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At a training ground in the Ivatsevichi Region, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus acquainted himself with modern and advanced equipment and weaponry made in Belarus


On 5 October 2018, at the 174th Air Force and Air Defence training ground at Domanovo, Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the Republic of Belarus acquainted himself with the capabilities of modern and advanced weapon systems and military and special equipment (WMSE) designed and produced by organisations of Goscomvoyenprom and of the defence sector of economy. 

The achievements of the military-industrial complex became possible thanks to constant care from the President of the Republic of Belarus. Over the years, crucial decisions in the defence and industrial areas made at his initiative, determined the perspective for developing and improving weapons and military equipment both for domestic use and for export.
The head of state has set a task of creating the full closed production cycle of prospective WMSE: from vehicles to weaponry. Moreover, military equipment supplied to the army must provide units of the armed forces with security, high mobility and controllability, the ability to conduct reconnaissance and deliver precise long-range blows.
Today, the industrial-technological capacities of defence enterprises gradually merge into an effective innovative resource for creating modern weapons in the interests of strengthening the defence of our country, for taking full advantage available under competition and for preserving the positions in the world market.
The task of making armaments, primarily, for the internal market, is solved today within the framework of implementing complex system projects along the lines of developing weapon systems, stipulated by the Programme for the development of Goscomvoyenprom and of the defence sector of the economy up to the year 2020.  
Among the priority projects, one can mention fire weapon systems; systems for countering high-precision weapons; combat LAVs of various classes and assignments based on a common chassis, and integrated with individual and group combat military systems; robotic and unmanned aerial systems integrated into a network of combat and support platforms and others.
First and foremost, WMSE samples are addressed which can be used in conditions of today’s military conflicts.
“We are interested in the products of the State Military Industrial Committee, we are actively studying them, and we buy everything that we need and that fits in with our conditions, with our structure of the Armed Forces, with our locality, with our fundamentals and methods of warfare,” Defence Minister Lt. Gen. Andrei Ravkov stressed.
Today, it is necessary to acquire high-precision weapons, and Belarus works in this field developing its own weaponry.
The first domestic high-precision weapon made for the Belarusian army is the Polonez multiple launch rocket system.
“We have never had any fire weapon systems before. Historically, our country did not have them. We did not do this in the Soviet Union. But the President set us the task – the task was accomplished, and it will be carried out in the future,” Roman Golovchenko, Chairman of Goscomvoyenprom, said.
“We need unmanned aerial vehicles, high-precision weapons (we have developed our own rocket). The rocket is of high accuracy with a circular error probable of about 3-10 metres. This is a high-precision weapon with the range of 250-300 kilometres. Anyone wishing to attack us must think twice. We should properly equip our special operations forces to cover Belarusian territory. In addition, if somebody dares to, our subversive groups could retaliate in the aggressor territory,” the President declared.
Another important direction of developing Belarusian military-industrial complex is the in-depth modernisation of the available Soviet-made armaments, their adjustment to modern conditions of warfare.
“The task was set to start developing new types of weapons, necessary for the defence of Belarus. Since the creation of the new is very expensive, we had to update the old weapons and make them up-to-date,” the President stressed. “Most important for Belarus are special forces, not tanks or airplanes,” he added.
The most important task of Goscomvoyenprom is pursuing the state policy in the field of development and maintenance of weaponry, of military and special equipment. The efficiency of its cooperation with the military is determined by the extent of implementation of the State Defence Order, based on the State Armament Programme.
The main efforts in this field focus on delivering new, modern types and on the modernisation of the existing weapons. Priority is given to the development of command facilities, air defence, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, special operations forces.
The efforts of domestic defence enterprises in recent years has resulted in supplying the armed forces with almost 2.5 thousand units of the newest, upgraded and renovated WMSE – firearms, means of communication and electronic warfare, of radar surveillance, vehicles, UAS, means of technical maintenance, of information support for the armed forces activity, and others.
Annually, the Armed Forces receive more than 10 new types of weapons and military equipment, developed by Belarusian defence industry.
The head of state stressed that independent Belarus had repeatedly modernised and readjusted its armed forces to modern conditions over the past years. The experience of wars and local conflicts in the world, the progress of technology were taken into consideration.
He also explained the reason for setting the task of domestic production of armaments. “We are not sure that help will come if something happens. Examples abound. That is why we should have our own firearms, and automotive equipment that we can create – for mobile forces. And we should modernise the equipment that we have to modern level,” the head of state said.
The head of state stressed that his orders concerning the development of new weapons are obeyed; some months ago a decision was taken to get acquainted with modern domestic types of armaments and military equipment, after the activities related to the economy of the country, to the completion of agricultural work.
The head of state has been informed of the combat capabilities and basic performance characteristics of the equipment exhibited. On display, there were ground-based robotic systems, fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) (quad-, multicopters) for combat and for reconnaissance, light armoured wheeled vehicles with mounted anti-tank systems, remotely-controlled fighting modules, and means of electronic warfare, including against unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), a small arms range (guns, automatic weapons and sniper rifles) as well as options for deep modernisation of T-72 and Su-25.
