Paratroopers to test “Cornet” complex during exercises in Krasnodar region

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Russian paratroopers during the “Slavic brotherhood” exercise held near Novorossiysk will test the “Cornet”  antitank missile system before it enters the Airborne Forces, said spokesperson of the Russian Defense Ministry on the Airborne troops, Major Irina Kruglova.

“During the exercise, the anti-tank platoon will perform firings from the “Cornet” anti-tank missile system, which is not on duty of the airborne troops so far. At the request of the commander, when new armaments are received, we must use them on practice,” – Kruglova told reporters on Thursday.


Russian Navy vessel dipped diving bell 450 meters into Atlantic

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The ocean rescue ship “Igor Belousov” of the Russian Navy dipped the first diving bell on a working depth of 450 meters in the Atlantic, spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry on the Navy, Captain 1st Rank Igor Dygalo said Thursday.

“The parameters of work during dipping the diving bell were measured with special sensors the information of which was analyzed by specialists. The dive was carried out as part of the first phase of interdepartmental tests of the GVK-450 onboard deep-diving complex”, – he said.

It is planned that after the fourth stage of factory sea trials in the Atlantic the crew will begin state testing. The “Igor Belousov” rescue ship will become part of the Navy by the end of 2015.

Defense Ministry: “Zvezda” to have orders as long as Pacific Navy exists

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The “Zvezda” shipyard located in Primorye will be provided with orders as long as the Russian Pacific Navy exists, said Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov.

“As long as the Russian Navy exists in the Pacific, the shipyard  will be provided with orders. Because this is our main platform for shipbuilding, ship repair, in particular, submarines,” – Borisov told reporters.

According to him, the Defense Ministry has set the task before the plant to create a development program until 2025. “We discussed plans for 2016-2018, a long-term strategy of the “Zvezda” plant. The leadership was tasked to develop a long-term strategy of the “Zvezda” factory in two stages – up to 2020 and 2025 in the interests of the Defense Ministry “, – Borisov noted.

Manufacturer eports early delivery of S-400 Triumph regimental set to Russian army


Russia’s Almaz-Antei air defense concern has ahead of time delivered to the Russian Defense Ministry the ninth regimental set of the S-400 antiaircraft missile defence system, the company CEO Yan Novikov said on Wednesday.

“We have delivered the first this year and ninth in general regimental set of the S-400 Triumph missile system to our main customer – the Defense Ministry of Russia, ahead of time. This system was scheduled to be delivered this November,” he said.

The Almaz-Antei head said that in accordance with the customer’s requirements, the equipment was handed over to the Defense Ministry representatives at a range with test firing on air targets. The acceptance delivery tests were successful.

Bombers to apply bombs during show at RAE

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Crews of the Su-24M tactical bombers and Mi-8AMTSh “Terminator” combat transport helicopters will perform at the X International exhibition of arms, military equipment and ammunition named Russia Arms Expo-2015 set to be held in Nizhny Tagil.

“Pilots will apply bombs and unguided rockets against ground targets simulating a column of tanks. Demonstration flights with combat use are scheduled to be held daily from 9 to 12 September at the Staratel site,” – the press service of the Central Military District reported.

Aircraft from airports located in the Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk regions will participate in demonstration flights.

Strategic Missile Forces to be trained assessing impact of weapons of mass destruction

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The Russian Strategic Missile Forces started teachings using the Unified system for identifying and assessing the extent and effects of weapons of mass destruction, spokesperson of the forces, Colonel Igor Egorov told journalists on Wednesday.

The exercise involves all NBC units without exception (radiation, chemical and biological protection ones).

Tasks suggesting different scenarios of terrorist attacks in the radiologically, chemically and biologically dangerous objects will be worked out during the exercises.

Shoigu: it is necessary to unite efforts of SCO military departments

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told about the need to consolidate efforts of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization military departments to address regional security problems at a meeting with the deputy chairman of the Central Military Commission of China.

In this context, Sergei Shoigu noted, “the question of consolidating efforts of military departments and creation of new interaction mechanisms is becoming more relevant than ever before.”

He pointed out that combat friendship and mutual aid during the Second World War laid a solid foundation of modern Russian-Chinese relations in the military field.

Ryazan State Instrument-Making Plant presented latest helmet-mounted target designation system and display at the MAKS-2015


During MAKS-2015 Ryazan State Instrument Plant presented latest helmet-mounted target designation system and display that is part of the equipment of the Mi-28nm – of the latest version of attack helicopter Mi-28N “Night Hunter” passing the test.

This was announced by the general director of Ryazan State Instrument Plant Eugeny Barankin.
“At the MAKS-2015 we presented helmet-mounted target designation system and display (NSTSI-B) helicopter application. It is designed to be displayed on the background of the surrounding space required pilot visual information and target aircraft weapons on targets not only straight ahead, but in every area surveyed. The product is part of the avionics of the Mi-28nm,” Barankin said.

Russian Armed Forces received EW complexes worth billion rubles at MAKS

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Russia’s largest holding company in the electronic industry “Concern Radio-Electronic technologies” (KRET, part of Rostec) handed over electronic warfare systems worth more than 1 billion rubles to the Armed Forces under state procurement at MAKS-2015, the press service of KRET reported.

The troops received the “Rychag-AV”, “Krasuha-2”, “Krasuha-4”, “Rtut-BM” electronic warfare systems. These complexes, as the concern says, “are able to defend military and civilian objects from precision destruction means, promptly receive intelligence information on the evolving situation and mislead the enemy by influence on its information communications, went to places of service directly from the Gromov exposure”.

Chief of Staff: world continues exporting radicalism and chaos

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Zones of instability in the contemporary world are actively multiplying; radicalism and chaos export is continued, said Tuesday head of the Russian General Staff, Army General Valery Gerasimov.

According to him, the modern military-political situation demands new approaches to international stability and development of the Armed Forces, and training of military personnel is an important link in this process.