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    Post  George1 on Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:21 pm

    Russian Airborne Troops plan no permanent presence in Arctiс so far

    MOSCOW, August 01. /ITAR-TASS/. Permanent presence of Russia’s Airborne Troops (VDV) in the Arctic is not planned so far, VDV Commander Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov told reports on Friday.

    “Our Arctic presence will be aimed at reliable protection of our national interests. We will fulfil all the tasks set before us,” he said.

    According to him, “at this stage, we will act relying on the existing national defense network.” “We don’t plan permanent deployment there yet,” Shamanov said, adding that the air defense and naval systems were being restored in the Arctic, “and we will act in our traditional way, including air dropping.”

    Shamanov said the Airborne Troops in co-operation with the industry already started the development of equipment and outfits for effective operations in northern latitudes.

    Russia’s Air Force to receive over 260 new aircraft in 2014 — deputy defense minister
    “We shall advance in this direction,” said the commander, adding that due to strong winds the paratroopers during March exercises on the Kotelny Island failed to use an airborne vehicle, designed by a Moscow institute.

    He said the paratroopers were 80% satisfied with the equipment and outfits for Arctic operations. “We are generally - 80% satisfied with the equipment for actions at large distances from base camps, provided by the army logistics services, and the remaining 20% - footwear, heating appliances, food warming devices need improvement,” he said.

    According to him, German tents have “failed the frost test, breaking at the seams, and our Russian-made tents, although not as good-looking, endured”.
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    Post  George1 on Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:23 pm

    Russian airborne troops to expand presence abroad — commander

    MOSCOW, August 01. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Airborne Troops (VDV) plan to expand the zones of their presence outside the country, VDV Commander Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov said on Friday.

    “We plan to further build up our combat potential and zones of our troops’ presence outside the country,” he told reporters.

    Shamanov added that under the state defense order, VDV will receive before 2025 more than 1,500 new BMD-4M airborne fighting vehicles and more than 2,500 armoured personnel carriers of different versions. “All this will in full measure ensure VDV technical re-equipment and by the end of 2025 will enable the troops to operate far outside Russia,” he said.

    Russia’s Air Force to receive over 260 new aircraft in 2014 — deputy defense minister
    Shamanov said on TV on Thursday that in 2015 the Airborne Troops would receive 64 BMD-4M vehicles and more than 20 Rakushka armored personnel carriers. Simultaneously it is planned to complete modernization of the Sprut SP gun.

    Shamanov also said it was planned to create attack drones, which will support reconnaissance units deep in enemy territory.

    He said the Airborne Troops were cooperating closely with a whole range of industries of the Russian defense industry and several initiative groups to create attack drones that would support the newly formed units (special task forces and reconnaissance battalions).

    Such drones will allow VDV reconnaissance units to conduct operations deep in enemy territory, “that is, we will create the continued presence zone, thus creating intolerable conditions for the enemy,” Shamanov said.

    According to him, first attack drones may be delivered to the Airborne Troops in 2015.
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    Post  Viktor on Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:44 pm

    Three excellent news for Russian VDV

    Russian Airborne Troops will receive more than 1,500 new airborne combat vehicles

    Three more will appear in the Special Forces Recon structure Russian Airborne Troops

    Russian Airborne Troops with armored vehicle KAMAZ create universal

    Number of troops increasing as well as number of new vehicles plus new vehicles  Very Happy 

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    Russian Airborne Troops to have joint Arctic drills with Belarusian special force

    MOSCOW, August 01. /ITAR-TASS/. Belarusian paratroopers will join Russian troops next year on the Barneo polar drifting station in the Arctic, Commander of the Russian Airborne Troops Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov said on Friday.

    “The next expedition (to Barneo station in the Arctic) will be international. Two special operation force groups of the Belarusian army have been invited to take part in it,” he said. According to the VDV commander, a training centre for ground troops, marines and paratroopers will be built in the area of the polar city of Pechenga in the northwest of Russia. However, he said, no permanent deployment of Russia’s Airborne Troops in the Arctic was planned.

    “At this stage, we will act relying on the existing national defense network.” “We don’t plan permanent deployment there yet,” Shamanov said, adding that the air defense and naval systems were being restored in the Arctic, “and we will act in our traditional way, including air dropping.”

    Russian airborne troops to expand presence abroad — commander
    Shamanov said the Airborne Troops in co-operation with the industry already started the development of equipment and outfits for effective operations in northern latitudes. “We shall advance in this direction,” said the commander.

    He said the paratroopers were 80% satisfied with the equipment and outfits for Arctic operations. “We are generally - 80% satisfied with the equipment for actions at large distances from base camps, provided by the army logistics services, and the remaining 20% - footwear, heating appliances, food warming devices need improvement,” he said.
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    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:06 pm


    Putin congratulates Airborne Troops on the force's day

    MOSCOW, August 2 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated personnel and veterans of Russia's Airborne Troops on their day, the Kremlin press service said.

