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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring in the period from 28 Aug to 04 Sep 2016
Material posted: Publication date: 05-09-2016
In the industry reported on the readiness of the new engine for the PAK FA fighter; "Kalashnikov" by the end of the year will supply the defense Ministry about 20 boats; the Navy will receive the first patrol ship Vasily Bykov" in 2017; "Sukhoi" gave the VCS a new batch of Sukhoi su-34; development Roselektronika ensure detection of air targets at extremely low altitudes; began the development of shock drone-tiltrotor; in Russia, a new light machine gun for the army; "Uralvagonzavod" demonstrated a new self-propelled gun on a truck chassis; China has experienced a new underwater robot that can reach a depth of 5.7 km; Antonov announced the deployment of joint production of "Mriya" in China. About these and other developments in the monitoring of the media during the week from 29 Aug to 04 Sep 2016.

The main news last week: the industry has indicated the willingness of the new engine for the PAK FA fighter.

Ready the engine of the second stage for the fighter T-50 (PAK FA). This was reported by TASS Director General of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aviation plant Alexander Pekarsh.

"The engine of the second stage is ready, it works. The tests go according to plan," said Peers.

At the moment the aircraft T-50, undergoing testing, fly in the intermediate engine AL-41F1 ("article 117"), created in the framework of the ROC "Demon" and a similar design with the engine of the su-35S.

However, the serial deliveries of the T-50 should start with a new engine of the second stage, which was called in open source "product 30". Compared to AL-41F1, the engine should be increased thrust (up to 17.5-19.5 tons), increased fuel efficiency and reduced life cycle costs, writes Tape.<url>.

Reference: T-50 Fighter developed under the program PAK FA (prospective airborne complex of frontline aviation), first took to the air in January 2010, the General public, he was represented at the Airshow MAKS-2011. In December 2015, it was reported that in the next two years, the industry and the military will focus on testing the combat capabilities of the machine.

About the rearmament of the army

Concern "Kalashnikov" by the end of the year will put the Russian army of about 20 new transport-and amphibious assault boats. This was reported in an interview with TASS the General Director of the concern Alexey Krivoruchko.

In July of this year Krivoruchko announced the beginning of serial deliveries of transport-and amphibious assault boats of the BK-16 and BK-10 special forces of the defense Ministry.

Reference: troop-BK-16 can be equipped with four machine guns of 7.62 mm in combination with either a combat module or two 12.7-mm machine guns or grenade launcher caliber 40 mm. Maximum boat speed is 42 knots, the crew - two men, the capacity of the special personnel - 19 people. The maximum speed assault boats, BK-10 is not less than 40 knots, capacity of special personnel on Board - 10 people number of crew - two people.

The head patrol ship of project 22160 Vasily Bykov", armed with cruise missiles "Caliber", will be transferred to the Navy in 2017, reported RIA Novosti Director General of the Zelenodolsk plant named after Gorky Renat Mistakhov.

However, he clarified that the project 22160 is the first Russian ships which are under construction by a modular principle: they can change the equipment and weapons depending on the upcoming tasks.

Total up to 2020 will be for the Russian Navy build six patrol ships of project 22160, which will be part of the black sea fleet.

Reference: Patrol ships of project 22160 is capable of speeds of 30 knots, has a displacement of about 1.3 thousand tons, crew of around 80 people. The cruising range of the ship six thousand nautical miles. For the effective fulfilment of the tasks of the ships, as the standard weapons are launchers of cruise missiles "Caliber", 57-mm artillery, anti-aircraft missiles, machine guns. The ship provided the possibility of basing of the Ka-27PS.

The company "Sukhoi" in the framework of the state defense order of 2016 gave the Russian space forces the next batch of serial bombers su-34, reports the press service of the company.

In 2008, the defense Ministry signed a contract for 32 su-34 bombers in 2012 for a further 92 of the machine. Thus, by 2020 the Russian space forces needs to obtain 124 such aircraft.


At last week's meeting of the Military Council of the strategic Missile forces addressed the issues of combat duty in the strategic missile forces, said the press service and information of the defense Ministry.

A report on the state of combat duty was presented by the chief of staff – first Deputy commander of the strategic missile forces, Lieutenant General Ivan Reva. He stressed the importance of combat duty in addressing the challenges facing the strategic Missile forces in maintaining the required level of combat readiness, noting that the military authorities of the strategic missile forces were able to achieve improvement in organizational work for the management of combat duty and to maintain active-duty forces in readiness to perform combat tasks.

The commanders of the missile units have achieved considerable success in the development of new control systems and communication. Quality training of personnel to combat duty becomes critical in conditions of intensive rearmament of the missile regiments.

