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Sunday, February 25, 2018

NATO got in the stomach: near Kaliningrad will “Iskander»


A single day of acceptance of military products held in the defense Ministry. The event, which is a quarterly, online reports are to supply the army weapons and military equipment, as well as the construction of new facilities. Wednesday, January 31, summed up in 2017, and probably the most important result was the news that the State defense order (SDO) was performed on 98.5.

A frame from the video.

A single day of acceptance of the traditionally held at the National defense control center of Russia. Here on the giant screens appeared the representatives of the military Department and the Russian defense industry, which in on-line reports about the execution of the task for deliveries of the latest models of weapons and military construction. This format is chosen so that the defense Ministry could online to find out the questions and if necessary to correct the problem.

Opening the event, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the defense procurement in 2017 for the supply of new weapons, military and special equipment (AMSE) in the Armed forces performed by 98.5%, and repair — of 96.7%. According to him, these results indicate that the industry generally fulfil its obligations.

Specifying supplies, the Minister said that last year the army received more than three and a half thousand advanced weapons — in particular, 116 cruise missiles “Caliber”, 110 aircraft and helicopters, two warships, three Brigadier kit “Iskander-M”, nine anti-aircraft missile systems and complexes of various classes, as well as more than 400 units of armored weapons. Troops routinely also received the engineering and automotive equipment, communications equipment, aviation armament and ammunition.

Speaking about the latest technology, which participated in military operations in Syria, Sergei Shoigu said that Russian defense companies have eliminated almost all manufacturing defects revealed in the course of their operational use, and in some samples was increased operational and technical characteristics.

During the videoconference the head of the military missions of the defense Ministry Colonel Oleg Stepanov reported that the strategic missile forces received in 2017 21 ballistic missile, 19 Autonomous launchers, 33 machines to ensure alerting, 7 command points, 310 and other components of systems. According to him, only in 2017 performed six launches of Intercontinental ballistic missiles, the equipment worked in a regular mode, the tasks carried out.

Speaking of military construction projects, Deputy defense Minister of the Russian Federation Timur Ivanov, in particular, reported that at the 1st State test spaceport in the city of peace built objects for throwing tests of promising missile complex stationary bases. In all likelihood, we are talking about Intercontinental ballistic missile “Sarmat”. About her throwing a successful test, which took place at the end of last year, previously wrote “MK”.

The Deputy Minister also reported on the completion of the Park areas and technical areas for the placement of missile complexes “Iskander-M” in the Kaliningrad region. This theme has long been a “headache” of NATO. Representatives of this unit repeatedly criticized the transfer of Russian missiles in the enclave, believing that the move will increase tensions between Europe and Russia. Now we can safely say that “Iskander” there just appears, despite all the negative comments of the North Atlantic bloc.

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