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Today at the National Center for Defense Management of the Russian Federation, under the leadership of the head of the military department, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, a regular conference call with the leadership of the Armed Forces was held.
Starting work, the minister said that the Main Naval Parade, which will be held on July 25 in St. Petersburg, will be the largest in comparison with the previous ones. “The fifth in a row in recent history, it (the parade) takes place in the year of the 325th anniversary of the Russian fleet. The parade will be attended by the forces of all fleets and flotillas. Additionally, transport and special aviation planes, sailing ships, as well as boats of the FSB border service will be involved, ” Sergei Shoigu said. “A total of 54 ships are planned to pass, including frigates from India, Iran and Pakistan, over four thousand servicemen are involved in the event.”
In addition, 48 planes and helicopters will fly over the northern capital in the sky. The minister noted that “in comparison with the previous parades, this one promises to be the largest and most spectacular.”
Then the head of the military department recalled that on July 1, in the places of residence of applicants, the selection of candidates for higher military educational institutions of the Russian Ministry of Defense began, which will last until July 20. Taking into account the epidemiological situation in the regions, there are 74 field groups from all universities.
According to him, the competition for military schools is more than three and a half people per place, and in a number of specialties – up to eight people among boys and up to 20 among girls. “The most popular are command universities of the Ground Forces, the Military Medical Academy, the Military University, the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School. This year we plan to admit more than 13 thousand freshmen, ”Sergei Shoigu said. As for the pre-university educational institutions, the highest competition is for the Kyzyl Presidential Cadet School: seven boys and 11 girls for one place.
“Traditionally, there are many who wish to study at the Tver, Moscow, Tula Suvorov military schools, Moscow and Petersburg boarding schools. On average, the competition in them is five people per seat, ”said the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.
He noted that in order to increase the prestige of military service, it was decided to enroll graduates of departmental pre-university educational organizations in military educational institutions of the command profile in a special order. “
Further, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu focused on increasing the combat effectiveness of the Tu-160M strategic missile carriers. “Let’s talk about the implementation of the plan for the supply of engines for Tu-160M aircraft. These strategic missile carriers provide the striking power of the air component of the state’s nuclear triad, the head of the military department said. “Therefore, increasing their combat effectiveness is one of our top priorities.”
According to him, it is possible to advance in solving this problem by installing new NK-32 engines of the second series on the vehicles, which can significantly increase the range and duration of the flight by reducing the specific fuel consumption.
“At the meeting we will discuss how the manufacturer and supplier of engines – the UEC-Kuznetsov joint-stock company – fulfills its obligations to the Ministry of Defense,” the head of the military department stated.
“To renew the fleet of training machines,” continued Sergei Shoigu, “on a competitive basis, we are conducting comprehensive tests of two promising aircraft of initial flight training Yak-152 and UTS-800. Today we will discuss what else needs to be done to improve the professional level of cadets-pilots ”,
Speaking about the state and prospects for the development of military training aviation, he noted that “the presence of well-trained graduate pilots, and there should be at least seven hundred of them a year, makes it possible to effectively use the potential of existing and promising aviation systems with high combat capabilities.”
“In turn, the material base of universities should include at least five hundred modern training aircraft and two hundred helicopters,” Shoigu said.
In addition, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation announced that the Russian military department is developing a roadmap for the disposal of property located at shipyards.
“At the industrial enterprises there are more than 19 thousand units of material and technical means. Currently, a roadmap is being developed to organize the disposal of this property until the end of 2022. Solving these problems is directly related to increasing the efficiency of shipbuilding corporations, ”Shoigu said.
Discussing the issue on the agenda concerning the morally and physically obsolete property of the Ministry of Defense at shipbuilding enterprises, the head of the military department noted that it has no further prospects for use in the RF Armed Forces. Freed from obsolete property, enterprises reduce the cost of its storage, free up production areas to fulfill the assignments of the state defense order. At the same time, it is especially important that the utilization of production waste has a positive effect on the environment, ”Shoigu said.
At the conference call, he proposed to consider ways of operational interaction of all military command and control bodies in the implementation of the roadmap.
The next issue of the meeting was the results of the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security, which was held from 22 to 24 June in the capital of Russia, and became the first high-level platform this year, where specialized specialists personally discussed topical security issues in the world.
As General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said, “despite sanitary restrictions, 700 delegates from 109 countries and six international organizations, as well as 94 representatives of foreign non-governmental organizations and security experts, attended the conference.”
He noted that 55 delegations were headed by defense ministers, their deputies and chiefs of general staffs, some heads of defense departments participated in the event via videoconference.
“This year, the forum became the first high-level platform where military specialists in person discussed topical security issues in the world,” Shoigu stressed. According to him, “special attention was paid to various aspects of global and regional stability, as well as the development of military cooperation in the context of a pandemic and the complication of the international situation.” “Thus, the Moscow Forum has once again confirmed its relevance and unconditional demand,” – said the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.
Then the minister said that the preparation of the material and technical base for the reconstruction of the Eastern section of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) was completed. “The grouping of forces and equipment is deployed in full force. Today it is 1,038 people and 693 units of weapons and military equipment, ”Shoigu said.
He said that four technological ferry crossings have been established, through which more than two thousand pieces of equipment have already been transported. At present, a strip of 14.8 km in length has been cleared of afforestation, and almost 18 km of temporary roadside roads have been backfilled.
Sergei Shoigu recalled that the Russian Ministry of Defense, together with the Russian Railways, continues to prepare for the reconstruction of the Eastern section of the Baikal-Amur Mainline with a total length of 339 km in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the decision of the Security Council.
The Ministry of Defense continues to assist Russian regions in the fight against coronavirus infection COVID-19. According to Sergei Shoigu, “a total of 30 multifunctional medical centers have been built, 10 of them for the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. In addition, more than one thousand three hundred beds have been deployed in 70 military medical organizations for the treatment of civilians. “
He said that more than three hundred and fifty beds were additionally allocated in the interests of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. “60 and a half tons of oxygen have been transferred. This issue is under special control, – said Shoigu. – Last year, we built and commissioned 16 multifunctional medical centers, where assistance is provided, including to local residents.
“In accordance with my decision,” he continued, “a temporary infectious diseases hospital has been operating in the Patriot Park since June 16. 600 military specialists and doctors are involved in the work. More than a thousand people have been helped ”. Shoigu also said that he had given instructions to send a mobile hospital from Alabino near Moscow to the Tula region.
“Since July 11, a vaccination point has been operating in Tula, and military doctors have been involved in its work. From July 5 in the republics of Komi and Khakassia, our medical specialists began to perform their duties, ”Shoigu said.
The Russian Ministry of Defense, on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation, provides active assistance to Yakutia, where the fire hazard has sharply worsened.
As the head of the military department said, practically throughout the country, due to the abnormal heat, a fire hazard has sharply worsened. The most difficult situation is in Yakutia. On behalf of the President of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Defense, in close cooperation with local administrations, is actively fighting forest fires. Thus, the army aviation performed more than 37 flights and sorties to fires.
“In addition, in order to build up the grouping, Il-76 aircraft equipped with special pouring devices were sent to Yakutia, which have now begun to extinguish the fires,” added the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.
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