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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 19 to 25 September 2016
Material posted: Publication date: 26-09-2016
Russia will not allow US to lower the nuclear shield of the DPRK; five radar stations "Nebo-U" deployed in the North-West of Russia; the new infantry division will form near Rostov by December; two frigates of project "Gepard 3.9" be delivered to the customer in 2017; "Armat" received protection from uranium weapons; the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation in 2017 will receive the first fully produced night-vision goggles; for a fighter PAK FA made the first batch of shells, Kalashnikov said about his battle robot; the Pentagon will provide $147 million for the development of hypersonic technologies; Russian flamethrower system get the latest long-range missiles; new Russian helicopter - jammer "Lever - AVM" was released on state tests; the Crimean bridge will protect underwater drones; Kazakhstan and Britain will cooperate in military-technical sphere; Saab received an export order for the supply of SAM RBS-70 NG; the U.S. Congress approved in rates of lethal weapons to Ukraine.

About these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 19 to 25. 09. 2016.

Moscow insists on talks with the North Koreans without preconditions. This Russian approach to the settlement of the situation on the Korean Peninsula different from the position of Washington, which is ready to resume dialogue with Pyongyang only after the abandonment of the DPRK nuclear weapons. About it last week, "Izvestia" said the Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defense Victor Vodolatsky.

Recall that the position of Russia, USA, China, South Korea and Japan on North Korea agree on one thing: to resolve the North Korean problem and need to close my eyes for a violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council and the non-proliferation regime impossible. But the approach of the members of the six-party talks for resolving the crisis are different. Moscow and Beijing offer to return to the negotiating table as soon as possible and the discussion is gradually moving towards the solution of the problem. Washington and its allies are ready to talk with Pyongyang only after the actual renunciation of nuclear weapons.

Meanwhile, former U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry assured that the Americans are aimed at dialogue with the North Koreans for a peaceful settlement on the Korean Peninsula. But - on the condition that Pyongyang must abandon nuclear weapons. In the DPRK, the words of Kerry regarded as a call for unilateral disarmament in pursuit of the "unattainable" American dream full control of the Peninsula. In addition, the North Korean foreign Ministry said it will continue to increase nuclear potential of the state.

About the rearmament of the army

The merger of air force and air defense of the Western military district (ZVO) received five radar stations (RLS), "Sky" capable of detecting aircraft and cruise missiles at ranges up to 600 km. this was reported by the head of the press service of the district Colonel Igor Muginov, reports TASS.

Reference: "Sky" capable of ranges up to 600 km to detect aircraft and cruise missiles, as well as small-size hypersonic, ballistic and low observable air targets. Station determines the nationality of the aircraft objects and the location of Directors of active interference.

New 150 motorized rifle division in the Rostov region will be completely formed by December 2016, from October, she will begin to receive arms and military equipment. This was reported by TASS source in the Russian defense Ministry.

The source said that the armed division will receive modernized tanks T-72B3, infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3, BTR-82A armored vehicles, self-propelled howitzer "Coalition-SV", antiaircraft missile-gun complexes "Pantsir-S".

The interlocutor of Agency has reminded that the new compound will include three mechanized infantry, tank and anti-aircraft missile regiments, and a regiment of self-propelled artillery. The number of divisions will be about 10 thousand people.

Reference: Deployed in the Rostov region, the connection will be named in honor of the 150th rifle division, who in 1945, the Reichstag. The connection will get the room, the honorary title and combat award of his illustrious predecessor and will be the 150th, Ericka-Berlin order of Kutuzov of the second degree motorized rifle division.

A squadron of multi-role all-weather combat helicopters Ka-52 "alligator" will be formed by December 1 in Krasnodar region in the framework of the planned re-equipment of troops of the southern military district (YUVO), the press service of the district.

As noted, the crews of the squadron completed training at the Center for combat employment and retraining of pilots of army aviation, this type of helicopters.

Reference: Ka-52 - modification attack helicopter Ka-50 "Black shark", it is designed for the detection and recognition of various objects, moving and stationary ground targets, destroy armored vehicles, helicopters and low-flying low-speed aircraft.

Stationed in Moscow 1st guards tank army in the framework of the state defense order 2016 received more than ten electronic warfare systems "Borisoglebsk-2" and machines "Mercury - BM". This was announced by the head of the press service of the Western military district Igor Muginov.

Reference: Complex "Borisoglebsk-2", consisting of several machines designed to suppress satellite communications and navigation systems of the enemy.

