Russian army in 2020 increased by 13% | The head of the Defense Ministry noted that the Russian military is one of the most advanced and technologically advanced in the world.
Russian army in 2020 increased by 13%
MilitaryEzyInfo.com | Russian military’s combat capabilities increased by 13% in 2020. The announcement was made Monday at an expanded meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry by its head Sergei Shoigu.
“All the tasks set for 2020 have been accomplished by the armed forces. Their combat capacity has increased by 13 percent. The set level to maintain the country’s defense capability has been achieved,” he said.
The minister said that the Russian defense plan for 2021-2025 has been completed and the document has already been approved by the president.
The Russian armed forces received more than 250,000 weapons and their means of destruction in 2020. The level of implementation of the defense order is practically 100 percent.
Equipping Level of Russian Armed Forces with New Weapons
Russian army in 2020 increased by 13% | According to Shoygu, the level of equipping the Russian army and navy with modern weapons will increase to 75.9 percent by the end of 2024.
“Planned indicators of procurement of modern samples by measures will allow increasing the level of modernity of the army and navy to 75.9 percent by the end of 2024,” He stated. In the future, it is planned to sign long-term contracts for all major types of weapons.” The defense minister noted that “defense industry companies will be able to confidently plan their work for the next seven years, purchase the necessary materials, and run their businesses efficiently.
Shoygu said that the military has been re-equipped, which was a challenge this year.” The military’s modernization level is 70.5 percent.
High Precision Missiles
Russian army in 2020 increased by 13% | The Russian Defense Ministry plans to sign a contract for the supply of long-range high-precision missiles early next year.
“At the beginning of next year we will sign a long-term contract for the purchase of additional high-precision long-range missiles that will double their number,” Shoygu said.
The head of the military department noted that the report would be detailed at a meeting led by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“To conclude the topic of rearmament, I would like to emphasize that our military has become one of the most advanced and technologically advanced in the world,” Shoygu said.
Unified Space System
Russian army in 2020 increased by 13% | The second phase of the Unified Space System (USS) deployment was completed after the launch of the fourth Kupol satellite, according to Shoei.
“In May this year, the fourth Kupol spacecraft was launched. Thus, the deployment of the second stage of the orbital constellation of the unified space system has been completed,” Xiang said, specifying that the combat capability of the unified space system has been improved.
The minister also recalled the successful test launch of the Angara A5 rocket with a spacecraft of the mass-dimensional model in 2020.
Earlier, Lieutenant General Andrei Yudin, Deputy Commander of the Aerospace Forces, said in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda that the building of a unified space system will continue in 2021.
In August, Igor Ozar, general director of the Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, said that the unified space system Kupol, created for the Russian Defense Ministry to control ballistic missile launches, had been brought up to minimum staffing levels.
Russia’s early warning system consists of two echelons: the space echelon, which includes four tundra satellites, and the ground echelon, which consists of a Voronezh-type network of radar fields covering all missile danger directions. Its main purpose is to detect and track ballistic missiles launched at the territory of the Russian Federation or its allies in the shortest possible time.
An official of the military-industrial complex told TASS in June that the Tundra satellites are equipped with a new generation of infrared instruments that enable them to record missile launches against the earth’s surface with high accuracy, track the flight trajectories of ballistic missiles, and automatically predict the impact points of warheads. Earlier, another source in the military-industrial complex told TASS that a total of nine new devices are to be used as part of the dome system.
Yars Missile System
Russian army in 2020 increased by 13% | Three regiments of the Strategic Missile Corps (Strategic Missile Forces) have been re-equipped with the latest Yars missile system this year, Shoygu said.
“Three missile regiments of the Strategic Missile Forces (SSMF) have been re-equipped with the Yars missile system this year,” The minister said.
The rearming of the first missile regiment to the Avangard supersonic gliding cruise missile complex is also continuing.
“The high combat readiness of the strategic nuclear forces is ensured by an unprecedented level of modernization which has reached 86 percent,” the minister added.
He specified that the strategic missile force maintains more than 95 percent of its launchers in a constant state of readiness for combat use.
The Strategic Missile Forces will receive 13 launchers with Yars and Avangard intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2021.” In 2021, the Defense Ministry will have to resolve several rearmament priorities. Let the strategic missile force receive 13 launchers carrying Yars and Avangard intercontinental ballistic missiles for combat missions,” Shoygu said.
