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    Post  franco Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:53 pm

    George1 wrote:Motorized riflemen of the Central Military District at night repulsed the attack of a mock enemy at the Aleisky training ground in the Altai Territory.


    It was reported that they were using BMP-2's. Unfortunately video is not clear on that. This unit has been long rumoured to be one of the few still using BMP-1's.

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    Post  George1 Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:17 pm

    Military engineers of the Central Military District: footage from the district's training grounds in Siberia

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    Post  GarryB Sat Jan 22, 2022 2:09 am

    NIce... clearing roads of mines, blowing up ice dams, and clearing obstacles....
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    Post  George1 Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:52 am

    Defense firm delivers first serial batch of latest 6S19 ‘Balkan’ anti-personnel grenade launchers to Russian troops

    https://tass.com/defense/1392639

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    Post  Mir Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:18 pm

    Took quite a while to get somewhere but good to see it finally made it! Smile

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:42 pm

    Mir wrote:Took quite a while to get somewhere but good to see it finally made it! Smile

    The problem was that AGS-30, just like Ak-74, was really difficult to replace (still very useful/reliable and not obsolete), hence why the AGS-40 will be on experimental duty, aka placement amongst special forces specialization. Instead of fully replacing the Ak-74 they instead gave an 'evolutionary' upgrade to the Ak-74 with the the Ak-12, while the AEK-545 went to the special forces.
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    Post  Mir Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:23 pm

    The 40mm cartridge makes for a more powerful weapon but the one advantage the AGS-30 has is that it is much lighter. I think the AGS-30 might stick around whilst the much older AGS-17 will slowly disappear.

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    Post  GarryB Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:44 am

    Yes, the AGS-30 is not just lighter, but its ammo is also lighter and its ammo is still rather effective, if not a effective as the new rounds.

    I am just worried that the new rounds must be rather hotter loaded in terms of propellent than the 40mm underbarrel grenade launcher grenades, which introduces the risk of someone loading the 2.5km range 40mm grenade launcher grenades into an under barrel grenade launcher or one of those shoulder fired six shot models...
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    Post  lyle6 Mon Jan 31, 2022 5:37 am

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Mon Jan 31, 2022 9:48 pm

    "69" is the magic number here, and it's time for HATO to get FUKT! Wink

    Russia set 69 "military" records last year

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    Russian paratroopers perform a group landing from an Il-76 aircraft on new parachute systems from a height of 10,000 meters in the extreme conditions of the Arctic near the Franz Josef Land archipelago. Freeze frame video.

    The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that by the end of 2021, 69 new outstanding achievements were included in the Book of Records of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

    The Ministry of Defense recognized the world's first parachute landing of a medical military unit in full force with equipment and equipment as the most ambitious achievement of last year. It, we recall, took place in August 2021. The personnel of the mobile hospital of the 98th Ivanovo airborne division were then involved in the experimental exercise in the Kostroma and Ivanovo regions, which the command of the Airborne Forces organized on behalf of the Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu

    This unique operation involved 17 aircraft. Having traveled a little over 100 kilometers, Il-76 aircraft successfully landed about 160 medical personnel of the hospital, 14 units of armored and automotive equipment and 25 P-7 platforms with cargo in 30 minutes to the Budikhino landing site in the Kostroma Region. 24 platforms - with medical property and equipment. One is for food. After landing and gathering at the landing site, pneumoframe tents of the main functional units of the airmobile hospital were deployed in the field.

    According to statistics, more than 60 percent of "military" records were set by soldiers and officers in combat training classes and at international army games. Another 40 percent of the 2021 records come from special missions excellently performed by the military.

    For example, during last year's expedition to Alexandra Island in the Franz Josef Land archipelago, they set 7 records. Among them is the equipment of an ice airfield in the area located above 80 degrees north latitude. And also - the world's first parachute landing of a group of rescuers into the open sea in the northern latitudes with the help of a small marine landing complex. Fighter flights to the North Pole area with its crossing also got into the Book of Military Records.

    https://vpk.name/news/575729_v_proshlom_godu_v_rossii_ustanovili_69_voennyh_rekordov.html

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Tue Feb 22, 2022 11:41 pm

    Signal for its own: how anti-interference satellite dishes work

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    The compact satellite antennas developed in Russia for military equipment allow access to GLONASS satellite navigation signals even in conditions of their complete electronic suppression.

