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Military review. Developments in the field of defence and security in the media. Media monitoring during the week of April 30-may 06, 2018
Material posted: Publication date: 06-05-2018

Ten long-range interceptor MiG-31 with hypersonic complex "Dagger" are experimental combat duty; the Russian air defense system reinforced by artificial intelligence; the su-34 bombers, WMD enhanced combat capacity through modernization of the complex EW "Khibiny"; "Admiral Kuznetsov" will receive air defense system long-range "Polyment-Redoubt"; the latest Russian laser weapons began to upgrade; the American General spoke about the successful testing of new nuclear bombs, the German fighters considered unsuitable to military operations; the complexes UAV "Orlan-10" will supply the units of the defense Ministry in the current month; six flamethrower system "Sun" will go into service of the CVO before the end of the year; radar complexes "Sopka-2" will give the units of the Northern fleet, a batch of new Mi-8amtsh "Terminator" admitted to the aircraft of the Eastern military district. About these and other developments in the media monitoring during the week 30. 04-06.05 2018.

On the experimental combat duty are ten fighter-interceptor MiG-31 long range with hypersonic complex "Dagger". This was announced by Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov.

"In confirmation of the fact that this is not some exotic: today, ten planes are on experimental combat duty and ready to use depending on the situation," he said.

"This is modern weapons: hypersonic missile with extended range, which, in fact, can overcome air defense systems and missile defense. Invulnerable and has a very significant military power and capabilities," – said Yuri Borisov.

He added that the MiG-31 is most suited in order to accelerate the missile to the desired speed at the desired heights.

The crews of the connection the force stationed on the territory of the southern military district, which are experimental combat duty, prepared for the flight, with the aviation complex "Dagger" at full volume day and night in different weather conditions.

In the course of combat training in performing practical launches of hypersonic missiles have been confirmed the tactical and technical characteristics and time indicators, high-precision aircraft missile complex "Dagger".

Reference: high-Precision aircraft missile complex "Dagger" is designed to destroy ground and sea targets. Due to the high flight characteristics of the MiG-31 and hypersonic aeroballistic missiles with low radar signature and high maneuverability complex "Dagger" has no analogues in the world.


Operation in Syria

April 30. The Syrian army has declared that it is under control of the base in the provinces of Aleppo and Hama was subjected to rocket attacks. This is with reference to military sources, reports Al-Arabiya. Explosions the sides of the channel called "the new attack of the enemies" of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, but specifically whom, according to them, was struck, they said.

May 5. Military-air forces of Iraq attacked the territory of Syria, reports Reuters with reference to the press service of the head of the Iraqi government Haider al-Abadi.

The aim of the air strikes was the position of command of the terrorist group "Islamic state" (IG, is prohibited in Russia), located in ad-Delise (province of al-Hasaka). The area controlled by soldiers of the "Democratic forces of Syria" — the Union of Kurdish and Arab groups supported by the USA.

Reference: Carrier battle group the U.S. Navy, led by the aircraft carrier "Harry Truman" (USS Harry S. Truman) on 5 may began bombing is positions in Syria. The group also includes the cruiser "Normandy" and missile destroyers "Arleigh Burke", "Bulkeley", "forest Sherman" and "Farragut".

The situation in Ukraine

In Donbass the ATO mode has changed to the so-called Operation United forces (OOS). The corresponding decree was signed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

In connection with the change of format of military operations in the combat zone in the East will operate a special procedure. The leadership of the EP goes to the joint operational staff of the armed forces, which will report directly to the President on the readiness and progress of the combined forces.

In parallel with the beginning of a new military campaign in the Donbas, Poroshenko said about the deliveries of the USA to Ukraine anti-tank weapons the U.S. totaling $ 47 million, according to the leader of the Ukrainian state, "significantly strengthened the powerful deterrent effect of the combat capability of Ukraine and Euro-Atlantic security".

