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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 22 to 28 October 2018
Material posted: Publication date: 28-10-2018
Russia has tested the suppression of communication satellites; Russia is ready to send to Central African Republic for more military trainers; completed state tests of the newest head of small missile ship (MRK) project 22800 "Hurricane"; The National Interest called on the military not to mess with Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-400; "Alligator" Ka-52 upgrade deep experience of operations in Syria; in November at the General connection of the Northern fleet will receive the first division of the Arctic "tor-М2ДТ"; three of the su-35S entered service with the aviation regiment of the WMD in Karelia; army aviation of the southern military district was enlarged by the Mi-8AMTSH helicopter "Terminator"; a motorized infantry connection of the CVO near Samara received 15 units MLRS "Tornado-G"; air defense system of Siberia has strengthened the new digital radar radio-technical troops of the CVO. About these and other events, monitoring the media for week 22. 10. 28. 10. 2018.

Russia has tested the systems that will be able to disable the satellites of a potential enemy, reports "Interfax" citing a source in the military-industrial complex.

"Complex "Rant-2C" has already passed the tests, the state Commission gave its recommendations", — told the Agency.

It is noted that the system will operate under the management of experts-the operators.

Reference: Work on "Rant-2" was launched in 2001. Then it was stressed that the system will be able to land disabling communication satellites through jamming.


Action in Syria

25 Oct. Management attacked the base of Russia's air strikes in Syria Hamim unmanned aircraft carried out reconnaissance aircraft the US Poseidon-8 ("Poseidon-8"), said Deputy defense Minister Colonel-General Alexander Fomin.

"Thirteen drones were a single military order, managed a total team. At this time, American reconnaissance aircraft, Poseidon-8 circled in the Mediterranean sea within 8 hours," he said.

According to him, when the drones have encountered the action of the Russian system of jamming, they moved to the manual control mode, which carries the Poseidon-8.

27 Oct. In Istanbul, negotiations of leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey on the Syrian settlement. The meeting lasted about three hours, as planned. Summit in this format took place for the first time. The initiative for the meeting belonged to the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow is ready to help Damascus in case of provocations in Idlib.

According to him, the Russian side hopes that Ankara will ensure the completion of the withdrawal of the opposition of the weapons from the demilitarized zone.

"If radical elements will hinder the solution of this problem will make the armed provocations of Iglinsky area, Russia reserves the right to provide an effective support resolute actions of the Syrian government to eradicate the hotbed of the terrorist threat," — said Putin at the summit in Istanbul.


NATO has no plans

NATO not planning to deploy new nuclear missiles in Europe, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He also said that soon NATO will discuss the situation around the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range. It will be a meeting at the ambassadorial level, which is, in particular, to discuss the "Russian behavior", which they say raises serious concern.

About the response of Russia

The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said that Moscow will be forced to take action in response to possible deployment in Poland of a division of the United States military. According to him, the plans of the Polish government is counterproductive and do not contribute to the strengthening of security in the region.

Earlier, the head of the Russian defense Ministry stated that the activity of NATO near Russia's borders has reached unprecedented levels since the cold war. Also Shoigu said that the purpose of increase military mobility in the West was the rapid movement of us troops and forces in Europe.

"Uniform Trident" (Trident Juncture)

Oct 25, in Norway, began large-scale exercises of the North Atlantic Alliance "Uniform Trident" (Trident Juncture). Participate in military maneuvers from 31 countries. The country is a NATO member and Finlandiya, Sweden and Ukraine. Organizers say about the defensive nature of the exercises.

Reference: maneuvers involved 50 thousand people, 10 thousand combat vehicles, 150 aircraft and helicopters, 60 ships. These include the American attack nuclear aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, which for the first time since 1991, crossed the Arctic circle.

The USAF threw a lot of ammunition

The US air force was transferred to the airbase Ramstein in Germany the largest shipment of ammunition from the time of the bombing of Yugoslavia. Ammunition is designed to provide "future operations in the theater of war" within the framework of the European initiative of deterrence, reports TASS with reference to the official website of the European command of the U.S. air force.

"86 squadron provide ammunition USAF, stationed at Ramstein air base in Germany, received the largest consignment of ammunition in recent history. During the month of October in Ramstein delivered about 100 containers with a variety of ammunition", - stated in the message the U.S. air force.

