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    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:08 am

    The loudest chirping bird gets the worm breakfast from the mother... this is just a baby bird chirping for attention...

    Filling the place with Armata tanks barely makes sense because any conflict with the Taleban or Chinese really wont benefit from having Armata types in service there.

    Speeding up procurement and deliver of new gear across the range of land sea and air equipment would be the best solution all round.
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    Post  franco on Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:17 pm

    "Apart from the army and navy": Finnish media announced the emergence of a third ally for Russia

    The demonstration of military power is extremely important for Moscow. Russian politicians want to achieve great power status for their country, recognized by other states. But Russia's share in the world economy is only about 3%, according to the Finnish TV and radio company Yle.

    In this regard, the great-power aspirations of Russians rest mainly on how militarily strong Russia is seen in the world. And we must pay tribute, over the past decade, it has been seriously rearmed.

    According to the Finnish Defense Ministry's Power of Russia report, Moscow has made significant progress on this issue, despite the world's economic woes. The percentage of modern weapons systems has grown significantly.

    Now Russia's arms spending is being cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But they are still among the largest in the world, even though they make up less than 10% of the money the US spends on defense. At the same time, it is important for Moscow not only to develop new weapons, but also to create images - the image and perception of Russia's military power by others.

    In 2018, Russian leader Vladimir Putin shocked the world by threatening an "invincible superweapon" - the Avangard hypersonic unit for ICBMs and other weapons systems. Since then, Russia has kept the planet in suspense, regularly recalling its military potential. This was last done on Putin's birthday, when the Russian military announced that they had successfully tested the Zircon anti-ship hypersonic missiles.

    According to Professor Hiski Haukkala, reflected in the new book "The Big Game Returns", the Russian military doctrine pays great attention to information impact, since it can be used to influence the situation and make decisions. Even with a simple declaration of its military superiority, Moscow frees its hands. Therefore, the Russians in every possible way emphasize their military power, since this is important in solving foreign policy problems.

    Every year in Russia, Victory Day is celebrated more and more solemnly and more monuments appear. The St. George ribbon became a symbol of Russian pride, and patriotic symbols began to be used everywhere. The state does everything it can to ensure that citizens admire the military power of their country. This is reflected in opinion polls, according to which Russians trust the army, Putin and the special services the most.

    Russia has only two allies - its army and navy  - Emperor Alexander III once said.

    As the Finnish media write, these words for Russians have not lost their relevance now. But given technical progress, the Russians now trust, in addition to the Ground Forces and the Navy, also the Aerospace Forces and the hypersonic missile component, calling them a third ally.
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    Post  George1 on Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:14 pm

    franco wrote:[b]

    Russia has only two allies - its army and navy  - Emperor Alexander III once said.

    As the Finnish media write, these words for Russians have not lost their relevance now. But given technical progress, the Russians now trust, in addition to the Ground Forces and the Navy, also the Aerospace Forces and the hypersonic missile component, calling them a third ally.

    Logic since there were no air forces during Emperor Alexander III times Very Happy
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    Post  GarryB on Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:42 am

    No question of trusting neighbours... because of the neighbours Russia has...

    Of course Russia projects an image of strength... who wants to be a wimp in this pool of sharks... a wimp is just an easy meal in a shark tank... it is normal to not want to be a meal.

    Better to look at Finland... they are sucking up to HATO to make themselves not look delicious, but the huge irony is that it is HATO that is the most voracious shark in the tank...
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    Post  kvs on Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:14 pm

    franco wrote:"Apart from the army and navy": Finnish media announced the emergence of a third ally for Russia

    The demonstration of military power is extremely important for Moscow. Russian politicians want to achieve great power status for their country, recognized by other states. But Russia's share in the world economy is only about 3%, according to the Finnish TV and radio company Yle.

    One does not aspire to something as a country in terms of power.   Either a country is a great power or it isn't.   That the west wrote
    off Russia as a great power is its own idiocy and not Russia's failure.   Russia never stopped being a great power even during the 1990s.
    Also, Russia is a superpower today.   In military terms this is without question.   But it is even valid in economic terms.  Having the
    pool of energy and resources that it has makes it a natural economic superpower.   The economy is not a function of "financial industry"
    and consumer trash production.   Energy alone is a critical product even if it is treated as cheap.   Without energy there is no economy,
    but a solid economy can exist without speculative financial instruments an tens of millions of tons of plastic trash generation.   BTW,
    even that plastic trash is directly linked to oil and natural gas for its very mass and not just the energy it takes to produce it.


