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    Walther von Oldenburg

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    Russian Ground Forces procurements - 2014 and later

    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:06 pm

    What did Russian Ground Forces get in 2014, what did it get in 2015 and what does it plan to get later? I'm talking about all kinds of equipment from small arms to tanks - modernizations included.
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    Ural and Komandirskie

    Post  Captain Nemo on Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:44 am




    Question 1: Are the Ural bikes and/or sidecars still used by the Russian army?

    Question 2: Are the Vostok Komandirskie watches still the official watches in the Russian army? Do they have any official army status?

    Were they given to officers in the USSR, or did they have to buy them themselves?

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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  par far on Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:52 pm

    zg18 wrote:Rostov , Southern military command



    Why does rifles that the soldiers have, have no optics? I am just curious because most the west countries will have that for thier soldiers.
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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  zg18 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:00 pm

    par far wrote:Why does rifles that the soldiers have, have no optics? I am just curious because most the west countries will have that for thier soldiers.

    Is that necessary for conscripts? I mean these are not professional soldiers.


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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  ult on Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:53 pm

    They have optics. They are in the armory. It's a standard practice. Usually officers are shit scared to give soldiers an expensive equipment unless it's an actual combat mission, because if it's damaged or lost they will personally be held responsible. And considering that optics cost a fortune, like 1PN93 for example, they rarely see the light of day. It's an outdated practice, sure. But still. We should be happy that everyone is in VKPO and not in "сменка" - the old, spare uniform that they wear to not damage a new one.

    zg18 wrote:
    par far wrote:Why does rifles that the soldiers have, have no optics? I am just curious because most the west countries will have that for thier soldiers.

    Is that necessary for conscripts? I mean these are not professional soldiers.


    You are wrong. Those are not conscripts. There are no conscripts on the Russian - Ukrainian border.

    Every brigade now has a battalion tactical group, which fully consists of professional soldiers and are always on high alert.
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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  Regular on Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:13 pm

    zg18 wrote:
    par far wrote:Why does rifles that the soldiers have, have no optics? I am just curious because most the west countries will have that for thier soldiers.

    Is that necessary for conscripts? I mean these are not professional soldiers.

    Suspect Seriously? Wait till AK-12 will hit the streets, You wont see soldier without optics.
    By the way, them covers give jew look to helmets. Shit looks good, I hope quality is dead on.
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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  flamming_python on Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:13 am

    ult wrote:They have optics. They are in the armory. It's a standard practice. Usually officers are shit scared to give soldiers an expensive equipment unless it's an actual combat mission, because if it's damaged or lost they will personally be held responsible. And considering that optics cost a fortune, like 1PN93 for example, they rarely see the light of day. It's an outdated practice, sure. But still. We should be happy that everyone is in VKPO and not in "сменка" - the old, spare uniform that they wear to not damage a new one.

    This.

    Most officers in the Russian military exist only to serve their own ass.
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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:47 am

    flamming_python wrote:
    ult wrote:They have optics. They are in the armory. It's a standard practice. Usually officers are shit scared to give soldiers an expensive equipment unless it's an actual combat mission, because if it's damaged or lost they will personally be held responsible. And considering that optics cost a fortune, like 1PN93 for example, they rarely see the light of day. It's an outdated practice, sure. But still. We should be happy that everyone is in VKPO and not in "сменка" - the old, spare uniform that they wear to not damage a new one.

    This.

    Most officers in the Russian military exist only to serve their own ass.

    But isn't that true for 'careers' in general?

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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  par far on Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:10 am

    Regular wrote:
    zg18 wrote:
    par far wrote:Why does rifles that the soldiers have, have no optics? I am just curious because most the west countries will have that for thier soldiers.

    Is that necessary for conscripts? I mean these are not professional soldiers.

    Suspect Seriously? Wait till AK-12 will hit the streets, You wont see soldier without optics.
    By the way, them covers give jew look to helmets. Shit looks good, I hope quality is dead on.


    Their quality is dead on, I have read articles and I have seen videos, comparing them against all the most modern equipment from around the world and the Russian stuff was head and shoulders above everything.