Examining the displayed machinery, the head of state gave particular attention to the modernised tank T-72 BME. This machine is indicative of the changes in Belarusian military industry during the years of independence – from the Soviet legacy to modern days. The latest advances in fire control systems, in surveillance equipment and protection against modern means of destruction were used when modernising the tank. It is furnished with a new thermal imager sighting system and various sensors, reinforced armour and fitted with a more powerful engine. In addition, the T-72 BME, unlike its older versions, can launch guided missiles on the go.
“Of course, we could buy T-90, but it’s expensive – $11 million. And it may survive less then three minutes in a battle,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed while examining the military hardware. “Therefore, we should take a good, reliable old tank that we know and upgrade it to the standard of the imported T-90,” he added.
According to the head of state, one thing is to create a tank, it is equally important to learn to use it and to hit targets.
The leader of Belarus could see the Cayman mobile armoured vehicle, which is already in service with the Belarusian army. Thirty such vehicles will be handed over to the army by July 2019. It is noteworthy that, just like the modernised T-72 BME, the Cayman is also sand-coloured. According to the developers, a foreign customer required this particular colour.
Alexander Lukashenko paid much attention to the unique Belarusian product Groza-S electronic warfare system designed to counter UAVs, and to its reduced versions designed to counteract multicopters and small UAVs by suppressing radio channel management, and jamming satellite navigation systems – Groza-R и Groza-R2 antidrone guns. That was demonstrated by the developers: the antidrone gun easily overtook the control of a flying nearby quadrocopter and forced it to land.
“This is a good weapon, and this is the direction we must develop. To protect us from aircraft; it is a superweapon!” the President commented.
According to Defence Minister Lt. Gen. Andrei Ravkov, the main problem today is countermeasures against small unmanned aircraft systems, which are very difficult to hit, but they have weak spots that can be affected.
“Therefore, the weapon systems and military and special equipment that were shown here are ‘firstborns’, which after all tests will be introduced into service,” Andrei Ravkov stated.
One of the main trends in military weaponry today is creating various robotic systems. In addition, the Republic of Belarus, at least among the post-Soviet states, occupies one of leading positions in the air and the ground segments.
Therefore, it is no coincidence that most of exhibits are UAVs. Their creation involves now more than a dozen organisations of different forms of ownership and departmental subordination.
The progress made in developing tactical fixed- and rotary-wing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) became possible thanks to the leadership of Goscomvoyenprom and due to the concerted effort of organisations, developers and manufacturers involved into implementing the state scientific-technical programme Multifunctional unmanned aircraft systems and the technology for their production, for 2011-2015.
“Much has been done, there is much to do. Therefore, as a military man in the past, I see that in these two years (even less time, when I set them to the task of doing it), they have done quite a lot in the MIC,” Alexander Lukashenko summarised. “So let us see, with modernisation and with my task, we need to create not only reconnaissance UAVs, but we must create combat UAVs.”
“We do not make separate reconnaissance UAVs, separately for monitoring, one for foresters, and another one for the Ministry of Emergency Situations. We follow the universal way: intelligence combat multipurpose unmanned aircraft systems,” Roman Golovchenko, Goscomvoyenprom Chairman, stated.
Alexander Lukashenko acquainted himself with a line of Belarusian UAS of various sizes and purposes. In particular, UAV Grif-100, which can be equipped with different payloads for conducting optical, optronic, radiation reconnaissance, for control, for creating various kinds of interference and is able to substitute a platoon of scouts sending real time detailed information.
Among the exhibited novelties were UAVs Kvadro 1600 and Loitering Tube. They are designed as quad/multicopters and designated for stealth reconnaissance, hitting pinpoint light armoured targets. They can carry from one to six RPG-26 or two RSHG-2 rocket assault grenades attached to a gyrostabilised suspension point. Meanwhile, the operator controlling the UAV can be miles from the area of engagement. UAVs of the Busel family can not only conduct reconnaissance but also serve as a kamikaze or a bomber.
“We agreed that we will have not many centres developing UAVs. We consider today what we need for the army. Therefore, it is necessary to combine efforts and create the combat UAV that we need. We possess good reconnaissance UAVs, and we have the experience to use them. Therefore, having such unmanned aerial vehicles and developing more powerful ones, capable of carrying a tonne and more – a bomb, or several bombs, missiles and so on – is our foregone conclusion. Moreover, there is a demand for them. Therefore, we will produce them for domestic consumption, for our army and for export,” the head of state emphasised.
The Berserk ground robotic system was demonstrated separately. It is mounted on the Bogomol chassis, equipped with two GShG 7,62 mm four-barrel aircraft machine guns and is capable of destroying UAVs and enemy manpower. Controlling the system is possible at a distance up to five kilometres; in addition, the robot can operate in stand-alone mode following a specified plan. In perspective, the developers intend to provide the system with the possibility of acoustic target recognition.
The President also examined sniper rifles, shotguns, assault rifles and pistols developed at Belarusian enterprises. Their production is still to be developed in Belarus.
“It is excellent that you make them. When you start their manufacture, test them, and the military would say they are not worse than AK assault rifle, I would be grateful,” the Belarusian leader stressed.
After reviewing the operational characteristics of the new weapons and equipment, the head of state also saw the practical demonstration of their combat capabilities. There were 4 episodes with combat application of UAVs, aircraft, fire weapon systems, armoured vehicles and anti-tank missile systems.
At a briefing before journalists, the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko once again stressed the importance of producing up-to-date Belarusian weapon systems and developing the existing equipment on our own. “Independence in production and upgrading is first-priority problem for any country,” he said.
According to the head of state, Belarus needs the weapons we will use solely for our defence, solely in our territory for causing unacceptable damage to those who want to fight us. 

