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    Post  franco 26/11/18, 05:27 am

    An event occurred in the Ground Forces, the significance of which is difficult to overestimate. Entered into force a new set of combat regulations (BU).

    Traditionally, it includes three books. Part one covers the actions of the regiment, division, brigade. This document is secret. The second part is devoted to the battalion company. The third - platoon, branch, tank.

    Formally, BU is still considered temporary. But this should not be confusing. For example, before the formation of the Rosguards, the combat regulations of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation were also temporary.

    The new ground forces of the Ground Forces were approved in September last year. But they began to enter the troops only in the present. It is noteworthy that the documents were distributed mainly in electronic form, through the "military Internet" - a closed segment of data transmission.

    In the army, the new military units have already been called revolutionary. One of the officers-interlocutors of the “Military-Industrial Courier” even joked, as if saying, after reading the BU: “This is not the charter of my Armed Forces”. The recognition underlines how seriously the document has changed the tactics of actions of the combined-arms units and subunits. Traditionally, the smallest in terms of information is the combat regulations governing the actions of a squad, platoon, and tank. But in the new edition, the third part became equal in volume to the second.
    Statutory educational program

    Since the beginning of the 2000s, in the Ground Forces, three sets of controllers have changed. These documents became a good marker of the reforms that were taking place in the Armed Forces.

    Until 2005, the Russian combined-arms units, units and formations fought according to the combat documents approved in the Soviet Union. But they did not take into account the experience gained by Russian motorized riflemen and tankmen in local conflicts on the territory of the former USSR and in two Chechen campaigns.

    “ The actions of the fighters in pairs, threes or fours were not taken into account, although these tactics were already mastered in Afghanistan ”

    The main tactical method of motorized rifle platoons and squadrons in the BU-1989 was the combat line. The actions of the fighters in pairs, threes or fours were not prescribed. Although at the time of writing the control unit, these tactical techniques had already been mastered during the war in Afghanistan.

    Attempts to solve the problem have become BU 2005. Formally, the entire set of combat documents was entered by one order, but the troops received irregular regulations. Even before their approval, the 42nd Guards Motorized Rifle Division in Chechnya received the first kits. In other parts and connections, the statutes came only in 2006. And at first it was only the second part.

    Six months later, the first one began to arrive. And “Platoon, secession, tank” massively went to the troops only in 2007–2008. Although by this point the development of new combat documents had already begun.

    Tactical techniques in the BU-2005 have changed slightly. Added chapters on the participation of units, parts and connections in local conflicts. But by and large, the additions were declarative in nature. It outlined the tasks of platoons, companies, battalions, regiments and divisions during armed conflicts. The main tactical actions were search and reconnaissance, as well as service at checkpoints (checkpoints).

    Work on the next set of BU took almost six years. Moreover, already in the process of signing these documents changed significantly several times. Work began simultaneously with the new look, the reform of Anatoly Serdyukov. And all tactical techniques were developed under the newly formed motorized rifle and tank brigades.

    Part of the “Brigade, Division, Regiment” was especially hard. Indeed, in the course of the reform, the second and third were reduced, giving their places to brigades. The first temporary statutes for parts and connections of the new look were ready in 2011. But the troops received only for reference. In fact, the ground forces continued to "fight" according to documents of the 2005 sample.

    In 2012, Sergei Shoigu replaced Anatoly Serdyukov as defense minister. The reform of the new look was curtailed. Other transformations began in the Armed Forces. Therefore, the set of BU had to be redone once again. Regiments and divisions returned to the place of brigades.

    Finally, the BOO package was approved in 2014. In these documents, for the first time, separate articles appeared on the actions of sniper pairs.

    For a long time the question remained problematic for the Ground Forces. Previously, snipers were part of motorized rifle platoons and branches and reported directly to the unit commander. Later snipers brought in separate rifle companies, subordinating directly to the brigade commander. At the time of the fighting platoons snipers attached to the infantry battalion.
    Syrian adjustment

    Why, three years later, did the military regulations again have to be changed? The answer is obvious. New documents were created taking into account the experience of operations in Syria. This becomes clear even after a superficial acquaintance with the combat documents. For the obvious reason, we are considering the third and second parts of the BU SV, which do not have a secrecy bar.

    The tendency to expand the tactics of actions of branches and platoons was outlined in the charters of 2005 and 2014. But in the BU-2017, new tactics found a logical conclusion. In the new edition, the branch is divided into maneuverable and fire groups. The first destroys the enemy in melee, using decisive action and maneuver. The second supports her with fire. The maneuverable group consists of three arrows (one - senior). A machine gunner, the number of calculation, the grenade launcher and his assistant form a fire group.

