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"A quantum leap in equipping Russian troops": Polish media on military reforms in Kaliningrad

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Poland is watching with caution the growth of the combat power of the group of Russian troops located in the Kaliningrad region, calling it "the militarization of the region." The military transformations taking place here, in particular, the process of forming a new motorized rifle division in the enclave, which, as indicated, is "going ahead of schedule", is causing increased attention in the local media.


Conscripts for the new division


As explained in the publication Defense24, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation plans to complete the creation of the 18th Guards Motorized Rifle Division in the fall of 2021 (as a combat unit of the 11th Army Corps of the Baltic fleet). It includes three motorized rifle (79th, 275th, 280th) and one tank (11th) regiments, subunits of artillery, air defense and several separate battalions (reconnaissance, communications, automobile [apparently talking about the MTO battalion], engineer-sapper).

At the same time, the 7th motorized rifle regiment of the 11th AK did not go to staff the new division, as previously planned, and will continue to function as a separate unit of the corps.

As noted in the publication, the increase in the number of line units in the Kaliningrad region is achieved, most likely, by attracting conscripts. This, in particular, is indicated by the expansion of the barracks fund in the absence of reports on the construction of housing for the families of several thousand additional military personnel.



A qualitative leap


In parallel with the increase in their numbers, the troops located in the enclave are undergoing rearmament. According to the Polish observer, this is primarily due to the need to replace the aging materiel, but at the same time it leads to "a qualitative leap in the combat equipment of the Russian troops":

New weapons systems provide much more options, compensating for the smaller number of soldiers [in comparison with Soviet times].


As an example, the 152nd missile brigade of the 11th AK, which received the Iskander-M missile system, is given. At the same time, as the author complains, "the Russian media reported about their transfer to the Kaliningrad region [on a temporary basis], and not about the replacement of new complexes of another system." The Russians acted in a similar way when entering the territory of the enclave of the coastal missile systems "Bal" and "Bastion".

Considering the materiel of the new 18th division, the Polish observer believes that it is equipped with modernized equipment, for example, T-72B3 tanks, to the level of which old models are being improved - as noted, due to their "cannibalization".

However, there is no mention of the introduction into the Kaliningrad region of T-14 Armata tanks, Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicles, Boomerang wheeled armored personnel carriers or Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled automated howitzers.

- the author points out, either ironically or comforting the Polish reader.

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  1. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 18 May 2021 10: 52
    +5
    The Poles would be silent! So we went to bed with the plane - smearing the rotten story with Smolensk and the birch tree for so many years. But pshekam hesitates. Now, if the United States is EVERYTHING !, then the alignment in the world will change and they will abruptly stop yapping at us. Because understand that the EU armies are formal units that, without the US Armed Forces, do not guarantee success in the war.
    1. xorek
      xorek 18 May 2021 18: 12
      0
      Poland is watching with caution the growth of the combat power of the grouping of Russian troops,

      "Thank you" to the Poles and the Balts .. Remember you boasted that you can shoot through our Kaliningrad region and generally howl is worth ..
      We defend ourselves and we know how to fight, unlike you, but we don't want war!
      And most importantly, we don't want to be like 41 ... Want to check? Try it, but everything will be different, we will take care of our soldiers .. I hope you get the hint?
      1. Yuriy71
        Yuriy71 19 May 2021 15: 40
        0
        Oh-la-la !!!))) What a "shashkazakidatel" and "checker"))))
        1. ppgt90
          ppgt90 2 June 2021 16: 12
          0
          For the "very gifted" only. The Russian army currently has a very extensive experience in the conduct of hostilities. Moreover, successful hostilities. Syria is an ideal training ground. There, commanders of units of various types of troops, as well as personnel of the Airborne Forces, Marines, Special Forces, air defense services and many others, are tested there. So we are not talking about a hat. The calculation for the prepared Army, both technically and personnel. Now is really far from 1941. No wonder our "grief partners" will not calm down in any way. As soon as the military units moved where, they immediately hysterical and screeching. Bastards are afraid. And if they are afraid, then they respect. And that's okay. With the bastard, that's just the way it should be.
    2. Andrey Grad
      Andrey Grad 19 May 2021 11: 58
      -3
      In any case, an exclave is a problematic area in terms of economics and supplies, as well as a territory that is vulnerable in the military-strategic plan.
      Hypothetically, it would be reasonable to exchange the territory of the exclave for the territory adjacent to the Russian Federation directly, where there will be no problems with supplies and the danger of encirclement.
      Not to give, but to EXCHANGE for an equal or larger one, for example, for Riga or Revel, which for 300 years, since the time of Peter, were part of Russia.
      The population of the exclave is about 1 million, the titular population of Riga or Reval is also about 1 million.
      For several years, they can exchange houses, apartments with each other and move.
      Before minus, think about whether it would be easier to arrange one peaceful move or decades of subsidized supply of the territory and ensuring its military protection in the face of the threat of a complete blockade?
      1. ppgt90
        ppgt90 2 June 2021 16: 02
        0
        I hate different p ... bols who think they are "very smart". how many woodpeckers were born in the 90s and later, just a full guard.
        1. Andrey Grad
          Andrey Grad 3 June 2021 10: 39
          0
          When you hate to run to the toilet, it will feel better.
          The level of your development is clearly shown by your language, which proves that you cannot lead a reasoned, logical discussion in principle.
  2. smart ass
    smart ass 18 May 2021 10: 54
    +4
    It is necessary to show the author a warehouse for storing equipment for ECB, it will generally be bad for him
    1. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 18 May 2021 20: 03
      0
      Quote: Clever man
      It is necessary to show the author a warehouse for storing equipment for ECB, it will generally be bad for him

