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Russian weapons on your screen. About the defense industry without enthusiasm and lamentations

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On the channel "Vesti-24" Russian television began the program "Russian weapon". Thus, Vesti-24, following the example of other Russian federal channels, acquired its own program dedicated to military-technical topics. And although on Russian television, at first glance, there is no shortage of such projects, Russian Weapon can significantly change the situation with informing the public about the state and ways of development of the domestic defense industry.


Russian weapons on your screen. About the defense industry without enthusiasm and lamentations

The paradox of the current situation with the coverage of the work of the Russian defense industry lies in the fact that with an abundance of specialized media and television programs, it is impossible to have any correct understanding of the situation in the industry without having special knowledge. In matters relating to the development of the defense industry, the Russian media as a whole do not fulfill their function of objectively informing the public, which does not have special knowledge in the military sphere, about the current situation in the most important sector of the national economy. They are not able to give not only the general public, but also representatives of the Russian political class who are not connected with the DIC with any intelligible idea of ​​what is happening. As a result, even seemingly well-informed people participating in the formation of state policy express absurd opinions about the Russian military-technical potential, up to and including statements about its complete absence and the continuing production of exclusively Soviet types of equipment.

MYTHOLOGY DEFENSE

Soviet mythology of domestic weapons, "which has no analogues in the world," caused a lot of damage to the domestic economy and national security. But, with a few exceptions, it is already irrevocably gone. It was replaced by even more harmful post-Soviet myths about the total collapse, degradation and almost disappearance of the national defense-industrial complex. These myths live their own lives, they have no connection with real life and do not need this connection.

In part, their spread is facilitated by conflicts related to complex institutional contradictions between the DIC and the Ministry of Defense. Another important factor in shaping the information background around the industry is the media wars between its member enterprises, which are fighting for assets or contracts. Examples of deadly information wars between enterprises of the Russian defense industry, which in the past have led to the discrediting of entire industries, are well known. In this situation, against the background of real growth in arms exports by 12% - to 15.2 billion dollars in 2012 - we have repeated allegations in the media about the “collapse” of the industry, its transformation into a “black hole”, its complete inability to release weapons according to modern requirements and so on. Against the background of the repeated increase in revenues to the troops of new types of equipment and weapons, the media continue to repeat the mantra about the absence of a significant increase in purchases of new weapons compared to 1990-mi - the beginning of 2000-s.

The presence of numerous technical, personnel, and institutional problems in the Russian defense industry is obvious. The increasingly widespread opinions among the Russian political class about its “collapse” and “inability to develop” have no connection with these problems and contradict well-known and easily verifiable facts.

The spread of myths about the low potential of the Russian industry, often taking place through the efforts of industrial enterprises that struggle with each other, and until recently with the direct participation of some representatives of the Ministry of Defense, can have serious political consequences. The “inability” of the industry to fulfill its tasks was one of the main arguments put forward by former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin against the large-scale rearmament program currently being implemented.

HPV-2020 is generally a popular target of criticism in the Russian media. In very many cases, this criticism of specific programs is well founded, but the very need to significantly increase military spending is often disputed. This approach is the result of ignorance, lack of understanding of the technical aspects of military affairs and ignoring the fact that Russia is now paying for the 15 years of lack of any funding for the development of its Armed Forces and a break in the procurement of conventional weapons.

VIEW THROUGH LENS

The Russian Arms program, created with the participation of the Military-Industrial Commission, is, therefore, one of the first attempts by the industry leadership to give a balanced view of its state. Beyond Blocks NewsThe program consists of plots dedicated to specific enterprises and rearmament programs, which are currently "on hearing". These include, for example, the new BTR-82A armored personnel carriers arriving in significant numbers in the Russian army, who for the first time took part in the Victory Parade.

New armored vehicles were devoted to a detailed story in a recent release of the program. The plot included interviews with representatives of the manufacturer, production engineers, testers, as well as a demonstration of the machine in action. The viewer could get an idea of ​​why the Russian army in general buys these machines, how they differ from their predecessors and how they relate to modern counterparts. The technical aspects of the project are fully clarified, but without the magic formula of “unparalleled”, which is able to discredit any material on the go. It is important that, in addition to the description of the technical innovations of the new BTR, such as the two-plane stabilizer for the 30-mm gun, attention is also paid to the technical modernization of the enterprise producing these machines.