Machine "Mercury-BM" is designed to counteract the managed weapons and ammunition, equipped with radio controlled fuses. It allows you to protect personnel and equipment, to cover the areas of concentration of troops, separate stationary and moving objects.

Navy

Two multi-purpose frigates of project "Gepard 3.9" this year will be held on the factory and state tests in the Black sea and in 2017 will be transferred to the customer, reported RIA "news" the General Director of Zelenodolsk shipyard named after A. M. Gorky Renat Mistakhov.

These ships were built at the Zelenodolsk shipyard named after A. M. Gorky on exports, while officially, the country-customer not reported.

Reference: the Frigates "Gepard-3.9" is an export modification of Russia's missile ships of project 11661, they are designed for anti-air, underwater and above-water enemy, lighting, surface and underwater environment, laying minefields, escort and protect convoys, smuggling, poaching and piracy, and assist vessels in distress.

Renat Mistakhov also reported that the lead patrol ship of project 22160 Vasily Bykov", armed with cruise missiles "Caliber", will be launched in March 2017.

Only for the black sea fleet at the Zelenodolsk shipyard will build six patrol ships of the project.

Reference: Patrol ships of project 22160 is capable of speeds of 30 knots, has a displacement of about 1.3 thousand tons, crew of around 80 people. The cruising range of the ship - six thousand nautical miles.

For the effective fulfilment of the tasks of the ships, as the standard weapons are launchers of cruise missiles "Caliber", 57-mm artillery, anti-aircraft missiles, machine guns. The ship provided the possibility of basing of the Ka-27PS.

Science and production

Russian active protection system "Afghani", mounted on military vehicles of the family "Armata", is now capable of destroying armor-piercing shells of depleted uranium, the newspaper "Izvestia".

A unique development made by specialists of the Tula instrument Design Bureau.

Reference: KAZ "Afghani" is a complex electronic system that combines radar (SAR) with active phased array antennas, computational subsystem, and mortars with special charges that, when fired, destroying shrapnel flying up to the tank of enemy ammunition.

The American company Raytheon in the development of enhancements to the perspective of a Single precise system of approach and landing (Joint Precision Approach and Landing System, JPALS), designed to facilitate pilots landing on an aircraft carrier. As reports Defense Aerospace, the modified system will allow you to sit on the deck of an aircraft carrier not only to manned aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

How to specify "N+1", new system JPALS will allow you to perform a landing on an aircraft carrier in multiple types of aircraft, including machines that are not equipped with digital systems. Landing a full exchange of information system will be able to lead with on-Board equipment carrier-based fighter F-35C Lightning II and promising UAV MQ-25 Stingray.

Reference: the JPALS consists of a GPS, relative navigation and exchange of information with the coming on Board the aircraft. With the fighters having compatible avionics and drones will be landing the automatic exchange of information. According to the developers, this will reduce the gaps between the landing of the aircraft due to the failure of negotiations with the dispatcher.

The first batch of ammunition for the Russian fifth generation fighter T-50 (PAK FA project) prepared tests, reports RIA "Novosti" with reference to the General Director of concern "tekhmash" (developer shells) Sergey Rusakov.

According to him, the possibility of equipping the fifth generation fighter high-explosive incendiary bombs OFZAB-500-volume-detonating bombs odab-500ПМВ.

Background: currently in service with the armed forces, there are only the fighters of the 4++ generation. Armed fighters of the fifth generation is now only one country - USA (F-22 and F-35).

Concern "Kalashnikov" presented the performance characteristics of the developed robot fighting, reports RNS. It is specified that "Kalashnikov" was visited by President of Russia Vladimir Putin, where he was acquainted with a number of the concern's innovations, including an automated system, "Colleague", which was developed by order of the Ministry of defense.

The group said that a combat robot is a tracked armored car. "Associate" is intended for use as a car fire support or reconnaissance. Also, the robot can drive the ammunition and fuel, to evacuate the wounded and used to Outpost.

Reference: "Associate" has protected the media and communication systems and technical vision. Passive mode technology intended for 10 days. The robot is able to detect targets at a distance of up to 2.5 thousand meters

Previously, the characteristics of the "Companion" was kept secret.

The U.S. Department of defense announced the conclusion of a contract with the American company Lockheed Martin to conduct research within the framework of a prototype of a hypersonic vehicle.

According to the Agency, the project Mach 5 Tactical Boost Glide evaluated in 147.3 million dollars. Research is supervised by the Agency for defense advanced research projects USA (DARPA). The timing and specification of the works is not specified.

