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Stunned the West: "Where did the Russian submarine go?"

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Why export Russian weapons doubled in 10 years




The large-scale State Armaments Program-2020 gave a serious impetus to the development of the domestic defense industry. The war in Syria, however, “made an excellent advertisement” for Russian-made weapons. In the conditions of the difficult economic situation of recent years, it is precisely the products of the military-industrial complex delivered for import that can become one of the key “points of growth” for future development. But for this you have to win the competition from serious rivals.

The war in Syria has made a powerful advertisement for Soviet and Russian weapons. Even the obsolete weapons and military equipment of Soviet designs again showed their high combat qualities, unparalleled reliability and became extremely popular on the secondary arms market. If we describe the impression of our Western partners from the Russian army in Syria, then it can be described only in one word - “stunned”.


Nevertheless, despite the obvious military successes in Syria, Russia in the near future, it is imperative to switch to a new production model and acquire its own promising technologies.

The country needs to become a world-class intellectual and technological center and, “cutting corners of development”, to overcome the gap from the leaders, immediately find themselves at the origins of the new technological revolution in the next cycle of development of human civilization.

The locomotive of structural changes in the economy can be the defense industry of the country. And the Syrian campaign is a more than convincing example of the effectiveness of the domestic defense industry.

During the 2015-2017 years, during the fighting in the Syrian Arab Republic, more than 200 samples of weapons and military equipment were tested and tested by the Russian Armed Forces. Basically, the weapon confirmed the stated tactical and technical characteristics.

However, more than ten samples still had to be abandoned. They did not stand the test of real combat.

However, there are many more positive examples. In particular, the upgraded high-precision 152-mm shell "Krasnopol" showed confident hits in the "jihad mobil" militants at a distance of over 15 km. Adjustable aviation KAB-500 and KAB-1500 bombs hit terrorist targets with a miss within a meter. One of the Russian tankers using modern means of navigation and target designation in a night battle destroyed six tanks jihadists.

In the course of the Russian submarines firing missiles of the “Caliber-Submarine” type, our submarines in the Mediterranean were simply surrounded by NATO ships, which closely monitored the launch, the coordinates of the Russian Defense Ministry launches to the partners in advance.

To launch missiles, Russian submarines carried out the ascent, and then sank. And after that, the observation vehicles of NATO ships almost immediately lost them in the depths of the Mediterranean.

There was just a hubbub on the air: “Where did the Russian boat go? It's just a black hole! ”

As for Russian tanks, small arms, equipment of special operations forces soldiers, we can say this: something in Syria has been brought up to the requirements of modern combat, much has been created from scratch and in the long run, and some of the previously lost has been recreated again. In addition, a great experience has been gained in the destruction of all types of improvised explosive devices, especially large gas cylinders filled with trinitrotoluene.

After the war in Syria, the flow of orders for domestic aviation, naval and armored vehicles, small arms and robotics increased sharply. Currently, there is just an incredible boom in demand for Su-34 aircraft.

Some countries have begun to restructure their conceptual approaches to the construction of the armed forces based on the experience of combating international terrorism in Syria.

Moreover, they are beginning to imitate us, even in the organization of army games. Suffice it to recall the NATO tank biathlon of the Strong Europe Tank Challenge, which took place from 7 to 12 in May at the training center of the Training Command of the 7 US Army in the German Grafenwehr (Grafenwoehr). However, the scale of the event is incomparable with the similar Russian biathlon.

Russian weapons continue to enjoy the traditionally high demand abroad, and Syria has contributed to this to a large extent. Against this background, it is important to note that only two countries in the world produce the entire line of modern weapons - this is Russia and the United States.

Russia traditionally ranks second in arms exports in the world. Today, the market for weapons and military equipment is divided as follows: USA - 33%, Russia - 23%, China - 6,2%, France - 6%, Germany - 5,6%, other countries - 26,2%.

By 2020, according to experts, the market capacity can grow to $ 120 billion.

The main importers of weapons are currently India - 13%, Saudi Arabia - 8,2%, UAE - 4,6%, China - 4,5%, Algeria - 3,7%, other countries - 66%. The main buyers of Russian weapons are now the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, the Near and Middle East, and North Africa.

Recently, there has been an increase in purchases of military aircraft, including helicopters, air defense systems, and marine equipment, on the world arms market. To 2025 in the structure of the procurement of weapons and military equipment, according to experts, aviation will occupy 55%, and the following marine equipment - only 13%.

