New formations and new equipment: plans for the development of the Russian armed forces for 2024

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New formations and new equipment: plans for the development of the Russian armed forces for 2024
T-90 tank participating in the Special Operation


The Russian armed forces continue to grow and develop. Currently, the incentives for this are the accession and need to protect new regions, the deterioration of the international situation, the emergence of new threats and other factors. To maintain the required defense capability, incl. Taking into account the conduct of the Special Operation to protect Donbass, a number of measures are planned for the new year 2024 to improve the structure of the armed forces and supply the equipment they need.



Growth issues


On December 1, 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree establishing a new number of armed forces. According to this document, which came into force on the day of signing, the total number of military and civilian personnel should increase to 2,2 million people. The number of military personnel is increased to 1,32 million people. – by 137 thousand people. more than previously envisaged.

In recent years, the president has signed several similar decrees, consistently increasing the size of the army. Two of them appeared after the start of the Special Operation to protect Donbass and take into account its needs. At the same time, it is expected that new similar documents will be signed. Thus, last year the Ministry of Defense announced that by 2026 the total number of military personnel will reach 1,5 million people.


Self-propelled gun "Msta-S" with additional protection in the combat zone

Over the past month, the armed forces have partially fulfilled the requirements of the decree, but the main events of this kind will be carried out precisely in 2024. The armed forces will recruit new conscripts, contract soldiers and volunteers, through whom the required staffing level will be achieved, corresponding to the assigned tasks.

According to known data, by increasing the number of personnel, new units and formations will be created and staffed. It was mentioned in public statements and publications that in 2024 an army corps, seven divisions, 19 brigades and 49 regiments of various types, as well as one flotilla. Where and when these formations will appear has not yet been announced. However, some information has already appeared in the media. Thus, it is mentioned that volunteer formations will be brought into the new corps, and five of the seven new divisions will be created as part of the Marine Corps - one for each main formation of the Navy.

Increasing the number of armed forces, continuing to purchase the necessary equipment and conducting a Special Operation is associated with very large expenses. Last year, the Ministry of Finance reported that in 2024 a total of approx. 11 trillion rubles. At the same time, the bulk of this budget will be spent on purchasing materiel.

Strategic Direction


Strategic nuclear forces, as before, occupy a special place in procurement and supply plans. The Ministry of Defense will continue the process of updating and rearming them using modern and promising models. At the same time, for now we are talking only about well-known products and projects - fundamental innovations and new products are not expected this year.


Promising self-propelled gun "Malva"

It was reported that the strategic missile forces will continue the transition to modern Yars complexes in silo and mobile versions with the gradual replacement of equipment of previous models. The previously started deployment of Avangard complexes with hypersonic combat equipment will also continue.

The naval component of the strategic nuclear forces will be replenished with another submarine strategic cruiser, Project 955A “Prince Pozharsky”. Its launch, testing and acceptance into the Navy are planned for this year. In addition, the laying of two more Boreys should take place within the year. The air component should receive several Tu-160 missile carriers, modernized and built from scratch.

Land update


The ground forces remain the backbone of the armed forces, and the bulk of materiel will be purchased specifically from them. As follows from the available data, the Ministry of Defense will continue to order and receive various types of equipment, weapons, auxiliary systems, etc. Basically, these will be products of already known types, well mastered by the army. In addition, some new items are expected.

So, armored units will continue to be replenished tanks T-72, T-80 and T-90 latest modifications, incl. updated taking into account operation and use in the Special Operation zone. The fleet of armored vehicles for infantry - armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles - will be developed in a similar way. The supply of artillery systems, such as Msta-SM, unmanned aerial vehicles will also continue aviation complexes, communication and control equipment, etc.


Various UAVs have become of great importance

In 2024, the first large batches of serial self-propelled guns “Coalition-SV” are expected to be delivered, with which the future of ground artillery is connected. In addition, the production and development of Malva self-propelled guns, which are also capable of giving the army new capabilities, will continue.

Unmanned aerial vehicles of various classes, primarily strike systems, have received a special place in the army. This year the production of already known products will continue. The start of production and deliveries of new products is also expected, such as the next loitering ammunition of the Lancet family. It is possible that other UAVs, which have not yet been reported, may also be adopted.

Aerospace rearmament


The renewal of the aviation fleet of the Aerospace Forces will proceed in a similar way. The industry will continue to produce already known and well-developed aircraft and helicopters. At the same time, both new modifications of existing equipment and samples of the latest models are expected. In addition, the Aerospace Forces will continue to receive and develop new anti-aircraft systems.

The greatest interest in the known plans for re-equipping the Aerospace Forces is the supply of the latest generation fighter Su-57. To date, the Ministry of Defense has received about two dozen of these vehicles, and new batches will be delivered in 2024. Perhaps this year it will be possible to complete the formation and equipping of the first of the two planned regiments with such fighters.


