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Ministry of Defense Board: military reform plans are being implemented

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The other day, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu opened a regular meeting of the Defense Ministry Board. The main objectives of this meeting, held in the Russian capital, were: interim monitoring of the progress of re-equipment and re-equipment of units and units of the Russian army, preparation for the West-2013 exercises (joint exercises of the Russian and Belarussian troops), work to recruit military personnel -contractors, the quality of the implementation of federal targeted programs.


Ministry of Defense Board: military reform plans are being implemented


Shoigu recalled that today there is an active modernization of the Russian army, as a result of which the renewed Armed Forces should be able to resist, quote: “even the most high-tech adversary”. It was about the course of the renewal and re-equipment of individual clusters of the Armed Forces that the Minister of Defense first asked the generals.

According to the speakers, the rearmament is proceeding on schedule, and there are no failures in terms of the supply of new military equipment and equipment. weapons no troops. Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov said that today a system has been built in the Russian army, in which each commander knows for sure when and in what quantity a new vehicle will come to his military unit. According to Gerasimov, he knows this average commander and the contract recruitment plan, and the necessary pace of infrastructure modernization, and even the schedule of resettlement for officer families. The Chief of the General Staff noted that in the current and future years, the plan for the implementation of military reform was defined as monthly, but starting from 2015, this plan will be transferred to quarterly mode.

It is worth touching on those points of the plan that turned out to be fulfilled, again, if you believe the reports of the generals of the Defense Ministry at the College.

As is known, the general modernization of weapons to 2020, according to the plan, should be carried out at 70%. In other words, by 2020, the new (and relative new) military equipment in the Russian subdivisions should be 70%. More recently, representatives of the financial government sector (officials from the Ministry of Finance) said that 70% modernization of weapons and equipment for the army in the current state of affairs in the economy will be disastrously expensive, and therefore, they say, should be limited to a value of 50%.

Valery Gerasimov reported that there is no cause for concern, and that while the program runs strictly on schedule: military technopark and an array of weapons updated to 17%, and by the end of the year the Defense Ministry will reach the planned 19% (plan for 2013 year).

The re-equipment of the missile brigade of the Western Military District with the Iskander complexes has been fully completed. By the end of December, the military ministry plans to re-equip the Iskanders with another rocket brigade, and the Yars complexes - the Strategic Missile Forces regiment. The troops are scheduled to receive communications, equipment, new weapons and ammunition.
Turning to the topic of recruiting the Russian army with contract servicemen, it turned out that here the Ministry of Defense even overfulfills the plan. At the beginning of September, 2013 was taken to contract service by about 48 thousands of servicemen. Valery Gerasimov noted that this is 6% higher than those indicated as planned. He also said that if the tendency to recruit at the 7 level of thousands of military personnel per month continues, by the end of the year the Armed Forces will be equipped with 82%, while today the equipment is about 80,6%.
The generals are of the opinion that if a law is passed that allows graduates of higher educational institutions to sign a contract with the Ministry of Defense for two years immediately after they graduate, assuming the rank of private and, over time, non-commissioned officers, the number of contract soldiers will increase significantly.

Interesting information at the Collegium was expressed about the reform of the Air Force. Military commanders agreed on what an undertaking is like consolidation aviation bases with the elimination of aviation divisions and regiments, did not become positive. The fact is that many military airfields were simply not ready to accommodate numerous military aircraft and helicopters. In a number of cases, airbases have turned into a real airborne bunch, which, in the event of a hypothetical attack, can only play into the hands of a potential enemy. The ability to destroy an entire airbase with dozens of military aircraft on the ground with one blow is a real gift for any enemy. Such reflections led to the decision to begin the revival of air divisions and regiments. As the saying goes, it's better to catch yourself late than never to catch your eye ...

By the way, with the resumption of the work of the aviation regiments and divisions, there are also “trips” of high military officials and government representatives in charge of military technical issues to Russian cities and villages in which the aviation centers once existed (or in the “breathing mode”) . One of these trips in the first decade of September took place in Borisoglebsk (Voronezh Region) - the city of the glory of the country in which the famous Valery Chkalov once began his journey in aviation, and in which there was a flight school named after him. Today, there is an aviation center at the school site (flight base of the second category).

The delegation was headed by the military and civilian officials who arrived at the Borisoglebsky airbase, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who announced an imminent increase in the logistics of the flight center and the return of the lost name and status to it.

Representatives of the Ministry of Defense decided to return to the idea of ​​resuming construction (or restoration) of so-called departmental housing for military personnel. According to Gerasimov, before the end of the year 16 military camps will be fully equipped, around 200 barracks, canteens, sports halls and complexes, educational buildings.
The main thing is that, referring to the restoration, construction and arrangement of military real estate, the representatives of the Ministry of Defense made it clear that there is money for it, and the plan is being carried out without disruption. I would like to believe that this is true, and no revision in the direction of the next cuts, optimizations, cuttings and seals in the near future is expected.

I would also like to hope that the reports of the generals coincide with the objective realities, and not created with the aim to embellish the course of the reform and not to anger the higher leadership. Otherwise, we can make far-reaching promises and draw extra wands ...
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  1. user
    user 20 September 2013 10: 27 New
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    Interesting information was provided at the College regarding the reform of the Air Force. The military commanders agreed that such an initiative as the enlargement of air bases with the liquidation of aviation divisions and regiments did not become positive.

