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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week 25 to 31 March 2019
Material posted: Publication date: 01-04-2019
The Il-112V made its first flight; production line Assembly new Il-76MD-90A will launch in the summer; in Russia, developed a unique guided artillery projectile; the first submarine of the project "warszawianka" for the Pacific fleet was launched in St. Petersburg; the Navy will receive more than 180 ships and vessels new projects until 2027; four Mi-24 entered service in the brigade of army aviation CVO; Russia is pursuing in Crimea large-scale exercises of airborne troops; the latest SAM Sosna successfully tested. About these and other developments in the media monitoring during the week 25 to 31 March 2019.

Light military transport aircraft Il-112V made its first flight. According to crew commander, Hero of Russia Nikolay Kuimov, the machine, which in the future will replace the An-26, showed their good side, everything went normally. The KLA declared that March 30 will sign the order to launch the production of two boards of this model.

"Light military transport aircraft Il-112V made its first flight on March 30 from the runway of the airfield aircraft-building enterprise JSC "VASO" (included in the transport aircraft division of UAC) rose in the air the first prototype of a light military transport aircraft Il-112V, built under contract with the Ministry of defense of Russia", — said in a press release.

It is noted that the commander of the crew was a Hero of Russia, chief pilot of the enterprise Nikolay Kuimov. He appreciated the quality of the aircraft.

"Great plane, no questions to ask him, the flight went well", — quotes its words of RIA Novosti.

Flight passed in a regular mode in the escort aircraft-laboratory Il-114ЛЛ. In addition, before takeoff the plane was a cycle of aerodrome inspections of all systems, including a partial separation from the ground.

The authors say that this aircraft is not just to replace your "classmate" An-26, which "greater than two times the transport efficiency", but will be able to compete with best foreign aircraft of that class.

It is emphasized that the machines will be assembled entirely from domestic components and be equipped with "equipment on the Russian element base".

It is noteworthy that flight tests of the Il-112V was held on the 125th anniversary of the birth of Soviet aerospace engineer Sergei Ilyushin.


Action in Syria

March 26. Three Russian servicemen were killed in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor in late February during a fight with terrorists, according to the Ministry of defence. According to the Agency, returning in the afternoon by car after the task of organizing the delivery of humanitarian aid, they were ambushed by a group of militants and after the ensuing battle was missing. Involved in the attack Russian soldiers destroyed a gang, the bodies of soldiers were delivered to Russia.

March 26. Armed forces (VS) the United States plans to continue training Kurdish forces in Syria. This was confirmed by the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff U.S. army General Joseph Dunford. He commented on the Pentagon's plans against Syria at a hearing of the Committee on armed services of the house of representatives.

March 27. The United States seeks to find areas of mutual interest and to achieve more constructive cooperation with Russia, including in Syria. This was stated on Wednesday, Secretary of state Michael Pompeo, speaking at a hearing in a Subcommittee of the Committee on appropriations of the house of representatives of the Congress of the United States.

March 28. Forces of air defence of Syria is reflected in the night of Thursday, "air aggression," Israel in the area of Aleppo. This was reported by the Agency SANA. According to him, around 23:00 local time Wednesday (00:00 GMT) air defense batteries were involved against missile attack which was directed against a number of objects of the industrial area in Sheikh Najjar in the North-East of the city. Several missiles were shot down. In the Israeli army refused to comment on reports of a missile strike.

March 29. Special services of France and Belgium prepare provocation with chemical weapons in Syria to accuse the Russian space forces in attacks on civilians. The representatives of the Western intelligence agencies have already held a meeting with the field commanders of the terrorists in the city of Idlib, said the head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties (included in Ministry of defense) in Syria the General-major Victor Kupchyshyn. According to him, each participant staging himataki will pay $100.

March 30. The Turkish military opened a Joint operations center for management of anti-terrorist operation, which the Republic plans to spend in Syria. The opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of national defence of Turkey, Hulusi Akar.

