Russian team of military engineers will compete with teams from foreign countries in the international stage of the competition “Safe Route”


“The competition will be held at the training center of engineering troops (Kstovo, Nizhny Novgorod region). At the landfill a complicated route will be prepared, equipped with ford, site of remotely installed minefield obstacle to the task using heavy mechanized bridge, anti-tank ditch and forest debris,” according to the press service of the Ministry, which was received by the “Interfax-AVN” on Tuesday.
Steps to a route will be judged on a point system: for speed, quality, and accuracy of military action to ensure the movement of the tank column will be awarded the highest marks. The final relay race will be held on 12 August.


Scientific squadron of the Military Academy of logistics to unite more than 70 people


This year a scientific squadron of 71 people will be created at the Military Academy Logistics named after Andrei Khrulev, the head of the academy, Lieutenant-General Vladimir Ivanovski said Tuesday.
“The main task that will solve this squadron  is the participation in the scientific research on the problems of logistics system,” Ivanovski said on military history conference on the occasion of the 115th anniversary of the founding of the university.

Large antisubmarine ship Severomorsk of the Northern Fleet conducts training off the coast of Sicily


Large anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet “Severomorsk” waits storm southeast of the island of Sicily, and conducts training “for damage control on the run of the ship,” the press service of the Northern Fleet.
“Currently, the crew of “Severomorsk” busy perfecting activities of daily activities, including conducting training for damage control on the run of the ship. In readiness for departures is personal Fleet Air Arm and crew helicopters Ka-27, which will hold a series of training flights on transition route of “Severomorsk” in the western part of the Mediterranean”, said in a statement.

Ivanovo paratroopers to receive equipment for combat work in the Far North


Ivanovo paratroopers connections will get equipment that allows to perform tasks in extremely low temperatures.
“The new kit is designed to provide a comfortable landing and performance of tasks in the Far North and the Arctic in a comfortable environment for the body at a temperature below minus 50 degrees,” said in a statement received by Interfax-AVN on Tuesday.

“Night Hunter” helicopters started trainings in southern Russia

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Crews of the modern Mi-28N “Night Hunter” attack helicopters began trainings on the calculation of the conditional enemy in the Krasnodar region, the Southern Military District press-service reported.

“The maneuvers involve up to 10 Mi-28N “Night Hunter” attack helicopters… The Mi-28N crews will detect and recognize different objects, moving and stationary ground targets, armored vehicles, helicopters and low-flying low-speed aircraft of the simulated enemy,” – a statement said.

Aviation will for the first time take part in Victory Parade in Rostov-on-Don

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The military aviation will for the first time take part in the May 9 parade in Rostov-on-Don in honor of the anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War, Southern Military District said.

“The parade will involve about 40 Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-34, MiG-29 and Mi-8, Mi-26, Mi-28, Mi-35, Ka-52 aircraft,”- a statement said.

In total, 17 thousand servicemen of the Southern Military District will participate in the parade. Mechanized columns will consist of about 400 units of weapons, military and special equipment.

“They include the newest “Taifun” armored vehicles, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, “Iskander-M” operational-tactical missile systems, “Tornado” armored vehicles, “Khrisantema” antitank missile systems, “Pantzir-S” anti-aircraft gun complexes and other equipment, “- the district noted.

Russian servicemen rehearsed fight with “extremists” in Transnistria

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An operational group of the Russian Forces held a training session on counter-terrorism in the Transnistrian region of Moldova, the Western Military District press-service reported.

“According to the legend of the exercise, a group of “extremists” tried to commit acts of terrorism and take hostages on the territory of the unit. After the alarm signal, antiterrorist groups started performing the task as intended. “Terrorists”, played by the personnel of the unit, received a fitting rebuff and were unable to carry out their plans,” – the report says.

Shoigu: Russian Navy performed tasks in four seas during inspection

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Navy ships completed tasks in the Barents, Norwegian, Baltic and Black Seas during the sudden readiness check, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday before the meeting of the military department, devoted to summing up the results of the inspection.

The sudden readiness check of the Northern Fleet, Airborne Troops, long-range and military transport aviation, as well as individual units and formations of all military districts was held from 16 to 21 March on the order of Commander-in-Chief, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The minister said the inspection was carried out in three stages, each lasted two days.

He noted that during the check the marine groups defeated imaginary enemy’s ships, worked out search for its submarines, amphibious landing and protection of the marine border.

According to Shoigu, airborne units were redeployed to the Kola Peninsula, islands of Novaya Zemlya, Franz Josef Land, and other regions.

Large-scale exercises on aviation and air defense control started in Eastern Russia

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Teachings on the control over aviation groups and air defense troops with practical actions started in the Eastern Military District, the press service of the Defense Ministry reported.

The servicemen will, in particular, have to work out actions of groups of forces in repelling massive missile and air strikes of the imaginary enemy. It is not specified how many people are involved in the teachings, but it involves the military units of air defense, aviation, radar troops and means of electronic warfare, reconnaissance and mechanized infantry units stationed in Buryatia, Trans-Baikal, Khabarovsk, Primorye, Kamchatka Territories, Amur and Sakhalin regions.

Russian Defense Ministry to reconstruct 1942 “Uran” operation

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Russian servicemen will reconstruct the artillery preparation for the 1942 Stalingrad operation under the codename “Uran”, which became the beginning of a fundamental turning point in World War II, the CMD press-service says.

“On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II, artillerists of the CMD combined arms unit in the Orenburg region will reconstruct the artillery preparation held at the beginning of 1942 Stalingrad offensive operation on April, 3. The training will involve more than a thousand servicemen and 200 pieces of military equipment,” – a statement said.

Multiple rocket launchers used in the “Uran” operation will be replaced with modern equivalents. Thus, instead of the famous “Katyusha” guards mortars, “Grad” and “Uragan” MLRS will be involved in the reconstruction.