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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 21 to 27 November 2016
Material posted: Publication date: 28-11-2016
A disturbance in the force: Russian designs against US drone; "Msta-B" entered service with First Panzer army in the suburbs; the CVO special forces armed with the latest optical-electronic complexes the observation of "Irony"; unit NBC defense and military engineers ZVO got a new special equipment; the ceremony of admission to the Navy diesel-electric submarine "Kolpino" for the black sea fleet; the newest patrol ship will be ceremonially laid for the Russian Navy; Northern fleet received two of the latest anti-sabotage boats "Rook"; RKS created a prototype of a biomorphic microrobot to work in the space; BAE Systems has been designing a new suspension for vehicles; the share of classified expenditures in the 2016 budget will be the maximum in the history of modern Russia; Shoigu and strengthen strategic partnership with China. About these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 21 to 27. 11. 2016

Aircraft Ivan Mikoyan, who was one of the developers of multipurpose fighter MiG-29, died last week in Moscow on 90-m to year of life.

Ivan Mikoyan was the son of one of the most influential Soviet politicians Anastas Mikoyan. After graduating from the military school of aviation mechanics, he entered the air force engineering Academy named after Zhukovsky and became an aircraft designer. All his life he worked in the design office, which was founded in 1939 by his uncle, Artem Mikoyan.

For the development of the MiG-29 Ivan Mikoyan was twice awarded the State prize of the USSR. The constructor until the end of life remained an Advisor to the Russian aircraft Corporation "MiG", reports the website of TV channel "Zvezda".

Reference: MiG-29, which started in the 1970-ies, has become the main fighter of the Russian air force. Unlike all previous "MiG", its design is performed by the integrated circuit, that is, with a monocoque fuselage.

Designers put into the design of a fighter exceptional opportunity to improve the aircraft, which allowed then to create multiple upgrade options. Various models of the MiG-29 are in service in more than 25 countries, in many it has also become the main type of light tactical fighter of the national air force.


This autumn in army (land forces) of the USA there were a Management of a quick response (DSR), which will facilitate the rapid introduction of the newest technologies, the article says Ilya Plekhanov "a Disturbance in the force: Russian designs against US drones" (RIA "Novosti").

The author explains that COO UBR General Walter Piatt (Walter E. Piatt) said the other day, what really is the job of the new office. His focus, as it turned out — the opposition of Russia in the field of electronic warfare (EW) and cyber operations. Below we present the material cuts.

Blind drone

Russian EW equipment the Americans have long been regarded as a very serious threat on the battlefield. Especially considering that the US army is increasingly relying on the development of unmanned systems in the air and on the ground. However, the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) are useless with the effective influence of the enemy on their channels of communication with the operators or navigation system.

In addition to the threats drones, Russian electronic warfare equipment can affect the communication channels by the American military. This is also one of the reasons why the marine Corps the United States is preparing to conduct combat operations against a technologically advanced enemy in the conditions of active use of electronic warfare, and DARPA to develop a secure instant messenger that will allow soldiers to communicate at a time when normal radio communication is blocked.

Existing commercial messengers are not satisfied with the military, as they can be broken. Messenger DARPA needs to meet a number of criteria, such as unbreakable encryption, protection against message tampering, decentralized shipping, a limited time of life and views, etc.

Russian electronic warfare equipment, according to military publications of the United States, even among the three most dangerous technologies to the Americans, along with the nuclear triad and the air defense of Russia.

Americans recognize that they lag behind in electronic warfare from Russia and China. The US army even today there is no system of long-range jamming radio signals, and she will not get it until 2023. The entire budget of the modernization of electronic warfare United States will reach $ 142 million. Of these, about 100 million will go to upgrading systems location leading the mortar fire of the enemy, which in fact has nothing to do with EW. The development of new electronic warfare systems allocated only $ 50 million.

Jammers will not help

American generals noted that Russia and China at the level of small units have already went into the lead from the United States. And Russia skillfully used the tactical electronic warfare on the battlefield, demonstrated the fighting in Ukraine.

