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    Re: Russian Ground Forces: News #2

    Post  franco on Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:16 pm

    Take this to mean the second Motor Rifle Regiment of the newly formed 150th Motor Rifle Division is now operational. Reports earlier were calling this unit the 103rd Motor Rifle Regiment and that it would be based at Kuzminsky. Training videos over the summer show the unit operating BMP-3's and T-72B3's.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12206314@egNews
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:23 pm

    Russia completed tests of the Penicillin artillery complex



    State tests of the Penicillin artillery reconnaissance complex have been successfully completed, the press service of the Ruselectronics holding (part of Rostec) told RIA Novosti.

    Delivery of the first two samples is scheduled for 2020.

    The Penicillin sound-thermal complex is designed to search for the firing positions of artillery guns, mortars, multiple launch rocket systems and the launch positions of anti-aircraft and tactical missiles while simultaneously adjusting the firing of their artillery.

    The complex is able to perform combat missions in a strip width of up to 25 kilometers. It consists of several sound receivers installed on the surface of the earth, as well as an optical-electronic module.

    The system receives and processes acoustic signals from shots (breaks) and provides information on the location of the ammunition rupture, the accuracy of the hit, and also reports the location of the guns. The time to obtain the coordinates of a single target does not exceed five seconds.

    "Penicillin" can carry out maintenance of shooting as one battery, and in turn each battery of a division. The installation also provides interaction with subscribers of an automated tactical and operational management system. Radio communication with external subscribers is up to 40 kilometers.

    Earlier, the American National Interest reported that Penicillin could become a new "way to destroy American heavy artillery." The author of the article writes that for detecting noise and kinetic energy, this detection system uses four sound-thermal locators, a large stabilization platform and an optical-electronic module.

    https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/114750/

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    Post  George1 on Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:45 am

    Combat engineers destroy about 80 WWII mines near Russia's Volgograd

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    Post  Hole on Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:33 pm


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    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:25 pm

    so what does that say exactly?

    570 tanks in total in Russian forces? or is that 570 tanks modernized?
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    Post  Hole on Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:31 pm

    Translation courtesy SouthFront.

    On December 12th, the Russian Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda released an infographics summing up deliveries of equipment to the Russian Armed Forces in 2018.

    The summary includes the following:

    The Russian military is at 95% of its required personnel;
    It has a 98% fulfilled provision of weapons and military equipment and hardware;
    It has a 94% of serviceability of its equipment and hardware;
    The level of modern equipment and weapons is 62%.

    In terms of ground forces, the Russian military is 54% upgraded to the most modern equipment. In 2018, the Ground Forces received:
    More than 570 battle tanks and other armored vehicles;
    More than 380 military automotive vehicles;
    More than 740 specialized vehicles;
    More than 370 units of missile and artillery systems;
    More than 230 units of various air defense systems;

    The Russian Navy received 26 battle ships, gunboats and other vessels in full combat readiness, including:
    Frigate Admiral Gorshkov;
    Ivan Gren-class (Project 11711) Landing ship Ivan Gren
    Buyan-class small missile corvette Orekhovo-Zuyevo;
    Buyan-class small missile corvette Vyshniy Volochyok;
    Karakurt-class small missile corvette Mytishchi (formerly called Hurricane);
    Ivanov-class (Project 18280) intelligence collection ship Ivan Hurs;
    Anti-diversion gunboat;
    Elbrus-class (Project 23120) logistics support ship Elbrus.

    The Russian Aerospace Forces received:
    More than 100 new units of air defense systems and missile defense systems;
    14 units of brand-new space-deployed weapons;
    More than 100 new units of aircraft and other aviation technology;
    It modernized two space-warfare units;
    It modernized more than 60 units of air defense systems and missile defense systems;
    It modernized more than 330 units of aircraft and other aviation technology.

    The Airborne Troops boasted a 63% modernization and received:
    More than 13,000 new pieces of equipment;
    And it modernized more than 130 units of equipment;

    The Strategic Missile Troops boasted a 70% modernized missile complexes and received:
    9 intercontinental ballistic missiles;
    45 units of base missiles for the Yars missile system;
    9 autonomous launching units;
    6 combat support units;
    17 yet undisclosed vehicles;
    4 mobile command units.

    The Engineer Troops received:
    13 state-of-the-art sets of equipment and weapon systems;
    More than 570 units of military engineering equipment;
    More than 130,000 provisions for the military engineering;
    More than 15,000 military engineering ammunition and equipment;
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    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:56 pm

    Thank you!
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    Post  franco on Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:47 am

    miketheterrible wrote:Thank you!

