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"They will act quickly and unexpectedly": the Polish press on the strengthening of the Russian airborne forces

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In recent years, Russian airborne troops have transformed into a modern rapid reaction force, while maintaining very high mobility and combat readiness.


There is no limit to growth


This is the opinion of the columnist for the Polish edition of Defense24 Marcin Gavenda. According to him, the RF Airborne Forces solve a wide range of tasks: from airborne and helicopter landings behind enemy lines to participation in counter-terrorist operations and maneuvering on the enemy's flanks.

In recent years, these troops have undergone a profound transformation - their number, professionalism has increased, the quality of equipment and weapons has increased. It is estimated that at least 40-45 thousand people are serving in the Airborne Forces. At the same time, a further increase in the number is planned for the coming years. Modernization is designed to turn the Airborne Forces into a rapid reaction force, which at the same time must play the role of a strategic reserve.

According to the author, the reform of this kind of troops includes several directions: a large number of different types of exercises; transfer to new generation products such as BMD-4M and BTR-MDM; increase in firepower by equipping units with classic T-72B3 MBT and light tanks "Octopus-SD."



Surround and destroy


At the present stage, a large role has begun to be given to the helicopter landing. It is believed that the use of rotary-wing vehicles allows the Airborne Forces to deploy many landing groups in the rear or on the enemy's flanks, capture key areas of the terrain, block the enemy and destroy him with the support of artillery and ground forces.

The Airborne Forces will act quickly, unexpectedly and flexibly, depending on the situation

- noted in the publication.

In the arsenal of the command there are many ways to use airborne units. So, within the framework of one operation, it is possible to parachute a regiment and transport a battalion tactical group by helicopters. The Russian Airborne Forces demonstrated the possibility of a massive landing, dropping at the Center-2019 exercises from 70 units. Il-76 in full force of the 217th regiment of the 98th division, along with 200 units of equipment (although two BMD-2 without a crew crashed).

The most noticeable and at the same time significant element of the rearmament of the Airborne Forces is the transfer of new combat vehicles and armored personnel carriers

- indicated in the Polish press.

As the observer explains, BMD-4M "Sadovnitsa" and BTR-MDM "Shell" are entering the troops. Shipment of the self-propelled mortar 2S42 "Lotos" (which was created to replace the 2S9 "Nona-S"), new fire control vehicles "Zavet-D", the latest version of the floating light tank 2S25 "Sprut", wheeled armored personnel carriers K-4386 "Typhoon-VDV" and specialized vehicles based on it ("Typhoon-Air Defense", mortar "Drok" and others), modernized BMD-2M.

Photos used:
Russian Defense Ministry website
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  1. Nazar
    Nazar 24 January 2021 06: 39
    +11
    The Pole himself served in the landing force, he is so happy about the success of our airborne forces bully
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 24 January 2021 06: 45
      -12%
      you need to be a complete moron or a Pole ... so as not to understand that Russia, and with its territories can not cope ... why the heck her freeloaders?
    2. 1976AG
      1976AG 24 January 2021 06: 48
      +14
      Strangely enough, they talk about the difficulty of breaking through the enemy's air defense by a fighter or bomber, but here they calmly talk about a mass landing on transport planes and helicopters. And where did the enemy's air defense go? All this is beautiful, but only in one case - if they do not shoot down.
      1. Runway
        Runway 24 January 2021 07: 10
        +1
        Are you talking about window dressing with airborne traffic control? This is a demonstration of theoretical possibilities - to throw a regiment from the skies (with the involvement of 50% of the air fleet: VTA + civilian transporters + boards of the FSB / RG and other structures).
        Those. to throw the airborne division without the rear in one run - the sides do not run over.
        So the Pole doesn't have to jump.
        1. nsm1
          nsm1 24 January 2021 08: 22
          -2
          Conclusion - you need more aircraft!
      2. nsm1
        nsm1 24 January 2021 08: 21
        -13%
        Will ride against Georgia, Belarus and similar bantustans.
        But you never know where else.
        1. faiver
          faiver 24 January 2021 08: 29
          +9
          Will ride against Georgia, Belarus and similar bantustans.
          - a scornful attitude usually does not lead to good, remember how many planes we lost in August 2008 in Georgia?
          1. nsm1
            nsm1 24 January 2021 08: 46
            +4
            As well as excessive fear of the enemy.
            I consider the campaign in Georgia a success.
            1. faiver
              faiver 24 January 2021 09: 29
              -1
              I consider the campaign in Georgia successful
              - more than seventy soldiers and officers never learned about this success ...
            2. Alexfly
              Alexfly 30 January 2021 12: 45
              0
              Don't confuse fear with caution ...
          2. hydrox
            hydrox 24 January 2021 09: 23
            +9
            This was the FIRST combat use of the Armed Forces (they can also be called exercises in a combat situation) in 15 years of KILLING (destruction !!!) of the Army as the most reliable support of power. The American military now has a similar situation: complete hopelessness and the absence of at least some prospects (there is not even confidence that after years in the army, it will be possible to have a free opportunity to get a higher education. sad
        2. Pashhenko Nikolay
          Pashhenko Nikolay 24 January 2021 10: 31
          -10%
          Only against the Crimea, where, and so all their own and did not intend to resist.
      3. Bez 310
        Bez 310 24 January 2021 08: 37
        +4
        Quote: 1976AG
        All this is beautiful, but only in one case - if they do not get shot down.

