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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring for the week from 24 to 30 April 2017
Material posted: Publication date: 30-04-2017
Launched the production of ship gas turbine engines; by 2020, airborne forces received more than 300 units of BMD-4M and BTR "Shell"; in the strategic missile forces will come new means of engineering equipment to enhance maneuverability and survivability pgrk "YARS"; in the intelligence unit ZVO special armored cars "Lynx"; in Tatarstan, laid the tenth MRK "Buyan-M"; for the Russian Navy launched the latest anti-seal cutter "Rook"; the Navy will receive cruise missiles equipped with nuclear submarine "Leopard"; PJSC "Tupolev" has launched an innovative technology of electron beam welding in Russia; UEC on the basis of NPO "Saturn" introduces a unique superalloy for the manufacture of engine components using additive manufacturing; the United States tested an Intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III. About these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 24.04 to 30. 04. 2017.

Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to NPO "Saturn" — one of the leading enterprises "United engine Corporation" (part of state Corporation rostec) has launched a large-scale project in the field of import substitution production in Russia of ship gas turbine engines, which are designed to replace previously purchased from the Ukrainian enterprises of the power plant, RIA Novosti reported.

In the presence of the President of the company has started testing gas-turbine units of M-35P-1 engine M-70ФРУ-2 for marine programs. Putin from the control room gave the command for the technical commissioning of gas turbine unit. Its tests are conducted in a unique Assembly and test complex built in the enterprise.

The head of state thanked the employees of NPO "Saturn", noting that the President is present at a historical for the Russian economy.


April 28. The UN security Council held a meeting on the DPRK's nuclear programme.

Deputy foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov, speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the issue of North Korea, said that North Korea "behaving inappropriately", ignoring security Council resolution which prohibits it from developing nuclear weapons and their means of delivery.

Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that the threat of hostile action from North Korea Japan and South Korea is real, and urged the UN security Council to take preventive measures.

April 29. The DPRK took the test, presumably a ballistic missile. It exploded a few seconds after takeoff. "North Korea this morning launched a rocket in the area of Pucchan the province's toll"— leads the Agency "Renhap" statement of the joint chiefs of staff of the armed forces of South Korea.

The military reported that the missile was launched at about 05:30 local time (23:30 GMT Friday). USA confirm the rocket launch by the DPRK.

U.S. reaction

The White house said that the start-up reported to the President of the United States Donald Trump. "North Korea reacted without respect to the wishes of China and its distinguished President (XI Jinping) when it launched today, albeit unsuccessful, missile. Bad!",— he wrote in his Twitter account.

The Reaction Of Japan

Japan protested to North Korea in connection with the test. "If the launch took place, it is a clear violation of UN security Council resolutions. We can not absolutely to prevent the repeated provocative actions",— quotes the TV channel NHK General Secretary of the Japanese government Yoshihide Sougou. He also said that launched the missile has not left the territory of the DPRK. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for the government to be ready for unforeseen developments after the missile launch in North Korea.


Seoul confirmed the start of deployment of American anti-missile system THAAD, adding that it will be fully assembled before the end of 2017. On Wednesday, April 26, reports Reuters, citing the Ministry of defense of South Korea.

Military confirmed that some elements of it have already been delivered to the place of deployment in the southern part of the country. The Agency "Yonhap" found that six trucks night brought in the County Seongju province of Gyeongsangbuk-Do radar X-band and other equipment.

Reference: high-Tech system THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) is designed for high-altitude interception missiles with a medium range. The THAAD battery will consist of a missile defense radar TPY-2 TM, six launchers, 48 interceptors, as well as control panel and generator.



April 26. Syrian government troops killed at Hama with the support of videoconferencing about 7 thousand members of the 10-strong force, reports TASS.

Extremists driven from the city 15 kilometers, said the head of the Main operations Directorate and first Deputy chief of the General staff of the RF armed forces, Colonel-General Sergey rudskoy.

According to him, the terrorists group gathered 10 thousand fighters, which were the basis of the terrorists of the banned in Russia "dzhebhat an-Nusra." Previously they have managed to capture a number of settlements and closer to the city of Hama.

Armenian President also added that the military of Russia and the USA, despite the suspension of the Memorandum on safety of flights over Syria, maintain direct contacts at the working level.

April 27. The Israeli air force attacked one of the objects in the area of the international airport in Damascus, reports the Lebanese television channel Al Manar. The attack in the vicinity of the air Harbor began a strong fire. It is reported that Israel launched an airstrike on a warehouse "Hezbollah". Information about victims is missing.

