Rocketeer of Eastern Military District to conduct exercises with use of real complexes “Iskander”


Rocket compound deployed in Buryatia practice in combat missile launch complex “Iskander-M”. This was announced by Head of Press Service of the Eastern Military District Alexander Gordeyev.

“Currently the connection with the units began tactical exercises with combat missile launches. The launches will take place on one of the grounds in the Astrakhan region ” – said Gordeyev.

According to him after the completion of the teaching staff with the resulting complex will travel by train to a place of permanent deployment in Buryatia. Gordeyev said that missile troops within six months were trained on “Iskander-M” at the training center in the Astrakhan region.


Military pilots to receive new airstrip for training after exercise in the Orenburg region


Airstrip, first deployed on large-scale exercises in the Orenburg region, will remain after the end of the maneuvers for training pilots, the commander of the 14th Army Air Force and Air Defence, Lieutenant-General Viktor Sevostyanov told journalists on Friday.
“By decision of the commander of the Central Military District, I was told to keep the combat readiness of the airstrip,” – Sevostyanov said, noting that the airfield will be used to train pilots.

According to him, for a safe takeoff and landing aircrafts should climb or fall just above the aerodrome where the plane taking off is guaranteed not to be able to fire on enemy ground.

Advanced combat equipment of ICBMs tested at the Kapustin Yar


On August 22, 2015 fighting crew Strategic Missile Forces with State Central Multipurpose Firing Range conducted a test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile RS-12M “Topol” at “Kapustin Yar” in the Astrakhan region.

The aim of the test was to start prospective warheads of intercontinental ballistic missiles, as specified in the message the Russian Defense Ministry.

Study of a missile with a given accuracy struck a conditional goal on the range “Sary-Shagan” (Republic of Kazakhstan), the press service of the Defense Ministry.

Command and staff exercises “Tsentr-2015” started in Voronezh region


Russian General Staff announced on Wednesday a surprise check of readiness of the Voronezh region to mobilize human and transport resources, the press service of the regional government informed.
The report said that the test has begun in accordance with the decision of the Russian president for strategic command and staff exercise “Tsentr-2015”.
The exercises are of a planned character. Their goal is to determe the ability of executive agencies and their managers to ensure the mobilization deployment of the Armed Forces.

Military police of the Northern Fleet to check exercises in Siberia for the first time


The military police of the Northern Fleet will keep order during large-scale inter-service exercises in the Krasnoyarsk Territory for the first time, press service of the Navy reported August 19.
The exercises, which will be held in late August, will involve different troops Ministry of Defense, including the Northern Fleet, a division of the Airborne Forces, and other military aircraft units. They will have to work protecting the strategically important industrial facility.
“The police of the Northern Fleet was established last year as part of the formation of a unified strategic command in the Arctic,” the press service reminded.

Troops of Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection made “invisible” critical facilities in 5 hours during exercises near Samara


More than 1,500 military men took part in the military exercises of Troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection in the Samara region, where with the help of special equipment during five hours they managed to make conditional “critical facility” “invisible”. This was reported on August 18 by the press service of the Central Military District.
The press service specified that 300 units were involved in the maneuvers.
“As a result of special equipment within a radius of 2.5 km solid aerosol screens were established, allowing five o’clock conditional critical facilities remained inaccessible to the means of visual intelligence and missile guidance systems of the enemy,” the press service noted.

Modern reconnaissance and control complex “Aistenok” to increase the effectiveness of artillery fire of the Western Military District


Gunners of Western Military District will master modern portable reconnaissance radar and fire control complexes 1L271 “Aistenok”, the press service of the Western Military District informed.

“Aistenok” automatically monitors the flight of projectiles and determines the point of their fall, which allows not only to monitor the results of their shooting and adjust the fire, but also reveal the location of enemy artillery at a distance of 15 km.

In addition, the complex technique detects moving ground at a distance of 20 km, which makes it possible to apply pre-emptive strikes against the enemy.

New competition “Elbrus Ring” to start in the Russian Armed Forces


Competitions “Elbrus ring” among the best alpine units of the Russian Armed Forces will be held in Kabardino-Balkaria for the first time, the competition will include a climb to the highest peak of Russia, the press service of the Southern Military District said.
“The competition will be attended by military personnel from each military district, and Airborne Troops. In total more than 60 people from the departments involved to carry out tasks in the highlands will be employed “Elbrus ring”,” the representative of the District said.

Anti-aircraft missile system “Buk-M2E” to be presented at MAKS-2015


Russian anti-aircraft missile system of medium-range “Buk-M2E” and the simulator will be presented to him at the MAKS-2015 in Zhukovsky, which will be held from August, 25 to August, 30, CEO of “Scientific Research Institute of Instrument named after Tikhomirov” which developed the system, Yuriy Beliy told reporters.

“At the MAKS-2015 on sites leased by “Concern PVO “Almaz-Antey” 24 target SAM “Buk-M2E” and trainer to it will be  displayed,” Beliy said.

“Buk-M2E” is designed to engage aircraft of tactical and strategic aviation, helicopters, cruise missiles and other flying objects aerodynamics throughout the entire range of their possible applications, tactical ballistic missiles and aircraft, guided aerial bombs under intense electronic and fire counteraction of the enemy, as well as shelling surface and ground-based radio-purposes.

Military signalmen to master communication apparatus “Redut-2US”


More than six thousand military signalers will master modern communication base complexes “Redut-2US” during training, according to the Defense Ministry.
“During comprehensive training soldiers gain experience in the modern digital means of communication, in particular, the basic set of hardware connections and the hardware control communications, digital field communication system “Redut-2US”, mobile videoconferencing complex “MK VKS”, the statement said.
Trainings are held at the sites of the Southern, North-Caucasian and Crimean Federal District, as well as on Russian military bases in Armenia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.