    - Now there are very compact solutions in terms of antenna arrays - including portable ones. They work effectively in difficult conditions. Instead of a conventional antenna, you can give a soldier a special one - the same size, weighing 50-60 grams - and it will ensure the reception of a navigation signal under interference conditions, - Ashot Oganesyan, deputy director of VNIIR-Progress, told TASS on the sidelines of the conference taking place in Suzdal " Navigation".

    Such gratings provide "selective access" for special users.

    - Suppose there is a task in a certain region to restrict access to open navigation signals for terrorists and militants. This can be done by setting up a powerful source of interference that suppresses all navigation satellite signals, - continued Oganesyan. - And their own forces and means use noise-resistant adaptive antennas. Thus, in a certain region, the exclusive right of law enforcement agencies to satellite navigation signals is realized.

    https://rg.ru/2022/02/18/reg-cfo/signal-dlia-svoih-kak-rabotaiut-pomehozashchishchennye-sputnikovye-antenny.html

    For the Russian army will create a navigation system, protected from interference

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    The Topographic Service of the Russian Armed Forces will carry out more than 20 research and development projects to create noise-protected navigation aids. They are planned to be completed by 2030.

    This was announced by the head of the Military Topographic Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Major General Alexander Zaliznyuk, Interfax writes . Military scientists will also develop specialized navigation equipment for consumers of individual use for missile forces and artillery, airborne troops and aviation.

    Thanks to these works, it will be possible to achieve the promising requirements of the troops for navigation support for the next decade.

    https://rg.ru/2022/02/07/dlia-armii-rossii-sozdadut-navigacionnuiu-sistemu-zashchishchennuiu-ot-pomeh.html

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    Post  franco Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:11 pm

    Putin gave the name "Guards" to the 80th tank regiment of the Red Banner

    Russian President Vladimir Putin On Tuesday, July 5, he signed a decree on awarding the honorary title "Guards" to the 80th tank Red Banner Regiment.

    The relevant document appeared on the official Internet portal of legal information.

    "For mass heroism and bravery, fortitude and courage shown by the regiment's personnel in combat operations to protect the Fatherland and state interests in armed conflicts <...>," the document says.

    On May 30, Vladimir Putin awarded the honorary title "Guards" to the 24th separate special purpose brigade.

    It is noted that the honorary title was awarded for " mass heroism and bravery, perseverance and courage shown by the brigade's personnel in combat operations to protect the Fatherland and state interests in armed conflicts."

    On April 18, Putin awarded the honorary title "Guards" to the 64th separate motorized Rifle Brigade for heroism and bravery.

    https://translated.turbopages.org/proxy_u/ru-en.en.2f76b254-62c45392-439e9c75-74722d776562/https/iz.ru/1360002/2022-07-05/vladimir-putin-prisvoil-zvanie-gvardeiskogo-80-mu-tankovomu-polku

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    Post  franco Tue Jul 12, 2022 10:58 pm

    Putin awarded the honorary title of Guards to two more brigades

    President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin awarded the honorary title to the Guards 2nd separate Special Purpose Brigade and the 17th Army Aviation Brigade. The relevant decrees of the head of state were published on July 11 on the official portal of legal information.

    The documents specify that the honorary title was awarded "for mass heroism and bravery, fortitude and courage shown by personnel in combat operations to protect the Fatherland and state interests in armed conflicts."

    Earlier, on July 5, the Russian leader signed a decree awarding the honorary title "Guards" to the 80th tank Red Banner Regiment.

    Prior to that, on May 30, the President of the Russian Federation awarded the honorary title "Guards" to the 24th separate special purpose brigade, and on April 18-to the 64th separate motorized rifle brigade.

