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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 16 to 22 April 2018
Material posted: Publication date: 29-04-2018

The company "Rostec" has developed a "gun" and "shield" from drones; Russia has completed the modernization of outdated engine for the su-57; China has adopted a new ballistic missile, the US has provided about $1 billion to build America's first hypersonic missiles; Iran unveiled a new air defense system "Fire-2"; in the Union of BBO in the Amur region received the first batch flamethrower system "Sun" of last modification; attack aircraft of the southern military district has added six new su-25СМ3; "Tupolev" passed the defense Ministry of the ICG Tu-95MS with upgraded power; the Association of BBO in the Amur region received the first batch flamethrower system "Sun" of last modification; attack aircraft of the southern military district has added six new su-25СМ3; to the end of 2018, the service of search and rescue operations, the Navy will be replenished with upgraded modular boat of project 23370М; "Helicopters of Russia" has started testing drone VRT300; in the Barents sea began testing the icebreaker of the Northern fleet "Ilya Muromets". About these and other developments in the media monitoring during the week 16 to 22 April 2018.

Concern "Automatics" (included in GC rostec) developed for the power structures three types of weapons of electronic warfare drones — portable "Musket", stationary "RAM" and mobile "Sapsan", told RIA Novosti the group.

"The effect of the radiation is always about the same — drones, roughly speaking, go crazy. If it's a Quad, it hangs, it starts to talk the wind, and then the drone falls into a flat spin and falling. The drone-type aircraft begins an uncontrolled fall, until you meet the earth", — told the chief designer of the project "Automation" Sergey Shiryaev.

As explained in the concern, new multifunctional complex is capable to detect, track and eliminate the drones acting on their radio — control, navigation and reset.

Characteristics of the weapons

"Peregrine" is the most powerful of the three complexes. It is designed to combat all the drones. Complex UAV detects in the infrared and the visible, radio and radar ranges with distances of more than a hundred kilometers, accompanies them, and it emits a focused beam of electromagnetic interference. If the drone is especially dangerous and subject to immediate destruction, the exact target information is transmitted to the means of fire defeat air defense systems.

The average "RAM" effective with the threat of a massive UAV attack from several directions. When detected, it instantly "builds" on the object protective invisible dome with a radius of not less than 900 metres, impervious to drones. Despite the use of protection from drones over a wide frequency range, the radiation is absolutely harmless for people, under the dome works and mobile communications, said in concern "Automatics".

"Musket" is designed as a rifle with a mass of three kilograms. It is designed to fight single targets or drones in motion. The battery, which is powered "rifle", enough for hours of continuous operation.

The concern Automation plan to complete testing and confirm the characteristics of all complexes in the coming months. By the end of the year will start the mass production.

According to "Automation", potential customers complexes, in addition to law enforcement agencies, there may be defense, energy, nuclear industry. They can be used to protect stadiums and other objects of mass attendance or critical facilities. Interest in the "killer drones" exhibit and abroad, reported the concern.


Operation in Syria

April 15. In the Syrian Duma, the clashes between the National guard and militants. It was reported on the dead and wounded.

April 17. The Russian military found in the city Duma laboratory militants, which produced chemical weapons and stored the components for its production. About it on air of TV channel "Russia 24" said specialist troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection (NBC) Russia Aleksandr Rodionov.

April 19. Two nesterovic during the US attack on 14 April cruise missiles, the Syrian military found in good condition, 18 APR flown to Russia. This was reported by a source in the Syrian defense Ministry.

April 20. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad returned to France, the Legion of honor, knight of which he became in 2001. The Syrian President has returned the medal in protest against France's participation in the missile strike on targets in Syria on 14 April, calling France "a country in slavery to America".


Washington is ready to provide Slovakia 46 million dollars to upgrade the national air bases of the air force, said in an interview with Slovak radio, the press Secretary of the Ministry of defense of the Republic was Given Capkova.

American support in the amount of $ 46 million should be directed on strengthening of defense capability of NATO to its Eastern wing – was quoted Tapaculo TASS.

