Yes, Sevmash will have its hands full. We will also see how much the construction of surface warships will be accelerated after this conflict. I think that special emphasis will be placed on the frigates of project 22350.
The improved Gorshkov design seems to be enlarged and with more missiles so I suspect it would actually be even better for blue water ops away from Russian waters...
This depict Patriot missiles being transported to Slovakia, so i guess they are willing to transfer their only S-300PS battery to Ukraine i guess.
Easier to destroy in transit within Ukraine than when it is operational... but they have already destroyed lots of S-300 systems already, which is better than HATO did in Kosovo over how long?
Most individuals talking about high Russian casualties do not take into account the fact that Russia is doing so to protect Ukranian citizens. This aside the number of casualties is normal.
Wait for the China-India war to breakout in the near future. Casualties will be in millions.
We will then realize how effective Russia was in keeping casualties to a bare minimum.
This abuse of a so called US ally (Kiev) suggests India and China might wake up and smell the roses and realise that playing games for the US is costly in money and lives and just isn't worth it for the parties involved... except the US...
The next war might be a civil war in the US where the rich and urban people fight the rural people for food... that will be bloody.
Like they're actually preparing to deploy this S-300PS system on the border with the Ukraine and try to use it to enforce a no-fly zone
Any attempt to enforce a no fly zone would lead to the battery being obliterated along with any other batteries nearby... if they try to do that from outside the Ukraine then they are dragging that country into the war and all their military structures and assets are fair game... don't think they will want to do that.
If they move it into the Ukraine... well the existing S-300s didn't create a no fly zone so how could this extra battery do it?
Or if you mean the Patriot... it is even less capable than the S-300 the Ukrainians had and lost already.
They can add disgarded NATO systems to it too, and try to incrementally build-up a no-fly zone
Russia has S-400s in Kaliningrad and Belarus... if they try then they might find no fly zones stretching across their territory which will limit their capacity to fly in weapons for the Orcs too BTW.
Would be a good idea... do it.
At least for AFVs, the heavy losses among even modernized platforms against NATO's top shelf man portable anti-armor weapons comes as a bit of a shock.
The thing is that with ambushes you don't take on the frontal armour and the difference in side armour from the T-72 to T-80 to T-90 etc etc is not enormously massively increased... T-14s wont be invincible... having APS systems will make more difference than having heavier armour.
What did Shariy's Party do?
They did condemn the Russian attack and they supply even western Ukrainians with medicine that is lacking now across the country (mostly insulin), help disabled people who can't leave their house, help with evacuations?
I followed their work for some time and they really involved in humanitarian help.
Kiev will blame all of Ukraines problems on Russia so it is important that Ukrainians suffer as much as possible...
Biden and Johnson are applying the same logic... feed weapons into the conflict to make it worse because focusing on this, both men can pretend their own personal fuckups didn't happen... it is all Putins fault... including the dead in the west of Covid.
so forposts have some aiming pods to use dumb bombs?
Why would it need aiming pods, the bombs are dumb... what they need are ballistics computers... which they have clearly been fitted with.
I'm only affraid Russians will run out of kalibr and iskander missiles...I think Nazis are just asking for moree democracy
They were making them for a war with the west.... they wont be running out any time soon.
Besides they also have Kh-32 and even obsolete anti ship missiles that have been upgraded with land attack capacity they could use like any remaining stocks of Granit or Vulcan, and similar older stocks of land launched anti ship missiles too...
Even then the stock of weapons is enough for ww3
More importantly, the ones they will be using against the west in a potential WWIII wont be conventionally armed anyway.
Time for a smile, this person needs to buy a lottery ticket Laughing Laughing Laughing
Unexpected arrival in Dergachi, Kharkiv region
What is it?
Looks like an artillery rocket... probably a Smerch (300mm calibre).
What a rucking fetard David Frum is... Laughing Laughing he tweets this unbelievable propaganda nonsense just hours before "democratic hero" Zelensky bans all opposition parties!!! Why are Murkan neocons so fcking retarded?
Fravid Dum sounds like a better name for him...
So, i'm curious how's the Slovakian S-300 deal going.. the German apparently deploy Patriot in Slovakia. This could be a sign that they agree to transfer their only S-300PS battery to Ukraine in exchange of Patriot.
To be fair they are German missiles, so the Slovakian missiles likely will remain in Slovakia... the German missiles are just there to help AFAIK.
From the late Soviet era till date these rockets are NOT fire and forget.
What are you talking about?
All unguided weapons are fire and forget... all rifles and machine guns are fire and forget...
You have an operator sitting in a helo who has to constantly send co ordinates to these rockets.
The image he showed with his comment was a very heavy 266mm calibre aircraft rocket with a laser guidance system added to it... it is essentially a direct fire 150kg HE bomb, which in this case has laser homing... any laser target market could be used for this... carried by armoured vehicle, special forces operator, other aircraft or drone.
They can be angled up at 30-40 degrees and fired at the target area from 10km away as long as something is marking the target as it arrives it can be very accurate.
Guided rockets refers to rockets like the Thales FZ275 LGR that is coupled with a MX-15D electro-optical system from L3 Wescam.
Another example is BAE's APKWS
Those western guided rockets cost more than Ataka ATGMs and have less range and payload.
Those decimated Ukrainian forces all have fathers, mothers, sisters, kids
Yeah, who have spent the last 8 years shelling people they believed were Russian invaders, but were actually Russian speaking Ukrainians... who also have fathers and mothers and sisters and children...
Any such conflict should be kept as short as possible and with as few casualties as possible, not only for the Russian side but also for the Ukrainian side
Totally agree, but that comes down to the actions of the Ukrainian people doesn't it.
The failure to convince the Ukrainian military that Russia is not there to harm them, or destroy the Ukraine as a state - is not only due to Ukrainian regime propaganda, but also our own political leadership's failures at explaining what we're there to do, and the failure of Russian ideology (which is basically Russian nationalism) to find much appeal in the Ukraine except in ethnic Russian areas.
The US and west could have won hearts and minds by flooding the place with money, and instead they spent 8 years weaponising the country and making their side create an artificial other side to murder.
Russia is just breaking what the west did.
And it might take some time... but it will take as long as it takes.
I wonder how our "academic" upper class and media pundits will deal with the inevitable public cognitive dissonance after all this stuff has been revealed as obvious BS, despite all the censorship in place now
But that is the point... the Russian or Soviet studies departments of universities were closed down decades ago, and that is a big part of the problem... no one in the west really took the time to actually understand the Russians and work out what they were about... leading to this.
If anything the Russian MOD will take lots of time to get this right because they wont want to have to go in and try to do it again.