    For the first time, the formation of groups on the basis of branches was formulated in the manual "The system of armed struggle at the tactical level." The training manual was released in the late 2000s. In the course of the exercises and practical exercises, the actions of the groups proved their expediency. But only now these norms are fixed in combat regulations. Several articles describe the order of actions of groups during the assault and stripping fortifications. It is noteworthy that in the BU-2017 the norm was preserved, that in the case of tactical necessity, the separation can operate in the shooting line.

    The battle order of the motorized rifle platoon also underwent major changes. In particular, it now also includes several groups: command, fire support, and combat vehicles. The first includes the squad leader, his combat vehicle and signalmen. The second is the platoon-supplied fire weapons — anti-tank missile systems and automatic grenade launchers. In general, the BU-2017 pays special attention to the actions of MSW with attached fire weapons.

    The group of combat vehicles is a very interesting novelty. If necessary, the platoon commander takes them from the units, forming a kind of reserve. He can provide support to the upcoming units with fire and maneuver. And in defense will help prevent its breakthrough.

    The companies and battalions according to the new combat regulations form the so-called fire ambushes. Their task is to knock out the maximum number of military equipment and personnel. This is achieved by dagger fire and mine-explosive barriers.

    A motorized rifle squad or a platoon may be ambushed. They are reinforced by flamethrowers, sapper units, as well as sets for installing a remote minefield. In addition to the platoon (squad), the fire ambush includes several groups: distraction (the first opens fire and distracts the enemy), cover (protects the main forces when leaving the battlefield and withdrawing) and cut off (prohibits the approach to the ambush site).

    “ One of the officers even joked:“ This is not the charter of my Armed Forces ”

    Great attention is paid to the new statutes of the fighting in urban environments. And if before these chapters were written on the basis of the lessons of the Great Patriotic War, then in BU-2017 fights in the cities of Syria are clearly visible.

    In particular, the experience of the Middle East is clearly visible in the articles on the creation of strong points. This is a longline arrangement of the offices (one per floor). Each tier is responsible for hitting targets at a certain distance from the reference point. The higher, the farther the attack zone.

    When creating a “opornika” it is recommended to set unnecessary windows. With the help of bricks, you can create loopholes and protection. It is recommended to place a mortar on the roof. And special attention should be paid to communications and underground passages.

    It is noteworthy that the stronghold may be outside the building. In this case it is necessary to create barricades. The stronghold itself should block the streets and roads, departures from the squares of parks and squares.

    During the offensive in the city, motorized rifle platoons are divided into maneuverable and firing groups. Each group is assigned its own side of the street. Behind there are tanks and combat vehicles. They provide fire support. For the first time in the military regulations articles appeared on how to act when storming the premises.

    In BU-2017, the participation of units in internal armed conflicts has been seriously revised. Formally, "common front" solve all the same tasks. They carry out blocking of areas, conduct reconnaissance and search actions, serve at roadblocks. But tactics changed completely. In particular, reconnaissance and search actions are carried out according to a complex algorithm. Several lines are being formed, foot patrols, inspection teams and covers are distinguished.

    Complicated and the system of duty at checkpoints. In fact, PPC turned into a mini-fortress. Their task is to prevent the free movement of militants, block the terrain and ensure the protection of important objects.
    Free snipers

    A motorized rifle platoon is enhanced by a sniper pair, and a company by a sniper group. Formally, the pair (group) submits to the platoon (company) commander. But the general military commanders do not lead snipers. They indicate the area, orient in the order of action units, note the places and objects that should be paid special attention. The commander also tells the fighters of the pair (group) a password and a recall.

    Next snipers act independently. They create a base where they rest and prepare for combat work. Themselves form the main and spare firing positions.

    The task of snipers is to destroy important targets: commanders, calculations of anti-tank missiles, machine-gunners, grenade throwers and, note, drones. It is noteworthy that, as an important component of the work of snipers, the developers of the charters noted the psychological impact on the enemy, who knows that high-precision arrows are operating in the area.

