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    Post  franco Sat Aug 12, 2023 2:16 pm

    - Ukrainian sources again but more mention of the 25th Combined Arms Army and they have now identified the second new Combined Arms Army being formed as the 18th. Apparently it's newly formed 70th Motor Rifle division with it's 24th, 26th and 28th Motor Rifle regiments along with it's 17th Tank regiment and 81st Artillery regiment are starting to enter the SVO or Crimea.
    - Also one of the 5 new Motor Rifle regiments formed in the Western District, the 272nd Motor Rifle regiment from the 47th Guards Tank division is entering the line in Northern Luhansk.
    - In addition, there is also the 85th Motor Rifle brigade in action north of Bakhmut plus the 95th and 87th Motor Rifle regiments operating around Donetsk that I'm not sure whom they belong to.
    - The 3rd Army Corps apparently has the 6th Motor Rifle division (54th, 57th, 55th?? Motor Rifle regiments, 10th Tank and 27th Artillery regiments) plus the 72nd Motor Rifle brigade. All of these units have seen action.

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    Post  11E Tue Aug 15, 2023 12:32 pm

    franco wrote:
       It is also worth noting the appearance in the zone of the SVO, among other new units of the 390th regiment. Until disbanded in 2008, the 390th Marine Regiment
    https://bmpd-livejournal-com.translate.goog/?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

    Do I understand it correctly that they reactivated 390th Naval Infantry Regiment and that it is currently engaged in the SMO?
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    Post  franco Tue Aug 15, 2023 4:16 pm

    11E wrote:
    franco wrote:
       It is also worth noting the appearance in the zone of the SVO, among other new units of the 390th regiment. Until disbanded in 2008, the 390th Marine Regiment
    https://bmpd-livejournal-com.translate.goog/?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

    Do I understand it correctly that they reactivated 390th Naval Infantry Regiment and that it is currently engaged in the SMO?

    It was reported but I'm dubious now. Believe the 155th Brigade will be expanded to the 55th Division again and it will have the 390th and 165th Regiments again. But all rumors until it happens. There is a volunteer unit from the Primorsky Kray that may be using some part of that history. They are attached to and fighting with the 155th and 40th Naval Infantry brigades.
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    Post  11E Wed Aug 16, 2023 8:14 pm

    Ah, thanks. Yes it was mentioned about going back to division.
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    Post  franco Mon Aug 21, 2023 12:35 pm

    British intelligence services have released information about the creation in Russia of the 18th Combined Arms Army, which will include the 22nd Army Corps and the Russian Armed Forces on the Crimean Peninsula.

    It is noted that the new army will be responsible for the fighting in the southern sector of the special operation. Basically, this military formation includes reservists, which will allow the use of more experienced military personnel in the most dangerous sections of the line of contact.

    Earlier, retired colonel Viktor Litovkin suggested that this fall the Russian Armed Forces would go on the offensive, as a result of which Ukrainian systems could be moved 300 km from Russian borders. A breakthrough will become possible due to the exhaustion of the potential of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The expert believes that in the future, Russian troops will liberate the Sumy, Odessa, Nikolaev, Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov regions and deprive the Kiev regime of access to the Black Sea.

    Andrey Kartapolov, the head of the State Duma Committee on Defense, also spoke about preparations for the imminent offensive of the RF Armed Forces. The American magazine Newsweek also wrote about this with reference to its Ukrainian sources, suggesting that preparations for a breakthrough would begin in the fall, and the offensive itself would take place in the spring of 2024.

    https://topcor-ru.translate.goog/38444-britanskaja-razvedka-v-vs-rf-sozdaetsja-novaja-armija.html?utm_source=topwar.ru&_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  AMCXXL Tue Aug 22, 2023 8:52 pm

    The new 25th Army of Russia: the formation of units in the Far East and participation in a special operation in Ukraine. Opinion
    Opinions08/03/2023Sergey NakhimovMilitary Units of Russia
    The 25th Combined Arms Army of the Russian Ground Forces is the reserve of the Supreme Commander of the RF Armed Forces and began to form in early June 2023, on the basis of the military administrative unit of the Eastern Military District. It is expected that the strength of the new 25th Army of Russia will be about 30,000 contract soldiers, consisting of at least two motorized rifle divisions, tank battalions and artillery battalions.