According to the chief combat support 86 squadron captain Sergeant David Heda, delivery of this scale was not carried out since the end of the 20th century.

European initiative deterrence

The American program for the strengthening of the U.S. presence in Europe to ensure security in the region was initiated by Barack Obama in June 2014 in response to the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and the armed conflict in the Donbass.

Among the main objectives of the European initiative called deterrence: the maintenance of a permanent presence of U.S. forces in Central Europe on a rotational basis, to help ensure the security of the countries affected by the "Russian threat", increasing their defense.

This collaborate the armed forces of these countries with the US forces and NATO, and also increases the efficiency and responsiveness of the U.S. armed forces and NATO for contingencies in Central and Eastern Europe.

Air Base Ramstein

Airbase is the largest stronghold of the U.S. air force in Germany and outside the United States as a whole. Here is the headquarters of the European command of the U.S. air force (United States Air Forces in Europe, USAFE). Located East from the town of Ramstein in the territory of the Federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Reference: Ramstein is one of two bases in Germany which stored nuclear weapons. Also, it serves as a major transit point for the transport of goods and personnel of the USA in Europe. Base can be used as evacuation center, as near the town of Landstuhl is the largest American hospital outside the United States.


The U.S. withdraws from the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), concluded in 1987 with the Soviet Union. The decision Washington had already taken. Such a statement on 24 October, following the meeting in the Kremlin between Russian President Vladimir Putin, adviser to the head of the White house of the United States for national security Affairs John Bolton, made an official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. He also said the process of withdrawal from the Treaty, the United States will begin in the near future.


CNBC writes, citing its source supposedly familiar with the us intelligence report that in September, U.S. military experts noted at the Russian MiG-31 fighter jet "unknown missile". Experts believe that this model is the newest anti-satellite weapons, which presumably will be put into service by 2022.

According to one source channel, the new Russian weapons to strike at the communication satellites in a low orbit. There are, for example, the international space station (ISS) and space telescope Hubble.

Now the MiG-31 while carrying a replica rocket, the Russian armed forces test compatibility of new weapons and aircraft, but tests at a new level waiting for the Russian launching in 2019. Then the Russians will test run the model from the plane. According to unnamed sources the channel by 2022 ASAT weapons will have to stand on the arms of the Kremlin.

The commander of the U.S. Navy in Europe and Africa and head of the joint command of NATO forces in Naples, Admiral James Foggo, in an interview with CNN said that Russia invests in the development and production of highly effective submarines, maintaining the status of the most skilful enemy of the United States.

Foggo said that Russia has modernized many of the old subs that relate to the project "warszawianka", which are armed with cruise missiles "Caliber", which are a very effective fighting system. According to him, one of those places where the Russians have their uses, they can hit any European capital.

The Admiral added that Russia extended the presence of its submarines in the Northern Atlantic ocean, where they had not acted. According to him, the Russian state has more than 40 submarines, half of which are part of the Northern fleet and is able to operate in the Northern part of the Atlantic ocean.

The National Interest called on the military not to mess with Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-400. The magazine notes that the complex has come a long way and is the result of a long evolution: in particular, the development of its predecessor, the s-300 began in the 1960-ies, and the adoption took place in 1978.

Later, the system has evolved, it has continuously upgraded through the introduction of new modifications. In the end, the author calls one of the later variants of the s-300PMU-2 is an earlier version of s-400.

According to the journalist, in the end, all these processes led to the fact that the s-400 can hit targets at a distance of 400 km using the latest missiles and use a new radar that can detect almost any aerial target.

However, the system is able to use four different types of missiles with different weights and different capabilities. As a result, one s-400 is actually going to replace a full layered air defense system.


The United States first introduced abroad the newest cruise missile "Tomahawk" R/UGM-109 Block IV sea-based, is designed for launch from ships and submarines. Rocket demonstrates how according to the portal of the Military.Of the Russian Federation, on military-sea salon Euronaval 2018 at the booth of Raytheon, which developed and manufactures this ammunition.

