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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week from 23 to 29 October 2017
Material posted: Publication date: 29-10-2017
Russia has tested a satellite-killer; VKS told, when s-500 will go into service; more than 30 drones with a type of "Orlan-10" and "Aileron-3" entered in connections and military units of the WMD; more than 300 CRUZ "Sagittarius" received the newly created infantry division ZVO; "Helicopters of Russia" has delivered three Mi-8AMTSH in the framework of the state defense order; the new hydrographic ship will join the Russian Navy; Northern fleet tested anti-sabotage boat project "Rook"; Media reported the Ministry of defense plans to test missile "Sarmat" to the end of the year; the latest mobile communication system developed by the company of the defense industry in Russia will develop a robot assistant for special forces; in the VCS spoke about the development of the helicopter with a flight speed of over 400 km/h On these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 23 to 29. 10. 2017.

Vladimir Putin on October 26 participated in exercise for the management of strategic nuclear forces, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

"Simulated interaction of the strategic missile forces, nuclear submarines of Northern and Pacific fleets, long-range aviation of Russian air force", — he said.

Peskov added that Putin made a start four ballistic missiles.

Later the representative of the Kremlin said that tests of the "nuclear triad" — an ongoing process. They are conducted in accordance with international standards and cannot adversely affect the situation in the world.

During the exercise combat crew of the strategic missile forces launched from Plesetsk Intercontinental ballistic missile "Topol" on the Kura test site.

Also nuclear submarine of the Pacific fleet fired two ballistic missiles from the sea of Okhotsk on range Chizha (Arkhangelsk oblast), and from the Barents sea nuclear submarine of the Northern fleet launched a ballistic missile at the Kura test site.

The long-range aviation aircraft Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 taking off from the base airfields Ukrainian, Engels, Shaykovka, struck by cruise missiles and ground targets on the Kura polygon (Kamchatka), Pemba (Komi Republic) and Terekty (Kazakhstan).

The defense Ministry said that the exercises were successful.

As stated by the Deputy Andrei Krasov, Putin "not surprising".

"Putin, being not only President, but the Supreme commander, may carry out any inspections of the armed forces, including personally attend the test not only training, but and testing military equipment," — he said RIA Novosti.

HOT SPOTS

Operation in Syria

24 Oct. The Syrian army with the help of Russian troops seized the largest warehouse of weapons and armored vehicles of militants of the banned terrorist organization "Islamic state" (IG). The Arsenal was discovered in the city of Mayadin in the country's East.

Mayadin was a logistics centre with a well-organized system of warehouses and workshops. Syrian troops found the terrorists captured from the Iraqi army tanks and armored personnel carriers, artillery and ammunition, anti-tank and small arms and improvised mines.

While most of the Arsenal consists of weapons, adopted by the NATO countries: in warehouses, in particular, found made in 2011, 155-mm howitzer of the British production.

26 Oct. Russian President Vladimir Putin at meeting with senior officers and prosecutors announced the liberation from militants of terrorist groups, more than 90% of the territory of Syria.

The meeting was held on the occasion of the appointment of senior officers and prosecutors to higher positions, assigning them to higher military and special ranks and class ranks. Speaking about the liberation of Syria from the terrorists, Putin thanked the Russian troops participating in the operation of the armed forces in this country.

He also recalled the creation of zones of de-escalation, the promotion of political process, and civil reconciliation. This happens in cooperation with the Syrian authorities and foreign partners.

In addition, the fighting in Syria has qualitatively demonstrated increased capabilities of the Russian military space forces, our army and Navy. Putin urged to strengthen this capacity and to implement promising new weapons systems, increase the efficiency of combat training.

27 Oct. Russian and American military held talks in Syria, a spokesman for the US-led coalition Colonel Ryan Dillon.

According to the American Colonel refused to specify exactly where meeting was held, negotiations were aimed at preventing the collision groups of the US-controlled "Syrian democratic forces" units of Syrian government troops.

NATO-RUSSIAN FEDERATION

The military-political situation at the Western border of Russia remains tense and has a tendency to worsening, said defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. According to him, the Baltic States and Poland deployed four multinational battalion tactical group of NATO a total population of 5 thousand military. In addition, Poland and Germany deployed armored brigade and a brigade of army aviation of the Land forces of the United States. Also in Eastern Europe, work is underway to deploy elements of U.S. missile defense, Shoigu recalled.

