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Elephants, Pugs, Caravans and C-400

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The deeper I plunge into American reality, the more pity appears in relation to the US military. And not soldiers and officers, but generals. Oh, and the hard part of being an American general in the modern world!


No, I'm not talking about any tests for fitness or physical fitness. Not even the complexity of troop control in the age of universal computerization and robotization. And not even about the physical and psychological state of American society, and therefore, American soldiers and officers.

I’m talking about which tricks the American generals do not have to go to knock out another budget increase for their own needs. How to dodge to justify their own shortcomings and miscalculations of others.

The Warrior edition, well, not National Interest, but also quite a confident such publication, in which another American general, this time Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptul, tells American inhabitants about the invincibility of the American weapons. More precisely, that the Russian anti-aircraft systems S-300 and S-400 are simply not able to destroy the American stealthAviation new generation.



Do not rush to yawn and set aside the button accordion. Now we begin to tear.

There is a zest. And it is that General Deptul is not just an army "boot." This is a military scientist, dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Research! Consequently, a person who owns such information that even a simple sergeant or lieutenant cannot even imagine. And it is better not to submit, because it will be cheaper to shoot than not to disclose.

Remember how much accolades were about stealth stealth? It turned out that moving away from super-modern tracking systems, the designers of stealth technologies completely forgot about the presence of other weapons. From the "stone" century. For which any “stealth” is nothing more than a plane that has an engine that creates air turbulence and other rubbish that no one has been paying attention to for a long time.

А зря.

But the Americans would not be Americans if they did not instantly change the conditions of the game.

According to the new American concept, invisibility is not the most important thing. Now the main thing is that the pigeon sent from the big radar, which calculated the plane, did not have time to reach the small radar that the rocket or interceptor plane has. A "dove", according to the American version, always flies quieter than an airplane. Checkmate our C-300 and 400.

“A bistatic radar can help detect an unobtrusive plane. However, in order to intercept the invisible one, you need to transfer data on its location from a large radar to a much smaller interceptor radar. It should be placed on an aircraft or missile that could continuously track target. "
“If you move a track from a radar to an interceptor capable of hitting targets at farther distances than those on which the invisible could detect and shoot down this interceptor, this will significantly reduce the probability of hitting the invisible.” Detection is not the main thing. a whole chain of tasks, each of which must be successfully solved in order to intercept and destroy the inconspicuous aircraft. "


In short, while the crux of the matter is, until all these tasks are solved, the “stealth” will fly away without any problems. And will be the radars of rockets and airplanes to consider the clean horizon as the sailors of the sea who have crashed into calm. Clean around and no one.

Something familiar in G major, huh?

But do not think that General Deptul tells all this in order to humiliate the Russian complexes. Not. It's all easier. The weakness of the complexes showed their installation in Syria. There is an installation - no aircraft. Do not fly for some reason.

In fact, the general performs all the same task, which is written above. "Give us money, and we will protect everyone from everything!" And given the title of Air Force General, it is clear that the United States Air Force needs money. Even guessing why not. Read the article and that's it.

Again quote Warrior.

"This year, the manufacturers completed the next stage of work on the next-generation stealth bomber project, the B-21 Raider. The development, which is kept in strict secrecy, will bring stealth technology to an unprecedented level."
It will be provided, among other things, by special coating, a reduction in radar cross-section, a system for suppressing thermal signatures, and minimizing vertical elements in an aircraft structure. "


Moreover, thanks to stealth technology Raider will be able to keep under the gun "any target anywhere in the world at any time." Imagine a bomber with nuclear bombs or missiles on board, which freely patrols over Moscow or any other city of Russia or China?

Yes, for the realization of such a dream, any government will not regret any money. It’s just not possible not to comment on the Warrior story.

"The new aircraft will be designed to have a" global reach "- partly due to a wide arsenal of long-range weapons. The B-21 will be able to carry not only existing weapons, including nuclear bombs, but also weapons in development.
Among them is the LRSO super-long-range rocket, which has been competing with Raytheon and Lockheed Martin on a competitive basis since August 2017. It will be installed both conventional and nuclear warheads. This invisible cruise missile will be designed to break through the enemy air defense system of any density. "


As an American, I’d run to the bank right now to transfer all my savings to the USAF. With this protection, I still earn. But I'm not American ...