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Last week Belarus and Kazakhstan carried out joint command and staff military exercise for rocket troops and artillery. A recent Belarusian development, Polonez MLRS was demonstrated during the exercise and that became one of its key points.

The Belarusian military fired from Polonez MLRS and Tochka Tactical Missile System at Sary Shagan testing range, Kazakhstan, as reported by “Vayar”.

“At exactly 11AM local time, a guided rocket was launched from Polonez MLRS over Betpak-Dala desert.” An artillery crew under the command of Major Mikhail Krivoshey was able to do all the necessary operations way ahead of the time standard. Right after their performance, the UAVs of 927th UAV Training Center approved that the rocket accurately engaged the target, according to the official statement.

Belarus is now working on the issue of exporting Polonez MLRS. As Mr. Oleg Dvigalev, the Chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus stated, the objective for 2018 is to export multiple rocket launch systems both to CIS and CSTO countries and far abroad.

Polonez is the most famous innovation of Belarusian military industry. This MLRS was adopted by the Armed Forces of Belarus in 2016.

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Within the research and development work, OJSC NIIEVM jointly with NPK Positron LLC (Saint Petersburg) is developing new cyberspy-protected personal computer VМ2016 based on quad core high-performance multi-purpose Russian CPU “Elbrus-4S”. 

New item is a fully functional laptop with 17” LCD screen designed for use in data processing systems that require protection of data and PC resources against unauthorized access and prevention from data leak by side electromagnetic radiation and interference. VМ2016 can be operated under harsh weather conditions — withstand temperature change from - 40 up to + 50 C. The item is made of aluminum alloy providing PC protection against mechanical and weather impact and allows installing the item outdoors and indoors, inside cabins of tracked and wheeled chassis, railway transport, coast and sea-based facilities and vehicles. At present time, VМ2016 item undergoes a number of tests upon Customer’s requirement. Serial production of PC is scheduled for the second half of 2018. OJSC NIIEVM is the partner of Russian NPK Positron LLC since 2017.

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“Polonez” Multiple Launch Rocket System adopted by the Belarusian Army will be equipped with rockets of 300 km range. Minister of Defence Lieutenant General Andrei Ravkov confirmed this in the interview to news program “Kontury” shown by TV-channel ONT on February 25.

“We have “Polonez” System. And the aspect of its range shall be developed and upgraded, namely the system will be equipped with rockets of 300 km range”, said the head of the Ministry of Defense.

Now “Polonez” Systems are armed with rockets of 200 km range. The rocket of 300 km range was created by RMUE “Precise Electro-Mechanics Plant” in Dzerzhinsk and tested in the territory of Belarus in October 2017. This MLRS was adopted by the Belarusian Army in 2016.

Besides, Mr. Ravkov noted that in 2018 it is planned to continue “developing arms and vehicles” for Special Forces and Mechanized Troops in respect to light armored vehicles, “developing electronic equipment”  in respect to purchase of Russian and Belarusian radars, “developing reconnaissance and EW equipment, UAVs”. “But, naturally, the most important component is command capabilities, command and control system”, Minister added.

According to his statement, this year they are going to purchase four combat & training Yak-130. “We will implement the contract pertaining to Su-30. We need this aircraft to accomplish combat alert and point-defense missions. This is a bomber, fighter and attack aircraft at the same time”, Mr. Ravkov said.

