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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring for the week 26 Nov to 02 Dec 2018
Material posted: Publication date: 02-12-2018

Russia showed in the video, the concept of high-speed helicopter; state tests RCC "Zircon" is planned for 2019; the MiG-35 will receive a radar with an active phased antenna array; the NGO "Alloy" stated that Russia is modernizing its MLRS; in the engineering troops of the armed forces received new armored vehicles clearance of the BIS-3MA; fourth battalions of s-400 "Triumph" was replaced on the safety of Russian airspace in the Crimea; the first batch of Arctic air defense missile system TOR-М2ДТ enrolled in an educational unit of the air defense; in the Khabarovsk region on combat duty to intercede new s-400 anti-aircraft regiment of the TSB; the Kursk regiment ZVO received the latest su-30SM fighter jets; HQs have completed the start-up of the upgraded missile defense system; first military transport aircraft Il-112V was transferred to flight tests. About these and other developments in the media monitoring for the week 26 Nov to 02 Dec 2018.

Model promising Russian high-speed helicopter was featured in the movie "TSAGI 100 years: Science to fly" dedicated to the anniversary of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N. Ye. The video published on the YouTube channel "TV Studio of Roscosmos".

"Today (1 December – approx.) preparing a new revolutionary project — the bullet advanced combat helicopter", — is spoken in the tape. It is expected that the speed of the new machine will be more than 400 kilometers per hour. On the video you can see the 3D model developed aircraft which has traditional machines "Kamov" coaxial system at rotors and wings, RIA Novosti reported.

At the end of Oct images of the concept of promising Russian combat helicopters published by the American journal of Defence Blog.

The development of the helicopter in Russia

In February 2018, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, at that time held the post of Deputy defense Minister, said that the Russian military is planning to adopted a super helicopter that can reach speeds of up to 400 kilometers per hour. He said that industry is ready to create such a helicopter for a period of at least five to seven years.


Action in Syria

28 Nov. In the capital of Kazakhstan started the eleventh round of talks on Syria in the framework of the Astana format. Program the next round of the Astana process provides bilateral meetings of the delegations of Russia, Iran, Turkey, Syrian opposition, consultation with the UN special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura, as well as a trilateral meeting of the countries-guarantors of the Astana process (Russia, Iran and Turkey).

29 Nov. American coalition aircraft launched a series of attacks on the settlements of the enclave of the terrorist group DAISH (Islamic state, ISIS, ISIL, is prohibited in Russia) on the Eastern Bank of the Euphrates. The most intense air raids were subjected to the outskirts of the small town of Hadjin and villages Schaaf and lousy in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor.

29 Nov. The special representative of the Secretary of state on Syria, James Jeffrey said that the withdrawal of armed forces from the cap currently is "untimely".

29 Nov. The special representative of the Secretary of state on Syria, James Jeffrey said that Russia should accede to the opposition's "destabilizing" actions of Iran in Syria.

1 Dec. Arab-Kurdish groups, "Syrian democratic forces" (SDF) said in the night of Saturday about the arrest of one of the most, according to them, the threat of the leaders of the terrorist group "Islamic state", led the implementation of more than 40 attacks in Syria. It as-Salih named one of the most dangerous leaders of the IG.

The situation in Ukraine

25 Nov. FSB of Russia was detained by the Navy court of Ukraine "Berdyansk", "Nikopol" and "Yana Kapu" in the territorial waters of Russia. Ukrainian military do not recognize the Russian status of Crimea and waters around him, did not respond to the demands of border guards to stay, while made dangerous maneuvers. As a result, the ships opened fire. Three sailors were injured, they received assistance, threats to their life there. In Russia for violation of the state border, a criminal case. Ukraine called the incident as "an act of military aggression". In this regard, for security purposes, was closed for the passage of the civil courts of the Kerch Strait connecting the Black and Azov seas.

26 Nov. The FSB confirmed that the ships of naval forces of Ukraine in the Azov sea opened fire. Two armored and tug arrested for trespassing, said the Agency.

26 Nov. The armed forces of Ukraine given in full combat readiness. This was reported on the website of the military Department.

26 Nov. NATO urged Russia to immediately release Ukrainian sailors and ships detained during Sunday's incident in the Kerch Strait. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the an unscheduled meeting of the Commission NATO - Ukraine on this matter.

