acoustic impact "Whisper". About it reports "Interfax".

For the purchase of ten rifles of 7.62 mm and ten caliber 8.6 mm is allocated 11.5 million rubles. Another 62 million will be spent on the purchase of 34 samples systems non-lethal non-linear parametric acoustic impact on biological objects "Whisper".

Reference: Sniper rifle Accuracy can hit targets at extreme distance not less than 1500 meters. "Whisper" is a special boards with mounted radiator, inmaculate generating vibrations, having a stopping effect on people.

Holding "Helicopters of Russia" has completed the procedure of transfer to representatives of the Navy of Russia, the party of helicopters Ka-27M. Continuous upgrading of machinery is at Kumertau aviation production enterprise. About it reports Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

The first of the transferred helicopters have already been sent to the place of permanent deployment to the Baltic fleet. In addition, the Ka-27M will go to the Pacific and Northern fleets.

Multipurpose helicopters Ka-27 of various modifications are of helicopters naval aviation of the Navy.

Reference: the work on the modernization of the Ka-27M is held in the framework of the state defense order. On the new version of the car introduced modern types of transmission of information in real time on land or ship command posts and other helicopters.

The company "Rostvertol" has also completed the delivery of the Ministry of defense of Russian military transport helicopters Mi-26 combat Mi-35M, Mi-28N and training-combat Mi-28UB, in the framework of the state contracts for 2017. All helicopters have successfully passed the acceptance tests and accepted by the Russian space forces.

"Rostvertol" supplies to the military authorities the whole range of the produced helicopters, as well as jointly with JSC "mil im. Mil" and under the leadership of the holding "Helicopters of Russia" carries out works on modernization of equipment produced for the defense Ministry.

The result of this work was the transfer in November of 2017 the first batch of new combat training helicopter Mi-28UB.

Along with the modernization of "Night hunter", the holding "Helicopters of Russia" has prepared the project of modernization of the Mi-26 for the Russian VKS. Currently, the plant "Rostvertol" work is underway to create a prototype of the new Mi-26Т2В.

Reference: the Main difference of Mi-28UB of the Mi-28N – dual control system, which allows piloting the helicopter both from the pilot cockpit-crew commander, and from the cab of pilot-operator. Due to this, it is possible to train military pilots who need practice RAID on the "Night hunters". In addition, in combat, in case of an emergency situation, the machine can take on a second crew member.

A portable radar system intelligence and control of fire "Aistenok" received state contracts on the arms of the 90th armored division of the Central military district, stationed in the Urals. About it reports a press-service of the military district.

In December last year by the artillery units of the division received the self-propelled radar station, outer-10М1. The station is intended for reconnaissance of moving ground, air and surface targets, able to detect the equipment, manpower, exploding shells at ranges from 200 m to 40 km.

Background: the New technique is able to automatically track the flight of the projectiles to determine the point of impact of the munition. Provides control of the results of their fire for fire correction and determining the location of firing positions of the enemy at distances up to 15 km. Application "Istence" will significantly improve the accuracy of missile and artillery strikes and to reduce ammunition consumption, with himself to be invulnerable to counter-battery fire of the enemy.

Link upgraded fighter-interceptor MiG-31BM entered service with the 14th army air force and air defense Central military district (CVO).about it reports a press-service of the military district.

The planes were modernized in airport in the Tver region and joined the fleet fighter aviation regiment, stationed in the Krasnoyarsk region. Due to modern avionics and weapons of the new generation the effectiveness of the MiG-31BM compared to the MiG-31 has increased by almost three times.

Reference: Supersonic MiG-31BM is designed for long patrols and combat high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, strategic bombers and low-flying targets. The aircraft can simultaneously hit 6 and accompany up to 10 air targets.

In 2018, the first batch of modern military equipment will receive air assault connection airborne troops (VDV), deployed in the city of Pskov. About it reports a press-service of the military district.

Connection of the airborne forces will receive a batch of modern modernized combat vehicles BMD-4M and tracked armored personnel carriers BTR-MDM in the first quarter of this year.