We remind that during press conference on February 14, the Minister of Defense stated that Russia is not capable to deliver Su-30SM to Belarus, as some of its parts are produced abroad and are banned for the supply to Russia. The Russians promise that in 2019 the aircraft will be completely of Russian manufacture, therefore the deliveries can start.

The fact that the contract for the supply of twelve Su-30SM to Belarus had been signed became known on June 20, 2017. That was also when Mr. Ravkov informed the reporters that the contract would be effective, as soon as the funding started.

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This Wednesday, a meeting of the Collegium of State Military Industrial Committee of the Republic of Belarus took place in Minsk. The event was held behind closed doors, yet the press was granted an opportunity to attend a small showcase of Goscomvoyenprom’s latest products.

Steel-clad Sentinel

Design Bureau “Display” has created a sentinel that feels neither fatigue nor fear. It’s a remotely controlled robotized platform armed with a 5.45-mm AKS (AKM) assault rifle. Its aiming capabilities are enhanced with a camera that transfers imaging to the control panel.

A company representative assured that per customer’s request the robot can be equipped with infrared illumination, allowing for its operation at night time.

The Belarusian sentinel is quite light, weighing just 16 kg. It has a wireless control panel, which means the operator can be located anywhere within a 500 m radius from the platform. Target acquisition is performed smoothly with no snaps, thus increasing fire accuracy. The sentinel can operate at temperatures as low as -40ºC.

The robot can be used in a variety of ways. It can help ensure safety of a protected object, draw fire, impede enemy’s advance, be a part of an ambush, block probable paths of enemy’s retreat.

“Polonez” with Belarusian Missile

Belarusian MLRS “Polonez” is being continuously upgraded, it’s scheduled for trials this year. According to the developers, the new “Polonez-M” has seen increase in both range and precision of fire. Last year the system proved its ability to engage targets within a 299-km range.

It’s worth reminding that MLRS “Polonez” is designed to engage manpower, both sheltered and located in the open, as well as armored and unarmored vehicles and artillery. The “Polonez” system has eight square pods for missiles.

A large chunk of information about the system remains classified. It’s known, however, that “Polonez” uses 301-mm missiles with length exceeding 7 m. The stabilizers’ span is 0.62 m.

The missile’s deviation from the aiming point at max range is no more than 30 m. When put together with the system’s other advantages, this kind of accuracy ensures solution of numerous combat tasks usually assigned to operation-tactical missile systems and bomber aircraft.

“Buk”, Belarusian Style

The Belarusian Armed Forces require a reliable mid-range air defense system able to provide protection of columns on the march. “Buk-MB” can be interfaced with any types of modern automated control systems and digital radars.

When paired with autonomous 3D phased-array solid-state “Radar-50”, “Buk-MB” can engage airborne targets equipped with stealth technology.

Application of new technical solutions has led to a 30% increase in “Buk-MB” target detection range, as well as enhancement of its ability to suppress active and passive jamming.

These systems are scheduled to be adopted by the Belarusian Armed Forces in the near future.

Air-to-Air Missiles with Belarusian Accent

Belarusian company “Belspetsvneshtechnika” has performed an upgrade of R-60 and R-73 missiles. The air-to-air missiles are used by all Soviet and Russian fighter aircraft. Belarusian specialists have developed an upgrade program that significantly extends service life of the ammo and enhances its combat capabilities.

Belarusian R-60BM and R-73BM missiles can be launched not only from aircraft, but also from ground-based systems, which makes them a versatile means of air defense. By the way, using air-to-air missiles with ground-based air defense systems is a standard procedure. For instance, this is exactly how Israeli Spyder SR system operates.

The missiles have also received a new autopilot control unit with modern algorithms of missile homing, new proximity laser fuse that ensures reliable detonation of warhead in pre-determined area, new engine and other upgrades.

American Rifle for Soviet Ammo

The showcase also featured a lot of firearms, though press members received a firm “no comment” reply when they inquired for details about them. Among the exhibits, AR-15 assault rifle stood out. It uses a 7.62×39 Soviet/Russian cartridge considered third most powerful cartridge for assault rifles in the world.

The rifle is equipped with telescoping stock, Picatinny rail that allows for mounting of various aiming devices, convenient grip and magazine vaguely resembling that of an AK assault rifle.

The rifle also boasts side gas removal system that discharges gas through a cross-hole in the barrel with short piston stroke. This design is highly reliable and less sensitive to the quality of the ammunition as compared to the Stoner system in a classic AR-15. This solution makes a lot of sense considering the rifle uses 7.62×39 cartridges.

Weight of the rifle is 4.56 kg, barrel length – 406 mm, total length – 985 mm. The magazine is standard, it holds 30 cartridges. With optical sight mounted, the stated range of aimed fire is 1000 m. 

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