The 1st Missile Regiment, armed with Avangard supersonic gliding cruise missile systems, went on combat duty at the Yasnya compound in the Orenburg region in late 2019. The Avangard combat units can fly at supersonic speeds of up to 27M (about 32,000km/h) through the dense layers of the atmosphere, maneuvering on course and altitude to overcome any anti-missile defenses. The complex was first announced by Vladimir Putin in March 2018.
The PC-24 Yars is a Russian strategic missile system that carries solid-fueled intercontinental ballistic mobile missiles and siloed missiles with split warheads. It was developed by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Engineering (MIT) under the leadership of Yury Solomonov. It is a modification of the Topol-M missile.
The First UAV Drones
Russian army in 2020 increased by 13% | A modern system of medium-range Forpost and Inokhodets reconnaissance and strike drones have begun to arrive in the Russian military.
“The first modern Inohodets and Forpost medium-range reconnaissance strike drone complexes have begun to arrive in the air force,” the defense minister noted.
In 2010, Oboronprom signed a contract with Israel Aerospace Industries for the licensed production of IAI Searcher drones in Russia. Forpost’s medium-range unmanned aircraft systems are designed to provide aerial reconnaissance of enemy targets and provide data for target designation of strike (launch) weapons. The complex consists of three aerial vehicles.
The medium-range Inokhodets unmanned aerial vehicle is intended to conduct 24-hour, all-weather reconnaissance of ground (surface) objects. In late 2018, Yuri Borisov, then deputy defense minister, said that testing of the new Inokhodets development had been completed. According to him, it can carry a payload of 450 kg and stay in the air for 30 hours.
In December 2018, at an expanded meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Board of Directors, Shoigu said that medium-range reconnaissance and attack drones would begin arriving at troops in 2019. Later, in a broadcast on the Zvezda TV channel, Deputy Defense Minister Aleksey Krivoruchko revealed that Orion (Inokhodets RCD) will begin arriving directly at troops in 2019.
Bal and Bastion Missile Systems
Russian army in 2020 increased by 13% | The Russian Navy’s demand for Bal and Bastion coastal missile systems now covers 74 percent of its needs, Shoygu said.
“In terms of the number of Bal and Bastion coastal missiles, this year we have reached 74 percent of our requirements,” he stated.
He also said that a motorized rifle division and a coastal missile brigade have been formed as part of the fleet.
The Bal Complex is equipped with Kh-35 uranium anti-ship missiles, while the Bastion is equipped with Onyx missiles.
Su-57 fighter jets
The Russian Armed Forces will receive 94 aircraft and helicopters, including 22 5th generation Su-57 fighter jets, ahead of schedule by 2025.
“Aircraft Equipment” envisages early delivery of 94 aircraft and helicopters by the end of 2024. This includes 22 Su-57s, bringing the total to 76 aircraft by 2028,” Shoygu said.
On December 7, Sergey Chemezov, head of Rostec, reported that the first production Su-57 with first-stage engines will be delivered to the Air Force by the end of 2020, and the first fighter with second-stage engines will be assembled in 2022.
The fifth-generation Su-57 fighter is designed to destroy all types of air, ground, and surface targets. It has supersonic cruise, in-fuselage armament, radio-absorbing coatings (stealth technology), and the latest complex of shipboard technology.
Modernized Missile Carrier Tu-160
The Defense Ministry plans to begin national testing of the modernized Tu-160 strategic missile carrier in 2021.
“In 2021, the Defense Ministry will have to solve a number of priority issues. We will start national testing of the modernized Tu-160 aircraft,” Shoygu said.
In November, the press service of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) reported that the modernized Tu-160M strategic missile carrier made its maiden flight from the airfield of the Kazan S.P. Gorbunov Aviation Plant equipped with new NK-32-02 engines.
The Tu-160 is a variable-wing, multi-mode supersonic strategic missile carrier. In 2015, it became known that production of the Tu-160 was to be restarted with an upgraded version of the Tu-160M. On February 2, the first piloted deep modernization created based on the inline Tu-160 Tu-160M “Igor Sikorsky”, which was the first to fly in the air. It received new flight and navigation equipment, airborne communication system, control system, radar, and electronic countermeasures.
Tu-95MS (Strategic Missile Carrier)
Russia’s strategic nuclear forces are being supplemented with five upgraded Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers, Shoygu said.