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    Post  franco Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:29 pm

    488th Motorized Rifle Regiment Simferopol received the title of "Guards"

    Full article: https://en.topwar.ru/199690-488-j-motostrelkovyj-simferopolskij-polk-poluchil-zvanie-gvardejskogo.html?ysclid=l66unj1wbf30853003

    NOTE: this unit was claimed to have been wiped out, back in March by the Ukrainians. No Must have been reformed Suspect Good training for such a short period russia It is one of the two Motor Rifle regiments in the 144th Guards Motor Rifle division.

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    Post  franco Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:18 pm

    Eighth International Army Games to get rolling Aug 13 More than 260 teams from 35 countries will join the 2022 Games


    FACTBOX. On August 13-27, 2022, the 8th International Army Games (IAG-2022) will be held at the military training grounds in twelve countries: Russia, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Vietnam, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and Uzbekistan. The IAG is a series of field combat training competitions for military personnel from Russa and dozens of other countries.

    The Russian Defense Ministry is the Games’ organizer. During the Army Games, soldiers and officers representing different arms and services demonstrate their skills and abilities. Russia is represented by units that emerged the winners in the latest domestic national army contests that put to test their professional skills. As a rule, the equipment for the Games is provided by the host country, where a particular context is held. For example, most of the participants in the tank biathlon use Russian tanks, while Russian military contestants in China performed in a number of competitions using Chinese equipment. At the same time, China traditionally participates in competitions in Russia and other countries with its own equipment.

    More than 260 teams from 35 countries will join the 2022 Games. The two newcomers are Bolivia and Rwanda.

    IAG history

    In 2013, Russia hosted international competitions for tank crews called Tank Biathlon and for air pilots Aviadarts. Both aroused great interest in Russia and abroad. After their success, the Russian Defense Ministry decided to arrange a kind of army Olympics, aimed at bolstering the combat capability of the Russian army and strengthening international military cooperation. For the first time, the Games were held on August 1-15, 2015 at eleven military training grounds in Russia, with 56 teams from 17 countries taking part: Azerbaijan, Angola, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Kuwait, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia and Tajikistan. Iran, Vietnam, the Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Turkmenistan and Brazil attended the IAG as observers. The program included 14 competitions on land, in the air and at sea. In the overall medal standings, Russia placed first (31 gold medals), China second (three golds), and Belarus, third (one gold).

    Since then, the International Army Games have been held annually, and since 2016, not only in Russia, but also at training sites in other countries. In the team standings Russian contestants excelled on all occasions. China won second place five times, and Belarus and Kazakhstan, one time each. The program and list of competitions have changed several times.

    The International Army Games-2021 were held on August 22-September 4 in eleven countries (Russia, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Vietnam, Iran, Qatar, Kazakhstan, China, Serbia, Uzbekistan). More than 5,000 military personnel (277 teams from 42 countries) took part in 34 competitions (which is the Games’ record). The Russian team was first with 34 medals (including 18 golds). China placed second (4 golds), and Uzbekistan, third (4 golds).
    IAG program

    In 2022, the International Army Games program consists of 34 competitions, including the Tank Biathlon - a competition for tank crews. Its stages: individual race, sprint, pursuit and relay race were borrowed from ordinary biathlon. Since 2013, it has been held annually at the Alabino training ground near Moscow. Twenty-one countries will take part in the competition this time: Russia, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Mali, Mongolia, Myanmar, Syria, Sudan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and South Ossetia (the list of participating countries was taken from the official website of the Games as of August 12). Most competing crews use T-72B3 tanks provided by the organizers.

    https://tass.com/defense/1492957

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    Post  LMFS Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:44 pm

    Rostec showed the Tablet-M-IR mobile artillery control system

    Russia has developed a new mobile control system for artillery, mortars and MLRS "Planshet-M-IR", the state corporation Rostec showed the work of the new complex.

    The new complex was developed on the basis of the Tablet-A complex, adopted by the Russian army in 2019. As explained in the state corporation, Tablet-M-IR is a more modern version of the complex and is designed to automate the control of artillery, MLRS and mortars. It interfaces with various reconnaissance means, including drones, and allows you to receive information in real time, process it and transmit coordinates to hit targets.

    It takes less than a minute to make all the necessary calculations and give the command "Fire"

    - stated in Rostec.

    "Tablet-M-IR" was developed on the basis of the "Athlete" armored car, but can also work outside of it.