"Growing the intensity and scope of activities of operational and combat training of the Armed forces of countries - members of the unit near our borders. Only in the last three months on the territory of Eastern Europe and the Baltic States has been more than 30 exercises", - quotes "Interfax" Shoigu.

Meanwhile...

NATO and Russia will exchange information on upcoming military exercises. The benefits of conducting such briefings, said the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the Council Russia–NATO, which took place in Brussels. He also expressed hope for improvement of contacts between military leadership.

A FOREIGN ARMY

China's military tested the first Chinese vessel, presumably a submarine with a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) propulsion system, according to "Tape.ru" with reference to Popular Mechanics.

The publication suggests that if the experimental apparatus was quite fast, the Chinese military would not be able to boast of this circumstance. It is assumed that in the future, new units will be installed on Chinese submarines.

The MHD generator uses superconducting magnets that generate strong magnetic fields and no moving parts. The latter circumstance makes the ship with MHD generator low noise.

Background: Studies of the MHD actuators actively carried out in the late 1980-ies in Europe, USA and Japan. The most famous ship with a MHD propulsion system, the Japanese Yamato 1, was developed in 1992 a speed of about 15 kilometers per hour. Subsequently, due to the complexity of the technology of creating devices based on the MHD drives have been suspended.

Honeywell Aerospace has experienced fighting vehicles of the XXI century, created in the framework of the GXV-T (Ground X-Vehicle Technology) with the support of the office of advanced research projects of the Ministry of defense, reports the Daily Mail.

During the tests, combat ATV was traveling across rough terrain at speeds up to 56 kilometers per hour. Machine, accommodating one pilot, has no Windows, the image from the outside is transferred inside with the help of technology the virtual window system of cameras and software. This system has been successfully tested in the recent tests.

Reference: In the framework of the project GXV-T is planned to create war machines, whose main advantage is a high speed and maneuverability. Neglect of body armor, in particular, will reduce the weight of the product and allows the design of the Quad bike on a modular principle.

Five days without landing – this is a new world record for flight duration among drones weighing up to 500 kg., the American company Vanilla Aircraft announced the completion of the next phase of testing drone VA001, reports Warspot with reference to the portal airrecognition.com.

VA001 drone has a wing span of 10.9 m, maximum take-off mass of 272 kg, is capable of speeds up to 130 km/h and can carry a payload weighing up to 23 kg. "Ceiling" for VA001 height is 6.1 km.

Previously, the company Vanilla Aircraft has already conducted tests on the duration of the flight VA001. In January of this year, the UAV was prepared for the ten-day non-stop flight, but due to bad weather the test had to be interrupted. Then the drone held in the air "only" 55 hours, but this figure was enough for a world record duration flight among drones weighing up to 500 kg, is equipped with an internal combustion engine.

The last test was conducted on the wallops flight facility (Virginia), owned by NASA. In the company Vanilla Aircraft decided to be limited to a five-day flight and gradually increase the load until the ultimate ten days. Just testing VA001 covered a distance of about 7,000 miles (11,200 km).

Reference: VA001 Drone equipped with a relatively weak engine, providing only 800 watts of power. This is enough for movement in the air in extremely low fuel consumption (less than 10 liters per day). While the drone is not able to take off from the earth – for this he binds a rope to the car and thus speeds for separation. In the company Vanilla Aircraft indicate that the development can be used for military and civilian purposes.

According to the draft budget for 2018 published by the Ministry of Finance, Bulgaria on defense and security next year it is proposed to allocate 4.4 billion leva ($2.64 billion../2.25 billion Euro). About it reports TSAMTO.

As Novinite reports, citing the information of the Ministry of Finance, envisaged by the draft budget expenditure on defense and security will be 4.2% of gross domestic product (GDP).

As stated, the draft budget for the year 2018 provides for sufficient allocation of funds for the support and development of national defense, including financing approved by the Parliament of investment projects on acquisition of aviation equipment and multi-purpose patrol ships (the exact distribution of funds according to procurement was not disclosed).

According to the updated Ministry of Finance medium-term budget forecast, in 2019 and 2020 expenditure of Bulgaria on defence and security is to be reduced to the level of 3.8% and 3.5% of GDP, respectively.

