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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 17 to 23 December 2018
Material posted: Publication date: 24-12-2018
The US currently has no capability to protect against hypersonic weapons being developed by Russia and China - the audit chamber of the USA; TSAGI told when in Russia there will be supersonic Airliners; the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the United States; the first transport and assault helicopter Mi-38T post-pit to the troops in the summer of 2019; updated flight of the drone "Altius"-will be held in may-June 2019; the Russian defense Ministry will conclude with the Izhevsk Electromechanical plant "Kupol" long-term contract for the supply of the SAM family "Thor"; in Baltiysk solemnly raised the naval flag on the latest small missile ship "Mytishchi"; the Russian Navy will be replenished with a unique combat ship "Vasily Bykov" and rescue vessel "Captain Guryev"; the newest frigate "Admiral Kasatonov", was released in the sea for running the factory tests. About these and other events in Moni-toring the media during the week from 17 to 23 December 2018.

The US currently has no capability to protect against hypersonic weapons being developed by Russia and China, says the report of the American accounting chamber. The document lists and other developments of the Russian defense industry, which could pose a threat to the United States. decades.

"China and Russia are working to develop hypersonic weapons, as its speed, altitude and maneuverability allow you to bypass most of the anti-ballistic missile systems, and it can be applied to improve the means of attacking long range using both conventional and nuclear weapons. Response this is now not" write auditors.

In the United States is also concerned about the global expansion of Russia and China. As the authors of the report, Moscow, in particular, is trying to organize hacker attacks on military institutions in the U.S., and strengthens its military and political presence in key regions of the world.

In addition, Russia and China to develop space weapons, which threatens the work of the United States in space, the report says.

Another threat from Moscow and Beijing, the newest aircraft with stealth technology, which "can fly faster, equipped with the latest weapons and better able to hit targets".

The report's authors believe that Russia has made significant strides in the development of technologies of construction of submarines and develop tactics that allow them to avoid surveillance by the US.

Reference: audit chamber of the States - monitoring and evaluation body of the us Congress, endowed with analytical powers and are able to make recommendations on the effectiveness of public spending. Reports and forecasts of the chamber of accounts are taken into account by the government and the Congress in the development of plans of strategic development of the United States.


Action in Syria

19 Dec. The US President Donald trump has ordered the full withdrawal of US troops from Syria. Later, the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders announced that the United States has begun withdrawing troops from Syria, but the victory over ISIS does not mean the demise of the coalition. Reuters citing sources informed that all employees of the U.S. Department of state evacuated from Syria within 24 hours, and the armed forces will be withdrawn for 60-100 days.

21 Dec. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his American counterpart, Donald trump made the decision on the withdrawal of US troops from Syria after their telephone conversation, which took place on December 14.

21 Dec. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his American counterpart, Donald trump made the decision on the withdrawal of US troops from Syria after their telephone conversation, which took place on December 14.

22 Dec. At its big press conference Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria:

"In General, I agree with the US President - together we have made significant progress in the fight against terrorists from the Islamic state (banned in Russia). In this Donald's right. And what is the solution? USA for 17 years in Afghanistan and every year they say that the withdrawal of troops. We do not yet see signs of withdrawal. We are all made to create a constitutional Committee agreed on a list with al-Assad, Turkey has agreed, Iran agreed to provided a list of to the UN. But suddenly with the filing of our partners from France, USA and Germany wait-and-see position taken by the UN, Mr De Mistura. I hope that soon the list will be agreed and will begin the political phase of the settlement, the presence of American troops is not necessary. If they decided to withdraw troops, then it is right".

22 Dec. About the remnants of the terrorist organization ISIS in Syria can take care of the countries of the region, including Turkey, said the President of the United States Donald trump.

The situation in Ukraine

17 Dec. The United States plan in the next couple of months to announce the "first tranche" of new arms supplies to Ukraine. This was stated by the representative of state Department of Ukraine with Kurt Volker said on Monday during a briefing for journalists.

21 Dec. Ukraine throws airborne assault troops to the coast of the Azov and Black seas. This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reported on the website of the President.


Resolution of Russia on preservation of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range was not accepted by the UN General Assembly due to pressure by the United States on its allies and partners. This was stated by the Russian foreign Ministry.