    Quite interestingly described the work of sniper pairs (groups). As you know, today we do not have divisions on the first and second issues. Therefore, during combat work, one of the snipers is appointed by the spotter. At the same time he works with one or two, and sometimes three snipers. After a while, the spotter changes.
    Certified by blood

    The main assessment of the new BU is the reviews of military personnel about them. It's no wonder they say that every line in the statute is written in blood. All the officers interviewed by the “Military-Industrial Courier” noted that the new charter was a very important and competent document. For the first time, the most modern combat experience is reflected in the BU, as well as current trends in the development of the art of war.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion 29/12/18, 07:05 am

    Russian Defense Ministry recreated the Main Political Direcorate
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    Post  franco 01/01/19, 09:39 pm

    Happy New Years thumbsup

    The following link is to a British updated view of the Russian Art of War. Interesting read especially to those who have studied the old FSU version and those modifications since over the past 4 decades  sunny ... long, detailed but informative. Enjoy and may you all have a happy and successful New Year!


    https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/Hot%20Spots/Documents/Russia/2017-07-The-Russian-Way-of-War-Grau-Bartles.pdf

    EDIT: new link, sorry about the previous
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    Post  franco 23/01/19, 03:46 am

    The 11th Separate Tank Regiment was formed in the Kaliningrad Region

    As the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported on January 22, 2019, from January 22 to 24, 2019, a team of inspectors from Spain, in the framework of the Vienna Document 2011 on confidence- and security-building measures, will assess the military facility in the Russian Federation. This was announced by the head of the Russian National Center for Reducing Nuclear Hazard Sergey Ryzhkov.

    The Spanish side identified as the object of the visit the 11th separate tank regiment of the Western Military District, located in the town of Gusev, Kaliningrad Region. The purpose of the visit is to check the information provided earlier by the Russian side about the military forces and plans to deploy the main weapons systems and military equipment of this regiment. The inspectors will be provided, as provided for by the provisions of the Vienna Document, information about the unit, as well as the opportunity to become familiar with the main systems of armaments and military equipment of the regiment.


    Comment bmpd. The formation of the 11th Army Corps of the Coastal Forces of the Baltic Fleet stationed in the Kaliningrad Region of the Baltic Fleet has already been reported. Presumably, the said 11th separate tank regiment is deployed from the separate tank battalion formed earlier as part of the 11th army corps. Recall that after massive cuts in the Kaliningrad region during the reformation of the “New Look” in 2009-2010, only one tank battalion remained in the region as part of the 79th Guards Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade (40 tanks). Accordingly, the bulk of heavy weapons, including tanks, were removed from the territory of the Kaliningrad region — for example, the number of tanks was reduced from 803 to the indicated 40 units. Now the deployment of a new separate tank battalion, and then a new separate tank regiment as part of the 11th Army Corps of the Coastal Forces of the Baltic Fleet, thus means a relatively substantial build-up of a tank fleet in the area. On January 11, 2019, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that "more than 30 T-72B tanks have entered service for the army corps of the Baltic Fleet."

    “The tanks are equipped with modern powerful rocket-cannon armament, the newest communication means and effective fire control systems. The machine is equipped with a mounted dynamic protection, an engine with a capacity of 840 horsepower, a set of guided weapons with laser aiming at the target,” the message says. as you can understand, tanks are not upgraded). "This year, another batch consisting of 30 tanks is expected to enter the tank divisions of the army corps."

    It is possible that the formation of the 11th Separate Tank Regiment is a prerequisite for the formation of a motorized rifle division towards the Kaliningrad Region.

    Note: had also seen mention recently that this would be called the 20th Tank regiment.
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    Post  franco 23/01/19, 04:10 am

    In addition there are 3 new Engineer Regiments supporting the 1st, 2nd and 20th Armies along with the Naval Engineer battalion in the Northern Fleet being upgraded to a Regiment. The 152nd Logistic (MTO) brigade was also formed to support the 20th Army.
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    Post  Hole 23/01/19, 02:18 pm

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    Post  George1 05/02/19, 09:40 pm

    Recovery plans for old military districts


    As reported on February 4, 2019, the newspaper AiF-Ural in the material “Plans for the reform of the army were announced, the Central Military District will be divided. In accordance with the new military-administrative structure of the Armed Forces disaggregation of the military districts of Russia. According to AiF-Ural information from a source in military circles, three out of four military administrative units will undergo reorganization. In particular, the Central Military District, headquartered in Yekaterinburg, will be divided. It is planned that during 2019 the territory from Omsk to Irkutsk, which is also part of the Eastern Military District, will be derived from it.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3521476.html


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    Post  George1 06/02/19, 02:18 am

    Revival of the 19th Motorized Rifle Division


    Our plans for restoring the 19th motorized rifle division as part of the 58th combined arms army of the Southern Military District have already been reported.

