Originally posted by GhostITM
Not if those attackers are armed with DEW's. Don't think the US Airforce wouldn't have thought about the S300 or the much vaunted S400.
Explain Kosovo where the US air force failed so badly in interdicting the Serbian ground forces which were protected by far older systems than Iran
I'm afraid your little bit of Russian ingenuity has been left a long way behind. They've already test fired a 25KW solid state laser cannon
from an F35 just recently and they're looking to have 100KW lasers deployed in the fighters by 2010 or a little later. A 25KW laser will stuff up any
missile caught in the beam. A 100KW or greater beam would fry the missile and then the launcher. It's all the more reasonable to think that if they
can fit one to an F35, they'll be able to retrofit one to an F15/F22 or an F18 in a fuselage pod. Then you have to think of HPM systems as well.
All this talk of 'retrofitting' is almost completely ludicrous considering how infrequently the American air force manages to incorporate modern
weapons effectively into their force structure. The F-16CJ was strangely the only plane that could effectively ( i remember at all but anyways) employ
HARMS against Serbian forces and that proved to be quite ineffective in ending the threat the Sam's posed to them. I have posted extensively on topic
so feel free to go search or continue making it up as you go.
If you think the USA deploys DEW's the following list should convince you that they are not the only one.
I'm afraid Russia has neither the financial resources nor the capacity at present to keep up with the US or some of its allies in this line of
Nonsense.I normally try employ more words but sometimes you get claims so ludicrous that you can dismiss them with one word....
You also don't have the lead time in the development of these weapons because of the crises you've been through.
Well they were far ahead of the US in terms of DEW's so maybe the US actually caught up to the two decade lead the former USSR had?
You could catch up, for sure. Russian scientist are some of the best around, but with the "black projects" side of things, you're quite a
few decades behind.
I would say they are not particular great in any sense but that their scientific output and input is well focused in state sponsored institutions that
are far more effective than research institutions in the west that hide both their successes and failure while such does not happen in Russian state
Quite a few, if the comments of Ben Rich (former Lockheed Vice President) are anything to go by. God help you if the MIC (military-industrial
complex) in the US decide to let out a few of their "little surprises", and I don't mean the UCAV's or Aurora.
I believe that the USA has weapons decades in advance of what they currently deploy in the field but i also believe that what Russia deploys ( in the
same kind of secrecy) is more effective and deadly.
Originally posted by Mdv2
Russia is far behind. Nationalism is a good thing, but stop exaggerating.
There is no evidence i have stumbled upon that credible proves that Russia is far behind in what types of forces they field currently. Please refer to
the next links for some reading material where i prove that assertion.
Ever heard of how many Russian scientists leave Russia (including their military concepts and technologies) since the Russian government
cannot pay them properly.
Well that may very well be true and all but how long will it take for enough Russian scientist to leave before Russia losses their strategic
advantages? I have no idea but if you want to suggest a days/months scenario per scientist....
Ever heard of the Kursk and similar incidents caused by a lack of capital and decent maintenance? Ever heard of the sales of existing Russian
military equipment (no common orders)?
They do not need as much equipment as they currently employ and converting such material into cash seems like a good idea to me... Accidents happen
and there has been at least a few incidents over the last decade where American subs made it back to port with plenty of damage at least one of which
had to be written off.... Do you have actual evidence that the Kursk sinking had anything to do with maintenance and not a weapons test or actions by
While Russia has the capacities (and the nuclear warheads) to become a strong power, they still have a very long way to go.
They are currently the the best armed power on the world and they hold a clear strategic edge.
Not to speak of the growing demographic decline due to a lack of first necessities of life and medical equipment.
What Russia does have is the most beautiful girls on earth
Even Putin admits that Russia faces severe ( he said during a Christmas address of all times) problems that has the country facing the social problems
normally seen in third world countries.... Russia is not the best place to live during a peace but when a strategic war breaks out between the USA
and Russia you would be a few dozen time safer in Russia. Russia has been preparing for survival at any cost while American has prepared to exploit
the peace while it lasts.