It is reported that the new missile integrated a number of significant innovations, among which stands out the possibility of attacking both land-based and moving Maritime targets, provided the new seeker. While the ability to attack moving targets at sea will be implemented from 2022. In addition, the missile is now considered to be network-centric weapons: she has a duplex transmission line, that allows you to send and receive information after starting; from any node in a network-centric system can be a control of the rocket flight and transfer on Board updated information about the target. The rocket, thus had the opportunity to retarget in flight.

In Britain women were first allowed to serve in the army special forces. "The armed forces will be equipped with only according to ability, not gender" — quotes bi-Bi-si the Minister of defence of Gavin Williamson. Two years ago women in the UK were first allowed to serve in the armed forces that are directly involved in the fighting. Now they can enlist in the Royal marine corps, British infantry and special forces.


The experience of the military operation in Syria, the Russian military ordered a deep modernization of reconnaissance and attack helicopters Ka-52 "alligator", the newspaper "Izvestia".

A two-year development work need to turn the "alligator" is actually a new combat vehicle with unprecedented fighting qualities.

In particular, the booking of the helicopter will be completely changed through the use of new materials. In the end, the composite booking, the helicopter will have to withstand contact with 23-mm and 57-mm automatic cannons. With the neutralization of missiles portable anti-aircraft missiles the Ka-52 is already doing well, so the main attention will be paid to the protection against kinetic lesions without increasing the overall mass of the helicopter.

New optical-electronic systems will give the crew the ability to detect and destroy armored targets at ranges greater than 10 km, whereas now it can be done 5 km away.

As part of the modernization should be completed the development of the guided missile "Hermes-a" with a range of 20 km, which should become the main weapon of the new "Alligator". The currently used anti-tank missiles "Vikhr-M" allows you to destroy enemy armored vehicles at a distance of 10 km a day and 5 km by night that the military has already considered insufficient.

Reference: Technical job due to the fact that the Ka-52 is often performed combat tasks in the enemy's rear and participate in special operations, sometimes even acting as spotters, air strikes by attack aircraft.


The first division of the Arctic anti-aircraft missile complexes "tor-М2ДТ" will be available to the gunners of the Northern fleet in the third week of November. About it in conversation with journalists said the head of the military defense of the armed forces Lieutenant-General Alexander Leonov. According to the state defense order, the manufacturer will carry out the transfer of military complexes in the connection of the Northern fleet on the territory of 726 training center army air defense in the town of Yeysk, in the Kuban. After handing over the combat calculations of anti-aircraft missile battalion servicemen will undergo retraining, and to conduct combat coordination and docking to carry out combat firing.

Today SAM family "Thor-M2" are the most effective means of dealing with all types of air targets, including stealth UAV and the attacking elements of precision weapons.

Reference: "tor М2ДТ" -- the Arctic version of the complex "tor-M2", mounted on two-section crawler-transporters DT-30M. The SAM vehicles have a unique terrain can overcome ditches, swim, do not lose their efficiency at more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. They are able to hit targets a few seconds after their discovery.


Ministry of defence on the procurement website posted a message about a closed auction, the purpose of which is the "complex equipment of the armed forces controls the access of students and pupils of educational institutions of the Russian defense Ministry for resources on the Internet", according to RBC.

Allocated 485 million RUB 71 million rubles will be spent on the program, identifying in the data stream confidential documents. The program also allows you to follow the mood in the team, to identify disloyal employees, as well as "to identify anomalous and suspicious activity staff."

Reference: 125 million rubles is planned to spend for complex filtration media for access to the Internet, and another 215 million rubles. will go to the complex with special checks and specieslevel computers, which also helps protect against potential leaks of information.

In the framework of the state defense order for the current year on arms aviation regiment Association air force and air defense of the Western military district (ZVO) received three multipurpose fighter su-35S.

Crews have completed the acceptance and ferried new planes from the factory to the airfield Besovets in Karelia.

Thus, at present the equipment of the regiment the latest and modernized flight technique is more than 70 percent.

Reference: su-35S – deeply modernized super-maneuverable multi-role fighter of "4++" generation with improved combat and operational features.

Engineer units of the field armies of the Western military district (ZVO), stationed in Smolensk and Voronezh regions, were armed with transportable installation clearance UR-83П.

The units are designed for breaching a width of 6-12 meters in a minefield consisting of anti-tank mines and protivogusenichnyh protivodnischevyh with pin sensor end, and also anti-personnel blast mines press action.

