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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 January 2019
Material posted: Publication date: 28-01-2019

Russian arms will create a civil version of prospective gun "Boa"; the military will get the "Eye"; France decided to start a programme to create hypersonic weapons; military engineers of the Belarusian army were armed with new equipment and protective suits-IAD-3SH and "Falcon"; at a shipyard in Rybinsk laid the latest small hydrographic ship "James Lapushkin"; the Russian security forces will receive 200 sets of weapons and weapon systems of combat UAVs; the combat robot "U-9" adopted by the Russian army; tankers CVO learn the latest noise-immune radio "Artek"; artillery Vistula infantry division were armed with the latest howitzers "Msta-CM2"; in the framework of the state defense order, the troops continue to receive the latest aviation technology. About these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 21 to 27.01.2018.

January 27 at the Palace square in St. Petersburg held a parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the complete lifting of the Nazi blockade of Leningrad. In the March were involved 2.5 thousand troops and 80 military and special equipment. The column headed by the legendary Soviet T-34 tank. A moment of silence was followed by the sound of a metronome, with which during the siege of the city residents were notified about the air strikes and shelling. The parade concluded aviation group aerobatics "Swifts".


Action in Syria

21 Jan. The Israeli air force on the night of January 21, struck out three air strikes on Syria with Western, southwestern and southern directions. It was noted that in the course reflect the impact of the air defense forces destroyed more than SAR 30 cruise missiles and guided aerial bombs. Killed four Syrian soldiers, six were wounded.

24 Jan. The coalition led by the USA on fighting with the group Islamic state killed in Syria a terrorist command center, which was located in the building of the mosque. According to the coalition, when you hit destroyed several terrorists. The coalition recalled that the terrorists during armed conflicts often use buildings with special status, such as mosques, hospitals.

24 Jan. Ankara and Moscow have the same position on the Syrian settlement, with the exception of the question on the stay in power of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

27 Jan. The American publication Foreign Policy, citing its sources reported that the US government is considering a plan to keep military forces at a U.S. military base in the South-East of Syria to counter Iranian activity. It is based on the district of al-TANF.

According to one senior us military base at al-Tape is a critical element in efforts aimed at obstructing Iran in building ground supply route from Iran through Iraq and Syria to southern Lebanon to support the Lebanese Hezbollah.


Military engineers of the Belarusian army were armed with new equipment and protective suits-IAD-3SH and "Falcon", said the chief of the engineering troops of the armed forces of Belarus Colonel Andrei Kurakov.

Were armed with military engineers and the new detectors, which "see" mines at a depth up to four meters. Previously, the charges were found only at a depth of 35 — 40 cm.

For reference: Key challenges for the Belarusian sappers is the neutralization of remaining from the great Patriotic war, shells, grenades, mines and other explosive hazards. Only in 2018 was cleared about 33 thousand explosive objects. The greatest number of explosive devices found and neutralized in Dokshitsy, Tolochin, Osipovichi and Logoisk regions.

France decided to launch a programme to create hypersonic weapons. These words were made by the Minister of the armed forces of France, Florence Parlee, reported on Sunday Agency France-Presse (AFP). According to him, the statement made earlier in the week. The place where was the Minister, is not specified.

The French project is called V-MaX (Vhicule Manoeuvrant eXprimental, "an Experimental maneuvering the vehicle"). Its main contractor is the aerospace concern Arianegroup. According to the Minister, the project "will be a true technological breakthrough from the point of view of military capabilities in a number of areas".

Background: According to AFP, is generated by a hypersonic glider at the initial stage of the program will be installed on managed or not managed the rocket. Currently, AFP reports, France is already engaged in development of hypersonic propulsion to improve its Arsenal of nuclear weapons. We are talking about the modernization of medium-range missiles ASMP and the creation of its hypersonic version - aircraft nuclear missiles of the fourth generation ASN4G. It will replace in the future the original model.

The President of Turkey decided to entrust a company Aselsan modernization of old American M60 tanks, reports Popular mechanics.

The publication notes that Turkey at the time was one of the largest buyers of tanks M60, acquiring a total of about thousand cars of various modifications. And despite the fact that the tanks were made in 1959, the Turkish military to leave they were not in a hurry, believing that modernization will prolong their service life.

