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    Post  franco on Thu 23 Jul 2015, 22:39

    The President was given the honorary name of two regiments


    Russian President awarded honorary name "Ryazan" 137th Guards Parachute Assault Regiment of the Order of the Red Star. Honorary name "Guards" was awarded the 4th anti-aircraft missile regiment. Military units were awarded these honorary titles for heroism and courage, fortitude and courage personnel in combat to defend the Fatherland and the public interest in terms of armed conflict, and considering their merits in peacetime. Decrees signed by the Head of State on July 22 (№ 379 and № 380).

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    Post  George1 on Thu 30 Jul 2015, 02:30

    Also sth interesting:

    Russian Airborne Forces to get 80 newest assault vehicles by yearend — commander


    Airborne Forces to get 6 tank companies by yearend

    The commander also said the forces will get 6 tank companies by the end of 2015.

    "We plan to form 6 tank companies by the end of the year," he said.

    Shamanov previously said that all Airborne Forces' formations would get tank battalions.

    According to the military official, the Russian Airborne Forces have received additional resources for the research and development work on a wheeled vehicle with a combat module for special units. It has been reported that the Airborne Troops are working on a modular wheeled armoured vehicle jointly with the KamAZ truck manufacturer.

    So new wheeled tank for VDV?? VDV will have tank battalions as US Airborne troops


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    Post  George1 on Thu 30 Jul 2015, 02:55

    Share of modern weaponry in Russia’s Airborne Forces reaches 37% — commander


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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  GarryB on Thu 30 Jul 2015, 09:39

    VDV will have tank battalions as US Airborne troops

    What tanks does the US Airborne have?

    BTW the wheeled vehicle with a combat module (which could just be a BMP-3M turret BTW and not necessarily a tank turret), is likely a modification of either Boomerang or Typhoon.


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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu 30 Jul 2015, 10:51

    GarryB wrote:
    VDV will have tank battalions as US Airborne troops

    What tanks does the US Airborne have?

    BTW the wheeled vehicle with a combat module (which could just be a BMP-3M turret BTW and not necessarily a tank turret), is likely a modification of either Boomerang or Typhoon.

    If it's KAMAZ then most likely they were talking about Typhoon K

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    Post  George1 on Thu 30 Jul 2015, 12:00


    Russian Defense Ministry to build up strength of airborne assault divisions

    Airborne troops commander Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov unveiled immediate plans for arming airborne assault divisions with reconnaissance and attack drones

    MOSCOW, July 30. /TASS/. Russia’s airborne forces are to build up the strength of airborne assault divisions to complement them with a third regiment, airborne troops commander Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov told the media on Thursday.

    Earlier, Shamanov said that a rapid reaction force would be created on the basis of airborne troops. According to a source in the General Staff, the paratroops’ strength will grow noticeably from 45,000 men to 60,000. The source also mentioned plans for restoring the 104th airborne assault division and create a new airborne assault brigade.

    "At the moment discussions with the General Staff are in progress. The structure of airborne assault divisions will be expanded and complemented with a third regiment," Shamanov said.

    He unveiled immediate plans for arming airborne assault divisions with reconnaissance and attack drones.

    "The units armed with unmanned aircraft are being formed. There are such units in the 83rd brigade in Ussuriysk and the 98th division in Ivanovo already. In several years’ time we plan to have such units in each division, regiment and brigade," Shamanov said.

    Also, the airborne troops are to form their own research and development group of five platoons for designing a flying airborne assault combat vehicle.

    "The idea of creating a research and development unit on the basis of the Ryazan Paratroop Academy has not materialized yet. We took the issue to the chief of the Armed Forces’ General Staff just recently. There is the understanding that there must be such a research and development group," Shamanov said.

    Paratroop units will soon be armed with a new ORSIS 7.62 mm sniper rifle. Its government certification tests are to be completed this year.

    "Its purchases are not on the agenda yet. We are prepared to have it for testing in the field. Our men and special task brigades were invited to check its combat parameters at different stages. Its readiness is positive by and large," Shamanov said.


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    Post  Viktor on Thu 30 Jul 2015, 20:26

    Nice thumbsup

    Outfit "Warrior" in Airborne first to receive intelligence and special forces
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    Post  George1 on Sat 01 Aug 2015, 00:50

    Russian airborne troops to build up combat potential to address new threats and challenges

    It is a necessary measure stemming from the international military and political situation, new threats and challenges to our state, Russian Minister of Defense says

    MOSCOW, July 31. /TASS/. New threats and challenges of Russia’s security require a buildup of combat potential of the country’s airborne troops, Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu said on Friday.

