On Wednesday in the Congress-exhibition centre “the patriot,” the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held a visiting session of the Collegium of the military Department. The meeting was attended by the senior members of the Armed Forces, representatives of bodies of state power, the military-industrial complex, public and other organizations.
Discussed the implementation of the action Plan of the strategic Missile forces (RVSN) for 2016-2020, and also questions of preparation for the International military-technical forum “ARMY-2017”, the development of information technologies of the Armed Forces through the use of automated military systems and the implementation of the program “Efficient army”.
In his introductory remarks, the defense Minister said that today the strategic missile forces are maintained at a level which is guaranteed to solve the tasks of nuclear deterrence.
“In operational condition are 99% of launchers, more than 96% in constant readiness for an immediate start. Developed advanced rocket complexes, capable to overcome a layered missile defense. Actively re 4 connections on missile system “YARS” mobile and silo-based,” – said General of the army Sergei Shoigu.
“As a result, by the end of the year the level of equipment with modern weapons and military equipment of the strategic missile forces will be increased to 66%,” – said the Minister of defence and noted that the technical improvement of the strategic missile forces will continue.
Turning to the issue of preparations for the International military-technical forum “ARMY-2017”, the defense Minister stated that, as shown by the results of last year, this event has become one of the world’s leading exhibitions of arms and military equipment. In its work took part more than half a million people, twice more than in 2015.
“Extended static exposition. The number of items increased 1.5 times and exceeded 11 thousand. The production is presented by 58 defense companies and holdings from 13 countries. Was first deployed national exposition of enterprises forming defence-industrial complexes of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Pakistan”, – said the General of the army Sergei Shoigu.
According to him, became more ambitious and dynamic program. It comprised more than 250 advanced weapons and technology. In the special show were 13 new developments of unmanned aerial vehicles and robotic systems, as well as promising armored weapons, created on the platform “Armata”, “boomerang” and “Kurganets”.
The defense Minister recalled that this year the Forum will be held from 22 to 27 August on the territory of Congress and exhibition center “Patriot”, Alabino, the airfield of Kubinka, in all military districts and in the Northern fleet.
“The forum promises to become unprecedented in scale and rich in events. Already invited more than 100 foreign delegations”, – said the head of the military Department.
Speaking about the peculiarities of the exhibition, the General of the army Sergei Shoigu said that the first display of weapons, military and special equipment at the landfill Alabino, will be held at night. Also for the first time it is planned to demonstrate the capabilities of marine robotic complexes.
“In the scientific and business program will be attended by prominent public figures and leading scientists. In addition, the Forum will include the international exhibition of arms, military equipment and ammunition, as well as “Intelligent industrial technologies – 2017″. Will be shown high-performance equipment and technologies for modernization of industrial enterprises”, – informed the Minister of defence.
“Everything must be done to the Forum was organized at the highest level”, – tasked the Minister of defence.
Referring to the improvement of information technologies of the Armed Forces, the defense Minister noted that information is one of the key factors of achieving excellence in an armed confrontation.
“Today, therefore, for more effective command and control is actively introducing new technologies for information collection, processing and presentation,” said General of the army Sergei Shoigu.
He said that in the interests of the Armed Forces formed a Unified information space with the data Bank, the number of users exceeds 180 million and is growing annually by more than 30%.
“In a Single information space of integrated automated systems 51 of the Federal body of Executive power. Increases equipment National defence control centre. In 2014, the level of automation has increased in 7 times”, – said the head of the military Department.
According to him, at a test site in the Park “Patriot” being tested promising technologies of data processing. In this work actively involves leading enterprises of the defense industry, research organizations, military colleges and research company.
Turning to the final question on the agenda of the meeting, the defense Minister reminded that in 2014 in order to optimize costs was carried out a comprehensive analysis of the main costs and its results the developed program “Efficient army”.
“Its implementation allowed to save over 40 billion rubles. We were able to increase the efficiency of use of budgetary funds in areas such as military education, capital construction, medical and logistics,” – said General of the army Sergei Shoigu.
He also noted that good results have been achieved in support of the military service housing.
“Given that the needs in the utility Fund often exceeds our capabilities, it was decided to increase to market levels the amount of monetary compensation for employment of premises by officers and ensigns” – said the head of the military Department.
According to him, today for housing mainly built where there is not enough or not at all, but to rent an apartment or room is not possible.
“This approach allows significant savings on the budget allocated to the Ministry of defence on the solution of the housing problem”, – said the Minister of defence.
The defense Minister noted that the program “Effective army” also provides a transition to uniform standards of construction of buildings and structures using modern technology.
“This allows us to reduce the time of design and construction doubled, to reduce the cost of the facilities constructed by unifying two and a half times, to reduce the cost of operational maintenance of objects more than three times”, – said General of the army Sergei Shoigu.
In conclusion, the Minister of defense stressed that this is not a complete list of effective solutions applied in the everyday activities of the Armed Forces.