    The equipment is a compact wearable complex compatible with all types of Russian UAVs, and is also integrated into other control systems. "Platet-M-IR" is planned to be placed on the basis of the "Athlete" cross-country armored car. This will increase the mobility of the complex and expand the possibilities of combat use.

    - says the description for the video.

    The complex is able to work with guided missiles "Krasnopol" and "Kitolov" and direct them to the target.

    https://en.topwar.ru/200280-rosteh-pokazal-mobilnyj-kompleks-upravlenija-artilleriej-planshet-m-ir.html

    Hoping to see this in operation in the SMO, so they can use UAV information in real time. With further development and saturation of optical/radar reconnaissance means in the air, it may get pretty difficult for an enemy to raise their heads without having an incoming shell or rocket in a matter of minutes or seconds. BTW there are some nice videos in the link.

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    Post  caveat emptor Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:39 am

    Interesting analysis posted by Rybar channel about continuation of liquidation plants for repair and modernisation of Russian Army armoured vehicles:

     Factories, "Spetsremont" and the liquidation of defense enterprises during the NWO

    Against the backdrop of numerous demands to mobilize the economy and transfer it to a military footing, the news about the bankruptcy and sale of property of defense plants sound absolutely fantastic.  This process, of course, did not begin yesterday and has been going on for several years.

    But seven months after the start of the special military operation and the seemingly obvious problems with the lack of production capacities of the military-industrial complex, such processes are surprising.

    The following factories are currently being liquidated:

    ▪50th Automobile Repair Plant, Rostov-on-Don
    ▪258th repair plant for refueling and transporting fuel, Bataysk
    ▪751st repair plant, Rostov, Yaroslavl region
    ▪5th Central Automobile Repair Plant, Yekaterinburg
    ▪88th Central Automobile Repair Plant, Chita
    ▪15th Central Automobile Repair Plant, Novosibirsk
    ▪172nd Central Automobile Repair Plant, Voronezh
    ▪9th Central Automobile Repair Plant, Saratov and Engels
    ▪487th Central Automobile Repair Plant, Republic of Bashkortostan
    ▪81st Central Engineering Base, Yaroslavl Region
    ▪1st design and fortification bureau, Moscow
    ▪85th repair plant, Bryansk
    ▪261st repair plant, Novgorod.

    This is not a complete list of dying defense enterprises, but I would like to dwell on these separately.  All of them belonged to JSC Spetsremont, controlled by the Ministry of Defense, which, in theory, is engaged in the repair and modernization of armored vehicles.  But the effectiveness, to put it mildly, is debatable.

    In 2017, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated in the State Duma that JSC Spetsremont owed the Ministry of Defense: in 2012-2013, the enterprises of the sub-holding were supposed to supply about 22 thousand units of military equipment for 12 billion rubles.  However, this never happened.

    🔻 Apparently, after that, it was decided to transfer these enterprises to Rostec JSC.  But even the state corporation could not clearly answer the question about their prospects.

    As a result, only one of the entire list of enterprises was lucky - the 258th repair plant in Bataysk, where Rostvertol is going to make a flight test station.

    The rest of the factories are selling unique equipment for next to nothing, and experienced personnel are being fired.  This process is accompanied by corruption scandals.
    ▪For example, Andrey Yakovlev, the former director of the 88th Central Automobile Repair Plant from Chita, was arrested in 2015 for organizing a criminal community.  Sergei Chadaev was appointed to replace him, who, as they say, sold out the entire repair fund of the plant.

    ▪The 9th Central Automobile Repair Plant is a developer of unique ceramic armor for military equipment.  But military customers refused the services of the plant, and it was bankrupted by its own trade union.

    ▪Most factories are waiting for the sale of equipment, cutting of all metal and reprofiling into warehouses, shopping centers, office space, etc.  Perhaps - complete demolition and construction of an LCD in their place.  And this is now, in conditions of an extremely urgent need for military equipment against the backdrop of hostilities.

    All these enterprises today are vital for increasing the country's defense capability.  But since the decision to preserve them was never made by the Russian Ministry of Defense, most likely, we, naive bloggers, do not understand anything about this: after all, there, at the top, they know better what is needed and what is not for the needs of the military-industrial complex?