    "The country’s leaders and the defense ministry are sparing no effort to further build up combat potential of the airborne troops. It is a necessary measure stemming from the international military and political situation, new threats and challenges to our state," Shoigu said at a gala party on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of Russia’s airborne troops.

    The minister thanked Russia’s paratroopers for their courage and heroism. Their merits to the fatherlands will never be forgotten, he stressed.

    "It is a great honor for us to have such attention from the country’s leadership and the army command we have always enjoyed," Vladimir Shamanov, the commander of Russia’s airborne troops, said. "Over a short span of time, the airborne troops have made a real spurt to take a worthy place in our armed forces."

    The Airborne Troops Day is traditionally marked in Russia on August 2. On that day in 1930, a team of 12 paratroopers were for the first time parachuted during military exercises near the city of Voronezh in southern Russia. Now, the strength of Russia’s airborne troops stands at about 45,000 men.


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    Post  George1 on Sun 02 Aug 2015, 02:09

    Russia: 2nd of August will mark the 85th anniversary of the Airborne Troops


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    Post  George1 on Thu 13 Aug 2015, 16:53

    Russian President decided to assign 106 Guards Airborne Division of "Tula" the Red Banner Order of Kutuzov honorary title


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    Post  George1 on Wed 19 Aug 2015, 13:48

    Two Russian airborne units to take part in CSTO rapid reaction force drills for first time

    The CSTO rapid reaction force will practise a joint operation to localize an armed conflict to restore the territorial integrity and protect the constitutional order of a simulated member state

    MOSCOW, August 19. /TASS/. Two Russian airborne units will for the first time participate simultaneously in the Interaction-2015 military drills of the rapid reaction forces organized by the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states, Russian Airborne Force Commander, Col.-Gen. Vladimir Shamanov said on Wednesday.

    Since the CSTO rapid reaction force was established in 2009, "the drills will for the first time involve the simultaneous participation of about 1,000 paratroopers from two Airborne Force units stationed in Ivanovo and Ulyanovsk: the 98th Guards Airborne Division and the 31st Guards Separate Air Assault [Peacekeeping] Brigade," Shamanov said.

    Joint headquarters comprising over 100 officers have been established to exercise control of the maneuvers, he said.

    "The headquarters composition is multinational and includes representatives of all member states," the Russian Airborne Force commander said.

    During the exercises, the CSTO rapid reaction force will practise a joint operation to localize an armed conflict to restore the territorial integrity and protect the constitutional order of a simulated member state, missions to destroy irregular armed formations, accomplish assignments for eliminating the consequences of emergency situations and carrying out search and special measures, Shamanov said.

    CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha will take part in the active phase of the maneuvers on August 27-28.

    The Collective Security Treaty Organization comprises Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.


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    Post  George1 on Sun 23 Aug 2015, 16:09

    Airborne Troops: Command and control system "Andromeda" will be unified in CSTO


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    Post  George1 on Thu 17 Sep 2015, 01:03

    Russian Paratroopers Set to Hold Anti-Terror Drills in Egypt for First Time

    Russian paratroopers plan to hold anti-terrorist exercises for the first time in Egypt in October and November this year, the paratroopers’ press service said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Cairo and Moscow agreed to increase military, trade, security and economic cooperation earlier this year after a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Egypt in February.

    In June, the first Russian-Egyptian naval drills, codenamed the Friendship Bridge 2015, were held in the Mediterranean Sea.

    “The first joint anti-terrorist exercises are planned in Egypt in October-November. [The exercises] have been included in the international operations plan and organizational and financial issues are currently being concluded,” the press service said.

    In August, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said military ties between the two countries were aimed at strengthening Egypt’s defense capabilities, including its ability to deal with the threat of terrorism.

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    Re: Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) News:

    Post  franco on Sat 19 Sep 2015, 21:17

    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 19 Sep 2015, 21:34

    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 14 Oct 2015, 08:51

    500 Rus. paratroops carried out first ever jump over Crimea


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    Post  George1 on Sun 25 Oct 2015, 04:04

    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 26 Oct 2015, 16:45

    "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 03 Nov 2015, 21:07

    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 08 Nov 2015, 15:07

    New monument unveiled yesterday in St Petersburg honoring the 6th Company defense in the second Chechen War.
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    Post  franco on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 09:12

    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 03 Dec 2015, 22:52

    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 04 Jan 2016, 12:33

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


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    Post  franco on Mon 04 Jan 2016, 23:14

    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 20 Jan 2016, 21:54

    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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