    At the beginning of June 2023, many official administrative resources of the Primorsky Territory of the Far Eastern Federal District


    The formation of the 25th Combined Arms Army is underway in the Primorsky Territory and in the Irkutsk Region. In December 2023, the 25th Army of Russia should already be transferred to the NVO zone

    Facts about the formation of the 25th Army of Russia
    According to the administration of the city of Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, the military personnel of the 25th Army, from September 1 to December 1, 2023, will undergo combat coordination, and after that, the unit will be relocated to the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions in the Russian special operation zone in Ukraine.

    Also, officials in comments on social networks, to questions from citizens, explain that the 25th Army of Russia is already part of the Southern Military District, despite the fact that it is being formed in the Far East.

    At the moment, the Eastern Military District includes the 5th, 29th, 35th and 36th combined-arms armies of the Ground Forces, some units of which are already taking part in Russia's special military operation in Ukraine. Of these formations and subunits, it is easy to rotate about 10 thousand military specialists into a new army being formed, without violating the defense capability of the Far East region.

    The composition and strength of the formations of the 25th Army is still unclear, which can be small and brigade, as in the Chita 29th Army, or large and divisional with 35,000 soldiers, as in the 58th Army of the Southern Military District.

    The official statement about the subsequent front-line deployment of the 25th combined-arms army in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, in the special operation zone, also raises a number of questions.

    The Kherson region belongs to the zone of responsibility of the Dnepr group, and the Vostok group of the Russian army is located in the Zaporozhye region and in the South Donetsk direction. In this sense, the presence of the 25th Army as an operational formation is possible only in one of the two sectors.

    The transfer of the 25th Army in December 2023 to the special operation zone, with an estimated number of about 30 thousand people with tank battalions and artillery battalions as part of brigades or divisions, can strengthen the Dnepr grouping (Kherson direction) with motorized rifle units.

    For reference. The 25th Combined Arms Army of the USSR was formed in 1941 as part of the Far Eastern Front and took part in the Harbino-Girinsky offensive operation of 1945, and then was disbanded.

    https://amalantra.ru/25-armiya-rossii/

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    Post  AMCXXL Tue Aug 22, 2023 9:03 pm

    More on the new 18th CAA in this article.

    It claims the Black Sea Fleet's 22nd Army Corps and the new 40th Army Corps is assigned to the 18th, as part of the Dnieper Grouping.

    This source also claims a 47th MRD may be part of the 40th AC

    https://t.co/IxMpkOEQHA

    The 40th Army Corps of the 18th Army of Russia was formed in the spring of 2023 with a headquarters in the Stavropol Territory. It is not known for certain about the composition and strength of this combined arms military unit. Presumably, the 47th motorized rifle division, which was re-formed in September 2022 from mobilized Crimeans, became part of the 40th Army Corps. The 47th motorized rifle division existed in the USSR until 1989.

    According to scattered data, as of August 2023, the 47th motorized rifle division has one tank and two motorized rifle regiments, as well as artillery and missile battalions with a total strength of about 12 thousand military personnel.

    So there's another new Combined Arms Army, the 18th
    New larger formations is the 40th Army Corps (Rostov-na-Donu), 25th CAA (Omsk) and of course the 3rd AC

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    Post  franco Tue Aug 22, 2023 9:47 pm

    I had seen mention of the formation of the 47th Motor Rifle division at the same time as the 6th Motor Rifle division but were not sure if they were not getting confused with the 47th Tank division which had just reformed the previous year... interesting to watch that play out. That was a deception used in WWII by the Red Army. Would explain some of the regiments and brigades operating in the SVO.

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    Post  AMCXXL Thu Aug 24, 2023 6:45 am

    New formations of the Russian Armed Forces
    The original was taken from a colleague altyn73 in the New Formations of the Russian Armed Forces.Russian Military Reform - Page 21 Userinfo_v8




    According to the telegram channel MarZOeV / Oleg Marzoev, the 18th combined arms army is deployed on the basis of the 22nd Army Corps of the Black Sea Fleet.

    A new 25th reserve combined-arms army is deployed on the territory of the former Soviet Volga-Urals military district. 
    A new 67th motorized rifle division has been deployed as part of the army.

