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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 25.02.2018 year
Material posted: Publication date: 25-02-2018
The latest bomb "Drill" will go into service in 2018; the "VEB Innovation" will create a consortium for the development of robotics and cyber systems; the firing range of the ship's complex "Fire" doubled; at the Nizhny Novgorod plant "Sokol" prepared a platform for the production of the MiG-35; the US and Israel have experienced complex to intercept missiles in space; Moscow ABM will strengthen the upgraded missiles "Nudol"; in the Orenburg region in a motorized infantry connection of the CVO in 2018 will be about 30 upgraded BMP-2M; in the southern Urals formed first in the CVO squadron of su-34; the Russian military will have a secure cell phones for 115 thousand rubles, in Tatarstan, laid the 11th in a series of small missile ship project 21631 "Naro-Fominsk". About these and other developments in the media monitoring during the week 19 to 25. 02. 2018.

On the base Hamim (province of Latakia) profit samples of promising aviation complex tactical aviation (PAK FA), su-57. The exact number sent to Syria of machinery is not called, but the photos that appeared online, in the air was seen two PAK FA.

U.S. reaction

Press Secretary of the Pentagon Adrian Rankin-Galloway said transfer such fighters to the region, contrary to the statements of the Russian side on reduction of armed forces on Syrian territory.

But he also stressed that the fighters do not pose a threat to American military operations in the region.

Reference: su-57 is the first Russian fighter of the fifth generation. The aircraft has a low visibility to enemy systems, has high-survivability and maneuverability, able to move at supersonic speed without afterburner.


Action in Syria

The chief of the 8th Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Lieutenant-General Yuri Kuznetsov ordered to provide suppression of cellular signals (2G and 3G) in the territories of the two Russian bases in Syria. The document was signed Kuznetsov on 2 February this year. The authenticity of the order was confirmed by a source in the defense Ministry. The disposal of staff related to drone attacks on Russian military facilities in Syria, and may also stem from a desire to prevent information leakage.

On 24 February the UN security Council adopted resolution 2401, which requires that all parties "without delay ceased the collision" and was committed to ensuring the long humanitarian pause of at least 30 days on the whole territory of Syria to allow the safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid and medical evacuation of critically ill and injured.

The crisis in Ukraine

20 Feb. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the 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).


The United States will not place a cruise missile sea-based nuclear cruise missiles, as spelled out in the new nuclear doctrine, if Russia will fulfill a contract on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range. This was stated by the representative of the Pentagon. However, he noted that the United States is concerned that Russia is increasing its stockpile of nonstrategic nuclear weapons.


The latest bomb "Drill", which first became known during the forum "Army-2016" will go into service in 2018, said the General Director of group "tehmash" Vladimir Lepin in the course of the scientific-technical conference on the basis of the NGO "Basalt". About it writes "Газета.Ru".

Reportedly, unified planning to cluster bomb PBK-500U SPBE-K ("Drill") has the ability to clock all-weather application. It is assumed that the discharge of ammunition will be carried out without entering the aircraft carrier in the affected area air defense missile systems and complexes.

Planning cluster bomb PBK-500U SPBE-K is designed to engage armoured vehicles, radar systems radar reconnaissance, command posts, anti-aircraft missile complexes, systems of a potential enemy.

"The drill" after separation from the carrier aircraft can fly to a distance of 30 km and deliver to the target area 15 homing combat elements, guidance on the specific targets will be implemented with the help of global positioning system GLONASS.

Weight newest bomb PBK-500U SPBE-K is about 540 kg, the length of the munition reaches three meters. It is expected that the drills will be dropped from high altitudes and from the stratosphere (in particular, the main height of combat employment of a new weapon called 14 km).

It is reported that she is cluster bomb and homing elements have low radar visibility, which significantly reduces the possibility of defeat "Drills" air defense missile-gun complexes and small-caliber antiaircraft artillery.

Reference: Bomb "Drill" will be included in the Arsenal of all Russian aircraft, internal bomb bays and under-wing pylons which can accommodate this aviation means of defeat.

Company "VEB Innovation" plans to create in 2018 consortia for the development of robotics, artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems and other technologies of the future, said the Agency RIA Novosti, the General Director of the company Kirill Bulatov.

