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Major changes are visible in munitions design. In the first two decades of the 21st century, they were not a priority of the arms program and received little finances. However, combat actions in Syria clearly demonstrated the acute necessity to upgrade and design new-generation munitions for various weapons. A quick fulfilment of the task is impeded by deteriorating skills of designers and technologists.

Effective engagement of the payload is the main military-technical task in any conflict of various intensity. It is also necessary to increase the number of munitions and maintain them in the required engagement readiness according to the number of launchers. The might of the Russian armed forces is determined by the latest weapons and hardware and the ability of the defense industry to design and produce modern munitions, PhD Technical Science V. Selivanov, PhD Technical Science V. Veldanov, and PhD Technical Science retired Colonel Yu. Ilyin write in the Voennaya Mysl (Military Thought) journal.

Effective engagement of the payload is the main military-technical task in any conflict of various intensity. It is also necessary to increase the number of munitions and maintain them in the required engagement readiness according to the number of launchers. The might of the Russian armed forces is determined by the latest weapons and hardware and the ability of the defense industry to design and produce modern munitions, PhD Technical Science V. Selivanov, PhD Technical Science V. Veldanov, and PhD Technical Science retired Colonel Yu. Ilyin write in the Voennaya Mysl (Military Thought) journal.

Turkey was expelled by the U.S. from the Lockheed F-35 Lightning II program because of its choice to buy and operate Russian-made S-400 air defense missiles which is consirered as incompatible with a NATO member status. The cuntry now wants to open discussions for the "Crete model" regarding the use of its S-400 missile system, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on February 9.

The design of counterdrone weapons targets each particular vehicle depending on its operational principle. The weapons have to detect, identify drones, and destroy or jam them. There is no information about a common counterdrone system in scientific literature. A specific subsystem of the fight against small drones is considered only for the air defense of the land forces. It is proposed to include into it reconnaissance and information, combat control, antiaircraft and artillery forces, and an array of specialized antiaircraft weapons with missile and technical provision.

There is a search for new methods to fight air targets triggered by a rapid development of drones, which pose a major danger to the warring parties and numerous economic, infrastructure objects and mass events in peacetime, Colonel PhD Military Science V. Tikshaev and Retired Lieutenant-General PhD Military Science V. Barvinenko write in the Military Thought magazine.

There is a search for new methods to fight air targets triggered by a rapid development of drones, which pose a major danger to the warring parties and numerous economic, infrastructure objects and mass events in peacetime, Colonel PhD Military Science V. Tikshaev and Retired Lieutenant-General PhD Military Science V. Barvinenko write in the Military Thought magazine.

There is a search for new methods to fight air targets triggered by a rapid development of drones, which pose a major danger to the warring parties and numerous economic, infrastructure objects and mass events in peacetime, Colonel PhD Military Science V. Tikshaev and Retired Lieutenant-General PhD Military Science V. Barvinenko write in the Military Thought magazine.

Missile brigades of the Russian Ground Forces will closely interact with the Navy from 2021. Iskander-M missiles (SS-26 in NATO code) will support naval operations at a distance of 500 km and precisely destroy adversary targets, such a coastal facilities and hardware, air bases, radars and command posts, the Izvestia daily writes.

The Russian armed forces will continue rearming in 2021. The acceptance into service of various arms is usually done by closed orders of the Defense Ministry. Gazeta.ru publication analyzes which weapons may be supplied to the Russian army in 2021 and later.

In the future, drones could threaten U.S. defense systems with a swarming capability that uses artificial intelligence while leveraging 5G connectivity, the director of an Army-led joint office said on January 8. Joseph Lacdan, U.S. Army News Service, reports.

The Russian armed forces will continue rearming in 2021. The acceptance into service of various arms is usually done by closed orders of the Defense Ministry. Gazeta.ru publication analyzes which weapons may be supplied to the Russian army in 2021 and later.

SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) on December 7 published new data showing that sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 25 companies totalled US$361 billion in 2019, 8.5 per cent more than in 2018. The largest companies have a geographically diverse international presence.