        Yes, you are right - now there is a massive drop
        from planes is very fraught ...
        Perhaps that's why they started talking about hidden delivery
        helicopters of some "tactical groups".
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 24 January 2021 09: 27
          +1
          The new is the well-forgotten old: this technique was widely used in the Vietnam War.
          1. Runway
            Runway 24 January 2021 11: 01
            0
            There, as we have “across the river”, there was no line of contact with the enemy, total air supremacy, the absence of the enemy's mcr and air defense, the landing of subunits with the condition of fire support by means of the senior commander.
      4. prior
        prior 24 January 2021 09: 01
        +4
        The conclusion suggests itself that they will drop to the rear of the OFFENSIVE enemy, to OWN territory, where the enemy's air defense has not yet been organized.
        1. Runway
          Runway 24 January 2021 10: 55
          +3
          Meeting engagement? This “footcloth” of conditions must be fulfilled when the operational situation changes per unit of time.
          It is stupidity to bury the landing troop in areguard battles. They are not sharpened for this.
          And the offensive of the side implies all-round support (not only air supremacy in the sector, but also air defense of echelons and rear services).
      5. Maki maki
        Maki maki 24 January 2021 09: 04
        +18
        Quote: 1976AG
        then they talk about the complexity of a breakthrough by a fighter or bomber of the enemy's air defense, and here they calmly talk about a mass landing

        Yes, no, nothing strange - some talk about air defense, others about the landing.
      6. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 24 January 2021 09: 23
        +3
        Quote: 1976AG
        And where did the enemy's air defense go?
        Air defense may not be continuous and already suppressed.
    3. Simon
      Simon 24 January 2021 06: 49
      +2
      Maybe now they regret that they refused the Warsaw Pact! Let them know that we are not bastard. wink good
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 24 January 2021 09: 31
        +4
        Don’t pour out NATO and their "so-called" partners ( laughing ) salt on the wound :: they have long understood that NATO, against the gigantic quantitative power of the Air Force, was already a kindergarten then, and today in front of the RF Armed Forces they are only prancing like a cock, they are not capable of more (remember the "valor" of the Zhorzhiks!)
    4. vavilon
      vavilon 27 January 2021 11: 22
      0
      This is not out of joy, but out of fright
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 January 2021 06: 50
    +10
    The Airborne Forces will act quickly, unexpectedly and flexibly, depending on the situation
    Why will they? This is how they acted, since were created for this. Eternal memory of V.F. Margelov - the father and founder of the Airborne Forces.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 24 January 2021 22: 53
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      The Airborne Forces will act quickly, unexpectedly and flexibly, depending on the situation
      Why will they? This is how they acted. were created for this.

      Also to me - the "discovery" of the Pole ... We were sharpened for this when they were created. We have always been taught this. At least my father was taught (and then he taught on three continents), they taught me, now they teach their son in Ryazan.
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Eternal memory of V.F. Margelov - the father and founder of the Airborne Forces.

      Vasily Filippovich did not create us, but he made us what we are now. It is not known whether we would have been without him what we are now or would have become like in SOME other countries - "airborne" troops. Therefore, everyone who wore, wears or will wear a blue beret will remember V.F. Margelov. "We are Margelovites." And I say this with pride.
  3. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 24 January 2021 08: 06
    0
    How good is the assessment of the importance of the Russian Airborne Forces for gay Europeans.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 24 January 2021 08: 34
    +6

    The Airborne Forces will act quickly, unexpectedly and flexibly, depending on the situation
    And our guys didn't slow down before! good
  5. pope
    pope 24 January 2021 10: 02
    +4
    The Poles smell that there is a smell of fried ... Desecration of the graves of our soldiers just won't work for you
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 24 January 2021 22: 59
      0
      Quote: papa
      The Poles smell that there is a smell of fried ... Desecration of the graves of our soldiers just won't work for you

      I am sure that if our guys had a grown-up "walk" in Poland, my son, who in a few years will be a lieutenant of the Airborne Forces, will be able to overtake the Poles with such fear that they will not take care of the graves of pap-moms the way they do the graves of soldiers, killed for the liberation of Poland from fascism. There will be enough strength, and the rest will be taught in Ryazan.
  6. Andrey Krasnoyarsky
    Andrey Krasnoyarsky 24 January 2021 13: 06
    0
    Acting quickly and unexpectedly is always better than slow and expected.
  7. wow
    wow 24 January 2021 17: 28
    0
    So it's just wonderful, to the joy of "partners"!
  8. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 24 January 2021 23: 12
    0
    It is estimated that at least 40-45 thousand people are serving in the Airborne Forces.

    In periodicals I read about 5 years ago that the RF Airborne Forces should reach the number of 75 thousand people.
    At the same time, the 31st airborne brigade was going. deploy to the 104th high school ... then everything fell silent again ...
    Two of the existing airborne divisions have a two-regimental composition ...
    The VTA RF is capable of transferring a maximum of one brigade with V and VT .... why then the Airborne Forces tanks, if even without them there are a lot of heavy equipment in the Airborne Forces?
    In the United States and China, the Airborne Forces are combined into the Airborne Forces (18th and 5th, respectively), why do not we combine all 4 Airborne Forces / Airborne Forces into one Airborne Forces, and the Airborne Forces. back to the commanders of the districts (as it was under the SA)?