Military Acceptance Day
According to Krasnaya zvezda, April 19 was “military acceptance day” for the first quarter of 2018. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu presided over a NTsUO session while arms tsar Yuriy Borisov and others reported on military procurement over the past three months.
Shoygu himself opened the proceedings stating that, so far in 2018, the military has acquired:
- 23 BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles;
- One Elbrus logistics ship (project 23120);
- Two roadstead rescue boats (project 23040);
- 10 aircraft; and
- Seven (Mi-8AMTSh) helicopters (another seven are due in 2018).
This roadstead rescue boat serves in the Caspian Flotilla
Deputy Defense Minister Borisov described new or repaired equipment the Ground Troops and VDV have received including:
- 25 new and 96 repaired armored vehicles (23 BTR-D armored vehicles of 30 to be overhauled this year);
- 125 vehicles of other types;
- 50 comms systems;
- 16 SAMs;
- 4,000 parachute systems; and
- 155 UAVs;
From Miass, the managing director of Ural said a shipment of 30 Motovoz-1 trucks is almost ready to go to the armed forces.
Borisov said the Aerospace Forces have gotten:
- 20 new and four repaired aircraft;
- 30 new helicopters with 3 undergoing repair;
- Three radars; and
- 4,000 air-dropped munitions.
The director of the Novosibirsk Aircraft Plant said two Su-34 fighter-bombers were delivered in February. Ten more are due in 2018. The Irkutsk factory indicated four Su-30SM have passed “technical acceptance.” Similarly, ten more will be delivered before the end of this year.
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From:: Russian Defense Policy