Some materials of the program, for example, a detailed report from the Central Research Institute for Radio and Nuclear Research in the testing of small arms, give the Russian public an idea of ​​the complexity and high technology of the development and production of modern weapons, even if it is a relatively simple class of such weapons. Our people love small arms and are interested in them. Detailed, detailed technical description of the process of its production without journalistic stamps can strengthen the interest and positive attitude towards the industry.

The program also provides insights into the current discussions around major military-technical projects. For example, in the May issue of 9, there was a discussion on the current discussions with the leadership of the Ministry of Defense, industry representatives and the relevant committee of the State Duma about the feasibility of further upgrading the heavy MiG-31 interceptor. It is important to note that the discussion question is objectively illuminated, without howls about the "unparalleled complex" or, conversely, about the "Soviet grain".

From the program, it was possible to learn interesting details about the circumstances of the birth of a new, localized in Russia modification of a heavy Il-76 military transport aircraft — Il-76MD-90A, and for the first time interviews were shown with young development engineers directly involved in the project. Again, with a fairly complete description of the technical differences between the aircraft modification from its predecessors and unique shots from inside the pilot cabin, there was no unnecessary generalizations.

A useful feature of the program is also an interview with business leaders, for example, with the general director of Tactical Missiles Corporation Boris Obnosov in the story about the new modification of the X-31 missile. The mass audience in Russia has few opportunities to get access to first-hand information coming directly from the leadership of the Russian defense industry.

An important achievement of the program is to demonstrate the real results of growing public investment in the industry. In “Russian Arms” you can see new production lines put into operation at industrial enterprises, test stands, hear interviews of young workers who in recent years have again come to defense industry enterprises.

The program does not go deep into the financial and organizational-political problems of the defense industry, and, based on the tasks it faces, this is correct. A feature of the presentation of materials in many Russian media is the abundance of global assessments and polemical attacks with an acute lack of factual information. The Russian Weapon explains to the viewer what is being made and how it allows them to make their own choices, rather than brainwashing him about the advancing of the entire planet or, on the contrary, about the fact that "we were betrayed at the very top."

THERE IS A RESERVE FOR DEVELOPMENT

Perhaps in the future it would make sense to cover more widely the news on the development of military equipment abroad, especially since the development of domestic industry is increasingly determined by global trends, and the industry itself is becoming increasingly involved in international cooperation. The Russian defense industry needs to realize the community of its interests, which is quite naturally combined with intense market competition. For its survival and development, the defense industry must develop a single line and uniform rules for communication with society, which should be carried out even in conditions of intense internal competition.

The defense industry, along with its related industries, such as nuclear and space, is the only large, truly high-tech segment of the Russian economy. This is the main component of the non-primary part of Russian exports, the most important source of creating high-quality jobs in our country.

Ultimately, the development of the defense industry, space and nuclear industry is the only real hope for the modernization of Russia. In most “non-military” industries, the existing innovation potential is completely insignificant and needs to be built from scratch, which will take years. The most prestigious universities in the capital in recent years have produced mainly office plankton, which is hardly capable — altogether — to make at least a nut suitable for export to competitive markets. The Russian defense industry should have its voice in discussing the future of Russian economic policy, and with the arrival of Dmitry Rogozin in the government, there has been obvious progress in this direction. It is equally important that industry be able to inform society about the state of the most important programs that are subject to public attention, including due to the rapid growth of their funding.
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  1. dc120mm
    dc120mm 28 May 2013 15: 32
    +7
    Interesting! Pleasantly look.
    1. evgenii67
      evgenii67 28 May 2013 15: 48
      13
      Article advertisement! The program "Russian Weapon" along with the program "Polygon" and possibly others (I don’t know whether or not there is a show "Wings" which was conducted by Krylov, unfortunately now deceased) should watch instead of pakemon and serials. Apparently, advertising is necessary, especially for young people, so that there is no interest in cigarettes and alcohol, debauchery and drugs, but interest and pride in the Motherland arises, and with this feeling Patriotism will come. If a person is a Patriot, then it does not matter whether he is standing at the machine or with a machine gun in his hands, the Patriot will work, serve for the good of the Motherland and nothing else.
      1. B_KypTke
        B_KypTke 28 May 2013 17: 14
        +7
        I apologize for the correction, but a very good transfer of Wings, was conducted by the late Andrei Razbash now ... the kingdom to him be Heaven. hi
        1. astra
          astra 28 May 2013 17: 40
          +6
          So, Vesti-24, following the example of other Russian federal channels, acquired its own program dedicated to military-technical issues.