The Reaction Of Israel

Commenting on media reports about the strikes, intelligence Minister of Israel Yisrael Katz said on air of radio station "Galey TSAHAL" that he is fully within Israeli policy to counter attempts to transfer advanced weapons to the Lebanese movement "Hezbollah". Mr. Katz also said that the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu promised to act when there is intelligence information about the smuggled weapons to the Taliban.


The Alliance took the decision to freeze cooperation with Russia in combating terrorism, in particular, the project of remote detection of explosives, STANDEX.

Thus a press-service of NATO said that the future of the Alliance's relationship with Russia depends on a clear and constructive changes in the Russian actions "in accordance with international law and international obligations".

Russia's envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko called the decision incorrect. According to him, the decision to stop the cooperation in areas of shared interest shows the counter-productivity of such a line. As Grushko said, so NATO not only undermines European security, but also significantly degrades the security of its own citizens.

Reference: STANDEX - the world's first technology for remote detection of explosives in real time, which is able to identify, track and detect objects that contain explosives. Her test successfully passed in 2013, but in April 2014, NATO has unilaterally stopped its cooperation with Russia.

The Assembly (Parliament) of Montenegro last week voted in favor of joining the North Atlantic Alliance. Stream of the meeting was carried live on the website of the Parliament, reports TASS.

For the bill on the confirmation of the North Atlantic Treaty and the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the accession of Greece and Turkey voted 46 deputies from 81. The opposition's boycott of the last months of the session of Parliament, in voting was not involved, and carried out a protest action at the walls of the building.


On combat duty in air defense (PVO) of Belomorskaya naval base (VMB) of the Northern fleet have taken up the division with new anti-aircraft missile system s-400 "Triumph", the press service of the Northern fleet.

Up to this point duty for air defense carried the complexes of the previous generation s-300 "Favorite".

System s-400 entered service with the anti-aircraft missile regiment of the Kola division of air defense of the Northern fleet at the end of last year. By this time the personnel of the divisions to adopt the new technique has already been trained for the proper operation and performed anti-aircraft missile firing at the Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan region. The warriors defense has fulfilled the objectives of the training of air combat with the use of target missiles that simulate the attack of modern means day and night in adverse weather conditions when active radio-electronic counteraction of the enemy.

Reference: the New complex will provide reliable cover from the air forces of white sea naval base, and shipbuilding, ship repair and other industrial enterprises of Severodvinsk and Arkhangelsk.

In Ulyanovsk took place the solemn ceremony of about 50 units of combat vehicles BMD-4M and BTR-MDM "Rakushka" one of the assault battalions of the 31st guards separate air assault brigade of the airborne troops (VDV), reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

It is reported that before the transmission on the ground Irrigation with one of the units of the brigade conducted their first practical lesson with the use of new weapons and military equipment. The crew BMD-4M and BTR-MDM" Rakushka" performed exercises on driving and fire training.

Within two months, the new crews of combat vehicles, manned by contract, have been training in Omsk at the Training center of the airborne forces.

With the receipt of new samples of military equipment will significantly increase the combat capabilities and readiness of Ulyanovsk airborne compounds to the solution of tasks, including the composition of the Collective rapid response forces of the organization of collective security Treaty, to which the brigade is from 2009

Reference: BTR-MD Rakushka is a Russian desantiruemye armored personnel carrier, developed at the Volgograd tractor plant. Machine weight of 13.2 tons armed with two machine guns. The crew – 2 people, and landing – 13 people.

Airborne troops (VDV) of Russia till 2020 will receive more than 300 combat vehicles BMD-4M armoured personnel carriers "Rakushka", said the commander of Russian airborne troops, Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov.

According to him, before the end of 2017 Ulyanovsk airborne assault brigade are armed battalion set of new combat vehicles BMD-4M.

Commander VDV added that artillery units of the airborne forces will receive more than 100 modern radar reconnaissance, guns, mortars and anti-tank weapons and air defence units, and almost 200 pieces of equipment and weapons.

Reference: BMD-4M is equipped with an automated fire control system and new navigation system. The latest electronic equipment facilitates aiming of the crew at a high velocity during its movement over rough terrain.

The airborne troops commander also said that within two years the Marines are armed with the latest self-propelled anti-tank complex "Kornet-D1".

According to him, within two years of the airborne troops will also get protected vehicles "Typhoon", desantiruemye parachute, as well as standardized landing "Bakhcha-U-PDS", which will allow you to parachute BMD-4M and BTR-MDM by the crew inside the machine from the Il-76.

