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    GRU Army Spetsnaz:

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    Post  franco Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:48 pm

    Seventy years ago today, Spetsnaz forces were created in the Red Army October 24, 1950.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12321027@egNews

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    Post  franco Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:53 pm

    Army special forces in Russia decided to revive at a new level

    In the combined arms and tank armies that are part of the Ground Forces of Russia, the formation of separate special-purpose units has practically ended. They, in contrast to the brigades subordinated to the command of the districts, came at the disposal of the army commanders.

    All eleven combined-arms armies of the country, linearly deployed from St. Petersburg to Vladikavkaz and from Samara to Ussuriisk, as well as the 1st Guards Tank Army, received separate special-purpose companies at their disposal.

    By now, their formation is almost complete, the companies have begun combat training classes. This work includes not only the development of skills in shooting from all types of small arms, but also training in the use of communications equipment, parachute jumps, handling mine explosives, and the ability to provide first aid to the wounded. In addition, this training forms in servicemen a high endurance and moral conviction in the rightness of their cause.

    Earlier in the USSR and for some time in the Russian Federation, separate special-purpose companies existed in each combined arms and tank army and army corps. In total, there were more than thirty such units, the number of which in wartime states reached about 120 people.

    Such companies could theoretically deploy from three to nine reconnaissance groups, ranging in size from squad to platoon, for operations behind enemy lines. Or the company formed a reconnaissance detachment that could carry out the most important mission in the enemy rear.

    The main tasks of the spetsnaz companies were operations behind enemy lines aimed at identifying nuclear attack weapons: missile batteries or individual installations, warhead storage sites, command posts, communication centers, ammunition depots and similar important objects.

    Having identified such an object, the special forces were obliged to destroy it - either on their own, or by aiming aviation, artillery, and, in the most important situations, tactical missiles at it.

    In some cases - for example, if the war took on a character similar to that of the Great Patriotic War - the special forces could be tasked with destroying those responsible for decision-making - the military and political leadership - in enemy territory.

    However, in the mid-90s of the twentieth century, almost all companies were disbanded, and in the early 2000s, the remaining two were also disbanded. The reason is the general reduction of the armed forces and the desire to preserve the special forces brigades, where it would be possible to train specialists with better quality.

    And now, now the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has again come to the decision to return the special forces companies to the subordination of the armies. Having preserved the list of the main tasks, the new companies also received a number of innovations that distinguish them from the special forces units of the model of the mid-90s. In particular, the reconnaissance and strike capabilities of the special forces were increased.

    Due to the arrival of new models of electronic reconnaissance and target designation systems into service with the army, which have passed combat "run-in" in the desert conditions of the Syrian Arab Republic, small special forces groups have received the broadest opportunities to detect and destroy enemy targets.

    First of all, the "Strelets" intelligence, command and communications complex (KRUS) deserves attention, with the help of which an "electronic battlefield" is actually formed, where the commander can see almost the entire tactical situation in the required territory. He can control the actions of subordinate forces, request support from senior commanders, and report on the results of combat work.

    In the same Syria, from the moment a worthy target was discovered until it was covered by artillery or aircraft, when using the KRUS “Strelets”, literally a few minutes passed - a previously unattainable result.

    The scouts from the mid-90s had to calculate the coordinates of the identified targets literally on their knees, on a paper map, inevitably getting a large error in the accuracy of their determination. Now this is out of the question, however, modern special forces are still taught to work with paper maps - just in case.

    The development of the Iskander-M strike missile systems, the Caliber naval complexes, as well as the missile armament of front-line aviation allows modern special forces to solve much broader tasks. It also takes into account the fact that today a reconnaissance group operating behind enemy lines can use unmanned drones, minimizing the risk of losses among personnel while guaranteeing the completion of a combat mission.

    Of course, the formation of separate special-purpose companies will become an important factor in strengthening the defense capability of our country in such a difficult time.
    Author: Alexey Sukonkin

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    Post  franco Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:55 pm

    Military personnel of the special purpose unit of the combined arms army of the Eastern Military District (VVO), stationed in the Trans-Baikal Territory, together with representatives of the "Russian Geographical Society", climbed Mount Pallas, located on the Yablonovo Ridge, at the watershed of the Amur, Lena and Yenisei river basins. The unique event was timed to coincide with the celebration of the "World Water Day".

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12350546@egNews

    NOTE: keep hearing about this unit for the past few months. Does anyone have any info on it? Could it be;
    - the new company sized unit attached to each Combined Arms Army?
    - detached unit from the 14th Spetsnaz brigade now stationed here?
    - or a new Spetsnaz unit completely?
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    Post  franco Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:40 am

    Again mention of this unidentified spetsnaz unit

    Batch of Typhoon-K armored vehicles with a remotely controlled weapon station entered service with the special forces unit of the combined arms army of the Eastern Military District, stationed in the Trans-Baikal Territory. Currently, the crews of 4 armored vehicles are already mastering the latest technology during practical training on the eve of the upcoming Victory Parade in the capital of the Trans-Baikal Territory - the city of Chita. The armored vehicle "Typhoon" is a module for 16 people with increased security and maneuverability, capable of withstanding the detonation of an explosive device with a capacity of up to 8 kg in TNT equivalent. Typhoon has an original chassis, a domestic engine with a capacity of 450 hp, an automatic transmission and automatic differential locks. In addition, the Typhoon provides high protection of the crew, cargo and vehicle components from small arms, mines and land mines. It has increased cross-country ability due to the 6 * 6 wheel arrangement. At the same time, the maximum speed of the car reaches 105 km / h. The armored module is equipped with embrasures for firing small arms. It can also be equipped with remotely controlled weapons. The vehicle is equipped with 5 video cameras, which provide an all-round view of the crew in the armored module and the driver of the vehicle in case of damage to the windshield. It is also possible to install a remote controlled machine gun module, which will be controlled by the shooter through the remote control and images from video cameras. Press Service of the Eastern Military District

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