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In the Amur Region, the crews of Russian Tu-95MS strategic missile-carrying bombers practiced in-flight refueling of aircraft. More than 5 Tu-95MS aircraft were involved in the flights; refueling was carried out from Il-78 aircraft. The Tu-95 aircraft was initially created with an in-flight refueling system, which in theory made it possible to increase the flight range to 18 thousand km with one refueling and up to 32 thousand km with several. The Tu-95 fuel system includes 11 tanks, which are located in the wings and fuselage. The weight of fuel to be filled can reach 88.5–100 tons, this is up to 50% of the take-off weight of the aircraft; aviation kerosene grades T-1, TS-1 or T-2 are used. Now the Tu-95MS-16 version aircraft are being upgraded to the Tu-95MSM version with the engines replaced by the NK-12MVM modification with AB-60T propellers. This version is distinguished by a complete replacement of radio-electronic equipment, while the airframe of the aircraft remains the same. The crews of Tu-95MS aircraft practiced piloting techniques and air navigation during the day and at night. In-flight refueling was carried out at an altitude of over 5,500 meters and at speeds over 550 kilometers per hour.

 

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In Nizhny Tagil, near the Uralvagonzavod buildings, a new Russian heavy infantry fighting vehicle was spotted. The BMP was created on the basis of the T-72 tank and has a large landing compartment; it is remotely similar to the BMO-T heavy combat vehicle. While the new heavy infantry fighting vehicle does not have a combat module, it is possible that the Berezhok combat module from the BMP-2M will be installed, information about it is on the channel.

 

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Rare footage of a meeting over the Barents Sea between a Russian Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft and a Norwegian P-3C Orion reconnaissance patrol aircraft. The planes flew nearby for some time, after which the P-3C Orion went to the side.

 

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Footage of the new Russian air defense system S-350 "Vityaz", army index 50Р6А, adopted for service in 2020. The S-350 Vityaz medium-range air defense system was developed by the Almaz-Antey concern and should replace the S-300PS air defense system and the Buk-M1-2 air defense system. The Vityaz air defense system consists of a 50P6E launcher, a 50P6TE launcher, a 50N6E multifunctional radar with passive electronic scanning and a 50K6E combat control point, located on the BAZ chassis. The 92N6E detection radar from the S-400 air defense system and the 96L6E autonomous all-altitude detector can be used. The main function of the Vityaz air defense system is to cover the S-300V4, S-400, S-500 air defense systems and other targets from missile attacks and medium-sized UAVs; the radar probably does not see small-sized drones. The S-350 air defense system is capable of hitting ATACMS tactical missiles, Storm Shadow and SCALP-EG cruise missiles, HIMARS MLRS missiles, aircraft and UAVs.
One launcher of the S-350 air defense system contains 12 missiles and is capable of firing a salvo equivalent to a division of the S-300 air defense system. The Vityaz air defense system can operate in automatic mode, in active and passive radar modes. The complex uses 9M96E/9M96E2 missiles from the S-400 air defense system and 9M100E missiles.
There is also a South Korean analogue, the KM-SAM air defense system, developed jointly with Russia, as well as the Resurs 3K-96-3E ship-based air defense system. Detailed characteristics of the complex on the screen. The air defense system is capable of simultaneously firing at 16 aerodynamic and 12 ballistic targets. The range of destruction of aerodynamic targets is up to 60 km, at altitudes from 10 meters to 30 km, ballistic targets are hit at a distance of up to 30 km and an altitude of up to 25 km. The deployment time of the air defense system into combat position is 5 minutes. The crew of the S-350 air defense system is 3 people.
The price of a division of the S-350 Vityaz air defense system is presumably about $135 million.

 

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At the International Naval Show 2024, the Russian AMT-300 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle was shown. The MMT-300 underwater drone is designed for information collection and reconnaissance; since 2023, it has been modernized by the team of Sevastopol State University, a communication system and stereo vision are being developed. The main tasks of the MMT-300 are the collection of various information: video data, data from various measurements from sensors, examination of the bottom surface, inspection of technical objects of underwater infrastructure. There is no military order for the drone yet. The MT-300 underwater vehicle is equipped with satellite navigation, vision sensors, sonar, depth gauge and other devices. The MT-300 underwater drone also has a heavy version, the MMT-3000 drone, with a diving depth of up to 3 km. The maximum diving depth of the MT-300 device reaches 300 meters, and its range of action reaches 3.5 km. The length of the drone is 2.7 meters.

 

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The Russian army has begun using the latest Irbis counter-battery radars. The station was developed in complete secrecy. Now there is no information or video on the Irbis station, the station is camouflaged and the radar is not shown. Reportedly, the Irbis station is better than previous models and can operate at a range of up to 150 km, while detecting even FPV drones; when they are detected, they turn on electronic warfare and use shotguns. The Irbis station records cannon and rocket artillery fire and transmits data to artillery units. The station can also record air targets, including UAVs. The station is housed on a Kamaz-6350 chassis and is equipped with an armored capsule that protects the crew from fragments.

 

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The Russian parachute platform "Atom" for landing robotic equipment and cargo was tested at the Ryazan Airborne Forces School. The transport system consists of a landing platform, a parachute with a controlled wing-type canopy, as well as equipment for automatic flight and guidance. The system is oriented using GLONASS or GPS coordinates. After the platform is dropped from the aircraft, folding panels in the form of wings open on it, and under the platform, shock-absorbing containers are filled with air, this softens the landing of the platform. Equipment installed on the platform is automatically disconnected upon landing and can immediately enter into battle. After the platform lands and the equipment is unloaded, it can be used as material for fortifications, swimming facilities, structures for establishing water crossings and for the construction of field life support facilities. The Atom platform is designed for landing from low altitudes - up to 200 meters.

 

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Russian drone operators received the Nebo-22 VR simulator. The Russian armed forces began to receive the Nebo-22 VR simulator for training FPV drone operators. The equipment began to arrive at military units and training centers of the Russian Ministry of Defense. The development and creation of specialized Sky-22 helmets was carried out by existing drone operators and engineers of the commercial company Virtual Training Systems Era. The Sky-22 program introduces real satellite maps of the area, real military equipment and ammunition used on FPV drones. A drone designer function was also added to the simulator so that the operator could set the tactical and technical characteristics of any type of UAV and practice its control skills. The simulator has 25 training modules for different types, it allows you to simulate weather conditions, takeoff, landing, flight and everything that is currently used by FPV drone operators.

 

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The first footage of the use of the new Russian radio intelligence complex "Thorn-MDM", an interview with the operator at the end of the video. "Thorn-MDM" entered service with the Russian army in 2019, there is very little information about it. The Torn-MDM radio reconnaissance complex is designed to search, analyze and record signals in the range from 1.5 to 3000 MHz, as well as direction finding and goniometric location determination of their sources located at a distance of up to 70 kilometers. Once installed, the antennas of the complex operate automatically around the clock. A special feature of the Thorn complex is the ability to intercept not only radio communications, but also cellular communications and instant messengers used on phones. The Torn-MDM complex can be produced in both mobile and stationary versions. The Thorn-MDM complex consists of a hardware machine on a Kamaz chassis and a rigging machine.

 

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The first video of the installation of Russian FAB-3000 bombs on a Su-34 aircraft has been published. The FAB-3000 bomb is equipped with a universal airborne planning and correction module. Until today, it was not known exactly which aircraft use FAB-3000 bombs with UMPC.

 
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