Commander flights start in WMD air force

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Within the next two weeks, more than 150 aircraft and helicopter flights will be performed by the command of the air divisions, brigades and regiments of the Western military district, reported the Defense Ministry press service.

“The crews will perform more than 10 flight shifts, spending about 250 hours in the air. They will work out the most complex elements of flight training: flights under meteorological minimum, flights at extremely low altitudes, above the water surface and in the stratosphere, as well as the instrument landing,”- the Ministry of Defense said.

The main feature of the upcoming flights will be participation of modern types of aircraft – the Su-34, MiG-31BM, Mi-28N “Night Hunter” in the crew group, as well as of aircraft undergoing military tests – the Ka-52 “Alligator” and Mi -35 attack helicopters.


Strategic Exercises “Center-2015” to Unite Tens of Thousands of Soldiers


Strategic command and staff exercises “Center-2015” will take place in the summertime training period at multiple ranges within Russia and abroad.

They will be extended in time and unite under a single command tens of thousands of soldiers of the Central Military District. ITAR-TASS reported this, quoting the commander of the Central Military District Colonel-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky.

According to the commander of the Central Military District, a special role during the exercise will be assigned to the commanders of battalion tactical groups, who will act outside the box, using the whole arsenal of strengths and resources, often moving away from the traditional tactics, significantly reducing the time standards for decision-making.

CMD commanders to “fight” against each other during teachings

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Commanders of the Central Military District units will now take part in exercises “fighting against each other,” as well as will test the new “Iskanders”, CMD Assistant Commander Colonel Jaroslav Roschupkin told reporters on Monday.

On December 1, the winter training starts in the Russian Armed Forces.

“In the new academic year, the district commanders refused from unilateral exercises at all levels in favor of bilateral ones – the unit commanders will perform combat training missions, working against each other, competing in their skills,” – Roschupkin quoted district commander Colonel-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky.

Roschupkin noted that in the new academic year there will be checked the possibility of using the “Iskander-M” operational-tactical missile systems which have recently entered into service.

Russia Began to Build Latest Radars in South Urals and Komi


The construction of the latest radars started in two regions of Russia – near Orenburg in the southern Urals and in the Komi Republic in the north of the Ural mountains, Commander of the Aerospace Defense Lt. Gen. Alexander Golovko told journalists on the Day of Armies of aerospace defense.

The troops of Aerospace Defense guarding the frontiers of Russia from the air and in space appeared recently in the country – the first duty shift interceded on alert on December 1, 2011. The troops of Aerospace Defense assumed command and control of forces and systems of missile warning, missile and air defense, space and launch control, and control of satellites.

“The construction of a new generation radar stations as meter and decimeter ranges has been deployed in the Orenburg region and the Komi Republic,” Golovko said.

Tank units of Chechnya rearmed with upgraded T-72B3


All tank units of the Southern Military District motorized infantry compounds stationed in Chechnya, have been fully rearmed with the T-72B3 modernized tanks under the state procurement, the press service of the district reported.

On Thursday 29 units of T-72B3 tanks arrived in one of the mechanized infantry units in Chechnya.

On December 1, with the advent of the new academic year, tank crews on new tanks will start to prepare for firings.

The upgraded T-72B3 is equipped with the “Sosna-U” modern fire control system.

Latest Weapons Presented in Kovrov


At the Dyagterev plant in Kovrov yesterday for the first time it was demonstrated the new assault rifle. Up to this point, even its appearance was a mystery and such weapon has not yet been made by the legendary company. In some of its features and characteristics, the rifle outperforms all analogues. Designers not only showed it, but also revealed technological features.

To create a rifle that shoots with minimal impact. This is the goal of the designers of the plant. Now this weapon passes the state tests. The new machine is designed to use two cartridges 5.45 and 7.62.

The new machine from Kovrov shoots the same ammunition as the AK-74 by Kalashnikov. According to its accuracy and sighting distance, especially when shooting bursts, it performs all standards that are applied by the Ministry of Defence to weapons of this class.

Baltic “Black Berets” to Experience and Learn New Techniques


On the eve of the Day of the Marine Corps, which is celebrated in Russia on November 27, the head of Baltic Fleet Coastal Troops – Deputy Commander of the Baltic Fleet for coastal troops, Hero of Russia, Major-General Andrey Goushchin told in an interview on the technical re-equipment of the BF Marine Corps.

“In the Baltic, Marine Corps are presented by a separate brigade, commanded by Colonel Vasily Kravtsov. In the past year, instead of outdated BTR-80, the troop received modern combat vehicles BTR-82A. Armored vehicle is equipped with modern weapons complex and is seaworthy.

Currently, the military troops are actively involved in the trial of new landing crafts of the project 21820. As part of the factory and state tests, the soldiers are effectuating load and landing on the BTR-82A. The first boat “Denis Davydov” recently became a member of the Navy, two similar landing crafts “Lieutenant Rimsky-Korsakov” and “Midshipman Lermontov”, with the Marines and equipment on board are tested at marine fleet ranges.

Kolpachenko: imbalance of Black Sea Fleet marine troops armament to be eliminated

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Imbalance in the armament of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Marines will soon be eliminated due to the need to ensure stability in the southern areas, said head of the Russian Navy coastal forces Major-General Alexander Kolpachenko.

He noted that the re-armament of the Marine Corps units and connections with modern models of equipment and weapon systems is gradually increasing. The Russian Black Sea Fleet receives upgraded missile and artillery armament (the 122 SG 2S1M1self-propelled howitzer) and “KamAZ” and “Ural” vehicles.

“I can say that the vehicle park has already been renewed by 70-90%. The Marines receive modern samples of small arms, means of combat equipment, including “Corsar-MP” floating body armor having no analogues in the world. This work will continue,” – Kolpachenko added.

In 2015 academic year paratroopers plan to triple number of jumps with delayed opening of main canopy over 10 seconds

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Special and intelligence units of the Airborne Forces plan to increase the number of jumps with delayed opening of the main canopy over 10 seconds in 2015 more than in 3 times. Paratroopers are going to make more than 10 thousand such jumps next year. In addition, about 200 paratroopers learnt to make these jumps after receiving the equipment.

In 2015, during the exercises at various levels it is planned to carry out airdrops of more than 100 units of weapons and equipment from the aircraft of military transport aviation.

A significant increase in parachute jumps and airdrops of equipment and weapons of the Airborne units is due to the increased intensity of combat training of paratroopers and a larger number of exercises held at various levels with the landing of troops and equipment.

Kalashnikov to Present New Brand on December 2


Russia’s largest arms concern “Kalashnikov” presents on December 2 a new brand and development concept until 2020, a representative of the state corporation “Rostec” told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

Earlier it was reported that the “Kalashnikov” will present a new brand in mid-November, but for some unknown reason, the date was moved.

“Concern “Kalashnikov” on Tuesday, December 2 will present a vision of development up to 2020 and a new brand for the product line,” a spokesman said.

According to him, the presentation will be held in the building of the Central Telegraph Office in Moscow with the participation of the head of “Rostec” Mr. Chemezov, general director of “Kalashnikov” Alexei Krivoruchko and representatives of law enforcement agencies.