According to the Ministry of Finance in 2017, Bulgaria has allocated for defense and security 4.2 billion leva or 4.5% of projected GDP. It is expected that in 2018, the GDP growth will be 3.9%.

In June this year, the Ministry of defence said it plans in the period from 2017 to 2029. spend 3.54 billion leva (2,125 billion.) on the rearmament programme. Among these projects include the purchase of fighter aircraft in the amount of 1.5 billion leva, multi-purpose patrol ships (820 million BGN) and weapons for the army (1.22 billion leva).

In 2014 in the framework of the NATO summit in Wales, Bulgaria expressed the intention in the next 10 years to increase defense spending to 2% of GDP (the expenditure of the Ministry of defense excluding the cost of security, that is, all other power structures).

ABOUT THE REARMAMENT OF THE ARMY

Air and space forces of Russia will begin to the latest anti-aircraft missile system s-500 into service closer to 2020, said the Deputy commander of VKS Lieutenant-General Viktor gumenny, reports RIA Novosti.

Anti-aircraft missile system s-500 belongs to a new generation air defense missile systems "earth — air". It is a universal set of long-range and high-altitude interception with increased potential missile defense and is capable of intercepting ballistic missiles.

Prospective AAMS is capable of hitting not only ballistic, but also aerodynamic targets (aircraft, helicopters and other air targets), as well as cruise missiles.

Background: According to information from open sources (TTX not officially published), the C-500 has a radius of 600 kilometers and will be able to detect and simultaneously hit up to 10 ballistic supersonic targets flying at a speed of seven kilometers per second, and also to be able to defeat warheads hypersonic missiles. It is expected that s-500 will significantly exceed the standing armed s-400 and its us competitor, the Patriot Advanced Capability-3.

More than 30 unmanned aerial vehicles short-range and short-range type of "Orlan-10" and "Aileron-3" in the framework of the state defense order received in the current year in the military units of Western military district (ZVO). About it reports a press-service of the military district.

The intensity of the training flights of the UAV in 2017 academic year has reached more than 500 hours, which is 15% higher than last year. This increase in the number of flights associated with the involvement of the BLA on almost all activities of operational and combat training of troops ZVO held this year.

In particular, the drones used during the tactical exercises at various levels, the firings at the stage of coordination of units, and lessons in driving combat vehicles. Also, the UAVS were used during the field outputs of the troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection units of the military and intelligence.

Reference: equip the troops of the WMD complexes with UAVS increases their capabilities in solving problems in the first place, by collecting and making available to the control points necessary data in real-time.

Airborne troops before the end of the year will receive at their disposal more than 10 thousand sets of parachute systems D-10. About it reports Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Their next party is already in the Tula, Ivanovo, Pskov, Novorossiysk, Ulan-Ude and Ussuri airborne compounds, where the military actively use them in combat training process.

New parachute D-10 coming in the airborne division to replace worn-out old systems.

They are designed to perform combat and combat training jumps from the aircraft of the military transport aviation (VTA) in airspeed from 140 to 400 km/h at altitudes up to 4000 m.

Reference: the Parachute D-10, is used in the airborne forces for the implementation of the mass landing of troops and is more simple and safe in comparison to other parachute systems. The area of a dome of a new parachute is 100 square meters, and its special form makes it easy to turn in the wind. The parachutes D-10 increased resource use and life.

Until the end of 2017, concern-the manufacturer will supply the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation another regimental kit anti-aircraft missile systems (WRU) s-400 "Triumph". Thus, in the current year, the aerospace defence forces of Russia will be transferred to four of this set of regimental air defense missile systems, the press service of the defense Ministry.

Reference: s-400 "Triumph" designed for effective protection from air strikes, strategic, cruise, tactical and operational-tactical missiles, and ballistic missiles and medium-range missiles in combat and electronic countermeasures.

In engineering units, of the compounds of the airborne troops (VDV), deployed in the Volgograd region, Primorsky Krai and Republic of Buryatia, entered the modern mobile Autonomous paracomplex (MAB). About it reports a press-service of the military district.

Paracomplex will be applied to ensure diving descents, search and special underwater operations, complete tasks in remote areas with unequipped coast and on inland waters.

With the advent of modern Mabou has increased the capabilities of engineering of airborne troops, reduced time in training to diving trips.

