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Originally posted by Wembley
Also, you have to ask whether the Russian approach will work in the 21st century. When it's all about sensors, smart weapons and net-centric combat by robots will the Russians be able to keep up?
Originally posted by iskander
I keep reading flaming post about how US arms industry is a hi-tech wonderland of the future and how Russian hardware is made by drunken peasants who can’t tell a microchip from a bottle cap.
Originally posted by Raideur
Quantity over quality.
The most obvious principle of the Russian Military, and it hasnt changed for hundreds of years. More men, more tanks, more aircraft, more missiles, and you win, regardless of how advanced the enemy is or how dedicated, or how intelligent. They will be hopelessly outnumbered by you.
However, they also have an eye for common sense in weaponry. Usually it isnt high tech solutions or complicated methods. It is excellent engineering that focuses on reliable, durable, and cheap.
This is reflected in their small arms, armor vehicles, aircraft, and navy.
Many countries try to mimic that style, like China or Eastern Europe or the middle east, but the Russians never fail to make the most of their relatively inferior technology.