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"Impressive transformations in five years": Asia appreciated the transformation of the Russian airborne forces

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Russian paratroopers showed themselves in full growth during the annexation of the Crimea. However, the real transformation of this kind unfolded after these events. Over the next five years, the face of the Airborne Forces radically changed thanks to the supply of the latest combat systems.


Historical the achievement of this branch was the annexation of [sic] Crimea in 2014 as a result of a surprise helicopter attack, which, according to some, was the largest ever carried out against a European country

- writes the Asian press, in particular the Philippine edition 21AAR, specializing in the analysis of the situation in the APR.

But since then, more than five years have passed, during which the Russian paratroopers have only increased their power. During this time, they received a number of the latest combat systems.

In addition to switching to a new assault rifle [talking about the AK-12], the Airborne Forces uses an incomparable light combat vehicle in the person of the BMD-4M and its sibling, the BTR-MD

- notes the publication, indicating that an important place in the supply, in addition to tracked vehicles, was given to wheeled vehicles.

Among them, the Typhoon-VDV 4x4 armored car, specially created for the needs of the paratroopers, stands out. The publication attracted increased attention of its anti-tank version, equipped with Kornet-EM launchers. This ATGM has set "impeccable battle records in several wars in the Middle East."

The fundamental difference is that, unlike the heavier Chrysanthemum-S, based on the tracked BMP-3, the Kornet-EM [on a wheeled chassis] can immediately hit mass targets

- explains the Asian press.

The Airborne Forces have undergone an impressive transformation over the past five years

- the Philippine edition concludes, emphasizing that all the equipment that the Russian paratroopers have is available for export.

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  1. Serpet
    Serpet 19 October 2020 14: 16
    17
    Yes, there is a qualitative transformation.
    1. Proxima
      Proxima 19 October 2020 14: 23
      +3
      Airborne assault is the basis of the foundations of the military doctrine, which we inherited from the USSR. In the United States, for example, the emphasis is on the marines. It is gratifying that Russia has retained this branch of service less.
      1. Invoce
        Invoce 19 October 2020 14: 41
        -1
        Quote: Proxima
        Airborne assault is the basis of the foundations of the military doctrine, which we inherited from the USSR. In the United States, for example, the emphasis is on the marines. It is gratifying that Russia has retained this branch of service less.

        USA is an island state! They need mobile marines to support their economy. Russia, unlike the United States, is a continental state, and to repel external aggression, mobile troops are needed to be used on the continent (SSO, Airborne Forces, etc.)
        So there is a reserve and prospects for growth in the quality and number of these troops! We invite investors from "partners" to invest in our airborne forces! We guarantee the growth of shares! laughing
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 19 October 2020 15: 12
          +3
          An island nation in the middle of North America? fellow fool what
          1. Invoce
            Invoce 19 October 2020 15: 34
            +9
            Quote: Ros 56
            An island nation in the middle of North America? fellow fool what


            Yes, the US Military Doctrine, like that of Great Britain, is based on the fact that they are ISLAND states! The ocean protects them. If you do not know this, then you do not need to make a smart face and knock yourself on the forehead! laughing
            1. Ros 56
              Ros 56 19 October 2020 15: 47
              -7
              And from the side of Canada and Mexico, the ocean? Enough crap smacking. Some smart guy with chicken brains, hell knows when he blurted out and went to write the province. You really even read the textbook of natural history for grade 4, what an island is.
            2. venik
              venik 19 October 2020 16: 15
              14
              Quote: Invoce
              Yes, the US Military Doctrine, like that of Great Britain, is based on the fact that they are ISLAND states!

              ========
              In fact - the military Doctrine in the USA is somewhat similar to the British, but not because the states are "island" (the USA - CANNOT be called an "island" - tea is not Britain!) ..... But because this is the United States, as in its time Great Britain is in fact a "colonial empire" whose well-being is based on operation "overseas colonies"!
              1. RUSS
                RUSS 19 October 2020 16: 34
                +1
                Quote: venik
                whose well-being is based on the exploitation of "overseas colonies"!