Now in the joints can be lowered to various depths up to six divers to the equipment and perform the full range of special diving operations with the use of necessary equipment and tools.

Reference: MAB intended for use in areas with moderately cold climate in the range of ambient temperatures from -30 to +40 degrees Celsius.

Units of the newly created infantry divisions of the Western military district (ZVO), stationed in Voronezh, Belgorod, Novgorod and Bryansk regions, has received more than three hundred new systems of intelligence, control and communications (CRUZ) "Sagittarius". This was reported by the commander of the combined arms army of the West major General Alexander Peryazev, reports the press service of the military district.

New complexes "Sagittarius" and "Sagittarius-M" included in the combat outfit "Ratnik" and delivered in the framework of the implementation of the plan of procurement programs.

Reference: the Complex "Sagittarius" is a kind of individual mobile type computer. It can be interfaced with many devices. Such techniques make it possible to create a single network of individual systems at the commander's computer. It can real-time tracking information about current employees, but also to closed channels information about the enemy.

An ordinary soldier needs only to press a few combinations of buttons and the coordinates of the location or the enemy's location will appear on the commander. The head unit will be able to combine the received data with an electronic map or picture of the given area obtained from the satellite, which will elevate to a higher level of organization, training and combat activities of the units.

Holding "Helicopters of Russia" (included in rostec) has delivered three Mi-8AMTSH helicopter in the framework of the state defense order, the press service of the company.

"Holding "Helicopters of Russia" within the framework of execution of the state defense order 2017 put three military transport helicopter Mi-8AMTSH. A feature of these machines is the expanded navigation, troop-transport and special equipment. Helicopters transferred to the operating organization and have already arrived to home", - reported in the holding.

According to the press service, in accordance with the wishes of the customer have also expanded the range of ground support, which will increase the efficiency of training helicopters to fly, as well as facilitate scheduled maintenance.

"Unlike previously delivered to this customer on the transferred helicopters Mi-8AMTSH is equipped with multifunctional indicators, which displays flight, navigation and weather info," added in the holding.

Background: According to the company, "this year the customer has signed state contract for the supply of an additional batch of three helicopters Mi-8AMTSH".

Until the end of 2017 in connections and military units of the Eastern military district (OIE) received another batch of new fire equipment. About it reports a press-service of the military district.

Fire crews are armed with about 5 thousand sleeves and more than 200 tons of foam.

In addition to the military units of the County received about 15 thousand of powder fire extinguishers OP-4, more than 2.7 thousand carbon dioxide fire extinguishers OU-3, and other fire equipment, including fire boards.

In addition, the service received about 30 modern water pumps "Geyser" of domestic production.

NAVY

The Russian shipyard began construction for the Navy fleet of small hydrographic ship of project 19910 in the framework of the state defense order, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

The ship is designed for the control of navigation and Oceanography Ministry of defense of Russia.

Reference: Small hydrographic vessel project 19910 is designed to perform hydrographic works, arm and disarm the navigation sea buoys and milestones of all types, maintenance of coastal and floating navigation equipment. Displacement of the vessel is 1200 tons.

THE ARMED FORCES OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION FOR A WEEK

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ABOUT THE TESTS

Space forces of Russia successfully tested a maneuvering satellite that is able to fly up to other orbiting spacecraft, to examine them and, if necessary, to intercept, told "Izvestia" in the defense Ministry.

During the tests, the satellite undocked from the earth platform "Space-2519", launched on 23 June 2017. The apparatus, changing the orbit, returned to the platform and examined it.

The tests for the management of military satellite maneuvering tested terrestrial and orbital communications, proven methods of ballistic calculations and software. Also confirmed the ability to automatically undock the satellite from platform to remote control his flight and use of onboard equipment.

Reference: Similar companions-murderers, in the future, is designed not only to monitor other devices, but for their interception, will be an important element of the Russian orbital constellation, fulfilling, as the newspaper notes, moderating role in the military space race.

The fourth anti-seal cutter, designed for troops to combat underwater sabotage forces and means of formations and associations of the Northern fleet, successfully tested in the coastal ranges of combat training of the Northern fleet.

To combat underwater saboteurs boat equipped with a sonar system that allows us to detect moving and stationary objects at various depths and distances, informs a press-service of the Northern fleet.