Ka-52M attack helicopter and LMUR missile

The construction of equipment according to modernized designs will continue. Thus, new-built Tu-160M ​​strategic missile carriers, Ka-52M helicopters, the first batch of which entered service with the troops about a year ago, Mi-28NM, etc., are expected. At the same time, the aircraft industry will supply Su-30SM, Su-35S and other well-developed aircraft.

Further development of air defense is expected. It is expected that supplies of S-400 systems will continue. In addition, in the recent past, the VKS received and began to master the next generation S-500 air defense systems. Probably, their production and development will continue in 2024. Such systems may appear in the most critical areas.

Naval plans


In the interests of the Navy, industry is implementing several projects that involve both the construction of ships according to new designs and the modernization of existing pennants. Moreover, both areas are of great importance for the fleet and the defense capability of the armed forces as a whole.

This year, the repair and modernization of two large ships is expected to be completed - the aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov and the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov. After the latter returns to service, repairs and renovations of the same type “Peter the Great” will begin. The return to service of the only aircraft carrier and the appearance of the second TARKR will seriously change the capabilities of the Northern Fleet and the Navy as a whole.


Frigate pr. 22350 "Admiral Golovko", accepted into the fleet in December 2023.

The construction of frigates Project 22350 continues. This year two new ships of this type will be launched. It is expected to receive the Strogiy corvette, Project 20380, as well as four small missile ships, Project 22800. At least three submarines will be delivered to the customer - two multi-purpose nuclear submarines, Project 885M, and one diesel-electric, Project 636.3. This Varshavyanka will be the last ship of its type for the Pacific Fleet.

New goals


Thus, the Ministry of Defense, the defense industry and related structures continue the process of military development aimed at maintaining and increasing the required level of defense capability. Last year they completed almost all planned activities, and in the new year 2024, similar work will continue.

Taking into account the changing international situation and other factors, it is planned to increase the size of the armed forces, create new formations and continue the purchase of various products. It will take a whole year to implement these plans, but it is already clear that the Ministry of Defense and industry will cope with the assigned tasks.
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  1. 0
    16 January 2024 05: 00
    Thus, the Ministry of Defense, the defense industry and related structures continue the process of military construction
    That's right, because the SVO continues...
    1. -4
      16 January 2024 07: 58
      We need separate light brigades for the south. Desert.
      They will pinch Eurasia there.
      Heavy divisions are for a big war, and light, regimented divisions are for raids in the steppes and deserts. Wagner's experience in exploring Africa and Asia
      1. +6
        16 January 2024 10: 21
        We have no problems with weapons; our armed forces do not know how to fight in a modern war. The generals do not understand how to fight, just like the common people. Yes, during the SVO it is difficult to rebuild, but it will be necessary, otherwise the goals of the SVO will not be feasible. Development of technical reconnaissance equipment in real time and their introduction into batteries of self-propelled guns and MLRS on an ongoing basis... More cannot be said. The creation of such units was planned for a long time, but has not yet been implemented. The peculiarities of modern military operations have not been taken into account and the tasks for the development of the army set out in the open part of the current Military Doctrine have not been fulfilled.
        https://docs.cntd.ru/document/420246589
        Point 15:
        c) impact on the enemy to the entire depth of his territory simultaneously in the global information space, in aerospace, on land and sea;

        f) strengthening the centralization and automation of troops and weapons control as a result of the transition from a strictly vertical control system to global network automated systems for controlling troops (forces) and weapons;

        Item 46:
        d) qualitative improvement of means of information exchange based on the use of modern technologies and international standards, as well as a single information space of the Armed Forces, other troops and bodies as part of the information space of the Russian Federation;

