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    Post  franco on Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:07 pm

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    Post  franco on Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:32 am

    The 97th Regiment of the 7th Airborne Division will start forming in 2017. They apparently will be stationed in Crimea.

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    Post  d_taddei2 on Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:51 pm

    tell me this is just another silly idea and nobody was serious about this seems pretty daft to me.

    Russia will develop an hybrid vehicle that combines features of armoured and helicopter.
    A hybrid combat vehicle that combines features of an airborne infantry fighting vehicle and a helicopter will be developed for the Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) by 2030 to meet the demands of modern warfare, the military branch’s commander said

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    Post  GarryB on Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:22 am

    There was planned to be the Mi-40 which was supposed to be an Mi-24 like Hind version of the Mi-28 Havoc helo...

    I would say that the potential is there... perhaps a modular armoured vehicle with an armoured capsule for troops that when fitted to an armoured chassis can drive around the battlefield like an IFV, but can also be detached and picked up by a super Ka-226T like aircraft and flown around the battlefield...

    Not impossible. Smile


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    Post  d_taddei2 on Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:51 am

    GarryB wrote:There was planned to be the Mi-40 which was supposed to be an Mi-24 like Hind version of the Mi-28 Havoc helo...

    I would say that the potential is there... perhaps a modular armoured vehicle with an armoured capsule for troops that when fitted to an armoured chassis can drive around the battlefield like an IFV, but can also be detached and picked up by a super Ka-226T like aircraft and flown around the battlefield...

    Not impossible.  Smile


    that would be a more sensible option, you wouldn't want the heli part to be damaged by enemy fire hence it makes sense to a have detachable vehicle which has light armour which can be picked up with ease anywhere. A Mi-10 helicopter type but smaller would work (Mi-17 size? or smaller Ansat), and a lighter smaller Tigr-M would be ideal for the vehicle.
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    Post  GarryB on Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:26 am

    The problem is that the engine for an IFV would not be suitable for a helicopter and vice versa, so the sensible thing would be to develop a crew capsule that was armoured to a degree that protected the soldiers inside.

    Once you have that armoured capsule then dropping that into a land vehicle with tracks and heavy armament (IFV) or wheels and light armament (APC) or attaching it to the rear of a medium transport helicopter type (Something like a Mi-38 but built like a Ka-226T with a modular rear compartment but external light armour and armament).

    Fit the transport helo with corner turrets mounting twin barrel 23mm cannon and 40mm auto grenade launchers, plus a few wing mounted heavy rocket pods and you have a system that can transport troops or clear ground for an assault...

    Note where weight is an issue... ie the helicopter then the aircraft component will be made as light as possible, but in the role of IFV or APC the vehicle part can have extra layers of armour protection and active defence components that the capsule attached to the helo might not have.... to keep down weight.


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    Post  Benya on Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:08 pm

    Volgograd Tractor Plant from Russia started the development of new BMD-5 airborne tracked IFV.

    The Russian Company Volgograd Tractor Plant has started the development of a new tracked airborne armoured infantry fighting vehicle called BMD-5. This vehicle will be a full new design and will have a different layout from the previous generation of airborne armoured vehicles IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) as the BMD-1, BMD-2, BMD-3, BMD-4, and the latest variant, the BMD-4M.


    The BMD-5 could be equipped with a remotely operated turret armed with one 100mm caliber gun, coupled to a 30mm cannon and a 7.62mm PKT coaxial machine gun as the BMP-3 Dragoon. (See picture BMP-3 Dragoon at RAE 2015)

    The proposed layout for the new BMD-5 places the crew in the chassis of the vehicle behind the engine transmission compartment, which provides additional protection, he added, noting that the designs also provided for additional interior space for the crew and an enlarged hatch for easier troop deployment.

    For the old generation of BMD airborne armoured vehicle, the engine is located at the rear of the vehicle, for the BMD-5 the engine is at the front to increase the internal space of the troops compartment at the rear of the chassis.

    The BMD-5 will be fitted with a remotely operated weapon station armed with one 100mm caliber gun, coupled to a 30mm cannon and a 7.62mm PKT coaxial machine gun mounted to the right of the main armament. The 100mm gun is also able to fire 9M117 Bastion (AT-12 Stabber) anti-tank guided missiles.

