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Representatives of the Russian and American military departments held a videoconference aimed at prevention of air incidents in Syria

On January 28, Representatives of the Russian and American military departments have held a videoconference aimed at prevention of air incidents in Syria. They discussed the improvement of effectiveness of cooperation within the Memorandum on Flight Safety for the period of operations in Syria dated October 20, 2015.

It was noted that the Memorandum allowed to avoid unintended incidents between aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and coalition headed by the USA.

The sides discussed upon the issues concerning raising effectiveness of cooperation within the agreement.

The parties reached an agreement to continue regular contacts.

Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu held the defence department Board session

Today, the Board session of the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation was held in Moscow under the leadership of the Head of the defence department General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

Leadership of the Armed Forces, representatives of the state power and public Council of the Russian Defence Ministry took part in the session.

In accordance to the agenda, issues of implementation of the Activity Plan 2016-2020 on the Northern Fleet concerning forming of military units in the interests of providing military safety of the Russian Federation in the Arctic, and project of Concept of the Russian Federation intellectual activity right control centralized system, which is under supervision of the defence department, were discussed during the Board session.

The Board also listened to the report about reinforcing combat staff of the Airborne in the course of developing rapid reaction forces.

Talking about forming of military units of the Northern Fleet in the Arctic and creation of the supporting infrastructure, the Defence Minister reminded that the work was performed in the course of implementation of scheduled orders of the President of the Russian Federation and his decrees taken after the Sochi sessions as well as in the course of realization of the 2014 Military Doctrine, which provides protection of the national interests in the Artic zone.

The Head of the military department stated that military object construction were actively conducted on archipelagos of Frantz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya and New Siberian Islands. Necessary conditions for life activity of the servicemen are being created there.

According to the Defence Minister, construction of unique administrative and living complexes on Kotelny Island and Alexandra Land, which were designed for all year round duty of the servicemen, is in the final stage.

General of the Army Sergei Shoigu stressed that the primary attention was paid to the air space condition in the Arctic.

According to the Head of the defence department, the 45th Air Force and Air Defence Northern Fleet Army was formed in December, 2015. Military units of radiotecnic troops and air defence missile regiment, which was equipped with S-300 Favorit modernized missile systems, has been put into air defence duty on Frantz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya and New Siberian Islands.

Moreover, the Defence Minister noted that the permanent deployment force grouping was building-up.

According to him, the Russian Armed Forces will raise their capabilities on reacting to current and forecasted threats, and providing protection of the national interests in the region.

Speaking about another issue on the agenda, the Head of the military department noted the importance of building-up of the combat strength of the Airborne Troops within the development of the Rapid Reaction Forces.

Development of the combat capabilities will be carried out by improvement of the combat strength of the Airborne Troops and their equipment with modern and forward-looking samples of military hardware, reconnaissance ad EW means.

According to the Head of the military department, taking into consideration the necessity of optimization of expenses for maintenance and equipment of the Armed Forces, the proposals on building-up of the combat strength of the Airborne Troops and development of the Rapid Reaction Forces were discussed.

Before the consideration of the issues on the agenda, the Minister of Defence informed the participants concerning the changes in the composition of the Russian Defence Ministry Board.

The Head of the military department informed that Ruslan Tsalikov had taken up his functions as the First Deputy Defence Minister. Lieutenant General Alexey Dyumin has become the new member of the Russian Defence Ministry Board and has been appointed to the post of the Deputy Defence Minister.

After introduction, the ceremony of presenting of personal standards to Ruslan Tsalikov, Alexey Dyumin as well as to the Commander of the 1st Guards Tank Army Major General Alexander Chaiko took place.

