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Russian Military: News & Updates

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    Retaking of Palmyra involved Russian spec ops and regime troops on the ground and CJTFOIR (Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve) strikes from the air, including US jets.
     
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    Russian President Security Service (SBP) SF unit operatives.
     
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    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/...ion-falters-shift-to-upgrading-old-tanks.html

    Russian Armata production falters – shift to upgrading old tanks
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    The Russian Armata program, a universal chassis system that is intended to be the foundational element for Russia’s future armor force and includes the third-generation T-14 main battle tank (MBT), could be in danger of being cancelled, following recent announcements to upgrade T-80 and T-90 series main battle tanks (MBTs) in addition to revising plans to melt down 10,000 armored vehicles by 2020.

    Russia will melt down 4,000 armored vehicles and retain the remaining 6,000 as a strategic reserve. Earlier this year, the MoD also awarded a $417 million contract to upgrade T-80 and T-90 MBTs to modern standards.

    T-80 tanks will receive an armor upgrade, next to a host of other modifications, whereas T-90s will be retrofitted with technology found in the T-14 MBT including a new automatic target tracker and fire control computer as well as a remotely operated weapon station.

    Russia operates 550 T-90A tanks as of 2016. According to the plans of Russian MOD in 2010, overall number of T-90 tanks was planned to be 1400 units.

    Russia has 550 in active service T-80s and 3,000 T-80s in storage in 2016.

    T-72B3M: this is the newest variant of the T-72 fielded by the Russian army since 2016. Ammunition includes advanced projectiles. A large amount of reactive armor (analog to T-90MS). New radio communication. New panoramic sight. Increased protection against mines. A new fire control system. The most notable upgrade is the stabilized, panoramic, independent commander’s PK PAN sight with integrated thermal viewer, thought to have similar specifications to the Sosna-U. The automotive performance of the tank was also improved with a more powerful V-92S2 engine rated at 1,130 hp (830 kW) coupled to an automatic transmission system and improved drivetrain. Relikt new generation ERA was installed. The Russian Defense Ministry has purchased several hundred T-72B3M tanks and received the first 20 in early 2017. 20 more in March 2017. Another 20 in May 2017. 15 more in June 2017. Total ordered 154 tanks.
     
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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-apos-only-aircraft-carrier-012000262.html

    Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Is Doomed
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    Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Is Doomed

    Admiral Kuznetsov, is in big trouble." data-reactid="24" style="margin-bottom: 1em;">Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the aging Admiral Kuznetsov, is in big trouble.



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    The National Interest’s David Majumdarreported back in July that Moscow was considering scaling back its modernization plans. At that time, however, Russian officials claimed this decision had been made in order to have the carrier back in the fleet as soon as possible

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    Foreign Policy pointed out at the time of the Syrian deployment, “Deploying an operational aircraft carrier, no matter how star-crossed, makes Russia a member of an exclusive club: the only other countries with big-deck naval aviation capability today are the United States, France, and, to a limited extent, China.”

    Admiral Kuznetsov is a broken down, black smoke exhausting piece of sh*t that should have been decommissioned years ago.” Foreign Policy has reported, “The last time Russia’s sole aircraft carrier sailed into the Mediterranean Sea, five years ago, the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet kept a close eye on its progress. The concern among American officers wasn’t the ship’s contingent of fighter planes; instead, it was the very real worry it would sink and necessitate a potentially risky rescue operation.” Thus, the ship is more of a symbol of embarrassment to Russia.

    Admiral Kuznetsov’s modernization further reinforces the perception that Russia’s plans to build a “supercarrier” are not very serious. The proposed new carrier will be powered by two RITM-200 nuclear engines and displace one hundred thousand tons. This is nearly twice the weight of Russia’s only existing aircraft carrier. It will also allegedly be able to carry 90 aircraft, roughly sixty more than the Admiral Kuznetsov.
     
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    Should just buy Liaoning when it retires.
     
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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-apos-next-big-nuclear-015900962.html

    Russia's Next Big Nuclear Missile Submarine Launches Tomorrow
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    Prince Vladimir(Князь Владимир—transliterated as Knyaz Vladimir) is an improved version of the original Project 955 SSBN, three of which have been completed for the Russian Navy.

    Prince Vladimir has a better acoustical stealth, better electronics and improved living spaces for the crew. Like its predecessors, the new SSBN will be armed with 16 D-30 Bulava submarine launched ballistic missiles. Prince Vladimir is the first of five Project 995A ballistic missile submarines to be built for the Russian Navy. The remainder of the Project 995A boats—Prince Oleg, Generalissimus Suvorov, Emperor Alexander III and Prince Pozharsky are in various stages of construction." data-reactid="25" style="margin-bottom: 1em;">Compared to the three older Project 995 boats, Prince Vladimir has a better acoustical stealth, better electronics and improved living spaces for the crew. Like its predecessors, the new SSBN will be armed with 16 D-30 Bulava submarine launched ballistic missiles. Prince Vladimir is the first of five Project 995A ballistic missile submarines to be built for the Russian Navy. The remainder of the Project 995A boats—Prince Oleg, Generalissimus Suvorov, Emperor Alexander III and Prince Pozharsky are in various stages of construction.


    The Husky will be developed in three variants. One version will be a basic nuclear-powered attack submarine while a second version will be an SSGN or cruise missile carrier. A third version would an another ballistic missile submarine design to complement or potentially replace the older Boreis or remaining Delta-class vessels.

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    The idea is similar to how the United States Navy developed its Virginia-class submarine, which has evolved from an attack submarine into a cruise missile carrier with the addition of the Virginia Payload Module. An indeed, the U.S. Navy’s forthcoming Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines are in many ways an enlarged derivative of the Virginia-class design. The Russians intend to follow the same pattern with their Husky-class.