    In September 2015, Volgograd Tractor Plant has presented the BMP-3 Dragoon fitted with a remotely operated weapon station at RAE (Russian Arms Expo), the BMD-5 could be equipped with a turret similar to the Dragoon vehicle.

    A power-operated hydraulic ramp will be fitted at the rear of the troops compartment to offer more protection for the paratroopers when entering and leaving the vehicle. The ramp has also a manual door in case of failure of tha main system. For the previous versions of BMD vehicles, the soldiers leave and enter in the vehicle from roof hatches.

    The BMD-5 standard equipment will include a new computerized fire control system (FCS) Vityaz to increase accuracy and hit probability against static and moving targets. The Vityaz FCS is jamming-resistant.


    The engine of BMD-5 will be located at the front of the vehicle to increase internal volume of troops compartment as the BMP-3 Dragoon (See picture BMP-3 Dragoon at RAE 2015)

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    Post  GarryB on Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:14 am

    I would expect it will be influenced by the Kurganets tracked armoured vehicle which also has remote turrets and a front mounted engine... that has already been developed...


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    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:13 pm

    Russia’s Airborne Force to take part in international drills this year

    Six exercises will be held outside Russia: on the territory of Armenia, in Nicaragua and Belarus

    PSKOV, March 1. /TASS/.Russia’s Airborne Force will take part in nine international drills this year, including six exercises outside the country, Airborne Force Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov said on Wednesday.

    "In 2017, Airborne Force units will take part in nine joint exercises with units of the armed forces of foreign states in compliance with a plan of the Russian Defense Ministry’s international activity. Six exercises will be held outside our country: on the territory of Armenia within the framework of the CSTO [Collective Security Treaty Organization], and also in Nicaragua and Belarus," the general said.

    In Russia, the Airborne Force is expected to participate in two joint drills: one with the Belarusian Special Operations Forces and the other with servicemen of Egypt, the commander said.

    An active phase of the joint drills of the Russian Airborne Force and the Belarusian Special Operations Forces has begun in the Pskov Region in northwest Russia on Wednesday.

    The drills involve over 1,000 troops and aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Force, including Kamov Ka-52 attack helicopters and Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jets. The drills will come to a close on March 4.


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    Post  franco on Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:59 am

    Airborne Training Center at Omsk receives BMD-4M's to start training crews;

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    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:19 am

    Separate tank companies in the Airborne Forces

    December 1, 2016 in two assault divisions (7th and 76th) and four landing and assault brigades (11th, 31st, 56th and 83rd) of the Airborne Troops of the Russian Federation formed separate tank Companies. The T-72B3 tanks were delivered to the units.

    A fragment of the program "Rota up!" March 2, 2017 TV channel OTV Primorye on the selection of tank biathlon competitions among the parts of the Eastern Military District, where the crew of the tank company of the 83rd Airborne Assault Brigade of the Airborne Troops for the first time participates. Company received tanks T-72B3 in January 2017.



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    franco from now we count also the tanks of VDV tank companies! russia


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    Post  flamming_python on Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:34 am

    George1 wrote:Separate tank companies in the Airborne Forces

    December 1, 2016 in two assault divisions (7th and 76th) and four landing and assault brigades (11th, 31st, 56th and 83rd) of the Airborne Troops of the Russian Federation formed separate tank Companies. The T-72B3 tanks were delivered to the units.

    A fragment of the program "Rota up!" March 2, 2017 TV channel OTV Primorye on the selection of tank biathlon competitions among the parts of the Eastern Military District, where the crew of the tank company of the 83rd Airborne Assault Brigade of the Airborne Troops for the first time participates. Company received tanks T-72B3  in January 2017.



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    franco from now we count also the tanks of VDV tank companies! russia

    Not exactly air-droppable.
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    Post  franco on Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:26 am

    Airborne starts exercises in the Crimea;

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    Post  franco on Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:40 am

    Airborne reconnaissance to get Iveco LMV Lynxes;

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    Post  miketheterrible on Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:05 am

    I guess they will get the Ivecos that are left, eh?
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    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:24 am

    76th Guards Airborne Assault Division received 16 armored vehicles Iveco LMV "Lynx"



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    ULYANOVSK, April 28. /TASS/. The D-10 parachute for the Ratnik ‘soldier of the future’ combat outfit will be modernized by 2018, Airborne Force Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov said on Friday.