29.01.2016 (17:34)Western MD fighter pilots perform aerobatics in complex weather conditionsCrews of MiG-29SMT and Su-27 perform most difficult elements of combat training in conditions of falls, low ceiling and fog as well as over water surface at low and extra-low altitudes.
29.01.2016 (16:34)Aerospace Forces transport aviation crews landed An-22 on grass strip for the first time in the last 20 yearsThe task was complex because of imitation of different nonstandard situation, including engine and heading device failure.
29.01.2016 (16:05)Western MD artillery practice marching avoiding highwaysThe UAV crew was involved in the training in order to imitate reconnaissance means of the simulated enemy, which are monitoring routes of combat hardware.
29.01.2016 (15:37)Two Su-34 new aircraft were put into service of the Lipetsk aviation centerAircraft crews performed trial flights of the hardware, route flights, aerial maneuvering and checked operability of all systems and assemblies.
29.01.2016 (14:47)Operators of the Russian military base in Armenia improving their combat skills at Kamhud rangeThe communication units of the base are attending field training, in the course of which they are to practice using Navodchik-2 UAV complexes as transmitters.
29.01.2016 (14:44)Motorized rifle units of the Southern MD formation in Chechnya pass survival courseDuring the month, the servicemen will improve their survival skills in extreme conditions.
29.01.2016 (14:15)Representatives of the Russian and American military departments held a videoconference aimed at prevention of air incidents in SyriaThey discussed the improvement of effectiveness of cooperation within the Memorandum on Flight Safety for the period of operations in Syria dated October 20, 2015.
29.01.2016 (13:21)Caspian Flotilla held counter-terrorist trainingAccording to the scenario, an illegal armed group took efforts to capture a military facility and cut off communication network. However, antiterrorist units encircled and eliminated it.
29.01.2016 (12:53)Russian Defence Ministry approved the programme of the II International military and technical forum ARMY-2016The official opening will take place on September 6; in comparison with the previous year the duration of the event will be increased by 2 more days considering the desire of participants.
29.01.2016 (12:30)Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu held the defence department Board sessionIssues of forming military units in the Arctic, reinforcing combat staff of the Airborne, and project of Concept of the Russian Federation intellectual activity right control centralized system, which is under supervision of the defence department, were discussed during the Board session.
29.01.2016 (12:29)Bester-1 deep submergence vehicle to be put into service of the Pacific Fleet rescue serviceBefore the Igor Belousov rescue vessel comes to the Pacific Fleet base, the vehicle will be performing assigned tasks onboard Alagez and other vessels of the fleet.
29.01.2016 (10:34)Heraldic council under the President of the Russian Federation approved the system of shoulder marks for civil officers of the Russian Ministry of DefencePentactinal stars and red spaces have become the main heraldic elements of the new insignia.
29.01.2016 (10:16)AD missile regiment of the Russian Aerospace Forces was put into combat duty in Moscow regionIt is armed with S-400 Triumph systems and will provide air defence of Moscow and the Central industrial region.
29.01.2016 (08:30)Servicemen of the Eastern MD air defence to start mastering Tor-M2U newest missile AD complexesAfter retraining course, AD unit personnel will return to the permanent location with the new hardware.
28.01.2016 (17:48)Servicemen of the Northern Fleet tactical group performed night firings from Pantsir-S1 in the ArcticAccording to the Command’s opinion, the exercise confirmed the high effectiveness and reliability of the military hardware under the conditions of low temperatures. The high accuracy was noted during the target engagement.
28.01.2016 (15:57)Northern Fleet overcame frosty weather without lowering combat capabilityParticular attention was paid to the ice situation control. Mooring areas have been put under constant supervision.
28.01.2016 (14:02)Combat readiness of two formations checked on KamchatkaMarine and coastal missile formations were put on combat alert and performed long marches to the concentration areas on the Kamchatka coast.
28.01.2016 (13:31)Counterterrorist training held at the Russian military base in AbkhaziaThe servicemen practiced blocking and elimination of a simulated illegal armed group, the members of which tried to reach the storage facilities.
28.01.2016 (11:43)This year, the Southern MD to receive over 55 modern aircraftOver 20 multirole Su-30SM fighters, 5 modernized Su-25SM attack aircraft and over 30 helicopters of different purpose will be delivered to the air formations.
28.01.2016 (07:34)Eastern MD missile formation to perform electronic launches within combat readiness inspectionThe military units with will move stealthily to the assigned area and deploy the complexes.
28.01.2016 (07:04)Rescue ship Igor Belousov is preparing for a cruise to VladivostokToday the crew of the ship, formed at the Pacific Fleet, is organizing its combat and day-to-day activities.
28.01.2016 (06:33)Eastern MD fighter aviation performed missions in the air space over the Seas of Japan and OkhotskIn the course of the training activities, the pilots practiced flying along the assigned route and tracking of air targets.
27.01.2016 (19:05)Aerospace Forces center in Ivanovo received second Il-76MD-90A newest transportThis is the modern modification of Il-76MD aircraft and designed for performing landing and parachute assault operations, long-range transporting personnel and heavy cargos.
27.01.2016 (15:00)Southern MD reconnaissancemen training in mountains of AdygeaReconnaissance units of the motorized rifle brigade located in Adygea practiced performing reconnaissance and search operations in woody and mountainous terrain, blocking and eliminating of the simulated illegal armed groups.
27.01.2016 (13:45)Units of the Russian military base in Armenia started combat trainingServicemen will conduct marching to high-mountain ranges Kamhud and Alagyaz, practice repelling attacks of the simulated enemy and organize cooperation with detached units.
 Source: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
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