Military Forum for Russian and Global Defence Issues


    Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Share
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:33 pm

    No, this would be total.
    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 11483
    Points : 11956
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:52 pm

    franco wrote:No, this would be total.

    Volunteers are reservists??
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:11 pm

    George1 wrote:
    franco wrote:No, this would be total.

    Volunteers are reservists??

    Volunteers are Officers, Warrant Officers, Sergeants and Contractors.
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:01 pm

    Breakdown of the Russian Armed Forces

    There are various numbers out there but this is how I track it.

    884,000 total minus 63,000 cadets = 821,000 active personnel

    Ground Forces - 280,000
    Aerospace Forces - 190,000
    Naval Forces - 140,000
    Rocket Troops - 68,000
    Airborne Troops - 42,000
    Central Command - 100,000

    *Central includes General Staff and attached plus Rear Services including Railroad Troops
    avatar
    sepheronx

    Posts : 7113
    Points : 7385
    Join date : 2009-08-06
    Age : 29
    Location : Canada

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:20 am

    With NATO claims of moving 40,000 troops to Russian western region (or nato east), what do we expect Russia will move to western district? How many are there now?
    avatar
    magnumcromagnon

    Posts : 4469
    Points : 4630
    Join date : 2013-12-05
    Location : Pindos ave., Pindosville, Pindosylvania, Pindostan

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:46 am

    sepheronx wrote:With NATO claims of moving 40,000 troops to Russian western region (or nato east), what do we expect Russia will move to western district? How many are there now?

    My thoughts on NATO moving all those soldiers to Russia's border....All that does is that it makes it easier to take out troops in higher concentrations, tactical nuke's with increased radiation warheads, Neutron Bombs, and considering the PAC-3 is the main ABM SAM (I know seriously...Razz lol1) of NATO forces, it's safe to say it won't be pretty. Shocked
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:05 am

    sepheronx wrote:With NATO claims of moving 40,000 troops to Russian western region (or nato east), what do we expect Russia will move to western district? How many are there now?

    Russians are creating 3 new brigades / divisions in the West. Combat units presently deployed;

    Kaliningrad - 1 motor rifle bde, 1 motor rifle regt, 1 naval infantry bde, 1 artillery bde and 1 SSM bde
    Finland - 2 motor rifle bdes, 1 Arctic bde and 1 naval infantry bde
    Estonia / Latvia - 1 motor rifle bde, 1 airborne division, 1 spetsnaz bde, 1 artillery bde and 1 SSM bde
    Belarus - 1 motor rifle div, 1 tank division, 1 motor rifle bde, 1 airborne division, 1 MRL bde and 1 SSM bde
    Ukraine - 1 tank bde, 3 motor rifle bdes, 2 airborne divisions, 1 air assault bde, 3 spetsnaz bdes, 1 artillery bde, 2 SSM bde and 1 MRL bde
    Crimea - 1 coastal defense bde, 1 naval infantry bde, 1 artillery regt, 1 reconnaissance bde

    Reinforcements - 1 tank bde, 6 motor rifle bdes, 1 airborne bde, 1 spetsnaz bde, 1 artillery bde, 1 SSM bde and 2 MRL regiments within a week

    avatar
    sepheronx

    Posts : 7113
    Points : 7385
    Join date : 2009-08-06
    Age : 29
    Location : Canada

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:07 am

    How much is a brigade/division? how many men?
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:18 am

    sepheronx wrote:How much is a brigade/division? how many men?

    Motor Rifle - div = 8,000 & bde = 4,500
    Tank - div = 6,000 & bde = 3,000
    Airborne - div = 6,000 & bde = 2,500
    Naval Infantry bde = 2,000+
    Spetsnaz & Reconnaissance bdes = 1,500
    Artillery bdes = 1,000
    SSM & MRL = 500

    This doesn't count all the support units, just the fighting units.
    avatar
    sepheronx

    Posts : 7113
    Points : 7385
    Join date : 2009-08-06
    Age : 29
    Location : Canada

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:22 am

    franco wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:How much is a brigade/division? how many men?

    Motor Rifle - div = 8,000 & bde = 4,500
    Tank - div = 6,000 & bde = 3,000
    Airborne - div = 6,000 & bde = 2,500
    Naval Infantry bde = 2,000+
    Spetsnaz & Reconnaissance bdes = 1,500
    Artillery bdes = 1,000
    SSM & MRL = 500

    This doesn't count all the support units, just the fighting units.

    Pathetic. Kaliningrad is heavily surrounded by at least 4x the amount of NATO troops then.
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:31 am

    sepheronx wrote:
    franco wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:How much is a brigade/division? how many men?

