Connect with us

Russia

Russia will Construct Two More Landing Ships under the Project 11711

Published

on

Photo credit: YouTube

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Today, TASS news agency reported that a decision was taken to be finalized the Project 11711 Ivan Gren-class landing ships developed for the Russian Navy, with the construction of two or three other large amphibious assault ships of the same class. The state-run media refers to a statement made by the chief executive of the Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexei Rakhmanov, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

The CEO of the largest shipbuilding company in Russia states that the project on which the amphibious assault ships are built will be improved in means of changes in the hull of the vessels. Under the improved program, the company plans to construct at least two or even more ships, for which no contract has yet been concluded.

Read more: Russian Navy’s Large Amphibious Assault Ship Pyotr Morgunov to Enter Trials Next Year

Rakhmanov also says that the second Project 1171 landing ship Pyotr Morgunov, which last month was announced to enter trials no later than March 2019, will be constructed in the same way as the lead ship Ivan Gren.

Earlier, TASS reported that the Ivan Gren-class landing ships series, which are under construction at the Yantar Shipyard, won’t continue, and in their place a new project will be developed for a large displacement ship. This was stated by the chief executive of the Kaliningrad-based shipbuilding company, Yantar Shipyard Eduard Yefimov.

Read more: KSRC Proposes a New Design for the Future Russian Semi-Catamaran Aircraft Carrier

The lead amphibious assault ship of the Project 11711, Ivan Gren was laid down in December and was floated in May 2012. It entered service with the Russian Navy on 20th June 2018. The second warship, the Pyotr Morgunov, which is currently under construction, is expected to start shipbuilders’ sea trials in June next year.

Read more:
Russian tests of a warship embarrassed the Royal Navy

The large amphibious assault ships built under the Project 11711 are developed to transport military hardware and weaponry as well as Marines to a coastal area seized by the enemy. The warships of this class are capable to carry 13 MBTs or 36 IFVs as well as to transport up to 300 Marines or a reinforced marine infantry company with organic military hardware, and land them by using pontoons.

Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter.

BulgarianMilitary.com
Source: TASS

Facebook Comments

Russia

Sergey Shoigu Outlined the Plans of Russia’s MoD for 2019 at the Ministry’s Annual Board Meeting

Published

on

Photo credit: Kremlin.ru

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The annual report of Russia’s Ministry of Defence that outlines its plans for 2019 was made today by the Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu at the annual board meeting of the ministry, chaired by President Vladimir Putin. During the session, Russia’s Minister of Defence presented various statistics related to the Army’s work in 2018 as well as the MoD’s plans for the next year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

In 2019, Russia’s MoD is scheduled to finish the establishment of the infrastructure for placing air defense systems and air control centers on the Wrangel Island (the Arctic Ocean, between the Chukchi Sea and East Siberian Sea), Sredniy Island (Arctic Ocean, the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago), and Cape Schmidt (ChukchiSea). The Russian Defence Minister added that reconstruction works such as renovating the landing strip, constructing launch pads and building residential buildings for military personnel, were carried out at the Severomorsk-1 airfield, under the program of establishing the Arctic infrastructure. Similar activities continue to be conducted at the Temp airfield on the Kotelny Island, which is located between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea in the Russian Arctic.

Again in 2019, the Russian Armed Forces will receive medium-range reconnaissance and attack drones, work on which is nearing completion. Annually they get more than 300 short-range aircraft in accordance with the defense procurement plan, now the number has exceeded to 2,100 drones in the Army, reports Sergey Shoigu.

Read more: New Drone for Arctic Operations Displayed by Kalashnikov Group

The Russian Navy will put on combat duty 12 warships, combat boats, two submarines, 12 support vessels and four Bal and Bastion mobile coastal defence missile systems. The Defence Chief said: “As a whole, the task is to raise the share of modern weaponry in the Navy to 64%.”

Read more: Corvettes and Submarines Armed with Cruise Missiles to Enter Service with Russia’s Pacific Fleet

The Russia’s Aerospace Force, naval aviation and the Navy’s air defence forces, on the other hand, will accept 143 new and advanced aircraft, two regiments of S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems and the first S-350 Vityaz surface-to-air complex as well as seven battalion sets of Pantsyr air defence missile systems. The Defence Minister noted the share of modern weaponry, military and special weapons and equipment will reach 81.8% in the Aerospace Force and 65% in the Air Force.

