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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  franco on Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:17 pm

    Not sure if these are VS or VV, but the Maroon Berets would definitely be VV. The small cross country "dune buggy" is different.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=23&v=JE7SNpf0lqM
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    Post  VladimirSahin on Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:34 pm

    franco wrote:Not sure if these are VS or VV, but the Maroon Berets would definitely be VV. The small cross country "dune buggy" is different.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=23&v=JE7SNpf0lqM

    Definitely VV took part, But the description says there were VDV who started the mission on the light vehicles on terrain. So possibly a joint drill, Maybe I missed something?
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    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:51 am

    500 Rus. paratroops carried out first ever jump over Crimea


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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:04 am

    Russian airborne brigade commissioning overhauled armored cars

    Also, special assignment units of the Airborne Troops are getting new light armored cross-country vehicles for cruising unknown terrain

    MOSCOW, October 24. /TASS/. Newest Russian armored personnel carriers BTR-82A are getting into regular service on the bases of the 45th Specialized Airborne Brigade, Major General Oleg Palguyev, the chief of the Russian Airborne Troops Intelligence Department told the Russian News Service radio on Saturday.

    "At this moment, the brigade is entering newest samples of automobile and armored technologies in its tables of equipment," he said. "Take for instance the BTR-82A, a most powerful fire weapon that ensures duly performance of tasks by the special assignment units."

    Also, special assignment units of the Airborne Troops are getting new light armored cross-country vehicles for cruising unknown terrain. "These vehicles can be airlifted for supporting the operations of specialized forces and for airdropping."

    The BTR-82A is a substantially modernized Russian armored personnel carrier. Compared with the original model, it has a much higher degree of protection and a new radio station with TRONA-1 topographic navigation system and satellite channels for obtaining navigational data is installed on it.

    The APC’s firepower has been boosted substantially, too.

    The vehicle has a 30 mm gun and a 7.62 mm caliber machinegun.


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    Andromeda-D automatic control system

    Post  Militarov on Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:45 pm

    "Andromeda-D automatic control system has successfully passed a cycle of trials at the Arctic altitudes, Valery Salamov, head of the lead department of communications, the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School named after V.Margelov, has reported. "On the last drills in the Arctic zone in which the regiment participated the system worked fine. There were no glitches. The tablets, command posts, communication devices and all else operated normally," Salamov said.

    In addition, following other trials and drills, including the Center-2015 command post event, the Andromeda-D ACS was evaluated by the military in the highest of terms. It was reported that the United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation /UIMC, incorporated by the Rostec Corporation/ started, in 2015, lot supplies of the Andromeda-D ACS to the Russian Airborne Troops. Russia proposes creating an integrated system for controlling the Collective Security Treaty Organization /CSTO/ member states’ rapid response forces.



    The Andromeda-D ACS is a complex of automatic devices for equipping stationary and mobile troop command posts. Depending on the task, it can be mounted on a chassis of a biaxial Kamaz truck, BTR-D armored personnel carrier and BMD-2 or BMD-4 amphibious infantry fighting vehicle. Andromeda-D is developed specifically for airborne troops and is adapted to loading onto a plane, flying and landing. Andromeda-D offers a complete array of multimedia services like facsimile communications, video conferencing, data transmission and special purpose telephone communication."


    Source: http://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons_defence_industry_military_technology_uk/russian_andromeda-d_automatic_control_system_has_successfully_passed_tests_in_arctic_conditions_tass_12410151.html
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    Post  franco on Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:07 pm

    Airborne Artillery Nov. 3 9:21

    According to the head of the Missile Forces and Artillery Airborne, "Artillery Airborne today - it is more than 1,000 weapon systems, more than 150 cars of management, it is more than 15% of the personnel of the Airborne." Among them: the modern firepower - more than 30%, modern machines control - more than 35%.
    Orgshtatnaya structure Airborne Artillery until 2020 will be approximately as follows:
    Divisional artillery today - is an artillery regiment, which on its equipment have howitzer artillery, self-propelled artillery and anti-tank artillery. Artillery Brigade - a howitzer artillery units, artillery regiment - a self-propelled artillery and anti-tank units. And a battalion of artillery - a self-propelled artillery units, mortars division.
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    Post  franco on Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:07 pm

    New monument unveiled yesterday in St Petersburg honoring the 6th Company defense in the second Chechen War.
    http://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12062733@egNews
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    Post  franco on Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:12 am

    I can't find back-up for this news but this article suggests the start of the formation of the 97th Guards Airborne Regiment in Crimea. It will become the 3rd regiment of the 7th Airborne Division.
    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1595469.html
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    Post  franco on Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:52 pm