Background: currently, the development of hypersonic vehicles, the speed of which is at least five times the speed of sound, conducted in several countries, including the US, Russia and China. In particular, two years ago there were reports about the development in the United States projects of hypersonic vehicles Messianic programme Falcon and X-37, the last of which involves the creation of orbital combat units.

The first fully domestic night vision device will be presented to the Russian military in 2017, said General Director of JSC Roselektronika" (part of rostec state Corporation) Igor Kozlov.

"We have got our own optoelectronic matrix, which in General are comparable with the products of the French company Safran, and we got your micro-display" - quoted by TASS Kozlov.

It said Kozlov, will produce night vision equipment for various purposes. Such products, according to the Director "Roselektronika" interested in not only civil structures but also law enforcement agencies.

About the tests

The Ministry of defense of Russia together with the holding "Alloy" experience a unique long-range missile intended for use as one of the most formidable fighting machines in the Arsenal of the armed forces - heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A "Solntsepek", report "Izvestia" with reference to the representative of the military.

Reference: the Latest Russian weapons development can by burning to destroy manpower, armored vehicles and enemy fortifications in the area of several thousand square meters.

The principle of operation is unique thermobaric warhead is based on throwing of a cloud of combustible aerosol with subsequent detonation. The strongest shock wave produced during the explosion, with a high degree of efficiency destroys equipment and personnel of the enemy forces.

The lead ship anti-mine defense of the new generation "Alexander Obukhov" has initiated state tests, after which it will be transferred to the Russian Navy, reports RIA "Novosti" with reference to the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard (SNSZ, part of United shipbuilding Corporation).

The lead ship designed by Almaz Central marine design Bureau, launched in June 2014.

According to the factory, on the minesweeper "Alexander Obukhov" mine shaped contour with application of hydroacoustic stations located on the ship and remotely operated and Autonomous underwater vehicles, integrated bridge system, and main command post, an automated management system for mine action. The purpose of the ship to the concept of active "hunter mines".

This ship has the world's largest body of reinforced fiberglass, formed by vacuum infusion. This technology in the Russian military shipbuilding has been introduced for the first time. The advantage of this case is higher strength in comparison with steel hulls, which provides greater survivability of the ship when finding the min. service Life the housing of reinforced fiberglass more than the case of low steel, and the hull weight is much less.

Reference: ship of the project 12700 is designed for search and destruction of mines in the waters of naval bases for safe vehicle distance. Displacement of the ship of 890 tons, length 61 meters width - 10 meters, speed at full displacement - 16.5 knots, the crew - 44 persons. To combat the mines the ship can use different types of trawls and remotely operated and Autonomous underwater vehicles. The vehicle has high maneuverability due to the use of an effective combination of different thrusters.

New helicopter electronic warfare, equipped with a jamming system "Lever-AVM", was released on state tests, reported TASS the assistant to the first Deputy General Director of concern "radio-Electronic technology" (KRET, part of rostec Vladimir Mikheev.

He suggested that the trials will last for several months. According to Mikheev, the effectiveness of the new helicopter - the jammer compared to previous modification will increase significantly.

Reference: Station Arm-AB" can be completely "blind" the enemy within a radius of several hundred kilometers and can suppress multiple targets. The system has a database about the different types of threats to covered objects, which allows to determine the type of target and choose the most effective noise.

Russian security services have experienced a unique Autonomous surface-underwater robotic systems "Penguin" that must protect the objects of the Kerch bridge from enemy saboteurs, terrorists and improvised explosive devices. The product is developed and produced by scientific and production group "MAKO", thanks to the installed on-Board miniature sonar "Hydra" that can detect explosive devices and enemy divers, hiding in the maze of underwater hydraulic structures.

According to the source "Izvestia", familiar with a situation, this summer the underwater drone has passed a series of tests on one of hydraulic engineering construction on the Volga and then in the area of construction of the Kerch bridge to Crimea.

Reference: On the surface of the water four-foot "Penguin" looks like an inverted surfboard, where the tail fin is not lowered into the water, and protrudes above it on 80 cm the Machine is moving at a speed of 12 knots - a little more than 20 km/h and can automatically dive to a depth of 500 m. the Autonomous working time to six hours.

But the heart of the latest underwater robot is a miniature sonar "Hydra", the size of the sensor which slightly more than the ordinary ballpoint.

"Gidroaviasalon-2016"

The eleventh international exhibition and scientific conference "Gidroaviasalon-2016" took place on the territory of the experimental test base of JSC "Beriev. GM Beriev and the airport "Gelendzhik" from 22 to 25 September, which was attended by more than 100 domestic and foreign companies operating in the aviation and marine sectors.