Response DNR

The self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic believe that the highest military and political leadership in Kiev in favor of their political interests is categorically not interested in a peaceful settlement of the armed conflict and strongly manifests the aggressive actions against the people of Donbass. In this regard, in Donetsk say they are ready for any development of events, in particular, to a possible large-scale deterioration of the situation on the demarcation line of the parties.


This year the corps of engineers on the grounds of the International military-technical forum "Army-2018" present remedies that is included in combined sets of mine developed for military personnel of engineering troops of various specialties and improved the experience of their application in the performance of special tasks, including in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Among them sets clearance, the ISI, ZS and IA-2-02 with the highest degree of protection, equipped with telecommunication systems and cooling. In part sets protective suit sapper, in addition to pouches for ammunition, provided the range of pockets of various sizes, attached to the suit via the MOLLE system. This allows soldier to place all the fixtures necessary to perform specific tasks individually, depending on personal biometric parameters and characteristics. To protect the head in the composition of the kits is provided a helmet equipped with video camera and led light, headphones with active hearing protection and throat microphone associated with the means of communication and search tools.

Part of the additional equipment sets, depending on the specifics of the tasks included multifunctional sapper shovel or entrenching machete, and devices for remote operation with explosive objects, scaling-ladder, assault shield, hydraulic cutters and jacks, circular saw, combination scissors, subversive machine, special lights and other special funds.

Reference: From 21 to 26 August 2018 international military-technical forum "ARMY-2018" and the international forum "Week of national safety" will be held on the basis of one of the leading exhibition venues in Russia - "Patriot Expo", as well as at the site "Alabino" and the airfield "Kubinka".


Russian aerospace forces were first tested the automated control system (ACS) air defense systems with elements of artificial intelligence. About it the newspaper "Izvestia" was told in the defense Ministry.

With the adoption of the new ASU, the defense forces will be able to respond to the changing environment in real time, bypassing the stage of analysis at the command posts, currently each anti-aircraft missile system and radar system have their own control system. This is very important in the modern aircraft speed and high density of air attacks.

Combine all types of air defense systems and using the strengths of each, you can create multiple lines of defense. For example, to share s-400 "Triumph" working effectively at high altitudes, and air defense missile-gun complex "Pantsir-C", which are revealed in melee.

This will effectively destroy the aircraft, to reflect the massive attack cruise and ballistic missiles, small drones and missiles reactive systems of volley fire, sums up the publication.

Reference: ASU-air will allow to reduce time of decision-making and to facilitate the distribution of targets among the means of destruction.

Bomber aviation regiment of the Western military district (ZVO), stationed in the Voronezh region, was to modernize advanced system "Khibiny".

The upgrade significantly expanded the capabilities of electronic warfare (EW), multi-purpose Sukhoi su-34. The new facility has allowed us to increase capabilities of tactical aviation ZVO due to the installation plane of the additional special container.

Complexes EW "Khibiny" the previous generation was intended only to protect the bombers, they now acquired the possibility of group protection of aircraft.

Also the crews of su-34 will be able to automatically communicate with ground-based multiservice groups and other aircraft – planes and drones.

Reference: the Modern experience of combat use of aircraft, equipped with new generation electronic warfare system will enable to increase the combat potential of the aircraft and to optimize the work units in the conduct of air combat maneuvering. Well as advanced electronic warfare "Khibiny" will improve the survivability of the crew of the su-34 bombers by allowing bespalovka conduct launches of long-range.

The only Russian aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" in the course of modernization of armed Maritime anti-aircraft missile system long-range "Poliment-Redut", reported TASS a source in the shipbuilding industry.

"In addition to "Armor" on the vehicle you plan to install air defence system long-range is the newest complex "Polyment-Redoubt", - said the source TASS. Now the "Kuznetsov" has only air defense systems short-range "Dagger" and "Dirk".

The concern "Almaz-Antey" (developer of "Poliment-Redut") did not comment provided source information.