Read more: 40N6 Long-Range Missile of the S-400 Triumf Enters Service with the Russian Army

During today’s meeting, also were stated the plans to be delivered 719 modern armored vehicles, one brigade set of Iskander-M missile systems as well as two brigades of S-300V4 and Buk-M3 surface-to-air missile complexes. 11 large units and military formations will be placed in the Russia’s Ground Forces, thus the share of modern weaponry will reach 50.8%. The MoD’s annual report says that in 2018, “the task of raising the level of modern armament in the Army was 2.3% over-fulfilled,” and within this year the armed forces had been strengthened with ten new large units, military formations and 2,200 new and upgraded weapon systems.

Read more: Russia Displays its Latest Viking Air Defense Missile System at Airshow China 2018

As a priority task was pointed out the Russian Strategic Missile Force to put into service 31 Yars and Avangard ICBMs in 2019. As it was reported earlier by the Commander of the Strategic Missile Force Sergei Karakayev, the first Avangard missile complexes armed with the hypersonic glide vehicle will enter combat duty in the Dombarovsky missile division in the Orenburg Region in the south Urals.

Speaking on the the military exercise planned to be held in 2019, Sergey Shoigu told that Russian strategic nuclear forces will hold the military exercise Grom (Thunder). Along with it and the command-and-staff exercise Center 2019, in total 18,500 different war games and military trainings will be planned and conducted by Russia’s MoD.

Read more: Russia’s Defence Ministry Plans to Conduct over 4000 Military Exercises during 2019

To sum up the results of 2018, the Defence Minister noted that the task to bring the share of advanced weapons to 82% in the strategic nuclear forces has been successfully completed and they “are maintained at the level that guarantees nuclear deterrence.”

At the annual meeting, Colonel-GeneralAlexander Dvornikov, the Commander of the Southern Military District said that this year, the rearming of the air defense units in Crimea with the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems, was completed and “today they are on combat duty, reliably protecting the airspace over the entire Crimean Peninsula.”

Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our RedditLinkedInTwitterFacebook and Google+ pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter.

BulgarianMilitary.com
Sources: TASS, RT

Facebook Comments

Continue Reading

Russia

The Infrastructure for Deploying the Sarmat ICBMs is Already Fully Prepared

Published

on

Photo credit: RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation, (BulgarianMilitary.com) –  Today, the Russian daily business newspaper Kommersant published an interview with Russia’s Deputy Minister of Defence Timur Ivanov, who revealed that the infrastructure for deploying the most advanced RS-28 Sarmat liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile, has been fully prepared, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

The business daily cited the statement of the Deputy Defence Minister that during the past few years, the Russian MoD has built modern infrastructure for the Yars intercontinental missile complexes deployment and the building of this for the Sarmat ICBMs, is already completed. According to him, the most complex facilities are already operational as well as the radar stations that are already put on combat duty.

Read more: Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat ICBM Enters Serial Production in 2021

Along with it, Russia has also created 11 hydro-technical structures and 23 coastal facilities for its Navy, as well as reconstructed 19 airfields for the Aerospace Force. Timur Ivanov defined the results as “substantial” and noted that the pace of building the infrastructure will be sped up.

Another interview, this time with the Commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (RSMF) Colonel General Sergey Karakayev, published in Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper, states that the flight tests of the complex will start in the nearest future, given the fact that the necessary infrastructure is already constructed at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in north Russia. He also confirmed the information that the rearmament of the RSMF with the advanced silo-based missile complex will begin in 2021, with the Uzhur-based strategic missile force division that currently operates the Sarmat ICBM’s predecessor – the Voyevoda missile complex.

Read more: Russia May Boast with at Least Six Super Weapons

This year, the Sarmat ICBM successfully has completed the pop-up tests. Its serial production is expected to start from 2020 and in 2021, when and the first regiment armed with this missile is expected to assume combat duty. In late December 2017, the Russian media reported about conducting of the first successful pop-up test of the Sarmat ICBM.

Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our RedditLinkedInTwitterFacebook and Google+ pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter.

BulgarianMilitary.com
Sources: TASS, Kommersant 

Facebook Comments

Continue Reading

Russia

The First Prototype of Russia’s Next Generation Armored Vehicle Tigr-2 is Expected to be Ready in Spring

Published

on

Photo credit: TASS

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) – According to a source in Russia’s Ministry of Defence, who was cited today (14th December) by the Russian state media, the first prototype of the next generation armored vehicle Tigr-2, currently under development by Military Industrial Company, will be ready in spring next year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

The latest modification of multi-role military vehicle is expected to be finished in March or April 2019 after some adjustments are made, according to today’s information, which is not officially confirmed. Previously, the Russian manufacturer of armored military vehicles and armored personnel carriers – Militaryand Industrial Company, said that the Tigr-2 prototype would be made by the end of this year.