This year the exhibition was expanded to show more of special equipment, including wig, ekranolyot, hovercrafts, boats and yachts.

As reported in the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation, the feature of this exhibition was to demonstrate to the wide audience of the first aircraft be-200ES collected in Taganrog - the machine is updated more than 50 percent. On a number of performance characteristics it has no analogues in the world.

In addition, on the grounds of hydrobase visitors were able to see su-30, be-12, Il-114, helicopters Ansat and Ka-226T (medical version), and search-and-rescue versions of the Mi-171A2 and Ka-32A11BC.

At the stand of the United aircraft Corporation was shown the model aircraft mass-produced by the enterprises of the KLA, as well as the latest developments. In the line of military aircraft will be presented the MiG-29K, Yak-130, su-30SM, and civilian Sukhoi Superjet 100, Il-114-300, MS-21, be-200, and so on.

 

Meanwhile

The second international arms exhibition ADEX-2016 (Azerbaijan defense exhibition) will be held from 27 to 30 September 2016 in the capital of Azerbaijan - Baku. In her plan to take part more than 100 companies from 26 countries. The delegation of the Federal service for the Armory show will be headed by the first Deputy Director of the service - Andrew Fighters.

"In the United Russian exposition, organized which was addressed by Rosoboronexport, will house stands 28 Russian organizations, 21 of which will present military purpose products (MPP). Only Russian companies will show 512 exhibits of military products, including for the first time the exhibition will present a sample of the upgraded T-72", - stated in the message.

Among the Russian companies participating in the exhibition: the largest manufacturer of armored vehicles "Uralvagonzavod", the holding "Helicopters of Russia", the head Russian enterprise for the production of jet systems of volley fire "Alloy" Corporation "Tactical missiles" and others.

On military-technical cooperation

The Ministry of defence in the framework of the visit of head of the wider Europe of the Ministry of defence of the United Kingdom of great Britain and Northern Ireland Simon Lo, there was signed a Memorandum on military-technical cooperation of defense ministries of Kazakhstan and great Britain. This is reported by "Kazinform".

Implementation of the reached agreements will promote the expansion of bilateral contacts in the development of Kazakhstan's military-industrial complex and modernization of weapons and military equipment.

Reference: Military cooperation with the Ministry of defence of the United Kingdom of great Britain and Northern Ireland conducted in 1996 on the annual Plan of bilateral military cooperation. The main area of cooperation is peacekeeping training, including the conduct of the exercise "Steppe eagle" and trainings for soldiers of Kazbrig" instructors of the British military Advisory and training group. In addition, the training of Kazakh personnel in military educational institutions of great Britain and cooperation in the field of military education.

The Indian government approved the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets produced by the French company Dassault Aviation SA, reports Bloomberg, citing its own sources.

"Cabinet Committee on security, which includes the Prime Minister, foreign Minister and Minister for Finance, approved the purchase of Rafale fighter jets for $8.9 billion, Deal may be signed by the defense Minister of India Manohar parrikar with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian at the end of this week in new Delhi," the statement reads.

Earlier, reminiscent of RNS, the International Business Times reported that India is planning to procure guided missiles "air – to-air Meteor from a French developer and manufacturer of missile systems MBDA for 36 Rafale fighter jets.

Note: the MBDA Meteor Missile is being developed since 1997 for the French air force, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Italy. The firing range of the missile is 100 km.

The company Saab (Saab) announced the signing of an unnamed customer of the contract to supply new anti-aircraft missile complex short-range RBS-70 NG is the latest version in the line of RBS-70. About it reports TSAMTO.

The contract is worth 378 million for the Swede. crowns. Delivery should be completed within 2018-2020 Order will be accompanied by long-term agreement for the maintenance of supplied systems.

To date Saab has sold to customers from 19 countries, more than 1,600 complexes RBS-70 and more than 17,000 missiles. Among recent contracts: delivery of armed forces of Brazil, the modernization of systems, the armament of the armed forces of Lithuania and Ireland.

Reference: RBS-70 NG is a anti-aircraft missile with command guidance along the line of sight (CLOS), designed to destroy at any time of the day low-flying air and ground targets, which can be used in a wearable version, integration on wheeled and tracked platform, installed on Board ships.

The house of representatives of US Congress approved the "Act on stability and democracy in Ukraine," implying including and sending Kiev lethal defensive weapons. About the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington reported on his page in Facebook.

Referred to in the bill is "further support from the government of Ukraine in their efforts to restore sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, in order to deter, halt and reverse the Russian aggression," including through sanctions, diplomacy, and lethal weapons."