          I love watching military broadcasts, in general we have few educational channels and news telling about achievements in various fields, the construction of new factories and generally positive. In nete, you probably know that there is a good patriotic site - made with us, here is the link: http://www.sdelanounas.ru/
          Under the USSR, there were many positive and informative programs, now on the screens are solid negative news, detective stories and endless concerts. It’s time ... it’s already high time to show military and educational programs.
        2. evgenii67
          evgenii67 28 May 2013 18: 11
          +1
          Quote: B_KypTke
          I apologize for the correction, but very good transmission Wings

          A thousand apologies, damn messed up hi
      2. Vitali-46
        Vitali-46 28 May 2013 17: 58
        0
        Peace be with you Eugene !!! I completely agree with you !!
      3. VAF
        VAF 28 May 2013 20: 59
        +5
        Quote: evgenii67
        and there was interest and a sense of pride in the homeland, and with this feeling Patriotism will come. If a person is a Patriot, it doesn’t matter if he is standing behind a machine tool or with a machine gun in his hands, the Patriot will work, serve for the good of the Motherland and nothing else.


        Almost agree +! But ..advertising advertising is different, because what We advertise for the good of our Fatherland should:

        1. BE AVAILABLE!

        2. MEET AVAILABILITY!

        Here are mine, dad and we have this .... I just want to say ... "there is ... wool in one place", and why ... what should I answer, tell me .... fellow patriots?

        The fact that they sit in the leadership and the government, although why they sit, are legally elected and appointed wassat ... DECKERS?

        Here is one of the films ... about advertising .. other Air Force, or rather other countries ... here everything is visible and AVAILABILITY and CONFORMITY AVAILABLE ...... and we ..... crying

        I wish you a pleasant viewing drinks and pride in our weapons. of which we ... DO NOT! belay

        1. leon-iv
          leon-iv 28 May 2013 21: 52
          0
          To be honest, the video sequence wasn’t impressive. Well fly airplanes so what?
          And for example, my sister (12 years old) watched with interest
  2. Damask
    Damask 28 May 2013 15: 35
    +6
    So do I. very interesting
  3. Melchakov
    Melchakov 28 May 2013 15: 36
    +7
    The country needs a new industrialization. The military-industrial complex has always and everywhere been the driving force of industry and progress. There is no better way to boost the economy in a short time than militarism. But the development model does not need to go far. Even the Japanese admitted that they were copying the Stalinist model of the economy.
    1. bask
      bask 28 May 2013 15: 46
      -7
      Quote: Melchakov
      The country needs a new industrialization. The military-industrial complex has always and everywhere been the driving force of industry and progress

      Needed, as needed.
      But with the non-current, power, alas, THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE.
      1. Everything at the private trader ((and they promise to increase the seizure)).
      2. Total corruption. Before manufacturers there is nothing to come, everyone will plunder along the way!
      Quote: Melchakov
      Russian weapons on your screen. About the defense industry without enthusiasm and lamentations

      And to watch the next program from the cycle: THE GUESTS HAVE A TALE;
      Who wants to know what to read all the info on the internet !!!
      1. aviamed90
        aviamed90 28 May 2013 16: 15
        -1
        bask

        Totally agree with you.
        You can produce TV shows about Russian weapons as much as you like - the situation will not change from this without specific actions by the government.
        1. leon-iv
          leon-iv 28 May 2013 16: 23
          +3
          You do not confuse cause and effect a lot. These programs are needed for the future generation and for the broad masses to clarify the situation now.
          But this should not cancel the modernization of the industry.
          1. VAF
            VAF 28 May 2013 17: 58
            +7
            Quote: leon-iv
            These programs are needed for the next generation and for the broad masses.