"Currently, the company "VEB Innovations" together with partners is carrying out preparatory work on the creation of new consortia, technology in the field of artificial intelligence, robotics, cyberphysical systems, biotechnology, and other promising directions", – said K. Bulatov.

According to him, the creation of the consortia planned in 2018. They will increase the number of Russian high-tech projects in the coming years, and in the future many of them will grow into Mature technology companies, creating demand in world markets the product.

Technological consortia, according to the head of "VEB Innovations", will allow scientific organizations to provide a wide range of consumers, development institutions and state funds, your best results, and business and other customers to identify needs in the form convenient for scientists technical specifications, "grounding" practical problems in the direction of science.

For reference: the Company "VEB Innovations" created by Vnesheconombank in 2017 in the framework of the reform activities in the field of financing innovation. Among the priorities of the "VEB Innovation" – financing of the projects of the national technology initiative, a program of the "Digital economy of the Russian Federation" and the promotion of Russian innovative companies in entering international markets.


The range of reactive high-explosive projectile ship flame-incendiary complex "Fire" after the upgrade has increased from 4.5 to 9.5 kilometers, the press service of the state Corporation "rostec".

"Tehmash of the state Corporation "rostec" modernized 140-mm rocket high-explosive shells for flame-incendiary complex "Fire." The new munition was developed on the basis of the NGO "Alloy" with more effective warheads, the number of submunitions it reaches 2900 pieces. Firing range in comparison with the previous projectile is doubled," — said in the message.

It is noted that a munition designed to engage warships of the Russian Navy coastal area targets, equipment and manpower of the enemy.

Reference: Complex "Fire" equipped with landing craft "Zubr". The objective of these ships is not only to deliver to the Bank the marine corps, but also to accompany her landing a powerful fire support. If before the flame-incendiary, the complex was struck by enemy forces at a distance of 4.5 kilometers, with a new projectile fire can be conducted at a distance of 9.5 kilometer.

Nizhny Novgorod aircraft building plant "Sokol" (branch of JSC "RAC "MiG") has completed the reconstruction of the production site for the release of the latest Russian MiG-35, said General Director RAC "MiG" Ilya Tarasenko.

Reference: MiG-35 - the newest multipurpose fighter of generation 4++, which is a further development of MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2. Flight tests of the MiG-35 began on 26 January 2017, and the next day in Moscow was held the international presentation of the aircraft. As reported in the press service of the RAC "MiG", a factory test car was finished in December last year. According to the President of the United aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slyusar, the contract for the supply of Russian air force MiG-35 can be signed this year.


Turkey will replace the outdated American supersonic jet training aircraft Northrop T-38 Talon, standing on her arms, the planes of Turkish origin. We are talking about jet training and combat training aircraft Hurjet, which has developed the Turkish state aircraft manufacturing Association Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).

As told the publication Defense News Turkish officials, the new aircraft will replace 70 obsolete T-38, was built in the period from 1961 to 1972.

While no specific numbers — how much will be spent on development and how much it will cost the finished product — the official government of Turkey does not lead.

Reference: Hurjet will be the first national Turkish training aircraft for basic flight training.

On the night of 19 February 2018, Israel, with US support, experienced missile complex long-range Arrow-3, capable of intercepting ballistic missiles in space, said on Twitter, the Israeli defense Ministry.

The test was in the Central part of Israel under the leadership of the group Israel Aerospace Industries, the manufacturer of the system. The tests were also attended by the Israeli military and participated in the development of a set of American experts. It is noted that the missile complex "completed its task".

Reference: the design of the Arrow-3 implements the principle of hit-to-kill, assuming destruction of the target directly hit the warhead missiles. Missiles of this system admit the use as anti-satellite weapons.

The Japanese government plans to increase purchases of fighters of the fifth generation F-35A in the United States. On Wednesday Reuters reported.

It is noted that in the next six years it is planned to purchase at least 20 additional fighters, in addition to the existing plan for the acquisition of 42 fighter of the fifth generation. Purchase of each aircraft should be the Japanese side of $100 million.

Earlier also it was reported that the government of Japan under the technical modernization of the air defense Forces of the country intends to buy from United States latest fighter short takeoff and vertical landing F-35B. It was noted that the Japanese authorities hope to put them into operation by 2026. This is similar to "".