In addition, in the same period the Navy received training complex airborne training intended for working off of actions on the parachute system of special purpose "Crossbow" from the moment of separation paratroopers before landing at a given point.

Reference: "Kornet-e" – a Russian anti-tank missile system developed by the Tula Instrument design Bureau. Unlike previous models ATGM, missile control and in the "Cornet" on the wire, and with the help of a laser beam, which allows the complex to impress not only armored vehicles, and high-speed air targets at ranges up to 10 km.

As further reported the commander of the airborne forces, by 2018, will be upgraded parachute D-10 for combat equipment "Ratnik".

Reference: In 2018, will also be completed development work on the creation of a whole line of multi-purpose platforms and the parachute and cargo system for landing of arms, military equipment and cargo flight weight of 500 kg up to 18 tons.

In the strategic Missile forces (RVSN) a continuous supply of promising engineering equipment to enhance maneuverability and survivability of missile complexes mobile home, including a car remote clearance (MDR) "Foliage" and the machine engineering and masking (MYOMA), reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

In 2017 in re-equipping the SRF connection received 11 machinery engineering and masking, and remote mine. The rate of supply of promising models of engineering equipment will remain at the same level as last year.

In 2016, connection, re-equipping on movable ground missile systems (pgrk) "YARS", received 12 of the FIBROIDS and MDR.

MDR was created in 2013 to enhance the survivability and security units of the missile complex on combat patrol routes and field positions, to mine sections of the routes of the convoys of vehicles from remote controlled mine fields, radio-controlled mines and bombs.

The military conditions was conducted to verify the combat effectiveness of the MDR as the Foliage for the destruction (neutralization) and mine-explosive devices (ordnance engineering specbook) and the first two cars have already been delivered in Novosibirsk and Teikovo missile compound.

Reference: Implementation of MITM ensures that tasks such as engineering reconnaissance combat patrol routes and field positions, including an assessment of the bearing capacity of their ground bases, examination of dimensions of cross-country routes and sites, and if necessary, restore them (broadening). Using this technique produced an engineering reconnaissance of minefields and the demining of the area; clearing roads on field position and their planning.

The intelligence unit of the Western military district (ZVO), stationed in Nizhny Novgorod, the company received a set of special armored vehicles "Lynx", the press service of the Western military district (ZVO).

The scouts while taking 14 units of new military equipment conducted a visual inspection and checked the serviceability of special machines for putting them into operation.

With the beginning of summer period of training the scouts will be applied during tactical and special studies carried out according to plan of combat training.

Reference: Modernized special car "Lynx" is designed to protect troops from mines of different power and small arms. It has mine and bulletproof booking, also on the armored car installed remote weapon system.

In 2016, Russia has increased military spending by 5.9% to $69.2 billion, being third after USA and China. These data are presented in the annual report of the Stockholm international Institute for peace studies (SIPRI).

First place in the list are the USA, China was in second. China's military expenditure increased by 5.4% and amounted in 2016 $215 billion, and spent $611 billion, the increase amounted to 1.7%. Also increase defense spending countries of Western Europe. Last year, they increased by 2.6%. According to SIPRI, this is due to the terrorist threat. The leader in this race was Italy, whose expenses increased by 11%.


At Zelenodolsk shipyard laid the tenth small missile ship project 21631 "Grad", according to All contracts for the construction of 12 MRK "Buyan-M".

At the moment, the Navy received five IRAS "Buyan-M", the sixth should enter the fleet this year. On the stocks of the plant it is building four more ships of the project - "Vishny Volochek", "Orekhovo-Zuevo", "Ingushetia" and "home or office".

MRK "Grad svijazhsk", "Uglich" and "Velikiy Ustyug" is used several times for launching a missile strike with cruise missiles "Caliber-NK" for purposes of the terrorist organization "Islamic state" (banned in Russia) in Syria.

MRK project 21631 - multi-purpose ships "river-sea". Equipped with the most modern samples of artillery, missile, anti-sabotage, anti-aircraft and electronic weapons, including the latest universal missile complex long-range "Caliber-NK".

Background: Displacement of MRK project 21631 is 949 tons with a length of 75 meters and width 11 meters. Maximum speed - 25 knots. The cruising range of 2500 miles, autonomy - 10 days. The crew - 52 people.

