Russia’s new year combat readiness training

Since December, the military training and combat readiness of the armed forces of the Russian Federation in the 2021 fiscal year has begun. Russia’s Ministry of defense, various services and arms held meetings one after another to release the annual priority tasks, main plans and training objectives for the new training, and the winter training of some troops also started as planned. According to Russian media, the fiscal year 2021 is the third year of the implementation of the new version of the Russian army, and it is also an important year to improve the quality of military training. The Russian army will further strengthen the training intensity and strength of key courses. “Novel coronavirus pneumonia is expected to exist for a long time, but Russian military training and combat readiness will not be affected”,

Russian Defense Minister Shoigu said. < / P > < p > according to the plan, the Russian army will hold more than 4800 exercises in 2021, and carry out more than 18000 cross service arms and departments combat training, the intensity of which is more than 15% higher than that in 2020, of which 46% of the tactical exercises are confrontational, and 50% of the training activities will be carried out at night. The Russian army will also continue to organize surprise checks on the combat readiness of all military regions and regiments, including at least one military wide inspection of all elements and processes. It plans to hold two strategic exercises, namely “west-2021” and “thunder-2021”. The former is a joint exercise of strategic campaign carried out by joint foreign forces, while the latter is a nuclear strike exercise involving strategic nuclear strike forces and new strategic weapon platforms Learning. < / P > < p > specifically, the Russian army will hold nine joint exercises with foreign armed forces, two of which will be held outside Russia. It plans to organize multi scene exercises in the context of peacekeeping operations. At least once a month, the long-range air force of the Russian air force will go to the international neutral airspace for strategic cruises and organize four actual military exercises led by the headquarters. The tactical training of the campaign tactical air force will reach more than 500 times, exceeding the training intensity of last year. The Russian Navy continued to carry out the trans annual and trans regional ocean deployment tasks, and carried out large-scale “ocean shield” confrontational exercises in multiple sea areas in stages. Russia’s strategic rocket forces plan to hold more than 200 combat training sessions this year, including tactical exercises and headquarters exercises. Russian paratroopers plan to participate in seven joint exercises with foreign forces, and continue to promote the implementation of the “small group” training mode. They plan to arrange four regiment level and 16 battalion level tactical paratroopers in more than 2600 live firing exercises, as well as more than 150, 550 and 1800 live firing exercises for companies, platoons and classes. According to the report, < p > < p > in addition to emphasizing the enhancement of training intensity under epidemic conditions, the training quality and support level are also the focus of the Russian Ministry of defense and various services and arms in the new fiscal year. Shoigu said that through planned and high-quality training, Russian soldiers’ professionalism, operational efficiency of troops and military command institutions, and the ability of headquarters at all levels to command wars with modern information systems will be improved. < / P > < p > in order to ensure the smooth implementation of various tasks, all Russian services and arms require that priority tasks in the new training year must be specified. For example, the Russian Air Force has set its overall priority as “maintaining high-level training of military command organs and troops”, and plans to rely on advanced command automation equipment to improve the combat skills of commanders and combat readiness personnel on duty. Among them, the long-range aviation forces focus on the transition of unfamiliar areas, aerial refueling, and operational use of aviation weapons; the priority training task of the air defense forces is to carry out tactical and operational cooperation training with the air defense missile forces and radio technology forces; the space forces continue to make normalized operational preparations for missile attack early warning and space target monitoring; the military transport aviation forces focus on research and training As the main content of the annual training, new tactics and tactics. < / P > < p > in addition, the Russian army will continue to test its training effectiveness through competition in the new fiscal year. From August 22 to September 4, Russia’s Ministry of defense will hold the seventh “international military competition-2021”, setting up 34 competition items, adding military topography, tactical shooting of reconnaissance team and military creative competition code named “cultural army”. Russian army troops will participate in seven projects, including “tank biathlon” and “sniping at the border”, and send representatives according to the hierarchical selection mode of “brigade group army military region whole army”; Russian airborne troops will participate in more than 50 international exchange activities; the number of missile regiments, battalions and companies of Russian strategic rocket forces will also increase significantly. At the end of the new financial year, Russia will also organize the evaluation of “assault” honorary units in various services and arms, so as to encourage the training work. In terms of training support, Russia will open three new comprehensive shooting ranges in the new fiscal year, provide more than 9000 sets of shooting range equipment for participating troops, and repair and improve more than 400 tactical shooting training ranges. Russia’s Ministry of Defense said that two-thirds of the national defense budget in the new fiscal year will be used to purchase weapons and equipment. It plans to install more than 3400 weapons and equipment. By the end of the fiscal year 2021, the proportion of new weapon systems in the Russian standing forces will exceed 71%, and the equipment support rate will exceed 95%. Take the Navy as an example. In the 2021 fiscal year, Russian fleets will be equipped with a large number of ships, including light frigates, landing ships, the God of the north-a and ash class nuclear submarines, 12700 minesweepers and multi-purpose support ships. < p > < p > the director of the general military training administration of the general staff of Russia, lieutenant general bwaretzev, said that the military training and combat readiness of the Russian army have not been affected by the epidemic situation and the change of fiscal year, and the pace of combat training has never stopped. It is reported that on the first day of the new training year, Russia’s eastern military region has carried out air defense and antimissile training in the South Kuril Islands, and the mountain motorized infantry brigade of Russia’s Central Military Region in the Republic of Tuva has started UAV bee colony combat training under complex weather conditions; the two “Yales” missile regiments of Russia’s strategic rocket force have also carried out a one month field deployment training, mainly drills Such subjects as position camouflage, engineering construction, combat alert, etc. In the same period, the long-range aviation of the Russian air force organized the first flight training, dispatched more than 10 Tu-160 and tu-95mc bombers and more than 20 pieces of special technical equipment, and carried out drills including formation flying with minimum spacing; the operational tactical aviation, land aviation and military transport aviation of the central Russian military region organized flight training for commanders at military airports in six regions, with more than 500 pilots More than 50 fighters, including mig-31bm fighter, Su-34 fighter bomber, su-24mr combat reconnaissance aircraft, mi-8 helicopter and tu-134 transport aircraft, participated in the event. < / P > < p > the Russian Navy also carried out intensive drills and deployment tasks. Russia’s Northern Fleet has conducted two successive sea fire training of new weapons in five days, and organized all combat ships to carry out tactical training; more than 50 ships of Russia’s Baltic Fleet have carried out demonstration exercises in baltisk and kalonstad; and about 40 ships of Russia’s Caspian fleet have gone to sea to carry out exercises.