After the arrival of the cars at the station unloading and delivery to one of the military units of the connection will be held the ceremony of handing over military equipment to specially trained crews.

Crews expected connection of military equipment were trained in the training center during the period of their production on the enterprises of the defense industry.

Reference: BMD-4M and BTR-MDM is the latest high-speed, floating tracked airborne combat vehicle and armoured personnel carriers equipped with the most modern high-tech weapons systems. With the advent of these machines, combat and combat capabilities of units of the Pskov connection available the latest weapons will increase significantly.

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.


In edition".ru" received a video of field testing a multifunctional robotic complex "Ally". On the record demonstrates the possibility of a combat vehicle. At the beginning of the video shows the deployment process complex and sea trials "Companion".

Also on the recording machine executes fire missions to defeat targets at distances up to 800 meters. In conclusion, it is demonstrated that the machine can be used in the night time.

For the first time "Ally" was presented at the military-technical forum "Army-2016". The complex is equipped with a heavy machine gun, the computer control system with secure radio communication channels, the means of detection and surveillance.

Reference: "Associate" can engage in intelligence operations, patrolling and protection of the territory and for shipping ammunition, evacuation of the wounded and cleared. In passive mode the unit can operate for up to ten days and finds targets at a distance up to 2.5 kilometers.

Flight tests of the fifth generation fighter, the su-57 (PAK FA) with the new engine will last about three years. About it to Agency "Interfax" said the head of Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov.

According to the Minister, the first successful flight of the su-57 with a new engine, on 5 December 2017, gave the program an extra boost. Then war machine stayed in the air 17 minutes.

According to "Interfax", the first military delivery of 12 su-57 from the installation of the party can begin as early as this year.

In July 2017, it was reported that the program has entered the final stage of testing. Serial production of cars for the Russian military is scheduled to begin in 2019.

Reference: su-57 (previously referred to as T-50), first took to the air in January 2010, presented to the public, he was at the air show MAKS-2011. At the same time it is developing a new infrastructure security and a set of aircraft weapons (including placed in the inner compartment).

The armed Forces of the Russian Federation for a week



Russia started deliveries of anti-aircraft missile system s-400 "Triumph" China under contract in 2014, the first regimental kit already shipped to the customer. About this TASS said a source in the military-technical cooperation of Russia.

According to the source, as part of the kit - command post, radar station, power and auxiliary equipment, spare parts, tools, accessories and other elements of the system.

He noted that signed with China a contract does not involve either a technology transfer or licensed production of these systems.

The interlocutor of Agency also reported that Russia last year provided training to operate the s-400 a group of Chinese soldiers.

The Federal service for military-technical cooperation of Russia did not comment on this information.

The contract with China

The signing of the Russian contract with China for the supply of s-400 was announced in November 2014, in November 2015, the presidential aide for military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin, confirmed the conclusion of the contract. In June 2016, the General Director of state Corporation "rostec" Sergey Chemezov said that the Chinese army will get a system no earlier than 2018. 7 Dec 2017 Chemezov said that the sending of complexes will begin in China soon. China was the first foreign customer of these air defense systems.

The second foreign buyer of s-400 system of Turkey. In July last year, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said about the signing of the "certain documents" in the framework of the agreement on buying Russian s-400. The fact of the conclusion of the contract was confirmed by the Russian side 12 Sep 2017. Turkey became the first country member of NATO who purchased "Triumph".

S-400 System

S-400 "Triumph" (NATO - SA-21 Growler) Russian anti-aircraft missile system large and medium-range. Designed to defeat air attack and reconnaissance (including aircraft, made by technology stealth) and any other air targets in conditions of intensive fire and electronic countermeasures.

Currently, Triumf is in service only in Russia. As of 9 October 2017-400 will be supplied in four foreign countries: except for China and Turkey, signed an agreement with India and a contract with Saudi Arabia. In December 2017 Chemezov informed about the ongoing pre-contract talks between Moscow and Riyadh.


Military space Academy named A. F. Mozhaysky 306 years!

Military space Academy named A. F. Mozhaysky notes 306 years of education.

