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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Update surface forces: Shoigu revealed the basis of the Russian fleet

The main combat ships of the Navy of Russia in the near future will be a multipurpose frigates, equipped with high-precision long-range weapons. Currently completed trials of the frigate “Admiral Gorshkov”. This was stated on Friday at the Collegium of the military Department, its head, Sergei Shoigu.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

According to him, the adoption of such frigates into service will provide a systematic update of the surface forces and fleets by 30% to increase their combat potential. Their most powerful weapon will be cruise missiles “Caliber” and “Onyx”. And trials of the frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” has already successfully carried out firing these cruise missiles.

With regard to the development of the Navy as a whole, the number of servicemen in the Navy, doing military service under the contract, increased to 95%. Battalion tactical group, staffed 100%. The composition of the formations and military units made almost 400 pieces of weapons, military and special equipment.

The Minister noted that for the first time the experience of combat use of carrier-based aircraft from the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” on the coast of the Syrian Arab Republic. Completed five-month long voyage around the African continent troop ships headed by the large anti-submarine ship “Severomorsk”. A nuclear submarine of new generation “Severodvinsk” successfully carried out its first combat mission. Part of forces of constant readiness after repair entered the missile cruiser “Marshal Ustinov”. Continues the development of the Arctic. The crews of missile submarines strategic purpose of improving the skill of ice-swimming. For the first time in the far North finished shooting coastal missile complex “Bastion”. According to Shoigu, they have been excellent.

This year on the archipelago Franz-Joseph and the Novosibirsk Islands will end with the creation of a unique military camps, closed loop, built using the latest technologies. Restored network polar airfields, which will contribute to the development of transport and tourist infrastructure in the Arctic.

The Board also considered the issues of development of ground space infrastructure in interests of Armed Forces and proposals to the draft State armament programme for the years 2018-2025, in the construction of military infrastructure. As the Minister said, it is planned to build and enter in operation 740 1 objects build 24 thousand kilometers of fiber-optic communication lines. Thus the main efforts will be aimed at creating sites for the grouping of forces and means of nuclear deterrence land, sea and air-based. It is composed of 129 enlarged objects and 6 long-range aviation airfields. In addition, the development of network communication and command and control.

The defense Ministry also intends to carry out arrangement of 33 airfields of tactical aviation, berthing front of places of basing of the Navy, the placement of missile complexes “Iskander”, “Bal” and “Bastion”.

At the end of the meeting the parties discussed the issue concerning the military police. Shoigu said that to date, its teams have been established in the garrison and in all military units.

Done in the past year work has allowed to reduce the total number of crimes by 5.1%, including those associated with non-regulation relations 37.6%, physical abuse at 16%. Accidents on a military transport at the fault of the military drivers decreased by 19%. In the case of servicemen has decreased by almost 12%.

And in the Syrian Arab Republic the military police to date have provided protection of Russian doctors in the 92 exit receptions of civilians, holding 350 humanitarian actions, support of more than 60 humanitarian convoys.


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