        g) creation of basic information and control systems and their integration with weapons control systems and automation systems for control bodies of strategic, operational-strategic, operational, operational-tactical and tactical scale.
        1. -4
          16 January 2024 10: 55
          As soon as they do this, their partners will immediately scream about a threat to the whole world.
          Do you want a world war? Fools on the roads reassure us. And in mo rf
          1. +3
            16 January 2024 10: 58
            Modern combat operations reduce the level of losses by an order of magnitude and will make it possible to solve the tasks of the Northern Military District in the shortest possible time, no more than before the end of 2024...
            1. +1
              16 January 2024 14: 09
              Empty.
              It is not military power, but informal influence that is valued in the world.
              Mittal Group, India is driving metals out of the country to where? The EU will cut off such imports, which means we need to decide with India. Grain - Monspnta, etc. Blackrock - USA and the whole world. How's chemistry?
              Here comes the brake
  2. +4
    16 January 2024 05: 20
    As for missiles, the old Brezhnev "hundreds" with a new head (Vanguard) and modernized Poplars are good, but Sarmat is needed. As many Sarmatians as possible.
    On land, they have absolute priority. First of all, communications, reconnaissance and drones, you need many, many drones of all types and types. And means of combating enemy UAVs. The coalition (albeit 9 years late) is good. In general, you need a lot of artillery and ammunition.
    According to the navy, it doesn’t matter, the main thing is not to give them too much money (sorry flotophiles). Logically, after the Scandinavian countries join NATO, maximum emphasis should be placed on the Pacific.
    According to the Air Force, the main thing is not even the sides, but modern ASPs - glide bombs, missile launchers of all types, etc. Well, given the losses of planes and helicopters (especially the Ka-52M), more is needed. Well, it would be nice to somehow establish interaction between the air defense and the air force. Stop shooting down your planes already.
    In terms of organization, there are more headquarters for God’s sake, this is, of course, good. And the creation of motorized rifle divisions, in the guise of MP divisions, is also nice. But wouldn’t it be better to finally establish order in the subordination and organization of all units at the front, put an end to the chaos with dead souls, and finally replenish all units at the front to full strength?
    1. +1
      16 January 2024 08: 42
      Quote: Belisarius
      As for missiles, the old Brezhnev "hundreds" with a new head (Vanguard) and modernized Poplars are good, but Sarmat is needed. As many Sarmatians as possible.

      This is an eternal dispute between liquid fuels and solid fuels. The Sarmat is heavier and can carry more throw weight. This is where the benefits end.
      A liquid rocket needs to be refueled before launch, and this is not a matter of minutes. Liquid is just a mine; you can’t make it mobile. And yes, most importantly, these X-37s are flying in orbit for a reason - a global instant strike strategy. A mobile "yars" can change its location at least every day/hour.
      1. -1
        16 January 2024 09: 03
        Quote: FRoman1984
        A mobile "yars" can change its location at least every day/hour.

        Poplar (and Yars is Poplar with RCHK for PR, which received a new name) is good for everyone. But it's low-power. Poplars alone are not enough. Mines can be built so that it will be difficult to break through them. The PRC and the DPRK are examples of this. But even the existing ones are disproportionately more resistant to BGU than in reality the less useful SSBNs in bases or, especially, strategic aviation.
        1. +1
          18 January 2024 01: 28
          Quote: Belisarius
          Yars is a Poplar with RCHK for PR, which received a new name

          This is a new rocket based on the first two stages of the previous one. It has a breeding stage, and this is more difficult and more important than the carrier itself. And the new higher-calorie nuclear warheads (higher power in less weight) provide many times greater capabilities than monoblock ICBMs "Topol" and "Topol-M". And I'm not even talking about the cost and streamlined production and the variety of basing methods. And dispersion is already a survival factor in the event of a missed strike. So everything is like in the old nursery rhyme - “We need different types of missiles, they are all important.” Moreover, there won’t be many “Sarmatians”; about 50 of them are planned for duty. And silos for them from "Voevod".
          But “Yarsy” can be built much more than provided for in the New START Treaty, which ends in a year. They still don’t allow us to carry out inspections, so our hands are free and the number of ICBMs must correspond to the tasks of our Security, taking into account the nuclear potential of France and England. As well as other nuclear powers.
          Quote: Belisarius
          low-use SSBNs in databases

          During the threatened period, they all go to sea. Even in the last 2 years this has happened several times.
          Quote: Belisarius
          especially strategic aviation.

          The most flexible strategic nuclear force tool, capable of quickly dispersing to alternate airfields, firing over the North Pole, refueling and reloading at alternate airfields or jump-off airfields, and repeat. In addition, each long-range bomber is considered in the New START Treaty as... ONE warhead. So this is a very serious additional potential, which in the event of a real conflict can be fired more than once. And the new missile cruise missile system can hit a target at a range of 7 km. from the launch site.
          1. -3
            18 January 2024 07: 45
            Quote: bayard
            Moreover, there won’t be many “Sarmatians”; about 50 of them are planned for duty. And silos for them from "Voevod".

            Nothing prevents us from making more than 50 of them and building new silos, and not just parasitizing on everything Soviet.
            Quote: bayard
            But “Yars” can be built much more

            I already wrote that Poplar (in all its variations) is beautiful, but it alone is not enough.
            Quote: bayard
            During the threatened period, they all go to sea. Even in the last 2 years this has happened several times

            You imagine a war like this: Biden calls Putin and says Hello, Volodya, I declare a threatened period. Volodya - Well, Joe, I have some of the boats under repair, the crews have not been assembled, the missiles have not been delivered. Joe - Okay, I’ll give you a week, but make sure you get everyone out! Volodya, okay Joe, I’ll try, but I can’t promise anything.
            In reality, if NATO decides on the BSU, it will be the most conspiratorial operation in the world, they will use all the levers of influence within the country, strike at the most inconvenient moment, and the “threatened period” will begin with attacks on the boats peacefully sleeping in Gadzhievo.
            Quote: bayard
            The most flexible strategic nuclear force tool