I am the one for the destruction of which all these technologies are being developed. And therefore, I am looking at weapons "from the opposite trench."

And there is a TASS report about the testing of the Russian C-400 complex in China. China was the first to receive export C-400 and immediately tested them to determine compliance with the technical specifications declared by the manufacturer.

Come on, dear, knowing how China relates to such things, it is clear that the Chinese specialists drank all our blood before buying. In such volumes that Dracula would just hang himself from envy. This is China, you know ...

Colleagues from TASS painted everything is just great:

"Test shooting took place in the first decade of December at the Chinese test site with one of two C-400 divisions acquired from Russia. The 48H6E rocket fired by the firing system struck a ballistic target flying at 3 speed of km / s. The target was hit at the ultimate range - 250 km. "

According to other sources, the tests were carried out not in a “greenhouse environment”, but in the conditions of “strong interference by the enemy”.

Interesting? But the speed of 3 km / s is the speed of a medium-range ballistic missile warhead. So what's up with the "series of tasks that the system does not have time to solve," Mr. Lieutenant-General of the US Air Force? Or is there a "different design" problem?

By the way, how many countries in the modern world possess "targets" capable of developing such a speed? No, of course, in the future, after some time, maybe ... But C-400 in the future, after some time, maybe ... C-500 will be replaced!

The Americans said something similar in characteristics. I'm on the SM-3 anti-missile complex Aegis Ashore. Then this statement caused a lot of noise in certain circles. Moreover, the conversation was not even about 3, but about more than 10 km / s! Only here there is no evidence of the existence of such characteristics of the SM-3.

It is clear that not yet. Then come. But it is then that we will discuss the problem, but not before. Just because the meaning is somehow not observable.

It is clear that under the promising types of weapons, the American general means hypersonic missiles like the Russian Avangard. Only where are they in great America? God didn't give horns to the awesome cow It happens.

It is clear that completely believe the messages of the Chinese, too, is not worth it. We talk about advertising our product to a third-party buyer. But the Chinese can not confess, if it was admitted "cant". However, judging by the mood in the leadership of the PRC, there was still no "jamb". Almaz-Antey sold what it offered, and the PLA received what it was paid for.

So what are the new US bombers? Will they save America? Or will they save General Deptul from being transferred to the reserve?

General urges Americans to spend more on armaments. Today stealth bombers. Tomorrow hypersonic rockets. The day after tomorrow the battle lasers. Three days later, combat satellites ... And so on until the money runs out.

No, it is clear that colored paper in the United States will never end. But anyway…

Once smart people said wise things. To do and say what's done is different things. But they cost the same.

Ivan Andreevich Krylov has long written about the situation in which the United States today. Read the fable "Elephant and Pug", Mr. General. Although, for the bone and not so you will bark. Yes, and with a large piece of meat ... More precisely, the budget.

And our caravan will still go slowly. No matter how, it matters where. Where do we need.
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  1. Kuroneko
    Kuroneko 26 December 2018 06: 02
    +3
    General urges Americans to spend more on weapons.

    And why not, given the prospect of the appearance of photon radars in our country (they promise to bring to mind within 5 years)?
    1. domokl
      domokl 26 December 2018 06: 15
      +1
      laughing Correctly go comrades. Like we did with Star Wars once. The only difference is that we already have an understanding of the adequacy of weapons. And today we do not need a bunch of warriors of the 20 century.
      And the Luzhin people with their policies in every hole, the plug climb everywhere themselves. And this is really a lot of money.
      Tramp well done. . Already understood where the wind blows. Because little by little he pulls out American soldiers from military bases. And will replace them with the natives.
      Basically, this is a return to the classic American management model. Abarigines fight in their own country. And the victory is taken by the valiant American warriors. And everyone is good. IN USA.
      1. Kuroneko
        Kuroneko 26 December 2018 06: 23
        +1
        Quote: domokl
        The only difference is that we already have an understanding of the adequacy of weapons.