"For formal adoption of the project a two-thirds majority would be required, a sufficient number of allies and closest partners of the United States has taken unilateral action in international Affairs and in spite of severe pressure from Washington, has demonstrated a responsible approach to the preservation of a cracked fault the US system of mechanisms of arms control", — stated in the published statement of the foreign Ministry.

The vote on the draft resolution on the preservation of the INF Treaty took place at the UN General Assembly on December 21. Voted for the document 43 countries, it was opposed by 46. Another 78 countries abstained.

The draft resolution on the initiative of the American side were classified as important questions whose approval under article 18 of the UN Charter required two-thirds majority. This procedure was adopted to ensure that the United States could prevent the approval of the document, noted at the meeting of the UN General Assembly first Deputy of Russia's permanent representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky.

Reference: the INF Treaty was signed between the USSR and the USA in 1987. Countries agreed to destroy missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 km, as well as to stop the development and deployment of ammunition of this type.

Russia's Reaction

The U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty could lead to the collapse of the entire system of arms control and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This was stated by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the enlarged meeting of the Collegium of the defense Ministry.

"Matter of grave concern to the U.S. statement on withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range. Such a move could have negative consequences, will weaken regional and global security, Putin said. - In fact, in the future we can talk about the degradation and even collapse of the entire architecture of arms control and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction".

U.S. reaction

The United States believes that the statements of the Russian side about the possibility of creating missile systems, ground-based, in the case of withdrawal from the INF Treaty of Washington do not indicate Moscow's desire to de-escalate the situation. This view is designated the official representative of the Ministry of defense Eric Pahon.

"Such threats show that Russia has no desire to de-escalate, return to reality and to respect international norms and standards," claimed Pachon.


The first transport and assault helicopter Mi-38T will be delivered to the troops in the summer of next year, said the Deputy defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko during the visit to the Kazan helicopter plant (KVZ).

"We have two helicopters contracted, waiting for them, and the first car will get next summer. Of course, at the end of all the work we going to look at serial supply", - said the Deputy Minister in an interview with the media.

Reference: Mi-38T created on the basis of a certified civilian Mi-38 with the retrofitting for the solution of the transport-landing task. The helicopter can be adapted in a cleaning option and extra fuel tanks to increase range.

Supersonic passenger planes will appear in Russia in the period between 2025 and 2030, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director General of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after N. E. Zhukovsky, RAS corresponding member Kirill Showered.

He explained that now the approach to the development and design of the aircraft more systematic than in the time when was created the British-French Concorde and the Soviet Tu-144.

"Now, in our view, this second approach to the projectile if you want. The transition to supersonic and hypersonic speeds is inevitable. Tu-144 and "Concorde" was indeed a demonstration of technological capabilities. Now the approach is system - first, it examined environmental impacts, methods of reducing the impact of these aircraft on the environment", - said General Director of TSAGI.

Speaking of engines for this plane, Showered noted that such power plants while neither in Russia nor abroad.


CNBC reported, citing sources familiar with data the us intelligence that Russia conducted another successful test of a hypersonic missile of sea basing "Zircon" against which Washington has no means of protection.

According to them, in 2015, Russia has conducted five full-fledged test of this hypersonic missile of sea basing.

"We see that Russians had developed a weapon of dual purpose, i.e. it can be used against targets on land and at sea. Its successful test last week showed that the Russians were able to achieve sustained flight, which is a crucial factor in the development of hypersonic weapons," said one of the sources.

Background: In September it was reported that in the foreseeable future submarines of the Russian Navy will be equipped with anti-ship sea-based cruise missiles 3M22 "Zircon", capable of speeds of 6-7 Mach.

Military experts American the online edition of WATM figured out that one missile launch "Bulava" on Board the Russian missile submarine strategic purpose "Borey" can lead to the destruction of about a hundred of the most important objects in the territory of the United States.

Article publications stated that SSBNs "Borey", located in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico will be able to hit targets at any point in the United States. Under the blow could fall, such strategic goals as complex, the Pentagon, the naval base "kings Bay" in Georgia, military air base, "Whiteman" in Missouri and other objects of the U.S. Department of defense. At the same time, according to experts in the online publication, the staff of command aerospace defense of North America (NORAD) will survive due to the fact that it is in a fortified bunker inside the mountain.

