Military Acceptance Day

On July 26, Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu presided over the latest “unified day of acceptance of military production.” The review (mostly) covered the second quarter of 2017. According to Krasnaya zvezda, the Ministry of Defense received 600 new and 300 repaired weapons systems and other equipment.

Defense Minister Shoygu

Defense Minister Shoygu

The Ground Troops acquired 35 new and 155 repaired tanks and armored combat vehicles, 4 new artillery reconnaissance systems, 10 self-propelled howitzers, a brigade set of Iskander-M, 38 new and 68 repaired communications systems, 500 new and 273 repaired vehicles, and 9,000 munitions of various types.

Three Khrizantema-S ATGM launchers were accepted. They are reported to have a new domestic optical sight replacing one previously supplied by Ukraine.

The air forces got nine new and 45 repaired and modernized aircraft, as well as six new Mi-8MTV-5-1 helos and 11 repaired and modernized helos, 9 new and 10 repaired and modernized radars, one Pantsir-S gun-missile system, four repaired SAMs, and four Vitebsk EW systems. The VKS also received nine R-441-LM SATCOM systems and one mobile R-423-PM troposcatter comms station.

For the Navy, the just-commissioned proyekt 20380 Sovershennyy frigate was mentioned first, even though it’s a third quarter acquisition not second. Repairs to three submarines, two roadstead boats, a “large anti-sabotage boat,” and a floating pier for Borey-class SSBNs were also cited. Naval air obtained two Su-30SM fighters.

The Defense Minister said the Navy received 60 Kalibr missiles, presumably reloads to replace those expended on targets in Syria. It also got 42 torpedo systems including some Fizik-1 weapons. The Black Sea Fleet is supposed to get 20 Fizik-1 torpedoes before the end of July.

Titan-Barrikady reportedly delivered nine launchers for the Yars-S ICBM. That’s a full regiment’s worth.

KZ’s report also included a new graphic giving more detail on MOD procurement in the second quarter.

Second quarter 2017 procurement

Second quarter 2017 procurement

It’s not easy to read, but it may be worth trying.

8 responses to “Military Acceptance Day

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  4. Russua has to organise acquisition of arms on a war footing and convert her economy to war econony because her anglosaxon enemies are already waging a 3rs world war on her all fronts.

  5. That’s quite a comment.

    The Russians are already trying to acquire arms on a war footing; they’re just not doing a good job because many defense industries are still in poor shape. Maybe it’s an urgent “catch up in a hurry” footing to make up for roughly two decades during which Moscow’s military procurement was virtually zero. Its economy isn’t exactly a war economy, but the defense sector is reasonably well off because the Russian government feeds it resources. Meanwhile, health care, education, infrastructure, the pension system, etc. are suffering.

    Are all Russia’s “enemies” Anglo-Saxons? Where is this 3rd World War being fought?

    From the “Anglo-Saxon” side, this war is no more than a Cold War that is quite familiar to all. Most “Anglo-Saxon” actions have been responses to Russian moves. Was it “Anglo-Saxons” who conquered Crimea by force of arms? Did they invade eastern Ukraine by proxy? Have they helped Assad destroy Syria to preserve one Middle East ally for Russia? Did they meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to keep a flawed mainstream candidate out of office and elect an imbecilic one?

    No, those were all done by the Kremlin. And Russia really needs to get its domestic house in order. Instead of using complete control of the media to distract attention from its political and economic deficiencies with the bogey of “Anglo-Saxon” threat, Moscow should provide real security for Russians by fixing some of its myriad problems.

    Do “Anglo-Saxons” want regime change in Russia? Sure, but they’re not going beyond rhetoric and whatever tangible support (not much) they can get through Moscow to democratic organizations in Russia. Do they want this in order to take over Russia? No, they want it because a more democratic, economically stable Russia would make Europe and the world safer. Do Russians have the right to make this choice for themselves? Absolutely, it won’t work otherwise. But soon it will be 18 years that Putin hasn’t allowed a free political process to function.

    So, from the foregoing, most would conclude it’s Putin, his clique, and favored oligarchs who are making war on Russia and the Russian people for fear of losing their power, ill-gotten wealth, freedom, and possibly lives.

  6. Best bet is to go to the original KZ article and click to enlarge it. It’s not sharper but you have a better chance of reading it.

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