        The collective farm among the top leadership of the country is over, although it pleases. And on the other hand, as elite children burned life in the West, they burn it as well. = _ =
        Okay, there really are real shifts in comparison with the "saints" of the 90s.
        1. domokl
          domokl 26 December 2018 06: 50
          +5
          Quote: Kuroneko
          how the children of the elites burned life in the West, as they burn.

          In the West, the children of all who have the loot are ignited. Including crime. You can't get away from this. We ourselves are the same. I want your kid to live better than you. He studied at a prestigious university, drove a good car and so on. "And what did they fight for then" ...
          In this matter, another aspect is important - these kids are "originally more human". but they are not punished. This is our law. There is money for a good advocate and you will be covered in chocolate. No money, you'll sit down for a thrown match in the central square ...
          1. LSA57
            LSA57 26 December 2018 07: 57
            0
            Quote: domokl
            There is money for a good lawyer and you will be in chocolate.

            Well, when we’ll count in someone else’s pocket, we’ll definitely not arrive in our
        2. LSA57
          LSA57 26 December 2018 07: 55
          0
          Quote: Kuroneko
          how the children of the elites burned life in the West, as they burn.

          the toad strangles that it was not possible to attach the? maybe you will judge people by deeds, and not what color their toilet bowl is.
          1. Kuroneko
            Kuroneko 26 December 2018 11: 00
            +3
            Quote: LSA57
            maybe you will judge people by deeds, and not what color their toilet bowl is.

            Practice shows that aurum and argentum in toilets are much more common in those high-ranking bureaucrats, who rather took care of their own good and baked, rather than Russian.
            By the way, I do not have my own children. Only cats. But they are living relatively well anyway. They certainly do not require gold trays.
            1. 1810BM86
              1810BM86 26 December 2018 12: 26
              0
              I do not know. I believe that you need to study where you learn well. Objectively, in many places no worse than in Russia. Well, if fluency in a foreign language is required, then generally no alternative.
              1. Kuroneko
                Kuroneko 26 December 2018 12: 30
                0
                Quote: 1810BM86
                Well, if fluency in a foreign language is required, then generally no alternative.

                Give me a couple of months among the Anglo-Saxons - I’ll just talk without any problems (I understand everything already, just yes, lack of language practice so that I can speak fluently). If I could learn to translate even literary English ... = 3
                If an example is required, I can provide it. I just do translations as a hobby, I don’t make money from it, so I don’t try to shine them.
          2. aglet
            aglet 26 December 2018 13: 05
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            Quote: LSA57
            the toad strangles that it was not possible to attach the? maybe you will judge people by deeds, and not what color their toilet bowl is.