            TV channel Zvezda, log back smile I wouldn’t like to offend you, but you can’t be so divorced from reality. You may not have noticed that with the help of weapons that have no analogues in the world from the 70-80s of the 20th century, for the second year now we have been heroically storming Avdievka, as well as other similar settlements in the Donbass, while suffering huge losses. And Ukraine (Ukraine, Karl) is successfully attacking our airfields (including Engels) using simple UAVs. Where the planes are arranged like in a parade. This is all you need to know about the “flexible instrument” and the “threatened period”.
            1. +1
              18 January 2024 15: 34
              Quote: Belisarius
              TV channel Zvezda, log back

              I don’t remember how long I haven’t watched it.
              Quote: Belisarius
              In reality, if NATO decides on the BSU, it will be the most conspiratorial operation in the world, they will use all the levers of influence within the country, strike at the most inconvenient moment, and the “threatened period” will begin with attacks on the boats peacefully sleeping in Gadzhievo.

              Why is reconnaissance needed?
              When in 2014 and at the beginning of 2015 the Anglo-Saxons were dragging around with two nuclear warheads on used ones and preparing an imitation of a nuclear strike by the Russian Federation on the Armed Forces of Ukraine, when they just so - secretly and in the most legendary way - deployed their SSBN together with England for an “instant retaliatory strike” moreover, it was disarming, and at that time our entire perimeter was not yet closed by early warning stations and huge holes were gaping... they still could not keep it all a secret. From U.S . And it was during such periods (and this happened more than once) that all our SSBNs went to sea and carried out combat deployment according to the full combat schedule.
              Quote: Belisarius
              And Ukraine (Ukraine, Karl) is successfully attacking our airfields (including Engels) using simple UAVs. Where the planes are arranged like in a parade. This is all you need to know about the “flexible instrument” and the “threatened period”.

              No, this is not “everything” you need to know. And it was not Ukraine that organized strikes to such depth. Without satellite visual and electronic reconnaissance, without charting a safe route bypassing the visibility zone of our radars, without reliable satellite navigation and a smart enough head for such UAVs, the Black Sea diggers would never have achieved such results (why didn’t they remember the attack on the Kremlin?). This was testing routes for American missile launchers to fly in WWI to targets deep in our territory.
              Now think about it - why did the nonsense from the high offices of the towers begin to disappear?
              ... It (Dope) turned out to be not limitless.
              And Long-Range (Strategic) Aviation is a Tool. And truly the most flexible in application, not only in the event of a Global War, but also in the event of a regional war. Incl. for the use of nuclear weapons in limited quantities for tactical purposes and on any theater of operations.
      2. +4
        16 January 2024 09: 43
        Eh, what’s it like to refuel before the start, there are tens of tons of fuel and oxidizer, does that take a long time (even half an hour is an eternity)?
        Everything is wrong, the missiles on duty in the silo are refueled, the tanks are ampulized.
        Ready for almost immediate start.
      3. +1
        16 January 2024 11: 06
        What instant? Even a nuclear strike from orbit is not 5 seconds, but several tens of minutes. There will be an answer.
      4. +4
        16 January 2024 16: 26
        Quote: FRoman1984
        A liquid rocket needs to be refueled before launch, and this is not a matter of minutes.

        Since the time of the UR-100, there is no need to refuel an ICBM immediately before launch. The ICBM is in the silo, already fueled and ready for launch.
        The UR-100 missile was stored in a transport and launch container (TPC) in an ampulized state. TPK was developed by branch No. 2 of OKB-52 (now - GNIP OKB Vympel) under the leadership of chief designer V.M. Barysheva. The TPK was made of AMG-6 alloy and sealed with a special film. Sealing of the rocket tanks was carried out through the use of only welded joints, isolation from aggressive fuel components and their vapors was carried out through the use of membranes, the rocket assemblies were made of materials with high corrosion resistance. The condition of the rocket was checked by a remote automatic monitoring system. The rocket was transported and stored only in a TPK filled with dry air, with the tanks pressurized with dry nitrogen. All operations for assembling rocket stages, mating electrical connectors and autonomous testing were carried out in the manufacturing plant, which increased the reliability and reliability of operation. To ensure combat readiness, the missile was in the silo in a fueled state, ready for use without preparatory work. The use of high-boiling fuel made it possible to ensure a long shelf life (7-10 years) when refilled.
    2. +2
      16 January 2024 08: 51
      Quote: Belisarius
      According to the navy, it doesn’t matter, the main thing is not to give them too much money

      Removed from the tongue. Unfortunately or fortunately, today's Nakhimovs only confirmed that Russia is first and foremost a land power.
    3. 0
      16 January 2024 14: 25
      If there is no fleet, then how will you respond to a nuclear strike, and not only a nuclear strike, the SSBN in the bay will be destroyed faster than they sound the “alarm” there. And how will you protect the coastline? Will you hide in Siberia in the hope that an enemy missile will not reach there?
    4. +5
      16 January 2024 16: 31
      Quote: Belisarius
      According to the navy, it doesn’t matter, the main thing is not to give them too much money (sorry flotophiles).