    Motor Rifle - div = 8,000 & bde = 4,500
    Tank - div = 6,000 & bde = 3,000
    Airborne - div = 6,000 & bde = 2,500
    Naval Infantry bde = 2,000+
    Spetsnaz & Reconnaissance bdes = 1,500
    Artillery bdes = 1,000
    SSM & MRL = 500

    This doesn't count all the support units, just the fighting units.

    Pathetic.  Kaliningrad is heavily surrounded by at least 4x the amount of NATO troops then.  

    Advantage is that the Baltics are physically separated from the rest of NATO but Poland has an Army over 100,000 without being reinforced. The advantage for Kaliningrad is that only so many could attack at once while those waiting their turn will be hammered via the air and with SSM's.
    avatar
    sepheronx

    Posts : 7113
    Points : 7385
    Join date : 2009-08-06
    Age : 29
    Location : Canada

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:40 am

    franco wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    franco wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:How much is a brigade/division? how many men?

    Motor Rifle - div = 8,000 & bde = 4,500
    Tank - div = 6,000 & bde = 3,000
    Airborne - div = 6,000 & bde = 2,500
    Naval Infantry bde = 2,000+
    Spetsnaz & Reconnaissance bdes = 1,500
    Artillery bdes = 1,000
    SSM & MRL = 500

    This doesn't count all the support units, just the fighting units.

    Pathetic.  Kaliningrad is heavily surrounded by at least 4x the amount of NATO troops then.  

    Advantage is that the Baltics are physically separated from the rest of NATO but Poland has an Army over 100,000 without being reinforced. The advantage for Kaliningrad is that only so many could attack at once while those waiting their turn will be hammered via the air and with SSM's.

    So how many troops you think will be available after the 3 additional divisions, will be available to fight the 40,000?  Just give a number.

    Edit: Since no reply, I figure I take a stab at it.

    What they currently have is roughly 83,000 including Kaliningrad region in the west (Finland area, Ukraine area, Belarus, Latvia/Lithuania all combined. Not accounting Crimea).

    If 3 more divisions are added in (doesn't state which - motor, airborn, or what), then that could bring up the forces to over 100,000 troops in the region, which would give Russia the major advantage. As well, support from other regions like Central region and south region would bring the numbers up even higher.

    Then the fact if Russia was ever attacked, they would more than likely bring in reserves of any type, like civies already trained in military.

    As well, as mentioned earlier, these forces will be quite enclosed and confined, thus they are open to massive strikes (be it tactical nuke or not).
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:33 pm

    MOSCOW, February 18 -. RIA Novosti The number of troops is not planned to reduce the Strategic Missile Forces, it will be maintained at the level of 60 thousand people, he told reporters the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev during the All-Russian information and propaganda campaign "There is such a profession - Motherland protect!".

    "Strategic Missile Forces during military reforms failed to fully preserve its structure is understandable -. We have always been and will be forces of permanent readiness Today grouping RVSN includes 3 missile army of 12 missile divisions Reduction Strategic Missile Forces in the future is not planned.. and their number will be maintained at the same level - about 60 thousand, "- he said.
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:01 am

    Change in Russian legislation. Effective this year, conscripts have the option of doing a 2-year contract service instead of their 1-year conscript service.
    avatar
    sweartome123

    Posts : 37
    Points : 38
    Join date : 2015-08-12

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  sweartome123 on Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:46 pm

    franco wrote:Change in Russian legislation. Effective this year, conscripts have the option of doing a 2-year contract service instead of their 1-year conscript service.  

    Is there any mention of the benefits/perks of choosing a 2 year service contract?
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:59 am

    sweartome123 wrote:
    franco wrote:Change in Russian legislation. Effective this year, conscripts have the option of doing a 2-year contract service instead of their 1-year conscript service.  

    Is there any mention of the benefits/perks of choosing a 2 year service contract?

    1. Higher pay and benefits for the present (2 years) over a conscript.
    2. If you want a career, the first 2 year service is the lowest paying. Dramatic wage increase in year 3. Old system, you had to do 6 months conscript service before enrolling as a contract.
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:39 am

    Latest Russian Armed Forces recruitment video;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMBhnzl2xDE

    eridan

    Posts : 154
    Points : 158
    Join date : 2012-12-13

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  eridan on Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:21 pm

    Is there ANY mention of actual, useful number of russian army reserve? Not the nominal 2 million obliged under law to be called upon into reserve units but a figure that actually gets at least a week of training per year? What sort of figure might one realistically expect here? Tens of thousands? Hundreds?
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:10 pm

    Spring 2016 draft is 155,000 conscripts. This is 8,000 more then Fall 2015 and 5,000 more then Spring 2015.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on conscription of 155 thousand people and the dismissal with her soldiers, sailors, sergeants and petty officers, whose term of military service on an appeal has expired.

    'To carry out from April 1 to July 15, 2016 conscription of Russian citizens between the ages of 18 to 27 years, not in the reserve and be in accordance with the federal law "On Military Duty and Military Service" for military service in the amount of 155 thousand people ", -. said in a decree posted on the official web portal of legal information.

