Kremlin Held Meeting on Development of Armed Forces

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Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting on the development of the Armed Forces. The meeting was attended by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, head of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, the commanders of troops.

They reached the decisions to improve the composition and structure of the Armed Forces. For example, on December 1 of the current year on the basis of the Northern Fleet the new united strategic command in the Arctic zone must begin to act. The forces in the Crimean peninsula are sequentially forming.

Particular attention was paid this year to the checking of the combat capability of the Armed Forces. The practice of unannounced inspections was continued, it took several thousand exercises and training, including the most extensive strategic command-staff exercise “Vostok-2014”. It united 155 thousand soldiers, 8,000 pieces of equipment, up to 85 ships and 650 aircraft.

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Masking for “Defender of the Future”

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Saratov State University today opened a laboratory, which will develop protective and camouflage materials based on ultrathin fibers within the framework of the defense project of the “Defender of the Future”.

“The labs have three main areas of activity – creation of advanced materials for masking, protection and livelihood,” the president of SSU Leonid Kossovich said, quoted by Tass.

In particular, experts of the university will work to build defenses against aerosols using nanofilters. A camouflage material, which is developed in the laboratory, can reflect up to 95 percent of infrared radiation, Kossovich said. Other examples of equipment are designed to handle extreme conditions below minus 50 and above plus 50 Celsius, while heavy rain and sand storms.

Modern Complex “Viola” Entered Service of Southern Military District Topographic Service

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Topographic Service of the 58th Army of the Southern Military District was armed with modern hardware and software system of geoinformation modeling “Viola”.

As it was noted in the press service of the Southern Military District, the introduction of this equipment will significantly improve the quality of information about the area in real time for units and formations of the district.

The complex is based on the latest digital technology, which allows you to create and update electronic topographic map, develop a three-dimensional models of the theaters of combat operations with the use of satellite navigation systems in real time. This, in its turn, makes the highest demands on the professionalism of the military topographers.

Caspian Flotilla Began Testing New Modular Rescue Catamaran

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In Astrakhan, the Caspian Flotilla sailors together with the commissioning team of factory began the sea trials of a new multifunctional rescue boat of the project 23370, the press service of the Southern Military District reports.

This boat is a modular vessel of catamaran type that allows you to place a large number of vehicles and equipment on the deck area. All equipment is located in special function modules in the container design. The containers are interchangeable.

Depending on the installed equipment, the boat can be used for various purposes, including as diving, search and rescue, fire, environmental and situational.

Rescue boat has a full displacement about 100 tons and is capable of speeds up to 10 knots.

Buryatia Military Tested Underwear for Protection Against Radiation and Chemical Substances

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“As part of the training, the soldiers worked a new technique of application of radiation and chemical reconnaissance vehicles RHM-6, and for the first time used the received new protective suits “Nerhta” and gas masks PMK-3,” the head of the Western Military District press –service Colonel Alexander Gordeev told Interfax-AVN on Wednesday.

He noted that the protective suit “Nerhta” “is made of non-combustible materials and partially protects against the effects of radiation and chemicals.” “The set includes the underwear with similar properties,” the officer said. Gas mask PMK-3 is designed for protection of respiratory organs, face and eyes of personnel from exposure of toxic, radioactive, highly toxic substances, bacterial agents, radioactive dust.

PMK-3 can be used in all climatic zones of Russia in the summer, autumn, winter and spring, in day and night conditions, at temperatures from minus 40 to plus 40 degrees Celsius. Gas mask PMK-3 also provides the ability to receive water in contaminated atmosphere, A.Gordeev said.

Ministry of Defence Opened Direct Line for Recruits

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The Russian Defense Ministry has started a direct telephone line for questions on the drafting into military service. This was reported on Tuesday by the management of the press and the information service of the Defense Ministry.

“On November 18, the Russian Defense Ministry traditionally launched work of direct telephone line for questions on the drafting into military service. The officers of the Main Organization and Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff will provide full information to recruits and their families on all issues of military service. The responsibility of officers includes a rapid response and decision-making in cases of problematic issues in recruitment offices or during the military medical examination,” the representative of the military said.

According to him, similar direct lines exist in all the staffs of military districts and recruitment offices in Russian regions.

“Irkut” Transferred Three Yak-130 and One Su-30 to Defense Ministry

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Irkutsk Aviation Plant transferred to the Ministry of Defense 3 combat training aircrafts Yak-130 and the multi-purpose fighter Su-30, the press service of Ministry of Industry and Trade reported on Friday.

Since 2011, the Corporation “Irkut” fulfills the delivery of Su-30CM and combat training aircrafts Yak-130 under the state defense order, and delivers them to export. Totally, in 2014 “Irkut” must deliver 40 aircrafts. In 2015, “Irkut” continues to supply military aircrafts for the Ministry of Defense and foreign customers.

“Corporation “Irkut” boosts production of Yak-130. Today, the Ministry of Defence receives three aircrafts under the state contract, plus one Su-30,” the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said at the handover ceremony, as quoted by the press office.

New Heavy Engineering Equipment Goes to Eastern Military District

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Engineer troops of the Eastern Military District will receive more than 20 samples of heavy engineering equipment in 2015.

This information is shared with reporters by the Eastern Military District press service chief Colonel Alexander Gordeev.

Thus, before the end of the year the engineering troops in Eastern Military District in Khabarovsk Krai will receive five units of new equipment, particularly wheeled excavators “EOV-3523” and hundred-kilowatt diesel power plant.

“The engineering units of the Eastern Military District in 2015 will receive more than 20 units of new heavy engineering machinery, in particular, universal road machines (UDM), wheeled excavators “EOV-3523” on the basis of the car “KAMAZ-53501”, mobile cranes “KS 3574-M2” on the chassis of “Ural-5557″,” Gordeev said.

Krasnodar Regiment Received Sixteen Su-25SM3

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Attack Aviation Regiment of the 1st Guards Mixed Air Division of the Southern Military District in Krasnodar region since the beginning of the year within the framework of the state defense order received 16 Su-25SM3.

It was reported by the press service of the Southern Military District.

“Su-25SM3 succeeded his predecessor – previously in service Su-25. The new aircraft is equipped with modern aeronautical equipment that positively affected the effectiveness of the implementation of various tasks and usability of fighting machine,” the district representative said.

Thanks to the modernization, the attack aircraft can hit targets in any weather and visibility conditions.

Southern Military District to Receive Modern Combined Arms Helmets

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Until the end of the year the motorized, reconnaissance units, special purpose units and marines of Southern Military District under the state defense order are planned to receive more than 16 thousand modern combined arms helmets 6B47.

As the press service of the Southern Military District reports, the helmet is designed for the advanced technology and is an integral part of modern equipment for serviceman. 6B47 product is manufactured with reduced size (weight up to 1 kg) and antifragmentation resistance of more than 650 m/s. The helmet is equipped with a built-in communications and monocular monitor. It receives translation of the image from the sight on the weapon. The ratio of antifragmentation resistance and mass of the helmet is at the level of the best world analogues.

Next year Southern Military District troops will continue to receive elements of equipment for shooter, scout, driver and the soldiers of other specialties.