In the SRF created a system of training of rescue forces with the extensive use of the training tools that provide simulation of the systems and components of missile systems and command centres. The rate of flow of the modern training funds (CTF) will increase. By 2020 the strategic missile forces will receive about 1,000 simulators for training on advanced rocket systems. Available in the smf Park training facilities has more than 1,500 titles.

Reference: Only a part of rescue forces, the strategic missile forces every day on duty is about 6 thousand people. In this part duty forces capable of independently (without the involvement of the basic composition of troops) to continuously monitor the health of rocket and special weapons to support him in readiness for use with guaranteed nuclear security and upon receiving orders to perform a combat mission.

Science and production

The specialists of the holding company Ruselectronics of state Corporation rostec) has developed a set of detection of low observable air targets with speeds up to 500 m/s at low altitudes, up to 500 m. the Complex, called "Frontier", based on the principle of angular-spaced-in total-ranging locations of targets in the area of illumination of the base stations of cellular communication of standard GSM. The developer made Moscow JSC "NPP "Kant", the press service of the holding.

In Russia there are more than 250 thousand base stations of mobile communication, the average density of accommodation - 11 units/km2. Thus geographically the frequency planning of the GSM network is carried out with the aim of forming a continuous coverage of the regions with the highest population density. A continuous field of illumination of base stations, in turn, allows you to generate multi-frequency - interference-field location of air targets by reflected signal from them.

"Engineers "Kant" has done a truly creative development, because the high density of mobile traffic is directly connected with the objects which the likely opponent chooses for a potential air strike. This is a means of destruction like a cruise missile, specially designed to be invisible to active radar stations. "Import" allows to provide air protection are actually in the blind spot and minimal means", - said General Director of JSC Roselektronika" Igor Kozlov.

Background: the Complex allows to detect, identify target classes (airplane, helicopter, missile, nature education) and transfer data through the GSM network to the higher-level information collection points.

The American company Bell Helicopter started the development of shock unmanned aerial vehicle V-247, according to N+1 with reference to Breaking Defense. The drone created by the scheme of the convertiplane. It will offer the U.S. Marine corps that will be able to use such a device from the decks of ships or from the shore from unprepared landing sites.

Today, the U.S. Marine corps does not have armed drones. The fact that such devices are quite large and heavy and cannot be used from the decks of amphibious and other ships where space for takeoff and landing is extremely limited. In combat, the Marines rely on the support of the armed drones, MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper the U.S. air force.

For this reason, Bell Helicopter and decided to develop a new drone. Due to the fact that it will be created by the scheme tiltrotor V-247 will be able to sit on a small deck amphibious ships. It is assumed that in its combat capabilities of the V-247 will fit the Predator and Reaper. The unit will be able to take off from the deck and sit on it in the helicopter while in the air to move in a high-speed airplane mode.

In the design of the V-247 Bell Helicopter plans to use technologies currently being developed in the framework of the project of the new generation tiltrotor V-280 Valor.

Reference: Technical details about the attack drone-tiltrotor is not specified. As expected, the American company will present details of the project and the first full-sized model in September 2016 at the exhibition of the Marine corps at Quantico in Virginia.

CRI "Burevestnik" (part of "Uralvagonzavod") has developed a new self-propelled gun "Phlox", equipped with 120mm gun-mortar, write "Izvestia".

Gun mounted on truck chassis "Ural" 6x6 terrain. According to the remark of Director General of "Petrel" George Zakamennykh, Floks can completely replace the army towed guns of similar calibers.

"The concept of placing the 120-mm guns on the chassis of the car — a completely new solution for our army. In fact, this new class of weapons, allowing you significantly increase the mobility of artillery units of the Russian army," — said Zakamennykh.

Reference: Artillery unit "Phlox" is a 120-mm gun-mortar, similar in concept to those used on self-propelled guns 2S9 "Nona", 2S31 Vena, and Vena. The publication quoted an expert Alexei Khlopotov, claiming that the artillery system "Phlox" is superior to these samples in range and shooting accuracy and power of the projectile.

We carry ammo "Phlox" over 80 shots, including 28 of them ready to fire in the operational pilings.

Developed in Russia the plane of distant radar observations of the new generation A-100 will exceed foreign analogues. This was stated by the Minister of defense of Russia General of the army Sergei Shoigu.

"Performs development work, "the Prime Minister-476" to create a multifunctional aviation complex of A-100", — RIA Novosti quoted Shoigu.

According to him, the aircraft can conduct surveillance of air, land and sea surface area.