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    Post  George1 on Mon May 15, 2017 8:31 am

    Use of armored vehicles "Lynx" in the course of tactical training of the Airborne Forces of Russia



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    Post  franco on Mon May 22, 2017 11:57 pm

    11th Airborne Brigade stationed in Ulan-Ude to receive upgraded BMD-2;

    https://rg.ru/2017/05/21/v-vdv-poiavilis-pervye-udarnye-soedineniia.html
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    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:30 am

    Interview with Fizuli Seyfedov, Executive Director of KKU Tractor plants Concern LTD

    In the corporate edition of KKU "Tractor Plants" was published an interview "Armor for the" winged infantry "with the executive director of Volgograd Engineering Company VGTZ (former Volgograd Tractor Plant) Fizuli Seyfedov.

    Volgograd production site of the Concern "Tractor Plants" includes a special design bureau, as well as subdivisions of the main and auxiliary production. What priorities are currently being addressed by VMK VGTZ, says Fizuli Seyfedov, the company's executive director.

    - How can you determine the main purpose of the Volgograd site of the "Tractor Plants"?

    - Let's start with the fact that during the 85-year history of the Volgograd Tractor Plant dozens of types and modifications of landing vehicles of various purposes were created here. The Special Design Bureau of VGTZ is the main design bureau in Russia for the development of military equipment for airborne troops. And today the enterprise continues development work in the interests of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. At the industrial site, both production of serial machines and prototypes of products are conducted. And, it should be noted, the tasks are successfully performed.

    At the production site today there are just over 1800 people who provide a full cycle of manufacturing special-purpose products. This is welding of housings, manufacturing of components, mechanical, galvanic and thermal processing of parts, assembling and testing of machines, their service and support.

    - What are the main products produced today at the enterprise?

    - Tracked armored vehicles BMD-4M, accessories for BTR-MDM ("Shell"), spare parts for BMD-2, operated in the Airborne Forces of Russia.

    - What about spare parts for BMD-4M serially produced?

    - Their release is scheduled for 2017. Moreover, the conclusion of relevant treaties, which will operate on a long-term basis, is planned.

    - What was the result of the company's performance in 2016?

    - The volume of production of the last year compared to 2015 increased four-fold. Since the state armament program approved by the President of the Russian Federation is designed for the period until 2020, we expect a full load of production for the next few years. In parallel, we are conducting prospective development work in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry, which also plan to receive serious "dividends".

    - Probably, it is a question of the modernized self-propelled antitank gun 2S25? The ex-commander of the Airborne Forces, now a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Shamanov said more than once about the waiting for this "flying tank" in the troops.

    - Last year, for state tests, prototypes of the modernized self-propelled anti-tank gun 2S25M "Sprut-SDM1" were manufactured. OCD is being conducted to create a chassis for various purposes - for a prospective self-propelled artillery gun; For a mobile airborne assortment of radio and electronic reconnaissance, for a radio electronic warfare station; For fire control machines for artillery, for air defense control vehicles.

    - With what enterprises of the Concern are close cooperation relations established?

    - In matters of supply of materials and services, we closely cooperate with the Concern's enterprises. For example, JSC "ChAZ" provides us with forgings, conducts heat treatment of parts with high-frequency currents. Castings and forgings are obtained from the Kurgan production site of "Tractor Plants". The instrument is supplied to us by OOO Remex from Cheboksary.

    Our SKB conducts joint work to create new models of military equipment with enterprises of OJSC UKBTM (Nizhny Tagil), OJSC SKBM (Kurgan); OJSC SKB PA (Kovrov), OAO NPP Rubin (Penza), OJSC Peleng (Minsk, Republic of Belarus) and others. So the geography of cooperation is solid.

    - Are other types of products produced at the production site of the Volgograd Tractor Plant, except special-purpose machinery?

    - Several years ago in Volgograd, indeed, civil engineering was produced, but as a result of reorganization and optimization measures, its production was transferred to other Concern enterprises: spare parts and spare parts for AGROMASH 90TG - in OAO Promtractor, irrigation systems - in ZAO Promtractor -Railway carriage".