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    The emblem of the revived 18th Combined Arms Army (c) source https://t.me/marzoev_oleg/4711


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    Commander of the 67th Motorized Rifle Division Colonel Zulfat Nigmatzyanov, Acting Commander of the 25th Combined Arms Army Major General Andrey Seritsky (c) source https://glavarb.ru/rus/press_serv/novosti/166316.html



    According to information published in the Izvestia online publication, the 14th Army Corps of the Northern Fleet will be deployed into a combined arms army. There is no doubt that a similar fate awaits the 11th Army Corps of the Baltic Fleet in the Kaliningrad region.

    According to the information in the published obituary on the page of the social network "VKontakte", the 55th Marine Division has been restored. The formation took place on the basis of the 155th Marine Brigade.


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    Soldiers of the 55th Marine Division of the Pacific Fleet in the NVO zone (c) source https://vk.com/wall335538107_1924

    Until December 1, 2023 , the 104th Air Assault Division will be revived on the basis of the 31st Air Assault Brigade .

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    Post  franco Thu Aug 24, 2023 5:04 pm

    Also in that link you provided with the 25th CAA, in one of their articles they talk about the 86th Motor Rifle division. Remember Shoigu had stated 3 brand new divisions and 8 brigades being upgraded to divisions.

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    Post  11E Fri Sep 01, 2023 12:22 pm

    A question about the following units;
    Are they still current and were are they subordinated (directly under the Baltic Fleet HQ of anther subunit of the Baltic Fleet)?

    150th AIRCRAFT REPAIR PLANT, Liubino
    33rd SHIP REPAIR PLANT Baltysk, Kaliningrad region
    13th SHIPBUILDING-REPAIR BDE, Lomonosov auxiliary base)
    143rd SHIPBUILDING-REPAIR BDE Lomonosov auxiliary base)[/list]
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    Post  franco Mon Sep 04, 2023 8:48 pm

    Ukraine is noisily celebrating the "decisive breakthrough of the Russian first line of defense" in the Zaporozhye direction near the village of Rabotino. The fact that in this way, at the cost of heavy losses, the Ukrainian troops on the way to the Sea of ​​​​Azov accomplished the main thing: they managed to overcome the continuous zone of our minefields, Brigadier General Alexander Tarnavsky , commander of the Tavria task force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, just triumphantly stated in an interview with the Guardian newspaper .

    How! Indeed, near Rabotino, according to the information of the commander of the Tavria grouping, an important gap has been made in the defensive formations of the Russian troops. Assault units and formations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine allegedly reached the second defensive line of the RF Armed Forces, in front of which the mines were not so densely planted. After all, our front-line transport communications also pass here. Consequently, now, Pan Tarnavsky is sure, the offensive led by him towards the Crimea will go faster.

    Against the backdrop of such a peppy report from the commander of the Tavria, a tub of cold water for Kiev that fell into delight, an expert opinion was heard from the United States by a retired lieutenant colonel of the US Army, a participant in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and now a senior researcher at the Washington Defense Priorities Foundation Daniel Davis . He made an attempt to sum up the intermediate results of the first three months of the Ukrainian “counteroffensive” and outline the future combat prospects for the Russian-Ukrainian front.

    It must be said right away: the assessments of the US Defense Priorities Fund turned out to be extremely depressing for Ukraine.

    “Ukraine on June 5 launched an offensive on a broad front, focusing on four main directions ... Almost the only direction where Ukraine is still advancing at least somehow, albeit slowly, is the Velyka Novoselka front, where Ukraine captured Rabotino. While we welcome any victory for the Ukrainians, the situation Ukraine is facing right now is far more daunting than it seems.

    And further: in just the past three months of fierce fighting, “on the Velikonovoselkovskiy and Orekhovskiy fronts, Ukrainian troops managed to advance by about 10 km. But the price for the Ukrainian troops was too high. Ukraine has obviously exhausted most of its offensive potential, having barely reached Rabotino ... In all likelihood, Ukraine is at the end of its path. Soon she may have to return to the defensive in order to hold at least those territories that she won over the summer from Russia. From a strategic point of view, the 1,000 km line of contact remains practically the same as it was at the beginning of 2023.”

