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    Post  Airbornewolf Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:15 pm

    Wait.....

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    Did EA had an genius millitary concept way ahead of it's time in C&C Generals?!.
    Mind=blown Razz

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    It looks great and promising.

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    Airbornewolf wrote:Wait.....

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    Did EA had an genius millitary concept way ahead of it's time in C&C Generals?!.
    Mind=blown Razz

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    It looks great and promising.


    С&C: Generals is like The Simpsons of the military side of the world

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    The Russian military for the first time landed an equipped military hospital. 

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    Scouts of a separate special forces unit of the Russian Airborne Forces together with paratroopers of Belarus and Kazakhstan conducted a night landing at the Brest training ground
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    Post  franco Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:02 pm

    The Pskov Airborne Division was reinforced with another airborne assault regiment

    Moscow. September 21. INTERFAX - The third airborne assault regiment has been formed in the Pskov Division of the Airborne Troops (Airborne Forces), the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday.
    "From December 1, 2018, the regiment was restored as part of the Pskov Guards Airborne Assault Unit, and from September 1, 2021, it was fully formed to a full staff," the military department said in a statement.
    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the commander of the Airborne Forces, Andrei Serdyukov, has arrived in the Pskov Airborne Assault Division, where he will hold events for the commissioning of the fully formed 237th Guards Airborne Assault Torun Red Banner Regiment.
    This is the third airborne assault regiment in the division, the military said.
    "I wish you that, having passed all the necessary training, the regiment next year will take advanced positions in the Airborne troops. You will have to master new equipment and weapons, carry out professional training of each serviceman and achieve high results, " Serdyukov told the personnel of the new regiment.
    Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported on the strengthening of the Pskov division with a tank battle, which is equipped with modernized T-72B3 tanks.
    The commander of the Airborne Troops reported that in 2018, the number of airborne troops was increased.
    The Airborne Forces are a branch of the Armed Forces, which is a means of the Supreme High Command. Airborne forces are designed to cover the enemy by air and perform tasks in his rear to disrupt the control of troops, capture and destroy ground elements of high-precision weapons, disrupt the deployment and deployment of reserves, disrupt the work of the rear and communications.

    NOTE: Interesting time line here, 34 months to fully form an Air Assault regiment. Too many people don't appreciate the work this would entail ... Rome indeed was not built in a day.

    https://www.militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=557571&lang=RU
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    Post  George1 Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:49 am

    Landing of more than 300 cadets of the RVVDKU with the subsequent seizure of the control point of the field airfield of the simulated enemy.

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    Post  George1 Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:31 pm

    Russia’s new Kadet-100 military parachute to enter state trials before New Year’s

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    Post  franco Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:46 pm

    The Russian Airborne Forces received almost 500 units of new and modernized equipment in 2021

    MOSCOW, December 21. / TASS /. The Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces) of the Russian Federation in 2021 received almost 500 units of new and modernized equipment. This was announced on Tuesday by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, at an expanded meeting of the collegium of the military department.

    "The Airborne Forces have been supplied with almost 500 units of new and modernized equipment, 13 thousand sets of landing equipment and parachute systems. Two airborne parachute regiments have been formed," Shoigu said.

    https://tass-ru.translate.goog/armiya-i-opk/13257979?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  George1 Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:59 pm

    The transfer of units of the Ivanovo Airborne Forces from the Russian peacekeeping contingent of the CSTO peacekeeping forces to the Republic of Kazakhstan continues.

    Airborne units with standard equipment and weapons fly by military transport aircraft from the Severny airfield (Ivanovo) to the airfields of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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    Post  George1 Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:35 pm

    Return of Russian peacekeepers to the permanent deployment point in Ivanovo

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    Post  George1 Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:57 am

    Fire training session with servicemen of the paratrooper battalions from Ivanovo and Kostroma

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    Post  George1 Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:53 pm

    In the Novorossiysk Guards Airborne Assault Mountain Formation of the Airborne Forces, a solemn event was held dedicated to the adoption of the Military Oath by young recruits who arrived in military units for military service.

    In total, about 100 recruits swore allegiance to their Fatherland.

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    Post  George1 Mon Feb 21, 2022 11:49 am

    The latest Kornet-D1 air-droppable self-propelled anti-tank missile system based on the chassis of the BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicle intended for Russia’s Airborne Force has entered the final stage of firing tests, the press office of the Rostec state tech corporation reported on Monday.