    - About a third of that 570 total are tanks. The scheduled deliveries this year was for 62 T-80BVM and 31 T-90M/AM, the rest would be T-72B3. Present plans call for around 200 new modern tanks a year.
    - It is my experience that the 95% required personnel refers to that the formed units are 95% staffed...not 95% of the authorized Defense staff (1,013,628).
    - None of the 4 new Divisions formed have been completely formed up with their required units, staff and equipment yet.
    - Latest figure mentioned by Defense officials is around 830,000 active personnel (assume does not include military school cadets)

    My best guess would be:
    Ground Forces - 320,000
    Aerospace Forces - 165,000
    Navy - 150,000
    Rocket Forces - 60,000
    Airborne Forces - 45,000
    Railway / Construction Troops - 40,000
    General - 50,000
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    Re: Russian Ground Forces: News #2

    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:18 pm

    The Ground Troops of Russia’s Southern MD are resurrecting airmobile groups.

    https://russiandefpolicy.blog/2019/01/03/airmobile-groups/
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    Re: Russian Ground Forces: News #2

    Post  Hole on Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:49 pm

    Borisoglebsk-2 electronic warfare complex enters the service with Amur formation, Western Military District

    A motorised rifle unit stationed in the Jewish Autonomous Region, Eastern Military District, has received the Borisoglebsk-2 electronic warfare complex.
    The complex is made up of several machine stations on the basis of a multi-puspose armored all-terrain vehicle. Compared with its predecessors, it has an extended frequency range of radio intelligence and electronic jamming. More powerful stations can more effectively influence various types of radio-controlled objects. The Borisglebsk-2 can jam control channels of unmanned aerial vehicles, radio-controlled landmines of the adversary.
    The personnel of the EW unit has already been retrained to a new complex in the training center for EW troops and has begun to master the unique equipment. New equipment greatly enhances capabilities of the units and makes it possible to better master the experience of modern military conflicts.

    Russian MoD website.
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    Re: Russian Ground Forces: News #2

    Post  GarryB on Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:57 am

    With the advent of new powerful but also quiet electric motors, it would be interesting if special sound sensing UAVs could be developed for the Penicillin artillery detection system... it could be more mobile and it could be fitted with MMW radar and thermal sensors too and just transmit triangulated data (radar, thermal, acoustic) back to the main vehicle operating with the artillery units it provides information to...

    It means the vehicle could operate well out of harms way and while vulnerable to attack... like anything on the front line... the UAVs could move rapidly from place to place recording enemy fire using acoustic signatures to locate positions and weapon types that could be marked on real time maps used by friendly forces...

    In a COIN type situation the radar and Thermal sensors (ie more expensive) could be on a medium altitude UAV out of reach of ground fire, while the sound sensor drones could be smaller and lighter and harder to see and hear and operate at lower altitudes detecting sounds...
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    Re: Russian Ground Forces: News #2

    Post  Hole on Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:27 am

    The thing with Penicillin is that it works only passive, so no radar for the drone. But good idea.
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    Re: Russian Ground Forces: News #2

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:59 pm

    Hole wrote:The thing with Penicillin is that it works only passive, so no radar for the drone. But good idea.

    Which is why it's a good paring with Kornet-D.
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    Re: Russian Ground Forces: News #2

    Post  GarryB on Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:26 am

    The thing with Penicillin is that it works only passive, so no radar for the drone. But good idea.

    I suspect the vehicle does not have a radar to prevent it being located easily.

    For a COIN operation or an operation like Syria where the opponents don't really have an opposing air force they can reliably call on (ie not including teh Turkish, US, French, UK, or Israeli air support these head chopping terrorists have been receiving) then having thermal and radar sensors in UAVs operating at altitude over the battlefield while smaller much quieter drones with sound sensors operate much lower detecting launch signatures of rockets and guns would be a useful improvement... the smaller lower flying drones could pass information up to the larger heavier drone operating at altitude where it could send the information great distances with a more powerful transmitter...

    For a WWIII scenario I would expect the same setup but the low flying models would likely need to be cheap and replaceable.... Perhaps another large drone carrying a dozen small drones that can fly with the other large drone and drop new small drones as they are needed...
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    Re: Russian Ground Forces: News #2

    Post  Hole on Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:38 pm

    Arctic version of Pantsir anti-aircraft missile and gun systems enter troops this year

    The first Arctic set of the Pantsir-SA anti-aircraft missile and gun systems will enter the troops in 2019, in the coming days it will be released for testing. This was announced by Deputy Defence Minister Alexey Krivoruchko.
    The Deputy Head of the Military Department today visited a subsidiary of Shcheglovsky Val, where he heard reports from managers and designers on promising developments of the enterprise.
    In addition, during his visit to the enterprise, the Deputy Defence Minister inspected the progress of work on the serial production of the Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and gun systems, as well as the Berezhok and Bakhcha-U combat stations to equip the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and airborne assault vehicle. Krivoruchko also inspected the Cornet and Arkan anti-tank missiles, 30-mm automatic cannons and small arms.

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