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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 20 to 26 may 2019
Material posted: Publication date: 27-05-2019

In St. Petersburg will be launched on the newest ship mine defense "Vladimir Yemelyanov"; in the Russian defense Ministry reported about the progress of the UAV "Hunter"; the Pacific fleet in 2019 will receive two surface ship and submarine - carriers "Caliber"; strategic missile forces have begun to systems "avant-garde"; to the end of the year, the share of modern aircraft in the TSB will be about 70 percent; in the Amur Association has received around 40 upgraded "flying" T-80 tanks; motorized infantry in Orenburg will receive a brigade set of the latest MANPADS "Verba". About these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 20 to 26 may 2019.

May 30, at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard in St. Petersburg will be officially launched the third newest ship mine defense "Vladimir Yemelyanov" (project 12700). The ships of this project are unique, the world's largest body of reinforced fiberglass and the most perfect anti-mine weapons.

Serial construction of mine counter measure vessels are part of the development and re-equipment of the mine-sweeping forces of the Navy. In the short term, the Navy expects to have about 40 ships CSI project 12700. The ships of this project are superior on all counts and specifications, including displacement, naval minesweepers of the Soviet period buildings.

During the serial construction of mine counter measure vessels, their performance characteristics are improved, further improving the quality parameters of efficiency of vital systems of the ship-Board systems, anti-mine weapons. In the development of mine-sweeping forces Main command of the Navy constantly take into account scientific and technical progress in the application of naval forces at sea. The program of military shipbuilding provides for active updating of the mine-sweeping component of the Navy, which has already started and is in accordance with the plan.

Ships mine defense project 12700 today embody advanced domestic technology and its weapons, as well as on road performance. They can be used effectively both in the near and far Maritime zones. The ships of this planning project will replace naval minesweepers of the Soviet period buildings.

They are able to effectively carry out mine-sweeping provision of the surface and submarine forces of the Navy, as the exit locations and designated areas. The ships have excellent seaworthiness and high saturation of the newest weapons in the fight against sea mines of various types.

These ships belong to the new generation mine countermeasure forces and designed to counter sea mines, that new ships with software, you can detect in the water of the sea waters and sea bottom, while not entering the danger zone. The rate of production of ships, PMO 12700 will grow from year to year.

Along with the construction of ships CSI project 12700 developed and the system of service of these ships.

In the construction of ships of this project at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard uses the latest Russian technologies that have no analogues in the world shipbuilding. The ships of this project are unique, the world's largest body of reinforced fiberglass, formed by vacuum infusion. The mass of the hull is much lower in comparison with metal.

This significantly increases its durability. This case is absolutely not afraid of corrosion, and service life, with respect for the norms of operation, almost unlimited. Project 12700 developed by the Central marine design Bureau "Almaz" for the Russian Navy.

Reference: Ships mine defense project 12700: displacement - 890 tons; length - 62 m, width - 10 m; full speed - 16 knots, crew - 44 persons For anti-mine ships may use different types of trawls and remotely operated and Autonomous underwater vehicles.

HOT spotsthe Situation in Syria

May 20. Terrorists "dzhebhat an - Nusra" (banned in Russia organization) attempted attacks on the Russian air base "Hamim" in Syria by using reactive systems of volley fire, on-duty air defense forces repelled the attack. This was reported to journalists in the Russian defense Ministry.

"The evening of may 19 terrorists "dzhebhat an-Nusra" was an attempted attack on the Russian airbase "Hamim" by using reactive systems of volley fire (MLRS). Around 20:00 on Sunday from the territory Iglinskiy areas of de-escalation on the Russian air base by terrorists was released 6 rockets. The duty air defense forces of the air base all the shells were destroyed," - said the Ministry of defense.

The defense Ministry stressed that "Mamima" no damage and no injuries, the airbase continues to function normally.

May 22. The militants of the terrorist group "Dzhebhat EN-Nusra" made the evening of may 22 two attempts to break through in the southern part of Idlib. This was reported by the press service of the defense Ministry.