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    Post  GarryB Tue Feb 22, 2022 12:27 am

    And of course the Sprut would have anti tank capacity too...

    I was under the impression that the BTR-D and improved versions were troop transports, so the army equivalent would be for the BMP to be made longer and have its armament largely removed and replaced with a grenade launcher or ATGM launcher or machine gun to replace the BTRs.

    The BTR-D is a troop transport variant of the BMD that is enlarged to increase internal capacity for carrying troops... its job is to increase the number of soldiers that get carried around the battlefield by using fewer actual vehicles.

    I suspect the ATGM version is a bit like a BTR-82 being used for air defence... so it has a few gripstocks and a few Verbas or Igla-S missiles and it is used for airdefence, but could also just transport troops if that was required.

    The Kornet-D is a real Shturm-S equivalent, except instead of being MTLB based it is BMD based of course... these are both dedicated ATGM vehicles that are no longer of any use as troop transports because of their loading and missile storage mechanisms.
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    Post  franco Thu Oct 06, 2022 12:13 pm

    Reform of the Airborne Forces in the light of the experience of fighting in Ukraine and previous wars. Tasks, vehicles, weapons

    After a short essay on the combat path of various parachute formations , making sure that the parachute landing of troops as a means of engaging in battle is still in demand, and also that parachute landings do not lead to any such extraordinary losses if everything is planned and executed correctly and taking into account the situation, let's move on to determining the appearance of the Airborne Forces in the future Russian army.

    Let's start not with the technical feasibility of the parachute landings themselves in the war, and not with whether it is possible to solve some problems with their help - these issues were discussed in the last part. In accordance with the methodology outlined earlier, let's start by answering the question:

    1. Is there any point in parachute landing at all? What forces? What is the composition of the landing troops? Where, why and under what circumstances? Is it possible to abandon it in favor of landing from helicopters?

    It is this question that is decisive.

    FULL ARTICLE: https://topwar-ru.translate.goog/202693-reforma-vdv-v-svete-opyta-boev-na-ukraine-i-predshestvujuschih-vojn-zadachi-tehnika-oruzhie.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  flamming_python Thu Oct 06, 2022 4:46 pm

    franco wrote:Reform of the Airborne Forces in the light of the experience of fighting in Ukraine and previous wars. Tasks, vehicles, weapons

    After a short essay on the combat path of various parachute formations , making sure that the parachute landing of troops as a means of engaging in battle is still in demand, and also that parachute landings do not lead to any such extraordinary losses if everything is planned and executed correctly and taking into account the situation, let's move on to determining the appearance of the Airborne Forces in the future Russian army.

    Let's start not with the technical feasibility of the parachute landings themselves in the war, and not with whether it is possible to solve some problems with their help - these issues were discussed in the last part. In accordance with the methodology outlined earlier, let's start by answering the question:

    1. Is there any point in parachute landing at all? What forces? What is the composition of the landing troops? Where, why and under what circumstances? Is it possible to abandon it in favor of landing from helicopters?

    It is this question that is decisive.

    FULL ARTICLE: https://topwar-ru.translate.goog/202693-reforma-vdv-v-svete-opyta-boev-na-ukraine-i-predshestvujuschih-vojn-zadachi-tehnika-oruzhie.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

    Great article. Suggest everyone interested in the future of airborne forces to read it. Although it's only the first part and a conclusion is not available there

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    Post  GarryB Fri Oct 07, 2022 11:15 am

    The whole point of the VDV and their armoured mechanised force is that you can drop them miles from any concentrations of enemy forces, where they can quickly get onboard their vehicles and drive to the target and attack like a ground force.

    If the target is an airfield deep behind enemy lines often there will be air defence but not ground defence other than token forces which means an armoured force of VDV with enormous fire power can quickly capture the airfield which can then land heavier forces.

    The current conflict in the Ukraine has shown that mobility and fire power can lead to a smaller force taking on a much bigger force and pushing them around the place... until they have time to mobilise their forces and gain serious numbers advantage... but the VDV and Naval infantry were never expected to fight an entire war on their own... they take key positions , whether they are airfields or nuclear power stations or ICBM fields or major ports (from the land side is water side defences are too strong).

    There is nothing invulnerable to any enemy fire, but being able to seize airfields deep behind enemy lines can be very important.