Lose discovered frogmen is applied by means of a jet of deep garnet. Against surface, coastal and air targets anti-seal cutter may use a large-caliber machine gun, which is placed in the bow and can work both in manual and in automatic control modes.

Also on the boat project "Rook" set the chamber to ensure the safe diving of the average depth and used a video surveillance system for surface situation. Visual monitoring of the underwater environment the crew of the boat may be done with unmanned underwater vehicle.

Background: After completing a full cycle of the state sea trials anti-sabotage the boat will be enrolled in the combat strength of the Northern fleet. Currently considering the proposals for awarding him the names.

The defense Ministry plans before the end of the year to spend at the Plesetsk cosmodrome two throwing test liquid Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-28 "Sarmat", said the newspaper "Kommersant", citing sources close to the Russian defense Ministry.

"Until the end of the year the defense Ministry plans to hold at the Plesetsk cosmodrome two throwing test liquid ICBM RS-28 "Sarmat". The timing of these tests was repeatedly postponed because of the unavailability of as silo launchers, and ICBM. Now, according to sources, "b", problem solved: the further the rocket will be adjusted according to the analysis of "throw" RS-28", — said in the article published in the newspaper on Monday.

According to one of interlocutors of the edition, the program provides for the launch from silo installation from the Plesetsk test site, "the main purpose is to check the operation of systems of the rocket at the time of exit from the mine, and enabling the first stage of the "Sarmatian" with follow-up work for about five seconds."

The source of "Kommersant" said that if the shooting test will be held normally, then the second will be held in the same year.

Background: the Development of engines for missiles RS-28 "Sarmat" was engaged in NPO "Energomash", which has received the technical specification for the development of advanced propulsion system in early 2013. The product is called the RC-99. Manufacture by the decision of the defense Ministry was given to the enterprise of JSC "proton-PM".

Tests of the Russian armored car of the new generation Atlet, which in future will replace the family of "Tiger", will start in 2019. This was stated by the CEO of the manufacturer of these machines — the "Military-industrial company" (MIC) — Alexander Krasovitsky, reports RIA Novosti.

Compared to the "Tiger", "Athlete" will have a high ballistic and mine protection. In addition, the capacity of the machine will be increased to two tons.

OCD in equal proportions to Finance the Ministry of defence and the military-industrial complex, said Krasovitsky.

Reference: "Tiger" — a family of Russian multi-purpose vehicles intended to transport people and various goods by road and off-road. "Tiger" in the military and police versions can carry of the order of 6-9 people.

SCIENCE AND PRODUCTION

Latest mobile complex of radio communication designed for rapid transmission of control commands and signals alert officials in the conditions of complex terrain and interference, is developed by the company of defense industry, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

The complex is made on the basis of domestic car "Tiger" and equipped with satellite communication system with transmission speed up to 10 Mbit/s and HF radios provides reliable communication within up to 50 km with 300 subscribers in continuous mode without having the expand/collapse equipment while driving or Parking. Applied technical solution eliminates the collapse of the system under the influence of electronic warfare. The battery life of the subscriber terminal complex — not less than 5 days.

The complex provides the possibility of remote control from the shelter at a distance up to 100 meters with the use made of the automated workplace of the operator of the high-speed channel.

Reference: Command and communication system has a high interference resistance and noise immunity, eliminates the decoding of transmitted messages when radio intercepts, as well as ensures complete autonomy from external communications and life support systems.

National center of technology development and the basic elements of robotics, created on the basis of the Fund of perspective researches (FPI) will develop a prototype robot assistant for special forces, said RIA Novosti Deputy head of the center Alexei Kononov.

It is anticipated that these works will mark the beginning of a series of developments for the creation of modular platforms, which will allow you to configure robotic systems for specific tasks of special forces.

Reference: As specified in the Fund created the concept of the platform will bring together the latest developments and achievements in several areas of robotics. In cooperation for the implementation of the project will involve organizations specializing in navigation technology, management systems and technical vision. Received the robotic platform will give the defense Ministry for testing.

New Russian military helicopter, which can reach speeds of over 400 kilometres per hour, is created not on the basis of Mi-24; this is a brand new aviation complex, said the head of combat training of army aviation Air and space forces (VKS) Russia Oleg Chesnokov.

