The Russian army rapidly rearming. And don’t hide their success. Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov told us how many contracts were signed at the recent Army-2016″ and what promising models might soon appear on the service.
photo: Sergei Ivanov
— Yuri Ivanovich, you know, that the forum was signed a lot of contracts, can you say what amount they were signed?
In the framework of the forum of the Russian defense Ministry for the first time in a public format 17 signed state contracts with industry worth over 130 billion rubles.
One of them is the contract for the construction of 4 diesel submarines of project 636.3 for the Pacific fleet. As you know, currently, the black sea fleet have already been delivered 4 such submarines, and by the end of the year will be transferred 2 of the order.
— What other submarines are being built and how the project is progressing nuclear submarine of the fifth generation?
— As for non-nuclear submarines of project 677, now under construction of two submarines of this project, “Kronstadt” and “Great Luke”, which will be based in the area of responsibility of the Northern fleet. Speaking on the latest submarines, currently under development, and preliminary design of the future nuclear submarine of the fifth generation, the results of which will decide on the timing of its creation.
— What novelties are still waiting for the army?
For example, the tank “Armata”. It has significant advantages in security of the crew, firepower, and also has a higher maneuverability, which is important in conditions of modern warfare.
Another novelty is the bomb “Drill” designed to defeat lightly armored vehicles, ammunition dumps, fortifications, industrial sites and communications.
Its advantages are high accuracy in a wide range of applications. Carriers of the “Drill” will become the aircraft of tactical aviation.
Also were presented the export version of the missiles “Caliber”. The combat power of these missiles was demonstrated in the result of terrorist targets in Syria.
— The progress in aviation complex A-60, which can carry a laser weapon on Board?
Here say is not much. But I can say that the development of complex A-60 is progressing. Completed work on deep modernization of the onboard complex, which would significantly enhance its tactical and technical characteristics. To date, conducted ground testing. Now undergoing experiments, the results of which confirm the correctness of the decisions taken.
— What kind of innovations discussed in the framework of the “Army-2016”?
— It was formed by the special exhibition “Innovation club” to demonstrate the scientific and technical projects of a high stage of technological readiness in the thematic areas. These include robotic systems and their components, traffic systems and platforms, power plant, navigation and communication, information technology and cyber security, control systems, equipment, products and equipment for use in extreme conditions, means of logistics.
On the closed part of the exhibition were presented the projects of perspective samples of rocket and space technology, launch vehicles into orbit, promising models of robotics, unmanned vehicles, and systems of communication, navigation and electronic warfare, nuclear security.
I note that these projects have shown the growing capabilities of our industry to create high-tech, modern and advanced weapons and will be considered when developing measures of the state armament programme for the new programming period.