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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  par far on Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:12 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    flamming_python wrote:
    ult wrote:They have optics. They are in the armory. It's a standard practice. Usually officers are shit scared to give soldiers an expensive equipment unless it's an actual combat mission, because if it's damaged or lost they will personally be held responsible. And considering that optics cost a fortune, like 1PN93 for example, they rarely see the light of day. It's an outdated practice, sure. But still. We should be happy that everyone is in VKPO and not in "сменка" - the old, spare uniform that they wear to not damage a new one.

    This.

    Most officers in the Russian military exist only to serve their own ass.

    But isn't that true for 'careers' in general?

    It true for all careers, I just wish I had followed this advice.
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    Water purification and supply

    Post  Cplnew83 on Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:22 am

    Hi gents,

    I know the SKO-10 (СКО-10) purification complex, but there is also a mobile bottling complex in service with the Russian armed forces whom I can't any references nor data.
    Has someone got this kind of info ?

    Thanks.

    EDIT : Found it cheers

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    Please help identify this jumpsuit.

    Post  atiboss on Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:58 pm

    What type is this jumpsuit?




    Is really russian military coverall?What is the type and year?And where to use this coverall?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Russian Military Energy Consumption

    Post  russianrisk on Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:48 am

    The US Defense Department estimates that its energy usage is at its lowest in 40 years. It releases a report every year on the US military's energy consumption.

    I went looking for the Russian military equivalent, but could find absolutely nothing. Can anyone suggest where I would find this? Doing a report on global military energy conservation, and Russia is the 2nd height funded military.
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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  Captain Nemo on Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:46 pm

    How good are Russian tanks at firing (and hitting targets) while in movement?

    I didn't watch many videos of the sort, but I realized that on those I saw, I never saw a Russian tank firing at a specific target while in movement.
    In all the videos I saw, the tank was immobile, generally stopping for firing, and only then resuming movement...
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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  GarryB on Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:46 am

    Current models are able to fire on the move... not just hitting moving ground targets while moving, but also hitting moving aerial targets while moving.

    The T-90 has autotracking targeting system and fully stabilised main gun and optics and upgraded T-72s do too.


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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  Regular on Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:51 am

    I think firing ATGM while on the move is easier than firing HEAT. Judging by tank biathlon T-72 family can shot ok while on the move
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    Modern Russia Ground Forces TO&E?

    Post  Zhongqing on Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:25 pm

    I've been trying to find a modern, post-reform TO&E of the Russian Ground Forces for about an hour now with no success. Can anyone lend me a hand please?
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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  franco on Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:14 pm

    Goggle "new russian brigade organization"

    That should get you started.
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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  Zhongqing on Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:50 pm

    The article is from 2009, so it's outdated, unfortunately.
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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  franco on Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:04 pm

    You were on goggle when you did? Because there were others plus the images.

    The only major difference from that 2009 plan is that the Recon company was increased to a battalion. And check out the strategy page version which is based on the MT-LBV equipped units and gives more details.
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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  Arctic_Fox on Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:23 pm

    what exactly we've seeing here? :


    i cannot find any info about it.
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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  sepheronx on Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:31 pm

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    Re: Question Thread: Russian Army

    Post  Werewolf on Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:35 pm

    Arctic_Fox wrote:what exactly we've seeing here? :


    i cannot find any info about it.

    New Kalaschnikow assault rifles AS-1 (5.45mm) and AS-2 (7.62mm)

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2013/08/25/kalashnikov-as-1-as-2-bullpup-rifles/

    Not offered yet by Kalaschnikow or Izmazh.
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    Russian Army Officer selection, training and promotion.

    Post  Sanctus Ferri on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:31 am

    What are the requirements to become an officer in the Russian Army? Are talented enlisted people promoted to officer rank very often, or do most officers get recruited into academies from the general public?

    How long does basic officer training last? What about arm of service training?

    What sort of criteria are used to assess suitability for promotion? Do officers have to pass through some kind of general staff course to reach general rank, as in the Bundeswehr?

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