As told to Bloomberg, two people familiar with the source, Turkey has invited American experts to study the Russian anti-aircraft s-400 after receiving them from Moscow.

Ankara has taken such a step to return the location of Washington after refusing to buy the American Patriot system, and Russian equipment. USA worried that the s-400 will be able not only to intercept the latest fighter F-35, but also to their performance characteristics for subsequent sending secret information to Moscow.


The people's liberation army of China conducted the first successful test firing-bought Russian anti-aircraft missile system s-400, hitting ballistic targets flying at the speed of 3 km/s. this was reported on Friday, the TASS military-diplomatic source.

Reference: the Test firing took place in the first week of December in the Chinese landfill with one of the two battalions of s-400, purchased from Russia. Released fire unit system 48N6E missile struck the ballistic target flying at the speed of 3 km/s. the Goal was struck at a maximum distance of about 250 km.

The Japanese authorities have developed and approved defense strategy for the next 10 years, which involves the creation of new carriers. It is reported by the Agency Kyodo, citing the document. According to the strategy, the basis for the new aircraft carriers will be the destroyers-class helicopter carrier "Izumo". It is planned that they will placed the American F-35 and the latest F-35B, which can carry out vertical landing.

The document also States that the Japanese government took the decision to strengthen the Navy because of the actions of the United States, China, Russia and North Korea.


The first test flight of the modernized long-range bomber-missile Tu-22M3M will be held at the end of December this year. This was stated today by the Deputy defense Minister of Russia Alexei Krivoruchko during the visit to the Kazan aviation plant named after S. P. Gorbunov.

On the Kazan aircraft plant, the Deputy Minister checked the preparation for the first flight of the new machine. In particular, the company showed the race motors with a new control system, after which the crew reported the successful implementation of this phase of preliminary tests.

Carrying out development work (R & d) Tu-22M3M should significantly enhance the combat potential of the fleet of bombers, including the combat effectiveness and increased radius of combat use.

The defense Ministry said that the installation of new equipment and systems of the aircraft will improve the accuracy of navigation, level of automation, machine control, simplify maintenance and preflight preparation.

Reference: In the course of this OCD combatant Tu-22M3 will receive the latest digital on-Board electronics on the Russian element base, modern navigation, communication and targeting equipment electronic warfare systems. The machines will use a new engine management and fuel automation.

UAV long duration flight "Altius" in the updated form will make the first flight in may-June of 2019.

Reference: Reconnaissance UAV long duration flight "Altius" was first introduced as an experimental model on the forum "Army-2015". Then it was stated that he is able to carry up to 2 tons of payload at a distance of 10 thousand km.

The Ministry of defence of Russia will conclude with the Izhevsk Electromechanical plant "Kupol" is a long-term contract for a period up to 2027 to supply new anti-aircraft missiles (SAMS) family of "Thor", including upgraded taking into account the Syrian experience in Arctic design.

Reference: "tor М2ДТ" -- Arctic variant all weather tactical air defense missile system "tor-M2". It is intended for solving problems and missile defense in the divisional level. Is used to cover up important administrative objects, the first echelon of ground connections from the blows of anti-radar and cruise missiles, guided aerial bombs, airplanes, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.


17 Dec in Baltiysk, a solemn ceremony of lifting the naval flag of the Russian Federation on the latest small missile ship "Mytischi" project 22800 "Karakurt", built for the Baltic fleet at a shipyard "Pella".

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the command of the Baltic fleet, the shipyard, the military connection rocket ships and boats of the Baltic naval base.

This event was preceded by successful implementation of the program the factory running and state tests, in which direct appointment was checked all the systems and armament of the ship. After that, the state students admission Commission were signed acts of acceptance of small rocket ship from the manufacturer in a part of the Naval Fleet of Russia.

By order of the commander-in-chief of the Navy, "Mytishchi" included in the combat composition of the Baltic fleet.

Reference: Small missile ship project 22800 "black widow" was created for combat operations in the near Maritime zone. It is built with the use of stealth technology. Ship to naval standards has miniature size: length — 67 m, width 11 m, displacement — 800 t These characteristics make it virtually invisible to enemy radar. The submarines of this class have good seakeeping, as it was originally designed for use in the open sea. The cruising range of "black widow" makes 2,5 thousand miles, autonomy — 15 days, a speed of 30 knots. "Widow" is equipped with a shock complexes and anti-aircraft weapons, command and control systems, detection, targeting, and communications. The main armament of these ships began to cruise missiles "Caliber" and "Onyx".