    Link with original news from 2017 that Spetsremont owes 12 billion rubles to MoD.

    https://ria.ru/20170222/1488594393.html


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    Post  caveat emptor Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:52 am

    Answer to that offered no other than Alexei Rogozin, Dmitry's son 🤣🤣. Real renaissance man i have to say. Guy managed to do more till the age of 35 than many dedicated people in whole their career.

    https://t.me/rogozin_alexey/822

    Rybar writes today about the difficult situation of the Spetsremont JSC holding company, most of whose enterprises should be engaged in military and factory repair of military equipment, but instead are engaged in bankruptcies.

    As Deputy Director of the DIO of the Russian Ministry of Defense, I was personally involved in the audit and restructuring of the debt of Spetsremont JSC to the military department. Then, in 2016-2017, this task was solved. But practice shows that financial instruments (soft loans, refinancing, etc.) only delay problems if the main task, the restructuring of the management system, is not solved. As a result, new unprofitable contracts and low-skilled management continue to drag down the factories of Spetsremont and similar enterprises.

    Speaking specifically about military repairs, the recent approval of amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation may also have an unpredictable negative effect - we are talking about Article 347 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "Destruction or damage to military property by negligence." Its provisions require a detailed explanation for all military personnel who today, in the most difficult conditions, perform the tasks of maintaining the serviceability and combat readiness of the equipment entrusted to them.


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    Post  franco Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:10 am

    caveat emptor wrote:Interesting analysis posted by Rybar channel about continuation of liquidation plants for repair and modernisation of Russian Army armoured vehicles:

     Factories, "Spetsremont" and the liquidation of defense enterprises during the NWO

    Against the backdrop of numerous demands to mobilize the economy and transfer it to a military footing, the news about the bankruptcy and sale of property of defense plants sound absolutely fantastic.  This process, of course, did not begin yesterday and has been going on for several years.

    But seven months after the start of the special military operation and the seemingly obvious problems with the lack of production capacities of the military-industrial complex, such processes are surprising.

    The following factories are currently being liquidated:

    ▪50th Automobile Repair Plant, Rostov-on-Don
    ▪258th repair plant for refueling and transporting fuel, Bataysk
    ▪751st repair plant, Rostov, Yaroslavl region
    ▪5th Central Automobile Repair Plant, Yekaterinburg
    ▪88th Central Automobile Repair Plant, Chita
    ▪15th Central Automobile Repair Plant, Novosibirsk
    ▪172nd Central Automobile Repair Plant, Voronezh
    ▪9th Central Automobile Repair Plant, Saratov and Engels
    ▪487th Central Automobile Repair Plant, Republic of Bashkortostan
    ▪81st Central Engineering Base, Yaroslavl Region
    ▪1st design and fortification bureau, Moscow
    ▪85th repair plant, Bryansk
    ▪261st repair plant, Novgorod.

    This is not a complete list of dying defense enterprises, but I would like to dwell on these separately.  All of them belonged to JSC Spetsremont, controlled by the Ministry of Defense, which, in theory, is engaged in the repair and modernization of armored vehicles.  But the effectiveness, to put it mildly, is debatable.

    In 2017, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated in the State Duma that JSC Spetsremont owed the Ministry of Defense: in 2012-2013, the enterprises of the sub-holding were supposed to supply about 22 thousand units of military equipment for 12 billion rubles.  However, this never happened.

    🔻 Apparently, after that, it was decided to transfer these enterprises to Rostec JSC.  But even the state corporation could not clearly answer the question about their prospects.

    As a result, only one of the entire list of enterprises was lucky - the 258th repair plant in Bataysk, where Rostvertol is going to make a flight test station.

    The rest of the factories are selling unique equipment for next to nothing, and experienced personnel are being fired.  This process is accompanied by corruption scandals.
    ▪For example, Andrey Yakovlev, the former director of the 88th Central Automobile Repair Plant from Chita, was arrested in 2015 for organizing a criminal community.  Sergei Chadaev was appointed to replace him, who, as they say, sold out the entire repair fund of the plant.