      You have just written off 40% of the Russian Federation's strategic security units. smile
      The fleet must be financed - it is the main “operator” of systems of inevitable retaliation.
      Another thing is that shipbuilding programs need to be reconsidered - the main task of the Navy should be the safety of the withdrawal from bases and patrolling of SSBNs + providing them with a guaranteed 30 minutes of life after the war enters the nuclear phase. For the guarantee of the inevitability of a nuclear strike best serves the cause of peace, being the best guarantee against any plans for “disarmament” and limited nuclear war.”
      1. 0
        16 January 2024 20: 17
        Quote: Alexey RA
        You have just written off 40% of the Russian Federation's strategic security units.
        The fleet must be financed - it is the main “operator” of systems of inevitable retaliation.

        This is the well-known “last argument” of the navy. But it is completely empty.
        1) The role of SSBNs for nuclear deterrence in the Russian Federation is extremely exaggerated. The fleet may be useful for the first attack, but the existing political regime in the Russian Federation (blowing away specks of dust from the Kyiv “Nazis”) is not possible under any circumstances. will not start a nuclear war first. And for a retaliatory strike it is of little use. The overwhelming majority of SSBNs are located in bases and where they will be dug up during the BGU, exactly the same as strategic aviation, 1-2 boats on the base could potentially launch something somewhere, but they are carefully “herded”, and they will become the target of the first attacks without any warning.
        This is not to say that SSBNs are completely useless, but the basis of nuclear deterrence is the Strategic Missile Forces, and that’s where you need to invest money and resources.
        2) I didn’t say that 40% of the strategic nuclear warheads of the Russian Federation should be written off, I said that the fleet should not be given too much money. What is given, yes, should be spent on ensuring the exit of SSBNs, and mainly from the bases of the Pacific Fleet.
        But in general, the fleet is either a PR toy or a tool for domination over the world (with the exception of a few island states). The modern peripherally capitalist Russian Federation, bending under the weight of countless problems, does not pretend to any dominance, and we especially do not need to play with the fleet. PR in the navy has already cost us too much. We are now paying a huge bloody price for underinvestment and insufficient attention to the ground forces.
        1. -1
          17 January 2024 11: 23
          Quote: Belisarius
          And for a retaliatory strike it is of little use. The overwhelming majority of SSBNs are located in bases and where they will be dug up during the BGU, exactly the same as strategic aviation, 1-2 boats on the base could potentially launch something somewhere, but they are carefully “herded”, and they will become the target of the first attacks without any warning.

          Great: since SSBNs are now practically defenseless and of little use, we will not allocate money to correct this situation. Although here, in addition to allocating money, it is necessary to bring the naval forces into the meridian - otherwise they will again spend most of the budget on unarmed patrols, useless in the current situation RTOs and super-hyper-megaprojects of asymmetric scarecrows for a potential enemy.
          Exactly the same arguments can be made in favor of refusing to finance any problem of the Armed Forces: since it doesn’t work now, then there is no point in spending money. Since our artillery lags behind Euro-NATO in range, it means it is of little use, and there is no point in giving a lot of money for it. wink
          Quote: Belisarius
          But in general, the fleet is either a PR toy or a tool for domination over the world (with the exception of a few island states). The modern peripherally capitalist Russian Federation, bending under the weight of countless problems, does not pretend to any dominance, and we especially do not need to play with the fleet.

          So I write that it’s time for the Navy to forget (temporarily) about world domination and focus on the survival of the state. Do not chase pirates off the coast of Somalia or display the flag far away, but ensure the safety of strategic nuclear forces in and near terrorist waters. Otherwise, soon our SSBNs, not only from positional areas, but from bases will not have time to shoot back.
          1. +1
            17 January 2024 12: 54
            Quote: Alexey RA
            Although here, in addition to allocating money, it is necessary to bring the naval forces into the meridian - otherwise they will again spend most of the budget on unarmed patrols, useless in the current situation RTOs and super-hyper-megaprojects of asymmetric scarecrows for a potential enemy.

            Yes, this is definitely true. If you don’t spend money and material resources on nuclear tsunamis and 5 (or how many there are, I’m already confused) different corvette projects, etc., then a lot can be done in the navy. But this requires sane leadership and a reduction in theft rates.
            I will say as gently as possible - through the efforts of amazing people in the leadership of the country, the army and intelligence, we found ourselves in such a difficult situation in Ukraine that now maximum attention is required on the ground forces. But there is also an Air Force with air defense, they also have problems everywhere you look.
            Under these conditions the fleet forcedly fades into the background. Hopefully temporary.
            1. 0
              18 January 2024 02: 10
              Quote: Belisarius
              Through the efforts of amazing people in the leadership of the country, the army and intelligence, we found ourselves in such a difficult situation in Ukraine that we now need maximum attention to the ground forces.