In the framework of the program for maintaining the proper level of technical capacity of nuclear submarines existing projects ship-repair enterprise "Nerpa" is related to the Center of ship repair "Asterisk" to the end of 2017, will give the composition of Submarine forces of the Navy multipurpose nuclear submarine "Vepr" (project 971), reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

According to the technical requirements of the Main command of the Russian Navy, on the submarine made a wide complex of works on restoration of technical readiness and upgrade of the onboard systems and mechanisms. After the tests, the submarine "Vepr" continue execution of tasks in the grouping multipurpose nuclear submarines of Submarine forces Northern fleet.

Repair and modernization of nuclear submarines existing projects, along with admission to the submarines of the 4th generation, is the constant attention of the General command of the Navy and allows you to maintain the submarine component of the Navy at a level adequate to perform the full range of tasks in the World ocean.

Background: a Large nuclear submarine of project 971 is designed for anti-submarine warfare, naval group and attacking ground targets of the enemy. She's armed with a torpedo-missile complex, which consists of eight torpedo tubes and is adapted for firing both torpedoes and cruise missiles (enables single and salvo firing). The submarine has a traditional double-hulled architecture-constructive type of design.

The first serial frigate of the project 1135.6 "Admiral Essen", built for the black sea fleet (BSF), last week started the transition from inter-fleet the Baltic fleet to their permanent bases, the press service of the southern military district (YUVO).

"Admiral Essen" is the second frigate sea area of the project 1135.6 and the first serial ship of this project and named in honor of Admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy Nikolay Inc. von Essen.

The transfer of the frigate fleet and the rise of this naval flag was held on June 7 2016 Ships of this series have a displacement of about 4 thousand tons, speed – 30 knots endurance – 30 days.

Reference: "Admiral Essen" armed with cruise missiles "Caliber-NK" missile defense complex "Shtil-1" gun mount A-190 100 mm caliber, anti-aircraft artillery, jet bomb installation, torpedoes, and can carry carrier-based Ka-27 helicopter (or Ka-31).

The solemn ceremony of launching the anti-sabotage boats of the new generation "Rook" (project 21980) for the Russian Navy was held at the shipyard "Vympel" in Rybinsk. This is the third boat built by the shipbuilders of "Vympel", reports the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.

Reference: the on-Board service anti-sabotage boats "Rook" includes: mtpu machine gun, caliber 14.5 mm, anti-sabotage grenade launchers DP-64, DP-65A, portable anti-aircraft missile complex "Igla-1". Displacement boats – more than 138 tons, Length 31 meters, Width over 7 meters the maximum Speed is 23 knots, cruising Range of economic speed of more than 200 miles.

Navy in 2018 will receive the first upgraded project 971М multipurpose nuclear submarine K-328 "Leopard", the newspaper "Izvestia" with reference to the representative of the Center of ship repair "Zvezdochka" Eugene Gladyshev.

"In its technical and combat characteristics of the upgraded ships will meet the requirements of the fleet for multipurpose nuclear submarine of the 4th generation," the lead "Izvestia" the words of Gladysheva.

"Its characteristics "Shark" approach to the most modern Russian submarines "Ash". Sailors updated of the boat project 971М already earned the nickname "Supercali", — writes the edition.

As told the newspaper in the main staff of the Navy, upgrade the four ships: K-328 "Leopard", K-461 "Volk", K-391 Bratsk and K-295 "Samara". The contractor determined the Center of ship repair "Zvezdochka".

Reference: "Leopard" will be equipped with the latest cruise missiles "Caliber", modern avionics and powerful hydroacoustic stations.


At the Kazan aviation plant. After S. P. Gorbunov – branch of JSC "Tupolev" running electron beam welding of titanium components for a new bomber Tu-160. Thus, in Kazan ends one of the key stages of modernization KAZ them. S. P. Gorbunov, reports TSAMTO.

With the upgraded technology was visited by the Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov and President of the United aircraft Corporation Yury Slyusar.

Electron beam welding is used for welding beam of the center section of the bomber Tu-160. This unit weighing about six tons is the most loaded, it is attached to the main mechanisms for variable sweep wings, and the wings of the aircraft. When building Tu-160 is the largest bomber in the world, used in aviation, the greatest proportion of titanium.

Active work on reconstruction of the installation for electron-beam welding began in March 2016. Completed repair shop, where the installation, in parallel, modernized manufacturing equipment installations.

Modernization KAZ them. S. P. Gorunova will last until 2020. Installing modern technological equipment, reconstruction of engineering networks, communications and industrial areas.

Reference: About the installation of electron-beam welding. The total length of welding seams is about 140 m. the Basic principle of welding technology is preserved, but upgraded about 90% of the equipment. Today's plant has several advantages over previously created. Completely replaced vacuum system, cooling system, power units, control system. Reduced power consumption. Upgraded and required a second installation – furnace vacuum annealing, which replaced almost all system.