    VDV's Shamanov says his troops now have 41% modern arms and equipment; they started with 30% five years ago.
    http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20151202/1334394177.html
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    Post  Militarov on Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:33 pm

    Apparently if we are to belive TASS, Russian VDV might get two squadrons of attack drones in 2016. Question is...which drones Smile


    Source: http://riafan.ru/494241-dve-roty-udarnyh-bespilotnikov-poyavyatsya-v-sostave-rossijskih-vdv
    Translated: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sr&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Friafan.ru%2F494241-dve-roty-udarnyh-bespilotnikov-poyavyatsya-v-sostave-rossijskih-vdv&edit-text=
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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  franco on Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:14 pm

    Russian Airborne Troops in 2015 received more than 400 pieces of new and upgraded military equipment, including combat vehicles BMD-4M and BTR-MDM, reporters told by spokesman for the Ministry of Defense Airborne Evgeny Meshkov. "In 2015, in connection Airborne Troops received more than 400 new and upgraded military equipment. Basically Airborne received about 100 units of advanced and modern samples of military equipment (BMD-4M, BTR-MDM, BTR-82AM), as well as about 100 units of the upgraded equipment on the basis of the track, "- said the bag. He noted that the paratroopers received more than 200 units of automobile and special equipment.
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    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:54 pm

    Shamanov: one airborne brigade in southern Russia will be strengthened

    Stationed in Kamyshin Paratroops Brigade will be reinforced reconnaissance battalion and a tank company

    Kamyshin (Volgograd region) on January 20. / TASS /. Paratroops Brigade, stationed in the town of Kamyshin, will be reinforced with reconnaissance battalion and a tank company. He told reporters the commander of the Airborne Troops Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov.
    "A team of last year took part in the exercise" Center-2015 "and was rated excellent. To now hold these positions, it is necessary to move forward. In particular, this year identified a number of organizational changes, for example, on the basis of a reconnaissance company until June 1, must be formed with a company of reconnaissance battalion of special forces, will also appear a tank company, which will increase the combat power of the team, "- said Shamanov.
    Shamanov said that the team now rearming on a modern armored vehicles and at the same time it is planned to create car segment desantiruemye technology. "This work is conducted within the framework of development work" Typhoon "to" Kamaz "- said the commander of the Airborne Forces.
    Earlier, he said that stationed in the city Kamyshin Paratroops Brigade in the next two years will receive a new landfill, the construction will begin in the spring. He noted that the landfill will be used for all kinds of weapons, and next to it is the landing area for equipment and personnel.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:59 pm

    "Technodynamics": a new parachute system for VDV has successfully passed the first stage of state tests

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    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:43 pm

    Russia plans to deploy airborne forces in Crimea on permanent basis — source

    The battalion will be stationed in the town of Dzhankoy, in the north of the Crimean Republic near an aviation regiment

    MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. A battalion of Russian airborne forces will be deployed on a permanent basis in Crimea in 2017-2018 and will be reorganized into a regiment in 2020, a source in Russia’s Armed Forces General Staff said on Thursday.

    "A decision has been taken to deploy an air assault battalion of the 7th division in Crimea within two years - 2017-2018. On its basis, a third regiment will be created after 2020," the source said.

    The battalion will be stationed in the town of Dzhankoy, in the north of the Crimean Republic near an aviation regiment.

    Commander in Chief of Russia’s Airborne Troops Vladimir Shamanov earlier said an air assault regiment could be deployed in the peninsula.


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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:31 pm

    The expansion of airborne forces was postponed until 2020
    https://lenta.ru/news/2016/02/18/vdv/

    Third shelf in the composition of the VDV divisions will appear not earlier than 2020. On Thursday, February 18th, was reported by TASS source in the General staff.

    "Last January 29, expanded Board of the Ministry of defence the establishment of the third regiments in airborne assault and airborne divisions of the airborne troops made beyond 2020," said the source.




    Russian airborne troops near Pskov learn to capture the airfields
    http://www.bbc.com/russian/russia/2016/02/160217_russia_pskov_drills
    The Pskov division of the airborne troops on Wednesday started command-staff training exercises, which worked through the capture of enemy airfields. The maneuvers will last until February 20.
    During the exercise was the landing of parachute troops over a thousand people. Bail was also parachuted military vehicles - BMP-2.
    The landing was carried out near villages Vishnyaki, Sarajevo and acid peel this gentle peel of the Pskov region.
    After the landing of paratroopers and transport planes dropped paratroopers directly on the airfield near the city Island.
    As reports RIA Novosti news Agency, were involved in two military airfield, located in the border areas of the Pskov region, but their locations are not specified.
    After landing the troops made a forced March to one of the area polygons.
    20 minutes before the application of the fundamental forces in the districts was abandoned several scout groups that have carried out "reconnaissance and search actions to identify conditional forward detachments of the enemy", the press service of the defense Ministry.