              This is absolutely true. But these same people, with their amazing leadership, failed all shipbuilding programs, which is why we have almost nothing to even put SSBNs into the sea and cover them there.
              But if only this. We are currently building and purchasing a huge Merchant Fleet, the freedom of navigation of which must be ensured by the forces of the Navy. So, by definition, we are supposed to have a combat-ready and sufficiently numerous Navy. And this has already been realized not only by the administration of the Russian Federation, but also by major businesses. Otherwise, we will lose maritime trade, and we have exports on it.
              And don’t worry about the money - there’s enough of it. And to increase the size of the Ground Forces, and to build up the Air Force, and to bring the surface forces of the Fleet into an acceptable combat-ready form.
              There is money.
              We need ships, sailors and naval commanders.
              Our economy is still under-monetized by almost 50% (actually by about 45%), but it is not only possible, but also useful to pre-monetize it (including) through increasing defense spending. Moreover, it is in this case that all funds will remain within the domestic Economy and will continue to work for its development and growth according to the law of the Multiplier. And USC enterprises are not so intertwined in cooperation chains with enterprises engaged in arming and supplying the Ground Forces that one interferes with the programs of others. And the more fully our enterprises are loaded, the healthier the Economy will become, Science will move, and the System of Education and Personnel Training will improve (how else).
              So don’t worry - military spending is only beneficial for our chronically under-monetized Economy. It's like pouring fresh blood into a patient suffering from anemia or who has lost it in the event of a serious injury.
    5. 0
      17 January 2024 13: 58
      Logically, after the Scandinavian countries join NATO, maximum emphasis should be placed on the Pacific.

      Having suffered a strategic failure, you need to take on a direction where there is no chance at all. Do you equate the Finnish coast guard with the Japanese or Korean fleet?)
      1. +3
        17 January 2024 17: 17
        On the Pacific Ocean you can at least have time to go to sea and do something. And the Baltic is a puddle, shot through and through by Western anti-ship missiles.
      2. +3
        17 January 2024 21: 38
        Quote: English tarantass
        Having suffered a strategic failure, you need to take on a direction where there is no chance at all

        The main task of the fleet, as noted above, is to remove SSBNs from bases and ensure their deployment. It is easier to do this in the Pacific Fleet than in the Northern Fleet, especially taking into account the admission of Finland and Sweden to NATO, which multiplies the threat to the bases of the Northern Fleet.
        Quote: English tarantass
        Do you equate the Finnish coast guard with the Japanese or Korean fleet?)

        And in the aspect of a conventional war, precisely because of the threat of the Japanese fleet and the problem of the Kuril Islands, it is necessary to prioritize strengthening the Pacific Fleet.
        1. 0
          19 January 2024 21: 55
          especially given the admission of Finland and Sweden to NATO

          They have no access to the sea in the north, in any case, all problems with the sea will have to be solved from Norway, and the capture of the Murmansk ports from land is yes, but I think NATO had enough forces even before their entry to have someone to send from Norway. And in any case, being based in Murmansk, even before joining, was adequate only in peacetime, too close “to the front line,” as well as in Sevastopol, Arkhangelsk-Novorossiysk is the only option with the current borders. And if you just need to get out in time so as not to return, then there is no point in worrying about being captured from the ground.
          And in the aspect of a conventional war, precisely because of the threat of the Japanese fleet and the problem of the Kuril Islands, it is necessary to prioritize strengthening the Pacific Fleet

          Do you think leaving the Sea of ​​Okhotsk is still a realistic task? The same as the Northern Fleet with the option of being based in Arkhangelsk. It will still be able to go inside, it’s unlikely to go into the ocean, at least the northern one will be able to somehow release a nuclear submarine into the Arctic, the TF will be able to release a nuclear submarine into the ocean only if the aviation is really tense, there are no options at all for ships in the Pacific
  3. +2
    16 January 2024 05: 36
    Increasing the number of armed forces, continuing to purchase the necessary equipment and conducting a Special Operation is associated with very large expenses. Last year, the Ministry of Finance reported that in 2024 a total of approx. 11 trillion rubles. At the same time, the bulk of this budget will be spent on purchasing materiel.

    If you don't feed your army, you'll feed someone else's. This is true. But then there is no need to talk from the heights of power that eggs have risen in price because of voters who suddenly became rich in December and began to devour food twice as fast.
    Faith in the Supreme is quite stable. What prevents you from speaking directly about the need to tighten your belts in favor of the army?
    At least it will be clear that not everyone in the country is fools, but this is just the time. The time of the Milonovs, Solovievs, Skabeevs and temporary errors in planning and execution.
    1. +4
      16 January 2024 06: 08
      Quote from Fangaro
      in December they became richer and began to devour food twice as fast.