    According to expert Davis, most likely any advancement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the front will completely stop by the end of September. Not only because, as usual, autumn thaw will come in these parts and the famous Ukrainian black soil will again turn into impassable mud for a long time. But also because in many areas where the Armed Forces of Ukraine, at the cost of mind-boggling losses, somehow managed to “bite into” our defenses, from an operational-tactical point of view, the Tavria group received very vulnerable flanks. And it is from here that Kyiv should expect Russian counterattacks.

    Again, look at the same analysis prepared in Washington: “Some Ukrainian defenders seem to believe that the Russian side is a static entity, so every meter of land returned by the UAF is a deepening wound on the enemy. However, the truth is that Russia is constantly adapting to new and emerging battlefield realities.

    The Russian high command has likely noticed that three of the four fronts of the Ukrainian counteroffensive have largely failed long ago. Therefore, part of the Russian forces has been removed from them and is aimed at strengthening the levels of defense in the direction of Rabotino. Thus, the further Ukraine penetrates into this area, the more difficult and expensive any additional progress will be for it.”

    What is important: the beginning of a very large-scale redeployment of Russian reserves to the site of the emerging Ukrainian breakthrough near Rabotino is also noted by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW), on September 1, information about this in Kiev was shared with journalists by the main saboteur of Ukraine, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, General Kirill Budanov .

    According to Budanov, “the Russian military transferred to the Kupyansk direction part of the newly formed in the rear (and therefore, most likely, without combat experience for this reason -" SP ") of the 25th combined-arms army to replace units (which have been fighting here for a long time -" SP "). ") of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District". In turn, the 41st Combined Arms Army began a "slow" redeployment to the south of Ukraine. "With a high degree of probability - near Rabotino.

    “The 25th Combined Arms Army was created recently and is used to replace the Siberian units of the 41st Army of the Central Military District in the Kupyansky-Svatovsky direction. This allows the 41st OA to start moving from the LPR to the Zaporozhye Front, where Russian troops are repelling the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate reported.

    Thus, it is obvious that Moscow in Ukraine for the first time began to commit strategic reserves into battle, which it has scrupulously accumulated and prepared at training grounds in the rear since the beginning of last summer. And here, I think, it is extremely interesting for us to understand: what are the scales of these reserves? And for what purpose, most likely, have the Russian command so carefully guarded them so far as a trump card in its sleeve?

    The first information about the 25th combined-arms army in the public space appeared on June 22 this year at a meeting of President Vladimir Putin with members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

    Speaking there, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu then reported to the head of state: “We are forming reserves as part of the army corps, the army. Plus, five regiments - in the 1st and 20th armies tank. Everything is going according to plan, in fact, by the end of June we will complete the formation of a reserve army.”

    As you can see, the number of the future Shoigu combined arms formation was not named. But today it is clear that on that day it was just about the 25th combined-arms at the meeting that was discussed.

    Little is known about the reserve army today. It was formed mainly from soldiers, sergeants and reserve officers who had just signed contracts with the Ministry of Defense on the territory of the former Soviet Volga-Urals military district. That is - most of its personnel in a mature, as they say, age. He has not only a solid worldly experience, but also the experience of military service. Although, probably, she never went under bullets.

    The basis of the 25th combined-arms division is the 67th motorized rifle division and the 72nd motorized rifle brigade, newly created in the Central Military District. The commander of this army is Major General Andrey Seritsky . He has experience of military operations in Syria. In NWO in Ukraine from the very beginning. I met her in the position of deputy commander of the 36th combined arms army.

    Judging by the biography of this combat general, he never bowed to bullets. March 31, 2022 was seriously wounded in the chest by a Ukrainian sniper. He was evacuated to the hospital in critical condition. But military doctors not only saved Seritsky's life, but also returned him to service.

    After the cure, he also went not to the resort at all. Transferred to the post of chief of staff of the 14th Army Corps of the Northern Fleet. Now, therefore, Seritsky will lead an entire reserve army into the battle for Ukraine, units and formations of which are arriving at the front line today.

    Will this bring a turning point in the military events on the Russian-Ukrainian front? Quite possible. Simply because there is simply nothing to fend off the appearance of such an impressive Russian force in the combat zone with the bleeding APU.

