Russian General Staff: Crimea and Sevastopol to Organize First Conscription in 2015


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.


S-400 Missile Regiment has taken up combat duty in southern Russia

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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.

Two Submarines Brought from Kamchatka to Severodvinsk for Repair


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.

There will not be any indulgences to the Indian servicemen at “Indra 2014”

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“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.

“Alligators” and “Night Hunters” of Western Military District Hit Ground Targets


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.

Victory Parade in 2015 to Receive About 100 Samples of Latest Technology


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.”

Western Military District Pilots hit the enemy in unfamiliar territory during exercises

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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.

S-300 Hit Rocket in Especially Difficult Circumstances at Trainings “Vostok”


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.

Russia to deliver S-300VM missile systems to Egypt

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Egypt’s Ministry of Defense and “Rosoboronexport” signed an agreement for the supply of the S-300VM missile systems worth about 0.5 billion dollars, says the “Vedomosti”, citing a source in the defense industry, close to the leadership of “Rosoboronexport”.

According to the newspaper, the production of these systems has already started: on September 11, the Kirov Plant in St. Petersburg (it produces crawler chassis for the S-300VMs) was visited by Governor Georgy Poltavchenko.

The agreement on large-scale arms sales to Egypt for more than $ 3 billion was reached during new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s visit to Moscow at the beginning of this year. Earlier, Egyptian media reported that the funds for this will be provided by Saudi Arabia supporting Cairo.

Russian Defense Ministry Ordered Additional Batch of Su-30SM


The Russian Defense Ministry has ordered an additional batch of double Su-30SM in the amount of seven vehicles costing 13 billion rubles (331 million dollars USA), thus increasing the total number of this type of aircraft to 72 (60 in the Air Force and 12 in naval aviation), AIN reported on 19 September.

The first contract in the amount of 30 aircraft was signed in 2012. Some of these fighters were stationed in the disputed territory of Crimea.

The latest contract with an option for 10 aircrafts was timed to the 80th anniversary of the Irkutsk aircraft factory. Today the company has transferred 29 Su-30SM, this year the factory will produce 15 aircrafts of this model, the general director of the plant Alexander Veprev reported.