The results of the comprehensive inspection of military units and formations of Russia's army in 2008 / 09 academic year revealed neboegotovnost most teams "new image". On this November 10 "Newspaper" (GZT.RU).
Thus, the "average" the General Staff estimated over 60 per cent of the brigades, "good" was every third compound, a rating of "unsatisfactory" had four teams. On the "excellent" were rated four operating units - the ships of the fleet.
What specific ships were rated "excellent", without specifying, however it is known that this surface ships of rank 1 (the class of frigates and above) and submarines, all components of a little over 4 per cent of the total tonnage of ships. 55 percent of the ships of rank 1 and nuclear submarines have been estimated at "well".
Ships of rank 1 and submarines are estimated as separate combat units, as they are equated with the brigade or division. This aircraft belonging to the squadron and the shelves are not evaluated separately. Therefore, in particular, despite successfully conducted a flight of strategic bombers in Venezuela, "excellent" the Air Force could not be obtained due to shortcomings in other areas, for example, poor quality of search and rescue support.
Rated "good" were 26 divisions of all kinds and types of troops, including the Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN), the Air Force and combat employment centers, which is about half of the available military forces in Russia.
"Satisfactory" received 23 divisions, representing 47 percent of the total, 105 teams (over 60 per cent) and 97 separate regiments (50 percent). In general, it is more than half of the army and navy.
On the "unsatisfactory" (which means the inability to conduct military operation) were assessed 4 brigades, including motorized Siberian and North-Caucasian military districts.
Testing took place during the month in all the Armed Forces and ended on October 30. Its participants were the officers of the General Staff and the Commission of command of military districts and fleets.
Ratings are the requirements to meet specific combat tasks in time. For example, for air defense systems is the time of detection of the target before the issuance of launchers coordinates for its destruction. For artillery and rocket forces one of the criteria for evaluating training is the accuracy of target engagement.
As explained by the source in the General Staff, test results are unlikely to cause for dismissal, but the conduct of re-certification in the compounds is possible.
According to the plan of the Ministry of Defense, the first stage of military reform should be completed Dec. 1, 2009, after which the armed forces should be switching over to 100-percent alert.
In general, the reform provides for a range of measures to improve the combat readiness of the Armed Forces.
In particular, the increase in fighting strength of the army by 2012, reduction of command posts and 150 thousand, as well as reducing the number of military units.
In addition, the changes also affect the system of coordination control warheads, which implies the formation of constituencies on the basis of operational-strategic commands, which in case of mobilization must comply with all factions of forces in the area.
Results after the transition to the "new look" in the army will remain 172 units and formations. In the Air Force of 340 units will remain 180, while in the Navy 123 parts of 240. Strategic Rocket Forces will reduce from 12 to 8 parts. Space Forces and the landing will reduce from 7 to 6 and from 6 to 5 units.