    In this regard, the great-power aspirations of Russians rest mainly on how militarily strong Russia is seen in the world. And we must pay tribute, over the past decade, it has been seriously rearmed.

    More BS.  Russia has been digging itself out of the hole created by comprador Yeltsin.   Being a great power with a vast pool of resources that make
    its enemies drool, Russia needs to protect itself.   The implicit assumption being pushed by the author is that Russia should spend this money on imports
    or tranny toilet upgrades.   This shows that the author is a liberastoid.


    Now Russia's arms spending is being cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But they are still among the largest in the world, even though they make up less than 10% of the money the US spends on defense. At the same time, it is important for Moscow not only to develop new weapons, but also to create images - the image and perception of Russia's military power by others.

    Who is this clown, he writes at the level of a 7 year old without a clue.   Russia's military spending cannot be compared without PPP adjustment.
    The Russian military and economy do not operate on US dollars.   Even if the PPP adjustment for the consumer sector (groceries, etc.) is a factor
    of two, for the military sector it is around six.    So Russia actually spends 60% of the budget of the USA on its military and the 40% difference
    can easily be accounted for by the fact that Russia does not have 800 military bases around the world.   Military bases are a locus for corruption.

    Does this bonehead think Russia is merely a rotten facade, much like his closet hero Hitler?


    In 2018, Russian leader Vladimir Putin shocked the world by threatening an "invincible superweapon" - the Avangard hypersonic unit for ICBMs and other weapons systems. Since then, Russia has kept the planet in suspense, regularly recalling its military potential. This was last done on Putin's birthday, when the Russian military announced that they had successfully tested the Zircon anti-ship hypersonic missiles.

    How to spin Russia defending itself against the US scheme to neutralize its nuclear arsenal (a guarantor of peace in our time) with the breaking of the
    ABM treaty and attempt to encircle Russia with ABM systems.    Putin never said that the Avangaard was an "invincible superweapon" that
    is the author putting words in his mouth.   The Avangaard is the logical response to keep nuclear balance by defeating the US ABM scheme.   The
    "invincible ABM supershield" dreamed of by the USA has failed as a project to neutralize Russia's defense.    


    According to Professor Hiski Haukkala, reflected in the new book "The Big Game Returns", the Russian military doctrine pays great attention to information impact, since it can be used to influence the situation and make decisions. Even with a simple declaration of its military superiority, Moscow frees its hands. Therefore, the Russians in every possible way emphasize their military power, since this is important in solving foreign policy problems.

    Drivel.   How is Russia supposed to defend itself without "information impact" on its self-asserted enemies.   If Russia did not announce hypersonic
    missile tests, then the retard politicians who run NATzO would assume it was a soft pushover and would launch a war.    Russia has 1000 years
    of history as proof that the west never stops its drang nach osten, so Russia is fully justified in developing its defense and making sure its enemies
    know.   The style of writing of this author reminds me of the drivel common in during the Cold War.   The same cookie cutter smear.


    Every year in Russia, Victory Day is celebrated more and more solemnly and more monuments appear. The St. George ribbon became a symbol of Russian pride, and patriotic symbols began to be used everywhere. The state does everything it can to ensure that citizens admire the military power of their country. This is reflected in opinion polls, according to which Russians trust the army, Putin and the special services the most.

    More smear and this time aimed at the Russian people.   Victory Day is for remembrance like is common for the Holocaust.   Those two events
    are linked you Nazi loving Finnish asswipe.  It makes sense for you to denigrate Russians remembering the genocidal invasion of the Nazis since
    you were Nazi allies and ran death camps in Karelia.   Russian Victory Day is not a national pride in the military day, liar.   And the quoting of
    polls supporting Putin are a total non sequitur for the claim being laid out in this paragraph.  

    Russia has only two allies - its army and navy  - Emperor Alexander III once said.

