Russia should produce almost all military products on its own

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The program of import substitution involves the Russian production of nearly 100% of its own military equipment, said Wednesday president’s aide Vladimir Kojin.

Due to the situation in Ukraine, which was one of the main partners of Russia’s defense industry, and sanctions against the Russian Federation imposed by the West, the country adopted a “very powerful” import substitution program.

“We have a very powerful import substitution program, and after some time we will bring, we cannot say to the level of 100%, the production of all military products to the enterprises in our country, but in practice the level very close to this,” – he told reporters at the exhibition Africa Aerospace and Defence-2014.

Development of Aerospace Defense


We continue to implement the state program of armaments, in which up to 2020 it is expected to supply the troops of plenty of new weapons and equipment. September 13, new information appeared on rearmament of troops of Aerospace Defense. The plans of the Aerospace Defense command were unveiled by the head of Missile Defense Command, Major-General Andrei Demin.

In accordance with the existing state program it is expected to purchase more than 300 new radars, which will be complemented and then partially replaced by the existing system of similar purpose. In the future, new technology of this class will completely replace the currently available systems. By 2020, the proportion of new radar stations in the Aerospace Defense should reach 80%, and all of the existing system will be fully automated. Since 2015, radar stations, carrying duty in the Moscow area of responsibility will be updated by 50%.

“Pantzir”, “Buk” and the Su-34: offer to strengthen troops in Crimea

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To guarantee full-fledged and self-sufficient military forces in the Crimea there will be necessary a comprehensive militarization: combat air force and navy, as well as placement of air defense systems “Pantzir”, “Tor” and “Buk”, experts say.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Russia is to increase military presence of “full-fledged and self-sufficient” forces near its borders due to the aggravation of the situation in Ukraine.

According to member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Igor Korotchenko, the approach to the security in Crimea should change drastically.

“With the inclusion of the Crimea to Russia it became obvious that the peninsula needs completely new safety standards imposed by the complex military-political situation,” – said Korotchenko.

Station “Zlatoust” Became Invisible from Air


More than 400 soldiers and about 100 vehicles are involved in the exercise of camouflaging the train station in the Chelyabinsk region in order to prevent air strike.

This was reported by the press service of the Central Military District.

“Soldiers of the Yekaterinburg brigade of radiation, chemical and biological protection during special tactical exercises with the help of an aerosol screen covered from air attack of simulated enemy the railway station “Zlatoust”, was said in a statement received by Interfax-AVN.

It is noted that masking was operated for three hours during which the units effectuated the unloading and preparing to march of MRLS “Uragan” units.

Southern Military District of Russia: Pilots Worked Elements of Aerobatics on Su-24M


Pilots from the airbase of Southern Military District, stationed in the Volgograd region, during the flight and tactical exercises performed complex elements of maneuvers on the modernized Sukhoi Su-24M.

Elements of aerobatics were performed on pairs at low and extremely low altitudes up to 50 m above the ground at speeds of over 1,200 km/h.

During special sessions pilots improved piloting skills needed in emergency situations in the air, in the event of failure of aircraft, with a concealed movement, to evade attack aircraft in a simulated enemy jamming.

The crews worked actions during the emergency landing in the event of engine failure, landing on the limited space in the partial destruction of the runway as a result of air strikes of the enemy, under conditions of restricted visibility when setting spray and smoke screens.

Russia to hold air exercises in the Arctic

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Fighters, bombers, transport and army aviation of the Western Military District will be involved in tactical flight exercises in the Arctic region, said head of the press service of the district Oleg Kochetkov.

“As part of the teachings flight crews will work out joint actions for the protection of air borders, intercepting aerial targets, air strikes at ground targets, as well as escaping the air and air defense systems attacks. All tasks will be performed both in the dark and during daylight hours, as well as in different weather conditions, “- he said.

According to Kochetkov, exercise will involve 25 crews. The MiG-31BM and Su-24M crews during exercises will patrol the region along the Northern Sea Route. Pilots of the Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft will work out exploration, target detection and target designation.

Baltic Fleet Teams Finished Shooting with S-300 and S-400


Combat crews of military space defense of the Baltic Fleet successfully conducted live firing at the range Ashuluk, the press service of the Baltic Fleet reports.

“Soldiers of the military space defense of the Baltic Fleet completed at Ashuluk range the tactical exercises, during which they conducted live firing with the S-300 and S-400. The units shoot at high-rise, low-flying, maneuvering, unearthly and ballistic targets, indicating the fighters, cruise missiles and other weapons of the imaginary enemy,” it was said in a statement.

During the live-firing, the military of the Baltic Fleet accurately hit more than 20 targets, which were presented by target missiles such as “Kaban”, “Pischal” and the others, simulating high-altitude, low-altitude and ballistic targets at all altitudes and speeds. The air temperature in the sun was 50 degrees, but it didn’t affect the performing of combat training tasks.

Over coming years Russian Air Force units to receive more than 300 new-generation radar stations

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In the coming years Air Defense units included in the Aerospace Defense Forces and Air Forces of the Russian Federation, will get more than 300 new-generation radar stations, said head of the air and missile defense command, Major-General Andrei Demin.

According to him, “in accordance with the state program of armaments there is scheduled a delivery of more than 300 new-generation radar stations to the troops. By 2015, the radio-radar troops which are on combat duty in the Moscow, will have about 50% of new radars and automation facilities complexes, “- said the agency.

Demin said that by 2020 air defense and missile defense units will be equipped up to 80% with the latest radar facilities and 100% automated.

Missile Complexes “Redut” Alerted During Exercise

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During sudden integrated readiness testing of the Eastern Military District, the rocket and artillery units of coastal forces of the Pacific Fleet completed the deployment of tactical missiles “Redut”. In addition, motorized infantry and tank units will be deployed from the Ussuriysk to the regions of exercises. It was told to Itar-Tass by the news service of the Defense Ministry.

“In Primorye and Kamchatka operational directions we made a relocation and deployment of onshore tactical complexes “Redut”, part of the artillery units of the Pacific Fleet coastal troops,” the ministry said.

According to the representative of the Ministry of Defense, the divisions of the Pacific Fleet coastal troops, including marines, along with the equipment effectuated a march to the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Primorsky Krai. “According to the input data coming under sudden inspection, the divisions of coastal forces effectuated the shift of positions, deployment, and have taken up on combat duty,” the department added.

Putin challenges NATO: Russia creates a new arsenal of nuclear weapons

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The Russian President said that the West should not be surprised by the aspiration of Moscow to implement a new plan for the modernization of the armed forces to strengthen the country’s defense.

Russia is creating a new arsenal of nuclear and conventional weapons in response to the recent actions of the United States and NATO. However, speaking Wednesday at a meeting with the government, Putin said that the tasks in the military sphere should be realistic and based on financial and economic capacity of the country.

Putin believes that the state program for the modernization of arms for 2016-2025 should be focused on the production of new types of offensive weapons that could provide guaranteed nuclear deterrence. In addition, the state program provides re-armament of strategic long-range aviation, as well as the creation of a new system of high-precision conventional weapons.