The Aerospace Forces of Russia summed up the results of activities in the outgoing year and set tasks for 2021.
In 2020, the main efforts were focused on the implementation of measures for the construction and development of the Aerospace Forces, the supply and development of new and modernized weapons and equipment, and the improvement of military infrastructure.
This year, the enterprises of the military-industrial complex planned to supply over 200 units of new equipment to the troops, including Su-35S and Su-34 aircraft, Mi-28UB and Ka-52 helicopters, L-410UVP-U20 and Yak-130 training aircraft, anti-aircraft missile systems S-400.
To date, more than 70 aircraft and helicopters have already been delivered, about 30 samples of anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense equipment. The rearmament of four anti-aircraft missile regiments was completed with the S-400 air defense system. In addition, more than 150 armament and military equipment units were repaired and modernized.
Five launch vehicles were launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, and seven communications, navigation and military spacecraft were launched into orbit. The unified space system has passed all tests this year and has proven its effectiveness. It will continue to grow next year.
The ability of military command and control bodies, formations and military units to carry out tasks as intended was tested in the course of surprise checks of combat readiness, which took place under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces and higher military command bodies. More than 20 such inspections were carried out.
In matters of organizing combat duty, the main efforts were directed at maintaining the readiness of the duty forces (shifts) to perform tasks in any situation.
During the current year's aerospace defense alert, more than 60 launches of ballistic missiles and space missiles were detected by means of the missile attack warning system. The outer space control system has taken on the tracking of more than 1200 space objects, by duty forces and means of the Main Testing Space Center named after G.S. Titov conducted over 500 thousand sessions of spacecraft control.
The air defense duty forces discovered and carried out more than 1.5 million aircraft, of which about 3,600 are combat aviation aircraft of foreign states, over 1,300 reconnaissance aircraft. Fighter crews from the air defense forces on duty took to the air more than 170 times. Violations of the state border of the Russian Federation in the airspace and the rules for the use of airspace were not allowed.
The tasks set for the 2020 academic year for the Aerospace Forces have been completed in full
Despite the difficult epidemiological situation, the intensity of operational and combat training in 2020 was maintained at a high level. About 80 events of various levels and scales were held.
During the exercises and trainings, within the framework of operational training, the issues of improving the algorithms for the work of commanders (commanders) and staffs of all levels of command were worked out, taking into account the experience of performing tasks in the Syrian Arab Republic.
The main efforts in the training of flight personnel were aimed at increasing the level of training of crews to perform combat (combat training) tasks and training young pilots for conducting combat operations.
In particular, in the course of a tactical flight exercise with the unification of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District, more than 200 aircraft and helicopters were redeployed to operational airfields.
During the preparation period and in the dynamics of the Kavkaz-2020 command and control squadron, the crews of the military transport aviation parachuted about a thousand personnel and over 100 pieces of equipment.
In addition, joint combat training activities were carried out with the involvement of crews of long-range and military transport aviation, airborne units and other combat arms.
To carry out the combat use of aviation weapons, up to 30 ranges were involved. This academic year, the Aerospace Forces have provided more than 2000 flight shifts.
At the end of the academic year, the average flight time for a crew commander was about 100 hours.
During the exercises with air defense units, live firing at MLRS rockets, unmanned aerial vehicles and other targets was carried out at the ranges. Also, the issues of covering the troops during the marches were worked out.
Particular attention in the Aerospace Forces is paid to graduates of military educational institutions. In total, this year, over 2,000 officers - graduates of universities have been recruited to staff the Aerospace Forces. For the purpose of their professional development in military positions, the service housing stock was prepared, assistance was provided in the delivery of personal property of military personnel, a mentor was assigned to each graduate.
Also, the Main Command of the Aerospace Forces pays attention to the upbringing of the younger generation and vocational guidance of pupils. On Knowledge Day, September 1, 2020, the grand opening of a new complex of buildings of the Tver Suvorov Military School took place, including an educational and administrative building with a library and a reading room with the ability to connect to the Internet, an indoor sports complex with a climbing wall and three separate rooms, a gymnastic town, basketball, mini-football and tennis courts, a new medical center, and other infrastructure facilities.
It is safe to say that the tasks set for the 2020 academic year for the Aerospace Forces have been completed in full.
The main tasks of the Aerospace Forces for 2021 include ensuring the required level of training of military command and control bodies and troops, improving the quality of training measures for troops (forces) without reducing the intensity of combat training, implementing measures to re-equip formations and military units of the Aerospace Forces with new and modernized samples. weapons and equipment.
Efforts will also be directed at mastering promising automated controls, digital equipment and improving the practical skills of officials in the command posts of the Aerospace Forces, maintaining the duty forces (shifts) in readiness to perform tasks in any environment.
It is worth noting that the completion of the S-500 mobile air and missile defense system is planned for 2021.