"On the evening of the last day terrorists have been two attempts to break through the positions of government troops near the settlements of Medan (West of the village of Kafr, Nbud) and El Haouch (East of the village of Kafr, Nbud)," - said in a press release.

The attacks involved up to 200 militants, two infantry fighting vehicles and nine pickup trucks with heavy machine guns, said the Ministry of defense. The terrorists retreated with the onset of night time, "losing more than 40 people were killed, one BMP and two pickups".

May 22. The US consider the Arab-Kurdish "Forces of democratic Syria" (SDS) only as military allies in the fight against the terrorist group "Islamic state" (IG banned in Russia) and not offer them any independent political future. This was stated by us special envoy on Syria, James Jeffrey on Wednesday at hearings in Committee on foreign Affairs, house of representatives, U.S. Congress.

May 23. The U.S. government continues to examine information about allegedly taking the place of the new case of chemical weapons use in Syria. About this informed the head a press-services of the Department of state Morgan Ortagus.

"With regard to the alleged use of chemical weapons, we continue to investigate reports about it. This attack, of course, investigate organizations with a presence "on the ground", - said official representative of foreign policy Department of the USA.

In her words, "...the attack on the front edge, the access is restricted...".

Russia's Reaction

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the US administration is based on "dubious sources", discussing possible new chemical attack in Syria. "We are talking, rather, about the next staging of militants of the Syrian armed opposition in the village of Kobani in the province of Latakia," - said Zakharov.


The administration of the President of the United States, Donald trump intends to increase the number of warships of the Navy of the country to 355. This was stated on Monday by Vice-President Michael Pence, speaking to the soldiers on the base of naval aviation in Jacksonville (Florida).

"President trump has called for a fleet of over 350 ships, and the task performed, - said the Pens. We will Fund the construction of 55 ships in the budget requests for future years, we will increase the number of U.S. Navy ships to 355 in just over a decade"


Russia plans in the near future to complete work on the shock UAV "Hunter". This was stated by the Deputy defense Minister of Russia Alexei Krivoruchko.

"Hunter" is a very promising system in the near future is also expected completion of the work. Unfortunately, it will take some time," said Krivoruchko in interview to TV channel "Zvezda".

He stressed that work on the production of UAVS is one of the priority areas.

According to him, the main advantage of unmanned vehicles is the ability to save the lives of soldiers.

Background: Previously, aviation expert, honored military pilot Vladimir Popov in conversation with News Nation said that "Hunter" will be able to strike ground and sea targets.

The group "tehmash" (included in rostec) is considering the creation of ammunition for reactive systems of volley fire (MLRS), which will hit the target with an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). About this TASS said the Deputy Director General of the concern Alexander Kochkin.

"The question of the creation of such ammunition is discussed. There are conceptual ideas that we can translate into reality with the appropriate queries from the customer," said Kochkin, answering the question about the development of rockets for the MLRS warhead, generating AMY, and missiles electronic warfare (EW).

He added that currently the state in the face of the Russian defense Ministry has not yet issued technical specifications for such equipment.


Pacific fleet (PF) in 2019 for the first time have two ships and one submarine armed with cruise missile complex "Caliber", said the commander of the Pacific fleet Sergey Avakyants in an interview with the newspaper "Red star".

"We also expect this year to two of the first combat ship with a set of the new cruise missiles "Caliber". In combat, the fleet will also include modern new Corvette project "Rumbling". He already passed factory sea trials. The ship carries not just cruise missiles "Caliber-NK", but armed, as the corvettes of project 20380, modern air defense system "Redoubt" has serious anti-submarine weapons," said Avakian.

He also noted that for the needs of the fleet target is the construction of six large diesel submarines of project 636, which, in addition to the torpedo armament had the opportunity to strike at sea and ground targets with cruise missiles family "Kalibr-PL". "First a boat, we expect to obtain this year", - said the commander.