Reference: its characteristics aviation complex A-100 superior to their foreign counterparts. Its intelligence capabilities will allow you to discover new classes of targets, to carry out hover strike aircraft and management.

Concern "Kalashnikov" created light 5,45 mm machine gun RPK-16 with a removable barrel which can be used as an assault rifle. Weight, size, accuracy and versatility, this gun is unmatched. This was reported in an interview with TASS the General Director of the concern Alexey Krivoruchko.

"For him we designed a new store with increased capacity - 96 rounds that can be used to Kalashnikovs. We hope the concept of a light machine gun like the military, and they want to make an order", - said the General Director of the group.

About the tests

China has successfully tested a new Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) "Haya-7000" (Haiyi-7000) - an underwater robot capable of reaching depths 5751 meters, reports the newspaper South China Morning Post.

According to the newspaper, tests were conducted in the area of the Mariana trench during the expedition floating base "Tanso-1" (Tansuo-1) held from late June to mid-August. According to the newspaper, a new development of Chinese scientists may be interested in the people's liberation army of China (PLA).

"We could dive deeper, but did not do so, so as not to reach the limit of the camera so quickly", - quotes RIA Novosti leading researcher of the project, Professor Yu Sanican.

According to him, the military can use data from "Haya-7000", creating an accurate map of the ocean that will help to avoid the submarine threat areas.

Reference: AUV is an underwater robot in the form of a torpedo or small submarine, whose goal is to gather information about the underwater topography, salinity and other data. Currently the record for the immersion depth among devices of this type is an American underwater robot Seaglider previously reached depths of six kilometers.

On military-technical cooperation

The Ukrainian state enterprise "Antonov" company and Airspace Industry Corporation of China (PRC) signed last week a cooperation agreement on the program of the Antonov An-225 "Mriya", the press service of "Antonov".

The agreement on the first stage involves the completion of the second aircraft of this type with the modernization of the enterprise "Antonov". The aircraft will be delivered to the Chinese side.

In the second stage, according to the press service, will be deployed to the joint serial production of the an-225 in China on a license basis. Both phases will be implemented according to the circumstances of individual contracts.

Reference: An-225 "Mriya" ("Dream") — super-heavy military transport aircraft. Is the largest aircraft in the world, equipped with six engines D-18T was developed in Zaporozhye machine-building Bureau "Progress". Takeoff weight — 640 tons, payload of 250 tons. The car was created in 1980-ies in the Antonov design Bureau, made its first flight in December 1988. "Mriya" substantially unified with the other super-heavy transport aircraft Antonov — An-124 "Ruslan".

Forum "Army-2016"

The second international military-technical forum "Army-2016" will open September 6 in the town of Kubinka, Moscow region. The venues of this event will be the Congress and exhibition center "Patriot", Alabino range and airfield Kubinka. The event was organized by the Ministry of defence.

The organizing Committee on preparation and holding of the forum chaired by the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation General of the army Sergei Shoigu. The organizing Committee included the Director of the FSMTC of Russia Alexander Fomin.

The exhibition area compared to last year increased by 26 thousand square meters and will comprise 46.2 per thousand square meters in the exhibition halls and 120 thousand square meters in open areas. Will significantly increase the number of participants: 1008 more than 50 Russian and foreign companies (last year – 734 and 23, respectively).

The demo program will involve technique, Ministry of defense of Russia and more than 50 specimens will present the organization of the defense-industrial complex. Demonstration flights will be aircraft aerobatics teams of the Ministry of defense of Russia "Russian knights" (su-27), "Strizhi" (MiG-29), "Falcons of Russia" (su-30SM), "Eagles" (Mi-28N, Ka-52).

Scientific and business program of the Forum will open the meeting for further strengthening of the military, industrial and scientific-technical cooperation headed by the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation army General Sergei Shoigu, representatives of the Federal Executive authorities, Russian industrial organisations, representatives of official delegations of foreign States. During the business program planned more than 100 events.

The forum will be organized two new exhibitions: "Intellectual industrial technology-2016 (IntellTechEXPO) and "Arctic".

Military products for Army 2016" will present 242 local organizations, including 21 the subject of military-technical cooperation. The exhibition includes 40 thematic sections, covering almost all areas of modern and advanced samples of arms and military equipment.

The Federal service for military-technical cooperation has also issued licences for temporary import to the territory of the Russian Federation military products 21 foreign companies from Armenia, Belarus, Israel, India, Kazakhstan and China that will demonstrate their ability to create a wide range of these products, including missile systems, means of radio control, armored vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, mobile robotic systems, means of individual protection – a total of 400 exhibits.

During the forum, the leadership of FSMTC of Russia will hold negotiations with representatives of official delegations.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan.

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