Russian commanders on the ground should not cause the aircraft to electromagnetic attack, as do the Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Russian commanders already have all the necessary tools EW at hand.

Before the beginning of the Russian fire first, find communication systems of the enemy and the sources for their rapid destruction, jamming radar, communications, and only then enter the battle.

The chief of staff of American army General mark Milly (Mark Milley) who oversees the Management of the rapid response made it clear: the "big five" threats to the United States in the face of Iran, China, Russia, North Korea and ISIS (banned in Russia) that Russia is the greatest danger.

General Walter Piatt absolutely agree with him, noting that the use of electronic warfare in the Crimea and in the South-East of Ukraine gives an idea of how good is Russia in this area.

Whose hackers smarter

The cyber threat from Russia — also in the focus of the UBR. It is believed that Russian hackers paralyzed Estonia in 2007 and intervened in the election process in the United States this year.

Of special concern to US is the ability of the Russian electronic warfare to influence the global positioning system (GPS), which depends entirely on the fighting ability of the American army. Yes, today has developed weapons capable of destroying satellites in space, but it is much cheaper to intervene in the software or "turn off" signals. Without a working GPS, the us military don't know where they are, precision weapons becoming useless. Means of communication without a GPS don't even know what time it is, and it may bring them down.

But in addition to the passive protection of Russia, when the us military is now learning to fight in a blocked context, URB is designed also to implement in army offensive weapon of the electromagnetic spectrum. It will allow the U.S. army to wage war in the so-called "firewalls" (A2/AD Anti-Access, Area Denial) when electronic warfare the Navy and air force, the U.S. can't be involved because of Russian and Chinese missiles.

Electronic warfare needs to suppress the objects "firewall" of the enemy, that the U.S. army could effectively use conventional weapons.

According to General Walter Piatt, the next theater of operations of this kind can be the Baltic States. "Our opponents should know that they can not attack or impose their will on our small allies, which fall in the restricted area," said William Piatt.

About the rearmament of the army

The towed 152-mm howitzers "Msta-B" entered service with artillery units of the First guards tank army stationed in the suburbs.

In accordance with the state defense order 2016 for service received about 30 howitzers. Military personnel will start the operation of the guns with the new academic year, which starts on 1 December. About it reports a press-service of the Western military district (ZVO).

Reference: Howitzer "Msta-B" is designed to defeat artillery, destroying fortifications, suppression of command and control, destruction of manpower, firepower, weapons and military equipment. Maximum firing range of the howitzers up to 30 km Calculation tools is 8 soldiers.

In the communications unit of the WMD stationed in the Moscow region received 10 latest command and staff vehicles (CSV) P-149АКШ-1, allowing to provide a stable connection with ground command posts and aircraft in place and in motion at ranges up to 1000 km.

Reference: using the crank base of the truck KAMAZ-4320 is possible to establish communication via closed Internet channels, and to carry out topographic binding through different satellite systems.

In machines with greatly improved ergonomics. Inside is air conditioning and heating, provides comfortable space for work and leisure.

Workstations calculation of kshm R-149АКШ-1 allow to solve successfully the task of building and issuing command and control signals, the collection and processing of information on the implementation of the tasks, changes in operational-tactical situation, the fighting strength of his troops and enemy forces.

In addition, more than 60 of the latest BTR-82A entered in connections and military units of the WMD. Fighting machine different from its predecessors increased survivability and enhanced fire power, which provides 30-mm rapid-fire automatic cannon 2A72, coaxial from 7.72-mm machine gun PKTM.

Reference: BTR-82A is equipped with a motorized vertical and horizontal aiming, the digital plane stabilizer. Armored car has secure digital communications 5-th generation, the system of topographical orientation, as well as combined monitoring tools. On the BTR-82A is equipped with the latest fire-fighting systems, air-conditioning and communications.

More than 650 units of modern military equipment was delivered in 2016, the troops of the Eastern military district (TSB), reported on the meeting of the Military Council of the district commander of the TSB Colonel-General Sergey Surovikin.

The district commander added that next year the re-equipment of the compounds of the TSBS will be done taking into account the newly formed units and formations.