At the same time, there is a growing competition in domestic arms from China, India, South Korea, Brazil and even Belarus. However,

the export of arms and military equipment of the Russian Federation has doubled in ten years. In 2007, it was $ 7,5 billion, and in 2016, it was already $ 15,3 billion.

Rosoboronexport's order book today exceeds $ 50 billion (with contract terms from 3 to 7 years).

The top five of our main customers are as follows: Algeria (28%), India (17%), China (11%), Egypt - (9%), Iraq (6%). Approximately half of the supplied products - aviation, another quarter - air defense.

Our main partners in the most promising Asia-Pacific region: India, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand.

Among the priority buyers - China. This country was the first to receive the Triumph C-400 SAM and Su-35 aircraft.

The traditional buyer of Russian weapons is Vietnam. But there, Russian manufacturers are already facing tough competition from the US, Israel and 20 of other members of military-technical cooperation.

In order to bypass competitors in Vietnam, and in the Asia-Pacific Region, and in general in the global market of weapons and military equipment, our country needs to focus on high-tech dual-use technologies, that is, applicable in both civil and military fields. This will largely optimize the cost of their creation.

The scope of such technologies is nuclear (in the future and thermonuclear) power engineering, robotics and artificial intelligence, aviation and space industries, engine building, materials science, automatic control systems, biomedicine.

In fact, this is the base of the real sector of the economy, which is based on the "dual-use" technologies of the Russian defense industry. This way of development of the domestic industry seems to be the most optimal today.
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  1. qwertysav
    qwertysav 26 December 2017 15: 36 New
    +6
    The fact that sales are growing in the arms market and overall market capacity is, of course, good, the influx of currency, jobs, etc. But the weapon is nevertheless intended only for one purpose, and this is the flip side of the coin. The economy needs to be pulled out not only at the expense of the military-industrial complex, but other major industries should be developed.
    And there’s too much “Urya” in the article ...
    1. dSK
      dSK 26 December 2017 15: 57 New
      +1
      It’s a pity that the author didn’t announce the amount, really received from Russian deliveries.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 26 December 2017 19: 30 New
        +6
        Quote: dsk
        It’s a pity that the author didn’t announce the amount, really received from Russian deliveries.

        After everything written, the author had to shout: Hurray! Not an article, but a hodgepodge of truth, half-truths and fantasies.
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 27 December 2017 03: 38 New
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      A lot of "Urya" does not happen.
      The economy needs to be pulled out not only at the expense of the military-industrial complex, but other major industries should be developed.
      Who said? Why so? Contradict yourself.
      MIC without the development of other "core" industries is not possible. And if export from the military-industrial complex surpasses export from Gazprom, this will be the Super Economy.
  2. Karakurt
    Karakurt 26 December 2017 15: 38 New
    +3
    “One of the Russian tankers using modern means of navigation and target designation destroyed six jihadist tanks in a night battle.” - is this what the Russian tankers also fought in Syria?
    1. family tree
      family tree 26 December 2017 16: 15 New
      +3
      Quote: Karakurt
      Is this what turns out Russian tankers also fought in Syria?

      And even managed to collect at least two tank platoons against themselves what .
      No, there’s not even vodka, just don’t drink so much, the orderlies will draw earlier wassat
      PS, well, that's why this is, some people believe and start screaming
    2. ccsr
      ccsr 27 December 2017 17: 43 New
      +1
      Is this what turns out Russian tankers also fought in Syria?

      No one denied the presence of advisers in the Syrian army.
  3. groks
    groks 26 December 2017 15: 59 New
    +3
    Yeah ... really. Tankers lonely in the desert roam.
    The author would be asked - what except the "obsolete Soviet" fought in Syria?
  4. Alexander S.
    Alexander S. 26 December 2017 16: 07 New
    +3
    Currently, there is simply an incredible boom in demand for the Su-34.
    not true. Where are the contracts? No contracts.
  5. Altona
    Altona 26 December 2017 16: 24 New
    +1
    The field of application of such technologies is nuclear (in the future, thermonuclear) energy
    -----------------------------
    Already the energy of nano-particles is considered as more promising ...
    1. family tree
      family tree 26 December 2017 16: 34 New
      +1
      And the power in nanotolos will be measured!
      Achoa, Watts sucks wassat
    2. marline
      marline 26 December 2017 16: 34 New
      +1
      Quote: Altona
      Already the energy of nano-particles is considered as more promising ...

