posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 12:26 PM
Do these supposed missile's work and operate like those that were to be launched during the Russian exercise earlier this week?
Personally, its interesting to see that Russia is continuing to follow the Cold War Era mentality....and doing all this with significant insuffecient
funds. Example would be those "advanced" Russian fighters within the Russian Air Forces where the pilots are very lucky to get 18-45 +/- hours of
flight time and training and year....
One has to wonder if these particular missiles will also end up on the foreign export/marketing "for sale" lists. I guess those billions that the US
gives to the Russian's is being utilized to the utmost potential? Inflation rates in Russia are how high, btw?
Putin is "old-school" and because he is such, he will listen to the "old-school" hard-liners which, if not kept in balance, will lead to future
confrontations of the Cold War style.
[Edited on 21-2-2004 by Seekerof]