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    Interview with Deputy Defense Minister of Russia - Dmitry Rogozin ( English Subtitle )

    http://youtu.be/2-cBISOTZzg

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinJ View Post
    Interview with Deputy Defense Minister of Russia - Dmitry Rogozin ( English Subtitle )

    http://youtu.be/2-cBISOTZzg
    I believe he is the deputy Prime Minister, not deputy defense minister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owais.usmani View Post
    I believe he is the deputy Prime Minister, not deputy defense minister.
    He's the Deputy Prime Minister responsible for the Military Industry.

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    any update on the progress of development of PAK-FA's A2A weapons? such as k-77m and k-74m2?

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    Any news on Kovrov vs. Izhmash?Is still Ak12 in the game or Aek97x is already a winner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edi213009 View Post
    Any news on Kovrov vs. Izhmash?Is still Ak12 in the game or Aek97x is already a winner?
    Unknown.

    Who wants to take a bet that either both designs will be selected or that AK will win outright?

    This is like Mil vs Kamov 2: Electric Boogaloo

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    S-400 Air Defense Regiment Takes up Duty in Russia's South

    MOSCOW, September 30 (RIA Novosti) – The S-400 Triumf air defense missile system regiment that was deployed in the Southern Military District, has taken up combat duty near the Russian city of Krasnodar, the press service of the district reported Tuesday.
    "An air defense missile system regiment of the 4th Air and Air Defense Forces Command of the Southern Military District has taken up combat duty in the Krasnodar region. It is equipped with the advanced S-400 Triumf and Pantsir-S missile systems," the press service said.
    In early September, the S-400s have arrived in places of permanent deployment from the Ashuluk testing range in the Astrakhan region after having conducted live-fire training exercises.
    The main goal of the regiment is to ensure air defense of the southern borders of the country, to protect industrial and energy facilities, as well as components of the armed forces and transportation lines from air and space attacks.
    Three S-400 regiments are deployed near Moscow in the cities of Dmitrov, Zvenigorod and Elektrostal, while another regiment is currently being deployed. Three more regiments are deployed in the Baltic Sea region, in the port city of Nakhodka and in the Southern Military District. Soon the regiment of the topnotch Russian weapon system will also appear on the Kola Peninsula.
    At present, the Air and Missile Defense Command of the Aerospace Defense Forces (AMD-ASD) defend and monitor about 1,500 kilometers of air space along the state border of the Russian Federation. They protect 260 defense facilities, which account for over 30 percent of all the defense facilities for the Armed Forces.

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    I'm curious as to why Russia wants to create another military Command. Can't the existing ones accomplish this task?
    AFAIK Western Operational-Strategic Command already covers Northern Fleet thus the Arctic. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Russia to Form Arctic Command ‘North’ Comprising Two Motorized Infantry Brigades by 2017
    MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) - Russia’s new Arctic Command, dubbed North, will be formed by 2017 and comprise two arctic-warfare brigades, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Force, Col.Gen. Oleg Salyukov, said Wednesday.
    "A combined-arms task force is being formed to protect Russia's national interests in the Arctic," Salyukov told reporters.
    "The first brigade is being formed in the Murmansk region, while the second will be formed in 2016 in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district," the general said.
    According to Salyukov, the brigades will patrol and defend Russia's coastline in the Arctic, accompany vessels along the Northern Sea Route and demonstrate military presence in the Arctic.
    Russia has been seeking to strengthen its military, political and economic position in the Arctic for some time now. In April, Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized the establishment of a new state body for the realization of Russian national policy in the region. The president also commissioned the government to prepare a project for a full financial support of the Arctic's development program.

    Russia to Start Field Tests of ‘Future Soldier’ Gear in December

    MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) – Field tests of cutting-edge combat gear for Russian soldiers will begin in December, Russian Land Force commander-in-chief Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov said Wednesday.
    "The combat kit is currently undergoing the final stage of state trials. In December, field tests will begin in units of the Ground Forces, the Airborne Forces and the Marine infantry of the Navy," he said.
    When asked about the effectiveness of the new gear, Salyukov said, "Objective conclusions about the effectiveness of the Ratnik combat kit can be made based on the results of the field test."
    He noted that apart from upgrading bulletproof vests and improving the effectiveness of small arms, the weight of the full combat kit has been reduced from 34 kilograms (75 pounds) to 24. The new Ratnik gear allows military personnel to carry out combat missions at any time of day and under different weather conditions.
    According to Salyukov, equipping units with the new kit could increase the probability of combat missions being successfully executed by 1.5 to 2 times.
    The Ratnik (Warrior) kit comprises more than 40 components, including firearms, body armor and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems.
    The number of items carried at all times by military personnel is constantly increasing under modern combat conditions, Salyukov said. Combat experience and results of comparative tests of foreign and domestic military equipment was taken into account when developing the Ratnik kit.
    The gear is suitable for use by regular infantry, paratroopers, rocket launcher operators, machine gunners, drivers and scouts.
    Other countries have similar futuristic combat gear kits, including the United States’ Land Warrior, Germany's IdZ, Britain's FIST, Spain's ComFut, Switzerland’s IMESS and France's FELIN.

    Russian Land Forces to be Equipped With 70 Percent Modern Military Hardware by 2020

    MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Defense Ministry plans to purchase more than 11,000 of new armored vehicles, as well as 14,000 military vehicles for other purposes, providing the ground forces with 70 percent of modern equipment, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces, Col.Gen. Oleg Salyukov told journalists Wednesday.
    "In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, by 2020 the ground forces will be 70 percent equipped with new modern weaponry and military hardware. In total, more than 5,000 new and some 6,000 modernized units of armored vehicles and military hardware, as well as 14,000 military vehicles, are to be purchased," Salyukov said.
    According to him, the Russian Land Forces will receive T-72B3 tanks, BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles, and modernized BMP-2 vehicles.
    The commander-in-chief said that the Russian Defense Ministry had begun to purchase BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles again.
    "The BMP-3 are purchased again, and starting next year they will be delivered in sets to ground forces units," he said.
    In 2010, BMP-3 vehicles were criticized by the ministry and their delivery was suspended over inferior quality.

    Russian Army to Deploy Three More Iskander Missile Brigades by 2016

    MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian army will bring the number of brigades armed with Iskander-M theater ballistic missile systems to seven by 2016, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Force, Col.Gen. Oleg Salyukov, said Wednesday.
    "There are four Iskander-M brigades in service with the army," Salyukov told reporters.
    "One more brigade in the Central Military District will be equipped with Iskander systems by the end of 2014, while the Southern and Eastern military districts will each receive an Iskander brigade in 2015," the general said.
    The Iskander-M is a missile system equipped with two solid-propellant single-stage guided missiles.
    The supply of the system is carried under a contract signed in 2011 between the Russian Defense Ministry and military industrial corporation Mashinostroyenia.
    Iskander is one of the country's most powerful missile strike systems used by the Russian Ground Forces. The systems were successfully tested in 2007. The Russian Army currently uses its Iskander-M and Iskander-K variants.

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