                Hence the huge US fleet with its offensive aircraft carrier weapons.
            3. RUSS
              RUSS 19 October 2020 16: 32
              0
              Quote: Invoce
              Yes, the US Military Doctrine, like that of Great Britain, is based on the fact that they are ISLAND states! The ocean protects them. If you do not know this, then you do not need to make a smart face and knock yourself on the forehead!

              The United States may "protect" the oceans, but Britain is unlikely, which ocean protects it? English Channel? )))).
              1. Lara Croft
                Lara Croft 19 October 2020 21: 42
                +1
                Quote: RUSS
                Britain is unlikely, which ocean protects it?

                From the Northwest Atlantic ...
                1. Ros 56
                  Ros 56 20 October 2020 07: 05
                  0
                  And we will throw some firewood for her from the east, in the sense of Topol.
                2. RUSS
                  RUSS 20 October 2020 08: 49
                  0
                  Quote: Lara Croft
                  Quote: RUSS
                  Britain is unlikely, which ocean protects it?

                  From the Northwest Atlantic ...

                  According to your logic, Russia is also protected by the oceans, the Pacific and the North.
                  1. Lara Croft
                    Lara Croft 20 October 2020 19: 39
                    0
                    Quote: RUSS
                    According to your logic, Russia is also protected by the oceans, the Pacific and the North.

                    This is not logic, this is geography, the Russian Federation protects only the North ...
                    1. RUSS
                      RUSS 20 October 2020 20: 37
                      0
                      Quote: Lara Croft
                      Quote: RUSS
                      According to your logic, Russia is also protected by the oceans, the Pacific and the North.

                      This is not logic, this is geography, the Russian Federation protects only the North ...

                      Why not Quiet?
                      1. Lara Croft
                        Lara Croft 20 October 2020 23: 46
                        0
                        Quote: RUSS
                        Quote: Lara Croft
                        Quote: RUSS
                        According to your logic, Russia is also protected by the oceans, the Pacific and the North.

                        This is not logic, this is geography, the Russian Federation protects only the North ...

                        Why not Quiet?

                        Because, like the North Sea, Great Britain ...
            4. Lara Croft
              Lara Croft 19 October 2020 21: 36
              0
              Quote: Invoce
              Yes, the US Military Doctrine, like that of Great Britain, is based on the fact that they are ISLAND states!

              Since when has the United States turned from a continental state into an island belay What boarding school did you study at? fool fool
              The ocean protects them. If you do not know this, then you do not need to make a smart face and knock yourself on the forehead!

              Well, he defends the United States only from the West and East, and Great Britain from the North ... fellow
          2. Grits
            Grits 20 October 2020 01: 12
            0
            Quote: Ros 56
            An island nation in the middle of North America?

            Well yes. It grew suddenly on the site of the strait to them. Comrade Stalin.
        2. RUSS
          RUSS 19 October 2020 15: 31
          0
          Quote: Invoce
          Russia, unlike the United States, is a continental state, and to repel external aggression, mobile troops are needed to be used on the continent (SSO, Airborne Forces, etc.)

          Mass parachute landing in combat conditions was almost never used, for sure after World War II. A major landing operation was carried out in Afghanistan in 1982 - 4000 people were thrown into the Panjshir Gorge, but landing by helicopters. This is understandable - large-scale landing operations behind enemy lines by parachute are fraught with serious losses. The American, British and Russian paratroopers were aware of this.

          The delivery vehicle to the Airborne Forces is a military transport aircraft that is susceptible to damage by both air defense and fighter aircraft. Shooting down a plane is immediately minus about 100 people or the loss of three combat armored vehicles. In the air, the parachutist "hovers" for two or three minutes and remains defenseless from ground fire even with small arms. Easier and safer on the ground, or by helicopter.
          1. venik
            venik 19 October 2020 16: 33
            +9
            Quote: RUSS
            In the air, the parachutist "hovers" for two or three minutes and remains defenseless from ground fire even with small arms.