Under the bill, until the "occupation" of the Crimea will not end and the Minsk agreement are not fully respected by the Russian side, the sanctions won't be lifted. In addition, the U.S. Department of state, under this bill, will be to develop a strategy to counter "Russian propaganda."

Military exercises

Russian-Indian exercise "Indra-2016" will be held from 23 September to 2 October in Primorsky Krai, head of Department of information support the press service of the Eastern military district, Pacific fleet second rank captain Vladimir Matveev.

According to him, all maneuvers brought to 500 troops from both sides and up to 50 units of weapons and military equipment, a squadron of unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as assault and army aviation of the Eastern military district.

Memorable lines: the Day of the gunsmith

September 19, annually since 2012, Russia celebrates the day of the gunsmith. Professional holiday established by the decree of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on December 3, 2011 the date for the celebration chosen due to the fact that on 19 September the Orthodox Church celebrates the day of remembrance of the Archangel Michael, who since the nineteenth century was worshipped as the patron of gunsmiths in Izhevsk, one of the "gun capitals" of Russia.

In addition, in September 1508, is the first extant of time mentioned in Chronicles of the title gorniczego, who was in charge of the production, procurement, storage and distribution of weapons, the Moscow Grand princes.

As reported TASS, at the present time the total number of workers employed in organizations of the Russian military-industrial complex (MIC), is about 2 million people, including more than 1.3 million people work directly in the defense industry, according to the Ministry of industry granted to the government of the Russian Federation in March 2015).

In 2015, according to the head of "Rosoboronexport" Anatoly Isaykin, the volume of export orders of the Russian defense industry was $18 billion.

Meanwhile

According to the plans of the defense Ministry, during 2016, the Russian armed forces will be able to re-equip six battalions of Ground troops on the new tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, will receive more than 140 aircraft and helicopters, two brigade sets of rocket complex "Iskander-M" and MLRS "Tornado-s", 1 brigade set SAM "Buk-M3", the Russian Navy will add at least 42 new ships, another 15 should be laid down.

Appointments

Vice-Admiral Alexander Nosatov appointed commander of the Baltic fleet.

Nosatov was the acting commander of the Baltic fleet in June. He was replaced as Vice-Admiral Viktor Kravchuk, who together with the chief of staff of the Navy Vice - Admiral Sergey Popov was dismissed for serious shortcomings in combat training and the distortion in the reports of the real situation.

Reference: Nosatov was born March 27, 1963 in Sevastopol. In 1985 he graduated from the black sea higher naval school named. Nakhimov. Officer's service began in the Pacific fleet, in particular, was the senior assistant to the commander of the guards missile cruiser "Varyag" and the commander of the destroyer "Quick".

In 2009, Nosatov was appointed commander of the Baltic naval base, and in 2012 was appointed Deputy commander of the black sea fleet, and in 2013-m - the chief of staff of the black sea fleet. In may 2016 Vice-Admiral led the naval Academy, but stayed in this position for long.

By the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, rear Admiral Sergei Pinchuk was appointed commander of the Caspian flotilla. The former commander of KFL rear Admiral Igor Osipov moved to a new place of service to the Pacific fleet.

Reference: Rear Admiral Pinchuk Sergey Mikhailovich was born on 26 July 1971, in the city of Sevastopol, Ukrainian SSR. Officer's service began in the Baltic fleet, as commander of anti-aircraft missile batteries, missile and artillery combat units destroyers. In 2016, he graduated from the Military Academy of the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin will head the foreign intelligence Service (SVR) from 5 October, the acting Director of the Ministry Mikhail Fradkov to leave office in connection with retirement. The relevant decrees of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed on 22 September, reported on the Kremlin website, reports Tape.<url>.

Fradkov will be appointed to the post of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Russian Railways.

Reference: Naryshkin ran for the state Duma from "United Russia" Kingisepp single-mandate constituency №112 in Leningrad region became the winner of the election, gaining, according to preliminary data, 54,73% of the votes. Naryshkin held a post of the speaker of the state Duma since December 2011. For more than three years, led by the presidential administration. In 2004-2007 she was head of staff of the Russian government.

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved three candidates gentechnologie OPK, the other nine will be determined at the next meeting of the MIC.

Two of them are members of the Academy of Sciences is the head of the research Institute DOE "Micron" Gennady Krasnikov, specializing in microelectronics, and the General Director of the Russian research Institute of aviation materials (VIAM) Evgeny Kablov is a leading developer of technologies of new materials, composites. The third gentechnologie appointed head of the enterprise "Istok" in Fryazino near Moscow Alexander Borisov.

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