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    Appeal of the Ingush public in connection with the deployment of additional troops of the Russian Federation in Ingushetia

    A letter from Colonel-General A. Dvornikov, Commander of the Southern Military District of the Russian Defense Ministry, asking the military department to use the land plot on the territory of the Sunzhensky district of the Republic of Ingushetia for more than 8.5 thousand hectares to accommodate a motorized rifle regiment and a division landfill for unlimited use, caused serious public concern and population of the region.

    further read https://yenicag.ru/kreml-uvelichivaet-chislo-voinskikh-cha/

    The 19th motorized rifle brigade will again become the 503rd motorized rifle regiment, the 4th military base will be the 693rd motorized rifle regiment, and the 135th motorized rifle regiment will be restored in Ingushetia.

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    Post  Tsavo Lion 14/02/19, 03:57 am

    Shoigu told the generals what war they need to prepare for.
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    Post  franco 01/03/19, 12:23 pm

    Plans for the formation of new parts and connections in 2019

    According to the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on February 27, 2019, a regular meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation was held in Moscow under the leadership of the head of the military department General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

    Before embarking on the issues outlined on the agenda, the Minister of Defense focused on some aspects of the international situation. Sergei Shoigu stressed that “at present, it is characterized by increased competition between world centers of power, increased uncertainty factors, bursts of instability and violence in different regions of the planet, and an increase in conflict potential in areas of Russia's traditional interests.”
    “At the same time, the United States is seeking to retain the positions of the superpower, manipulate international law, persistently strive to change the existing conventional arms control regime in Europe in its favor, and also make it difficult for Russia to use its rights under the Open Skies Treaty,” the Minister of Defense said. He also paid special attention to the fact that the development of the forward-based system of the North Atlantic bloc in the Baltic countries, Eastern and Southern Europe continues. Already more than 200 crews from 13 countries of the alliance have acquired the skills of flying over the territory of the Baltic and the Baltic Sea. The scale and intensity of the exercise has more than doubled, in which Ukraine and Georgia, which are not members of NATO, are becoming increasingly involved. Such actions destroy the existing security system in the world.
    “In such a situation, we are forced to respond adequately, combining strategic deterrence measures with a planned increase in the combat capabilities of the formations and military units,” the Minister of Defense emphasized.

    - Specific figures and facts were given regarding the work being done in this direction.
    - The combat structure of the troops and their home base are being improved.
    - The share of modern weapons in the Western Military District –– up to 54%, in the South –– up to 60%, in the East –– up to 51%.

    In accordance with the approved Action Plan in 2019, in the Western Military District, the main efforts will be focused on the implementation of 142 organizational measures, the main of which are the formation of a mobile reserve anti-aircraft missile regiment (the effectiveness of covering military and government facilities in the Baltic operational direction will increase by 40%) a tank regiment in the Baltic Fleet, two regiments in the 20th Army, a district technical missile base, a coastal missile division in the Baltic Fleet, the completion of cantonments to the newly formed 3rd and the 144th motorized rifle divisions of the 20th Army, maintaining combat readiness and combat capability of 23 battalion tactical groups. As part of the State Armaments Program, 1,272 units of weapons, military and special equipment will go to the district troops. The training of the Armed Forces of Russia and Belarus "Union Shield - 2019" and a special exercise with the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces of the CSTO "Interaction - 2019" have moved into the active phase. For their successful implementation, 3079 operational and combat training events were planned. The head of the Russian military department once again reminded that the “Union Shield - 2019” doctrine is planned, exclusively defensive in nature and is not directed against third countries. Such exercises are held every two years based on the decision of the presidents of Russia and Belarus.

    In the Southern Military District, it is envisaged to hold more than 30 main organizational measures, including the formation of a missile brigade, two regiments, a missile division of the coastal missile complex "Ball", and a Center for Ensuring Mobilization Deployment. The formations and military units will receive more than 1,200 units of new and modernized equipment, with the result that the share of modern samples will increase to 66%, and the combat capabilities of the district will increase by 1.3 times. By the end of the year, more than 450 objects will be built and transferred to the troops.

    In the Eastern Military District, the main efforts are focused on the implementation of 56 organizational measures, the main ones being the formation of the management of a mixed aviation division, an anti-aircraft missile brigade (the effectiveness of air defense in the Amur-Sakhalin direction will increase by 15%) ". By the end of the year, 26 battalion tactical groups will be contained in the district troops. As part of the State Armaments Program, 1,744 units of weapons, military and special equipment for re-equipment of 139 formations and military units will go to the district troops. As the Minister of Defense noted, the Armed Forces are not only actively engaged in combat training, but also participate in the aftermath of natural emergencies. Thus, at the direction of the President of the Russian Federation, from January 11 to February 12, army units carried out clearing the bed of the Bureya River, which was blocked as a result of the descent of a rocky massif. The work was carried out in difficult climatic conditions with the complete absence of transport infrastructure and a considerable distance from livelihoods. The total volume of rock production was about 470 thousand cubic meters. “Without exaggeration, we can say that the operation to move such a volume of rocks in such a short period of time is unique,” ​​the Minister of Defense emphasized. As a result, the threat has now been completely eliminated for the settlements of the Khabarovsk Territory, where about 700 people live, as well as for the automobile and railway communications of BAM. Bureyskaya HPP has restored storage capacity.