27 Nov. FSB of Russia has published on its website a list of weapons found on apprehended while attempting passage in the Kerch Strait military ships of the Ukrainian Navy.

On Board they had four 30-mm guns, four automatic grenade launcher AGS-17 and four PKT machine-gun (cannon 30 mm AGS-17 and PBC represent one artillery, only four of them - two on each boat). In addition, we found two DShK 12.7 mm, 13 AK-47 rifles, four pistols, a traumatic pistol, a flare gun, more than 765 high-explosive projectiles caliber 30 mm, 1975 rounds for the grenade VOG-17 and 495 - to the grenade launcher VOG, 40 grenades RGD-5, 48 grenades RG-42, RGD 20 grenades, a large quantity of ammunition, 15 bayonets.

30 Nov. Ukraine has restricted the entry of Russians male, aged from 16 to 60 years, reported on the website of the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Twitter. From November 29 to the border of Ukraine with the Crimea can be crossed exclusively by Ukrainian documents.

30 Nov. The U.S. Senate passed a resolution condemning the actions of Russia in the Kerch Strait, where the violation of the Russian border were detained three Ukrainian vessel, reported the Hill. According to the newspaper, the resolution was adopted unanimously without a roll call vote. The resolution has no binding character for the Executive branch of the United States.


The National Interest has compiled a ranking of the five most "deadly" ships of the Navy of Russia. The publication considers dangerous nuclear missile cruiser "Peter the Great" designed for destruction of aircraft carrier groups of the enemy. The ship is equipped with missile complex "Granit" and air defense systems s-300F "Fort".

Also in the list are the missile cruiser "Moscow" has in the Arsenal of 64 missile system s-300F "Fort".

In addition, the observer indicated the Corvette "Savvy", which is equipped ASW complex "Package-NK" and a destroyer "Persevering", in the Arsenal which has a supersonic low-altitude cruise missile, P-270 "Mosquito".

Another "deadly" the Russian ship is named aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov", which, according to the edition, "remains a serious threat" to opponents.


The US state Department took decision to permit the potential sale of Poland 20 highly mobile artillery rocket system (HIMARS) М124, and other associated equipment with the estimated value of $655 million, the Pentagon has already sent an application for the approval of the U.S. Congress. The main contractor for the supply of MLRS in Poland is the company Lockheed Martin.

Reference: the Pentagon says that the sale is consistent with the proposals of the States for the provision of key allies in Europe of modern weapons systems, which will improve the cooperation with the armed forces of the United States and increase security of Europe.

Saudi Arabia has signed an intergovernmental agreement with the USA on purchase of anti-missile complex THAAD at $ 15 billion, reports CNBC, citing an anonymous representative of the state Department.

Reference: the Agreement was signed this week, but it has become known only now. It is noted that the official discussion of THAAD began between the US and Saudi Arabia in December 2016.

The head of the General staff of the Slovenian Armed forces appointed major General Alenka Ermenc. She became the first woman to hold this post, reports BBC News.

It is noted that Alenka Ermenc is in the armed forces of the Republic since 1991. In 2009, she graduated from the Royal military College in London and received a master's degree. In November 2018, she was given the rank of major General. Arment previously held the position of Deputy chief of the General staff.

The government of Bulgaria approved the proposal of the Ministry of defense to allocate about € 40.5 million for repair of eight MiG-29 aircraft of its armed forces Russian aircraft Corporation (RSK) "MiG". This project is necessary to fulfil the obligations of Bulgaria to NATO in relation to the protection of the airspace and common security policy and defence of the EU, the press service of the government.


State test of the Russian hypersonic anti-ship missiles "Zircon" with ships and submarines will start in 2019. This was reported by TASS source in the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation.

"In 2019 it is planned to start state tests of "Zircon" from marine sources - both surface ships and submarines," - said the Agency interlocutor. He said that "shooting will be held at the marine ranges of the Northern fleet".

In the company - developer of rocket "NPO Mashinostroyenia" did not comment on the TASS provided a source of information.

Reference: Range "Zircon", according to open sources, is about 400 km, the flight speed is indicated in the area of Mach 4-6. As previously reported, the rocket "Zircon" will be run using the universal ship missile complex (UCSC) with vertical launchers, which is used for missiles "Caliber" and "Onyx". Such the UCSC, in particular, are mounted on the corvettes of project 20380, project 22350 frigates, submarines of project 885 type "Ash".


