More than 80 briefings and “round tables” to be held within the forum “Army 2015”


The business program of the international military-technical forum “Army 2015” will include 20 sections, in which will be organized more than 80 briefings and “round tables”.

“The forum will have 50 thematic sections,”military science committee representative General Lieutenant Stanislav Suvorov said at a media briefing. Russia’s leading military science institutions will unveil the most high-tech aspects of the army, like aerospace defense, biotechnologies, lasers, geoinformation complexes and navigation equipment.


Defense Ministry declassified the tank “Armata”


On the official website, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of victory in the great Patriotic war, emerged 1st shots of a promising military equipment, created on the basis of a single heavy tracked platform “Armata”. To the public it will be presented at the Victory Parade.

The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation on the official website, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of victory in the great Patriotic war, first published photos of the latest technology. At the Victory Parade on red square will be held on 10 T-14 and 10 new infantry combat vehicle developed by tracked platform “Armata”.

“The tank on the platform “Armata” is intended for use as fresh domestic main battle tank of the army consciously new tactical and technical data, with a new automatic ammunition handling”, – is told in the explanation to the photo.

For a new infantry fighting vehicle what is that heavy tracked unified platform consciously with new performance characteristics, with a new automatic ammunition feed, a division of the crew and the removal of ammunition.”

Russia plans to build three new nuclear icebreaker by 2020


Russia will get its first nuclear icebreaker of a new series in 2017, and it will have three such vessels by 2020, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday.

“We will have the first icebreaker of the new series in 2017, then in 2019 and 2020. We will have three new icebreakers,” Rogozin said at a meeting with participants of the eighth youth expedition to the Arctic.

He said the renewal of the fleet of icebreakers is required in connection with development of the Northern Sea Route.

Earlier, Deputy Transport Minister Viktor Olersky said the commissioning of the head nuclear icebreaker of the LK-60Ya series is expected in 2018, and the two others in 2020 and 2021.

Medvedev: Russia holds the leading position among world exporters of arms


Russia continues to hold the leading position among world exporters of weapons, the portfolio of applications is about 49 billion, said Prime Minister of Russia Medvedev D. a..
“Russia continues to hold firmly one of the leading places among the world’s top exporters of weapons. The share of arms exports in total volume of Russian export by inaccurate data, amounted in 2014 3, 2%. Revenues reached a very high level fifteen billion 740 million dollars. And the portfolio of applications is now about 49 billion dollars “, – said Medvedev, speaking with a report on the work of the government for the year 2014 in the state Duma.
According to the Premier, the government paid special problems of development of the military-industrial complex, RIA ” Novosti “.

Defense Ministry: Arctic brigade started exploring EW means

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The electronic warfare division of the Separate Arctic Motorized Rifle Brigade began training in the Tambov-based EW interspecific training and combat employment center, the press and information service of the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

“Divisions of electronic warfare of the Separate Arctic Motorized Rifle Brigade, that is part of the Joint Strategic Command “North”, began training at the EW interspecies training and combat employment center (Tambov). The learning cycle of the created EW divisions includes individual training of operators, combat coordination of crews, platoons and company,” – said the Russian Defense Ministry.

21 commandos proved their right to wear maroon beret

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Tests for the right to wear the symbol of supreme valor of the special forces – maroon beret – were held at the training center of the North Caucasus Regional Command of Interior Troops of Russia in the Rostov region.

Only 21 of 80 commandos who were pre-qualified and were allowed to participate in the final start of the test, managed to reach the finish line, the press service of the command said on Tuesday.

About 300 pieces of equipment of Strategic Missile Forces to take part in Victory Parades

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About 300 pieces of military equipment of the Strategic Missile Forces will participate in the May 9 Victory parades throughout Russia as part of mechanized columns, the press service of the troops said on Tuesday.

“About 300 pieces of military equipment of the Strategic Missile Forces will go across the country as part of mechanized columns. Along with three “Yars” launchers of the Teykovsky missile compound, which will be presented in the main square of the country, in the main streets of Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Kirov, Orenburg, Yoshkar-Ola and Vladimir, the parade is planned to involve training multiaxial tractors of PGRK “Topol”, “Topol-M” and “Yars”, – a statement said.

In addition, the Victory Parades will involve machines ensuring combat duty, communication vehicles, armored personnel carriers and combat vehicles “Vystrel” and “Typhoon”.

Defense Ministry: unconventional weapons to be shown at “Army 2015” forum

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A thematic section devoted to unconventional types of weapons such as laser and kinetic weapons, will be presented at the “Army 2015” forum in June, chairman of the Military Scientific Committee of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Stanislav Suvorov told reporters on Tuesday.

The “Army-2015” forum will be held from 16 to 19 June in patriotic recreation park “Patriot” in the Moscow suburb Kubinka. It is planned to be attended by over a thousand industrial enterprises and organizations.

Unconventional types of weapons involve microwave, laser, kinetic, acceleration (beam), as well as non-lethal weapons.

Crimea to spend 22.5 billion rubles for development of six touristic clusters within five years

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22.5 billion rubles will be spent on the development of 6 touristic and recreation clusters in the Crimea from 2015 to 2020 under the federal target program for the development of the Crimea and Sevastopol.

“In total, there are 15 tourist zones in the Crimea. But we’ve chosen the territories that over the past 20 years did not see any private or public investments. Some of them are not developed at all, but have a unique tourist potential,” – said Minister of Tourism of Crimea Elena Yurchenko.

Construction of new accommodation, food and entertainment facilities in these clusters will be financed by investors, supporting infrastructure (access roads, water treatment plants, communications) will be provided at the expense of the federal budget.