Werewolf wrote:The problem is not that people see the export versions as equal to russian domestic versions, but rather the US which lacks generations behind russia and even other countries in PVO will get technologies that surpass any modern version of their Patriot PAC3 or any other system not to mention the non existent modern western SHORADS the US would have when they get their hands on.
Air Defence is a strategic asset and to play into your enemies hands with technologies it does not posses as right now is a very big mistake in planning, imo.
The US isn't stupid, they drive their proxy war via european countries towards russia and russia sooner or later will have to retaliate with nukes against NATO strategic assets in Germany (mainly) but the US will still have used tactical nukes against russia, while Russia will not see fit or attempt using tactical nukes against US mainlan which would be necessary not to mention out of justice to punish the evil of this WW3 policy.
I think US has way bigger problem with Russian PVO than the one you mentioned. US besides your argument with which I agree does not know where to place them because protecting
US on the scale seen in Russian case would bancrupt them momentarely.
That is one argument, but the little perception or maybe even fact that russia wouldn't even use tactical nukes against US if US dares to attack Russia via proxy NATO meatshield and with their tactical nukes in Germany,Netherland, Italy, Turkey not to mention nukes brits and french have. I see that as a huge problem and the current policy and hardcore pushing of US to go crazy with NATO agaisnt russia along with their deployment of ABM in east europe to counter any retaliation with tactical nukes to stop NATO from attacking Russia, all that combined with russias reluctance and limited capability with tactical nukes to attack US mainland is problem.
To further elaborate what the problem is, if you do not punch the bully he will keep bullying, so russia needs to destroy military assets in US in when the US attacks Russia, but strategic weapons are a no go and will not be used, since MAD is assured, the only option is tactical nuking and deep strike missions the only other even more likely option is nuking with Shkval US Navy fleet and comprimising it to the level of Finish fleet to assure US shuts the fuck up for rest of time. That is what is necessary, if Russia tries to play WW3 by US rules and fight only the proxy vassal meatshield states in Europe it will lose, it needs to get US not just a bloody nose but at least a century lasting coma punch so it leaves the rest of the world alone.