      No, it would be fair to say that everyone was sold beyond the border! Mammon was confused...
      1. +6
        16 January 2024 08: 26
        Quote from Fangaro

        Faith in the Supreme is quite stable.

        Who? It seems that memory is completely turned off, and no one remembers what happened before 2022 and what led to the heaviest losses. The state media is doing its job, changing the vector from internal thieves - friends, slackers, colleagues of this "Supreme" to the "corruptive influence of the decaying West" - and that's it - "tighten your belts in the name of victory." Only the Rotenbergs, Timchenkos and the rest of the company are not protracted.
    2. +1
      19 January 2024 21: 59
      eggs have gone up in price

      Seriously? Using prices for poultry farm products to build an army? Then all products should rise in price together, and this category stands out.
      NATO dropped the ruble, so the testicles flew into space, and you have a conspiracy in the government, how to rip off Rus'
  4. +2
    16 January 2024 06: 23
    Quote: Uncle Lee
    Quote from Fangaro
    in December they became richer and began to devour food twice as fast.

    No, it would be fair to say that everyone was sold beyond the border! Mammon was confused...


    It was you and I who sold everything across the border?
    1. +2
      16 January 2024 08: 01
      Quote from Fangaro
      Have you and I sold everything beyond the border?

      What do we have to do with it? There are guys who will sell their own mother if they smell profit.... hi
  5. 0
    16 January 2024 06: 25
    Quote: Belisarius
    As for missiles, the old Brezhnev "hundreds" with a new head (Vanguard) and modernized Poplars are good, but Sarmat is needed. As many Sarmatians as possible.
    On land, they have absolute priority. First of all, communications, reconnaissance and drones, you need many, many drones of all types and types. And means of combating enemy UAVs. The coalition (albeit 9 years late) is good. In general, you need a lot of artillery and ammunition.
    According to the navy, it doesn’t matter, the main thing is not to give them too much money (sorry flotophiles). Logically, after the Scandinavian countries join NATO, maximum emphasis should be placed on the Pacific.
    According to the Air Force, the main thing is not even the sides, but modern ASPs - glide bombs, missile launchers of all types, etc. Well, given the losses of planes and helicopters (especially the Ka-52M), more is needed. Well, it would be nice to somehow establish interaction between the air defense and the air force. Stop shooting down your planes already.
    In terms of organization, there are more headquarters for God’s sake, this is, of course, good. And the creation of motorized rifle divisions, in the guise of MP divisions, is also nice. But wouldn’t it be better to finally establish order in the subordination and organization of all units at the front, put an end to the chaos with dead souls, and finally replenish all units at the front to full strength?


    There are 150 million of us in the country. How to urgently accomplish all of the above?
    1. +2
      16 January 2024 08: 52
      Quote from Fangaro
      There are 150 million of us in the country. How to urgently accomplish all of the above?

