RUSSIA MILITARY POWER Report 2017
Defense Intelligence Agency - DIA.mil
PREFACE For more than 50 years, DIA officers have met the full range of security challenges facing our great nation. Our intelligence professionals operate across the globe, and our work supports customers from the forward-deployed warfighter to the national policymaker. DIA is united in a common vision—to be the indispensable source of defense intelligence expertise—and for the past five decades we have done just that. As part of this vision, DIA has a long history of producing comprehensive and authoritative defense intelligence overviews. In September 1981, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger asked the Defense Intelligence Agency to produce an unclassified overview of the Soviet Union’s military strength. The purpose was to provide America's leaders, the national security community, and the public a complete and accurate view of the threat. The result: the first edition of Soviet Military Power. DIA produced over 250,000 copies, and it soon became an annual publication that was translated into eight languages and distributed around the world. In many cases, this report conveyed the scope and breadth of Soviet military strength to U.S. policymakers and the public for the first time. Today, we are faced with a complexity of intelligence challenges from multiple threats that we cannot afford to misunderstand. In the spirit of Soviet Military Power, DIA is proud to produce an unclassified defense intelligence overview of the military capabilities associated with the challenges we face—beginning with Russia. This product is intended to foster a dialogue between U.S. leaders, the national security community, partner nations, and the public about the challenges we face in the 21st century.
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There is only one shipyard in the country up to the task. But that yard has been undergoing a massive enlargement. And now, recent satellite imagery suggests an additional capacity expansion.
Just how many nuclear submarines China will build over the next ten years is a hot topic. The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) recently forecast China’s submarine fleet to grow by six nuclear-powered attack submarines by 2030. Other observers, such as retired Capt. James Fanell who was Director of Intelligence and Information Operations for the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet, place their estimates even higher. What seems clear is that the number of nuclear submarines will increase.
The new hall is estimated to be large enough to allow construction of two submarines simultaneously. When added to the other hall recently constructed, that would allow four boats to be in the sheds at once. And there is another much older construction hall at the other end of the site which, if still active, could add another. So four or five boats at once.
The nuclear submarines include both ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) and attack submarines (SSN). All nuclear submarines are built at the Bohai shipyard, so its capacity will be a major factor in the total fleet strength.
China’s naval growth has not gone unnoticed in Washington. In response, the U.S. Navy will have to adjust. Outlining the proposed Battle Force 2045, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the U.S. must begin building three Virginia Class submarines per year as soon as possible. This would build a “larger and more capable submarine force”. The proposed force will include 70-80 attack submarines, described as “the most survival strike platform in a future great powers conflict”.
There are three new classes of submarine which might be built at Bohai. The most straightforward is the Type-09IIIB (also written Type-093B). This is an iterative improvement on the current Type-09IIIA Shang-II Class submarine. The main improvement expected is the inclusion of cruise missiles in vertical launch tubes. These will allow it to carry an increased load of cruise missiles, improving its strategic strike capability. The YJ-18 cruise missiles are generally analogous to the Russian Kalibr family of missiles. China already operates Kalibr from some of its submarines.
More advanced than the Type-09III family is the next-generation Type-09V Tang Class (aka Type -095). This is expected to be everything the Type-09IIIB is, and also stealthier.
The third projected type is a next-generation ballistic missile submarine (SSBN). the Type-09VI (Type-096) will follow the current generation Type-09IV Jin Class (Type-094). They are expected to augment the six Type-09IV instead of replacing them, leading to a net increase in China’s SSBN fleet. The 2020 China Military Power Report to Congress projected an increase to eight SSBNs by 2030.
Hejsan, jag tittade på rapports 1930 sändning och fick höra om putins nya kärnvapen projekt, i inslaget fanns det en sån där JÄTTE lastbil som skjuter av kärnvapen. den såg relativt modern ut och bar på ett enormt kärnvapen,
1. va kallas den modelen OCH FINNS DET NÅGRA BILDER
2. kallar man lastbilar som har kärnvapen på sig för något speciellt??
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via Undsäk info 02-16 från Hallandsgruppen
Russian Air Force to get about 20 aircraft in 2005
The Russian Air Force will receive about 20 new and modernized aircraft in its inventory in 2005, Air Force Commander-in-Chief Vladimir Mikhailov said during the meeting with foreign military attaches in Moscow Tuesday. These will be modernized SU-27 Flankers and TU-160 Blackjack strategic bombers, he said. "The modernization of SU-27 aircraft is in full swing. The Air Force already got seven such aircraft in 2004, and plans to obtain another 10 in 2005," he added. Mikhailov also said that two TU-160 aircraft, one new and the other after modernization, will come in service with the Russian Air Force in 2005. According to him, the fielding of the MI-24PN Hind helicopter and the completion of the SU-24 tactical bomber flight tests are also in plans.
Undsäk info 02-21 från Hallandsgruppen
Russian Army to Receive New Airborne Combat Vehicle
In 2005, Russian army will receive new airborne combat vehicle BMD-4, Russian Defense Ministry press service announced.
"At present, R&D works on various projects, heavily financed during 2003-2004 are nearing their final stages. The procurement of new armaments will commence on a large scale in 2005," defense ministry spokesperson revealed.
"In particular, the ministry plans to start procurement of a new airborne combat vehicle BMD-4. It is a tracked armored vehicle that has airborne and amphibious capabilities." He added.
According to the spokesperson, BMP-4 is equipped with a 100-mm gun capable of firing both artillery rounds and guided missiles.
In terms of combat capabilities, BMP-4 exceeds its predecessor, BMP-3, by the factor of 5, the defense ministry experts underlined.
New York Jewish Times
Russian Airborne Forces to be fielded with new BMD-2 vehicle in 2005
The Russian Airborne Forces will be fielded with the brand new BMD-4 airborne infantry fighting vehicle in 2005, Airborne Force Commander Alexander Kolmakov said at a news conference in Moscow on Thursday. "The new BMD-4 vehicle is armed with a 100-mm cannon and a 30-mm cannon. It is fitted with a powerful engine, which jointly with the hydro-mechanical power train, has considerably increased the vehicle's maneuverability. The vehicle may be airdropped with personnel inside," he said. He also emphasized that the BMD-4 would serve as a basis for developing a new family of airdropped and amphibious materiel with a combat weight of 12.5 to 18 tonnes. "The vehicle is one of its kind in the world. It increases the efficiency of airborne troops two-to ten- fold," he pointed out.