Joint operations center is intended to coordinate the actions of different types of troops that will take part in a planned operation East of the Euphrates river in Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on 12 December announced the intention to start in the coming days the operation on the Eastern Bank of the Euphrates against the Kurdish forces as "forces of national self-defense" and party "Democratic Union". Ankara considers them to be the Syrian offshoot of the outlawed Turkey Kurdistan workers ' party.

Events in Venezuela

March 23, came to Caracas, the Russian military to conduct consultations on military-technical cooperation. Venezuelan media clarify that with 99 military two aircraft in the nation's capital net profit 35 tons of cargo.

The Russian foreign Ministry explained that it is about military-technical cooperation of Russia with Venezuela, a regulated agreement.

The Reaction Of Venezuela

The Venezuelan government has no plans to involve troops from Russia in operations on the territory of the Republic. This was announced on March 28, military attaché of the Embassy of Venezuela in Russia Torrealba Jose Perez.

"Not supposed involvement of the Russian military in any military action," he said.

The reaction of the USA

The restoration of the air defense systems s-300, Venezuela is one of the objectives of the visit of the Russian military in Caracas, said on 30 March, the US special envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams.

Twitter the state Department said that Russian experts intend to resume the functioning of the complexes, at the request of Venezuela after a large-scale blackout in the country.

"In our opinion, one of the things the Russians were doing, is helping authorities with the systems s — 300, which suffered from "blackouts," said Abrams. What kind of maintenance of complexes is carried out by experts of the Russian Federation, he said.


India has successfully tested its own antisatellite weapon, shooting down a camera in low earth orbit. This was announced on 27 March, Prime Minister Narendra modi in his address to the nation.

"India has become a cosmic superpowers after such countries as the USA, Russia and China. Our ASAT weapon successfully shot down the apparatus in low earth orbit," said modi. According to him, "India is now ready for war in space."

Background: the Weapon was created by Indian space research organization and research (DRDO). Modi congratulated the specialists of DRDO with this success.

Defence companies of Ukraine has created an electromagnetic weapon that can be used for the military defeat of radio-electronic means, according to the website of the company "Spetstekhnoeksport". It is noted that the development of this weapon the Ukrainian defense enterprises signed a contract with a company from India.

The site also said that new electromagnetic weapons, creates a "powerful electromagnetic radiation," which leads to the failure of the "electronic equipment".


American intelligence learned that nuclear underwater drones "Poseidon" will appear in the Russian army, not before 2027. On it informs TV channel CNBC, citing sources familiar with the intelligence reports.

One of the sides of the channel noted that the launched drone Poseidon difficult to hit. He added that the Russian military is "much hope" on a stand "Poseidon" in the case that they will not be able to strike Soviet nuclear weapons. In CNBC stressed that currently in the United States no analogues to the Russian "Poseidon".


Automated production line of the Assembly that will accelerate the production of heavy military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A and its modifications, are planning to launch in the summer, told RIA Novosti source in the aviation industry.

Previously technical Director of KLA Yuri Tarasov told RIA Novosti that the plant "Aviastar-SP" in Ulyanovsk started the installation of Russia's largest automated production lines to assemble the aircraft. According to him, the company mounted two robotic stations, each of which in automatic mode, the docking Bay of the fuselage, wing and tail, as well as six automated stations systems installation, powerplant and factory processing.

He said that this technology allows to separate sites in order to reduce the time to perform the most critical operations in the Assembly of aircraft, while significantly increasing quality. According to technical Director of KLA, the design of production lines Assembly was provided a digital information control system and monitoring the progress of the work, which is closely integrated with the factory information environment.

As reported at the Aviation complex of a name of Ilyushin (the parent company of the air transport division of the United aircraft Corporation), production line for final Assembly of the Il-76MD-90A aircraft and tanker Il-78M-90A is composed of several stations that provide a full Assembly of the aircraft. One of the most important docking station the fuselage and Assembly of the airframe, which include stands bestpayday automated Assembly of the Russian production. Automation reduces the time of joining of the fuselage and Assembly of the glider. Control over the correctness of the Assembly is performed by means of laser-optical measurement systems. The new line will allow to reduce the complexity of the docking work, to ensure quality controlled, to reduce dependence on qualified technical personnel.