Military-space Academy..F.Mozhaisk is the oldest military school in the country. The Academy traces its history from the first Military engineering school, established by decree of Peter I of 16 January 1712, It was Russia's first military school, which was carried out in Polytechnic education. Subsequently, the Military engineering school in 1800, was transformed in the 2 nd cadet corps.

Among the graduates of the 2nd cadet corps, covered themselves with undying glory in the Patriotic war of 1812, the great Russian commander chief of the Russian army, General field Marshal Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov. According to official data, of all the officers and guards of the generals, field and horse artillery, took part in the fighting against the French, about 70% were graduates of the 2nd cadet corps.

2nd cadet corps ceased to exist in the former as in 1918. At its base was placed the Military-theoretical and Military-technical school of the red air fleet. At the forefront of the educational process in the aviation profession was outstanding scientist Nikolai Zhukovsky. Hence, stepped into the sky celebrated aviators, the first heroes of the Soviet Union A. V. liapidevskii (star of the Hero № 1), N. P.Kamanin (star of the Hero № 4), G. F. Baidukov, A. V. Kokkinaki, V. A. Sudets and three times hero of the Soviet Union A. I. Pokryshkin.

On 27 March 1941 the people's Commissar of defense signed an order on the formation of the Leningrad military air Academy. The formation of the Academy fell on the harsh time - the Great Patriotic war. After forming, the Academy was evacuated to Yoshkar-Ola. During the war, was prepared 2271 military engineer, made 205 scientific research and experimental works in the interests of the front. In the victorious 1945 the air force Academy back in the Northern capital, and is located in the historical buildings of the 2nd cadet corps.

In 1955, the Academy was named after Alexander Fedorovich Mozhayskiy.

With the development of domestic missile technology Academy switches to the training of qualified engineers for the strategic Missile forces.

In the mid 60-ies, after visiting the Academy of the General designer Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, the Academy developed the study of issues related to space exploration.

Over many years of existence the school has changed, acquiring a new quality, increase your credibility, become more and more important in the life of the army and the state. And for over 50 years, the Academy carries out training of specialists for space-rocket profile.

As informs Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry, during the years of its existence this educational institution has trained 67 knights of St. George, 18 Heroes of the Soviet Union and Heroes of Socialist labor.

Currently, the Academy – Polytechnic high school, which provides training for the Space forces, VKS, the Military topographic Directorate of the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and other power ministries and departments.

The scientific potential of the Academy compare with the scientific potential of leading universities of the country. He is 111 doctors of Sciences, 771 candidates of Sciences, Professor, 101, 356 associate professors, 41 senior researcher, 25 Honoured workers of science of the Russian Federation, 6 Honoured inventors of the Russian Federation.

The Academy trains candidates and doctors of Sciences for 16 specialties, thus providing a scientific and pedagogical staff for the recruitment of teaching staff.

The Academy successfully there are 6 dissertation councils for doctoral and candidate dissertations.

The uniqueness of Military space Academy imeni A. F. Mozhayskiy lies in the fact that this University has its own constellation of small spacecraft (ICA). The Academy is conceived, created and launched into orbit two educational ultra-small SPACECRAFT mozhaets and the complex of scientific equipment for them, opened the direction of miniaturization in space technology. In their launch, which was conducted from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, was attended by cadets and faculty of the Academy.

The Academy created and successfully operates educational ground control complex of spacecrafts, where students under the guidance of experienced teachers solve almost all problems inherent in staffing the mission control center and command-measuring complex. They conduct ballistic calculations, plan the work of onboard systems of the spacecraft and ground control system, carry out operational management units a training ground control center, accept and process all types of information.

The education received by graduates in the Military-space Academy, is in full compliance with the requirements that apply to officers during their military service. In Academy are trained for 56 military specialties and specializations, many of which have no analogues in our country.

In 2017, Military space Academy named A. F. Mozhaysky enrolled more than 1,000 students. When taking the entrance exams competition among applicants wishing to study at the Academy ranged from 3 to 15 people depending on the chosen specialty.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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