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    Post  franco Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:07 pm

    Reform of the Airborne Forces in the light of the experience of fighting in Ukraine and previous wars. staff structure

    Having briefly reviewed the previous experience of using parachute troops in wars, including modern ones ( the first part of the essay ), as well as roughly estimating the tasks that may require parachute landing in modern times, making the first approach to the state of troops and the ratio of their numbers to the strength of military transport aviation ( second part of the essay ), let's take a quick look at how the air defense of the airborne units should be provided, and then more or less finally decide on the states and structure.

    But first, a fundamental question must be answered. Are airborne divisions needed?

    Why should the issue of the divisional link be resolved first of all? Because it is fundamental for the states of future troops, since the integration of the military branches there is implemented to a large extent at the divisional level.

    Let us recall from the last part the composition of the Airborne Forces, where it is listed in full.

    1. Command of the Airborne Forces
    2. 38th Guards Control Brigade
    3. 45th Separate Guards Special Purpose Brigade (2 OSP)
    4. 7th Guards Air Assault Division (9 air assault division, orb and detachment)
    5. 76th Guards air assault division (9 dshb, orb and otb)
    6. 98th guards airborne division (6 airborne assault division and orb)
    7. 106th guards airborne division (6 airborne assault brigade and orb)
    8. 11th separate guards air assault brigade (2 air assault brigade, air assault brigade and orb)
    9. 31st separate guards air assault brigade (2 air assault brigade, air assault brigade and orb)
    10. 83rd separate guards air assault brigade (2 air assault brigade, air assault brigade and orb )
    11. 150th Separate Repair and Rehabilitation Battalion
    12. 35th Separate Medical Detachment of the Airborne Forces
    13. Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School
    14. 242nd Training Center of the Airborne Forces
    15. 309th Center for Special Parachute Training of the Airborne Forces.

    In the last part, it was indicated that the Airborne Forces can be left as expeditionary troops under separate command, so as not to lose the morale they have, which, of course, is worth a lot.

    It was also justified there that under no circumstances could Russia need more than nine landing regiments of the Airborne Forces.

    At the same time, nine is in some way “adjusting a task to an answer”: the maximum theoretically possible number in the presence of both tasks (also limiting), and the ability of the BTA to parachute them all in turn with acceptable losses in aircraft.

    Nine regiments is about three divisions. If we deploy regiments into brigades, adding certain units there, then in any case no more than three divisions. We have 4 of them, and in addition to them 3 air assault brigades and a special forces brigade.

    And now what does air defense have to do with it?

    For example, consider the composition of the 76th Guards Airborne Division.

    Directorate (headquarters)
    104th Guards Airborne Assault Red Banner Order of Kutuzov Regiment
    234th Guards Airborne Assault Black Sea Order of Kutuzov Regiment named after the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky
    237th Guards Airborne Assault Torun Red Banner Regiment
    1140th Guards Artillery Red Banner Regiment regiment
    4th Guards (from July 22, 2015) anti-aircraft missile regiment (former 165th separate anti-aircraft missile division)
    656th separate engineer-sapper order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky battalion
    124th separate tank battalion
    728th separate communications battalion
    3996th military hospital (airmobile). All personnel have parachute training , from 3
    jumps .

    FULL ARTICLE: https://topwar-ru.translate.goog/203729-reforma-vdv-v-svete-opyta-boev-na-ukraine-i-predshestvujuschih-vojn-shtatnaja-struktura.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  caveat emptor Tue Oct 25, 2022 3:11 am

    In current situation, where VDV holds parts of the front, they need to beef them up with heavy armor vehicles, especially tanks. In any case, i don't think that in near peer conflicts massive air drops behind enemy lines are feasible.
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    Post  franco Fri Jan 06, 2023 12:48 pm

    Airborne troops center trained 10,000 junior specialists in 2022 — Defense Ministry

    MOSCOW, January 6. /TASS/. The junior specialists training center of the Russian airborne troops prepared more than 10,000 servicemen and mobilized individuals for participation in the special military operation, the Ministry of Defense told reporters.

    "In 2022, the junior specialists training center of airborne troops trained up more than 10,000 servicemen from 62 regions of the Russian Federation in interests of formations and military units. Following successful passing of qualification examinations, conscript personnel departed to troops for the service and mobilized servicemen - to the zone of the special military operation," the Ministry said.

    The tenure of training is 3.5 months for conscript servicemen and up to two months for mobilized personnel, the Ministry added

    NOTE: this is around 3-4 times the normal annual amounts

    https://tass.com/defense/1559217

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