    In connection with the beginning of floods in the near future, Sergei Shoigu instructed the commander of the military districts and the Northern Fleet to monitor the evolving situation, in cooperation with the relevant structures, to assist regional and local authorities.

    As for the meeting’s agenda, at the proposal of the Minister of Defense, issues related to the implementation of the plans of the Western, Southern and Eastern Military Districts regarding the implementation of the May decrees of the President of Russia in 2012 and 2018, his instructions following the meetings in Sochi, as well as Messages to the Federal Assembly. Commanders reported on the implementation of the plans for the activities of the troops of the Western, Southern and Eastern military districts. The board of the Armed Forces, representatives of state authorities and public organizations took part in the meeting of the Board.
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    Post  franco 12/03/19, 12:22 pm

    The 127th Motorized Rifle Division formed in the Eastern Military District

    Lieutenant-General Gennady ZHIDKO, commander of the troops of the Eastern Military District, in the article “Objectives — large-scale, mood-fighting” in the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (No. 26 of 11 March 2019), among other things, said: “By 1 December last year The Eastern Military District formed a motorized rifle division, and with the start of a new training period, its units began training in combat training at county training grounds in the Primorye Territory. "

    The decision to revive the 127th Red Banner Order of the Kutuzov Motorized Rifle Division (until 2009 the 127th machine-gun and artillery division) was announced on May 25, 2018 at the board of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    According to the information on the page "SERGEVKA. Military unit 44980 (127 MSD)" in the social network "VKontakte", the division headquarters and one of the motorized rifle regiments are formed on the basis of the 59th motorized rifle brigade [rural settlement of Sergeevka, Primorsky Krai]. Supposedly, another motorized rifle regiment is formed on the basis of the 60th motorized rifle brigade. In November 2009, the 59th and 60th motorized rifle brigades were created on the basis of parts of the disbanded 127th machine-gun and artillery division.
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    Post  George1 14/03/19, 11:27 am

    Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu took part in an enlarged meeting of the Committee on the Defense of the State Duma. The head of the military department informed the meeting in detail about the results of a large-scale six-year work to strengthen the defense capability of the Russian state by increasing the combat power of our Armed Forces. In fact, Russia now has a completely different army compared to the one that was until 2013.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3568759.html
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    Post  Hole 16/03/19, 02:33 pm

    https://southfront.org/pivotal-changes-in-russian-armed-forces/

    Full translation of the speech by Minister Shoigu.
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    Post  franco 13/04/19, 09:11 am

    First quarter 2019 unit facilities construction and development.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3607475.html
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    Post  George1 03/10/19, 03:35 am

    Formation of new units in the Western Military District

    Three new regiments have been created in the combined arms army of the Western Military District, the district’s press service reports. “For the first time, the motorized rifle, tank, and engineering regiments that were formed in 2019, as well as a separate electronic warfare unit using the first Palantin-K electronic warfare complex in Russia, will be involved in the audit,” the report said.

    Thus, the 144th Motor Rifle Division completed the formation of the 254th Guards Motor Rifle Regiment named after Alexander Matrosov (Klintsy, Bryansk Region) and the 59th Guards Tank Lublin twice the Red Banner, orders of the Suvorov and Kutuzov Regiment (Yelnya Smolenskaya Oblast). As part of the 20th Combined Arms Army, the 16th Engineer-Sapper Regiment was deployed on the basis of a separate engineering battalion.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3794056.html
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    Post  Tsavo Lion 15/10/19, 03:19 am

    Uncle Vasya’s troops against Uncle Sam’s troops
    Comparative analysis and ways to improve Russian VDV
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    Post  franco 19/10/19, 05:30 pm

    New Military Construction Company (VSK) is formed. After the Spetsstroy (Federal Agency for Special Construction) was disbanded, the military took over the 12 or so FSUE's (federal joint stock companies) that supported Ministry of Defense construction. Apparently it is felt there are still too many inefficiencies in operating the 8 regional, 3 specialized and 2 design FSUE's so they will be merged into 1 corporation owned by the Ministry of Defense. The latest figures that I have read indicate there are 86-87 constructions projects under way presently for the Ministry of Defense.

    https://www.vedomosti.ru/politics/articles/2019/10/18/814102-putin
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    Post  magnumcromagnon 28/06/20, 03:51 am

    Shoigu during the MoD Collegium meet today: 5 new training grounds to be set up by 2025 - 2 in WMD & 3 for VDV; claims that training activity gone up 7 fold since 2012; VMF spent 7000 days @ sea (prob. means so far in 2020):

    Shoigu announced the increase in the intensity of military training in the Russian Federation and the construction of new training grounds

    The Russian military department is increasing the intensity of combat training activities; combat training plans have been completed. This was announced on June 26 by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu.