Defense Ministry intends to "pull" some characteristics of the old car to the American M1 Abrams, German Leopard 2 and Russian T-90. According to military experts, the modernization will cost much cheaper than buying new machines. They noted that the new tanks are quite suitable for use in conflicts of medium intensity.

In the course of modernization it is planned to install modern fire control system, new engine capacity of 1200 HP, anti shaped-charge gratings (the tower) and protective screens (on the chassis).

The commander's cupola will be equipped with 25-mm cannon and a heavy machine gun or grenade launcher caliber 40 mm. Besides, it is planned to expand the assortment of shells for the main gun.

It is also possible that tanks will also receive active protection. This offer is made on the basis of the Syrian experience, where the Turkish M60 showed unsatisfactory security: they were not only vulnerable to missiles, but for an outdated anti-tank grenades.

Background: currently, the M60 armed with 105-mm gun, two machine guns and is equipped with engine capacity of 750 HP

Pakistan's armed forces have made combat training launch of a ballistic missile "Nasr" class "ground - ground", reports the Pakistani inter-service public relations (ISPR).

Reference: "Nasr" is a solid-fuel tactical missile that can be launched from mobile launchers and has a radius of about 180 kilometers. The missile is distinguished by a particularly high accuracy. According to the Pakistani military, this new generation system is specifically created for quick response to any threats. The first test launch of "Nasr" was held in April 2011.

The Indian Organization of defensive researches and development (DRDO) has successfully tested long-range missiles of a class "earth — air" of its own design, said in a statement, the Ministry of defense of the country.

According to the report, a start was made with the warship INS Chennai off the coast of Orissa in Eastern India. During the test the missile successfully hit an aerial target at low altitude.


The TV channel si-EN-bi-si the Minister of the air force of the United States Heather Wilson, said that Russia's Armed forces constitute a threat to U.S. forces in the short term, and the Chinese in the long term.

"I would say that in the short term Russia and China are a threat, Russia is definitely a threat to its neighbours. In the long term, China is implementing innovations faster than Russia, so in the long term, China is causing more fear," said the Minister.

Senior analyst at National Institute of public administration (USA) mark Schneider praised the modernized Russian Tu-22M3. His article was published on the website of the naval Institute of the United States.

Schneider acknowledges that the new weapons complex plane is impressive in its capabilities against ground targets and ships.

So, the bomber will be equipped with ultra-fast long-range missiles, both with nuclear and conventional warheads. In addition, the author praised the Russian electronic warfare systems that make it difficult to intercept the Tu-22M3.

Schneider believes that the United States will have to consider the threat of that bomber for 20 years.

In addition, a military expert said about the development of the Russia anti-ship version missiles "Zircon" and cruise missiles, super-large range for the Tu-22M3.


Central research Institute of precision engineering (TSNIITOCHMASH) will release a sports version of the advanced Russian gun complex "Boa", which by its characteristics will compete with the leading examples of European and American small arms. This was stated by the press service of the state Corporation "rostec", which includes TSNIITOCHMASH.

A civilian version will be oriented to the requirements of professional shooters, and its performance characteristics will allow it to compete with such well-known brands of firearms like Colt, Walther, Heckler&Koch, Glock, Browning, CZ, and others," the message reads "market".

First prototypes of the gun were presented in 2016, and in early January 2019, the Russian defense Ministry announced that "Boa" passed state tests and was recommended for adoption.

Background: currently the results of tests pistol of the complex under consideration by the state Commission.


The Russian military will receive an individual intelligence complex "Eye", which is a mini camera with a high resolution camera that is run from a hand pistol. The novelty has already been tested in Syria, TASS reported on Sunday, a source in the military-industrial complex.

"For the Russian army developed the individual system operational reconnaissance "Eyes", which is a mini-unit on the parachute, which runs from the hand rocket launchers," - said the Agency interlocutor. According to him, "piloted the product tested Russian units in Syria."

As the source said, the soldiers on the battlefield releases from the hand rocket missile, which rises to a height of 300 meters and ejects the device with a high resolution camera. While the device descends by parachute, the camera transmits the image on the screen of a fighter.


On January 22 shipyard "Vympel" (Rybinsk) took place the solemn ceremony of the fifth newest small hydrographic vessel project 19910 for the Russian Navy.