Background: As reported previously, zamglavnogo of the Russian Navy rear Admiral Victor bursuk, the work on the "Kuznetsov" will begin in may, the ship will get new missile-gun systems short-range "Shell - M". According to the South, the ship will also be installed new boilers and new systems of providing flights, in particular, landing systems, surveillance, control. The Navy expects to receive the aircraft carrier the combat strength in 2021.

The latest Russian combat laser complex "Peresvet" presented by President Vladimir Putin in March, they began to modernize. This was told by Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov in an interview with TV channel "Star".

Answering the question about when "Peresvet" can be seen at the Victory parade, he replied that it will happen after work on the modernization of the complex. "If today it requires a lot of security vehicles, soon it will be compact enough, and perhaps we will also introduce a wide audience", — said Borisov.

The Deputy Minister believes that the complex will be ready for the demonstration "in the next two to three years."

Also in the interview he said that the Ministry of defense already has 10 fighter-interceptor MiG-31K with the latest hypersonic missiles "Dagger", they are on duty and ready to use.


The U.S. air force has conducted 26 successful test (without warhead) nuclear bombs B61-12, according to the portal

"We've had 26 engineering, debugging and flight tests. The program is going very well," said the Deputy chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration arms General Jack Weinstein.

It is expected that the upgraded bombs are five times more precise munitions of previous versions. The American military did not specify what aircraft were used during the tests.

Reference: the New weapon involves the installation of a multifunctional fifth generation fighter Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. It is expected that the first batch of bombs will enter service by 2020. The US plans to place bombs on military bases in Germany, Italy, Turkey, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The majority of fighters Eurofighter, the armament of Germany, proved to be unsuitable for military operations. According to sources, Der Spiegel, experts are concerned about possible problems with the containers on the wings. They are the cooling system and touch sensors.

Technology fear that under heavy load the liquid can leak out and disrupt the sensors. This leads to the fact that the plane will not be able to detect targets in the air, reports media.

According to journalists, the German air force will not be able to perform tasks of NATO in an emergency situation due to technical problems. The publication notes that at the present time to potential mission ready only 10 aircraft, although the Alliance was 82 Eurofighter.

The material Der Spiegel also referred to an insufficient number of missiles: in the case of air combat, Germany will be able to equip only four fighters.

Reference: Eurofighter Typhoon — multi-role fighter of the fourth generation. Is the air force of Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Austria and Saudi Arabia.

China secretly established the anti-ship cruise missiles and anti-aircraft missile on its three outposts located in the disputed Islands in the South China sea, reported CNBC, citing sources familiar with the data of American intelligence.

According to estimates, over the last month the system was deployed on the mischief reef (Macsi), Sabi Reef and Fiery Cross of the Spratly archipelago (Nansha). These systems allow you to attack the court within a radius of 295 nautical miles (546 kilometers) and hitting aerial targets at a distance of 160 nautical miles (approximately 296 kilometers).

An unnamed Pentagon spokesman said that further militarization of the outposts "will serve only to increase tensions and mistrust between the parties" that claim to this territory.

Previously, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported that China has deployed two of its outposts on the disputed Islands special equipment that can create interference with communication systems and radar installations.

Reference: China and several countries in the region - Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines - has disputes on Maritime borders and responsibility areas in the South China and East China seas. The U.S. claim that China is building artificial Islands makes them military targets, thereby expanding its territorial waters. In Beijing reject these accusations.

In July 2016, permanent court of arbitration in the Hague ruled on the claim that China has no basis for territorial claims in the South China sea. The court decided that the disputed territory of the Spratly archipelago Islands are not and exclusive economic zone do not form. Beijing arbitration award is not recognized.


The officers of the military mission in St. Petersburg began the technical acceptance of unmanned aerial complexes "White-10". In the current state defence order in may, the manufacturer will give the units of the defense Ministry 40 complexes.

Reference: UAV "Orlan-10" is a multifunctional unmanned complex is intended for monitoring objects in difficult terrain. In addition, the "Orlan-10" is equipped with electronic warfare. Also, the UAV is able to install the jammers and jamming of cellular communication. The aircraft can work with 3G and 4G networks and are able to distinguish their own and others media.