    As the Finnish media write, these words for Russians have not lost their relevance now. But given technical progress, the Russians now trust, in addition to the Ground Forces and the Navy, also the Aerospace Forces and the hypersonic missile component, calling them a third ally.

    Do you want a cookie for your great insight?

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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:44 pm

    Russia is one of the few autarkies that exist. They aren't 100% self reliant but I don't think there will ever be a time they will be. But instead, critical aspects are being built inside while non critical can be obtained. Even their semiconductor industry is self reliant for major security situations while less important can be made outside of the country. Even then they see the benefits doing it in house.

    Point of the matter is, you can't compare Russia's economy to most others. You can only compare it to other Autarkies.
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    Post  franco on Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:12 pm

    Do you want a cookie for your great insight?

    Sorry cookies are reserved for the Ukrainians only, no cookies for the Finns. Maybe the Soup Nazis will allow them some soup...

    EDIT: Embarassed

    Thanks thumbsup


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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:13 pm

    franco wrote:Do you want a cookie for your great insight?

    Sorry cookies are reserved for the Ukrainians only, no cookies for the Finns. Maybe the Soap Nazis will allow them some soap...

    Soap or Soup?

    lol
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:42 am

    If he stinks as bad as his writing then perhaps some soap would help as well.... Razz

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    Post  franco on Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:36 pm

    My point exactly Wink
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    Post  Sujoy on Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:09 pm

    Ignore the anti-Russian verbal onslaught. But there is now open acceptance (as this piece in The Economist suggest) in the West that the Russian military has made decent technological advancement

    Whereas 99% of Russian armour in 2007 was classified as “legacy”—ie, introduced into service more than three decades ago—today fully 27% is modern, according to IISS_org. Russian warplanes have gone from being 97% legacy to being 71% modern in that time

    Russian military forces dazzle after a decade of reform

    AFTER THE Soviet Union’s collapse, Russia’s once-mighty armed forces were laid low. Moscow bus drivers out-earned fighter pilots. Hungry soldiers were sent to forage for berries and mushrooms. Corruption was rife—one general was charged with renting out a MiG-29 for illicit drag racing between cars and jets on a German airfield. “No army in the world is in as wretched a state as ours,” lamented a defence minister in 1994. Yet few armies have bounced back as dramatically. In 2008 Russian forces bungled a war with Georgia. In response, they were transformed from top to bottom.

    That began with large sums of money. Russian military expenditure approximately doubled between 2005 and 2018, when measured in exchange rates adjusted for purchasing power. Though much of the budget is secret, Russia’s annual military spending probably stands somewhere between $150bn and $180bn, says Michael Kofman of the Centre for Naval Analyses, a think-tank. That is around three times as much as Britain and close to 4% of GDP.

    Much of that money has been spent on kit. In the past decade, Russia added around 600 new planes, 840 helicopters and 2,300 drones, estimates Julian Cooper of the University of Birmingham. Whereas 99% of Russian armour in 2007 was classified as “legacy”—ie, introduced into service more than three decades ago—today fully 27% is modern, according to a study published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a think-tank in London, on September 29th. Russia’s warplanes have gone from being 97% legacy to being 71% modern in that time.

    The most important investments were in precision missiles like the land-based Iskander, sea-launched Kalibr and air-launched Kh-101, putting in range targets across Europe (see map). A decade ago the idea that the Russian navy could accurately strike targets in Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea would have been science fiction, notes Dmitry Stefanovich of IMEMO, a research institute in Moscow. “Now it’s a reality.” In a European war, the idea would be to use such missiles to threaten civilian and military infrastructure deep behind the front lines on the ground, ensuring that a conflict over, say, Tallinn would stretch far to the west of the Rhine.

    Russia’s ultimate aim is to create a “reconnaissance-strike complex”—originally a Soviet idea—in which data from vehicles on the ground, drones in the air, satellites in space and radio signals emitted by enemy units are collected, processed and fed to the weapons in real time. Any “sensor” (for instance, a drone) can feed a target to any “shooter” (like a faraway ship), with targets prioritised centrally and struck, ideally, within minutes. Though Russia is behind America and probably China in this ambitious endeavour, it has made “huge leaps”, says Dima Adamsky of IDC Herzliya, a university in Israel.