    George1 wrote:Russia plans to deploy airborne forces in Crimea on permanent basis — source

    The battalion will be stationed in the town of Dzhankoy, in the north of the Crimean Republic near an aviation regiment

    MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. A battalion of Russian airborne forces will be deployed on a permanent basis in Crimea in 2017-2018 and will be reorganized into a regiment in 2020, a source in Russia’s Armed Forces General Staff said on Thursday.


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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:33 am

    Not really relevant but yesterday and today is the anniversary of the heroic last stand on Height 776.

    RIP.

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:18 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:Not really relevant but yesterday and today is the anniversary of the heroic last stand on Height 776.

    RIP.


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    Post  Viktor on Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:08 pm

    Increase will not be by 27 000 but by 15 000 troops by 2020 thumbsup

    Still better than cancellation of the increase altogether

    Russia intends to increase the number of its airborne forces to 60 thousand people
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    Post  George1 on Wed May 11, 2016 10:19 pm

    Russia’s Airborne Force to start setting up tank companies — source

    A source in the Russian Defense Ministry says the Russian Airborne Force will start setting up tank companies armed with T-72B3 tanks in the second half of the year

    MOSCOW, May 11. /TASS/. The Russian Airborne Force will start setting up tank companies furnished with upgraded T-72B3 tanks in the second half of 2016, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry told TASS on Wednesday.

    "The Russian Airborne Force will start setting up tank companies armed with T-72B3 tanks in the second half of the year. They will be expanded into tank battalions within the next two years," the source said.

    TASS does not have any official information.

    Airborne Force Commander Vladimir Shamanov said earlier that the Airborne Force would set up six tank companies before the end of 2015. The source did not specify the reason for the delay.

    The T-72B3 tank is the advanced upgrade of the T-72 tank. Unlike its predecessors, the T-72B3 tank is furnished with new sighting equipment and communications systems. The T-72B3 tank has the Relikt explosive reactive armor and a more powerful engine.


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    Post  George1 on Wed May 25, 2016 3:20 am

    Russian Airborne Force to set up six tank battalions by end of 2018 — source

    Each large air assault unit will have a T-72B3 tank battalion by 2018

    World's first air-droppable missile system being developed for Russian Airborne Forces

    MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. Tank battalions will be set up within six air assault large units of Russia’s Airborne Force before the end of 2018, a high-ranking source in the Airborne Force told TASS on Tuesday.

    "All our air assault large units, i.e. two divisions and four brigades, will start setting up tank companies in the second half of the year. We are planning to complete this work by the end of the year to transform these companies into battalions," the source said.

    "Thus, each air assault large unit will have a T-72B3 tank battalion by 2018," the source added.

    TASS does not have any official information.

    Airborne Force Commander Vladimir Shamanov said earlier that the Airborne Force would set up six tank companies in 2015.

    According to the source, these plans were not fulfilled "due to financial problems."

    "These plans have been adjusted and we will start fulfilling them in the second half of the year," the source said.


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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:25 am

    Can we finally put to bed the claim that Typhoon-K wont be air-droppable?

    SAM "Fowler" and an armored personnel carrier "Typhoon" will appear in the VDV in 2017
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    Post  zg18 on Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:34 pm

    GAZ Tigr version for airborne troops

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    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:26 pm

    Russia to Deploy Airborne Forces Battalion in North Crimea in 2017

    Russian Airborne Troops to Include Drone, Electronic Warfare Units by 2017


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    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:05 am

    The 11th separate Guards Airborne Assault Brigade (Ulan-Ude)

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2139499.html


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    Post  franco on Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:59 pm

    MOSCOW, September 30 -. RIA Novosti Russian Airborne Troops can lead the chief of staff and first deputy commander of the Southern Military District, Lieutenant-General Andrei Serdyukov, write " News ", citing a source.

    "At the moment the decision on the appointment of Andrey Serdyukov has already been made at the level of the Ministry of Defense ... We are waiting for the Russian president's decree", - the interlocutor of the edition stated.

    According to the newspaper, Serdyukov has already left the Southern Military District and arrived at the headquarters of the Airborne Forces in Sokolniki.

    The current commander of the Airborne Troops Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov was approved by the Presidium of the General Council of "United Russia" candidate for the post of the head of the defense committee in the State Duma of a new convocation. The final decision will take the Parliament in plenary session on 5 October.

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