            ========
            But who is throwing parachute troops directly "on the head" of the enemy? This is one of the most effective ways of "collective suicide"! Parachute troops are being thrown out just therewhere it is NOT WAIT FOR!
            ---------
            Quote: RUSS
            Easier and safer on the ground, or by helicopter.

            ========
            Of course easier! And safer ..... Just parachute landing party just exists for those caseswhen this is IMPOSSIBLE!
          2. Xscorpion
            Xscorpion 20 October 2020 14: 41
            0
            The United States has repeatedly used its paratroopers in almost all conflicts of the past and this century. In Iraq, large units of up to several thousand people have repeatedly landed by parachute. In Panama, several thousand paratroopers have also landed, and by the way, they performed all tasks. The landing is not thrown on the head, it They are thrown into the rear of the enemy where there is just no air defense or any serious ground forces. And modern parachute systems allow you to jump from very high altitudes and glide at a distance of up to 100 km. No air defense will help. They will not even see these aircraft
        3. RUSS
          RUSS 19 October 2020 15: 35
          +3
          Quote: Invoce
          So the stock and prospects for growth in the quality and number of these troops are

          There are not so many BTA aircraft capable of airborne parachutists. In the structure of the Aerospace Forces, there are about 120 Il-76 (about a hundred more are on storage). If we recall the exercises in 2019 in the Crimea, when almost 2,5 thousand people were parachuted, or last year's exercises, where paratroopers also made massive jumps from planes, then 40-45 heavy Ilyushins were involved in them. If you collect all the combat-ready Il-76s into an air grouping, they will only be enough for the landing of two airborne regiments (parachute regiment) with a standard set of weapons and military equipment.
          1. Xscorpion
            Xscorpion 20 October 2020 14: 46
            -1
            120 Ilov is 120 airborne companies with a full set of weapons and equipment for parachute landing. What two regiments are you talking about? And you do not take into account the AN-12, and army helicopters.
        4. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 19 October 2020 21: 40
          +2
          Quote: Invoce
          USA is an island state! They need mobile marines to support their economy. Russia, unlike the United States, is a continental state, and to repel external aggression, mobile troops are needed to be used on the continent (SSO, Airborne Forces, etc.)

          Judging by the number (not to mention the number of BTA aircraft and AA helicopters) of the MTR and the US Airborne Forces, the latter is more a continental state than the Russian Federation ...
      2. RUSS
        RUSS 19 October 2020 15: 20
        +6
        Quote: Proxima
        Airborne assault is the basis of the foundations of the military doctrine, which we inherited from the USSR. In the United States, for example, the emphasis is on the marines. It is gratifying that Russia has retained this branch of service less.

        The core of the foundations is still the nuclear triad
        1. faiver
          faiver 19 October 2020 15: 32
          -2
          I disagree, the basis of the basics is mother infantry, or as the motorized rifle is now called hi
          1. RUSS
            RUSS 19 October 2020 15: 46
            -2
            Quote: faiver
            I disagree, the basis of the basics is mother infantry, or as the motorized rifle is now called hi

            In local wars, perhaps, and even then hardly, in Georgia in 2008, yes, in Syria, no.
        2. Astra wild2
          Astra wild2 19 October 2020 15: 54
          +5
          Colleague Russ, the nuclear triad - in the most extreme case, but for the "household needs" of the Airborne Forces and motorized vehicles.
          The Airborne Forces captures the bridgehead and holds it until the motorized rifle approaches. So it is and will be
          1. RUSS
            RUSS 19 October 2020 16: 13
            -1
            Quote: Astra wild2
            in the most extreme case, but for the "household needs" of the Airborne Forces and motorized vehicles.
            The Airborne Forces captures the bridgehead and holds it until the motorized rifle approaches. So it is and will be

            For nearby neighbors it is possible.
        3. venik
          venik 19 October 2020 16: 41
          +1
          Quote: RUSS
          The core of the foundations is still the nuclear triad