It is noted that these appropriations will be allocated for the modernization of the airbase Kuchina, located in the West of the Republic and sliač airbase in the Central part of the country. There are the main forces of the air force of Slovakia.

It is assumed, in particular, increase the capacity for storage of aviation fuel and repair runways. Both aircraft use the air base of NATO during the exercises taking place in Slovakia.


Completed the state bench tests of experimental engine AL-41F-1 for a fifth generation fighter, the su-57, according to the United engine Corporation.

Development work involving deep modernization of the Soviet turbojet engines AL-31F installed, in particular, of the fourth generation fighter su-27 was 14 years old.

It is expected that the AL-41F-1 will receive the first several su-57. Later on the flight plan to install generated by the powertrain of the second generation "product 30".

They are expected to be approximately 30 percent easier than the first, have much more traction, better fuel economy. The engine is also characterized by a lower life-cycle costs.


Ballistic missile medium-range new generation entered service in the missile troops of the people's liberation army (PLA). It is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warhead. This was reported by the Xinhua news Agency.

"Deployment of missile — self-developed ballistic missile medium-range missiles that China possesses all the intellectual rights", — quotes RIA Novosti news Agency.

The name of the new weapon is not given, but it is reported that this new weapon of intimidation. Local media called her "lethal weapon" of the army, the TV channel "360".

Reference: Missile able to strike a blow aimed at targets on land, in the large and medium ships at sea for medium and long distances, as well as give a prompt retaliatory nuclear strike. We can talk about the modification of a ballistic missile medium-range DF-26. Its range is about 3 thousand km, reports the Chinese news portal Sina.

The U.S. air force signed with Lockheed Martin a contract to 928 million dollars, involving the creation of America's first hypersonic missile, reports FlightGlobal.

The new missile should be a response to U.S. hypersonic development of Russia and China. The tender of the U.S. air force, in addition to Lockheed Martin, also participated Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon. The award of the contract Lockheed Martin means that Boeing is losing ground to the leader in hypersonic technology in the U.S., the newspaper notes.

Reference: a New missile for fighters and bombers must travel at a speed of more than five Mach numbers, have high operational accuracy and destruction, and use global and inertial navigation systems.

Iran unveiled a new missile defense system "Fire-2". It happened during the military parade dedicated to the Day of the army, reported IRNA.

According to media reports, the new system is capable of hitting drones at low altitude. As noted, defense is an updated version of the complex "Mersad".

The parade also presented the latest version of the tank "Zulfiqar", fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapons.

In his speech at the ceremony on the occasion of army Day, President Hassan Rouhani stressed that Iran does not seek conflict, but "the world can coexist together with strength".


The company "Tupolev", part of United aircraft Corporation, was transferred to the state joint tests of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation, the Tu-95MS with the upgraded power plant, the press service of the company.

The strategic bomber Tu-95MS transferred to the State flight test center of the Ministry of defence for the state joint tests (ICG).

Tu-95MS is equipped with modernized turboprop engines NK-12МПМ development and production of JSC "Kuznetsov" and propellers AV-60T production SPE "Aerosila". Modernization of the power plant will provide increased payload of the aircraft, improving its take-off characteristics, range and other parameters.

Tu-95MS is an upgraded version of the Tu-95 (NATO: Bear — "Bear"). World's fastest turboprop production aircraft – missile. Is one of the main components of the strategic nuclear triad of the armed forces of the Russian Federation.

Operational-tactical missile complex "Iskander-M" and modernized tanks T-72B3 UBH (improved combat characteristics) of the Western military district (ZVO) will be held as part of the mechanized column parade on 9 may in Nizhny Novgorod.

For two days the column of armored vehicles traveled more than 200 kilometers from places of permanent deployment in the Ivanovo and Nizhny Novgorod region on highways of Federal value with different intensity of road traffic and arrived at the Assembly point in Nizhny Novgorod. All along the way the column was accompanied by the crews of military automobile inspection of the WMD and crews of traffic police.