    "Paratroopers are rightfully considered as the Russian Armed Forces' elite. They are always in the forefront. We are proud of feats of soldiers and officers who courageously carried out set tasks and in the most difficult situations showed the highest level of skills, fortitude and bravery," the president said in the congratulation.

    Russia marks Day of Airborne Troops on August 2.

    Leaders of the country, the armed forces and all people of Russia may be sure of the Airborne Troops' combat readiness and ability to carry out any tasks, the troops' Commander Vladimir Shamanov said.

    "In the anxious time, we firmly assure the leadership of the country and the Armed Forces that the airborne troops are in combat readiness and will carry out any task set by the supreme commander. Our people may be sure.

    "We are re-armed and equipped. We will make every effort to remain our armed forces' elite," the general added.

    Paratroopers who participated in the Great Patriotic War (World War II) participated in celebration events on Saturday, he said. "They are our troops' pride."

    The commander also congratulated veterans of local conflicts who, as well as WWII veterans, developed the airborne troops' traditions and said he would like to address warm words to soldiers and officers who were performing currently set tasks.
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    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:30 pm

    Airborne Troops start Large-scale exercises near Pskov
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    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:58 pm

    Russian, Belarusian paratroopers to hold joint exercises

    MOSCOW, August 13./ITAR-TASS/. Russian Airborne Troops and Belarusian Special Operations Forces will hold joint exercises in Russia’s north-western Pskov region to hone their skills in seizing and destroying simulated enemy bases, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

    Servicemen of the Belarusian Special Operations Forces arrived in Pskov on Tuesday. Together with a unit of Russia’s 76th Airborne Division they will take part in a two-stage command and staff exercise, the ministry said.

    Airborne Troops spokesperson, Major Irina Kruglova said earlier that about 3,000 paratroopers would be airdropped from 17 Il-76 transport planes in two districts of the Pskov region on August 11-16. This is the first time so many troops would be participating in an airborne landing operation in unknown terrain.

    Participating in the exercises will be over 30 aircraft and helicopters, including Su-34 frontline bombers, and Ka-52, Mi-28, Mi-24, and Mi-8 helicopters.
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    Post  George1 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:04 pm

    Russian paratroopers to be airlifted to Kazakhstan for security drills

    MOSCOW, August 13. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Airborne Force has started to airlift paratroopers to Kazakhstan to take part in the drills of the Russia-led security alliance of former Soviet republics, Airborne Force spokeswoman Irina Kruglova said on Wednesday.

    The Russian paratroopers will take part in the rapid reaction force drills dubbed Interaction-2014, which the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will hold in Kazakhstan on August 18-22, the spokeswoman said.

    “The first operational group of the Russian military contingent has been airlifted from the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny aerodrome to the Karaganda airfield,” the spokeswoman said.

    Russian military transport planes will airlift more than 500 paratroopers with military equipment and armaments to Kazakhstan within two days or twice as many as last year,” the spokeswoman said.

    It was earlier reported that the drills would involve about 3,000 personnel, about 200 pieces of combat and special hardware and about 30 aircraft and helicopters.

    Russian paratroopers will be joined by personnel from a Kazakhstani air mobile brigade, a Belarusian special operations mobile brigade, a Kyrgyz special unit and an air assault company from Tajikistan.

    CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov earlier said the drills would for the first time practice measures to organize and conduct information and psychological war and ensure cyber-security.

    The CSTO, which is comprised of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, regularly holds military drills on the territories of its member states.

    Last year, the post-Soviet security organization held a total of six large-scale military exercises. The largest of them, codenamed Zapad -2013 (West-2013) was held last September in Belarus.

    Zapad military drills have been held biannually since 2009 and last year’s six-day exercise involved up to 13,000 military servicemen from Russia and Belarus, some 350 armored combat vehicles, including 40 tanks, over 50 aircraft as well as warships from the Russian Baltic Fleet.

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    Post  Austin on Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:54 pm

    JANES:Russia 'to double' size of airborne forces
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    Post  George1 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:32 am

    Russian airborne troops complete formation of peacekeeping force

    SPASSK RANGE (Kazakhstan), August 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian airborne troops have completed the formation of a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force, Deputy Airborne Troops Commander in charge of peacekeeping operations and Collective Rapid Reaction Force of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Maj-Gen Alexander Vyaznikov told ITAR-TASS on Friday.
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    Post  George1 on Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:31 pm

    Airborne Troops to Conduct Combat Training at Kuril Islands: Russian Defense Ministry

    MOSCOW, September 12 (RIA Novosti) - A number of airborne units from Russia's Eastern Military District will carry out combat readiness drills on the Kuril Islands, Russia's Defense Ministry informed on Friday.