    “Since December 2019, about 1,100 tactical exercises have been conducted, including interspecific and bilateral. The intensity of the activities of combat training since 2012 has grown by more than seven times, ”he said at a meeting of the board of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    According to Shoigu, individual indicators of combat training of military personnel have been achieved. In the Russian Navy, the buildup of crews of ships and submarines amounted to more than 7,000 days, the head of the department added.

    He said that in Russia, in accordance with the plan for 2019-2025, five new training grounds are being formed: two in the Western Military District and three in the Airborne Troops. 75 training facilities are being equipped at 56 training sites, over six and a half thousand target installations for radio control are being modernized, Shoigu added.

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    Post  franco 06/11/20, 03:07 am

    "I will do everything in my power"

    Exactly 8 years ago, Sergei Shoigu was appointed Minister of Defense of Russia. This decision of Vladimir Putin, we recall, then surprised everyone. After all, the creator of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Sergei Shoigu, had only been appointed governor of the Moscow region for six months by that time. He very actively took up the affairs of the Moscow region, and at this moment he received an offer from the president to head the Ministry of Defense. “Taking into account the situation that has developed around the Ministry of Defense, in order to create conditions for an objective investigation of all issues, I decided to release Defense Minister Serdyukov from his post,” the head of state said at a meeting with Sergei Shoigu. Recall that then the "Oboronservice" case was thundering,and since Anatoly Serdyukov is closely acquainted with the main defendant in this case, Evgenia Vasilyeva, he wrote a letter of resignation. Yes, and things in the army and the navy, to be honest, then did not go smoothly. Sergei Shoigu admitted that the president's proposal was unexpected for him. “Thank you for your trust and I will do everything in my power,” he said at the appointment. Sergei Shoigu created and made the Russian Emergencies Ministry effective. Then his skills were needed by the army and the navy.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin then set ambitious tasks for the Minister of Defense. The President set a course for the complete modernization of the army and navy, equipping with the most modern weapons, and for creating a highly professional army. Considerable efforts and resources were devoted to achieving these strategic goals. Many of them have already been achieved.

    During Sergei Shoigu's leadership of the Armed Forces, according to military experts, the prestige of military service has dramatically increased. In the 90s of the last century and the beginning of the 2000s, servicemen tried not even to go outside the unit in uniform. The social status of the servicemen was at an extremely low level, the military had to take part-time jobs - many officers were forced to go out on duty as guards at night. And mothers were afraid to give their sons to the army.

    At present, public confidence in the army is more than 90 percent (according to VTsIOM data). Today, no one is afraid to go to the army. Gone is the notion of giving a bribe to a military commissar to avoid being drafted. Moreover, there have already been cases when the military commissars were “cajoled” into taking a guy into the army. It became comfortable to serve. Soldiers don't have to scrub floors and peel potatoes like they used to. They devote their service time exclusively to training in the military accounting specialty. Sergei Shoigu made the social conditions for all servicemen as comfortable as possible. Showers and washing machines appeared in all barracks. The meals in the parts were made in the format of "buffets".

    At the same time, the rearmament of the troops is in full swing. The weapon has become high-tech - based on new physical principles. The share of modern samples should be over 70 percent in 2020. For the first time in the history of new Russia, a continuous radar field of the missile attack warning system has been created along the perimeter of our border.

    The long-term problem with the military personnel who were at the disposal before providing housing has been resolved. They could not fire them without providing an apartment, and their service life had already expired. As a result, many military men found themselves in limbo for several years - without military posts, but not dismissed either. Now all social obligations have been fulfilled for the retirees.

    Under Sergei Shoigu, military medicine was revived. During the pandemic, more than 20 multifunctional medical centers were built and are operating. The speed of construction of such centers aroused surprise and admiration among specialists. Apparently, the construction education of the Minister of Defense affected this.

    Military education, including pre-university education (Suvorov and Nakhimov schools, as well as cadet corps), has become prestigious. The number of applicants for places in military universities is currently no less than in the country's leading civilian universities. According to the assurances of the military, the equipment of the educational material base of their universities is several times better than that of civilian educational institutions.

