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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

Russia has been run by exmilitary chiefs for a long time, If they had good tech would they tell us?

The current russian president used to run the russian spy service.

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how do you know, they had to rescue US astronauts from space when NASA could not retrieve them. what can they do

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how do you know, they had to rescue US astronauts from space when NASA could not retrieve them. what can they do

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If I was building modern tech I would claim to be too poor to afford it and I would also mothball old and useless tech or sell it off as fast as I could to free up resources for the new stuff, what is the Moskit missile that the demonstrated during the last russia/china joint manoeuvres

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Russia is still a major exporter of high-tech weaponry:

    Whatever the causes of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the R&D production of state-of-the-art military technologies was not one of them, a fact that escapes most lay observers when they examine an operational Russian military in otherwise disarray. Only buyers and attendees at international weapons trade shows know that Russia sells superior military technology that, in dollar-denominated terms, greatly undersell their Western counterparts. Despite its economic woes, Russia has continued to devote funds to its military-industrial complex for three reasons:

    Weapons exports earn hard currency. Whereas frontline equipment was retained in Soviet inventory, and second tier equipment offered for export, the drive for hard currency has seen the best of Russian weapons exported, often with very fuzzy export credentials. Russia lags only the US in military exports.

    Russia is re-exerting its control over the "near abroad" states of the former USSR, states which Russia considers to see as its suzerain, an effort noted in the former NATO-confrontation states and the energy states among the Stans.

    Russia shares the Chinese view of the value of a "multipolar" state environment that is able to act beyond the limits of a sole superpower and so must have the military equipment able to allow it to project force in the near abroad and internationally.

    One of the most prodigious buyers of frontline Russian technology is the PRC, and their aircraft of choice is the Sukhoi Su-30 Flanker, a long-range precision-attack fighter similar in mission profile to the US F-15E Eagle. This same aircraft has been sold to India and is now being manufactured there. It is the Su-30, flying with IAF (Indian Air Force) pilots that recently outflew US-made F-15 aircraft piloted by US pilots in a bilateral dissimilar air combat (DACT) exercise, Cope India 2004 at Gawalior, India in Feb 2004, prompting the USAF to acknowledge a "wake-up call":

    During Cope India 2004 the USAF F-15Cs were tasked with the defense of Gawalior AF Base. The Indian Air Forces aircraft were tasked with attacking Gawalior. Mirage 2000s, Su-30Ks, MiG-29 and MiG-21 Bs escorted the Indian strike force consisting of MiG-27s. For some reason, possibly security concerns raised by the Indians, the F-15Cs operated without an AWACS. That one factor probably leveled the playing field for the Americans

    Forced to rely on Indian ground radars and / or their own airborne radars the F-15Cs must have felt crippled. Their misery was probably compounded by the fact that the attack force enjoyed overwhelming numerical superiority. The F-15C pilots would have been easily overwhelmed by multiple targets detected minutes before they came into visual range.

    The US depends upon a combination of pilot skill, maneuverability, avionics, and AWACS C2 in order to assure victory. Reduced to maneuverability, US pilots were outclassed in the majority of their engagements, a fact that was not lost on the Chinese who have long felt that the US is overly reliant on electronic command & control systems. Interrupt that C2 or C3 and an appropriately trained Chinese pilot in an Su-30 could outfly an US carrier-based F-16.

  • 1 decade ago

    ..He didnt mean the country was poor, They have a really low military budget and there barely maintaining there military now and there not doing anything..They cant buy or come up w/ good tech

  • 1 decade ago

    Prolly not, but theyre too poor to get good tech..

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