Background: Troops of the district received the su-35S and su-34 operational-tactical missile complexes (PTRC) "Iskander-M", coastal missile systems "Bastion", anti-aircraft missiles (SAMS), "Thor", "Shell-s", "willow", a reactive system of volley fire (MLRS) "Tornado-G", unmanned aerial vehicles of various modifications.

Southern military district (YUVO) in 2017 will have three robotic complex "Uran-6" for clearance of the forests of Chechnya and Ingushetia. This was announced by the chief of the engineering troops of the district Konstantin Smeshko, reports TASS.

According to him, in 2016, were cleared more than 4 thousand hectares in these two republics, which is 1.5 times more than planned. And up to 30% of completed tasks in Chechnya is a task performed by two robotic complex "Uran-6".

Reference: "Uranium-6" allows you to detect, identify and destroy explosive subject, the power of which does not exceed 60 kg of TNT, while the robot ensures the safety of personnel. These systems are actively used by the Russian military demining of the Syrian Palmyra.

Connection special purpose of the Central military district (CVO), stationed in the Samara region, armed with the latest optical-electronic complexes the observation of "Irony", the press service of the military district.

Background: the Complex is multi-functional and consists of two sets: one set on the armored cars "Tiger", and the other portable. Now the commandos with the help of a rangefinder with thermal imaging and motion sensors will be able in real time to recognize a person at a distance of 3 miles and equipment up to 7 km.

If necessary, members of the military have the ability for private channels to transmit photos and video to the control at a distance of 10 km.

Flight and engineering staff of the fighter regiment of the Western military district (ZVO) has completed the reception of the second batch of multi-role fighters su-35S to the factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, reports the press service of the military district.

Currently, the pilots are prepared to fly at one of the airfields permanent base in Karelia. The arrival of the aircraft is expected in early December. The crews of fighter jets have a flight range of more than 8 thousand km with two refuellings at the operational airfields.

Reference: multi-purpose fighter generation "4++" su-35S equipped with advanced information and control system and radar station "IRBIS", they are equipped with new engines AL-41F1S with thrust vector control.

These fighters are able to perform tasks at supersonic speeds with Mach number of about 1.5 at an altitude of over 15 thousand.

Su-35S armed with 30-mm internal cannon GSH-301 with a rate of 1500 rounds per minute. They can carry guided missiles "air-air", anti-ship and anti-submarine missiles "air-surface", guided aerial bombs.

The system of refueling in the air, the distant radio navigation and advanced life-support system allows the fighter to perform combat training tasks at a great distance from the airfield.

Previously, the pilots were retrained in the Center of combat employment and retraining of flight personnel in Lipetsk, where for several months perfecting their skills on the modern specialized integrated simulators, learn to perform aerobatic maneuvers at extreme speeds and loads.

In units of radiation, chemical, biological (NBC) protection and engineering armies of the Western military district (ZVO) has received a new special technique, in particular, stations of water purification SKO-10 "Hygiene" and chemical reconnaissance RHM-6. In the new academic year which starts on 1 December, the soldiers of the WMD will proceed with development of the received equipment at the training complexes and firing ranges during output field, the press service of the military district.

Reference: the Modern water purification station SKO-10 "Hygiene" mounted on the basis of KAMAZ-6350, gradually replaces in the engineering units of the earlier versions of these machines.

She can purify water from mechanical particles, suspensions, colloidal compounds, ferric iron, and also disinfects against man-made and toxic organic substances, including chemical warfare agents. Performance cleaning is 8-10 cubic meters per hour, the performance of desalination – up to 5 cubic meters per hour.

Reconnaissance of the chemical machine is a new generation of RKHM-6 entering the unit NBC defense, is a complex digital system, with which the operators within seconds receive the data on the infected area of 10 faster than when using earlier samples of this machinery.

The sensors allow to determine not only the group of toxic substances, as it was before, but also the specific gas, its concentration and the removal. In addition, sampling of the ground or the air crew do not need to go outside. Does everything automatic.