    ▪The 9th Central Automobile Repair Plant is a developer of unique ceramic armor for military equipment.  But military customers refused the services of the plant, and it was bankrupted by its own trade union.

    ▪Most factories are waiting for the sale of equipment, cutting of all metal and reprofiling into warehouses, shopping centers, office space, etc.  Perhaps - complete demolition and construction of an LCD in their place.  And this is now, in conditions of an extremely urgent need for military equipment against the backdrop of hostilities.

    All these enterprises today are vital for increasing the country's defense capability.  But since the decision to preserve them was never made by the Russian Ministry of Defense, most likely, we, naive bloggers, do not understand anything about this: after all, there, at the top, they know better what is needed and what is not for the needs of the military-industrial complex?

    Link with original news from 2017 that Spetsremont owes 12 billion rubles to MoD.

    https://ria.ru/20170222/1488594393.html

    A lot of redundant plants left over from the Soviet Union and Red Army days. Half of those have not been operational in years along with the fact that the new facilities being put into service are multipurpose as opposed to these specialized facilities.

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    Post  caveat emptor Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:23 am

    franco wrote:
    A lot of redundant plants left over from the Soviet Union and Red Army days. Half of those have not been operational in years along with the fact that the new facilities being put into service are multipurpose as opposed to these specialized facilities.  
    Most of the ones you are talking about were closed before. I would say that numbers are in tens if not a hundred.
    These on the list were still getting contracts for repair. If you translate news from 2017, you will see that they owned MoD 12 billion rubles under paid for and unfulfilled contracts.
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    Post  lyle6 Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:54 am

    Perhaps they don't need them. All of Europe is about to deindustrialize and pauperize on a scale that even the proponents of the strategic bombing campaigns could not even imagine. Russia would've preferred working and trading with an independent Europe but a defanged Europe works for their purposes as well. They would still need to put up an iron curtain of the strongest and most modern ground forces on the planet financed by the petro-ruble to keep the riffraff out, but you probably won't need these outdated plants for that.

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    Post  caveat emptor Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:10 am

    lyle6 wrote:Perhaps they don't need them. All of Europe is about to deindustrialize and pauperize on a scale that even the proponents of the strategic bombing campaigns could not even imagine. Russia would've preferred working and trading with an independent Europe but a defanged Europe works for their purposes as well. They would still need to put up an iron curtain of the strongest and most modern ground forces on the planet financed by the petro-ruble to keep the riffraff out, but you probably won't need these outdated plants for that.
    They definitely need them now. All plants that survived Serdyukovs downsizing were supposed to be in ok condition.
    For example, Kurganmash barely survived and it is still going through bankruptcy process.
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    Post  sepheronx Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:32 am

    caveat emptor wrote:
    lyle6 wrote:Perhaps they don't need them. All of Europe is about to deindustrialize and pauperize on a scale that even the proponents of the strategic bombing campaigns could not even imagine. Russia would've preferred working and trading with an independent Europe but a defanged Europe works for their purposes as well. They would still need to put up an iron curtain of the strongest and most modern ground forces on the planet financed by the petro-ruble to keep the riffraff out, but you probably won't need these outdated plants for that.
    They definitely need them now. All plants that survived Serdyukovs downsizing were supposed to be in ok condition.
    For example, Kurganmash barely survived and it is still going through bankruptcy process.

    If they were undeliverable, then that means they didn't fulfill their tasks. Thus aren't "vital"

    Operational plants are updated, many repair facilities also where and pumping out equipment.  Redundancy isn't needed anymore especially in underperforming plants.

    You are not a decision maker nor have experience in this field (if you did, you would be making the decisions).  Instead, those with the experience and knowledge are doing it.

    Please, I implore you to stop pretending you know more than the Russian government that is actually doing the work and job.

    Kurganmash cant even get their crap together.  In this instance, Russia is forced to go after them for not working as intended.  Someone else will take over or plant gets shut down and someone else gets the contracts.

    Also, liquidated doesn't mean it just gets shut down. Just means that someone else may buy it up for the cheap. Rostec is known to go after such assets for dirt cheap.

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