The ceremony was read the order of the commander of the Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev on the award of the ship named "James Lapushkin" in honor of the honored hydrographer, chief of the Hydrographic office of the Navy in the great Patriotic war, rear-Admiral Lapushkina Yakov Yakovlevich.

According to the Main command of the Navy hydrographic vessels construction of new generation 19910 is considerable qualitative step forward in providing hydrographic service of the Navy. Tactical and technical data of the vessel project 19910 "James Lapushkin" will allow to conduct the survey at a distance of over 3000 miles from the basing points, and enhanced ice class hull design gives the opportunity to work military hydrographers in difficult ice conditions. According to the state contract "Vympel" is to convey the ship to the customer in 2022. It is planned that the MGS "James Lapushkin" will join the Baltic fleet.

Small hydrographic ship "James Lapushkin" will be equipped with the most modern technical facilities for hydrographic surveys and will take a worthy place in the line of hydrographic ships and boats of the hydrographic service of the Navy. The inclusion of the Navy small hydrographic vessels of the project 19910 will improve the efficiency of navigation and hydrographic support operations forces of the Navy and General navigation.

In construction are two vessels of the project 19910 with the term of delivery to the Navy in 2019- "Nicholas Skosyrev", under construction at the enterprise "Vympel", and "Alexander Rogotsky", built by JSC "Shipbuilding plant of a name of October Revolution" (Blagoveshchensk), for the Northern and Pacific fleets, respectively.

Reference: Small hydrographic vessel project 19910 is designed to perform hydrographic and lockmasters works in the coastal areas of seas.

Key tasks:

  • statement and removal of marine navigation buoys and milestones of all types;
  • maintenance (inspection, recharging and repair) coastal and floating AIDS to navigation (SSS);
  • the hydrographic works
  • transportation of various cargoes to ensure the work of coastal AIDS to navigation AIDS to navigation and hydrographic units on unequipped coast.

The ceremony of raising the Andreevsky flag and join the newest ship mine defense project 12700 "Ivan Antonov" will be held in Baltiysk today. By order of the Commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev, the ship will be enlisted in the Navy.

Ship of PMO "Ivan Antonov" built at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in St. Petersburg ship of PMO "Ivan Antonov" in the framework of the shipbuilding programme for the upgrading and development of mine-sweeping forces of the Navy.

In the short term for the Navy will be a series of several dozen ships mine defense project 12700.

In December successfully completed the state tests. Earlier on 29 December 2018 was signed by each of the relevant documentation on completion of the test vehicle.

Reference: Ships mine defense project 12700 is a new generation mine countermeasure ships. Operating experience the lead ship of PMO "Alexander Obukhov" showed that the ships of this project are multi-functional and can be used as a basic mine countermeasure and Maritime mine countermeasure ships. By order of the Commander of the Russian Navy Admiral that Queen newest ship mine defense when the tab was given the name "Ivan Antonov" (in honor of the famous sniper of the Baltic participant of the great Patriotic war, Hero of the Soviet Union ensign Ivan Antonov).


Russian power structures and organizations in the first half of 2019 will have about 200 sets of electronic guns "Musket" and multifunctional complexes "Warrior" to counter unmanned aerial vehicles, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the state Corporation "rostec".

Reference: "Musket" is an electronic gun with a mass of three kilograms, is able to detect the target and to suppress its navigation and communication on all possible frequencies.

Combat robotic complex "Uran-9" adopted by the Russian army, said in an interview with "Kommersant" the General Director of concern "Kalashnikov" Vladimir Dmitriev.

According to him, the complex will modify to meet military applications in Syria.

Background: Robotic complex "Uran-9" is designed for reconnaissance, fire support and destruction of enemy armored vehicles. Armed with a 12-ton robot is a complex guided weapons "Attack" with anti-tank missiles, rocket flamethrowers "Shmel-M", 30-mm automatic gun 2A72 and 7,62 mm.

Panzer division of the Central military district, stationed in the Urals, has received the state defense order for two upgraded radio station R-166-05 "Artek" on the BTR-80.

Radio stations have a high degree of protection against electronic jamming and are designed for software radio when used as a part of communication nodes.

The new equipment will ensure the fulfillment of tasks on the organization of sustainable connection with the use of open and secure channels between the control points of a tank division and subscribers.