    During the period that Sergei Shoigu was at the "helm" of the military machine, the troops have already twice participated in major strategic operations, which have brought significant results. Thanks to the Aerospace Forces of Russia, Syria has preserved its existence as a state. Today, a modern military and social infrastructure has been deployed in the places of deployment of the Russian group of forces in Syria. The construction of a ship repair complex has been completed in Tartus. Moreover, all Russian military facilities are reliably covered by an air defense system and electronic warfare systems.

    The military provided protection to the citizens of Crimea in 2014, when the official government was overthrown in Ukraine, and groups of radical nationalists were already driving towards the peninsula.

    An important merit of Defense Minister Shoigu is the increased intensity of combat training. Troops are regularly involved in surprise checks, exercises, large-scale international maneuvers.

    The development of military infrastructure facilities in the Arctic continues. A total of 590 facilities have already been built with a total area of ​​over 720 thousand square meters. The Arctic territory is being cleaned up.

    The Ministry of Defense is actively engaged in the military-patriotic education of young people. The YUNARMIA movement covers all regions of the Russian Federation and unites more than 700 thousand teenagers.

    In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory, the Main Temple of the Armed Forces was consecrated and opened. For the first time in world history, the memory of the 33 million participants in the Great Patriotic War has been immortalized in the "Memory Road" multimedia museum complex. At present, surviving photographs and letters from the front continue to be posted.

    "Thanks to Sergei Shoigu, the Russian army now occupies the world's leading positions in the military sphere, and military professions are considered one of the most prestigious in the country," said Major General Sergei Lipovoy, chairman of the presidium of the All-Russian organization "Officers of Russia", Hero of Russia.

    According to the military expert, first of all, one should note the successful reform of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation carried out by Sergei Kuzhugetovich. "During his tenure as Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation in the army, a large number of serious problems have been resolved: the creation and delivery of new military equipment that meets the most modern requirements has been debugged, uniforms have been changed and improved, the" housing issue "has been resolved, the military have been provided with good benefits and decent The army has become more modern and professional, which has been proven by operations in the Crimea and Syria. In addition, the military have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and hone their skills at the annual Army Games, "General Lipovoy said.

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    Post  franco 01/12/20, 04:45 pm

    NATO will have a new Russian division at its side

    Russia continues to strengthen its borders in the western direction. In the Kaliningrad region, next year, a new motorized rifle division will be formed as part of the 11th Army Corps (AK) of the Baltic Fleet coastal and ground forces stationed there, a source in the region's security forces said today, December 1.

    "Organizational and staff measures have been envisaged, after which a new motorized rifle division will be formed in the West of Russia as part of the 11th AK," a TASS source explained.

    According to him, the new formation will include a separate motorized rifle regiment, a separate tank regiment, and a separate motorized rifle brigade, previously directly subordinate to the headquarters of the 11th Army Corps. The new division will receive a full complement of combat support units, including an artillery regiment.

    According to the staffing table adopted by the RF Armed Forces, a motorized rifle division should have three motorized rifle regiments and one tank regiment - a total of 10 motorized rifle battalions and six tank battalions. It is expected that in connection with the planned reorganization, the number of tank and motorized rifle battalions in the 11th AK will increase by several units.

    Earlier, the press service of the Baltic Fleet, informing about the beginning of the new academic year, noted that “next year, the Baltic Fleet will continue to form another motorized rifle formation with a deployment site in the Kaliningrad region.”

    NOTE: this has been talked about for some time. Basically the present units are just being rolled into a division organization.

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    Post  LMFS 02/12/20, 06:33 am

    Interactive map with the construction projects of the MoD:

    http://stroy-mo.mil.ru/

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    Post  George1 03/12/20, 04:28 am

    The Ministry of Defense increases the number of peacekeeping units in the Russian Armed Forces


    The Ministry of Defense increases the number of peacekeeping units in the Russian Armed Forces


    Peacekeeping units will appear in each military district from next year, 2021. Reported by "News" with reference to the military department.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has decided to create peacekeeping units in each military district starting next year. By the end of 2020, a new organizational structure and its number will be approved, general parameters have already been determined, and technical details are being worked out. Currently, the Russian Armed Forces have peacekeeping units of constant readiness, which include the 15th separate motorized rifle brigade of the Ground Forces (peacekeeping) and the 31st separate airborne assault brigade of the Airborne Forces, two battalions of the military police of the Southern Military District and a special medical detachment of the Burdenko hospital ...

    According to the plans of the military department, in all four military districts, plus the Northern Fleet, which also receives the status of a military district in 2021, one motorized rifle battalion will be trained in peacekeeping activities. aviation squadron, engineer company and medical squad. Also, one battalion of marines from the Western, Eastern and Southern military districts and an airborne assault battalion of the Northern fleet.