According to him, the Russian Air Force’s long-range aviation has successfully accomplished its air patrol missions.” This year, 50 flights of the strategic missile carrier were carried out on established routes.” The minister added.
In March this year, PJSC “Tupolev” reported that minor modernization work on the first batch of Tu-95MS had been completed. The main work took place at the sites of Tupolev and Aviakor (Aviation Plant JSC) in 2018-2019. In early 2020, the two companies jointly started minor modernization work on the next batch of aircraft.
At that time, Tupolev did not specify the number of aircraft in each batch.
In the course of the minor modernization, partially replaced obsolete radio equipment and navigation systems to the modern, which will improve the efficiency of the application and extend the life of the Tu-95MS.
The Russian Navy will receive four submarines in 2021, including two Borey-A submarines armed with ballistic missiles.
“We will welcome into our fleet two nuclear-powered submarines of the Volley A project, Knyaz Oleg and Generalissimo Suvorov, equipped with Bulava ballistic missiles,” Shoygu said of the plan for next year.
According to him, a total of four submarines and six surface ships, as well as 22 boats and support vessels, will join the Navy.
On July 16 this year, the submarine Knyaz Oleg was launched at Sevmash (part of United Shipbuilding). It is the first mass-produced strategic submarine of the modernized Project 955A (Borei-A). The submarine’s main armament is a 16-round Bulava ballistic missile. The Navy has four Borey-class submarines, three of which are basic designs and one of which has been modernized.
“Generalissimo Suvorov” is the third submarine laid down under Modified Project 955A and the sixth representative of the Borey class. It was laid down on December 26, 2014.
Yakhroma radar station in Sevastopol
The construction of the newest radar station “Yakhroma” will start next year in Sevastopol.
“In 2021, the Ministry of Defense will have to solve several priority issues. On the rearmament of Sevastopol to start work on the construction of radar station “Yakhroma”,” Shoygu said.
According to the minister, the construction of separate nodes of aerial target detection over the horizon will also be started in Kaliningrad and Zeya.
According to the minister, the plan is to complete a highly factory-ready radar station in Vorkuta in 2021 and put it on pilot combat duty.
Earlier, it was reported that there were plans to deploy a Voronezh radar station. in August, Sergey Boev, general director of Vympel MAK, the designer of the Missile Attack Warning System (MADS), told TASS that the construction plan was under preliminary design review and that if approved, radar deployment would take 2,5 to 3 years for radar deployment if approved, he said.
Sarmat Test Range
The Russian Defense Ministry plans to equip a test range for flight tests of the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile near the Severo Yeniseysky settlement (Krasnoyarsk Krai) next year.
“In 2021, the Defense Ministry will have to solve a number of priorities. Regarding rearmament, a test range will be set up near the Severo Yeniseysky settlement for flight tests of the Sarmat missile complex,” he said.
Earlier, Vladimir Putin said that all plans to create a new type of armaments for the country would be accomplished on time. He revealed that the Zircon hypersonic missile is almost complete, the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile is in its final stages, and the Poseidon unmanned aerial vehicle with a nuclear power unit is underway.
Naval Aircraft, Helicopters and Ships
The Russian Air Force and Space Forces and the Russian Navy’s Naval Aviation will receive more than 100 new and upgraded aircraft and helicopters in 2021.
“In 2021, the Defense Ministry will have to tackle several rearmament priorities. More than a hundred new and upgraded aircraft will be delivered to the Aerospace Forces and the Naval Air Forces,” Shoygu said.
In March 2019, Lieutenant General Sergei Dronov, deputy commander of the Russian Air Force, said in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper that since 2012, the air force has received more than 1,000 new and upgraded aircraft and helicopters, He reported.
“The navy has received two modern submarines, seven surface ships, 10 combat ships, 10 support ships, and naval vessels,” Shoei also said. Thus, in 2020, the Navy received the main nuclear-powered submarine “Prince Vladimir” of the Volley A project, armed with Bulava ballistic missiles equipped with advanced missile defense countermeasure systems. In the fall of 2020, the Navy received the Project 636.3 Volkhov submarine, Project 22160 Pavel Derzhavin patrol vessel, and Project 22800 Odintsovo small missile ship equipped with Pantsir-M surface-to-air missiles and artillery systems.