    The last major operational reserve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, represented by the elite 82nd Separate Air Assault Brigade, numbering two thousand people and equipped with foreign equipment (Marder and Stryker combat vehicles and Challenger 2 tanks), was brought into battle in the second half of August. And, according to the American magazine Forbes, in a week he lost a significant part of his shock potential. And the peasants caught in return on the streets of Ukrainian cities, completely unmotivated and without any training, urgently thrown into the trenches of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, are simply not able to represent any serious force.

    True, today Kyiv and Washington, like a mantra, say almost the same thing with hope about our reserve army. Like, it is "probably low quality or understaffed." This is the opinion of the American Institute for the Study of War about the subordinates of General Seritsky.

    But, firstly, most of the personnel of our 25th Combined Arms Army have at least two or three months of intense combat training at the training grounds of the Central Military District. Perhaps we would like more. But, as they say, "for lack of a stamp, they write in simple."

    In addition, those who are now being thrown out of the “fire and into the frying pan” as reserves Kyiv absolutely do not have this either.

    For combat training of Ukrainian recruits, the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has neither time nor space. All training grounds and training centers of the Ukrainian army are under continuous Russian missile attacks.

    And secondly, I would suggest paying attention to what appears to be a very significant confession made on 3 September by Dmitry Medvedev , Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

    Medvedev, among other things , said that about 40,000 fighters of the Wagner group had already transferred to the service in the Russian Ministry of Defense. In terms of numbers - just a combined arms army.

    I am far from thinking that these most experienced and most "seasoned" of our fighters, all as one, were sent under the banner of General Seritsky. But a significant part is almost certainly exactly there. Simply because this strategic reserve of ours appears first where the front-line situation is most difficult.

    And if this is so, if in each motorized rifle or tank company of the 25th combined arms army there were at least ten or one and a half experienced Wagners, it can no longer be considered unfired. Next to these heroic men, everyone will fight like a real devil. Otherwise, shame.

    And at this time

    According to reliable Russian sources, simultaneously with the formation of the reserve 25th combined arms army in the Crimea, the deployment of the 18th combined arms army began on the basis of the 22nd army corps of the Black Sea Fleet.

    It was decided to transform the 14th and 11th Army Corps of the Northern and Baltic Fleets into separate combined-arms armies. In the Far East, on the basis of the 155th Separate Guards Order of Zhukov Marine Brigade of the Pacific Fleet (Vladivostok), the 55th Marine Division was recreated.

    Until December 1, 2023, the 104th Air Assault Division will be revived on the basis of the 31st Airborne Assault Brigade.

    https://svpressa-ru.translate.goog/war21/article/385944/?utm_source=warfiles.ru&_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  GarryB Tue Sep 05, 2023 10:02 am

    The point is that when Kiev burns out its last reserves on this push and go on the defensive it does not really make sense for Russia to remain static and give them the time to rebuild and retrain and prepare for another attack.

    Multiple advances in weak points and attacks on exposed flanks should cause heavy casualties and withdrawals for Kiev and would further weaken the enemy army... perhaps an increase in surrenders over winter could give Russia more time with these men to show them who the real monsters are.

    Or perhaps they are too far gone.
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    Post  franco Tue Sep 05, 2023 12:38 pm

    New formations of the Armed Forces of Russia. Continuation. The original was taken from a colleague altyn73 in the New Formations of the Russian Armed Forces. Continued .

    The 52nd Artillery Brigade of the Airborne Troops has been formed in the Krasnodar Territory. The brigade is armed with towed 152-mm guns 2A36 "Hyacinth-B". Gun 2A36

    The 17th high-capacity artillery brigade has been formed in the Leningrad Region. The brigade is armed with heavy self-propelled guns 2S7M Malka and 2S4 Tyulpan. According to the announced plans of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, five such brigades will be formed.

    The 28th motorized rifle regiment is actively operating as part of the newly formed 18th combined arms army. According to the telegram channel TalipoV, the 28th motorized rifle regiment is part of the 70th motorized rifle division. When and where the division was formed is still unknown.

    The newly formed 40th Army Corps includes the new 144th Motorized Rifle Brigade https://vesti-khasrayon.ru/adverts/media/2023/8/11/glava-hasavyurtovskogo-rajona-otmechen-blagodarstvennyim-pismom-za-aktivnoe-sotrudnichestvo-i/

    In 2022-2023 The following units have been formed and are being formed:

    In the Western Military District, the administration of the 3rd Army Corps has been formed and the administration of a new army corps in Karelia is being formed. The 6th motorized rifle division and the 17th heavy artillery brigade were re-formed.

