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The Ministry of Defense expands the functionality of the Engineering Forces

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The Defense Ministry is pursuing a reform of the Engineering Forces - they will become a powerful striking force designed to wage a modern war, according to News.




In the near future, “fundamentally new engineering and sapper units will appear in all armies, which will be optimized to meet the challenges of storming and fencing, demining advanced, covert mining,” the newspaper writes with reference to the military department.

They will include assault companies, units of special forces sappers, companies of robotic complexes and UAVs.

The first regiment of the new state will be formed this year and will become part of the 8-th combined-arms army.

It is reported that in the course of the reform, the number of road-bridge building and pontoon units will be reduced, but attack aircraft and sapper special forces will appear.

According to military expert Oleg Zheltonozhko, “increased attention to the engineering troops is absolutely justified, since well-trained and equipped engineering and engineer units are very important in the context of modern wars.”

The fighting in Syria showed that sapper units are in great demand in local wars. They must work directly on the front lines and in close cooperation with the general military units. This interaction is especially important in urban environments,
an expert told the newspaper.

He noted that the Second World War also showed that special assault units were needed to capture cities and fortified areas, which "must use not only standard infantry weapons, but also explosives in order to neutralize enemy pillboxes or pierce the passage through the building."

In modern conflicts, various explosive devices and mines are widely used. In order for the troops to operate freely, demining specialists must go with them. Traditional tasks, however, also have not gone away. Suffice it to recall the recent forcing of the Euphrates, for which it was necessary to quickly bring the crossing,
added Zheltonozhko.
Photos used:
RIA News / Alexander Melnikov
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  1. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 19 January 2018 11: 11
    +3
    Great news, it's high time ...
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 19 January 2018 11: 11
      +4
      About the reconstruction of the assault companies, they started talking seriously in 2015. And the military accepted this idea with a bang. Although it is clear that thoughts about the need for such units have always been
      1. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii 19 January 2018 11: 19
        +6
        And the youth will stretch with a great mood.
        1. Dr_engie
          Dr_engie 20 January 2018 12: 05
          0
          In the assault companies? Only if they are enticed, ahem, by certain amounts, and they will only be pulled there for peacetime.
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 19 January 2018 11: 12
    +7
    The revival of the units that existed in the Second World War with new technical equipment, apparently Syria confirmed the need and effectiveness of such units in the state of the Armed Forces
  3. Vasya Vassin
    Vasya Vassin 19 January 2018 11: 14
    +3
    Even the appearance of the kit is heavy, bovine health must be in it to go into battle. Where they will find so many healthy young people of military age, do they even exist in Russia?
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 19 January 2018 11: 25
      0
      they are full with us .. wassat

      1. Vasya Vassin
        Vasya Vassin 19 January 2018 11: 27
        0
        No, it’s not stupid pitching that is needed, but endurance. This is somewhat different, so I doubt it.
        1. AlexVas44
          AlexVas44 19 January 2018 12: 46
          0
          Quote: Vasya Vassin
          not inflated pitching needed, but endurance. This is somewhat different, so I doubt it.

          Each warrior will have an exoskeleton in his closet. He will be dressed like a draft horse. laughing fellow
          1. Vasya Vassin
            Vasya Vassin 19 January 2018 12: 48
            0
            As soon as they make a really working prototype of this skeleton, they will immediately understand that the person himself is an extra spare part.
  4. newcomer
    newcomer 19 January 2018 11: 14
    +1
    war, or local hostilities are evolving, naturally our armed forces should not lag behind in the development of counteraction to these wars. about the Great Patriotic War, the assault group of our fighters consisted of one tank, a sapper, a sniper and two machine gunners.
    1. dvina71
      dvina71 19 January 2018 12: 17
      +2
      Quote: newbie
      about the Great Patriotic War, the assault group of our fighters consisted of one tank, a sapper, a sniper and two machine gunners.

      NO .. the composition has always been different and depended on the task. In Stalingrad, let’s say, there were two machine gunners and a group of machine gunners throwing grenades per group. In Koenigsberg the composition was different ..
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 19 January 2018 12: 41
        +2
        Quote: dvina71
        In Stalingrad, let’s say, there were two machine gunners and a group of machine gunners throwing grenades per group. In Koenigsberg the composition was different ..

        Exactly. Including, the assault units were given flamethrower calculations. The case when they learned something from the enemy (German assault-pioneer units).
      2. newcomer
        newcomer 19 January 2018 14: 40
        0
        dvina71, what does your bright “no” mean? assault boots were in the Red Army, of course, and did not differ much from general arms. SHISBR began to form in the middle of the 43rd. In SHISBr and began special training of fighters and special equipment. Well, the assault groups, which I wrote about, appeared even later. their task was to clean the buildings before taking them under the control of the army.
        1. dvina71
          dvina71 19 January 2018 17: 52
          0
          Quote: newbie
          dvina71, what does your bright “no” mean?

          My brightest is not based on the recollections of my grandfather, who became a machine gunner from the shooter, in such a group. Moreover, the Battle of Stalingrad can be considered the ancestor of such units. By the way, they milled two Wehrmacht engineering assault battalions ... that ended up in Stalingrad in response to the Red Army innovation. This is according to the book of Schröter, who wrote it according to the letters of the participants in the Battle of Stalingrad, the Wehrmacht naturally. Such groups did not have a clear structure. It all depended on the task. But there were always machine gunners and specialists in grenade throwing ..
  5. Terenin
    Terenin 19 January 2018 11: 31
    +7
    A little off topic. Logically, the Ministry of Defense refers to closed sources, and the media outlines the work of its structural divisions in detail. But, about the activities of the economic bloc of the government, which should work directly for the population (through housing and communal services, taxes, roads, finances, inspectors, etc.), everything is shrouded in military secrets and even kill any bureaucrat, he will not say anything. Paradox! what
  6. oborzevatel
    oborzevatel 19 January 2018 12: 05
    0
    during the reform, the number of road-building and pontoon units will be reduced

    And what, the need for them also decreased?
    And so left them with a "gulkin nose", where else to cut back?
  7. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 19 January 2018 14: 39
    0
    A very competent decision ... attack aircraft have their own methods and tactics, especially in urban environments.
  8. Lexus
    Lexus 19 January 2018 16: 05
    +3
    In World War II, there were assault engineering and combat engineer brigades.

    And today, the need for them has not disappeared.
  9. Belarus is Russia
    Belarus is Russia 19 January 2018 20: 23
    0
    Good troops. Necessary. News is excellent.
  10. earloop
    earloop 19 January 2018 22: 12
    0
    Strong solution with appropriate motorized support!