      Are you so joking, of course?
      1. family tree
        family tree 26 December 2017 17: 25 New
        +2
        What kind of jokes about the proton in the know? So this is an elementary particle, moreover, of the larger ones. We multiply by ten to the minus ninth power and extract nanoelectricity from the nanoproton. Profit! drinks Nobel in your pocket wassat
        1. marline
          marline 26 December 2017 17: 30 New
          +1
          Ek took you!
  6. izya top
    izya top 26 December 2017 17: 14 New
    +6
    There was just a whisper on the air: “Where did the Russian boat go? It’s just a black hole! ”
    were they joking in my yard? repeat
  7. vasilkovichi
    vasilkovichi 26 December 2017 17: 19 New
    0
    What a cool comment! Gentlemen, commentators, give the telephone to Shoigu or the head of Rosoboronexport, I also want to be in the know where, who is fighting and who, what, whom and how much is betraying!
  8. vlad007
    vlad007 26 December 2017 17: 20 New
    +2
    The article is weak, there is practically no specific information, it is already becoming a system - there are more general phrases and the article is ready.
    Besides:
    Quote: "To launch missiles, Russian submarines surfaced and then plunged."

    I read that there were launches of “Caliber” (namely “Caliber”, this is not a typo) from torpedo tubes, that is, from a submerged position! These are completely new “Caliber”, they launched only 6 pieces, if I am not mistaken.
    1. groks
      groks 26 December 2017 17: 49 New
      0
      New ones. Yeah. They have a diameter of 533 by accident.
  9. Magic archer
    Magic archer 26 December 2017 19: 36 New
    0
    About Vietnam was not pleased. Apparently they have a bad memory.
  10. Altona
    Altona 26 December 2017 21: 32 New
    0
    Quote: merlin
    Are you so joking, of course?

    -----------------------
    I'm not kidding. There is objective evidence of energy extraction 10 times more nuclear.
    1. Captain Nemo
      Captain Nemo 27 December 2017 09: 29 New
      +3
      Can be more? I read to the late grandfather, a nuclear physicist, academician, at the grave, so that I would not be bored in the next world
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  12. Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo 27 December 2017 09: 27 New
    0
    There is only one similarity between the tank biathlon and the competitions of European tankers: tanks are participating there and there
  13. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 27 December 2017 22: 39 New
    0
    Khodarenok absolutely crushed something. When he wrote about air defense, where he still once worked, it was better. And here - even put nuclear power.
    1. Captain Nemo
      Captain Nemo 27 December 2017 23: 59 New
      0
      "if you want to live, you’re not getting so excited" (c)
      1. Aviator_
        Aviator_ 28 December 2017 20: 19 New
        0
        That is, he really wants to eat?
  14. meGrail
    meGrail 28 December 2017 01: 33 New
    +1
    And after this, the means of observing NATO ships almost immediately lost them in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea.
    There was just a hubbub on the air: “Where did the Russian boat go? It's just a black hole! ”

    hmm ... There are links to sources of such information, and even too ... incredible.
    1. region58
      region58 28 December 2017 21: 38 New
      0
      Quote: meGrail
      There are links to sources of such information, otherwise it’s too ...

      Of course have. Watch the official websites of the Crocodile and Krasnaya Burda magazines, and video proofs (direct reporting from the wheelhouse - intercepting Russian hackers) on yaplakal.com. wink
  15. demokrat86
    demokrat86 28 December 2017 10: 41 New
    0
    As for the tank biathlon, the author is a little skidded, we are not the first, the NATO countries have held similar competitions since 1963, let's be objective in this matter, we rebranded this idea
  16. Nemesis
    Nemesis 29 December 2017 17: 31 New
    0
    636 is a good project, successful, which made it a long-liver and made it possible to modernize, but the absence of an air-independent installation on board makes it no longer modern
    1. German1314
      German1314 29 December 2017 19: 19 New
      0
      Soon they promised and non-volatile.
      1. Nemesis
        Nemesis 29 December 2017 21: 07 New
        0
        They promise a lot if they did at least half of the promised ...
  17. Tolik_74
    Tolik_74 29 December 2017 18: 08 New
    0
    Today, the arms and military equipment market is divided as follows: USA - 33%, Russia - 23%,
    I think not far off is the time when Russia will have 35%.
  18. German1314
    German1314 29 December 2017 19: 18 New
    0
    And boats should be looked for in the Hudson