Russian fighter MiG-35 will receive a radar with an active phased antenna array (AFAR). About it reports "Russian newspaper" with reference to the General Director of RAC "MiG" Ilya Tarasenko. The use of tal AFAR, according to him, is the world trend.

In the future, as noted by Tarasenko, the company intends to offer the AESA as an option.

Background: in the Summer, the newspaper "Izvestia", citing a Russian defense Ministry told that the Ministry has been conducting final tests sverdlovskoy missiles "air — air" R-37M, which will go into service of the MiG-31, su-30 and su-35 and the fifth generation fighter, the su-57.

Managing Director of NPO "Alloy" (included in the group "tehmash" the state Corporation "rostec") Alexander Smirnov in an interview with RIA Novosti said the Russian defense Ministry issued technical specifications for the modernization of rocket systems of volley fire (MLRS).

"The Ministry of defence gives us the technical specifications for the improvement and modernization of the MLRS, and we are confident that these objectives will be fulfilled," he said.

While Smirnov said that the work will affect, in particular, some aspects to increase the range and accuracy of the system and increase autonomy.


Part of the black sea fleet will soon arrive four warships, in the future, the fleet will receive another 13 new ships and the transport and landing craft. About it in interview to the newspaper of the Armed forces of Russia "Krasnaya Zvezda" said the commander of the black sea fleet, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseev.

Moses said that we are talking about small missile ship "Orekhovo-Zuevo", patrol ship "Vasily Bykov" and "Dmitry Rogachev", marine trawler "Ivan Antonov" and high-speed transport and landing boat of the new project.

Reference: In the future we plan to enter into fleet of 13 new ships and support vessels. Including the Navy plans to small missile ships equipped with cruise missiles "Caliber".

The chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolev said that the trials of the frigate "Admiral Kasatonov" will begin in December. He told about it in interview to the newspaper "Red star". He also added that tests of large landing ship "Peter Morgunov" will begin in 2019.

Reference: the Ship laid down 26 November 2009 at the shipyard "Severnaya Verf". 12 Dec 2014 have been launched. At the end of November 2015 had to start passing the mooring trials. In early June, 2017 on the frigate began testing diesel generators. 9 November 2017 carried out a test run the main engines powerplant.


In the unit of engineering troops of the armed forces did modern armored vehicles clearance of the BIS-3MA. In the framework of the state defense order the factory gave the Ministry of defence six.

BMR-3MA provides trawling protivobortovyh homing mines with acoustic and infrared fuses, destruction of the wire lines cable remote control detonators of mines and explosive devices; making passages with a continuous strip of trawling through minefields, roadside, on the ground, in the settlements, including the roadway with asphalt. This machine is designed on the basis of the T-90A.

To run a demining machine is equipped with heavy Katkov trawl TMT-with a continuous strip of trawling and embedded devices: electromagnetic attachment EMT, device trawling protivobortovyh mines with acoustic and infrared sensors objectives cutters-korchevatoye for the destruction of the conductive lines, the device designation of the passage and light Katkov trawl with a continuous strip of trawling.

Welded from armor plates of the wheelhouse BIS-ZMA accommodate two crew members and three human engineering troops. The crew and troops can operate in a closed car for two days. There is the filtering and ventilating unit and the vent valve, thermoelectric micro-climatic setting, a two-day supply of food and water, device for boiling water and heating food and other goods, life-support systems.

To increase the level of protection against shaped-charge rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank guided missiles in the case of the BIS-3MA is equipped with dynamic protection and launchers smoke grenade launchers.

Reference: Weapons are present in the remotely controlled 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine-gun, capable to conduct aimed fire at air and ground targets at ranges up to 2 thousand meters.

Heavy mechanized bridge TMM-3M2 received the state defense order in the Tyumen higher military engineering command school (TWICE).

The bridge is intended for installation bridge crossings with a width of up to 40 meters through various obstacles on the way of the movement of troops, wheeled and tracked vehicles. The set consists of four cars. Single-span foldable structure is placed on three-axle chassis KAMAZ-53501. The Assembly and disassembly of the bridge can be made using a hydraulic winch. To monitor the place of the laying machine is equipped with a rear view camera.

Reference: the carrying Capacity of the bridge is 60 tons. The installation time of the kit is not more than 45 minutes.

Before year-end service units of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) of the Western military district received five multifunction UAV "Orlan-10".