            Then it is necessary to write that the dear "future generation and the broad masses" now the studio ....... will show you .... etc. and a footnote ..... a real military man (active and in reserve, well, retired ... please do not look)!
            That's when it's normal, and so .... what is desired is passed off as real, well, as usual advertising of something and no patriotism here and does not "smell" close!

            Patriotism is now - "today another case about the theft of Vasilyevly was brought up. Now according to Peter, the total
            Is it under the current government then?

            Yes forgot to say hello wink drinks
            1. leon-iv
              leon-iv 28 May 2013 21: 47
              0
              Then it is necessary to write that the dear "future generation and the broad masses" now the studio ....... will show you .... etc. and a footnote ..... a real military man (active and in reserve, well, retired ... please do not look)!
              That's when it's normal, and so .... what is desired is passed off as real, well, as usual advertising of something and no patriotism here and does not "smell" close!

              Any propaganda will wishful thinking it has been and will be.
              But an example, for example, Air Force officers know little about tanks and artels. So they will also be mostly interested.
              Threat you do not know why we drove 12 MI-8 in Ivanovo (the model could not be determined were in the parking lot)
      2. VAF
        VAF 28 May 2013 17: 54
        +3
        Quote: bask
        And to watch the next program from the cycle: THE GUESTS HAVE A TALE;


        Bask. fully support! +! soldier
        1. bask
          bask 28 May 2013 21: 10
          +3
          Quote: vaf
          Bask. fully support

          Good evening vaf.
          The less real affairs in our BOD-state. The more PR.
          BTR-80/82 will be promoted and say what it is modern. It has a -30mm gun, from which you can’t get anywhere. And means from chemical and bacteriological infections.
          And that there is NO ANTIMOUS PROTECTION. And during a landmine explosion, 5-7 kg in heat-energy is guaranteed for the entire crew of corpses. It’s not about uye ... they won’t say that.
          Or that it is an armored personnel carrier, an armor-piercing bullet of 7,62 mm with 200 mm makes its way out.
          And why not a single KamAZ, Ural, Typhoon, came to the troops over the 13-year period.
          The more the power rots, the more TV and MSI work.
      3. Vitali-46
        Vitali-46 28 May 2013 18: 02
        +3
        It’s better to watch it than schizaphrenia, such as house 2. let’s say, etc.
        1. bask
          bask 28 May 2013 21: 48
          +1
          Quote: Vitaliy-46
          watch than schizaphrenia, such as house 2. let them say, etc.

          Who makes, releases, and most importantly, who RESOLVES it on .... about ,, house-2 ,, on television. And also all parasites and w ... x. Who is involved in this ....
          Send ((in court)) to Kolyma. Here it will be, House-2, and we will see with pleasure. It’s ten years !!! laughing
  4. pa_nik
    pa_nik 28 May 2013 15: 36
    +5
    A good program on our TV is like a pearl that you need to work hard to catch. I hope for an interesting and at the same time objective presentation of the material with a new program.
  5. leon-iv
    leon-iv 28 May 2013 15: 39
    +2
    Wow CAST and Pukhov. IMHO it will be interesting. He is a competent person and not.
  6. djon3volta
    djon3volta 28 May 2013 15: 44
    +6
    in addition to this program about Russian weapons, Prokopenko shows good issues in the program MILITARY SECRET (I advise America's patriots to watch shopping history and discovery).
    TC STARS constantly shows about Soviet weapons and Russian. I like the heading BATTLE OF EMPIRE (USSR against the USA in different countries on the supply of our weapons to friendly countries).