According to him, only in 2019 Toph planned to generate more than 10 crews of the new surface warships, submarines and auxiliary vessels of the fleet. "In particular, among the new buildings, which will be manned by a crew, the Corvette "Aldar tsydenzhapov" modern sea trawler, anti-sabotage boats, tug, inshore diving boats, diesel and nuclear submarines built specifically for the Pacific fleet," - said Avakian.

By the end of 2019 ship brigade of water region of Troops and Forces on Severo-the East of Russia will increase the small rocket ship "Tornado". "He has also undergone deep modernization, which affected primarily his main attack missile complex. Launchers missiles "malachite" dismantled and their places taken by the guides for containers of anti-ship missiles "Uranus". The IRS now carries 16 such missiles," - said the Admiral.

Reference: Missile complex "Caliber" delivered to the Russian Navy. According to open sources, the maximum range cruise missiles 3M-14 from the composition of this complex, flying at subsonic speed, reaches about 2 thousand km. For surface ships a variant of the complex "Caliber-NK", for submarines - "Kalibr-PL". "Calibre", in particular, to arm the Russian project 22350 frigates, a Corvette of project 21631 "Buyan-M" multipurpose nuclear submarines of project 885 type "Ash", not nuclear submarines of projects 877 and 636.3, other ships. Maximum warhead weight standing on the arms "Caliber", according to some reports, up to 500 kg.

Anti-sabotage boat "Cadets" began to pass the black sea Straits of Bosporus and Dardanelles.

After arriving in Tartus (Syria) the crew of the boat will be included in the grouping of the Navy in the Mediterranean sea and will begin performing tasks for the protection of vehicles when parked on an unprotected RAID, and will also be used to ensure the safety of the base points of force connection of the Navy of the Russian Federation.

For the crew of the boat it's first outing on the implementation of the tasks in the far sea zone.

Reference: Anti-seal cutter code "Rook" is designed to combat subversive forces and means in offshore locations and near approaches to them.

The Caspian flotilla this year will get more than a dozen pieces of modern samples of equipment and weapons – said the commander of the flotilla rear-Admiral Sergei Pinchuk.

"Until the end of the year on the flotilla planned delivery of more than a dozen modern weapons and military equipment, including anti-sabotage boat project 21980, P-449, coastal missile complex "Ball" and unmanned aerial vehicles," – said the commander.

He recalled that from the beginning of 2018, connections and military units of the Caspian flotilla has received more than 130 units of new weapons and military equipment, including tow boat PR-04690, mortar systems, anti-tank missile complexes "cornet", unmanned aerial vehicles of the "Aileron" and "Orlan", BTR-82A.


Strategic rocket forces began to complex "Avangard". About it told the commander of the strategic missile forces Sergei Karakayev. According to him, in Yasnenskaya missile formation (Orenburg region) is already deployed infrastructure for staging missile regiment with the complex "Avangard".

"Missile troops are at a definite historical stage, when the fighting strength displays the latest missiles of the Soviet production", — quotes its words of RIA Novosti.

Reference: "Avangard" — a complex of strategic purpose with Intercontinental ballistic missile, equipped with planning winged warheads. "Vanguard" is a glider, capable of speeds up to Mach 27. Its carrier will be the Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) UR-100N utth (RS-18B). One missile capable of carrying a single warhead, but the latest ICBM "Sarmat" will be powered by three "Vanguard".

By the end of the current year, the share of modern equipment in the units combining force and air defense of the Eastern military district, should be around 70%, this was stated by the commander of district the General-Lieutenant Gennady Liquid.

It is planned to increase the share of modern samples of technics almost 90% of bomber command and more than 70% in a fighter.

Reference: this year the troops of the district plans to receive over 1.5 thousand of modern and advanced samples of weapons and equipment. Soldiers are already embracing the modernized fighter-interceptor MiG-31BM, BMP-2M, T-80BV, multifunctional complexes UAV "Orlan-10". In addition, the expected arrival of sets of s-400, various modifications of the rocket launchers, anti-aircraft missiles, anti-tank and blah BLAH.