In late January of this year, the air self-defense Forces of Japan began the deployment of the multipurpose fighter of the fifth generation F-35A at the military base in Misawa (Aomori Prefecture). During fiscal year 2018 (April 2018 - March 2019) to Aomori, it is planned to deploy 10 of these machines. Total defense Ministry of Japan had planned to purchase 42 F-35A, which are designed with the use of technologies for stealth American Corporation Lockheed Martin, with the participation of several NATO countries and other close U.S. allies


This year, the missile defense system covering Moscow, will receive an important addition. On experimental combat duty to intercede ultra-fast and highly maneuverable missile 53Т6М "Nudol". They are able to intercept in near space and the stratosphere nuclear warheads and advanced hypersonic aircraft. Modern technologies allow to use a conventional warhead is nuclear, which is extremely important in a densely populated area.

As told "Izvestia" in the defense Ministry, 53Т6М will be put on experimental combat duty in the Moscow region till the end of this year. The new products are designed for solving problems of anti-missile and anti-satellite defence of the Russian capital and the Central industrial district. Earlier this month, the defense Ministry reported about the successful testing 53Т6М on the ground Sary-Shagan in Kazakhstan.

Reference: "Nuoli" is an updated version created in 80-ies of missiles 53T6. The new interceptor is a two-stage solid fuel rocket which is stored in sealed transport-launch container. Fighting position it is placed in a special shaft. The developers managed to upgrade the electronics and to revive production. For this you need to find a replacement component, manufactured in the former Soviet republics.

Stationed in the Orenburg region of a motorized infantry connection of the Central military district in 2018, will have to adopt about 30 modernized infantry fighting vehicles BMP-2M.

Background: compared with previous models, the BMP-2M has a more advanced fire control system and enhanced weapon system that will enhance the combat readiness of the units.

The first in the Central military district, a squadron of fighter-bombers su-34 is formed in the southern Urals.

The unit, which increased the number of technical staff, became part of the aviation regiment, stationed on the territory of the Chelyabinsk region.

Currently, the crews are flight training on new aircraft at the national centre for training of aviation personnel and military trials Ministry of defense of Russia, at Lipetsk. Their return to the airbase is scheduled in the first half of 2018.

Reference: su-34 is designed to engage both ground and air enemy targets day and night under any weather conditions. Used in an aircraft guided weapons class "air-surface" and "air-air". The flight range of the su-34 is 4000 km, maximum speed – 1900 km/h, combat load up to eight tons. The noise level of the su-34 is two times lower than predecessors.

Army commanders refused access to the documents of "special importance" (S, the highest category of secrecy in Russia), began to issue domestic mobile phones. The devices cost 115 thousand allow through the civil mobile network, including from abroad, to enter the encrypted military communications of the Russian Federation. According to experts, these devices fully justify their high cost and operational classified communications will effectively control the troops. The spending limit for such negotiations are determined by the Ministry of defence of 24 million rubles a year.

As told "Izvestia" in the defense Ministry, at the end of last year, the key officers of the level of command and control of combined arms armies and brigades were issued to secure telephones M-663С "Atlas" manufactured by FSUE "Scientific-technical center "Atlas". The hardware and the operating system of these devices is fully Russian.

The armed Forces of the Russian Federation for a week



Last week in new York city hosted a ceremony naming the anti-sabotage the boat of the Kola flotilla of diverse forces. It was named in honor of the commander of the marine brigade of the Northern fleet, Colonel Valeriy fedyanina, who died in the line of duty in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Colonel Valery Fedyanin was born on 12 may 1971 in the town of Kuvandyk, Orenburg region. Military service he entered in 1988. In 1992 he graduated from the Tashkent military command school and was assigned as a platoon commander in the marine corps of the Pacific fleet, where he rose to Deputy commander of the brigade.

In the Northern fleet Valery Fedyanin has served since 2014. With the formation of a separate Arctic motorized rifle brigade was appointed Deputy commander of connection. In may 2016 was the commander of a separate Kirkenes red banner marine brigade of the Northern fleet, with assignment of a military rank "Colonel".

On September 22, 2017 while carrying out their humanitarian mission, the brigade commander Fedyanin was seriously injured in the Syrian province of Hama, which a few days later died in hospital.