Last week, the Novorossiysk naval base of black sea fleet (BSF) in the ship of the black sea fleet includes two new buildings: patrol ship "Vasily Bykov" and rescue tugboat "Captain Sasha".

Before lifting on the ship and the ship St Andrew's flag was held the rite of their consecration.

After enabling the "Vasily Bykov" and "Captain Guryev" in the black sea fleet crews will start testing the rate of exchange and the special task, after which they will proceed to implement the planned activities of combat training.

Reference: Patrol ship "Vasily Bykov" is built on the slipways of JSC "Zelenodolsk plant named after A. M. Gorky" is the lead ship of project 22160. This is the first Russian ship, designed and built using a modular concept weapons. Some of the weapons on the ship constant, it is also possible to place on the Board for more weapons. The ship is designed to patrol service, and perform tasks in the distant sea and ocean zones.


In 2019 before taking into service of the airborne troops (VDV) to the final state tests will be two of the newest model of artillery equipment — 120-mm self-propelled artillery gun (CAO) "Lotus" and machine artillery fire control "Covenant-D" created on the basis of the BTR-MDM "Rakushka".

Both weapons can be transported by planes military-transport aircraft and parachute parachute.

Reference: Advanced self-propelled gun "Lotus" upon receipt by the artillery units of the airborne troops will replace the 120-mm CAO "Nona".

The most modern electronic warfare systems (EW) "Tippet" and "Tirada-2" will go into service in the Central military district (CVO) for defense procurement in 2019.

The latest highly mobile complex electronic warfare operational and tactical level "Tippet" is designed to suppress the existing and future systems of radio communication of the enemy, and also for the conduct of electronic intelligence. The possibility of equipment allow it to blind the enemy in shortwave and VHF bands, as well as to deprive him of cellular and trunking communication. In addition, the complex is endowed with a strategic function that is able to unite various electronic warfare and electronic intelligence into a single working network, which greatly improves the efficiency of their application.

Reference: jamming Complex "Rant-2C" is able to carry out electronic jamming of satellite communications with full decommissioning. The launch of satellites operating state can be performed directly from the surface of the Earth.

A separate unit of special assignment included in the combat strength field armies of the Western military district.

The soldiers will undergo additional training on the basis of the special purpose brigade at Tambov region. Scouts will learn enhanced course of combat, fire, special, engineering, medical etc. training.

Reference: the armed groups are samples of small arms AK-74M, VSS, and Shpagina Stechkin pistols, rifle asvk KORD. The unit is equipped with a special armored cars "Typhoon-K", "Tiger" unmanned aerial vehicles for aerial reconnaissance and parachute systems with steerable wing-type "Malva" and "Crossbow."

Infantry units of the field armies of the Western military district (ZVO) in the framework of the state defense order was equipped with two types of the newest sights for small arms. Attachments entered service in military units and formations stationed in the Voronezh, Belgorod, Bryansk and Smolensk regions.

The latest assault rifle designed for firing at any time of day and are applied with various modifications of the machine gun and Kalashnikov machine gun.

Unlike laser sights reticle only sees the shooter. The scope has dual illumination, requires no special configuration. It is particularly useful for operations in confined spaces where it is impossible to capture the target with both eyes.

Reference: red Dot sight allows for easy targeting, which allows dynamic combat conditions, as well as in limited time to open fire from unsteady positions greatly increase the effectiveness of fire by reducing time to aim and minimize the consequences of mishaps.

The latest anti-aircraft missile systems (AAMS) and the air intelligence began to develop Marines army air defense units of the airborne compounds of the airborne troops (VDV) (Naro-Fominsk).

In addition to the development of new MANPADS and SAMS with increased fire capabilities, range, all-weather capability and application regardless of time of day, unique guidance systems, as well as training complexes "Verba" and "Arrow 10МН", units of army air defense, airborne forces learn a wide use of compact low-altitude radar target detectors and automated intelligence capabilities.

Reference: New weapons and military equipment, is made based on the BTR-MDM "Rakushka" in air defense units of the airborne troops supplied under contract in accordance with the State defense order.