    In addition, the Russian head of state ordered according to the law to carry out the dismissal from the military service of soldiers, sailors, sergeants and petty officers, whose term of military service on an appeal has expired.

    The Russian government, executive bodies of subjects and the recruitment commission entrusted with the implementation of activities related to the appeal of citizens on military service.
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:13 pm

    eridan wrote:Is there ANY mention of actual, useful number of russian army reserve? Not the nominal 2 million obliged under law to be called upon into reserve units but a figure that actually gets at least a week of training per year? What sort of figure might one realistically expect here? Tens of thousands? Hundreds?

    Very few. There were plans to have a 100,000 active reserve but not sure how many or if it ever was put into action.
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:13 pm

    Sergeants-contractors

       More than five thousand soldiers-contractors prepare for the Land Forces of the Armed Forces in the summer training period, the Ministry of Defense informs.
       "By the end of the summer period of training in all NE sergeant positions will be staffed by military personnel undergoing military service under the contract", - stated in the press-service of the department, which was received by the "Interfax-AVN" on Wednesday.
       It clarifies that more than five thousand contract will be prepared for the appointment of sergeants - squad leaders, tanks and calculations.

    If only without the old rakes in the spirit "- came the order: all the sergeant positions should be manned by contract! - Where did they get it so much? - Putting all contractors with parts and put them sergeants! - So these contractors - drivers mehvody and how they can be translated, then we have the same, and so the lack of qualified people in these positions Yes, and not everyone wants to be sergeants -?.. But where to go, the order ... "

    NOTE: Was planned to be complete in 2015 but better late then never.
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:27 pm

    MOSCOW, July 2 -. RIA Novosti More than 154 thousands of conscripts called up for military service as of July 2, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry and the management of information.

    It is noted that to the places of military service spent more than 125 thousand people.

    According to the report, the bulk of the recruits and dismiss military delivered to the places of military service and home by rail and road.

    Conscripts are taken to the military units stationed in remote Russian regions: Sakha (Yakutia), Kamchatka Krai, Sakhalin and Kaliningrad region with the help of military transport aircraft and civil aviation. It is noted that 15 military echelons sent by rail.

    "Representatives of human rights organizations, soldiers 'mothers committees, parents' committees of military units and military commissariats during the spring conscription campaign given the opportunity to accompany the military commands of young recruits from the collection points of the Russian Federation to the places of military service," - said in a statement.
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:52 pm

    Putin authorizes increase in Ministry of Defense personnel by 542 civilians;

    http://tass.ru/en/defense/887144

    New authorized figures are:

    - 1,000,000 servicemen
    - 885,371 civilians

    NOTE: these are authorized not actual. Servicemen total is not expected to be obtained until 2020.
    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:07 pm

    MOSCOW, July 15th. / TASS /. The Russian army has completely fulfilled the task of the spring draft, in which for military service were called to 155 thousand. Russians. The journalists reported the press service of the Defense Ministry.

    "During the spring conscription campaign for military service by conscription in the Russian Armed Forces, other troops and military formations were called and sent to 155 thousand Russian citizens Target set by presidential decree, carried out in full.", - Said in a statement.

    The number of draft dodgers in Russia fell by a quarter

    At the same time the army went to more than 26 thousand citizens with higher education. The scientific and production company on the results of the selection was about 400 people. Total is currently in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation created 12 scientific mouth and 2 research and production companies, which are located in the Moscow region, St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Krasnodar, Krasnogorsk, Tambov, Kostroma, Sergiyev Posad and Sevastopol, reminded the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    "Military conscripts in scientific battalions are 655 people on alternative civilian service was sent to 319 people (in the autumn of 2015 - 392 persons).", - The press-service.

    Also, the army went to serve more than 20 thousand Russians, trained in military occupational specialties, including about 17 thousand - in Russian DOSAAF.

    "For the first time in the Russian armed forces were sent to citizens, trained in military occupational specialties Airborne Forces Airborne in for further service was sent to about 700 people." - Added to the Russian Defense Ministry.


    avatar
    franco

    Posts : 2924
    Points : 2956
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:24 pm

    MOSCOW, September 19 -. RIA Novosti More than 50 thousand troops under the contract came into the army in 2016, said the head of the National Center for Management defense, Lieutenant-General Mikhail pinky.

    "During the year, made more than 50 thousand troops under the contract, the total staffing contractors exceeded 356,000 people, it is 93% of the plan for a year", - said the little finger at the meeting of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense.

    As the little finger said, there is a steady increase in annual staffing of the Armed Forces, the rate of which has increased in comparison with 1.4% the previous year.


    NOTE: by my math, 93% of plan would mean they are looking to recruit another 25-26,000 contractors.

    Sponsored content

    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:09 pm