суббота, 3 апреля 2021 г.

Air defense of the Baltic Fleet in the Kaliningrad region learn to repel air attacks



Moscow. August 19. INTERFAX - The Tor-M2 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) and the Tunguska-M anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems (ZRPK) repelled an air attack of a mock enemy during exercises in the Kaliningrad region, the press service of the Baltic Fleet (BF) reported.
"More than 200 military personnel took part in the training, several dozen pieces of weapons and military equipment were involved, including the Tor-M2 air defense system, the Tunguska-M air defense system, the Strela-10 air defense system and portable anti-aircraft missile systems (MANPADS) "Needle" - said in a message received by "Interfax" on Wednesday.
The military practiced not only repelling an air strike, but also ensuring flights of aircraft and helicopters of naval aviation, as well as occupying and masking positions.

The United States presented a plan for the destruction of "Shell-C1"



The US Army has presented a plan to create a family of multipurpose air-launched unmanned aerial vehicles, designed, in particular, to destroy the air defense systems (air defense) of a potential enemy, writes The Drive. Such systems, against which these drones can be used, include, for example, the Russian Pantsiri-C1. The American publication notes that the family of multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicles will be capable of semi-autonomous operation in conjunction with other drones or manned aerial vehicles, and, forming a swarm, will be designed for fully autonomous operation.
Within the framework of the multipurpose family, it is planned to create, in particular, drones designed for electronic warfare, kamikaze drones, decoy drones and attack drones. The purposes of these funds are also called mobile air defense systems and multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). The drones planned for creation should differ in their small size and weight (within 100 kilograms), a speed of up to 130 kilometers per hour and a combat range of up to 350 kilometers. In some cases, drones must reach speeds of up to 650 kilometers per hour, making "jerks" from one area to another.

Some of these drones must be equipped with telemetry systems and video cameras to track the operational situation, namely moving targets. To organize the work of the swarm, it is planned to use artificial intelligence systems. “In general, the swarm of these unmanned aerial vehicles blinds and confuses enemy air defenses, disrupts communications and otherwise counteracts the enemy's defense, distracting his attention,” the newspaper concludes, noting that some of these drones can be launched from helicopters  created  within Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. 

S-400 and Pantsir-S crews fired in the Far East


Practical training with air defense calculations for detecting and hitting a group of air targets of the "enemy" with electronic missile launches was held in the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Eastern Military District, the Defense Ministry said.
"The calculations of the S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems worked out the tasks of detecting, identifying, tracking and destroying air targets imitating the aircraft of a conventional enemy at maximum flight ranges. Electronic missile launches hit about 30 group targets flying at maximum speeds," says in the message on the website of the Ministry of Defense.
They added that the crews of the army aviation of the Air Defense Forces also took part in the training, performing flight missions in cooperation with the crews of the Pantsir-S air defense missile system and covering the S-400 air defense systems at low altitudes.
"To increase the efficiency of shooting and the accuracy of hitting targets, the calculations carried out reconnaissance of the air and jamming situation in the defended airspace," the Defense Ministry said.

Raytheon integrates NASAMS air defense systems into the Qatar air defense / missile defense system


TSAMTO, August 18. The US Department of Defense announced the signing of a contract by the US Air Force command with Raytheon for the integration of the NASAMS (National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) air defense system into the Qatar air defense / missile defense system.
The cost of the agreement concluded under the Foreign Military Sales program is $ 33.735 million. The contract provides for the supply, installation, integration of NASAMS air defense systems with the main and reserve command posts of the Qatar air defense / missile defense system (Air and Missile Defense Operations Center - ADOC), as well as testing. Work will be carried out at the Tewkesbury, Massachusetts facility and is expected to be completed in October 2021.
As TsAMTO reported, in November 2018, the US Department of State approved the delivery of military products, missiles and services to Qatar under the Foreign Military Sales program in support of the direct commercial sale of NASAMS (National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) air defense systems. The total cost of this sale could be $ 215 million. The systems themselves are supplied under a direct commercial contract.
The purchase was carried out as part of the formation of a layered air defense / missile defense system in Qatar. Earlier, to create this system, Qatar has already acquired in the United States the AN / FPS-132 Block 5 early warning radar, the Patriot PAC-3 air defense system, the command posts of the air defense / missile defense system developed by Raytheon, the F-15QA (Qatar Advanced) fighters, and also sent a request on the possibility of supplying complexes of the THAAD high-altitude tactical missile defense system (a decision on the purchase has not yet been made).

From AK to S-300: how Russian weapons changed Venezuela's army



Rosoboronexport has listed weapons that have increased the combat effectiveness of the Venezuelan army. Rosoboronexport summed up the original results of military-technical cooperation between Russia and Venezuela. The department notes that the country's army not only received new weapons, but also increased the level of combat training. This allows "to ensure their own defenses and successfully fight drug trafficking and organized crime."

Now the Venezuelan Armed Forces have a large amount of Russian military equipment. These are aircraft, helicopters, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, various missile and artillery weapons and small arms, including Kalashnikov assault rifles.
"The supply of modern air defense systems to Venezuela has made it possible to form an effective integrated air defense system," says Rosoboronexport. In addition, Russian specialists helped create a helicopter training center and a complex simulator for the Su-30MK2 multifunctional fighter in the country. Recall that in 2013, Venezuela received two divisions of the S-300VM air defense system. They are capable of hitting up to 24 targets simultaneously. Also, the complexes are equipped with modern electronic warfare equipment, comparable in capabilities with the S-400. Today, the S-300 are the most powerful US deterrent in the region.