Last week in St. Petersburg at the Admiralty shipyards held a ceremony of admission to the Navy (the Navy) a diesel-electric submarine (SSK) "Kolpino", reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.

The chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev handed over the flag of St. Andrew, the commander of the submarines "Kolpino". The flag was carried along the line down the crew of the boat and hoisted on the stern Flagstaff.

According to him, series of 6 submarines of project 636.3 will allow the black sea fleet to effectively carry out the tasks in its operating area of responsibility along with the surface ships and naval aviation.

After appropriate training submarine "Kolpino" inter-fleet will make the transition to permanent basing site in the Novorossiysk naval base.

Replenishment of the Russian Navy, a series of diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3 takes place in the framework of the State program of military-shipbuilding. They are able to perform tasks as a single, and in the disparate factions of the Navy. A series of six diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3 will allow the black sea fleet, effectively ensure the security of Maritime areas in its operating area of responsibility. The plans of the Main command of the Russian Navy the construction of a series of six diesel-electric submarines of project 636.3 for the submarine forces of the Pacific fleet.

Reference: Submarines of project 636.3 are equipped with modern hydro-acoustic means and high-precision missile weapons. In the construction of non-nuclear submarines of project 636.3 implemented the requirements of the General command of the Russian Navy according to the criteria of malosolenoj, maneuverability and weapons.

Diesel-electric submarines incorporate a combination of acoustic stealth and target detection range, equipped with the latest inertial navigation complex, modern automated information management system, high-precision missile weapons and a powerful torpedo armament. This ensures the priority of the submarines of project 636.3 in the world the underwater shipbuilding.

SSK "Kolpino" has a rate of surface speed than 17 knots, submerged speed — 20 knots, endurance of 45 days, a crew of over 50 persons, surface displacement of more than 2 thousand tons, underwater — about 4 thousand tons.

But at the Zelenodolsk shipyard named after M. Gorky (Tatarstan) took place the solemn ceremony of the Naval Fleet of the fifth patrol ship of project 22160.

By order of the Chief of the Navy the ship has a name "Victor the Great" - in honor of the Hero of the Soviet Union, caternia, who showed courage and bravery, commanding in 1943 a detachment of the armored division of the Azov military flotilla, during the operations of the amphibious assault on the Kerch Peninsula. At night despite massive enemy fire, the commander of the boat Victor provided a Great landing assault squad on the coast. In January 1944, the Great Victor was awarded the title "hero of the Soviet Union."

Patrol ship "Victor the Great" is the fifth and the fourth serial ship.

Patrol ships of project 22160 designed by JSC "Northern Design Bureau" (St. Petersburg) is designed to protect and preserve the marine economic zone, and in the event of hostilities they are intended to ensure the stability of the forces and objects of the fleet during the defense of locations. They are also called upon to perform tasks escort and anti-piracy activities, and perform search and rescue functions. The endurance of the ships of this project is 60 days.

Reference: Patrol ships of project 22160 is capable of speeds of 30 knots, has a displacement of about 1,300 tons, a crew of about 80 people. The cruising range of 6,000 nautical miles ship. For the efficient performance of tasks ships as standard weapons have a 57-mm artillery, anti-aircraft missiles, machine guns. The ship provided the possibility of basing of the Ka-27PS. The ship is equipped with the most modern electronic and sonar weapons.

On Northern fleet (NF) came 2 latest anti-sabotage boats "Rook" (project 21980), built at the shipyard "Vympel" in Rybinsk (Yaroslavl region). Currently, they are running and state tests in the main base of submarine forces SF – Gadzhievo, the press service of the Northern fleet.

For reference: Total on arms of the Navy (Navy) Russia received 12 of these boats developed by the Nizhny Novgorod design Bureau "Vympel" special units of the Navy. They are intended to protect aquatic areas of the fight against subversive forces and means in areas near bases and the approaches to them.


In St. Petersburg, the Naval Academy hosted the V scientific-practical conference of the Navy, devoted to the main directions of development of shipbuilding, armament, military and special equipment of the Navy in the long term (until 2050).