    In this situation, against the background of the real growth in arms exports by 12% - up to $ 15.2 billion in 2012 - we have regularly repeated statements in the media about the “collapse” of industry

    not only the media are doing this, commentators on Runet open spaces are very willing to do this, they are the same patriots of America. for me, even if the person is silent about the shortcomings of Russian technology, BUT PRAISING ANOTHER - he is a patriot of America (Israel, Japan, China, etc.) .
    Was it in the Second World War that if a soldier praised German technology they could be reprimanded? It was! I read this on this site. And now in the age of information and permissiveness, it has become almost fashionable to speak derogatoryly about Russian military equipment. On this site there are certainly such examples few, but full of others angry
    1. Genady1976
      Genady1976 28 May 2013 19: 18
      +1
      Star is my favorite channel
      The best weapons are made in Russia and.
  7. My address
    My address 28 May 2013 15: 45
    +4
    It's a very good deal. But few people watch Vesti-24. I hope that the same will appear at Vesti-1, and there it will be delicately, but heartily kicked by Channel One.
    Good lord Yes, not really waited!
  8. waisson
    waisson 28 May 2013 15: 50
    +3
    we look with pleasure I hope it will be something new
  9. seller trucks
    seller trucks 28 May 2013 16: 17
    +2
    I do not watch a zomboyaschik, it will be necessary to swing from torrents, there are good people, they spread it. I like the series "Wings of Russia" very much, sometimes I watch it with pleasure. We have already got these Sigals from Van Ladies and "tough nuts".
    1. Mhpv
      Mhpv 28 May 2013 16: 34
      +1
      Quote: seller trucks
      We have already got these Sigals from Van Ladies and "tough nuts".

      Especially "Universal Solda-4" did not even look at such a beleberda after 20 minutes of viewing, but we have recently been filming "masterpieces" like "White Tiger".
      1. seller trucks
        seller trucks 28 May 2013 17: 28
        +1
        Quote: mhpv
        Especially "Universal Solda-4" did not even look at such a beleberda after 20 minutes of viewing, but we have recently been filming "masterpieces" like "White Tiger".


        honestly, I didn’t look either one or the other, apparently I did not lose anything
  10. Vtel
    Vtel 28 May 2013 16: 20
    +1
    When the Russians finally come to power in Russia, then the enti problems will be resolved, but for now we are on a liberal reservation.
  11. orff
    orff 28 May 2013 16: 22
    +1
    Russia needs such programs. objective and professional. hate blah blah blah
  12. Strashila
    Strashila 28 May 2013 16: 25
    +1
    Not much with puppy enthusiasm ... but there should be advertising, given the amount of money sent there.
  13. Sleptsoff
    Sleptsoff 28 May 2013 16: 36
    -2
    One more clone will be made, the presenters, as usual, will scream in frenzy and write with delight telling about the next "miracle weapon that has no analogues". It’s boring to watch how tanks bombast cardboard buses with pathos, I would like more programs about high-tech, promising weapons (if there is one of course), unique materials, then I would really understand that our defense industry is not standing still.
  14. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 28 May 2013 16: 57
    +3
    What does the myth have to do with it? there is a simple comparison, how many were produced and what kind of aircraft, for example, in the USSR and now. Another example is the KA-50 helicopter built back in the 80s. Why was it not put into production? T-90 tanks began to be tested at the end of the 80s, and how many were released. How many BMP-3s are being produced now, how many are in our army? ... You can list long and tedious. Now even small arms cannot be made of the same quality as in the USSR. All this despite the fact that almost all the most modern developments were made in the Soviet Union. Here are the myths. Of course, the government needs to somehow justify its "work" by belittling the importance of Soviet technologies, exaggerating the capabilities of today's defense industry
  15. lecturer
    lecturer 28 May 2013 17: 12
    +1
    To the author, Ruslan THANKS, for an excellent "stirring up" flock!
    The defense industry, along with related industries such as nuclear and space, is the only large, truly high-tech segment of the Russian economy. This is the main component.
    Etc. BUT when it came to
    In recent years, the most prestigious metropolitan universities have been producing mainly office plankton, which is hardly capable - collectively - of making at least a nut suitable for export to competitive markets.