Part of the United engine Corporation of the rostec state Corporation, Rybinsk JSC "NPO "Saturn" has mastered manufacture of parts of gas turbine engines from a cobalt alloy by additive technologies (at). The introduction of additive technologies in manufacturing will create globally competitive products in the shortest possible time and with minimum costs, according to the press service of the company.

The superalloy adapted for producing parts by selective laser fusion of metal-powder composition. It has high heat resistance, resistance to temperature and salt corrosion, high working temperature. Research of properties and development of optimal technological parameters of layer-by-layer synthesis of cobalt superalloy was carried out at PJSC "NPO "Saturn" more than two years. Currently working on his certification.


The us military has successfully tested an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Minuteman III, which is the basis of the strategic nuclear forces of the country, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the US air force.

Start made at night on Wednesday from the Vandenberg air force base in California. As noted, "the warhead successfully reached the test site on the Kwajalein Atoll (Marshall Islands) approximately 4.2 miles from the start".

Earlier the representative of command of the global impacts of the U.S. air force stated that the tests were planned for the year and their conduct not related to the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Reference: Minuteman III is the only Intercontinental ballistic missile land-based, adopting in the United States. According to the latest data from open sources, the entire country has 450 such missiles, they will remain in service until at least 2020. Minuteman III is capable of hitting targets within a radius of 12 thousand kilometers.

VI Moscow conference on international security

The main theme of the VI Moscow conference on international security, held April 26 — 27, 2017 in the capital of Russia, has become a "global security: challenges of the XXI century".

The focus of the forum — questions of terrorism, security problems in Europe, the middle East, the situation in the Asia-Pacific region and Central Asia. We also addressed the problem of information security, and missile defense.

To participate in the forum attended by more than 750 guests, including the Ministers of defence and of the delegation of the military departments, representatives of the expert community and academic circles from 86 countries and leaders of international organizations — UN, OSCE, SCO, CIS, CSTO and the ICRC.

Presentations were made by the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation General of the army Sergei Shoigu, the Minister of foreign Affairs R Sergei Lavrov and the Director of FSB of the Russian Federation, army General Alexander Bortnikov, who presented the position of the Russian Federation on key international security issues.

The true meaning ABOUT US

The conference also presented new evidence that the missile defense system the US is created not to protect against mythical threats from Iran or North Korea, as initially stated by the Washington - she has the capacity for secretive nuclear missile attack and directed against Russia and China.

"The presence of us missile bases in Europe ships ABOUT in the seas and oceans areas close to Russian territory, creates a powerful hidden component of shock for the possible application of sudden nuclear missile attack on the Russian Federation", - quotes RIA Novosti the first Deputy chief of the main operations Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces of the Russian Federation Victor Posnaia.

We are talking about that universal launchers of the US missile defense system in Europe after their secretive conversion can be triggered not only missiles but also cruise missiles "the Tomahawk". As a result, under their sight will be all strategic facilities located in the European part of Russia.

Posenichi presented the results of computer simulations carried out by scientists of the defence Ministry. The data obtained confirm the direction of US missile defense on Russia and China, he said.

And the deployment of a missile defense system in the North-East USA will allow you to intercept all flying in the direction of the States of the Russian and Chinese ballistic missiles, added Pesnihi.

Moreover, under the threat of destruction includes virtually all low-orbit space vehicles located in the affected area of the complexes ABOUT the United States, he said. Thus, at stake is the space activities of any state.

But that's not all, States create a system that will allow you to hit a precision strike from orbit at the command centers of the Russian Federation, said Pesnihi.

Retaliatory measures

According to the Russian military, by 2022 the number of missiles of the us missile defense will amount to more than a thousand units, and in the future will exceed the number of warheads deployed on Russian Intercontinental missiles.

"This amount of firepower PRO is a serious threat to the Russian deterrent, particularly given the ongoing work on the modernization of weapons systems ABOUT," said Pesnihi.

Russia will take all measures to protect themselves from exposure as a means of instant global strike, and missile defense.

"If we are talking about the means to overcome missile defense, Russia is forced to develop its strategic nuclear forces. We these measures will take, because we can't allow our ballistic missiles and warheads were intercepted," - said the first Deputy head of SEI.

But this situation encourages a new arms race, which nobody needs, and we need to sit down at the negotiating table with the US and solve the problem of missile defense in Europe, said Pesnihi.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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