Scorpius wrote:George1 wrote:It notes that from 2012 to 2020, the number of cruise missiles in service with the Russian army increased 37 times. This type of weapons includes sea-based missiles "Caliber", air missiles X-101, and other similar types of weapons. Many of them are part of the strategic non-nuclear forces.
At the beginning of next year, we will conclude long-term contracts for the additional purchase of high-precision long-range missiles, which will double their number.
Quote from the official report of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the results of 2020.
So, after a couple of years, the x37 will have to double.
I think this is an overlooked Russian response to NATzO's aggression. Recall back in the 1980s NATO was all giddy because it thought its cruise
missiles were a game changer against the USSR. There were books written on the subject. Somehow this aspect of cruise missiles faded away.
But it makes sense for Russia to have the ability to launch saturation attacks using cruise missiles. This is a strategic deterrent even if the
missiles are not strategic nuclear warhead carriers. It is like a super long range artillery barrage with deadly accuracy that will soften up any invading
Syria was a good wake up call to NATzO planners who drank the koolaid where Russia did not have long range cruise missile ability. A
relic from the 1980s.