    "The command of the Russian Airborne Troops plans to transfer a number of airborne units to training areas near the city of Anadyr [Chukotka region], to the island of Sakhalin and to the Kuril Islands during the next few days," the ministry wrote in a statement.

    Paratroopers from Ulan-Ude and Ussuriysk will for the first time travel to training areas located over 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) from their place of deployment, the ministry informed.
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    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:22 am

    Airborne mastered dropping from a height of eight kilometers

    Airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Russia until the end of 2014 will receive about 100 experts who have mastered the high-altitude special training, reports "Interfax" referring to the press service of the Airborne.

    full report: http://lenta.ru/news/2014/11/11/eight/
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:45 am

    i translate in google what this page says: http://tvzvezda.ru/news/forces/content/201501011200-q2d7.htm


    A team of special forces and three separate reconnaissance battalion recruited to the Airborne Forces in 2014, told reporters on January 1st Airborne spokesman Lt. Col. Eugene bags.

    "As part of Airborne Brigade set up a special purpose in the Moscow region and formed three separate reconnaissance battalion in Pskov, Tula and Novorossiisk connections", - said the bag.

    Earlier it was reported that in the Airborne troops completed the formation of peacekeeping forces, whose number has exceeded 5,000 people.
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    Post  TheArmenian on Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:59 pm

    Nice video of the Rakushka on testing.

    Includes a nice size comparison with the older model.

    I didn't know it had an automatic transmission, but that's what they say in the video.

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    Post  Kyo on Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:28 pm

    VDV to get new Kamaz air-dropped modular vehicle.


    http://itar-tass.com/en/russia/770239
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:33 pm

    Kyo wrote:VDV to get new Kamaz air-dropped modular vehicle.


    http://itar-tass.com/en/russia/770239

    ...So now it's confirmed that the Kamaz Typhoon will be air-droppable (or at least a specific version of it), and their also working on developing an air-droppable Kamaz Typhoon with a Pantsir-S1 module, to greatly enhance the capabilities of the VDV.
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:20 am

    The Typhoon is supposed to be in the 10-15 ton class, so it should be possible to make it air droppable.

    I would suspect rather than Pantsir-S they might develop something with a quad or octuple launcher for Verba or Sosna-R for the VDV just to keep weight down.


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    Post  medo on Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:13 pm

    Typhoon truck alone could air droppable, but not with Pantsir as it will have weight around 40 tons. It's like to say T-72 will be air droppable.

    They will rather use Luchnik or Sosna on it.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:39 pm

    medo wrote:Typhoon truck alone could air droppable, but not with Pantsir as it will have weight around 40 tons. It's like to say T-72 will be air droppable.

    They will rather use Luchnik or Sosna on it.

    Not true, it's actually in development:



    In particular, the defense Ministry is very interested in a marine complex. Already decided that, under the sea "armor" will modernize a number of destroyers and other large ships. In addition, in the interests of Russian Ground Forces and Airborne developed a modification of the anti-aircraft missile and gun complex "armor" crawler-based KAMAZ "Typhoon-K" .

    http://rostec.ru/news/4191


    It won't be the standard Pantsir-S1, but a modified version of it.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:22 am

    They might go for a lightened version, but with lighter air defence vehicles available I don't think they will bother...

    Have this from a while back:



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    Post  Viktor on Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:55 pm

    Growing in strength thumbsup

    In the Yaroslavl region will be revived 299th Airborne Regiment

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    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:53 pm

    Military Drills Get Underway in Russia With 1,500 Paratroopers Taking Part
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    Post  zg18 on Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:49 pm

    Ivanovo VDV snap exercise

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    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:53 am

    Russian Airborne Forces Division Relocated to Arctic Amid Drills

    The main goal of the current snap drills is to assess combat readiness of Russian forces deployed in the Arctic region, according to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A division of Russian Airborne Forces has been relocated from Ivanovo to the Arctic amid ongoing snap combat readiness drills in the country, the Defense Ministry said.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to bring the country's Northern Fleet to full alert in a snap combat readiness exercise on March 16. The drills involve 38,000 military personnel, 3,360 pieces of equipment, 41 ships, 15 submarines, and 110 airplanes and helicopters.

    "Ilyushin Il-76 [Candid] airlifters delivered the servicemen and military technology to the military airfield in the Arctic, where the military servicemen from the Russian Airborne Forces are to perform various [drill] tasks," the ministry said in a statement.

    Russia notified the countries of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) of the snap Northern Fleet exercises that are taking place on March 16-21, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Tuesday.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150318/1019650730.html#ixzz3UinWiGLS

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