The conference, which was held under the leadership of Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev, took part more than 400 representatives and leaders and representatives of 80 enterprises and companies and over 200 representatives of the Central bodies of military management of the Main command of the Russian Navy and research organizations of the Navy, Northern command, Pacific, black sea, Baltic fleets and the Caspian flotilla.

During the conference were discussed the current results of the construction and development of the Navy, and made recommendations and proposals for the implementation of development plans of the Navy for the period up to 2050, and discussed the question of the leading role of the Naval Academy in the scientific study of the construction of the Fleet.

As informs Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry, the participants of the conference discussed the entire range of manufactured equipment, ships, experience the trials of modern weapons of the Navy.


The specialists of OJSC "Russian space systems" (RKS, included in the state Corporation "ROSKOSMOS") has mastered the experimental production of working examples mikrohromatichesky the walking platform to work in space. This development will be the basis in the creation of advanced Autonomous microrobotics device for inspection of hard to reach areas on the surface and in the inner compartments of the spacecraft, as well as positioning the various modules of the spacecraft, the press service of the holding.

Study of thermomechanical components mikrohromatichesky systems, which are maintained in the RCC since 2008, has allowed specialists of the holding together with colleagues from the Institute for problems in mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences (IPM RAS) to create a unique manufacturing technology, microrobotics platform.

Walked the robot motion is due to the programmable deformation "legs". When heating from the voltage supply leg is bent in predetermined locations, and when cooled bent.

With a weight of only 70 mg movable platform can support the load in 20 times more, and move – in 5 times its own weight. While its speed is around 14 mm/minute, which is very fast for products of this type and of this size. In contrast to the created world counterparts, the Russian concept of the microrobot based on the developed platform will be able to navigate the rough, stepped and sloping surfaces.

For the movement of the microrobot uses no less than eight "legs" with a special adhesive coating to enable him weightless "stick" to surfaces. Each of the legs has a "foot" that can change the angle during the movement. Thanks to this feature it can move on different surfaces. In a more complex variant on the "foot" is expected to create an additional array of "legs" of a smaller size.

Prototype of the microrobot can operate in the temperature range from -200 to +200 degrees Celsius in the absence of the earth's atmosphere, and also resistant to radiation and exposure to atomic oxygen in space.

Reference: the next stage of works is planned to equip microrobotics platform different types of the payload and conducting the space experiment on Board the International space station (ISS).

Science and production

The British company BAE Systems has been developing new armored vehicles for the suspension, elastic elements which are made of metal alloy with memory effect. According to the company, the development of such suspension engineers inspired by the bug severity (Zopheridae), otherwise also known as bugs-the Armadillo. New suspension will be more resilient to shocks, it writes N+1.

Pendant modern armored vehicles consists of several elements responsible for the shock absorption when hitting the wheels on the rough road, vibration reduction and partial protection of the crew from landmines or improvised explosive device. In the case of the undermining of the suspension in the vast majority of cases goes down.

In the new suspension BAE Systems plan to use an alloy based on titanium is able to restore its original shape after deformation. BAE Systems engineers believe that the use of alloy with a memory effect will make your suspension easier due to the rejection of the springs.

Of titanium alloy is planned to implement the basic elements of multi-link and semi-suspensions, which are still made of various grades of steel. What kind of alloy you plan to use for making pendants, the company did not specify. Assessment BAE Systems, the first new suspension will appear on vehicles in ten years.

Currently, the British company is testing a reduced prototype of the new system.

Reference: the First alloy with a memory effect based on titanium was opened in 1962 in the Laboratory of the armament of the U.S. Navy. It was an alloy of Nickel and titanium, called Nitinol (Nickel Titanium Naval Ordnance Laboratories). Later, this alloy was used to manufacture bushings for hydraulic systems of military aircraft and ships, which greatly increased their reliability.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law on amendments to the Federal budget for 2016. The document is available on the official Internet portal of legal information, reports "".

The share of secret expenditure is maximum in the history of modern Russia and will be of 3.66 trillion rubles, or 22.3 percent of all costs.