    Russian forces are not just better armed, but also more fleet-footed. Thanks to improvements in readiness, Russia could probably get 100,000 troops, complete with heavy armour, to a European hotspot within 30 days. NATO might struggle to muster half the number, of lighter forces, in that time. Around 5,000 of Russia’s airborne troops are said to be on two hours’ notice. Soldiers are kept on their toes with huge exercises. The latest, Kavkaz (Caucacus) 2020, involved 80,000 personnel and concluded on September 26th. “Russia has traded mass for tempo,” concludes Lt-General Jim Hockenhull, Britain’s chief of defence intelligence.

    Russia’s armed forces enjoy the additional advantage of being blooded in battle. Though Russia and China may have comparable weapons, the quality of the forces, in training and combat experience, is “night and day”, says Mr Kofman. In Ukraine, for instance, Russia has practised armoured warfare and artillery duels, experimenting with the use of cyber-attacks and drones to feed targeting information to its guns. Syria, where over 63,000 Russian personnel have served, has been a testbed for precision strikes, air defence against rebel drone swarms and the use of unmanned vehicles.

    Russian officers in Syria have even shown signs of shedding the Soviet legacy of rigid, top-down command and acting with more autonomy and creativity, a practice known as “mission command”, observes Mr Adamsky. That, he says, would be “a major departure from the Russian military tradition”. And in both countries, Russia has honed its skills in electronic warfare by jamming radios, radars and drones. Russia’s fake GPS signals in Syria were even strong enough to bamboozle civilian airliners in Israel.

    Not everything has been fixed, of course. Viktor Murakhovsky, a former officer who now edits a military journal, is positive about the reforms. But he says that shipbuilding is painfully slow and that the country lags behind its rivals in long-range drones. The new T-14 Armata tank, the next-generation Su-57 warplane and new submarines have all been delayed. Though Russia is adept at blowing things up in space, its ageing fleet of reconnaissance satellites has shrunk over the years, with modernisation complicated by Western sanctions. Until five years ago, their film had to be physically sent back to Earth in capsules, notes Bart Hendrickx, an analyst of Russia’s space programme. The biggest problem of all, says Mr Kofman, is the limited capacity of Russia’s defence industry, including shortages of skilled personnel, machine tools and components.

    The trade-off between hardware and humans is also apparent. Though troops no longer go hungry, their pay is not great. Mr Murakhovsky points out that a skilled tank commander in his 20s can expect little more than 43,000 rubles ($532) a month in peacetime, lower than the national average. “In my opinion, it’s not enough.” Morale among conscripts, who still make up 55% of the force, remains low, and the short duration of their service limits their usefulness in combat. And though the days of renting out warplanes may be over, last year Russian military prosecutors announced that 2,800 military officials had been charged with corruption, with the amount stolen totalling around $90m.

    Nor has military renaissance bought peace of mind. In a war with NATO, Russia “would have conventional superiority for a limited period”, concludes the IISS, but would be outgunned if the conflict dragged on. In recent years, Mr Putin has therefore worked to ensure that a conflict would not drag on. To that end, he has invested heavily in nuclear forces, unveiling a host of lurid weapons such as hypersonic gliders, radioactive torpedos designed to pollute coastal areas and nuclear-powered cruise missiles capable of circling the Earth indefinitely. Missiles like the Iskander, Kalibr and Kh-101 can also carry both conventional and nuclear warheads (NATO officials point out that they would have no way of knowing which until they landed). For Russian generals, the hope is that their revived strength means that the nukes are never needed.

    For its part, NATO has largely focused on Russian threats to the Baltic states, and the challenges of reinforcing Europe over weeks and months. It has underestimated how Russia’s new firepower might be used in a shorter, sharper and more expansive war that would stretch far beyond the Baltics. Its planners, and the national politicians that set military budgets and priorities, need to adjust their strategies and spending in the light of these new threats.

    https://www.economist.com/europe/2020/11/02/russian-military-forces-dazzle-after-a-decade-of-reform
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    Post  Big_Gazza on Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:50 am

    For its part, NATO has largely focused on Russian threats to the Baltic states

    FFS...  saying that Russia threatens the balts is like saying the US threatens Mexico.  Is this scaremongering BS the best these corrupt establishment scribblers have to offer? Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