The spacecraft mass of about 10 kg. "Eagle" is equipped with a catapult launch that can transmit video signals at distances up to 120 km and stay in flight for over 10 hours.

Six heavy flamethrower system (TOS) "Sun" will go into service of the Central military district (CVO) of the state defense order before the end of 2018.

"Over the past six months into service for defense procurement received three units of modern heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A "Sun". Until the end of 2018 is expected to re-supply of 6 units," - said the head of the troops of radiation, chemical and biological (NBC) protection of the Central military district the General-the major Valery Vasiliev.

In February this year, the company set of three launchers of heavy flamethrower system TOS-1A "Sun" has already entered the regiment of radiation, chemical and biological defense, stationed in the Altai region.

Reference: TOS-1A created on the chassis of tank T-72. Can fire missiles in demosaicing and thermobaric warheads. Designed for the burning and destruction of structures and buildings, the scrapping of the lightly armored and automotive equipment of the enemy. TOS-1A is made for "Omsktransmash", which is included in the Corporation "Uralvagonzavod".

The officers of the military mission launched to the technical acceptance of the air route radar complex (RLC) "Sopka-2". In may, under the current state defense order, the manufacturer will give the units of the Northern fleet six sets.

The complex "Sopka-2" automated three-axis solid-state EN-route radar complex dual purpose. Intended for use as a source of radar information for air traffic control and airspace control.

Background: Due to its high resolution "Sopka-2" is able to recognize individual air targets flying in a group. The complex is equipped with a protective antenna dome and is able to work in all weather conditions, in particular, when winds of up to 40 meters per second and temperatures of up to minus 40 degrees Celsius.

Connections of Marines of Pacific fleet (TOF) in accordance with the program of re-new samples of modern military equipment is fully equipped with new armored personnel carriers BTR-82A.

Kamchatka Marines in April have successfully completed testing of new combat vehicles at the site rodygina and began to mass acceptance and development of modern armored personnel carriers. Earlier, the Union has adopted the T-80BV.

In Primorye, following the course of theoretical training the crews of the BTR-82A on ground Bamburovo worked driving techniques at the circuit and had a range shooting at targets.

The new armoured personnel carriers for the first time will be held as part of the mechanized columns on the Victory parade in Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Reference: the units of the coastal forces of the Pacific fleet has already begun the process of transferring the previous generation of armored personnel carriers BTR-80 at the base of the storage equipment.

In the aviation part of the army aviation of the Eastern military district received a large consignment of new transport and attack helicopters Mi-8AMTSH "Terminator."

Several helicopters will be on duty in the helicopter air unit district stationed in TRANS-Baikal territory, the rest of the car went to the unit in Primorsky Krai.

Crews received new combat vehicles at the plant in Ulan-Ude and drove the helicopter to the places of permanent deployment in the near future pilots will conduct a flyby at the airfield.

Reference: Mi-8AMTSH Helicopter was developed on the basis of multi-purpose Mi-8AMT helicopter, the designers left landing-forming capabilities by adding complex guided weapons, similar to the Mi-24 helicopter, as well as enhanced armor protection and new avionics.

The crew of the rotorcraft three people: commander, co-pilot and borteknik, which performs functions arrow gun emplacements.


The third (second serial) small missile ship "Barrage" project 22800 ("Latrodectus") launched at the shipyard "Pella" in Saint-Petersburg.

"In record time, was implemented in this project. More recently, less than two years ago, we laid the ship. It is, indeed, an innovative project implemented with the most modern innovative technologies. Very zubastenkaya turned the ship," – said Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov at the ceremony of launching the ship.

According to him, the ship has a very powerful artillery unit is a carrier of cruise missiles "Caliber".

