MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The formation of the Directorate fell on the 30s of the twentieth century, when the means of motorization began to develop actively and the role of new types of weapons increased significantly: tanks, aircraft, self-propelled artillery installations and many other types of weapons.
In order to provide troops with weapons and equipment, on February 8, 1931, the 5th Directorate (material planning) of the Headquarters of the Workers ‘and Peasants’ Red Army was formed. This date marked the beginning of the countdown of the chronicle of the Office. Beginning in 1970, the 3rd department became structurally part of the Main Organizational and Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff.
In accordance with the assigned tasks and functions, the Directorate is engaged in planning and organizing the provision of weapons and equipment to troops (forces), and before the samples arrive at the military unit, responsible and scrupulous work is performed to calculate the needs of the troops and develop support plans. At the same time, the Directorate not only records and analyzes the level of security, but also solves the problems of the distribution of weapons and equipment, missiles, ammunition and other materiel in strict synchronization with organizational and staff activities, the construction of infrastructure facilities, the training of personnel and educational material base. …
Within the framework of the main tasks, the Directorate is responsible for ensuring the measures for the mobilization deployment of the Armed Forces during the mobilization period and in wartime, for the accumulation of reserves for conducting military operations and is most directly involved in the formation of proposals for the projects of the state armament program and the state defense order, in the control and analysis of their implementation, as well as in the preparation of proposals of the Russian Ministry of Defense for the Mobilization Plan of the country’s economy.
In addition, the department takes an active part in determining the technical appearance, the expediency of opening research and development work on the creation of promising models, and coordinates the tactical and technical tasks. The Directorate is the main body for the formation of the Type of weapons for the planned period of the state armament program, which determines the rational composition of the Armed Forces fleet for the long term and specifies the list of samples to be purchased in order to increase the combat capabilities of troops, taking into account the criterion “efficiency – cost”. Among other tasks – participation in the adoption of samples for service, and after that, their support and inclusion in the staff of military units based on the results of military approbation.
In addition, the 3rd department of the GOMU is entrusted with the tasks of coordinating the decommissioning and disposal of weapons and equipment that have no prospects of use in the Armed Forces.
In other words, the Directorate is actively involved in determining the fate of a particular type of weapons and military equipment at all stages of its life cycle.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.