Reference: Thanks to the automated control system of deployment time and prepare the unit for work is less than 10 minutes. Also improved the quality of radio communication and increase the communication range: up to 2 thousand kilometers in KV and 350 km in the VHF bands compared to previous models.

Artillery calculations Vistula infantry division combined arms army of the Western military district (ZVO) in the Voronezh region were armed with more than 20 of upgraded self-propelled 152-mm howitzers "Msta-CM2".

The artillery battalion, equipped with the latest weapons, were the theoretical training course and already started learning the howitzers. Also mechanics drivers conducted inspections of equipment and began driving military vehicles on the tank ranges.

Deep modernization of the Park of military equipment of the artillery units of the army will strengthen the combat capabilities of enterprises, as well as create for infantry and tank new opportunities for inclusion arrastatu in reconnaissance-strike circuit for joint tactical exercises and drills.

In February, the calculations of the two divisions to March from the places of permanent deployment on the range Pogonovo to conduct individual training and coordination of artillery calculations, combat shooting.

Reference: self-Propelled howitzer "Msta-CM2" is designed to destroy artillery and mortar batteries, armored vehicles, anti-aircraft and missile defense, anti-tank weapons and manpower.

The basis of firepower "Msta-CM2" is the weapon of 2A65 152 mm caliber with a rate of fire over 10 rounds per minute, higher rate of fire of other artillery systems. Such indicators managed to achieve thanks to the streamline design of the loading mechanism.

This year in the Central military district (CVO) received more than 700 units of modern weapons and military equipment. This was reported by the commander of the CVO Lieutenant-General Alexander Lapin.

"In 2019 adopted the AOC calls for the delivery of 702 pieces of modern samples of armament and military equipment of different nomenclature, — said Lieutenant-General Alexander Lapin. The new equipment will allow to increase the combat potential of the County by 5.5 percent."

On the arms of CVO calls for the delivery of reactive systems of volley fire, anti-aircraft missile systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, radar stations, automotive equipment, etc. in addition, aviation CVO will join 25 new upgraded aircraft and helicopters.

Reference: CVO stationed in 29 regions of Russia. In addition, the district includes a number of structural foreign objects — the 201st military base in Tajikistan, joint base Kant in Kyrgyzstan, as well as units on the territory of Kazakhstan.

Representatives of military acceptance completed the procedure of transfer and acceptance of four military transport helicopters Mi-35M and two training-combat Mi-28UB. Fighting vehicles losses to the permanent location in one of the units of the southern military district (YUVO).

The Mi-35M is an upgraded version of Mi-24 and is designed to destroy armored vehicles and enemy troops, provide fire support to the Land forces and landing forces, evacuating the wounded, as cargo in the cabin and on external sling. One of the features of design, the Mi-35M are fixed landing gear, unlike the Mi-24 provides energy absorption in case of fall.

In addition to military purposes, the helicopter can be used as a cargo, troop, or sanitary. Transport version of the helicopter allows transporting cargo or ammunition weighing up to 1.5 tons. In addition, the availability of reliable external suspension allows you to carry up to 2.4 tons of cargo out of the interior of the car. In the landing option allows you to carry 8 soldiers with personal weapons.

In the course of deep modernization of the army attack helicopter Mi-35M helicopters were equipped with surveillance and targeting system, sighting and computing and navigation and indication complex. Interior and exterior lighting equipment MI-35M adapted to the use of pilot night vision goggles. Mi-35M helicopter for day and night use and capable at any time of the day to perform combat tasks and effectively use all kinds of weapons in different physico-geographical conditions, including high altitude and hot climate.

The Mi-28UB is equipped with dual control system, which allows piloting the helicopter both from the pilot cockpit-crew commander, and from the cab of pilot-operator. Along with the main striking feature of the new helicopter can perform the task of flight preparation and training of flight personnel.

A helicopter mounted remote simulation of failures, which allows to simulate for the trainee pilot equipment failure in flight and to improve the training of the student in an emergency situation. Another important feature of the new modification of rotorcraft is the presence of on-Board radar (radar), which greatly facilitates the solution of fighting and navigation and piloting tasks.

Reference: Mi-28UB is also equipped with the latest modernized integrated avionics system. The use of this complex enables efficient searching, detection, recognition, and destroy ground and air targets.