    - Fizuli Velievich, for what would you praise the staff of VGTZ?

    - The company employs a well-coordinated professional team, capable of performing tasks in a high-quality and efficient manner, often without regard to personal time, overtime and on weekends.

    Each shop has its own reliable backbone. So, the test driver of the machine assembly shop Konstantin Slinkov, of those who truly loves his work, responsible, conscientious, he is indispensable in solving many problems. And this is in my 28 years. In the same workshop, the mechanic of mechanic assembly works Eugene Bychkov, who specializes in the most complex operation - the laying of an engine. The highest precision in the manufacture of parts is provided by a machine tool and manipulators programmer Yevgeny Neshkov. At the age of 25, already a high-quality specialist turner Nikolai Goncharov, behind him fixed the most responsible nomenclature.

    Venus Bedretdinova - the only woman who works as the head of the mechanical section. She organized the work so competently and professionally that her team invariably performs shift-daily assignments on time. On the site Bedretdinova full order in all production areas.

    Products of excellent quality are handled by the milling cutter Tatyana Bochkova and the trawler Irina Shishkina, both working in the manufacture of metal products. High professional and industrial discipline is distinguished by young specialists electric welder of manual welding Herman Vasilchenko and fitter of mechanical assembly works Mikhail Shuvaev, they are working on the assembly of BMD-4M cases.

    I want to highlight Vladimir Budayev, head of the design bureau of tests, reliability and repair documentation. Under the leadership of this purposeful, competent, initiative specialist, the staff of the bureau solves complex questions on the implementation of ROC under concluded contracts with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, conducts design support for the manufacture of prototypes of products, takes a direct part in preliminary and qualification tests.

    - What is the average age of employees in the company? Are there a lot of young people in the team?

    - The average age of workers in enterprises is 45 years, young people about a third of the total. Of course, I would like to change this ratio somewhat in favor of young specialists, so that the natural outflow of personnel occurs without prejudice to production, and the accumulated experience of old-timers is transferred into reliable hands. We're working on it now.

    - How is the interaction between production workers and military representatives? Is it difficult to achieve mutual understanding?

    - By and large, we have nothing to share. The task at us general: qualitatively and in time to deliver technics for the Airborne troops.

    - What are the production plans for 2017?


    - This year the enterprise will continue to fulfill the state defense order. The planned increase in production is two-fold. I am confident that the plans will be fulfilled.

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    Airborne Force chief says only Russia capable of air-dropping military hardware

    These capabilities will increase further with the development of military transport aviation, the commander said

    MOSCOW, July 31. /TASS/. Only the Russian Armed Forces are capable of air-dropping their combat hardware from aircraft, Russia’s Airborne Force Commander Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov told TASS on Monday.

    "All Airborne Force units of the armies of all major foreign military powers parachute only personnel and cargoes while military hardware is delivered by the landing rather than by the parachuting method. We, however, can air-drop whole airborne battalions and even airborne regiments and also combat hardware. These capabilities will increase further with the development of military transport aviation," the commander said on the eve of 87 years since Russia’s Airborne Force was established.

    No other country in the world can feature such capabilities today, the commander said.

    "Foreign armies have no parachuting means, which we have, and their hardware is not suitable for air-dropping. They have not dealt with this issue," the commander said.

    The Russian Airborne Force will get a new Bakhcha-UPDS multi-cupola parachute system in 2018. The parachute system will make it possible to air-drop BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicles with seven-member crews from military transport planes, the commander said.

    The new parachute system will primarily start arriving for parachute infantry units and high-alert formations, he added.

    "This year, the state trials of the Bakhcha-UPDS new parachute system designed to air-drop BMD-4M vehicles and other hardware from military transport planes are coming to a close. These trials are proceeding successfully. We are planning to finish this work by the end of the year and somewhere at the beginning of next year this system will become operational and will be primarily arriving in a planned manner for our parachute infantry units and high-alert units," the commander said.

    "The BMD-4M is made precisely in its air-droppable version with the accommodation of personnel inside it and in this vehicle we can parachute seven people," the commander said.