About 40 modern upgraded T-80 tanks entered the motorized infantry connection of the Eastern military district stationed in the Amur region.

Tanks reinforce tank units of the motorized rifle brigade in the Amur region. At the moment the equipment is taken by the professionals. Organized retraining of drivers.

Background: the Distinctive feature of a family of tanks T-80 is a single gas turbine power plant, for which he was named a "flying" tank. The car is able to accelerate to speeds over 70 km/h and drive without refueling of about 500 kilometers. The technique worked well when operating in extreme Arctic conditions that largely correspond to the harsh winters of the far East.

The brigade set of the latest man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS) "willow" will be available for defense procurement in the motorized infantry connection of the 2nd combined arms army in the Orenburg region. About it the commander of the troops of the Central military district Colonel-General Alexander Lapina on the hearing of the Totsky garrison reported to the acting brigade commander Colonel Dmitry Zavyalov.

MANPADS "Verba" unlike other man-portable systems are equipped with infrared optical homing head, which is protected from advanced laser jamming systems.

It is designed to destroy aircraft, tactical aircraft, attack helicopters, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles, capable of hitting subtle enemy targets at altitudes from 10 meters to 4.5 km and at ranges from 500 meters up to 6.5 km.

Part in addition to MANPADS missiles and launchers include the means of identification "friend or foe", the modules of detection of air targets, exploration, and management and maintenance tools and training kits.

Reference: 2nd Guards combined arms army is the largest military formation in the Volga Federal district. The delegation of rocket, artillery, anti-aircraft and motorized infantry compounds, including missile brigade, equipped with the PTRC "Iskander-M", and the only Russian peacekeeping motorized rifle brigade, and part of the engineering troops, NBC defence, units logistical support. They are all stationed in the Samara, Penza, Orenburg oblasts and the Udmurt Republic. The army headquarters is located in Samara.


On the ground "Yeisk" Training centre of army air defense (PVO) of the Land forces have passed factory testing, two military vehicles "Typhoon-defense".

Representatives of the manufacturer, the car checked out on a specially prepared route with overcoming obstacles "Ford", "hill", "anti-tank ditch with the passage", "hillside", "sandy land", "snake", "overall eight", "square go" and the "S-shaped obstacle".

Reference: "Typhoon air defence" - the armored car of the raised passableness. Has wheel formula 4x4, combined protection of the ceramic armor and reduced curb weight that will ensure the mobility of air defense units and increase their efficiency to counter air targets of the enemy.



In the period from 21st to 24th of may in the Nizhny Novgorod region on the basis of the 333rd combat training Center of the Western military district of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation took place the second administrative talks on preparation and holding of joint exercises with the military contingents of the CSTO CRRF "Interaction-2019" special exercises "train-2019" the forces and means of logistical support of the member States of the CSTO.

In negotiations took part the group of officers headed by the first Deputy chief of the CSTO United staff, Lieutenant-General Hassan by Kaloevym, representatives of the CSTO Secretariat and the delegations concerned ministries and departments of the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan.

During staff meeting they discussed the basics of the plans of the doctrines and order of their execution, the line-unit leadership exercises, command of the CSTO CRRF contingents, control of logistics and the organization of comprehensive support.

Reconnaissance of the areas the exercise has allowed on the ground to address the issues of equipment of control points, placement guidance and trainees in the field, storage of weapons, military and special equipment, ammunition, and the order of practical actions contingents of the CSTO CRRF units and logistical support of the member States of the organization of collective security Treaty.

"Interaction-2019" and "Echelon-2019" will be held on the second stage of joint strategic exercises "Combat brotherhood-2019", in which military contingents and formations of forces and means of special purpose will work out the issues of preparing and conducting joint operations on the localization of the border armed conflict in the East European region of collective security.

Reference: in 2018, to the joint operational-strategic exercises "Combat brotherhood-2018" attracted more than 10 thousand people, more than 1500 pieces of weapons and military equipment, including more than 90 aircrafts.