Into service of the engineer troops of the Eastern military district in the past year received more than a dozen different kinds of new special machinery and equipment.

In particular, the engineer units of TSB was added to the robotic complex "Uran-6", armored demining machine BMR-3MA, engineering machine obstacle clearing IMR-3M.

For the units of the assault and obstacle clearing has received a new reinforced protective suits OVR-3SH, selective, portable induction mine detectors IMP-C2, seekers of conductive control lines explosive devices PEOPLE, seekers of non-contact explosive devices "Kite", automotive engineering complex clearance MICR.

In addition, the engineering part of the County joined the new front loaders, diving suits, SVI and SLI-15, engineering-landing craft, motor boats "Rotan". Among the novelties of modern military mobile sawmill complex VMLC-1, repair shops.


January 25 - day of the Navigator of the Navy

January 25 professionals navigation service of Pacific fleet (TOF) will celebrate their professional holiday-Day of the Navigator of the Navy.

Command enterprises congratulated employees with this event, highlighting that the current generation of navigators is worthy of continuing the glorious traditions of the elders.

The contribution of experts chart of the case in the fleet, nepravilnosti ships and submarines huge. Without virtuoso navigational work hard to imagine the successful holding of multi-day naval exercises of different scale, conducted by the Pacific fleet, including international, with the participation of the naval forces of other States.

Thanks to the competent and coordinated work of the navigation service in 2018 ships of the fleet was made about 2 thousand military exercises, and the total nepravilnosti exceeded 17 thousand hours.

Permanent to date, the naval presence of the ships of the Pacific fleet in the waters of the oceans, the modernization of navigation equipment puts forward higher requirements for all specialists navigational units, whose main task ensuring the safety of navigation that directly affects the performance of ships of the task in its purpose.

In our days in the Navy are serving about two hundred officers of the profession, and school training military navigators in the far East is TOWA named after Admiral S. O. Makarov.

Reference: the Day of the Navigator of the Navy of the Russian Federation is celebrated on January 25 by accident. On this day in 1701, Peter the Great issued a decree in which, in particular, said: "being a mathematics and navigation, that is seaworthy trickiest arts teaching." To implement the Royal will was created the school of mathematics and navigation, which is located in the city of Moscow, in the Sukharev tower.

January 25 - the Day of the General staff of the armed forces

The day of the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is celebrated annually on January 25 in accordance with the decree of defense Minister, Colonel-General Sergei Ivanov on January 30, 2002, the date for the celebration chosen due to the fact that on 25 January (14 Jan, old style), resolution 1763, Empress Catherine II on the basis of the so-called quartermaster of the Russian army (created by Tsar Peter I in 1711) was established by the General staff - one of the main organs of the Department of land military forces, and later the Navy of the state.

The report, approved by the resolution of Catherine II in 1763, it was stated that the General staff is created following the example of the armies of other European States, and also because of the unreasonable inflating of the state of the General-quartermaster during the Seven years war of 1756-1763, which led to poor command of the parts.

For more than 250-year history has repeatedly changed the purpose, organizational structure, location, and scheme of subordination of the General staff in the system of higher military control of the country. Changed the name of the governing body: the General staff of the army (1763); the Department of the General staff (1774), the Retinue of His Imperial Majesty's quartermaster (1796); the General staff (1815), General headquarters (1827), the Department of the General staff (1832), the General Directorate of the General staff (GUGSH, 1863), headquarters (1865), GUGSH (1905).

After the October revolution of 1917 came to power, the Soviet government organized in 1918, two on Central control: all-Russian main headquarters (Ceroplastes, which included left over from the Imperial army GUGSH) and the Field headquarters of the Revolutionary military Council of the Republic. After the Civil war, they were merged into the headquarters of the worker-peasant red army (1921), which was also reorganized and changed the name - the General staff of the red army (1921), composed of the people's Commissariat of defense of the USSR (in the years of the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945 - working on a Command headquarters); General staff of the Armed forces (AF) of the USSR (1946); General staff of the Soviet army as part of the Military Ministry of the USSR (1950); General staff of the USSR (1955). May 7, 1992 on the basis of the General staff of the USSR armed forces by the decree of Russian President Boris Yeltsin was created by the General staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.



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