Originally posted by Blue_Jay33
reply to post by randomname
I am not Pro-American because of 9/11(another forum & discussion) but I really laugh at people who say their military is in decline or being
challenged. Their military is totally designed for offense and true power projection.
Whereas other military's like Russia, China and India are designed for protection of the homeland. Sure they can project power with nukes, but that
is MAD. Conventionally they have just about nothing.
edit on 7-1-2013 by Blue_Jay33 because: (no reason given)
Russia can take on and OUT the U.S. in a conventional war, the U.S. is just a bully that fights smaller weak nations, then stands on top of the hill
screaming how strong it is.
Read these links it's been prooven 4+ years ago: "The S-400 system is intended to engage current and future air threats such as tactical and
strategic aircraft, Tomahawk cruise missiles and other type missiles, including precision-guided ones, as well as AWACS aircraft, at ranges of up to
400 km. It can also detect stealth aircraft and other targets at all altitudes of their combat employment and at maximum ranges"
"The Antey-2500 is designed to combat aircraft and tactical missiles, including ballistic missiles with a launch range of up to 2,500 kilometers. The
Antey-2500 mobile complex, developed on the basis of the well-known S-300V [SA-12] air defense complex, is a new-generation system, capable of
autonomous combat action. It can simultaneously engage 24 aerodynamic targets, including stealth targets, or 16 ballistic targets with a RCS of up to
0.02 meters, flying at speeds of up to 4,500 m/s. Improved characteristics of the radar information facilities and optimization of radar signal
processing technics make it possible to combat high-speed ballistic targets with a small radar cross section. Antey-2500 can effectively protect an
area of up to 2,500 sq. km and engage targets at altitudes of 25 to 40,000 m."
"In 1999 trials began at the test range of a new surface-to-air missile, the S-400 Triumf. This fourth generation system used S-300 missiles, but
possessed capabilities against low RCS stealth aircraft, small cruise missiles, and future low-RCS re-entry vehicles. The electronics were on a
completely new technical basis and used new solutions to the detection, tracking, and guidance problems. The system actually represented a bigger step
from third generation systems (S-300PMU, S-300PMU-1, S-300PMU-2) than third generation systems represented to first generation systems."
"Russia has developed a new anti-aircraft defense system capable of hitting targets up to 250 miles away and engaging stealth aircraft, according to
The journal Military Parade, a respected source on the Russian military, provided details of the new S-400 system of missiles and radar, saying it
could hit advanced warplanes and cruise missiles. It can also engage and shoot down stealth aircraft, built to avoid normal radar detection, the
The system, named Triumph, is also capable of hitting radar reconnaissance airplanes at extended range, including the AWACS airborne command system
used by the United States and NATO, the journal said"
"The S-300PMU2 Favorit variant is a new missile with larger warhead and better guidance with a range of 200 km, versus the 150 km of previous
versions. Unveiled at the MAKS'97 exhibition in August 1997, it represents a thorough modification of the S-300PMU1. The first tests were performed
on 10 August 1995 at the Kapustin Yar firing range. One new element is the entirely new 96L6E autonomous mobile radar, which works in conjunction with
the 83M6E2 control post and S-300MPU2 launchers. The new 48N6E2 missile, developed by MKB Fakel, weighs 1,800 kg, and is 7.5 m long and 0.5 m in
diameter. After a cold start in the upright position with help of a catapult, the 48N6E2 accelerates up to 1,900 m/s in 12 sec time, and then
approaches the target from above. The 48N6E2 differs from the older 48N6E in having a new warhead specially designed for destroying ballistic
missiles, with a warhead weight of 145 kg versus 70-100 kg."