      Hello.

      They hit the very spot.
      There is one of the CBRT.))
      wink
  3. Model101
    Model101 18 May 2021 10: 58
    +1
    Bench press a point in Poles, genetic memory ...
    1. skif8013
      skif8013 18 May 2021 13: 26
      +2
      Quote: Model101
      Bench press a point in Poles, genetic memory ...

      Although they are stupid, they realize that even the group that is in Kaliningrad is simply too tough for them. Not to mention the rest of the forces of the Russian Federation. So they write in the corners, either from fear, or from envy and anger.
  4. aleks neym_2
    aleks neym_2 18 May 2021 12: 37
    +1
    How to invite mattresses to your territory and gather a motley congregation on the eastern border of Pushland and conduct various "fighting" games - is this a normal, "friendly" relationship? Or a reason to shout afterwards: what for us?
  5. cniza
    cniza 18 May 2021 12: 47
    +4
    As explained in the publication Defense24, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation plans to complete the creation of the 18th Guards Motorized Rifle Division in the fall of 2021.


    We are on our own land and do what we think is necessary ...
    1. xorek
      xorek 18 May 2021 18: 15
      0
      Quote: cniza
      As explained in the publication Defense24, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation plans to complete the creation of the 18th Guards Motorized Rifle Division in the fall of 2021.


      We are on our own land and do what we think is necessary ...

      That's Victor! We will also place a tank division there, so there will be a howl of jackals all over Europe and the USA bully
      1. cniza
        cniza 18 May 2021 18: 35
        +3
        We have strategists and they know better than we do what needs to be placed there, to the "joy" of our neighbors and NATO
        1. xorek
          xorek 18 May 2021 18: 45
          -4
          Quote: cniza
          We have strategists and they know better than we do what needs to be placed there, to the "joy" of our neighbors and NATO

          Yes, I'm so simple, a fan of tank strikes and dash .. bully
          1. cniza
            cniza 18 May 2021 18: 52
            +2
            I hardly understand this, but tanks need space, and in Europe there is a very dense building ...
            1. xorek
              xorek 18 May 2021 20: 17
              -2
              Quote: cniza
              I hardly understand this, but tanks need space, and in Europe there is a very dense building ...

              And good roads in all directions Victor!
              In the 45th Pearly, sometimes our tanks burst out too far from the rear and ..
              Here's a legendary film, slightly different, but ..

              So there is a memory ..
              1. cniza
                cniza 18 May 2021 21: 12
                +2
                With our memory, everything is fine, they need to drive it in again ...
            2. Stepan S
              Stepan S 18 May 2021 22: 51
              +2
              But gas stations are heaped up, you can not carry tanks with you with fuel.
  6. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 18 May 2021 12: 59
    -1
    It is not clear why Poland is surprised ?!

    After many bellicose statements about the seizure of the Kaliningrad region, large-scale exercises near the borders of Russia, purchases of weapons by Poland and the Baltic countries for tens of billions of dollars, are they surprised at the formation of a new division? ))

    And the Armata, Boomerangs, Kurgantsy and other new equipment will also appear in Kaliningrad, everything will be there, we will show everyone everything.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 18 May 2021 13: 00
    +2
    Let the Poles be afraid, this should be their permanent state.
  8. sleeve
    sleeve 18 May 2021 13: 59
    +1
    And the 7th is the SME under the 1st Guards is imprisoned? It will be logical. Poor Europe, why are you trying to annoy the bear?
  9. Samin
    Samin 18 May 2021 15: 10
    +2
    To all who served in the Kaliningrad region and serve today - HONOR and RESPECT!
    149 rbr, Dolgorukovo settlement.
  10. Stepan S
    Stepan S 18 May 2021 22: 50
    0
    Let the Poles console themselves with the fact that there will be conscripts if they sleep more peacefully. They know better from Poland who lives in the barracks.
  11. 1Alexey
    1Alexey 19 May 2021 01: 50
    0
    As far as I remember, in the Kaliningrad region. In addition to the motorized rifle regiment, there was also a motorized rifle brigade, for some reason the article does not mention it.
  12. Gueuze Ulenspiegel
    Gueuze Ulenspiegel 20 May 2021 09: 47
    0
    Well, the Poles are old warriors ...