          =========
          Let's do this: Flies - separately, and cutlets - separately! The nuclear triad is the NUCLEAR TRIAD! This is a means of STRATEGIC CONTENT (in our Doctrine - by means of "blow retributionWhen the Nuclear Triad steps into battle, this is the LAST that civilized humanity can wish for itself!
          BUT! After all, there are also local non-nuclear conflicts! Let's not forget about it! Or do you think they are also solved by means of the "Nuclear Triad"?
      3. antivirus
        antivirus 19 October 2020 15: 40
        0
        The Philippines are spinning up after Indonesia's refusal. Under pressure from partners, they left "for Western technologies."
        Fil-s are also an island country
      4. Oden280
        Oden280 19 October 2020 15: 41
        +1
        The Airborne Forces are disposable troops. In modern conditions to conduct a strategic airborne assault is from the realm of utopias. Especially with the current ratio of aircraft fleets.
  2. Simon
    Simon 19 October 2020 14: 21
    +4
    It is commendable that our troops have changed!
  3. KCA
    KCA 19 October 2020 14: 39
    +2
    Is the Russian army armed with export versions of Kornet-EM? The author from India and the author of the article go to the forest, or look for export versions of "Cornet" in the RF Airborne Forces
    1. Invoce
      Invoce 19 October 2020 14: 54
      +4
      Quote: KCA
      Is the Russian army armed with export versions of Kornet-EM?

      Read the article carefully. The attention of the Filipino publication 21AAR was attracted by the operation of the Airborne Forces in the Republic of Crimea and the equipment supplied by the Airborne Forces. Their export modifications, such as Kornet-EM, which can be purchased for cash and non-cash upon concluding a contract with JSC Rosoboronexport in any amount for euros, attracted increased attention. Dollars are not accepted smile
      1. faiver
        faiver 19 October 2020 15: 35
        +1
        airborne operation in the Republic of Crimea
        - and what kind of operation is this?
        1. RUSS
          RUSS 19 October 2020 15: 59
          +1
          Quote: faiver
          airborne operation in the Republic of Crimea
          - and what kind of operation is this?

          Large-scale exercises, which began in February 2014 in the western and southern directions of Russia, served as an excellent cover for the covert transfer of troops to Crimea: this is how the soldiers of the 16th Special Forces Brigade, the 76th Airborne Assault Division and the 45th a separate airborne regiment. To them were also added the soldiers of the Special Operations Forces, called by the people "polite people".
          On February 28, they blocked the Simferopol airport, the Belbek military airfield in Sevastopol, military units and strategic state-owned enterprises (for example, "Krymaerorukh", which provides aviation navigation over the peninsula). They set up roadblocks, effectively cutting off Crimea from communications with the outside world. At the same time, Russian military equipment appeared in Balaklava and Feodosia
      2. antivirus
        antivirus 19 October 2020 15: 41
        +3
        any quantity per euro. Dollars are not accepted smile
        THE MAIN THING IS NOT FOR PALM OIL
        1. RUSS
          RUSS 19 October 2020 16: 19
          -1
          Quote: antivirus
          any quantity per euro. Dollars are not accepted smile
          THE MAIN THING IS NOT FOR PALM OIL

          In 2019, Russia offered Malaysia to exchange some of the Su-30MKM and MiG-29 fighters for the Su-35 or MiG-35 with a likely surcharge of palm oil.
          I don't know how it ended)))), although Russia in January-May 2020 increased imports of palm oil by 0,7% compared to the same period in 2019, to 413 thousand tons, Rosstat reported.
    2. Invoce
      Invoce 19 October 2020 14: 57
      -2
      Well, it was definitely not me who minus! belay
  4. VoroncoV
    VoroncoV 19 October 2020 14: 54
    +8
    Well, for the Airborne Forces !!!!! drinks
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 19 October 2020 15: 15
    +1
    Well, since the Filipinos praised us, of course. But seriously, the Airborne Forces is in Africa, the Airborne Forces, all striped devils out of spite.
    1. vadson
      vadson 19 October 2020 15: 28
      -1
      Quote: Ros 56
      all striped devils out of spite
      duck airborne also wear vests laughing
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 19 October 2020 15: 50
        0
        By striped, I meant striped, that is, Americans. And you don't need to tell me about the Airborne Forces.
    2. Invoce
      Invoce 19 October 2020 15: 36
      -1
      In Africa, not the Airborne Forces, but the Lianoborne Troops (LDV)
  6. yehat2
    yehat2 19 October 2020 15: 19
    +1
    Quote: Ros 56
    An island nation in the middle of North America?