Also UR 83П is designed for the rapid breaching and mine-explosive obstacles for armored patrols and infantry units conducting reconnaissance on the front line of defense.

Reference: UR-83П mounted on mobile wheeled platforms of KAMAZ-5350.

Adopted connections army aviation 4th army air force and air defense of the southern military district, stationed in the Rostov region, entered new transport and attack helicopters Mi-8AMTSH "Terminator."

The Mi-8AMTSH helicopter was developed on the basis of multi-purpose Mi-8AMT helicopter. Thanks to radar equipment and powerful weaponry, this vehicle actually turned into assault. The helicopter is equipped with machine guns covering the rear, and with missiles capable of destroying targets on the ground and in the air.

Flight and engineering staff of the connection was scheduled retraining for new samples of aviation equipment and is now fully ready to learn and operate new helicopters coming in SMD.

Currently, the crews of the connection army aircraft perform scheduled flights on the new technology with the training missions for combat use standard weapons on ground targets.

Since the beginning of the year in accordance with the plan of re-equipping troops YUVO aviation formations and military units of the southern military district in the framework of the state defense order received about 10 units of aircraft, including su-25СМ3, and also military-transport aircraft an-148-100.

Background: Until the end of 2020, the troops of the southern military district plan to increase the share of modern samples of all types of weapons and military equipment by land, sea and air component to 70%, and in some samples up to 100%.

In a motorized infantry connection of the 2nd guards combined arms army Central military district (CVO), stationed in the Samara region, in the framework of the state defense order received 15 units of reactive systems of volley fire (MLRS) "Tornado-G".

New MLRS "Tornado-G" will greatly enhance the combat capabilities of infantry units of the 2nd guards combined arms army while performing different tasks.

Reference: "Tornado-G" is intended to strike at the located in the open countryside and in shelters manpower, armored vehicles, artillery batteries and command posts. By their combat effectiveness "Tornado-G" in 2,5-3 times exceeds the capabilities of MLRS "Grad" at the expense of higher power ammunition.

In addition, modern communication systems and digital control system allow you to "Tornado-G" to be used for intelligence purposes, guidance and correction of fire of drones "Orlan".

Fighting machine can be operated at temperatures from - 40 °C to + 50 °C With almost one hundred percent humidity.

The air defence system Siberia enhanced digital radar (radar) "Gamma-C1", received the state defense order for the armed with radio-technical troops of the Central military district (CVO).

Specialists received equipment to combat duty in Novosibirsk region. Also a new radar for the state defense order in October, got units stationed in the Samara region.

Daily radar troops CVO conduct radar control of air space 29 subjects of the Federation, tracking the movement of more than 500 aircraft, of which about 200 are crossing the state border.

Reference: radar "Gamma-C1" is designed to control air space with area from 10 to 300 km Discovers and accompanies a wide range of modern and promising means of air attack, including aircraft missiles in conditions of jamming. Provides results in an automatic EN-route information about the objects on duty aviation forces. Calculation - three people, time of deployment does not exceed 40 minutes.

The pilots of the airbase CVO in the Sverdlovsk region until the end of 2018 for the first time are armed attack helicopters Mi-24 "Crocodile". It is planned that there will be a squadron of this aircraft, for this will go about 20 Mi-24P.

The selection Committee of the Central military district moved for acceptance of the new technology. At the moment airbase in Kamensk-Uralsky equipped with helicopters Mi-8 MTV-5.

Reference: Pilots air base in the Sverdlovsk region for the last 10 years has participated in more than 50 operations to ensure landings of manned spacecraft, evacuating more than 200 astronauts, including about 100 -- foreign.


In the sea polygon of the Black sea are the state tests (GI), the latest head of the patrol ship "Vasily Bykov".

Earlier, the crew of the ship in conjunction with factory acceptance team successfully conducted a mooring and factory testing, during which were trained in operation, maintenance and practical use of ship weapons, ship systems, devices and mechanisms, as well as successfully accomplished by the firing of artillery in the regular mode and at maximum rotation angles and lifting simulators for naval, coastal and air targets.

Currently, when outputs are checked by the work of main power plant at different operation modes, consistency in the operation of the control system of the ship weapons in obtaining parameters when performing shooting of all types of ship weapons and the means vnutritorakalnah radio.

