Nearly three hundred young people serve in scientific battalions of Russian Armed Forces, the Deputy Defense Minister Tatyana Shevtsova said on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Defense creates scientific battalions since last year. It comes to attracting students to carry out research work being commissioned by the defense ministry, which will count it as passing the compulsory military service.
The scientific battalions are attached to the core companies of the defense industry and research institutes. At the moment, it was created five such battalions, and by the end of the year we should see three more.
Now scientific battalions are opened for the service of 276 people, Shevtsova said at a meeting with students at St. Petersburg State University of Economics (FINEK).
After being called up for the military service every young man as a soldier gets more than 30 new rights, benefits and social guarantees, said representative of the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office, Major General Alexander Nikitin.
“These are the rights and benefits in the sphere of health protection, labor, education, financial and other kinds of support, social security and even those concerning housing issues,” – said Nikitin. “Their relatives and friends also acquire a number of human rights and social guarantees,” – he added.
However, the head of department noted that conscripts, acquiring a number of new rights and social guarantees, also take serious responsibilities. “That’s what conscripts also need to know,” – said Nikitin.
In Crimea and Sevastopol conscription for the first time will be held in the spring of 2015. This was announced by the deputy chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Head of the Main Organization and Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General Vasily Tonkoshkurov.
“Crimea and Sevastopol are completing preparations for the conscription, which will be held for the first time in 2015,” he said.
“From January 1, 2015 all the laws of the Russian Federation will be entirety extended to the inhabitants of the Crimea and Sevastopol. According to these laws it will be organized and implemented the conscription in the two subjects of the Russian Federation,” the deputy chief of the General Staff said.
Deployed in the Southern Military District, S-400 “Triumph” anti-aircraft missile regiment has taken up combat duty near Krasnodar, the press service of the district told reporters on Tuesday.
Currently another S-400 regiment is being deployed in Dmitrov, Zvenigorod and Elecrtostal, another one has been deployed in the Moscow region, three regiments are deployed in the Baltic Sea, in Nakhodka and in the Southern Military District. Soon a regiment of the modern Russian system, which has no analogues in the world, will also appear on the Kola Peninsula.
“The anti-aircraft missile regiment atonement from the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Command of the Southern Military District has taken up combat duty in the Krasnodar region. It is equipped with the latest S-400 “Triumph” anti-aircraft systems and “Carapace-S” missile and gun systems,” – said the press service.
At the same day in late August one transport dock sent out two nuclear submarines “Samara” and “Bratsk from Avachinskaya bay on the Kamchatka Peninsula for the correction of health in Severodvinsk “Zvezdochka”.
Yesterday, “Rossiyskaya gazeta” confirmed that after passing through the NSR (in some areas – accompanied by ice-breakers), the dock ship “Transshelf” of famous Dutch company reached a mooring buoy at the entrance to the port of Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk. There, as scheduled by the transportation scheme, both submarines were unloaded from the deck of the transport dock on the water and, weather permitting, today they will be transferred by tugs to berths of Repair Center “Zvezdochka”.
The operation, planned by the Ministry of Defence and the Russian Navy, will be part of a long-awaited program of factory repair and modernization of a large series of multipurpose nuclear submarine of project 971 “Shchuka-B”, which were built from the early 80-ies in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Severodvinsk and carried service in the Northern and Pacific fleets.
“Indra 2014″ joint exercise opening ceremony started with raising the flags and anthem of the Russian Federation and the Republic of India on Friday. After a short meeting to the music of the Russian and Indian military bands, soldiers marched at the parade ground.
According to head of the maneuvers Colonel Gennady Anashkin, there will be no indulgences to the Indian servicemen at the “Indra 2014″. “Indian officers asked about it – they wanted that all the requirements that apply to the Russian soldiers, were applied to the Indian armed forces as well, without any indulgence,” – he said.
According to the Southern Military District press service, the exercise will involve about 100 units of weapons and military equipment, including armored vehicles – BMP-2, BTR-80, “Tigr” armored cars, Mi-8 Army Aviation helicopters.
The pilots from the Army Aviation brigade of the Western Military District within the framework of the final flight tactical exercises worked questions of destroying ground targets in an unknown range in the Tver region.
The crews of attack helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator”, Mi-28N “Night Hunter” and Mi-35M for the first time performed the tasks of a single concept in a single aviation exercise.
In advance, the aircraft equipment, flight and engineering staff were transferred to the operational airfield, where they held a training of helicopters to crash combat use.
Aircrew has fulfilled the task of conducting aerial reconnaissance and use of missile and gun armament against ground targets, simulating weapons and military equipment of imaginary enemy, as well as covering the landing from the air.
The Victory Parade in 2015 will receive about 100 samples of the latest technology, including a range of equipment on the platform “Armata”. This was announced by the deputy chairman of the Military Industrial Commission under the Government of the Russian Federation Oleg Bochkarev.
He recalled that on May 9, 2015 at the Victory Parade for the first time we will see the main tank “Armata”, but not only it. “We will show a whole range of equipment, brand new tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled guns, automotive special equipment,” he said on the radio “Echo of Moscow”.
Mr. Bochkarev stressed that “Armata” is not only a tank, but a whole line of heavy armored vehicles on the platform “Armata”. “It will take more than 100 models of new technology. Course, each sample will not be in one copy, he added. This is a good report of our industry that has been done over the past five years. This is an answer to some pessimism that we have nothing new.”
Army Aviation pilots brigade of the Western Military District at the final tactical flight exercises worked out combat use of weapons against simulated enemy’s ground targets and carried out landing in an unknown territory in the Tver region, reported the press service of the Western Military District.
The planning exercises of the Western Military District Army Aviation Brigade involved up to 20 aircraft. The training will last until the end of the week.
According to the report, the paratroopers of the Mi-8 MTV-5 transport and combat helicopters landed on the unprepared fields, and the crews of the world’s largest transport helicopter Mi-26T completed external delivery of large load.
The division of air defense missile systems S-300PS on Tuesday during exercises “Vostok-2014″ held shooting exercises in especially difficult circumstances – the launches were in pursuit.
During the drill of the episode in Avacha Gulf the Division hit with two missiles the target missile “Malakhit” launched from the ship, the head of the combat training of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Ivan Buvaltsev told to reporters.
“When shooting in pursuit the time of target missile in the affected area is not more than a minute. At the same time, the team has no more than 15 seconds to take the decision for detecting, identifying and destroying the target,” the general said.
“Vostok-2014″ is the most expected and large-scale strategic military exercises of the Russian Federation this year, in which about 100 thousand troops perform combat training missions in different locations from Anadyr to Vladivostok.