Quality controls in Russia are the main issue here.. they dont exist.. Not long ago a Ka-52
a brand new helicopter also crashed.. this is beyond ridiculous.
Well Duh... the Ka-52 is a relatively new design... of course there are going to be problems... the F-22 has had crashes too... and so has the B-2...
Quality controls a problem much?
Hint... if it was quality controls or pissed off underpaid workers then for sure more than one helo would have crashed.
Putin is not a bad president.. but i neither think he is a visionary.. He is more reactionary president..
Of course he is a reactionary president... the US and west hates Russia... and Russia does not hate the US or the West. Of course he is not going to lead the charge and aggressively sabotage relations with the west or the US, but equally he can't stand by while they try to do the same to Russia... hense he reacts rather than provokes...
The Bear in its' role as a bomber has needed to be retired for some time now.
The Bear in its current operational versions has never been a bomber... it is a cruise missile carrier, and a maritime recon/carrier killer. It has also been an airliner and an AWACS aircraft and a bomber... but no more.\
new upgrades will allow it to carry guided air to ground conventional munitions but for the most part they will likely be weapons like the Kh-555 conventional land attack cruise missile and of course the conventional Kh-102 or 101... can't remember which of the top of my head.
A Bear releasing a conventional armed cruise missile 4,500km from the enemies air defence forces should be pretty safe... even in the 21st C.
The only Tu-95 version in service is the MS, and that's a missile carrier. No bomber or ELINT versions remain. And restarting the Tu-160 production will take years to achieve, if lack of funds don't kill it. So until 2025 or so there will be nothing that can replace the Tu-95...
Technically there are no Tu-95s in service... they are all Tu-142 designs.
there are cruise missile carriers... Tu-95MS16 (only called Tu-95 for the purposes of strategic arms treaties) and Tu-142.
Really? I always thought Russia was flying the ELINT variant in regards to "pushing into" US airspace.
Most of the "bombers" photographed flying near US and western ships are Tu-142s.
Just this year..
in just half a year.. 6 crashes... this is not normal.. this is ridiculous..
Are you suggesting they should be more evenly spaced out over time?
that would certainly make for a better mathematical model, but has nothing to do with the real world... shit happens... get over it. If they were all shot down or all had the same fault with the same piece of equipment then you might have a point... you don't.
But their Managers and leadership is truly incompetent.. and it can sink the whole morale of the RUssian armed forces ,if this crashes continues every month or every couple of week.
Come on... you know you want to blame putin... surely it is fault for this conspirasy.
The next video ,while i don't agree with everything said by the journalist ,he shows exactly
example of how it was under soviet union for workers under government controlled business.. People not caring for doing anything since they will be paid anyway. a quick example of how bad leadership and managing ,can directly affect a service to others.
Yes, because if anyone understands Russia it is Fox news... how about a quote from Goebbels about the asian character of Russians that makes them less intelligent than white europeans, or perhaps we could blame general winter for the problems?
How about this page:
If we go to 2015 and have a look we see:
20 January 2015 – An UH-60A Black Hawk, So US 1.
22 February 2015 – An USMC F/A-18D US 2.
10 March 2015 – Sikorsky UH-60 US 3.
12 May 2015 – A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet US 4
12 May 2015 – A U.S. Marine Corps Bell UH-1Y "Venom" Huey, US 5... their newest model Cobra..
17 May 2015 – MV-22B Osprey US 6.
22 May 2015 – T-45C Goshawk US 7
7 July 2015 – A Shaw AFB-based F-16C Block 50 Fighting Falcon US 8
14 July 2015 – A Tupolev Tu-95MS US 8 Russia 1.
Yeah... you are right... Russia has a problem...