    The Economist has always been shitty Atlantacist propaganda.  It must be awful having to turn up at work each morning knowing you have to sell a bill of shitty goods, but you need to work the mill regardless to pay your mortgage and keep yer kids in their fancy school.  Oh, the horrors of media pressitution! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    Post  franco on Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:27 am

    Russia's new defense plan will ensure a guaranteed deterrence of NATO aggression

    Safety first

    The state defense plan for 2021-2025 will help the Russian Federation to effectively build up its military potential in the face of the NATO threat, a military political scientist, associate professor of the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the Russian University of Economics , told FBA "Economy Today" GV Plekhanova, member of the Expert Council of the public organization "Officers of Russia" Alexander Perendzhiev .

    The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, signed a decree that put into effect the national defense plan for the period from 2021 to 2025.
    “Such a document began to appear in Russia not so long ago. It is signed for a certain period and was recently adopted - in 2016 until 2020.
    When a new cell in the form of the National Center for Defense Management appeared in the military structure, the urgency of the presidential plan increased, ”commented Alexander Perendzhiev.

    In a corresponding document published on the official Internet portal of legal information, the Russian leader ordered "to put into effect a plan from January 1, 2021," the development of which he had previously entrusted to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
    The department was ordered to analyze and take into account the changes in the military-political situation in the world, thereby paying attention to potential military threats.
    The order was given by the head of state against the background of growing concern over the annual NATO exercises and the system of control over nuclear missile weapons hanging in the balance.
    “First, we really need to devote time to analyzing the situation in the world and around the Russian Federation. Next, you need to take care of strengthening the existing military structures and organizing their material and technical support.

    The new plan should include such mandatory tasks as improving the country's defense management system, improving weapons and equipment, increasing the mobilization and organizational readiness of the Russian troops, "the agency's interlocutor suggested.

    The North Atlantic Alliance has increased the frequency of annual military preparatory events in European countries to 40. In addition, intelligence activity has increased near the Russian borders. Compared to 2018 and 2019, the increase amounted to several tens of percentage points: the intensity of aviation flights increased by 33%, and foreign warships began to sail 24% more often.

    The NATO command, said earlier Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, operates according to the "four by 30" principle. That is, in order to implement anti-Russian initiatives, the organization seeks to achieve a 30-day readiness for the use of 30 aviation squadrons, 30 warships, as well as 30 mechanized battalions.

    Recall that the Russian side, expressing concern about the actions of the North Atlantic Alliance, provided the transfer of new weapons and equipment to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation this year.

    Improving efficiency


    According to the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the troops will receive 106 aircraft, 565 armored vehicles and 436 models of missile and artillery weapons. Also, regimental kits of anti-aircraft missile system, two divisional complexes "Buk-M3", as well as six divisional complexes of the "Pantsir" system will be sent to the army.

    At present, the share of modern weapons in the army is 68.2%. In order to increase it to 70% in the near future, the navy will receive 18 boats and support vessels, submarines, 14 ships and combat boats, and one Bal coastal missile system.

    Six modernized strategic bombers Tu-95MS will go to the strategic nuclear forces. Together with them will arrive 22 launchers with ballistic missiles "Yars", complexes "Avangard", the first serial nuclear-powered submarine of project 955A "Borey-A" "Prince Oleg".

    “The defense plan should be aimed at solving the issues that the General Staff deals with. They usually relate to theaters of military operations in different parts of the world, as well as the alleged steps of the Russian Federation in the development of negative scenarios or the emergence of various real threats.

    To work out the scenarios qualitatively, the Russian side must attend to increasing the effectiveness of military education, the military sphere and infrastructure in general. We are talking about educational institutions, roads, bases, warehouses, strategic forces, airfields, lines of communication and communications and much more, ”said Perendzhiev.

    The military political scientist stressed that the defense plan is not about preparing for hostilities, but about working out the actions of the state, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, and the Minister of Defense, capable of preventing armed conflicts and the participation of the Russian Federation in them.

    Author: Alexandra Melnik

    NOTE: Information vague as usual, however part of the new process similar to that of Equipment purchases in which there is a review and revision of the present plan every 5 years. This is an update of the 2016 plan for Strategic goals and development plans.

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