However, the ministry source unveiled that some of the requirements set by the Russian Ministry of Defence have changed and now the developer has to make some adjustments in the design of the armored vehicle, which have impact on the timeframe, but not too much. In particular Tigr-2 is seen to be ready in April 2019, and may be even earlier – in March. The source did not specify the new requirements.

Read more: Russian Navy’s Large Amphibious Assault Ship Pyotr Morgunov to Enter Trials Next Year

In the official information, released earlier by the company, it was noted that the new vehicle will be shielded against explosives with a weight of up to 2kg  in TNT equivalent, it will feature enhanced ballistic endurance to the 6a class according to technical standards and load capacity – increased to 2 tonnes. In comparison, the current Tigr-M vehicle that is in service, features anti-mine endurance of up to 0.6 kg in TNT equivalent and 5 class ballistic protection, with its load capacity rising up to 1.2 tonnes.

The development of the next generation armored vehicle Tigr-2 takes into account the experience of using Tigr-M vehicles in real combat conditions, including those in Syria. The enhanced load capacity of the new vehicle will allow it to be fitted with new modules with heavy armament on it.

Read more: Russia Shows Off its Latest Military Hardware at the First Major Defence Exhibition in North Africa

The Tigr is a class of Russian armored vehicles, with its modifications being manufactured at the subsidiary of Military Industrial Company – Arzamas Machine-Building Factory since 2005.

Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our RedditLinkedInTwitterFacebook and Google+ pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter.

BulgarianMilitary.com
Source: TASS



Facebook Comments

Continue Reading

Global

Defence Ministers of Russia and India Discussed the Start of Joint Production of Kalashnikov Guns in India

Published

on

Photo credit: Adnan Abidi | Reuters

NEW DELHI, India, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – A mass production of Kalashnikov submachine guns is determined to start in India, next year. This was one of the topics discussed during today’s meeting of the Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission on military technical cooperation, held in New Delhi, India, reported the Russian Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin, after the session, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

During the meeting co-chaired by the defence ministers of the two countries- Sergei Shoigu of Russia and Nirmala Sitharaman of India, both collocutors held talks on a draft program for military-technical collaboration till 2030. Another topic was the organization of the production process of Ka-226T multirole helicopter on the territory of India, explains further Russia’s Deputy Minister of Defence.

Read more: Russia May Conclude $1.5 billion Deal as Lowest Bidder in India’s VSHORAD Program

On the background of the repeated request by India’s army to acquire the latest weapons in order to meet its needs, today’s talks also covered and detailed consideration of the steps toward the start of Kalashnikov submachine guns production in India, starting in 2019.

The participants in the session paid close attention to the quality of after-sales services. They also have signed an agreement to establish a Russian-Indian intergovernmental commission on military and military technical cooperation, which to complete the restructuring of the intergovernmental commission and to allow establishing closer cooperation in the defence area.

Read more: Russian and Indian Navies Kicked Off their Joint Maritime Exercise Indra Navy 2018

Previously, the Russian Minister of Defence Sergey Shoigu said that the meeting of the Russian-Indian inter-governmental commission on military and technical cooperation, which was held today, aims to sum up the results of the commission’s work in the current year, as well as to be found out prompt and effective ways in the implementation of the agreements secured by the leaders of both countries, during the visitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin in India in October 2018. He also stated that the regular meetings of the Russian and Indian leaders are “a vivid proof of constructive bilateral relations.”

During the talks with his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman, Russia’s Defence Minister defined the level of cooperation in military technology transfer between India and Russia as ‘unprecedented’, adding that Russia is ready to enhance its military-technical collaboration with India in the long term. He expressed his confidence in the strong ties with New Delhi in the area of armament and military hardware transfer, saying that “no other state cooperates with India… as close as Russia.”

Read more: Russia to Deliver Four Stealth Frigates to India Under a $950 million Contract

Sergey Shoigu pointed out as an example the signed with India contracts for the delivery of S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems and Project 11356 frigates, despite the external pressure.

Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our RedditLinkedInTwitterFacebook and Google+ pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter

BulgarianMilitary.com
Source: TASS

Facebook Comments

Continue Reading
Advertisement Electron Progress EAD, Bulgaria

Get more stuff

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Advertisement

TRENDS LAST 15 DAYS