Tuesday, April 7, 2009

DOD will provide all the barracks, satellite TV.

By 2020, the Russian Defense Ministry intends to provide military access to the Internet, cable and satellite television, as well as giving them the opportunity to receive their parts of periodical publications, wrote on Tuesday the newspaper "Time News". Improvement of information system personnel will be conducted within the framework of the plan of social development of the Armed Forces.
The project will be implemented in three phases. Thus, from 2009 to 2012 agency plans to launch the electronic versions of print media and the military to transfer television in garrisons in the digital format. In the years 2013-2017 the Ministry of Defense is going to provide 85 per cent of internet access, as well as to increase the specialized print media.
From 2017 to 2020, all the barracks and dormitories for the military will be equipped for satellite and cable television channels. In addition, the third phase of the initiative the military will be able to access the Web directly from their parts (but this access will be restricted), and will receive the newspaper by subscription (at a rate of 20 newspapers per 100 persons).
The Ministry intends to improve the print quality of departmental newspaper "Krasnaya Zvezda". The composition of its editorial staff may be some regional editions. According to the head of the educational work (GUVR), General-Lieutenant Anatoly Bashlakova, this step will help "build the creative potential, expand the network of correspondents and a range of services."
According to the publication, from 2009 to 2011 will be purchased all necessary equipment: the radio allocated 65 million rubles, while TV's - 112 million rubles, while equipment for receiving satellite television signals - 18 million rubles. The package of digital services for the military will include access to a TV Star, Radio Star-FM ", as well as regional television and radio stations. Among other things, it is expected that in the navy and military bases outside of Russia will create an ad hoc network teleradiostudy. Regulate the activities of the updated system will be the "Oboronservis.
Thus, the Ministry intends to improve the quality of information services for the military. According to authorities, only 11 percent of Russian soldiers find the quality of its information services satisfactorily. Access to updated information system will be like the soldiers themselves and family members of military officers and civilian staff of the Armed Forces, veterans and military retirees.

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