Reference: Heavy transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A is designed for inter-regional freight. It can also be used to transport the sick and wounded and extinguishing fires. The maximum payload has been increased to 60 tons. Maximum takeoff weight increased to 210 tons.


Russian experts are developing guided artillery projectile caliber 57 mm, which has no analogues in the world. This was the managing Director of Kbtochmash named after A. E. Nudelman Valery Makeev.

"In addition, we have been developing precision-guided artillery munitions are working to create a perspective that has no analogues in the world 57-millimeter guided artillery shell", — he told RIA Novosti.


In St. Petersburg launched the "Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky" — the first diesel-electric submarine of project 636.3 "warszawianka" for the Pacific fleet. Six boats of this project have already been built for the black sea fleet.

Information: Submarines of the project "warszawianka" refers to the third generation, have a displacement of 3.95 thousand tons, underwater speed — 20 knots, depth of immersing — 300 m, the crew — 52 people. On submarines armed with torpedoes caliber 533 mm, mines, shock rocket complex "Caliber".

The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said that the Navy of Russia up to 2027 will receive more than 180 ships and vessels of new projects in the framework of the state armament programme for the years 2018-2027.

"In accordance with the state armament programme for the years 2018-2027 in the composition of the Navy should include more than 180 ships and vessels new projects", — TASS quoted Shoigu.

Reference: Only this year by the Navy must be received 15 ships and combat boats and 20 support vessels.


Upgraded radar (radar) "Sky" to intercede on combat duty in the connection of air defense Central military district (CVO) in the Saratov region.

Radar intended for detection, coordinate measuring and tracking of air targets in various categories from aircraft to cruise and guided missiles, including small-size hypersonic, ballistic and hardly noticeable at ranges up to 600 kilometers.

The station also provides for the determination of the nationality of aerial objects and finding Directors of active interference. This work station can be carried out automatically, independently and as a part of the control system connections.

Reference: New radars has allowed to improve the control of air space and increase the radius of detection purposes.

Link attack helicopters Mi-24P "Crocodile" entered service with the only brigade of army aviation of the Central military district (CVO), stationed in the Sverdlovsk region.

Multi-purpose attack helicopters will greatly enhance the combat capabilities of the connection. The crews of Mi-24 will perform tasks within the flight tactical exercises, as well as be used in various tactical exercises from company to brigade level. The pilots of a squadron of Mi-24 went through theoretical and practical training in combat training center and retraining of pilots of army aviation in the Tver region.

Earlier, the six helicopters have already arrived in the brigade of army aviation of the CVO.

Reference: Mi-24 is a mixture of ground attack and infantry fighting vehicles. The equipment enables the helicopter to fly day and night, even in adverse weather conditions.


The airborne division boarded aircraft Il-76 and large amphibious ships of black sea fleet (BSF) landing on the coast of the ground "Opuk" in Crimea during a large-scale tactical exercises involving 1.5 thousand soldiers airborne troops, announced Wednesday, March 27, the press service of the southern military district.

"According to the plan exercises, units of the airborne troops will practice combat training tasks on the landing of personnel and military equipment to the area unfamiliar coast interspecific ground "Opuk" from aircraft military transport aircraft and the large landing ships of the black sea fleet, where he will work out the issues on destruction of training camps and the occupation of the place of disembarkation of a sea landing", - stated in the message.


State tests new anti-aircraft missile complex "Pine" has been successfully completed. This was announced by managing Director of the company-developer Kbtochmash named after A. E. Nudelman Valery Makeev.

According to him, the SAM is characterized by high efficiency and accuracy of lesion survivability on the battlefield. In addition, it is characterized by complete automation of the combat operation process and minimum reaction time.

The managing Director also said that "Pine" record range among domestic and foreign complexes with laser-beam guidance system.



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