    Kommersant report that has caught many military analysts by surprise is that the SSBN version of the Husky will apparently be armed with a liquid-fueled SLBM. It is possible that the report is in error and the new submarine will be armed with a solid fuel missile, however the Russians continue to arm their Delta-class SSBNs with versions of the liquid-fuel R-29 SLBM." data-reactid="33" style="margin-bottom: 1em;">One of the surprises in the Kommersant report that has caught many military analysts by surprise is that the SSBN version of the Husky will apparently be armed with a liquid-fueled SLBM. It is possible that the report is in error and the new submarine will be armed with a solid fuel missile, however the Russians continue to arm their Delta-class SSBNs with versions of the liquid-fuel R-29 SLBM.

    However, many Russian and American military analysts specializing in Russian defense issues are skeptical that the Husky SSBN variant will ever be built, thus, it might not matter what the GPV says when it is formally released. In the near term at least, since the Husky is at best in its developmental phase, there is no chance that there will be any procurement rubles—allocated to the project.
     
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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-apos-stealth-torpedoes-neat-131300855.html

    Russia's New Stealth Torpedoes Have a Neat Trick: They Can Pretend to Be Giant Fish
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    Russia's New Stealth Torpedoes Have a Neat Trick: They Can Pretend to Be Giant Fish

    "Hey, that's no turtle. That's a torpedo headed toward us!"

    This is what U.S. ship captains will scream too late, if Russia has its way. Russia is promising to develop smart mini-torpedoes that are noiseless, leave no wake—and creep through the water at two to three miles per hour.

    These "combat turtles," which are supposed to fool enemy sensors into thinking they are fish, were will weigh less than 100 pounds, according to scientist Shamil Aliyev, described by Russian media as Russia's leading torpedo expert. The idea is to unleash swarms of these weapons that will sneak up on enemy ships.
     
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    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/...zircon-hypersonic-missile-is-operational.html

    Russia military official claims mach 8 Zircon hypersonic missile is operational
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    The head of Russia’s defense council Viktor Bondarev confirmed the Zircon cruise missile is now available in Russia’s arsenal while speaking on Tuesday. The weapon – which Russia boasts is capable of Mach 8 – was last tested back in June.

    In April 2017, it was revealed that the Zircon had reached a speed of Mach 8 (6,090 mph; 9,800 km/h; 2,722.3 m/s) during a test.

    According to the state-owned media, the longest range is 540 nmi (620 mi; 1,000 km) for this purpose a new fuel was created.

    The Zircon will be incorporated into the Kirov-class battlecruiser Admiral Nakhimov in 2018, and the Pyotr Velikiy in 2022.
     
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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/russia-apos-su-57-stealth-010800044.html

    Is Russia's New Su-57 Stealth Fighter and S-500 Air Defense System Doomed?
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    PONARS Policy Memo.[/a] “Over the next eight years, Russia will continue to purchase small numbers of these planes for testing.”


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    “It will also continue to purchase Su-35S fighter jets, with a new contract for 50 additional aircraft signed in late 2016. Purchases of Su-30SM fighter jets and Su-34 strike aircraft will also continue, most likely at rates of 12-18 aircraft per year of each type,” Gorenburg wrote.

    “Mikoyan MiG-35 fighter aircraft may also be procured, but probably not in large numbers.”

    However, while fighter production will continue, the Russian Air Force will likely deemphasize combat aircraft procurement to focus on other more pressing priorities.

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    “Overall, with many modern fighter aircraft now in place, rates of procurement will slow in order to allow for the purchase of other types of aircraft,” Gorenburg wrote.

    “The same goes for military helicopters, since the Russian military has received what it needs in new helicopters during the last seven years. Development of a new high-speed helicopter will not start until after 2027.”

    During the coming years, the Russian Air Force is likely to focus on addressing support aircraft such strategic airlifters and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance planes. Moreover, the Russians will also have to address persistent problem with their aerial refueling capabilities.

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    “Transport and refueling aircraft, long an area of weakness for the Russian Air Force, will be one area of focus,” Gorenburg wrote. “Serial production of the long-troubled Ilyushin Il-76-MD90A is expected to start in 2019, and the Russian military is expecting to receive 10-12 such aircraft per year thereafter. A light transport aircraft is under development, with prototypes expected to be completed in 2024.”

    One of the priorities in the new state armament plan is airborne command and control.

    “The A-100 airborne warning system (AWACS) aircraft, based on the Il-76MD90A, was expected to be delivered starting in 2016 but has been repeatedly delayed. Nevertheless, procurement of this aircraft will be included in SAP-2027,” Gorenburg wrote.

    Gorenburg also notes—as fellow CNA researcher Samuel Bendett often points out—that Russia has embarked on a robotic renaissance of sorts.

    “Russia is experiencing a boom in domestic production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs),” Gorenburg wrote. “By 2020, it will have a strike UAV in production, as well as a new generation of reconnaissance UAVs.”


    As for Russian air defenses, the new state armament plan continues production of existing systems, however the new S-500 Prometheus seems to have been delayed.

    “Russia will continue to deploy S-400 long-range missiles and Pantsir-S short-range missiles,” Gorenburg wrote. “However, it seems increasingly unlikely that the next generation S-500 air defense system will be ready for serial production any time soon, though official plans still indicate that a prototype will be built by 2020. Original plans called for serial production of the S-500 to start in 2015. The new standard short-range air defense system has just started development and is not expected to be ready for production until 2030.”

    Overall, there are no surprises in the Kremlin’s new state armament plan as far as the Russian Air Force is concerned.
     

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