            remind you last names? or do you still remember? Baghdasaryan, Sechin, Patrushev, a seagull. everyone than he can. and mine are fine in this life, they have education, work, family, and they do not steal anything from you
        3. NordUral
          NordUral 26 December 2018 15: 29
          0
          Drew up to "ours" that they are not friends to the Yankes. And here everything for themselves, loved ones, they build protection. Do not delude yourself that they care about the people.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 26 December 2018 13: 06
      +2
      "the appearance of our photonic radars" ////
      ----
      If you start to understand what a "photon radar" is, you will be greatly disappointed.
      This is a conventional radar, operating in the submillimet to centimeter radio wavelengths. But the laser generates these waves (hence the word "photon" in the name). Higher efficiency, less heating. Further - everything is usual.
      1. Kuroneko
        Kuroneko 26 December 2018 13: 11
        +2
        Increased in fact power by 3-5 times while maintaining dimensions similar to modern AFAR radars - is it also a complete disappointment?
        Well, OK.
        If the Irbis even "officially" takes the F-22 Raptor at a fairly solid distance, then what will happen to the photon radar? And with the Raptor?
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 26 December 2018 14: 09
          +1
          All countries are consistently improving fighter radars. And almost everyone switched to AFARs. Of course, Russia is in this trend. Squirrel will soon become a serial radar on the Su-57.
          But nothing revolutionary has happened in this area. Stealth coatings remarkably absorb centimeter radio waves, and millimeter ones are even better.
        2. Mimoprohodil
          Mimoprohodil 26 December 2018 19: 31
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          Quote: Kuroneko
          If the Irbis even "officially" takes the F-22 Raptor at a fairly solid distance, then what will happen to the photon radar? And with the Raptor?
          You tell me what will happen to the usual non-stealth aircraft? They will be taken generally at a fantastic range.
    3. Vittt
      Vittt 26 December 2018 18: 41
      +2
      There is only one difference between the Russian defense budget and the American one: 1) American retired marshals and generals sit in lockhids, Boeing and other reiteons, working for them and for themselves, lobbying the congress, and Russian (mainly) in fat dachas with household transfers to Spain , usa, england.
      And how is Rostec? most likely there are not enough funds for armature and su-57? Of course, it’s not enough, but how the golds, sands, Sechins, grefs, and other pi..gogi will live! Saving the Deripaska is a priority! Gref does not see the shores at all (stupid card locks and much more - it seems that Chubais became the second number!)
      And now the main thing!
      I am a Belarusian and I don’t want to enter your market economy with the Kadyrov’s bridge in St. Petersburg.
      If there’s a big war, I’ll be with you with your bayonets, until then just come to visit.
  2. inkass_98
    inkass_98 26 December 2018 07: 22
    +5
    It seems that the general, at his young age, reached the aporia of Zeno, in particular, about Achilles and the tortoise. It’s directly one in one that he has arguments about the unreachability of an airplane by a rocket.
    1. Evdokim
      Evdokim 26 December 2018 07: 37
      +1
      Quote: inkass_98
      It’s just that he has one-on-one argument about the unreachability of an airplane by a rocket.

      Maybe he mixed up a slingshot rocket. laughing
    2. LSA57
      LSA57 26 December 2018 08: 00
      +5
      Quote: inkass_98
      about Achilles and the tortoise

      laughing
      - Question. Why do we see the light from the shot before, and then the sound?
      - Because the speed of light is greater than the speed of sound.
      - Wrong!!! This is because we have eyes in front of our ears.
  3. Evdokim
    Evdokim 26 December 2018 07: 34
    +1
    The American general who or whom Deadwood said:
    This year, manufacturers have completed the next phase of work on the next generation stealth bomber B-21 Raider project. The development, kept in strict secrecy, will bring stealth technology to an unprecedented level. The new aircraft will be designed to have "global reach".

    For me, from the whole article I was only interested in how much lobbying money General Dedvdul sowed my horse for, I mean, this masterpiece. hi
  4. Loess
    Loess 26 December 2018 08: 17
    0
    The weakness of the complexes showed their installation in Syria. There is a setup - no planes. For some reason they don’t fly.
    Very finely noticed.
    1. turcom
      turcom 26 December 2018 08: 52
      +5
      Well, judging by today's night’s news, both planes and rockets flew, and it seems that not everything was shot down
      1. Loess
        Loess 26 December 2018 08: 57
        +1
        Quote: turcom
        Well judging by today's nightly news

        I am inclined to believe that this is an attempt to cause a serious aggravation of the situation and thereby keep the US group in Syria. It is possible that, on the basis of these considerations, the air defense did not work at full strength. In general, so far I have not seen any figures about how many missiles were fired, how many were intercepted. This is a little strange. Typically, these figures in a first approximation are laid out simultaneously with the news of the shelling.
        1. wellaut
          wellaut 26 December 2018 09: 35
          0
          It’s just that our Ministry of Defense has not yet processed objective control data.
          On the other hand, as ours always say, this is not our wedding - a showdown between Israel and Iran, the internal affair of Syria. True until the next shot down OUR plane or object on the ground.
          1. Cherry Nine
            Cherry Nine 27 December 2018 09: 55
            0
            Quote: wellaut
            ours always declare, this is not our wedding - a showdown between Israel and Iran, the internal affair of Syria.

            This is a great position.

            By the way, on the topic of the article.