    Slightly "paused". He (the author) is RIGHT!
    And, your servant, the "morpopod" sees perfectly well, THIS trouble is not only in Moscow universities!
    We (I'm not alone) "fight" as we can, while SUCCESS are invisible (?) BUT, at least a little bit I will try to "justify" to you all: In January ... there was a New Year's greeting call "from the watch Dal.Vost . " one of my graduates. And now "my boys" DO NOT RUN (like some) from my lectures ("technical mech."), Etc.
    PS ... True, the formulas and graphs are too lazy to draw, but they use (in secret) modern mobile photo equipment ... BUT, I do not care, I forgive them !!!
  16. Umnichka
    Umnichka 28 May 2013 17: 26
    +1
    I agree. Office plankton, demoralized corrupt parasites, have been bred completely excessively and with great harm to society, it is necessary to comprehensively reorient from the production of plankton to the training and education of specialists of manufacturers of mat. values ​​(engineers, upscale and motivated workers, etc.). The dominance of the banking system, not the manufacturing sector, is disastrous for Russia.
  17. Takashi
    Takashi 28 May 2013 17: 36
    0
    still need to create a program: "How to create a weapon yourself."
    And devote it to the creation of high-tech weapons at home from handy means: a rocket (with a range of 10-30 km), mines, mortars, guns, how to deal with tanks, ...
    so that the office plankton and representatives of the banking sector were interested. :) :)
  18. jagdpanzer
    jagdpanzer 28 May 2013 18: 21
    +1
    what is the use of developments if they are not in the army? and the USSR’s resource is slowly melting away, and nobody wants to invest in science
  19. SIBIR38RUS
    SIBIR38RUS 28 May 2013 18: 39
    +1
    Quote: Umnichka
    The dominance of the banking system, not the manufacturing sector, is disastrous for Russia.

    But this is perhaps a very powerful and correct note! good you huge +! only here is one problem .... now young people still go to the army, but more for the sake of a military man and for the reason that they serve only a year ... Basically, everyone climbs into universities for armchair and office positions, etc. It's a shame ... I served in the army, but at the moment I was written off for health under the category "B". The reason is insignificant and I am quite healthy both physically and mentally, but our fucking laws do not allow me to get back into the ranks of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation .. I expect that in the near future the laws will turn at least a little towards the men, and not towards those who are in the army dragged by the gills. I apologize for being a little off topic ... boiling.
  20. Lone gunman
    Lone gunman 28 May 2013 18: 44
    0
    moderators 0))), article ... you feel the hand of Dmitry Rogozin, the defense industry advertisement, everything that shows on the zombie box is to some extent modernization of Soviet technology, about robots - androids are not a word, there are no DAPRs on you))))
  21. Vitali-46
    Vitali-46 28 May 2013 19: 20
    +1
    I have a box at work, the team is small, 5 guys, aged 20-24 years. And two girls. So they constantly watch two channels, tnt.and sts !! In my opinion the most useless channels on television !!! haha, hee hee !! Either Ural dumplings, then interns, then house 2, and so for days on end, in a circle! YOUNG PEOPLE are not interested in anything, if only stupidly excuse me for expressing, neighing !!! There was a PARADE, 9 MAY, everyone was sitting on the street, basking in the sun, on my suggestion to go watch the parade, on television, I heard this answer-Well, it’s the same every year !!! Young people don’t have the desire, the desire, to learn something what you really need !! It's sad all this !!
    Regards to you !!
    1. Lone gunman
      Lone gunman 28 May 2013 19: 44
      +1
      I support - there was a generation of "Pepsi", now there is a generation of "beer, vodka, and the Internet" in its worst form, it's getting worse and worse ... It's all sad ...
  22. shamil
    shamil 28 May 2013 20: 14
    +1
    Well, for example, I watched 'Polygon' a couple of times. They showed a tank that was in a single copy, the same with the latest modification of the APC, how many I don't remember.
  23. rapid1934
    rapid1934 28 May 2013 20: 34
    +2
    Article is advertising and I must say low quality advertising. In the military-industrial complex, in fact, there are many problems that need to be urgently addressed. And URA-PATRIOTISM is already tired. hi