    It is interesting what you expected from Tubaretkin. He didn’t dig an ear in this matter, you didn’t loot it in the Arbat military district.
    Well, at least in time we caught on and restore the Soviet rules for basing the Air Force.
    1. gunnerminer
      gunnerminer 20 September 2013 11: 59 New
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      Well, at least in time we caught on and restore the Soviet rules for basing the Air Force.



      It is very likely that things will not go further than conversations. The lack of funds and the acute shortage of personnel of the senior command staff of the Air Force will not allow to restore the base system.
      1. Turbo 253
        Turbo 253 27 September 2013 13: 20 New
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  2. AX
    AX 20 September 2013 10: 59 New
    +5
    Everything is fine. But over the years that I serve, the amount of paper in my pockets and in the office has reached menacing proportions. The huge paper circulation is useless to anyone and duplicating documents. I carry with me such a variety of cards, tags, memos, work and reference papers notebooks, etc., what to put on at the time of unloading ... And the field bag turned into a bag ... And he doesn’t want to fasten it ... You bastard such a ... Packs of paper last two days from the force. And there are also various books, magazines and books of books accounting, and magazines of books accounting ... Two copies each (so as not to be lost). Here are such pies ...
    1. helg717
      helg717 20 September 2013 11: 50 New
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      By the way, this is also a war .... If you want to distract the army from business, load up with paperwork and there is no talk of any normal combat training in such conditions
    2. Serg 122
      Serg 122 20 September 2013 14: 43 New
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      Cover your ass with this paper! Do not engage in combat training ... laughing
  3. creak
    creak 20 September 2013 12: 58 New
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    From divisions and regiments to air bases and brigades, now back to divisions and regiments - how many more these reciprocating movements will continue. What kind of combat readiness can we talk about in an environment of constant upheavals and reforms? Who knows what a new minister will come up with who will replace Shoigu (who did not serve in the army)? The trouble is that in recent years, at the helm of the Ministry of Defense there were no professionals with the exception of Rodionov, he did not go to court, as he was a real military leader, not a courtier ... As they say, wait and see - Serdyukov’s reforms were also considered to be progressive at first ...
  4. IRBIS
    IRBIS 20 September 2013 13: 21 New
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    “I also want to hope that the general reports coincide with objective realities, and were not created with the aim of embellishing the course of the reform and not angering the higher leadership. Otherwise, we know how to give far-reaching promises and draw extra sticks ..."
    The obvious is the incredible. This is me about the coincidence of general reports with the real state of affairs. Everyone holds on to their bread places and big salaries. Learned to dust in the eyes to the smallest detail.
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 20 September 2013 14: 39 New
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      I agree with you very much. “Turning to the topic of manning the Russian army with contract servicemen, it turned out that here the Ministry of Defense even exceeded the plan. At the beginning of September 2013, about 48 thousand servicemen were accepted for contract service. Valery Gerasimov noted that this is 6% higher than those that He said that if the tendency to recruit contract soldiers at the level of 7 troops a month continues, then by the end of the year the Armed Forces will be manned by 82%, despite the fact that today the equipment is about 80,6%. "
      And how many quit during this same time? This factor is never taken into account! Poochei? Because it spoils all THEIR indicators
      1. gunnerminer
        gunnerminer 20 September 2013 21: 01 New
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        And how many quit during this same time? This factor is never taken into account! Poochei? Because it spoils all THEIR indicators




        + 100!
        1. sarmat-4791
          sarmat-4791 20 September 2013 23: 28 New
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          “today, a system has been built in the Russian army in which each commander knows exactly when and in what quantity new equipment will come to his military unit. According to Gerasimov, this average statistical commander and the plan for recruiting contract soldiers, and the necessary pace of infrastructure modernization, and even the timetable for the resettlement of officer families. "
          Is it about our army or something, or something else?
  5. alone
    alone 20 September 2013 13: 54 New
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    According to the speakers, the rearmament is proceeding on schedule, and there are no failures in terms of the supply of new military equipment and weapons to the troops.


    what But what about the fact that some of the systems that were supposed to be at the disposal of the troops in 2013 were transferred to a later date. Is this not considered a malfunction, or is it already called differently?
  6. tank64rus
    tank64rus 20 September 2013 18: 50 New
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    We caught up with the Borisoglebsky flight school, but what about the rest of the universities and academies and the whole military science, which Taburetkin reduced to zero.
  7. amp
    amp 20 September 2013 22: 23 New
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    Well, here the task is twofold: on the one hand, it is necessary to reform, on the other, to eliminate what Marshal Taburetkin has done.

    When will they put him at last ??
  8. sarmat-4791
    sarmat-4791 20 September 2013 23: 26 New
    +1
    “today, a system has been built in the Russian army in which each commander knows exactly when and in what quantity new equipment will come to his military unit. According to Gerasimov, this average statistical commander and the plan for recruiting contract soldiers, and the necessary pace of infrastructure modernization, and even the timetable for the resettlement of officer families. "
    is it about our army or what?
  9. malikszh
    malikszh 21 September 2013 00: 08 New
    +1
    Iskender is made however, this is good!