For reference: Total area in 2018 will be about 60 units of weapons and military equipment, including tanks T-72B3 UBH, armored vehicles "Rys" and "Tayfun-K" towed howitzer "Msta-B", Hiking the front columns will build more than 600 soldiers of the garrison.

In a combined-arms army of the Eastern military district stationed in the Amur region, first received a batch of heavy firing system TOS-1A "Solntsepek" last modification.

Unique equipment was delivered by rail by representatives of the manufacturer.

Flamethrower system TOS-1A consists of combat vehicle and several security vehicles based on the T-72. "Sun" is designed to engage manpower located in the open and in buildings, as well as the decommissioning of light armored vehicles with rockets. In the active tasks, as well as the combat effectiveness of the system has no analogues in the world.

Reference: Received modification flamethrower system features an advanced launcher and an automated guidance system, and as ammunition is used unguided missiles.

Attack aircraft of the southern military district (SMD) has added six new modernized su-25СМ3. The aircraft arrived in one of the aviation units of the 4th army air force and air defence, based in the Kuban region, flying more than 800 km.

Advanced su-25СМ3 using upgraded guidance system can launch missiles or drop bombs even at a considerable distance from the intended target, or from behind the clouds. All that is required to pilot the plane — 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.


By the end of this year as part of the search and rescue operations of the Navy (Navy) Russia will enter the third modernized multifunctional modular boat catamaran project 23370М.

Currently the boat is under construction in the Moscow region the company "CAMPO". It is planned that sections of the boat will be delivered for final Assembly in Vladivostok in September, after which the boat will arrive to the place of permanent deployment in Kamchatka, which will host all the stages of testing and will be adopted as part of the Pacific fleet.

Modular boat of project 23370М designed to perform search, rescue and search-and-rescue operations in locations of the Navy of Russia on open roads and in coastal areas, including to ensure diving descents to 45 m. the Boat project 23370М developed in the development of the project 23370, in comparison with which has improved seaworthiness and increased speed full speed, the improved conditions of habitability and the possibility of issuing additional special personnel, as well as advanced diving complex. In addition, he has a more effective range of fire extinguishing equipment with increased performance and a greatly expanded range of portable means.

In the framework of the state contract, the first multifunctional modular boat of project 23370М — "SMK-2176" — was built at the enterprise "CAMPO" in 2016, and joined the Northern fleet. In November 2017, the second modular boat of project 23370М joined the Pacific fleet with the place of permanent basing in Vladivostok.

Reference: the Boat project 23370М is a vessel of catamaran type, built by order of Russian Navy Moscow company "CAMPO" in collaboration with design office "Kvartet SPb". The boat has a significantly improved performance compared to predecessors — modular boats 23370 Upgraded boats-catamarans have a larger displacement (140 tons versus 120 tons of the last modification of the project 23370), greater overall length (24.2 m vs 20 m) and higher speed maximum speed up to 13 knots.

On multifunctional modular boats of project 23370М established an advanced, container diving complex KVK 23370М. The diving complex consists of two removable container modules on the basis of 20-foot and 10-foot containers.

Also the boat is equipped with a hyperbaric chamber BKD-120T production of JSC "Tetis Pro", equipped with onboard control of diving descents and the control pressure chamber. In the composition of the diving complex is used universal diving equipment SVU-5-1 and HLS-5-2 production of the Russian enterprise JSC "CAMPO". The boat can be equipped with a wide range of tools perform underwater work, including remote controlled unmanned underwater vehicle "Marlin 350", developed by JSC "Tetis Pro".

Upgraded the boat is also equipped with a modern fire suppression system performance of fire pumps to 220 to 240 cubic meters per hour and a wide range of portable fire fighting appliances and equipment located in the structure fire module on the basis of 20-foot container, which includes a system of water and foam fire suppression system designed to extinguish a fire emergency facilities with water jets and air-mechanical foam with the use of manual portable trunks and foam generators. As lifting equipment on the boat project 23370М mounted hydraulic crane with a maximum lifting capacity up to three tons.

