Russian glonass rounds are designed, but they havent been mass produced. Guided rounds are better against groups of troops and SPGs. Laser guided rounds are exactly used in order not to waste ammo0 on a grid square
GLONASS rounds are only useful against things that don't or can't move like a bridge or building.
Laser guided rounds are very useful against moving and stationary point targets and are used widely by Russia.
When the target in question is a large number of enemy forces moving forward in vehicles (civilian vehicles these days) and on foot then filling the target area with fragments as quickly as possible is the best solution... picking off one vehicle at a time is slow and expensive... firing a volley of Grads or even Pinocchio rockets is an excellent way of rapidly saturating an area with fragments and fire with much less time to escape.
In fact if you use your brain and think for a moment... a batch of enemy troops rushes forward firing at them with guided rounds is a slow and very inefficient way of dealing with the threat and when the Russian ground forces are thin then a massed rush would be impossible to stop with guided rounds.
With dumb rounds you just shower the area over and over and over and you can bet they will stop trying to run through that deluge.
They are not named after storms for nothing.
Artillery is intended to hit area targets rapidly and fixed targets like trench lines over long periods.
A sniper rifle is no replacement for a machine gun even if round for round it is more effective... in terms of cost each sniper round costs more than 100 machine gun rounds.
How many thousands of targets are presented in each attack... do you expect thousands of drones to lase targets or calculate coordinates... because an advancing enemy means coordinates expire in seconds because the target has moved away. Area coordinates are good for much longer and allow an area the enemy are going to pass through to be hit with everything you have... and just one drone will tell you when the bulk of the enemy forces are in the kill zone... open fire.
On a positive note, a brainwashed right wing whore thought she would have a nice safari shelling rusnya from avdeyevka, but she doen fucked up.
Interestingly there is a post on the medical thread about new 3d printing technology to help with the loss of a leg... it mentioned a Russian soldier whose foot was either lost or destroyed to the point that it had to be removed and they built him a new one with stem cells and 3D printing... said he would be back at work in 4 months...
Lolzz Very Happy what added electronic countermeasures?
Now that they are being blow out of the sky by IRIS-T you came up with your own propaganda.
Not at all... if you had been paying attention you would have noticed videos of SAMs approaching Russian cruise missiles and then turning away and exploding in mid air... this is because of onboard countermeasures.... the Soviets had them in their anti ship missiles and now have them in cruise missiles and ballistic missiles too.
IIR guided missiles would not be effected by jammers of the types used but I am sure the Russians will take the time to update their systems and equipment.
If a Syrian Su-22 can evade AIM-9X missiles by launching flares I am sure Russian cruise missiles can do the same...
7000 missiles? Not even the US has 7000 missiles in its arsenal.
STOP counting washing machines as missiles.
Because they are too expensive to buy in the numbers they need for a real war.
The west expects to control the air in any conflict they are involved with so not having thousands of cruise missiles is OK because they can drop bombs too from stealth bombers... but only against third world countries of course.
They helped fund and train these, nazi rat bastards, fk them. They fully deserve it, the western world will have to deal with their own creation of terror groups, extremists etc, when they come back home. Screw them.
Not the first time and wont be the last... that boston marathon bomber that was a chechen rebel springs to mind immediately and of course Osama Bin Laden was on the payroll in the 1980s against the Soviets in Afghanistan... even Saddam was Americas best friend in the 1980s when he fought Iran...
The west thinks the enemy of my enemy is my friend... but that is only true if they share your values and ethics... if you have more in common with your enemy than these guys they are not your friend... you are just using them for cannon fodder and don't expect them to love you for it when it is all over.
The US used China against the Soviet Union... how friendly are they now?
Some context for the withdrawal ("retreat") from the west bank of the Dnepr River by Russians forces: winter is coming and
the river freezes over. This f*cks up supply lines since the ice prevents use of boats but is not good enough to drive trucks
over. Shelling by Kiev regime forces can easily disrupt any attempt to supply over ice. Even if you can set up a pontoon bridge
and not have the ice drag it away, the shelling can destroy it.
The most dangerous period of the battle of Stalingrad was when the river freezes because for a long period it has too much ice in it to sail across in boats but not enough ice to drive over. There were several situations where troops being sent over at night were not fully equipped.... certainly not the one man gets a rifle and one man get a clip of ammo.... more like one soldier in ten didn't have a rifle, but there were plenty of fire arms when they got to the other side of course.
Well any advent gifts sent via airmail to the nazis today?
One serious advantage of Iranian flowers is that Iranian designed and Russian built Geraniums flower even in snowstorms because their GLONASS guidance works even with zero visibility...
I think the whole rationale of Russia running out of cruise missiles and fuel is based on poor Western intelligence. And the worst thing is these Western politicians still have not learned after all this time and continue saying the same bullshit.
Western politicians would rather repeat their own intel than be right. When Trump said Putin didn't try to kill the Skrypals the western news media accused him of believing Putin over his own intel services.
Ironically those same services all worked together to try to discredit him and get him kicked out of office so he would be right not to trust them anyway.
So I would not be surprised if Russia also ended up with some chips like that. But it will not be Russia removing the chips out of appliances that is for sure. It will be someone in China or Vietnam.
Don't they make those sort of chips themselves... we are not talking 11 nm chips for a cruise missile... more like 90nm or bigger.
I have noticed that the western news media and MIC establishment makes gloomy claims about Russia its mostly projection plain and simple.
Western propaganda generally paints Russia as an evil west so when the west struggles to send a dozen artillery vehicles to Kiev and the ammo it would use in a day then obviously Russia must be struggling to keep the hundreds of guns and rocket launchers supplied with millions of rounds of ammo... up until the Syrian war started the west didn't even recognise Russia had cruise missiles that could hit point targets with a conventional warhead.
The M-16 may be slightly more accurate at slightly longer ranger than the Kalashnikov, but cleaning its a pain, and if you don't clean it its far less accurate. Kalashnikov? Pull it out of a swamp, load the magazine, point and shoot.
But the key factor is lost. Accuracy at hitting a paper bulls eye on a shooting range does not equate to combat.
To hit the bull of a target you need to know the precise range to the target and in combat you will almost never know the precise range.
The Russians train with chest sized metal targets and a hit anywhere on that target is a hit.
The AK-47 even took that further where the trajectory of the bullet was taken into account so with a 300m iron sight setting you could aim at the targets belt buckle and get a hit at any distance without adjusting your iron sights from 2m to 400m.
Aiming at the belt buckle is easier than working out where the upper chest is on a moving target at any range... remember using iron sights you focus your vision on your front iron sight so the target is a coloured blur... you focus on the iron front sight because if your head is properly aligned and you are looking through your rear sight then the front sight shows where your bullets are going.
The point is that when you get into combat you guess the range and you fire at the target till it goes down or gets to cover and then you look for other things to shoot... hitting bulls eyes simply does not come in to it.
You can buy a GPS tracker chip for $27 at retail price. Imagine if you wanted to buy 25000 what price you would get. lol.
More importantly if you were offering $10K per chip how many companies would be interesting in supplying as many as you asked for.
The point is that they make their own electronics and the chip sizes we are talking about are not high tech super chips 16 core 4 mhz super chips...
Here is the best available picture of that missile:
The pointed nose missiles are the supersonic ones...