"As for the prospects of creating a helicopter from the flight speed more than 400 kilometers per hour, today the work is underway. It will be a completely new aircraft system, not on the basis of the Mi-24. Based on the Mi-24 equipped flying laboratory for testing of technical solutions to create a fast car," said Chesnokov in an interview with the newspaper "Red star".

Background: Most research works on development of aircraft systems, army aviation is now focused on increasing the range of detection, recognition, and engage targets at any time of day in simple and adverse weather conditions. To this end, in the first place developed surveillance and targeting systems of the new generation, and new systems of guided weapons and most missile weapons enhanced range of application.

ON MILITARY-TECHNICAL COOPERATION

The governments of Russia and the Philippines signed last week the Agreement on military-technical cooperation.

Signatures under the document have put the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation army General Sergei Shoigu and the defense Minister of the Philippines Dolphin Lorenzana.

The agreement was signed in Clark, where the IV meeting of Ministers of defence of member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and dialogue partners ("SMPA-plus").

Also signed a contract to supply the Philippines of RPG-7V and shots for them of Russian production.

It endorsed the Director-General of Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheyev, and the Minister of defense of Philippines Dolphin Lorenzana.

The document was signed in the presence of the head of the Russian defense Ministry army General Sergei Shoigu.

Background: To date, the Philippines along with Brunei were the only Nations in the Asia-Pacific region that has never bought Russian weapons. However, with the coming to power of President Rodrigo Duterte Manila began to show an interest in establishing military-technical cooperation with Moscow.

Russia and Qatar signed in Doha an intergovernmental Agreement on military-technical cooperation (MTC).

Signatures under the document have put the Minister of defense of Russia General of the army Sergei Shoigu and Minister of state for defense Affairs of Qatar Khaled bin Mohammed al Attiyah.

In the presence of the two Ministers the representatives of "Rosoboronexport" and the Ministry of defense of Qatar signed a Memorandum of understanding and a framework contract in sphere military-technical cooperation, reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

MEMORABLE DATES

October 24 - Day special forces

October 24, 1950 in accordance with the Directive of the Minister of war USSR was created 46 individual companies special purpose, one of the main tasks of which was the discovery and destruction of nuclear weapons and their means of delivery. About it reports Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Combat application of military units that perform reconnaissance and special tasks in the enemy rear, has its own rich history. Always in Russia were the people who with specific tasks to be left in the enemy's rear and at the risk of life doing their difficult and dangerous work.

At different times in Russian history it was the scouts, the flying hussars, Cossacks, and the scouts. Historical example of such divisions serve horse-Chasseurs command of field Marshal Peter Rumyantsev, designed for reconnaissance and special operations behind enemy lines. In addition, successful guerrilla warfare began his military career future Generalissimo Alexander Suvorov.

Over the past decades, special forces have repeatedly held a government job. Behind them, the participation in combat and peacekeeping operations.

In the most difficult and unusual situations soldiers special forces demonstrate the highest level of training, fortitude and personal courage, worthy to stand the test of strength in the task of special intelligence than is rightfully deserved respect and honor among the military fraternity.

October 28 - Day aerospace forces

October 28, 1948, was formed first aviation squadron equipped with helicopters. It marked the beginning of army aviation as a separate genus air force.

For more than half a century of army aviation, the crews performed the tasks in many "hot spots" on the territory of Russia and abroad.

Exercises

This year with army aviation conducted more than 100 flight-tactical exercises at various levels, the crews of army aviation took part in almost all exercises of Land and airborne troops, including international – "Indestructible brotherhood - 2017", "BARS-2017", "Indra-2017".

Total flying time in army aviation HQs for the year is more than 40 thousand hours, including more than 8 thousand hours in the night. Made more than 4 thousand sorties on the range with practical bombing, rocket, shooting from air guns.

The plan of combat training is made in full. Compared to last academic year the intensity of combat training increased by 10% on average.

Equipment

"For the second year in a row of new aircraft supplied to the troops at a faster pace and today 75% of the units of the army aviation is fully equipped with new models of aircraft, in other parts of modernized equipment" – quoted the press service of the defense Ministry chief of Department of combat training of army aviation HQs of major-General Oleg Chesnokov.

Today, armed with army aviation HQs are some of the best helicopters in the world, such as the Ka-52 alligator, Mi-28N "Night hunter", Mi-35M, Mi-26, Mi-8 and its modern modifications, as well as training helicopters "Ansat-U" and Ka-226.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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