UAV "Orlan-10" is designed for the surveillance of objects in difficult terrain and in all weather conditions. The spacecraft mass of about 10 kg. "Eagle" is equipped with a catapult launch that can transmit video to the remote operator in real time at distances up to 120 km and stay in flight for over 10 hours.

Reference: With the help of domestic multifunctional complex may simultaneously control up to four UAVS and organize the local network of 30 operators to manage the payloads that can be run simultaneously BLAH.

On November 29 in Dzhankoy in combat calculations of anti-aircraft missile complexes (AAMS) s-400 "Triumph" from the connection of the national air defense force and air defense of the southern military district has taken up combat duty for air defense of the Crimea.

Army commander Lieutenant-General Victor Sevostyanov gave the order to the intercession of the commander of anti-aircraft missile regiment.

During the execution of combat tasks for the protection of the airspace of the Crimean Peninsula, the crews of s-400 "Triumph" was nominated for the position, launched the launcher, performed the topographic positioning and orientation of the complex terrain, has begun to detection and tracking purposes.

Previously, three similar complex was put on combat duty for the protection of air borders of the Russian Federation in the Crimea in January 2017, and in all seasons in January 2018 and in Sevastopol in September 2018 in Yalta.

Reference: anti-aircraft missile system s-400 "Triumph" designed to defeat all modern and promising means of air attack, including strategic bombers, ballistic and cruise missiles can be used against ground targets. The complex is able to intercept targets at ranges of up to 600 kilometers and hit them at ranges of 400 kilometers and at altitudes up to 30 kilometers.

In 2019 in the airborne troops (VDV) will be the pilot batch of vehicles of landing BMD-4M. New means of landing will be supplied to units of the airborne troops intended for landing parachute.

Part of the basic Toolkit includes landing parachute strapdown system PBS-950У and multi-domed parachute system MKS-350-12M series 2. The total area of the parachute system specially developed for landing BMD-4M from the aircraft of the military transport aviation of Russian air force is more than 4000 square meters.

Reference: BMD-4M is capable of firing at ranges up to 7 km and to deal with the most modern tanks at a distance up to 5 km. It is agile, fast, floating, drop pod car having the navigation system. The main armament includes 100-mm gun with ammunition and 34 high-explosive shells and 4 guided missiles "Arkan", which is and launcher ATGM and 30-mm automatic gun with ammunition, 500 rounds for different purposes and 7.62-mm machine gun.

The first production batch of anti-aircraft missile complex TOR-М2ДТ transferred 726-mu training center army air defense the city of Yeysk (Krasnodar Krai). According to the state defense order, the manufacturer has put the Ministry of defence division combat vehicles.

Tor-М2ДТ - Arctic version of the complex tor-M2, mounted on two 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.

Background: the Complex is intended for solving problems and missile defense in the divisional level. Is used to cover up important administrative objects, the first echelon of ground connections from the blows of anti-radar and cruise missiles, guided aerial bombs, airplanes, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. It is composed of 16 anti-aircraft missile vertical launch with a range of lesions up to 12 km and altitude range of up to 10 thousand meters. The modernized station target detection is able to detect aircraft, created using the technology of "stealth".

In Khabarovsk region the military personnel of anti-aircraft missile regiment Association air force and air defense of the Eastern military district has taken up combat duty in the new anti-aircraft missile system (AAMS) s-400.

Reference: s-400 is anti-aircraft missile system large and medium-range new generation. Designed to defeat all modern and promising means of aerospace attack, in particular aircraft of various types of aircraft, tactical, operatively-tactical ballistic missiles, hypersonic targets, jammers.

Ahead of the winter period of training of the Kursk regiment of the Western military district (ZVO) received the next fighter generation "4++" su-30 CM.

According to Alexey Ivanov, the commander arrived in Kursk oblast fighter, flew the length over 5 thousand km from the airfield of the manufacturer, Irkut, at plant technology carried out the acceptance and testing of all aircraft systems, as well as the first flyby of a fighter.

Super-maneuverable fighter su-30CM 4+ generation equipped with radar with phased antenna array, engines with thrust vectoring and canards. The aircraft is able to use modern and promising precision weapons class "air - air" and "air - surface". Also the machine can be used for pilot training advanced multi-functional super-maneuverable single-seat fighters.

Reference: the Plane is designed to gain air superiority, blocking enemy airfields at great depths, destruction of air, ground and sea targets at any time and under any weather conditions.

