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    AlfaT8
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    Re: Russian Military Strategic issues: Exercises, Doctrines and Threats

    Post  AlfaT8 on Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:01 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    Aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi is developing several new advanced warplanes, including a fifth-generation “stealth” fighter (the T-50), but production has been sluggish in some cases, and most of the current air force dates from the 1980s.

    The vast majority of US and NATO air fleets are older than the 1980s... US B-52s are from the 1950s and 1960s.

    The backbone of the US AF fighter fleet are F-15s and F-16s from the 70s and 80s.

    The Current Russian AF aircraft with updates are comparable if not superior to western equivalents... MiG-29SMT being inferior, but Su-35S being superior to most western equivalents.

    "Inferior" in what way?

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    Re: Russian Military Strategic issues: Exercises, Doctrines and Threats

    Post  GarryB on Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:28 am

    I would consider the MiG-29SMT as inferior in some terms compared with the Eurocanards and F-22.

    I would vastly prefer the efficient and relatively cheap MiG-29SMT to any of those aircraft but in pure performance it would come up short in some areas.


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    Re: Russian Military Strategic issues: Exercises, Doctrines and Threats

    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:38 pm

    Russian military units arrive in Kyrgyzstan to take part in SCO drills

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    Re: Russian Military Strategic issues: Exercises, Doctrines and Threats

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:46 am

    Next strategic military exercise due in 2017 in western Russia — General Staff

    Russia's previous strategic exercise in the western regions was held in 2013 and involved 10,000 troops

    MOSCOW, September 13. /TASS/. The next strategic command staff exercise will be held in western Russia next year, the chief of the Russian armed forces’ General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, has told the media.

    "Strategic command staff exercises are held annually. The next, codenamed Zapad-2017 (West-2017) will take place in the west of the country," Gerasimov told a news briefing devoted to the preliminary results of the Kavkaz-2016 war games.

    Gerasimov recalled that military exercises of that scale normally practiced operations to maintain security in a strategic direction.

    The Kavkaz-2016 exercise was conducted in the Southern Military District on September 5-10. A total of 120,000 troops and civilians were involved in different southern areas of Russia, but no more than 12,500 simultaneously at any one time.

    Russia held the previous strategic exercise in the west in 2013. The Russian-Belarussian exercise Zapad-2013 involved more than 10,000 troops.


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    Re: Russian Military Strategic issues: Exercises, Doctrines and Threats

    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:52 pm

    Next SCO exercise Peace Mission due in Russia in 2018

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    Re: Russian Military Strategic issues: Exercises, Doctrines and Threats

    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:31 pm

    Russian troops to take part in three joint military exercises in 2017

    Servicemen of Russia’s Eastern Military District will hold drills with Vietnam for the first time

    VLADIVOSTOK, November 7. /TASS/. Servicemen of Russia’s Eastern Military District will take part in three joint military exercises in 2017, including the tenth Russian-Mongolian maneuvers Selenga and drills with Vietnam for the first time, district spokesman Colonel Alexander Gordeyev said on Monday.

    "In 2017, servicemen of the combined arms formations of the Eastern Military District will take part in three joint international military exercises. The Russian-Mongolian maneuvers Selenga-2017 will become the tenth jubilee drills. Next year, they are planned to be held from August to September on the territory of Mongolia. The place of holding the other traditional international drills Indra-2017 will be determined during the first planning conference by representatives of the defense ministries of Russia and India. Also, the first joint Russian-Vietnamese exercises are planned in October 2017," the spokesman said.

    The Indra-2017 drills will presumably be held in November next year. Earlier, troops of the Eastern Military District took part in three joint Russian-Indian drills Indra in 2012, 2013 and 2016 at the Burduny practice range in the Republic of Buryatia in East Siberia, the Mahajan training range in the Indian state of Rajasthan and at the Sergeyevsky range in the Primorye Territory in the Russian Far East, respectively.

    The joint Russian-Mongolian military exercises Selenga-2016 were held at the Burduny training range of the Eastern Military District in the Republic of Buryatia.

    All the joint military drills will be held under the plan of the Eastern Military District’s international cooperation.


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    Post  Odin of Ossetia on Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:55 am



    These maps show it:


    http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/these-maps-show-how-russia-has-europe-spooked/ar-AAkEVEb?li=AAggv0m&ocid=SKY2DHP

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    Re: Russian Military Strategic issues: Exercises, Doctrines and Threats

    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:05 pm

    Today, the session of the Russian Defence Ministry Board has been held in Moscow under the leadership of the head of the military department General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

    The Minister of Defence suggested starting the discussion with the implementation of the decisions of the President of the Russian Federation aimed at improvement of combat staff in the Western strategic direction.

    According to General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, approximately 100 organizational activities, including the formation of two motorized rifle divisions, units of which are located in Belgorod, Voronezh and Smolensk Regions, have been carried out in the Western Military District this year.

    It is planned to complete their installation in the first half of 2017.
    To organize combat training, areas for firing small arms and grenade launchers, as well as facilities for driving military vehicles and automobiles have been equipped.

    The head of the military department paid special attention to removing shortcomings of the Baltic Fleet, which had identified by commission of the Ministry of Defence in June.

    According to the Defence Minister, most problems have been solved. Results of operational and combat training as well as summer training period inspection showed capabilities of the Baltic Fleet to perform assigned tasks successfully.

    Participants of the session paid special attention to orders of the President of the Russian Federation dated May 2012 and his decisions according to results of session in Sochi.

    Implementation of the Activity Plan of the Central military district 2016-2020 was discussed within this subject.

    According to the head of the military department, the district forces are actively practicing joint peacekeeping and special operations with the Russian allies in the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty) and SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization).

    For the last four months, the military authorities and the troops of the district took part in three international exercises in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.

    In order to improve the combat staff of the district, 5 formations, 12 military units and 20 small units were formed and reformed in 2016.
    "In total, more than 80 formations and military units of the district will get the modern samples of arms and military hardware. In general, the implementation of the plan in 2016 allowed to increase the combat potential of the Central military district troops and guarantee the fulfillment of its tasks," stated General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

    The Board session participants also discussed the improvement of the organizational structure of military units, construction of new military towns, equipping of troops with modern weapons and military equipment.

    There was a detail discussion of the improvement of the structure of the 800th air base located at the Chkalovsky Airport.

    A large complex of works on creation of modern infrastructure has been held at the Chkalovsky Airport.

    "All of this is necessary for the Chkalovsky Airport to meet the requirements of the state aviation airports and be able to maintain modern aircraft. And most important thing is to reach the new, higher level of flight safety," said the Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

    Leadership of the Russian Armed Forces, representatives of state authorities, public and other organizations attended the session Board.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2292816.html


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