MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
A meeting of the Collegium of the Russian Defense Ministry was held at the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation under the leadership of the head of the military department, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.
Starting work, the Minister of Defense proposed to consider the results of the placement of the state defense order and discuss proposals for its clarification.
“The peculiarities of work in this direction this year were the outstripping financing of the supply of weapons and equipment, as well as maintaining their modernity at a level not lower than 2020,” the head of the military department said.
At the moment, the indicator of placement of the state defense order, according to Sergei Shoigu, is higher than last year and is 95%.
“As part of clarifying the state defense order, it is important to ensure the priority development of strategic nuclear forces, general-purpose forces, command and control systems and robotic equipment,” the Minister of Defense said.
Sergei Shoigu noted that the implementation of these measures will increase the combat capabilities of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and will bring the share of modern weapons and military equipment to 71.6% this year.
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The second item on the agenda of the meeting was preparation for the VII International Military-Technical Forum “Army”. There are 57 days left before it starts.
“Despite the difficult epidemiological situation, in 2020 we held a high-level forum. About 1.4 thousand enterprises presented more than 28 thousand samples of military and dual-use products. The Forum received 92 foreign official military delegations, of which 18 were of a high level. Over 180 scientific and business events were attended by representatives of 32 foreign countries, ”the head of the military department recalled.
According to the Minister of Defense, the landmark event of the Army 2020 forum was the signing of the 41st state contract with 27 enterprises of the military-industrial complex for a total of about 1 trillion 160 billion rubles.
“We hope that this year the interest in the event will be no less. Invitations were sent to 133 defense departments, of which 74 were confirmed and answered with consent, ”Sergei Shoigu said.
For the first time foreign participants of the forum, added the head of the Russian military department, on August 23 and 24 at the Alabino training ground and the Kubinka airfield will be days of military-technical cooperation.
A new specialized exposition “Arctic” will also be presented, showing promising models of military equipment used in northern latitudes.
In addition, on the sidelines of the forum, it is planned to hold more than 180 scientific and business events on topical issues of military construction, the development of the domestic defense industry, a wide range of cooperation with foreign partners.
One of the central events will be the 5th conference “Artificial Intelligence Technologies for the Defense and Security of the State”.
It is expected that about 1.5 million people will attend the forum during the days of the forum.
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At the end of the meeting, the progress in the implementation of the Plan of Activities of the Central Military District as part of the implementation of the May decrees of the President of the Russian Federation and his instructions following the meetings in Sochi was discussed.
“In the face of growing threats in the Central Asian strategic direction, the district command continues to increase the intensity of combat training,” said the Minister of Defense. “Improving the command and control system, re-equipping with the latest models, introducing new methods of conducting combat operations have significantly increased the coherence of command and control bodies, formations, units and the readiness of personnel to perform tasks as intended.”
This year, according to the head of the military department, the number of operational training activities increased by 18%, mobilization – by 34%, and combat – by 9%.
Ahead is the international exercise Peace Mission with the participation of eight foreign states at the Donguz training ground, Rubezh in Kyrgyzstan, and the Indestructible Brotherhood at the training ground of the Kazan Higher Tank Command School. The result of the training of troops will be participation in the joint strategic exercise of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation “West-2021”.
By the end of the year, according to the Russian Defense Minister, the command of the Central Military District will:
– to form and reorganize four military units and subunits, redeploy one unit and disband one military unit;
– to receive more than 1.2 thousand units of new and modernized equipment;
– to re-equip two air regiments with modernized Su-34M front-line bombers and long-range fighter-interceptors MiG-31BM, which will significantly increase the district’s capabilities for fire damage to the enemy and the fight against cruise missiles in the Central Asian strategic direction.
In addition, it is planned to complete the next stages of construction in six military camps and put into operation 267 buildings and structures.
“I would like to note that the troops of the district continue to provide active assistance to the subjects in eliminating the consequences of emergencies. – said General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. “In April, demolition work in eight regions prevented the threat of flooding in 46 settlements, where more than 230 thousand people live.”
The head of the military department also added that in the Sverdlovsk and Tyumen regions, the troops of the Central Military District liquidated 26 hotbeds of fire with a total area of more than 4.5 thousand hectares, protecting 46 settlements from fire.
In addition, according to the Minister of Defense, the district command pays considerable attention to solving social issues of the families of servicemen. By the end of this year, 58 thousand people will be provided with service housing, and 607 children will have places in kindergartens and schools.
“In conclusion, I would like to emphasize that the entire range of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection is being effectively implemented in the district, which makes it possible to carry out the planned measures in full,” General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said.
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