    In the Southern Military District - the military formations of the DPR and LPR are subordinate to the 8th Combined Arms Army as the 1st Army Corps (consisting of the 1st, 5th, 9th, 110th, 114th and 132nd motorized rifle brigades , the 14th artillery brigade and a number of separate regiments and battalions) and the 2nd army corps (consisting of the 4th, 7th, 85th, 88th and 123rd motorized rifle brigades, the 10th artillery brigade and a number of separate regiments and battalions).

    The administration of the 18th Combined Arms Army was formed (on the basis of the administration of the 22nd Army Corps), the administration of the 40th Army Corps, the 47th and 70th motorized rifle divisions, the 144th motorized rifle brigade and the 52nd artillery brigade (as part of the Airborne Forces ).

    In the Central Military District - the directorate of the 25th combined-arms (reserve) army, the 67th motorized rifle division, and the 72nd motorized rifle brigade were formed.

    The 104th Airborne Assault Division of the Airborne Forces is being formed on the basis of the 31st Airborne Assault Brigade.

    The formation of the 55th Marine Division in the Pacific Fleet has not yet been officially confirmed.

    https://bmpd-livejournal-com.translate.goog/4745541.html?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en#cutid1

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    Post  franco Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:41 pm

    Again mostly Ukrainian sources but units of the 25th Combined Arms Army are reportedly entering the SVO:
    - 164th Motor Rifle brigade
    - 36th Motor Rifle regiment of the 67th Motor Rifle Division
    - another regiment is identified as the 31st Motor Rifle regiment

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    Post  thegopnik Fri Sep 15, 2023 11:00 pm

    I wish, in fact it would be a perfect opportunity but they would have to make it fast
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    Post  franco Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:33 pm

    New formations of the Russian Armed Forces. Continuation-2

    Original taken from colleague altyn73 in New formations of the Russian Armed Forces. Continuation. As part of the Airborne Forces, the 44th (airborne?) Division was formed as part of the 111th motorized rifle regiment (formerly the 111th mobile reserve regiment of the DPR) and the 387th motorized rifle regiment. The former 44th Airborne Training Division was reorganized in 1987 into the 242nd Airborne Training Center, which still exists today. Farewell to the soldiers of the 387th motorized rifle regiment of the 44th airborne division of the Airborne Forces. Ryazan region, December 2022 source https://rg62.info/2022/12/11/v-seti-opublikovany-snimki-i-video-s-mitinga-pered-otpravkoj-ryazanczev-v-zonu-svo/

    The 299th Guards Parachute Regiment was formed as part of the 98th Airborne Division. The 119th Parachute Regiment was formed as part of the 106th Airborne Division. The divisions also received a tank battalion and heavy artillery of 152 mm caliber for reinforcement, i.e. actually switched to the staff of air assault divisions.

    The 164th Motorized Rifle Brigade was formed as part of the 25th Combined Arms Army
    sources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zka14Djb9VE
    https://kamgov.ru/news/kamcatskie-bojcy-110-j-brigady-v-zone-provedenia-specoperacii-obespeceny-bronezasitoj-i-oborudovaniem-65390
    Judging by the diagram published on a foreign resource, the 25th Army will form the 11th Tank Brigade and the 73rd Artillery Brigade.

    https://bmpd-livejournal-com.translate.goog/4752894.html?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  franco Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:41 pm

    NOTE: in regards to the 47th Motor Rifle Division. Read from some Ukrainian sources that it was actually the 47th Guards Tank division formed however it received only 1 Tank regiment and 2 Motor Rifle regiments to start. A reminder that Shoigu had stated that 5 new Regiments were being formed this year in the Western District (reportedly to make the 5 Divisions all 4-regiment units instead of the 3 regiments they originally had. Maybe the 47th Tank Division becomes a 2 Tank and 2 Motor Rifle like the 150th Motor Rifle Division)
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    Post  franco Fri Sep 22, 2023 6:23 pm

    Donetsk, Sep 20 — DAN. The Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions will become part of Russia’s Southern Military District starting March 1, 2024, according to the information published on the federal portal of draft regulatory legal acts.