The armed Forces of the Russian Federation for a week




The upper stage "breeze-M" brought out (April 19) to the target orbit spacecraft launched last night from Baikonur cosmodrome in the interests of the defense Ministry.

Start carrier rocket "proton-M" successfully completed at 01:12 MSK. At 01:22 Moscow time the head of the missile consisting of the upper stage "breeze-M" spacecraft cleanly separated from the third stage booster.


Design Bureau "VR-Technologies" of the holding "Helicopters of Russia" has embarked on bench tests of major systems and components of unmanned helicopter VRT300. Beginning of flight tests of the machine is scheduled for the end of 2018, the press service.

To date, a number of Russian companies and agencies agreed functional-technical aspect of civil unmanned aircraft of the helicopter type, based on which developed flight demonstrator with a maximum takeoff weight of 300 kg. This experimental aircraft will be used as a flying laboratory for testing of all systems and equipment unmanned aircraft, including tests for interaction with elements of the payload and ground control complex and monitoring.

Complex VRT300 is developed in two versions: Arctic Supervision – with side-viewing radar to conduct ice reconnaissance and exploitation in the Arctic and Opticvision – with extended range for monitoring purposes and remote sensing.

Priorities of the complex Arctic VRT300 Supervision are the development of the transport system of the Northern sea route, and assistance in the development of the Arctic. For these purposes, the complex is equipped with airborne radar side-view X-band high resolution which allows you to quickly assess the dynamics of ice conditions. The presence of the engine on "heavy" fuel and the possibility of making ship-based Arctic version VRT300 indispensable as icebreakers and drilling platforms.

Thanks to the target load of 70 kg, the complex can be used to transport various goods, such as food and medical supplies, search and rescue operations and determine the parameters of the ice fields, suitable for scientific research stations.

Background: the Complex VRT300 performed Opticvision is designed to develop a system of diagnostics, prevention and liquidation of emergency situations in the sphere of production and transportation of energy resources. Other tasks of the complex include: diagnostics of overhead power lines, mapping, transportation of goods, search of work, and monitoring the environment, roads and roadside infrastructure.

The crew of the newest diesel-electric icebreakers of the Northern fleet "Ilya Muromets" has started ice testing ice fields in the Eastern part Barnechea sea. Recently the ship approached the ice edge, whose position corresponds to the average values of long-term observations.

The thickness of the ice in the area of testing varies from 50 to 100 centimeters. Cohesion is 9-10 points. Thus, the testing conditions are most favorable and correspond to the technical capabilities of the icebreaker. It is planned that the tests will last until the end of the month, after which the ship will return to Murmansk. On the ice testing the ice breaker "Ilya Muromets" was released April 12.

Background: the Use of the icebreaker "Ilya Muromets" significantly expands their own capabilities logistics of the Northern fleet in the performance of assigned tasks in the Arctic. His first participation in the Arctic expedition of warships and support vessels of the Northern sea route has been planned for this year.


The General staffs of the CIS countries intend to cooperate in the use of unmanned aircraft. The agreement was reached at the meeting of chiefs of General Staff of the armed forces of CIS countries in Kazan.

"The meeting participants supported the development of cooperation in the field of application of unmanned aircraft and counter unmanned aerial vehicles," - said in an interview with reporters, the chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces army General Valery Gerasimov.

In addition, during the meeting, reports were presented about the use of unmanned aircraft in counterterrorism operations in Syria. We also analyzed the status of safety aviation of the armed forces of the CIS countries in 2017.

In particular, Gerasimov said that "the participants of the meeting analyzed the course of implementation of the concept of military cooperation until 2020, the agreed joint activities for next year, approved the holding of joint computer command-staff exercises of the United air defense system of "Regional security - 2018".

With the proposal to hold the exercises was made by the General staff of the armed forces of Belarus.

In the meeting of the Committee of chiefs of staffs of armed forces of States – participants of the CIS took part the representatives of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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