    on its northern branch
  7. Astra wild2
    Astra wild2 19 October 2020 15: 46
    0
    "annexation of Crimea as a result of a sudden helicopter attack" I watched the movie "Crimea. The Way Home" and did not see the helicopter landing. Recently I talked with a former traffic inspector in Kerch, now in a private security company with my "baby", and he did not talk about the helicopter landing.
    So I think, perhaps, our Airborne Forces have nividim hats or is this nonsense reporters?
    And what do you think?
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 19 October 2020 16: 08
      0
      Quote: Astra wild2
      The way home "and did not see the helicopter landing

      In Feodosia, the Russian military captured part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. A Russian assault force landed on the territory of the Ukrainian military unit from two Mi-8 helicopters. Airborne support was provided by a pair of Russian Mi-24s.

      The Russian military used flash and noise grenades and automatic weapons, including machine guns.
      1. Astra wild2
        Astra wild2 20 October 2020 08: 54
        +2
        In Feodosia, they actually landed troops and made noise with blank cartridges and noise grenades. But to say that the Airborne Forces captured the whole Crimea is too much
    2. Grits
      Grits 20 October 2020 01: 37
      +1
      Quote: Astra wild2
      "annexation of Crimea as a result of a sudden helicopter attack" I watched the movie "Crimea. The Way Home" and did not see the helicopter landing. Recently I talked with a former traffic inspector in Kerch, now in a private security company with my "baby", and he did not talk about the helicopter landing.
      So I think, perhaps, our Airborne Forces have nividim hats or is this nonsense reporters?
      And what do you think?

      Just fill in the words "helicopters, Crimea" in Yandex and you will get so many really filmed videos there that you will be surprised. This massive flight of helicopters to the Crimea really looks cooler than in the famous American film with the voice acting "Flight of the Valkyrie".
  8. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 19 October 2020 16: 36
    0
    The historic achievement of this branch was the annexation [sic] of Crimea in 2014 as a result of a surprise helicopter attack, which, according to some, was the largest ever carried out against a European country

    Filipinos amused! As it is crooked for "analysts" infa comes through a damaged phone)))
    I'm glad for the Airborne Forces that they were appreciated)))
  9. Doliva63
    Doliva63 19 October 2020 19: 47
    0
    "Russian paratroopers showed themselves in full growth during the annexation of Crimea."
    Like "from an airplane to a referendum", or what? laughing
  10. Radikal
    Radikal 19 October 2020 23: 09
    0
    Quote: RUSS
    Quote: venik
    whose well-being is based on the exploitation of "overseas colonies"!

    Hence the huge US fleet with its offensive aircraft carrier weapons.

    A very relevant and fresh statement, And the next thing - you probably, from the point of view of administrators, deserve the early assignment of the title "Marshal"!
    It is strange that the "generalissimo" is not provided. Although it seems that if publications and articles of a certain nature will go on like this, it is possible that it will be entered on "VO". For people like you. lol bully
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 20 October 2020 08: 53
      0
      Quote: Radikal
      It is strange that the "generalissimo" is not provided.

      Well, you have already assigned yourself the title, based on your avatar)))).
  11. Boris ⁣ Shaver
    Boris ⁣ Shaver 20 October 2020 13: 59
    0
    all the equipment that the Russian paratroopers have got is available for export

    Yeah