    The District will be reconfigured on the strength of amendments to draft presidential decree No 1144 on the Military-Administrative Division of the Russian Federation, dated September 20, 2010.

    The Russian Defense Ministry’s interactive map of the military districts included the new territories last year, but it was not fixed by law.

    Russia has four military districts: Southern, Western, Central and Eastern and the Northern Fleet Joint Strategic Command. The draft decree also envisions the establishment of new districts.

    https://dan-news.ru/en/defence/new-regions-to-be-included-in-southern-ministry-district-on-march-1-2024/

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    Post  franco Mon Sep 25, 2023 12:51 pm

    Reconnaissance and assault brigades will be formed in the Russian armed forces. They are designed to storm fortifications and conduct reconnaissance in the immediate rear of the enemy. New military units are created taking into account the experience of a special military operation. The brigades will be part of combined arms armies, as well as newly formed army corps . According to experts, the Northern Military District showed the need for specialized formations for assault operations.

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    As sources in the military department told Izvestia, a decision has now been made to create separate reconnaissance and assault brigades. The recruitment of new units has already begun. The new formations will be part of the combined arms armies, as well as newly formed army corps.

    The organizational structure of the reconnaissance and assault brigades is not disclosed. But it is known that they will include assault troops designed to break through the enemy’s layered defenses, as well as reconnaissance units capable of conducting reconnaissance at tactical depth. The brigades will receive their own tanks, light armored vehicles, artillery, as well as a wide range of drones. The personnel of the assault detachments will be trained to fight in confined spaces - trenches, buildings, bunkers and bunkers - and in their skills they will not be inferior to special forces soldiers.

    Russian troops were faced with the need to overcome pre-prepared defensive positions from the first days of the special military operation. In particular, in the Donbass , Ukrainian formations have been building long-term fortifications for more than eight years. We had to adapt during the fighting. Taking into account the experience gained, serious changes occurred quite quickly at the tactical level. In units and formations, assault reconnaissance and maneuver detachments were created to break through enemy defenses both in fortified areas and in urban environments. Now it has been decided to scale and develop this experience.

    “ The military operation showed the need to have specialized units for storming fortified areas, ” Colonel Valery Yuryev, chairman of the Union of Russian Paratroopers, told Izvestia. — At the initial stage there were many problems due to the fact that the scouts were used not for their intended purpose, but as attack aircraft. Because of this, many highly qualified specialists were lost. Separate assault units and formations are necessary. Their specificity is that they must be equipped with a variety of fire weapons - mortars, machine guns, large-caliber artillery.

    In fact, intelligence officers today perform the tasks of assault units, military expert Viktor Murakhovsky told Izvestia.

    “As a rule, motivated and result-oriented people go into intelligence,” he noted. “But the staff of modern reconnaissance units does not allow turning the success of a reconnaissance officer into an assault. Reconnaissance and assault units are precisely designed to instantly use reconnaissance results in assault operations. The troops already have such experience, but these units were created outside the state. Now there is experience, and it needs to be disseminated.

    SVO lessons

    As Izvestia reported, the experience gained during the special military operation served to change not only the appearance of the troops, but also the fundamental documents - combat manuals. The Military Department has created a special commission that should make changes to the regulations and manuals on the combat work of the military branches and branches of the armed forces.

    During the Northern Military District in Ukraine , combat operations are fundamentally different from those waged by the Soviet and Russian armies in recent decades. Russian troops are opposed by a large regular army, equipped with all types of conventional weapons, and the line of combat contact stretches for approximately 1 thousand km.

    In February of this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that steps to strengthen the Russian army and navy must be based on real combat experience gained during the Northern Military District in Ukraine. According to him, officers and sergeants who have proven themselves to be competent, modern and decisive commanders will be promoted to higher positions as a priority, sent to military universities, academies, serve as a powerful personnel reserve for the armed forces, and will be in demand in the civilian world and in government bodies of all levels.

    In the Soviet army, which is inherited by the Russian Armed Forces, there were practically no specialized assault formations. The doctrine of that time assumed that motorized rifle and tank forces would break into enemy defenses on a wide front. During local conflicts of recent decades, Russian troops were regularly faced with the need to storm fortified enemy positions. Then, for these purposes, formations that were considered the most prepared were often brought in: marines, airborne units, special forces units. However, this was not the intended use of troops, especially since they did not have heavy equipment and weapons to break into serious fortifications.