      What is so impossible here, even taking into account current social and political realities?
      Bringing order to existing units instead of creating new headquarters with half-empty units will only help save money. The emphasis is on UAVs and means of communication and target designation instead of cutting-edge projects that have no channels in the world. The enemy, for example, splashes FPV drones in every workshop, and not without success.
      The fleet, as I already said, should not be given money (except perhaps for the really necessary replacement of the MPC).
      In the Air Force, the emphasis on mass development of FAB for UMPC is much cheaper than purchasing 6-8 aircraft of 6-7 different projects.
      Only Sarmat is really expensive, but you can’t save money here. And even then, if you remember the crazy Poseidon, there is something to save on.
      So, if you reduce theft rates and manage your funds a little more wisely, even under the current realities, a lot can be done.
  6. +5
    16 January 2024 07: 52
    Plans... 3000 Putin planes have already turned into 600 from Mishustin. You can rivet iron with some effort. Where can I get the footage?
  7. +6
    16 January 2024 08: 09
    The article is very optimistic: increase, formation, modernization.
    If the increase in numbers is due to the modernization/restoration of weapons and military equipment from storage bases (t-72, t-80bv, t-90a, msta-s, etc.) and adding the letter “m”, then this is a bad idea. Such an army will not fight anything.
    Release of the "coalition-SV", fine-tuning the Su-57 and its weapons, increasing the satellite constellation, fine-tuning (by the end of the second year of the war!!!) the Orion / Pacer UAVs and weapons for it, a conceptual change of armored vehicles (where did all these go? "Armata", "Boomerang", "Kurgan" parade 2015???).
    And yes - the budget deficit in 2023 is 3.2 trillion rubles, the population decline in the first half of 2023 is 272 thousand people, in 2022 - 599 thousand.
    Moreover, it is necessary not in numbers, but in technology, modern technology
  8. +3
    16 January 2024 09: 15
    So what? And nothing? I still haven’t seen the concept for the development of the armed forces. Let’s create it, arm it, that’s of course good. Who is the enemy? What army are we building our armed forces against? Where is the analysis of threats and measures to prevent them? Where is the development of the ground forces as the main thing component?
  9. +2
    16 January 2024 10: 51
    In principle, a good review article. It is quite suitable for the report of the Minister of Defense in the Federation Council or the Security Council. But you return to our military bloggers. And then there are the fees. For sleeping bags, for thermal imagers, for radio stations.... “Yarsy, you say...” (Comrade Sukhov).
  10. 0
    16 January 2024 10: 51
    I would like to correct the author. The Commander-in-Chief of the Navy recently said that changes in the Navy to 5 divisions (2-Pacific Fleet, 1-SF, 1-BF, 1-Black Sea Fleet and one marine brigade (Caspian Flotilla) will be carried out in the medium term.
  11. +1
    16 January 2024 10: 58
    Is the Su-30 in the SM version, not the SM2? The difference is very big - the SM2 has the engine, avionics, and radar from the Su-35. There are plans to upgrade all SM over time to SM2.
  12. 0
    16 January 2024 11: 43
    Changes are needed primarily in motorized rifle units. Each platoon should have a squad for controlling drones and for protecting against drones. For the transportation of drones, for communications, delivery of ammunition and control, each platoon needs an additional tracked transporter of the BT-3F type. Moreover, perhaps the transporter is not in addition to the 3rd infantry fighting vehicle in the platoon, but as a replacement. The use of drones and their effectiveness have increased so much.
    To combat drones, you need both electronic warfare equipment and hunting shotguns with solid shot or even flechette darts. Also, it is necessary to analyze the possibility of producing grapeshot cartridges for the 12-mm assault rifle ASh-12. And accordingly, it requires training of snipers with the skills of bench shooters, as for skeet shooting.
  13. +3
    16 January 2024 11: 43
    Cool concept. What's going on with naval aviation and DRLU, are we going to build them? The A-50 minus the side is narrower, but no new ones are expected.
  14. +2
    16 January 2024 14: 59
    in 2024, a total of approx. 11 trillion rubles. At the same time, the bulk of this budget will be spent on purchasing materiel.

    Maybe the country's leadership will tell you where 22 trillion was spent. rub. from GPV 12-20 and where those 70% of new equipment and weapons are located.
  15. +3
    16 January 2024 17: 50
    The article makes some kind of painful impression: as if there were no 2.5 years of SVO. No ideas, no comprehension, other than “let’s do it like in the Union.” There are more divisions (paper) and headquarters.
    Even better about technology, especially
    The production and development of Malva self-propelled guns, which are also capable of giving the army new capabilities, will continue.
    . Remind me of its performance characteristics? "New opportunities"...
    "... armored units will continue to be replenished with T-72, T-80 and T-90 tanks of the latest modifications, including those updated taking into account operation and use in the Special Operation zone. The fleet of armored vehicles for infantry - armored personnel carriers and BMP."
    - i.e. there is no need to wait for new armored vehicles. BMP-3 at best and BTR-82. More likely BMP-2 from the capital.
    It is possible that other UAVs, which have not yet been reported, may also be adopted.
    - more sigma scalpels and combat blasters.
    At the same time, the aircraft industry will supply Su-30SM, Su-35S and other well-developed aircraft.
    - It’s strange that Comrade. Bayard has not yet appeared and said that it is urgently necessary to rivet 300 MiG-35s and Yak-130s in series as light attack aircraft.
    This year, the repair and modernization of two large ships is expected to be completed - the aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov and the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov. After the latter returns to service, repairs and renovations of the same type “Peter the Great” will begin.
    - Kuznetsov definitely not this year. And Peter's renovation is in very serious question. I sincerely hope that reason will shine and this money will be spent on the ground army.
  16. 0
    17 January 2024 20: 07
    It is always necessary to develop the army. First of all, you need a lot of air defense PROTECTION equipment and missile depots, and not in one place.
  17. exo
    0
    18 January 2024 10: 09
    And there is no mention of new AWACS and reconnaissance aircraft based on at least the same TU-214. How long will it take to finalize the A-100? Both types of cars are needed like air.
    1. 0
      3 May 2024 12: 18
      A-100 is a stillborn child. Such planes with huge rotating antennas are no longer needed
  18. 0
    19 January 2024 10: 45
    Where are the laser and microwave “guns”, the round-the-world nuclear “Poseidons”, the ever-flying “petrels”? request
  19. 0
    3 May 2024 12: 17
    Promising self-propelled gun "Malva"
    How the hell is she promising..??? It has old materiel from Msta S with a 47 caliber barrel and is loaded manually the old fashioned way...!!