Radar (radar) over-the-horizon detection of a new generation of type "Container" was replaced on an experimental combat duty in Mordovia.

Reference: the radar is able to monitor the flights of any air targets at a distance of about 3 thousand kilometers and can simultaneously track more than 5 thousand air objects of various types, including small.


In Primorye, continue running the factory and state tests of the newest Corvette "Loud", built for the Pacific fleet.

In the sea of Japan, the pilots of Air and space forces (VKS) Russia and naval aviation of the Pacific fleet checked the reliability of the systems of the new Russian ship. During this phase of the test vehicle with various heights and directions attacked four Tu-22M3 long-range aviation, which the day before made scheduled long flight from Irkutsk region. Also in the attack on the Corvette went out the MiG-31 and su-35 fighter aviation regiment of the army, air force and air defense of the Eastern military district, anti-aircraft Tu-142 and Il-38 naval aviation of the Pacific fleet. The aircraft used passive interference, carried out the suppression of radio systems and communication facilities of the ship. In the course of joint action in practice has improved the questions of interspecific interactions between factions of the Navy and videoconferencing. After the tasks, all the aircraft returned to the airfield, and the ship continued its testing program.

31 Aug Corvette "Loud" to pass the final test phase was delivered to Vladivostok from the Amur shipbuilding plant in the acceptance base of the enterprise.

Reference: "Loud" is the second project 20380 Corvette built specifically for TOF in the framework of the rearmament programme. The length of the Corvette - is 104.5 meters, width 13 meters, the total displacement is 2.2 tons, a maximum speed of up to 27 knots.

On the ground Sary-Shagan (Kazakhstan) combat crews of the troops of air and missile defense Air and space forces (VKS) successfully conducted another test launch of the upgraded missile Russian missile defence system (NMD).

Commander of the missile defense HQs Colonel Sergei Grabczuk in the course of events stated that "the new missile interceptor missile defense system after a series of tests significantly confirmed the inherent characteristics and completed the task successfully, conditional hitting the target with a given accuracy".

Reference: missile defense System is in service of the aerospace defence forces and is designed to protect the city of Moscow from the attacks of air and space attack, as well as perform tasks in the interests of systems of missile warning and space control.

The first flight sample of the latest light military transport aircraft Il-112V passed the flight tests, the press service of the Aviation complex. S. V. Ilyushin.

FOX VASO specialists of OJSC "Il" will carry out all these so-called aerodrome castings promising light military transport aircraft. The results will be the conclusion on the readiness of the Il-112V for the first flight.

In the future, the Il-112 will not only replace the An-26, which transport efficiency exceeds two times, but, according to the plan, will compete with the world's best transport aircraft of such class. The first flight should take place before the end of this year.

Reference: Light military transport aircraft Il-112V is intended for transportation and air landing up to 5 tons of light weapons and military equipment, cargo and personnel, as well as a wide range of a variety of goods for commercial exploitation.


November 27 - the marine corps birthday ball

The marine corps birthday ball is celebrated in Russia annually on November 27. The holiday was established by order of the chief of the Navy of the Russian Federation of 15 July 1996 "On introduction of annual holidays and professional days in the specialty".

Marines — kind of highly mobile coastal troops of the Russian Navy designed and trained for warfare in the Maritime, air, air-sea landings, and also for the defense of naval bases, Islands, points-based and waterfront facilities.

Marines ashore from the landing ships and boats or parachute helicopters ship and shore-based fire support ships and aircraft. In some cases, Marines can overcome the water on the floating cars (in most cases, armored personnel carriers).

In the modern marine corps in the Russian Navy consists of military units of Pacific, Northern, Baltic, black sea fleet and the Caspian flotilla. All units refer to the units of constant combat readiness are contained in wartime, are completed on a contractual basis and at the call. — Floating military equipment, portable anti-tank and anti-aircraft and automatic weapons.

The Marines serve aboard combat ships of the Russian Navy in the far ocean and marine areas. Within the divisions of anti-terror they participate in the long March of warships of the Russian Navy. In 2016-2017, more than 150 marine units in anti-terrorist groups carried out tasks in all regions of the World ocean on a combat surface ships of all classes and ships provide the Navy. In particular, he contributed to the fight against piracy, regularly patrolling the Gulf of Aden.

The motto of the Marines "where we, there victory!".



Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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