Black Sea Fleet Specialists to Update Maps of Mediterranean Sea


Hydrographic ship of the Black Sea Fleet “Donuzlav” at the end of this week will bring in Sevastopol results of its comprehensive study of the Mediterranean Sea, which will adjust the nautical charts, guides and manuals for shipping, the Head of Information Support of the Black Sea Fleet Captain 1st rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev told to reporters on Wednesday.

“During the month-long campaign, the specialists of Expeditionary Unit of 10th oceanographic expedition under the overall supervision of the Chief Hydrographic Service BSF Captain 1st Rank Mikhail Voroshilov conducted comprehensive research of areas of the Mediterranean, work of navigation system, collection of data for proofreading navigation nautical charts, manuals and guides on Navigation,” Trukhachev said.

Detachment of Russian ships entered military service in southern Pacific regions


A detachment of the Pacific Fleet ships consisting of the Guards missile cruiser “Varyag”, the large anti-submarine ship “Marshal Shaposhnikov”, the tanker “Boris Butoma” and the rescue vessel “Photiy Krylov” went today on combat duty in the southern regions of the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Fleet spokesman Captain 1st rank Roman Martov reported.

“The objectives of this campaign are to ensure naval presence and demonstration of a flag in the region, – he explained. – Also an unofficial visit to the port of Incheon (Korea) is scheduled and it is planned to participate in the events dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the cruiser” Varyag “and gunboat “Koreets” heroic deed.

“Yaroslav Mudriy” Back from “Arabian Monsoon-2014″


Baltic Fleet patrol ship “Yaroslav Mudriy” has completed an unofficial visit to the Pakistani port of Karachi, in which it took part in the exercise “Arabian monsoon-2014″.

Now it goes into the Pacific Ocean, according to the official representative of the fleet Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveev.

“Russian patrol ship together with warships of Pakistan, representatives of Federal Drug Control Service of Russia and their Pakistani counterparts have completed the tasks in combating drug trafficking,” Matveev said about the drills. In one scene, it was involved helicopter Ka-27PS, which has helped to detain from air the schooner of conditioned drug traffickers, he added.

Large Landing Ship “Alexander Shabalin” to replace “Kaliningrad” in the Mediterranean Sea

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Large landing ship of the Baltic Fleet “Alexander Shabalin” came from Baltiysk and headed for the Mediterranean Sea, chief of the department for information support of the Baltic Fleet press service Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveev.

He noted that “Alexander Shabalin” will move across the North Sea, the English Channel and the Strait of Gibraltar. On board the ship there is an anti-terror group from the Baltic Fleet Marines unit. During the campaign the crew will work out a set of combat training tasks, including air and antisubmarine defense exercises, naval training, as well as artillery firings.

KRET Develops Complexes of Civilian Aircraft Defense During Missile Attack


The enterprises of the Concern “Radio-electronic technology” (KRET) develop airborne defense systems for civilian aircrafts: they will help save the lives of passengers in the missile attack and thus prevent a tragedy similar to the crash of a Malaysian Boeing in the sky over the Ukraine. It was told to TASS by the KRET General Director Nikolai Kolesov.

“The need for such complexes to date is real, and projects are being developed, Kolesov said. Now many civilian aircrafts have TOR complexes of defense. The future belongs to this technology. “According to him, today, many airlines of the world set airborne defense system for civilian aircraft.

KRET, said Kolesov, already offers airborne defense system “President-S”.

Russia’s Defense Ministry gives green light to construction of promising destroyer “Lider”

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Leadership of the Russian defense ministry has signed the terms of reference for the development of the promising destroyer “Lider”.

The destroyer will be designed in two versions – with a nuclear and a gas turbine power plant.

The Northern Design Bureau was entrusted with the preparation of the technical project, works are scheduled to start in 2015.

According to a source, “there is no doubt” that as a weapon the destroyer will receive high-precision long-range cruise missiles of the “Calibr” type and supersonic “Onyx” (“Yasen” multi-purpose nuclear submarines are equipped with them as well), or their modifications. “And the basis of his defense will be the newest S-500 anti-aircraft missile system with ammunition for various purposes, including the ability to destroy the weapons deployed in space,” – said the source.

“It is expected that six of these ships will be built for the Northern Fleet, and six of them – for the Pacific,” – said the source.

Arctic Base for Long-Range Interceptors MiG-31


Russian Air Force commander General Viktor Bondarev announced his intention to base interceptors MiG-31 beyond the Arctic Circle, reports on October 16, with reference to RIA Novosti. Since 2017, the aircrafts will be based at the airport Tiksi (Sakha Republic), near the mouth of the same name of the river Lena.

In 2015 they begin modernization of the airport, which was closed in 2012. The general also said that it is possible to base also heavy bombers Tu-160 and Tu-95 with accommodation of units of aerospace defense.

Russian Air Force is consistently creating bases in the Far North. Anadyr and Vorkuta continue modernization of airfields, recently the airfields in Tempe and Rogachev were commissioned. These activities are designed to strengthen Russia’s military presence in the Arctic.

Russia began building new generation radio complex

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Russia began building a new generation radio complex that has no analogues in the world, told Chief of the Russian Communication Forces Major General Khalil Arslanov.

He said that in the near future all servicemen will be provided with portable radio systems to communicate with their military units.

The new generation radio complex is implemented on the basis of software defined radio (SDR) and provides automated communication secured from reconnaissance and jamming at the tactical control level. The radio complex by its characteristics is not inferior to foreign analogues, and according to such indicators as the radio communication range, exploration and noise immunity, weight and size is superior to them.

Black Sea Fleet Commander to Lead Drills in Mediterranean Sea


The head of the Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Alexander Vitko is leading the permanent troop of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, where the exercises will be held, the head of the department of information support of the Black Sea Fleet Captain 1st Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev said on Thursday.

It is expected that in the coming days under the leadership of the commander of the Black Sea Fleet it will be held the drills of the Mediterranean grouping of ships of the Russian Navy, during which it will worked out the protection of sea-lanes and convoys. During the exercise, the crews of the North, Baltic and Black Sea fleets will perform shooting at sea and air targets.

“Today the big landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet “Novocherkassk” under the banner of the Black Sea Fleet commander Admiral Alexander Vitko arrived in the area of the permanent troop of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea,” it was said in a statement.

“Ilyushin” to build 200 Il-112 aircraft for Russian Defense Ministry

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Contracts for the development and production of light military transport aircraft Il-112 are planned to be signed with the Russian Defense Ministry in the near future, reports “Interfax” referring to the General Director of JSC ” Ilyushin  Aviation Complex” Sergei Sergeev.

The aircraft will be produced at the “Voronezh Aircraft Company” plant (VASO). Funding of pre-production will begin in 2015.

“The IL-112 is replacing the AN-26, which is still quite popular among the Russian operators. By the end of the current decade, the first Il-112 of the VASO production will be delivered to the Defense Ministry. We are planning to test the first prototype in two or three years”- said Sergeev.