On military-technical cooperation

During the visit to China, Russian defense Minister army General Sergei Shoigu met with the Chairman of the national Committee of the people's political Advisory Council of China Yu Zheng Sheng.

"In the field of military-technical cooperation we have major successes. We have reached the level of about $ 3 billion of annual volume for the implementation of contracts of different directions. But they all, in varying degrees, implemented within the framework of mutually beneficial military-technical cooperation", — quotes words of the head of the Russian defense Ministry Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

In turn Yu Zheng Sheng said that "today successfully completed the 21st session of the Russian-Chinese joint intergovernmental Commission on military-technical cooperation, which the parties had worked out a large-scale agreement, signed a number of documents and agreements".


The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about appointment to the post of the structural unit of Regardie five major-generals of police. This was reported by TASS in the Temporary information center of the Federal service of national guard troops (FSWG) of the Russian Federation.

For positions in the structural units of Regardie appointed: major-General of police Leonid Reference - the chief of head Department of state control and licensing of the work; the General-the major of police Alexander Grishchenko - the first Deputy head of the Main Directorate of private security; major-General Alexei Bezzubikov - head of the Department of equipment and weapons; major-General Vyacheslav Savkin, Deputy head of financial-economic Department; major-General Yury Bocharov - the first Deputy commander of the Siberian district of Regardie.

Earlier, the President of the Russian Federation signed the decree about appointment the General-the Lieutenant of police Sergey Lebedev to the post of Deputy Director TSUNG and the decree on the appointment of 13 generals of Regardie.

Memorable lines: the marine corps birthday ball

November 27, in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation noted 311-th anniversary since the establishment of regular marine corps of the Navy (Navy) of Russia. Created three centuries ago by Peter the great marine corps showed for all time the courage and heroism in the defense of the Fatherland, thereby proving its necessity and importance, according to the official website of the defense Ministry.

Marines of Russia — the elite of the Armed Forces and the kind of coastal troops of the Russian Navy designed for combat operations as part of amphibious landings. Currently, all Marines are persistently improving combat training, are in constant readiness to perform tasks in their fundamental purpose. Marines of the Navy of Russia are always ready to successfully complete the most complex tasks, in fact, proving its motto — "where we — there a victory!".

In our days

Today the Marines responsible are serving aboard combat ships of the Russian Navy in the far ocean and marine areas. In 2016, on military service in distant campaigns the marine corps was represented by all four fleets and the Caspian flotilla. More than 70 marine units, with a total population of about 1,000 people in anti-terror groups on Board the ships took part in the long March of the detachments and groups of ships of the Russian Navy throughout the 2016 school year.

Participate in strategic exercises

Over the last several years, the Marines have participated in all of the strategic exercises conducted in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, in which simulated learning tasks deployment of troops in various ways, the joint action of the marine corps with divisions of all arms and services.

In 2016, the Marines of the Russian Navy conducted more than 10 brigade tactical (command post) exercises, more than 30 battalion (divisional) tactical exercises, more than 120 company tactical exercises, made more than 15 thousand parachute jumps. The plan of training of Marines of the Russian Navy was executed by 100%.

Training Marines

A new level bred training Marines in Training center of training of Marines of the Navy in St. Petersburg, where he practiced steps in different climatic conditions, possession of different types of weapons are honed to automatism of the action group counter-terrorism and combating sea piracy.

Training center marine corps is developing and refining new tactics in the course of performing specific tasks. For training the center features educational classes on airborne and fire training, workout equipment and APC gunners, and gunners operators BMP-2. The center is equipped with training grounds to training in the tactical and special training (for actions of attack and inspection teams for inspection of ships) and survival (for training of personnel to survive in various climatic conditions), the Mi-14 and Ka-27 for testing the ground elements of the parachute and the landing of the assault.


Continues to re-the marine corps new equipment. So this year, the Marines staged armored personnel carriers BTR-82A, significantly better than the BTR-80 firepower. The Marines receive modern samples of small arms, means of combat equipment, including not having analogues in the world floating body armor "Corsar-MP". In connections of Marines of the Northern, Pacific, black sea, the Baltic fleet also comes a new combat outfit "Ratnik".

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