            Colleagues from TASS painted everything is just great:

            "Test shooting took place in the first decade of December at the Chinese test site with one of two C-400 divisions acquired from Russia. The 48H6E rocket fired by the firing system struck a ballistic target flying at 3 speed of km / s. The target was hit at the ultimate range - 250 km. "


            The authors of the ax were embarrassed, apparently, to cite a broader quote.

            TASS, December 21. The People’s Liberation Army of China conducted the first successful test firing of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system purchased in Russia, hitting a ballistic target flying at a speed of 3 km / s. This was announced on Friday by TASS military-diplomatic source.

            "Test firing took place in the first decade of December at a Chinese firing range with one of two S-400 divisions purchased from Russia. The 48N6E missile launched by the system's firing system hit a ballistic target flying at a speed of 3 km / s," the agency's source said. He added that the target was hit at the maximum range - about 250 km.

            The tests were carried out in conditions of "strong interference by the conditional adversary," the source added.

            TASS does not have official confirmation of the information provided by the source.


            https://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/5939554

            Another "anonymous statement responsibly".
  5. wellaut
    wellaut 26 December 2018 09: 29
    +3
    The story about the B-21 super-plane reminded me of an old joke about how German, American, and Russian pilots argued about whose planes were cooler.
    A German plane can take on board a division, an American regiment with equipment. And ours told a story: they took off, embarked on a course, I hear something buzzing. He sent the 11th pilot to check, he returned in 4 hours, walked around the whole plane and found nothing. Something buzzing anyway. He sent the 32nd pilot, another 4 hours of inspection - he did not find anything.
    I went by myself, searched the whole plane and found it in the tail toilet - the corn flies around the light bulb!
  6. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 26 December 2018 12: 58
    +4
    Such a ... soothing article before bed for the "little ones".
    Before the New Year - that’s it! wink
  7. Decimam
    Decimam 26 December 2018 14: 18
    +2
    Oh and the hard part of being an American general in the modern world!
    Cool joke. Although in every joke there is some truth. Perhaps for this reason, American generals are paid ten times more than Russian. Obviously being a Russian general is ten times lighter than an American.
  8. vladcub
    vladcub 26 December 2018 19: 14
    0
    Roman, Alexander, aren't you sick of these assholes? Now - General Deptol says that our S-300 and S-400 sucks. Now there are "sobbingers": "cheaters, sold us." And then another general will begin: "In five minutes the Russians will crush us."
  9. Vol4ara
    Vol4ara 26 December 2018 20: 43
    -1
    Fanatics insanely believe that in America everything that happens happens only to knock out the budget - worse than traitors
  10. Aibolit
    Aibolit 27 December 2018 00: 12
    +1
    Quote: authors, 2 pieces
    Elephants, Pugs, Caravans and C-400

    Such an impression (I wrote TWO POLITRUK, retired.
    This article is a place in the topic "ANALYTICS"
  11. Cruel beaver
    Cruel beaver 27 December 2018 11: 38
    0
    This is what uncontrolled use of hallucinogenic substances leads to! And this is just the beginning! laughing
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  13. turbris
    turbris 27 December 2018 15: 09
    0
    Where there is a lot of money, it can be spent freely on any more or less significant objects and without forgetting yourself - that is, ineffectively. This is what distinguishes the US military budget from the Russian military budget, the US spends huge amounts of money on the maintenance of troops and bases abroad, it is not always possible to identify the most progressive military technologies. Passion for missile defense and stealth technology "did not lead to some of the most effective advantages, to base naval power on aircraft carriers, which is also an outdated solution, given their increasing vulnerability to modern weapons. Therefore, American generals are beginning to open their eyes to what turns out to be theirs. the army is already equipped with outdated weapons and huge amounts of money are required for its modernization. into the pocket.
  14. vlados
    vlados April 22 2019 11: 43
    0
    The whole essence of air defense systems, or rather their uselessness, is demonstrated in Syria. That the Jews on the planes of the 4th and 5th generations, that the American "tomahawks" ... They fly wherever they want, and if they wish, they also undermine all kinds of "shells" and other metal