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Shoigu: OSHM increased combat potential of the Airborne Forces by 20%

Organizational and staff measures held at the Airborne Forces allowed the combat potential of these troops to be increased by 20%, said Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu at a conference call in the military department.

Shoigu: OSHM increased combat potential of the Airborne Forces by 20%

Intelligence companies are reformatted into reconnaissance battalions. Formed separate assault landing and repair battalions. All this made it possible to increase the combat potential of the Airborne Forces by 20%
- said Shoigu.

According to him, in general, over the past two years, 16 organizational and staffing events have been held. As a result, the landing forces created tank companies, companies of unmanned aerial vehicles and electronic warfare.

This year we plan to complete the formation of three tank battalions, electronic warfare units and unmanned aerial vehicles.
- the minister added.

He also stressed that the readiness check of the Airborne Forces will be held during the Vostok-2018 strategic command and staff exercises, which will work out the protection of national interests in the Far East, reports TASS.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 6 March 2018 13: 37
    Well, the combat potential of any combat arms should be at the highest level ..
    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 6 March 2018 13: 43
      The vanguard of our army should be the most combat-ready and always provided.
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 6 March 2018 13: 40
    So, only a specialist can understand what became better, and what more! I’m just sure that this will affect the fighting efficiency for the better.
  3. Old26
    Old26 6 March 2018 15: 15
    There is only one problem, how to deliver all this to the place. Transport aircraft cat cried. And the scatter of the regiments of the same 7th landing - from the Crimea to the Caucasus Mountains.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 6 March 2018 18: 51
      They’ll go on their own. On tanks laughing
      1. Flyer_64
        Flyer_64 6 March 2018 20: 45
        Experience of 8 years of transferring the 7th to Abkhazia at the BDK. Also landing. ))) On the topic, the strength of the Armed Forces is limited by the decree of the Supreme. Therefore, the OShMs are held on the principle of somewhere going down, somewhere arriving. The increase in the number of airborne forces expands the options for using units in combat operations at the proposed theater of operations.
  4. Doliva63
    Doliva63 6 March 2018 19: 06
    It is interesting to look at the state of intelligence. It will immediately become clear what war and in what capacity the Airborne Forces are preparing.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 6 March 2018 19: 26
      Quote: Doliva63
      what war and in what capacity are the Airborne Forces preparing.

      To any war and in any quality. "NOBODY EXCEPT US!" We were taught that way ....
    2. Hadji Murat
      Hadji Murat 7 March 2018 12: 07
      two reconnaissance companies, a UAV company and essentially all .....
      1. Doliva63
        Doliva63 9 March 2018 08: 58
        From Shamanov: the first company will be SpN, the second - deep reconnaissance and the company RER. The latter is understandable; with "deep intelligence" - not really, because the third ORB companies that were on motorcycles and UAZs called this term, they were transferred to the DDR in the 80s (Shamanov, it seems, should be in the know); with SPN also incomprehensible - the standard ORRSpN is designed to work at a depth of 300-500 km. in the interests of the combined arms / tank army, why is it a VDD, which, in theory, is fighting in the rear of the enemy?
  5. Laayoune
    Laayoune 6 March 2018 21: 08
    Shamanov reported on the transfer of reconnaissance troops to reconnaissance states back in 2015.
    Shoigu, apparently, finally got to the bottom documents in a pile on the table, and three years later)

    But the ORB is the yes, the freshly created part:
  6. UAZ 452
    UAZ 452 7 March 2018 21: 58
    As far as I know, no one ever landed a large parachute landing during real hostilities. In this case, the possibility of landing in the equipment for the airborne forces lay. But this opportunity not only increases the cost of weapons, but, and most importantly, forces us to compromise on the security of personnel, firepower, ammunition, and almost all other characteristics. And then, when this technique, it turns out, for the entire period of its service has never been dumped behind enemy lines, but was used in the same way as banal infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, only being worse in all respects, and often more expensive - is this right ?
  7. Laayoune
    Laayoune 9 March 2018 20: 44
    Quote: UAZ 452
    As far as I know, no one ever landed a large parachute landing during real hostilities.

    You are not well aware. Read something about the Cretan operation, the landing from Normandy (almost 25 thousand paratroopers), the Dnieper airborne operation (296 sorties), the Vyazemsky airborne operation and many others. Yes, due to the lack of experience in using the Airborne Forces and the mass of errors, the operations were fraught with heavy losses, and some of them were not considered successful, however, with "Nobody and Never" you obviously got excited.