Delivery of the first batch of serial AK-12 in the amount of 2.5 thousand units became the first large purchase of new machines over the past 30 years. This was announced by Deputy defense Minister of Russia Alexei Krivoruchko when visiting the enterprises of the concern "Kalashnikov".

Deputy defence Minister said that the delegation of the Ministry of defence was convinced of the readiness of the group for serial production of the new machine.

According to him, the rearmament program further provides for a multiple increase in the supply of new machines. The Deputy Minister noted that the decision about which part of the first to receive the new machine, to be adopted in the first quarter of 2019, until the machines arrive at the warehouses of the defense Ministry. The concern "Kalashnikov" said the defense Ministry is the only customer of the AK-12, which will gradually replace the troops with AK-74M.

Reference: AK-12 was developed in the framework of the "Warrior" as an element of the perspective of the complex equipment of the Armed Forces of Russia.

Strategic rocket forces (RVSN) Russia will have until the end of the year about 100 new weapons, including missile complexes "YARS", said the commander of the strategic missile forces Sergei Karakayev.

"Until the end of the year, the army planned to put about 100 new weapons, among which the missile complexes "YARS" stationary and mobile bases," Karakayev said in an interview with "Krasnaya Zvezda".

Reference: the Resulting technology will allow to complete re-equipment of the regiment in Yoshkar-Ola missile division, to continue the rearmament of Kozelsk connection and to increase the share of modern weapons in the grouping of the strategic missile forces to 70% (it is planned that the Armed Forces as a whole should reach that level by the end of 2020).

Belbek airport in Sevastopol took the first aircraft after the completion of the reconstruction of the runway.

As reported TASS, the airfield was made the first technical fit — out of Krymsk came the su-30M2. At Belbek will be based regiment of 24 aircraft. The new runway of the airfield longer than the old one at 500 m and meets international standards.

Background: In November, the Russian defense Ministry has completed the construction of a new runway (runway) in the airfield of Belbek length of 3450 m.


The crew of the newest Corvette of the project 20380 "Loud", built at the Amur shipyard for the Pacific fleet, completing a marine part of the state tests of the ship in the ranges of combat training of the fleet.

In the course of the state tests the ship's crew and representatives of the factory acceptance team together with members of the state selection Committee conducted maneuvering and speed tests of the Corvette, checked the operation of all units, systems and knots, navigation and radio equipment and armament of the ship. In particular, was carried out rocket and artillery fire at surface, air and shore targets, made 30 takeoffs and landings of naval helicopters Ka-27 on the deck of the Corvette, worked out the tasks of air defense and antisubmarine ship.

After the completion of state tests and signing the acceptance / transfer act on the ship will be raised Naval flag and Corvette will officially be included in the composition of the forces of the Pacific fleet.

31 Aug Corvette "Loud" to pass the final test phase was delivered to Vladivostok from the Amur shipbuilding plant.

Reference: "Loud" is the second project 20380 Corvette built specifically for TOF in the framework of the rearmament programme. Ships of this project were developed by the Central marine design Bureau "Almaz" and intended for operations in the near Maritime zone and combating enemy surface ships and submarines, and artillery support of a sea landing. The length of the Corvette - is 104.5 meters, width 13 meters, the total displacement is 2.2 tons, a maximum speed of up to 27 knots.

The newest frigate of project 22350 "Admiral Kasatonov", was released in the sea from the outfitting quay of the enterprise "Northern shipyard" (St.-Petersburg) for the first stage of factory sea trials in the polygons of the Baltic sea.

The crew previously underwent comprehensive training at the joint training center of the Navy and is ready for carrying out all phases of the test program of the frigate.

During the factory test will be checked a number of the ship's life support systems, navigation systems, communications, rescue, survivability, ventilation and air conditioning, the speed, the maneuverability, the stability of the ship etc.

Reference: the project 22350 Frigates are ships of the far sea zone carrier of precision weapons. They are able to operate effectively as a single and as part of diverse groups of the Russian Navy. Have a displacement of 5000 tons, length 135 m, width 16 m, can reach speeds of about 30 knots, cruising range of project 22350 frigates – 4,500 miles, autonomy – 30 days, the crew of about 200 people.



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