    All peacekeeping units will receive additional training for special tasks. As part of this training, peacekeepers will be taught the English language, international humanitarian law, and much more that peacekeepers face. At the same time, the new peacekeeping units will retain their combat functions and weapons.

    Experts note that Russian peacekeepers in conflict zones can be deployed much faster than peacekeepers from the UN contingent.

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    Post  franco 07/12/20, 05:43 pm

    The only engineer-sapper regiment in Western Siberia was formed in the city of Ishim, Tyumen region. Its formation increased the combat capabilities of the engineering troops of the Central military district (CVO) by almost 20%. This was announced by the commander of the Central military DISTRICT, Colonel-General Alexander Lapin.

    "The formation of the engineer regiment as part of the 41st army CVO has allowed to increase the capabilities of engineer troops of the CVO by almost 20%. The regiment will perform the tasks of engineering support for transit transport and regrouping of troops in Siberia. The newly formed military unit includes engineer-sapper, pontoon-crossing, engineering-technical battalions and support units," Colonel – General A. Lapin said.

    The regiment is almost 100% equipped with new modern models of military and special equipment. The unit is armed with modern modifications of bat-2 track-laying machines, engineering barrage vehicles, floating transporters, MDK pit vehicles, sets of heavy mechanized TMM bridges, UR-77 mine-clearing installations. The pontoon-post fleet includes coastal and river links based on KAMAZ-53501 vehicles, road rapid deployment kits, BMK-460 towboats based on KAMAZ-63501, and others. There are about 130 units of engineering equipment in total.

    NOTE: unit unidentified however have heard possibly will be the 24th Engineer-Sapper regiment.

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    Post  11E 29/12/20, 07:28 pm

    A question about the current structure. Some units are convertedback to the ''old'' division structure with several regiments.

    In the late eighties, start nineties a Motor Rifle Regiment had the following structure IIRC;

    3 x Mot Rifle Bn
    1 x Tk Bn
    1 x Arty Bn with 3 batteries
    1 x Anti-tank battalion
    1 x Air Defense battalion
    1 x Signal company
    1 x Maintenance company
    1 x Supply company
    1x Medical platoon
    1 x Chemical Protection/Reconnaissance platoon

    For what I have read the structure now for a Motor Rifle Regiment is;
    3 x Mot Rifle Bn
    1 x Tk Bn
    1 x Arty Bn with

    • 1 x artillery reconnaissance and fire direction battery
      3 xself propelled or towed artillery battery
      1 x reactive artillery battery (??)

    1 x Anti-tank Battalion (or Battery??)
    1 x Air Defense Battalion

    • 1 x AD Missile artillery company
      1 x AD Missile company
      1 x Man Portable Air Defense company

    1 x Signal company
    1 x Maintenance company
    1 x Supply company
    1x Medical platoon
    1 x Chemical Protection/Reconnaissance platoon

    Is this correct?

    Thanks in advance
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    Post  franco 30/12/20, 02:25 am

    1 - The million dollar question my friend and the Russians don't believe in sharing much.
    2 - The old Soviet Regiment did not have an Air Defense and Anti-Tank battalions but batteries or companies.
    3 - From what I can obtain, the new regiment is smaller (2100-2250 staff) as opposed to the old regiment (2400-2500 staff).
    4 - Remember that each combat regiment or brigade is designed to create 2 Battalion Tactical Groups (BTGr) of Contract servicemen for fighting purposes. The remaining 3rd battalion is comprised of Conscript servicemen lead by Contract NCO's and are only used to provide security in the Rear (convoy escort, lines of communications and depot guarding,etc).
    5 - A Battalion Tactical Group would be a Motor Rifle battalion with a Tank company and Artillery battery attached along with Engineer, Reconnaissance, Air Defense, Anti-tank and Rocket Artillery, etc as needed.
    6 - Support services have been reorganized such that any organic medical, MTO (logistics), etc were removed from the Motor Rifle battalion, merged with the regimental units and then a larger support unit reattached to the battalion. For example, old Soviet MR battalion had a 4 man First Aid station for medical support while the new MR battalion has a Medical platoon of 14 men. The old Soviet battalion had a MTO logistics platoon of 27 men while the new has 43 men. Add the MTO staff from the Tank plus Artillery units and you have a logistic company size supporting this unit (food services equipped to provide 730 meals at a time)
    5 - So although there still is company for all those support services, in essence there would be a platoon attached to each BTGr and the remainder attached to the Regiment HQ.

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