On Wednesday, a press conference was held with the Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia Yu. Borisov. One of the most enjoyable Newssounded at the event is doubly interesting for the reason that concerns the very near future. According to the deputy minister, for the days remaining until the end of 2012 in the naval system fleet will enter the nuclear submarine "Yuri Dolgoruky." Together with the submarine, they will also adopt the R-30 Bulava missile, but the last all next year will be listed in trial operation. As for the second submarine missile carrier of project 955 - the Alexander Nevsky boat - its state tests have already been completed, but the final acceptance will take place only next year. Probably the same applies to the boat Ash.
The submarine "Yuri Dolgoruky" conducted a successful launch of the missile "Bulava"
Aircraft builders did not disappoint. Over the past couple of years, the air force has consistently received all the equipment ordered, and sometimes the industry even managed to exceed the supply plan. For the ending year 2012 aviation the plants transferred 127 helicopters and 32 aircraft to the customer represented by the Ministry of Defense. Eight more winged cars will be commissioned in the coming days, perhaps even before the New Year holidays. Similar successes this year were shown by manufacturers of nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles: the Strategic Missile Forces, the submarine fleet and strategic aviation received almost 100% of the ordered number of new weapons and equipment. In total, more than 900 billion rubles were spent on the purchase of new equipment and weapons in the coming year, which exceeds the performance of previous years.
The state defense order (GOZ) for 2013 has even larger volumes. Next year 1,3 trillion rubles will go to the needs of re-equipment, which is almost one and a half times more than this. Consultations and signing contracts for the supply of various products are already in full swing. The Ministry of Defense expects to complete the contracting of all the positions of the State Defense Order for the next year by mid-April. Thus, in the event of any unpleasant events, the military and industrialists will have enough time to resolve differences, sign and execute contracts. Such a quick signing of all contracts is due to one simple reason: about two-thirds of the cost of the state defense order for the next year falls on the agreements signed earlier and are a continuation or completion of financing of a large contract. First of all, such "long-term" costs associated with the construction of equipment for the Navy. Among such contracts there are several concluded this year.
Within the framework of GOZ-2013, cooperation with foreign partners will continue. Thus, in Russia, they will continue to assemble Italian-made Lynx armored cars (Iveco LMV). In the near future, several additional contracts will also be signed to simplify some technological and logistical aspects of the joint venture. In addition, in the first months of next year, the Ministry of Defense will conduct comparative tests, which will examine the capabilities of the Italian-Russian “Lynx” of the Russian “Tigra-M” and “Wolf”. Currently, the Ministry of Defense plans to move the assembly of the Lynx armored vehicles from Voronezh to Naberezhnye Chelny, to the KAMAZ plant.
Talking about international programs, the Deputy Minister of Defense touched upon recent rumors about the French Mistral amphibious assault ships. As planned earlier, the first two ships of the four will be commissioned in 2014 and 2015. Two other similar ships will be built later. Borisov explained this by the fact that first he would need to check the universal landing craft in operation, and also to find out how they fit into our military strategies. The first months and years of using the two "Mistral" will help determine the need to order two more ships of the same project. If the command of the Navy decides that such ships are needed, then the construction of the third and fourth "Mistralia" in domestic factories will begin in 2015-16.
From the words of Borisov, it became known that a new structure is currently being created within the Ministry of Defense. The Center for Unmanned Programs will help coordinate the actions of the military and industry in the creation of new unmanned systems, primarily aircraft of this class. The center is being created at the suggestion of the Minister of Defense S. Shoigu, expressed in mid-December. The new organization will be subordinate to the General Staff. The main goal of creating the Center for Unmanned Programs is to create their own unmanned systems, as well as their integration into the structure of the armed forces. Borisov believes that the domestic defense industry is quite capable of creating modern promising Dronesnot inferior to foreign developments. Further activities of defense enterprises in cooperation with the Center will make it possible to create the required number of models of unmanned aerial vehicles of various models and replace them in the troops already purchased abroad. In an interesting way, Borisov commented on the successes of Israeli designers. According to him, the IAI company simply collected all the best developments from foreign countries and based on them created a line of its own designs. According to the Deputy Minister, nothing prevents our designers from following this path and reaching leading positions in the world.
The Ministry of Defense, engaging in new areas of technology, does not forget about small arms weapon. So, next year, units of the Russian army will begin to receive sniper complexes VKS / VSSK "Vyhlop", consisting of a large-caliber rifle, sighting equipment and a new special cartridge 12,7X54 mm SC-130. Also next year, the first contracts for the supply of ORSYS T-5000 sniper rifles may be concluded. For more distant terms - 2014 year - the military are planning to start purchasing new modifications of the SVD rifle. Also in a year and a half, the industrialists will begin to supply the sniper complex of the ARIA and large-caliber rifles ASVK. Together with the new rifles, army snipers from the 2014 of the year will receive new optical-electronic sighting systems designed for new high-precision small arms.
As we can see, the gradual increase in funding for the purchase of new weapons and military equipment is in favor of the domestic armed forces. The military, as they say, came to taste and gradually increase the quantity and quality of orders. New supplies are continuing, regular contracts are being signed and newly assembled equipment is being commissioned. At the same time, by now the state rearmament program looks quite interesting. The 2013 year is scheduled to spend one and a half times more expenses compared to 2012. However, even with annual funding in 1,3-1,5 trillion rubles before 2020, it will not be possible to achieve a given bar in 19 trillions. It is estimated that in order to carry out financial plans in the period from the fourteenth to the twentieth year, it will be necessary to allocate at least 1,9-2 trillions of rubles annually. As shown by numerous discussions on the financing of the state program, our country will be able to pay for such an ambitious project. Thus, in subsequent years, the volume of purchased weapons and equipment will constantly grow.
The constant and systematic increase in the volume of purchases of equipment for the armed forces will finally eliminate the unfortunate consequences of the economic problems of the nineties. The goal of the state rearmament program, calculated up to 2020, is to increase the share of new weapons and equipment to 70% of the total. At the same time, in a number of combat arms this indicator will have large values, up to 90-95 percent. Current plans for the next 2013 year are part of the general measures to implement the upgrade of weapons and military equipment. Judging by the increase in funding and, as a result, the rate of purchases in recent years, this trend will continue in the future and the state program will be implemented.