    The experience gained by the Russian armed forces in Syria led to the emergence of units whose specialization was assault operations. They were created as part of the engineering troops. As part of a large-scale reform, they turned from support units into an independent striking force that is capable of participating in a modern war. If previously the actions of sappers were limited to the construction of fortifications, clearing the route of troops and building bridges, now they are also focused on assault operations in cities, covert mining and quickly clearing the area of ​​enemy explosive devices. Battalions of sapper-attack aircraft are created in all brigades of district and naval subordination, and engineer regiments in the armies are replenished with the same companies.

    https://iz-ru.translate.goog/1578825/roman-kretcul-aleksei-ramm/sistemnyi-vzlom-v-vs-rossii-poiavitsia-novyi-tip-brigad?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

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    Post  Hole Mon Sep 25, 2023 5:48 pm

    trenches, buildings, bunkers and bunkers 
    They really emphasize bunkers.  Very Happy

    Battalions of sapper-attack aircraft 
    There they are again, the highly specialized ground-based attack aircraftlol1
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    Post  franco Tue Sep 26, 2023 1:22 pm

    INTERFAX - The troops of the Southern Military District (SMD) will receive five and a half thousand units of modern military equipment this year, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
    “In the Southern Military District this year, more than 170 organizational measures will be implemented, troops will receive five and a half thousand units of modern weapons and equipment, and the commissioning of more than five hundred infrastructure facilities will be completed,” Shoigu said at a meeting of the military department board on Tuesday.
    He also said that “since the beginning of the year, the number of officers in the district has increased by 11 thousand people, and contract military personnel by 30 thousand people.”
    According to Shoigu, in the Southern Military District “the system of combat training is being improved, training grounds are being modernized, and new material and technical means of training are being introduced.”

    https://www-militarynews-ru.translate.goog/story.asp?rid=1&nid=602773&lang=RU&_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

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    Post  Hole Tue Sep 26, 2023 5:24 pm

    training grounds are being modernized
    There is a really big training ground in the Zaporozhye region.  Wink

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    Post  franco Thu Oct 05, 2023 10:37 am

    MOSCOW, October 5. /TASS/. Russia has set up nine reserve regiments replenished with contract-enlisted personnel for battle groups operating in the zone of the special military operation in Ukraine, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said after a meeting with battle group commanders at the headquarters of the Joint Group of Forces on Thursday.

    "As for contract-enlisted personnel, we have set up reserve regiments for each battle group pursuant to a decision by the General Staff. As of today, we have nine reserve regiments that are being trained and constantly replenished in a natural manner," the Defense Ministry quoted Shoigu as saying.

    Defense Minister Shoigu said in June that efforts were underway to form troop reserves within each separate army. By that time, 3,786 items of military hardware had been delivered to these formations, he specified.

    https://tass.com/defense/1684785

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    Post  franco Sun Oct 08, 2023 9:09 pm

    The Komi Republic, Arkhangelsk and Murmansk regions, as well as the Nenets Autonomous Okrug may be included within the boundaries of the new Leningrad Military District. This follows from the draft decree of the President of Russia, published on October 8 on the official portal of draft regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation.

    The change in the boundaries of military districts was proposed by the Russian Ministry of Defense in order to optimize the management system of the Armed Forces, according to the explanatory note to the draft decree.

    At the moment, the listed Russian regions organizationally belong to the Northern Fleet, which, along with the military districts, is part of the military-administrative division of Russia. The draft presidential decree provides, among other things, for depriving the Northern Fleet of its actual status as a military district.

    The last time the structure of Russian military districts was changed by presidential decree was in 2020. At the same time, the division of the country into five military-administrative territorial units was established. These include the Western, Southern, Central and Eastern military districts, as well as the Northern Fleet.

    Earlier, on September 20, a proposal appeared on the portal of draft regulatory legal acts to include new regions of the Russian Federation into the Southern Military District from March 1, 2024.

    In June, the Russian Ministry of Defense spoke about the formation of two armies, an army corps and two military districts in the structure of the Russian Armed Forces this year .

    https://iz-ru.translate.goog/1586059/2023-10-08/granitcy-leningradskogo-voennogo-okruga-predlozheno-rasshirit-do-arktiki?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp


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