    For this purpose, the required equipment has been installed inside the BMD-4M and special seats for personnel have been installed, he said.

    "Immediately after landing, this fighting vehicle with paratroopers inside can accomplish assigned missions, including combat and special assignments. Its ability to quickly leave the parachuting area after landing considerably increases its survivability," the Airborne Force commander said.

    The BMD-4M is equipped with the automated fire control system and a new navigation system. Its advanced electronic equipment facilitates the crew’s aiming while moving at high speeds across rough terrain.

    Strategic exercises


    This year, the Russian Airborne Troops will take part in two strategic exercises among other war games scheduled for 2017, both international and national, according to Serdyukov.

    "As for international military cooperation, the Airborne Troops are much more in the thick of it than any other service or branch of the armed forces. This year we have already had four international war games," Serdyukov said.

    He said, Russia and Belarus will team up in September for scheduled exercises code-named West 2017 to work on interaction assignments with other branches of the armed forces on the Western Strategic Direction. Also in September, Airborne Forces’ units will participate in Interaction-2017 strategic exercises of the CSTO rapid reaction forces, in Armenia, he added.

    Following that, they will undertake joint anti-terrorism coordination exercises with Egypt, who will contribute about 100 paratroopers. The military drills will be held in September, near Crimea’s Novorossiisk port city. Besides, two joint exercises with the Special Operations Forces of Belarus are scheduled for this year.

    "Currently, a delegation of the Airborne Troops led by the commander of the 11th separate air assault brigade, Colonel Ruslan Evdokimov, is in Brazil, hosted by a brigade of the Brazilian armed forces, to share opinions and discuss cooperation," the commander said.

    "This program of international military cooperation has continued for years, and it has always scored high marks," he stressed.

    Serdyukov also said that before the end of the year, Airborne Troops units will take part in joint-force tactical exercises in the Arctic zone, which will also involve the Northern Fleet and special action units. The exercises will involve interaction in Extreme North conditions.

    Serdyukov also mentioned the regimental tactical exercises with landing and combat firing in Russia’s northwestern Pskov region and brigade tactical exercises with landing and combat firing in the Far Eastern Primorsky region. These war games will train coordination on the Western and Eastern strategic directions.

    Strike and intelligence units

    The commands of the strike and intelligence units of the Russian Airborne Forces will be merged into a single system, the Airborne Force commander Colonel General Andrey Serdyukov told TASS.

    "This experience (of the operation in Syria - TASS) is, no doubt, instructive. We are actively using this practice now. This is the establishment of various scout-firing and scout-attack contours within our units. It is about uniting the existing modern intelligence and attack equipment under the rule of one commander, along with effective use of this equipment," Serdyukov said on Monday in the run-up to the 87th anniversary of the Airborne Forces establishment.

    "This is being used quite actively in Syria," he added, noting that the Russian defense industry had made scientific and technical headway that "helps detect targets in a real-time mode today, coordinate these targets with a high probability and hit them online with both various aviation equipment and artillery."

    The Airborne Forces commander said that Defense Minister, General of the Army Sergey Shoigu, and Chief of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, attached major importance to the creation and effective application of these contours. "This should be learnt, and this is, actually, a considerable step forward. So, it dominated the last meeting of the Armed Forces command, that had been held recently. Both the defense minister and the chief of the General Staff highlighted its importance at the meeting," Serdyukov said.

    "Both theoretical and practical studies were carried out on the basis of the Southern Military District units, and this is being actively used in the army nowadays," the commander added.


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    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:37 pm

    Look first video franco for Sprut

    Large-scale airborne drills are taking place in the Pskov region - the military is testing new equipment.





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    Post  George1 on Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:23 am

    Ulyanovsk Airborne formation has held first tactic exercise using BMD-4M and BTR-MDM combat vehicles

    The Ulyanovsk Airborne formation has held first tactic exercise using BMD-4M and BTR-MDM combat vehicles. The hardware was introduced in April and August 2017.

    In course of the exercise, the troops have used technical and firing capabilities of the newest combat vehicles for the first time.

    The troops operated in complicated weather conditions at unfamiliar ranges. The tactical exercise involved units of the Central MD army aviation.





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