More than 10 thousand units of military equipment and weapons demonstrate the servicemen of the southern military district (SMD) at the exhibition grounds of the International military-technical forum (MWTF) "Army-2019" at the end of June. This was announced by the commander of the southern military district Alexander Dvornikov.

"The exhibition MWTF-2019 will be held in 15 regions in southern Russia and military-Patriotic parks of the Russian military bases in Abkhazia, Armenia and South Ossetia. Will feature more than 10 thousand units of equipment and weapons" - quoted on Tuesday Dvornikova, the press service of YUVO.

He said that during the forum in the southern and North Caucasus Federal districts will be involved forces and means 40 connections and military units. In addition, in the exhibition and scientific program will feature the participation of five industrial companies, two research organizations and seven military schools.

Also on 30 thousand square meters of exhibition space MWTF is dedicated to other law enforcement agencies, including the national guard, interior Ministry, emergencies Ministry and Federal security service of Russia. They will be involved in total more than 2,5 thousand units of special equipment and special equipment.

In accordance with the decree of the RF government from 25 to 30 June 2019, the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation is in the fifth international military-technical forum "Army-2019". Among the goals of the forum is promotion of innovative development of the military-industrial complex, the Patriotic education of citizens.

Reference: According to preliminary estimates, participation in the forum on the territory of the Russian Federation will take more than 1500 companies and organizations, representing over 27 thousand samples of products and technologies. According to forecasts of the Ministry, the total attendance of the forum, as in 2018, and could exceed 1 million people.


May 21 - day of the Pacific fleet of the Russian Navy

Day of the Pacific fleet of the Russian Navy is an annual holiday celebrated in Russia on may 21, in honor of the Pacific fleet. Established by order of the Commander of the Navy of the Russian Federation of 15 July 1996, No. 253.


The date for the celebration was chosen due to the fact that may 21, 1731 the Senate "To protect the land, sea trading ways and crafts" was established Okhotsk military flotilla and Okhotsk military port — the first permanent naval unit of the Russian Pacific.

Even during the reign of Anna Ioannovna with the far Eastern borders of Russia to the capital began to receive information about what is happening there frequent attacks of the Japanese, the Chinese and the Manchus. For the protection of Russian land, sea trading ways and crafts of the Russian far East were forced to build ships and vessels, placing them at military ports. It is based on the messages and issued a Decree of the Senate on the establishment of Okhotsk military flotilla and Okhotsk military port.

An important historical event in the life of the fleet was the participation in the heroic defense of Petropavlovsk in 1854. Bravery and heroism were shown by the sailors of the Pacific fleet and all the events of the Russian military weapons - they distinguished themselves in the fighting in the Russo-Japanese war in the sea of Japan, and during the Revolution of 1905-1907 and during the years of the great Patriotic and Soviet-Japanese wars.

In our days

Currently the Russian Pacific fleet (PF) as the operational-strategic Association of the Navy, is composed of a rocket underwater cruiser of strategic purpose, multipurpose nuclear and diesel submarines, surface ships, naval aviation, part of the land and coastal forces.

The Pacific fleet as an integral part of the Navy and the Armed forces of Russia in General is a means of ensuring Russia's military security in the Asia-Pacific region (APR).

Main tasks

The main tasks of the Pacific fleet as the operational-strategic Association of the Navy of the Russian Federation, are:

  • the maintenance of naval strategic nuclear forces in constant readiness in the interests of nuclear deterrence;
  • protection of the economic zone and areas of productive activities, suppression of illegal productive activities;
  • ensuring the safety of navigation;
  • the execution of foreign policy actions of the government in economically important areas of the World ocean (visits, business visits, joint exercises, peacekeeping forces).

Pacific fleet headquarters is in Vladivostok.


Intelligence activities along the borders of Russia for a week were 20 aircraft. Russian fighter jets three times over the specified period was up in the air to prevent violations of the state border of the country. While airspace violations are not tolerated.


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