Background: After completion of the trial and the arrival of the ship in the item-based shipbuilders will conduct an audit of weapon systems, devices and machinery and together with the crew will begin its preparations for the lifting of the Naval flag and the inclusion of a ship in the black sea fleet.

In the grounds of the White sea completed state tests of the newest head of small missile ship (MRK) project 22800 "Hurricane", built at St. Petersburg shipyard "Pella". The ship will join the Naval Fleet (Navy) of Russia until the end of the year.

During the state tests "Hurricane" successful missile launches on marine and coastal targets. On the ship tested a number of life-support systems, propulsion and energy. IRAS also showed excellent seakeeping and a maneuvering in the Northern latitudes.

During the construction of the ship used the most advanced domestic technology that will allow the ship to operate effectively in the composition of the naval groups in both Northern and southern latitudes.

It is planned to build 18 ships of this project.

Earlier on shipyard "Pella" in St. Petersburg took place the solemn ceremony of launching the third batch (fourth) of the IRC new generation project 22800 "the Tempest", which is being built in accordance with the State programme of military shipbuilding with a view to updating the surface component of the Russian Navy carriers of high-precision weapons.

Reference: Designed by Central marine design Bureau "Almaz" RTO project 22800 have a displacement of about 800 tons, a speed of over 30 knots. These ships are equipped with complex high-precision missiles and modern artillery systems. Among the advantages of the ships high maneuverability, increased seaworthiness, as well as the add-in architecture and building, made by technology of low reflectivity. MRK project 22800 will be able to perform tasks in the sea area at a distance from the bases about 3 thousand miles.



Opened in Moscow international exhibition "INTERPOLITEX-2018", which presents the latest models of weapons and vehicles to law enforcement agencies. In addition to Russian enterprises production has been demonstrated with companies from China, Iran, Belarus, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Sweden and Japan. A significant part of the exposition personal protective equipment. At the exhibition you can see the equipment the soldiers of Regardie and special units. Also "Interpoliteh" presents serial of firearms, including the recent invention of Igor Stechkin, a revolver OTS-38 "Growler" and the latest machine for underwater shooting ADS.

The organizers of "Interpoliteh" made Regardie, the Ministry of internal Affairs and Federal security service of the Russian Federation.


Russia is ready to render assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR) and to send additional military trainers, said the presidential special representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

"Everything depends on the willingness of the government, the legitimate government, the diplomat said. We always, when we have the opportunity to respond to their wishes, mean the strengthening of security."

The Deputy Minister also noted that this question is quite simply agreed with the UN.

Background: In March of this year, Moscow responded to the request of the President of the Central African Republic on military and technical assistance and has dispatched five military and 170 of the Russian civil instructors to train soldiers of the Republic.


The personnel of the Krasnodar higher military aviation school of pilots im. A. K. Serov presented the new chief of school the General-major Sergey Rumyantsev.

Major-General Rumyantsev Sergey Vasilyevich was born on 10 March 1967 in Floresti Moldavian SSR. He graduated from the Kachin higher military aviation school of pilots im. A. F. Myasnikov (1988), the air force Academy. Yuri Gagarin (1999), the Military Academy of the General staff of the armed forces (2017).

Served in positions of pilot, senior pilot, senior Navigator, flight commander, squadron commander, chief of air fire and tactical training of the regiment, the chief of flight safety division, aviation connections, squadron commander, Deputy regiment commander, the commander of the fighter aviation regiment, commander of the air base (the 2nd category), the Deputy brigade commander of the aerospace defense of the Eastern military district, the head of the Centre for combat training and combat use of the air force, the commander of the mixed aviation division of the southern military district.

Has a qualification of pilot-sniper. The total flying time exceeds 1700 hours. Mastered the following aircraft: L-29, MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-29, su-27, su-30M2, An-26 and their modifications.

Awarded the medal "For distinction in military service", the medal "For military valour", medal of the FSTEC of Russia "For strengthening of the state system of information protection of II degree" departmental medals.

By the decree of the President of the Russian Federation from September 3, 2018 No. 503 appointed to the post of head of the Krasnodar higher military aviation school of pilots imeni Hero of the Soviet Union A. K. Serov.



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