Reference: Anti-sabotage boat project 21980 "Rook" is designed to combat subversive and terrorist forces and resources in offshore locations and near approaches to them. It is capable of speeds up to 23 knots, has a range of over 200 miles. Boats of this project armed with heavy machine guns, anti-sabotage grenade launchers and portable anti-aircraft missile systems. Electronic equipment allows to search objects and moving under water.

On the same day in Severomorsk was solemnly raised the naval flag on the landing craft of the project 02510 "Raptor".

Reference: Boat project 02510 "Raptor" is designed for operation in the near Maritime zone, have high seaworthy and able to provide a broad range of tasks, from counter – subversive forces and means before the withdrawal of special groups in the specified areas and search and rescue support.

At Zelenodolsk shipyard in Tatarstan took place the solemn ceremony of the 11th in a series of small missile ship (MRK) project 21631 "Naro-Fominsk".

With words of welcome to the shipbuilders asked the head of Department of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation for ensuring the state defense order of ships and naval weapons, captain 1st rank Pavel Pechkovsky. According to him, series MRK project 21631 consists of 12 ships.

MRK project 21631, the plant construction in 2010 for the Naval Fleet, are multi-purpose ships "river-sea" equipped with modern samples of artillery, missile, anti-sabotage, anti-aircraft and electronic weapons.

The appointment of ships of this project — conservation and protection of the economic zone of the state.

Currently, five ships of this project — head "Grad Sviyazhsk" and the serial "Uglich", "Velikiy Ustyug", "Green Vale" and "Serpukhov" — already serve in the Russian Navy. MRK "Green Vale" at the end of 2016, was recognized as the best rocket ship in the Navy and won the Navy commander missile firing, and became the best ship in the Navy.

Today on the stocks of Zelenodolsk plant under construction of five more ships, "Vishny Volochek", "Orekhovo-Zuevo", "Ingushetia", "grayvoron" and "Grad".

Reference: MRK project 21631 "Grad svijazhsk" — the head ship of a series of project 21631. Was laid on August 27, 2010. The ship is named in honor of Sviyazhsk town — fortress, built by Ivan the Terrible in 1551 as a base for the siege of Kazan, now the village in the Zelenodolsk district of Tatarstan.


February 23 - defender of the Fatherland Day

The history of the holiday originates January 28 /January 15, old style/ 1918. Then the Chairman of people's Commissars V. I. Lenin signed a Decree on the organization of the worker-Peasant red Army /the red army/. Almost simultaneously there was a proposal to establish the Day of the red Army, though then it was not a national holiday, and about the campaign events.

February 22, 1918, was published the decree-appeal "the Socialist Fatherland is in danger!". In response to this appeal on February 23, the mass entry of volunteers in the red army. On 23 February 1919 at the meeting of the Petrograd Soviet of workers and red army deputies noted the first anniversary of the red army. In 1920-1921, the red Army Day was observed.

In 1922, at the red square parade was held and in the evening a solemn meeting of the Moscow Soviet in conjunction with representatives of the military units. From this year, honouring the red Army and Navy acquired the character of a great national holiday.

In 1923 was published by order of the revolutionary military Council of the Republic about official celebration of the red Army and Navy. Since 1946, the holiday was renamed the day of the Soviet Army and Navy. February 8, 1993, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation in its ruling announced on February 23 defenders of the Fatherland Day. In accordance with the Federal law "About days of military glory /victory days of Russia", adopted in 1995, February 23 became the Day of victory of red army over Kaiser troops of Germany /1918/ - the Day of defenders of Fatherland.

In January 2006, the state Duma adopted amendments to the law "About days of military glory and anniversaries of Russia", and the feast was called the Day of defender of the Fatherland. The mention of the victory of the red army over the Kaiser troops eliminated out the name of the holiday as inconsistent with historical facts.

Since 2002, under the new Labour code of the Russian Federation, 23 February - defender of the Fatherland Day is declared a holiday.

23 February is traditionally considered the professional holiday of servicemen. But this is not true. After all, the real name of the holiday - the Day of Defender of the Fatherland. And so is every man in the country, regardless of their profession and age.

The defender of the Fatherland day remains an important date not only for Russia. In Belarus this day is celebrated the Day of Fatherland defenders and the Armed forces in Ukraine - the Day of defender of the Motherland, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan - the Day of defender of the Fatherland.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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