"This ship has already mounted the first anti-aircraft missile system "Armour". Therefore, the resulting ship was balanced in its combat capabilities. And I think his contribution to the country's defense capability to protect near sea area will be very high," – said the Deputy Minister.

Reference: "Karakurt" designed by Central marine design Bureau "Almaz", have a displacement of around 800 tons, their speed can exceed 30 knots. They are equipped with complex high-precision missiles ("Caliber"), modern artillery systems and power plants manufactured in Russia. Seaworthiness of ships of the project 22800 greatly improved by the construction of housing and allows them to operate in the open sea.

Currently, the small missile ship (IRAS) "Vishny Volochek" project 21631 is in the final stage of state trials in Novorossiysk and will join the Russian Navy this month. The ship was built under the shipbuilding program at the Zelenodolsk shipyard in Tatarstan Respublika.

Small missile ships of project 21631, built by order of the Navy at the Zelenodolsk shipyard since 2010 relate to the multi-purpose ships equipped with the most modern samples of precision rocket, artillery, anti-aircraft anti-sabotage weapons. The appointment of ships of this project — conservation and protection of the economic zone of the state. Ships are able to operate both single and composed of homogeneous and heterogeneous groups of forces of the Navy in various Maritime areas. By tradition, the ships of project 21631 are given names of ancient Russian cities.

Background: According to the designer of JSC "Zelenodolsk design Bureau" tonnage of ships of about 1000 tons, the estimated maximum speed of 23 knots, a crew of over 50 people, autonomy – 10 days without refueling.


The armed Forces of the Russian Federation for a week



The latest icebreaker of the Northern fleet "Ilya Muromets" completed the ice test and returned to its home port of Murmansk.

For the successful testing of the crew of the icebreaker thanked the commander of the Northern fleet, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.

The crew of the ship was at sea 19 days. The tests took place in Kara Strait and in the Eastern parts of the Barents sea ice fields of varying thickness and density.

During the tests, the icebreaker has confirmed all the declared tactical and technical characteristics. The maximum ice thickness, which managed the ship, was about five feet.

In General, weather conditions and ice situation in the Barents sea is conducive to the implementation of tests and research assignments. In addition to checking the hull strength and performance characteristics of the icebreaker, was estimated the efficiency of the crane, which was unloaded on the ice and then lifted back on Board the containers with the scientific equipment issledovatelski.

After successfully completing the work in the Kara gate, the crew of the icebreaker provided the first wiring ice in the White sea underwater cruiser of strategic purpose "Yury Dolgoruky" and then went to Murmansk.

Reference: Icebreaker arrived at the Northern fleet on 2 January 2018. Solemn raising of the flag of the auxiliary fleet of the ship took place on 30 November 2017. This day is considered the date of official entry of the icebreaker "Ilya Muromets" in the forces of the Northern fleet and the annual holiday.

Head small missile ship project 22800 ("Latrodectus"), "Hurricane" will start running the default tests in the Poconos in mid-may. This was announced by the head of the ship of the Russian Navy rear Admiral Vladimir rag-pickers.

The ships of this project are equipped with missiles "Calibre".

Background: During operations in Syria strikes of high-precision cruise missiles "Caliber" fighters in Syria have repeatedly attacked the frigates and submarines of the squadron of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean sea.


Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about personnel changes in the Ministry of internal Affairs, Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor's office, the document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information. The decision of the President from office released five generals and two prosecutors.

In retirement, according to the decree, were sent to the heads of the investigation Department of the TFR in the Perm region and the Ryazan region Lieutenant General of justice Olga Zabbarova and major-General Vladimir Machleidt, the chief of GU Ministry of internal Affairs on the Perm edge the General-Lieutenant Victor Koshelev, the chief of police of the Murmansk region, major-General Igor Batalov, first Deputy head of the expert-criminalistic center of the Ministry of interior major-General Ivan Lukin. Putin also fired the Deputy chief of GU Ministry of internal Affairs in Krasnodar region, Colonel Yuri Kuznetsov.

Has Prepared Anna Beglaryan

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