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US Deputy Secretary of Defense: NATO is not ready to repel attacks by drones

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The Alliance is not ready to repel swarm attacks by kamikaze drones and short-range missiles, similar to those that recently hit Saudi oil facilities. This was reported by the Breaking Defense portal, citing a senior NATO official.




NATO is not ready to repel attacks by short-range missiles and small UAVs. This was stated by John Rood, United States Under Secretary of Defense for Military Policy, speaking at a summit of the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington.

Rood claims that threats like this weapon and its tactics developed faster than NATO was able to refine missile defense and radar systems to detect smaller and faster moving targets.

Active investment in this area has led to the fact that small UAVs have become a serious problem that can cause more damage than cruise missiles.

- said US Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Lessons from Russia


The Breaking Defense portal notes that Rood did not single out the attack on the oil facilities of Saudi Arabia, but the parallels were obvious during the speech. As an example, a military official also cited "Russia's actions in Ukraine."

As part of our investment priorities, we must pay more attention to this area.

- the military official outlined the problem.

Rood did not provide any details, but recognized “the Russian use of drones as advanced artillery spotters in Ukraine” as a real warning about a new type of war.

The alliance is facing a changing situation. A clever adversary, such as the Russians, uses new tactics. If we would pay more attention to the lessons of the war in Ukraine that Russia gives us, NATO's priorities on the battlefield could shift. We must be smarter.

- the official said in a report.

The magazine notes that "The Kremlin laughed at the inability of US air defense systems to stop the attack on Saudi Arabia." Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Riyadh, instead of American systems, buy Russian-made S-300 and S-400 air defense systems.

Pentagon tries to catch the departing train


Despite the inability of the United States air defense systems in Saudi Arabia to repel the blow, the Pentagon has recently managed to achieve some success in countering small UAVs.

Recently, Marines aboard Boxer UDC shot down at least one Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. To do this, they took advantage of the help of an integrated system of naval air defense. The development of short-range air defense systems installed on the Stryker armored personnel carrier is also ongoing, and several programs are in place to develop laser air defense systems.

At the same time, according to Ore, "The threat we are facing is growing faster, our own countermeasures."
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 26 September 2019 16: 15
    +7
    Well, screwed up the United States in Saudi Arabia with their patriots, and why there is also Russia to drag out of place? Or, is it now such a prayer from the United States - to remember Russia as often as possible, to the place, or not? ??
    1. Vend
      Vend 26 September 2019 16: 19
      +10
      NATO is not ready for anything at all. It is time to disband this organization.
      1. ltc35
        ltc35 26 September 2019 16: 29
        +5
        NATO is now essentially a wedding general. Member countries consider membership in the bloc prestigious for themselves. But the issue of membership fees spoils everything! Yes, and in the fighting, it’s not an hour, it’s not too much to participate.
        1. Sanichsan
          Sanichsan 27 September 2019 13: 51
          +1
          Quote: ltc35
          NATO is now essentially a wedding general.

          you are very mistaken, or rather, you incorrectly determine the goals of this organization in modern realities. militarily it’s really rubbish, but economically it’s a big market for the sale of American weapons that is completely under US control. rather, now it’s not completely. laughing the Germans began to kick, the Turks got out of general, and they began to buy Russian weapons ...
      2. vvvjak
        vvvjak 26 September 2019 16: 29
        +4
        Quote: Wend
        NATO is not ready for anything at all. It is time to disband this organization.

        And who "loot" will "cut" with a cry "Russians are coming."
      3. Kontrik
        Kontrik 26 September 2019 16: 33
        +1
        Quote: Wend
        NATO is not ready for anything at all. It is time to disband this organization.

        Russia has been doing this for the past 10 years and even turns out a little with Turkey! hi
      4. yehat
        yehat 26 September 2019 16: 35
        +4
        The United States and NATO overseen them are only going to attack, their defense systems have always been poorly developed.
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 26 September 2019 16: 52
          0
          Quote: yehat
          their defense systems have always been poorly developed.

          And from whom should they defend themselves. They all know very well that Russia will not attack first.
          But the rules of the game must be observed
    2. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
      SERGEY SERGEEVICS 26 September 2019 17: 02
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      Well, screwed up the United States in Saudi Arabia with their patriots, and why there is also Russia to drag out of place? Or, is it now such a prayer from the United States - to remember Russia as often as possible, to the place, or not? ??

      Well, screwed up the United States in Saudi Arabia with their patriots,
      And not only there, in recent times only she has been doing this.
  2. Proton
    Proton 26 September 2019 16: 17
    +1
    Ay yay yay, but what about all sorts of "patriots" and iron domes? laughing
    Well, let them turn to us, we can sell something.
  3. Krilovchanin
    Krilovchanin 26 September 2019 16: 18
    +2
    In! Now everything fell into place: the drone attack was nicknamed, the air defense did not meet the requirements of the time, the Russians couldn’t handle our weapons, GIVE MONEY AND MUCH !!! One could immediately guess ...
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 26 September 2019 16: 27
      +1
      They’re sawing everything. They won’t calm down until they left their king of Saudi Arabia without pants. And then security is expensive, time is not calm, Iran is turning on, and Trump isn’t all that necessary, so you’ll have to pay extra. More lards for 500 will have to be purchased.
  4. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 26 September 2019 16: 20
    +2
    US Deputy Secretary of Defense: NATO is not ready to repel attacks by drones

    Wow. But what are you doing with the adherents of the NATO sect of superiority? Now they will be massively thrown out of the windows from such news. Cognitive dissonance. Zelensky already had a twisted face that the whole West is laughing.
    1. Krilovchanin
      Krilovchanin 26 September 2019 16: 22
      +1
      Zelensky already had a twisted face

      So he doesn’t get used to it, he earns money on it ...
      1. Sky strike fighter
        Sky strike fighter 26 September 2019 16: 29
        0
        That's right. But it's fun.
  5. NF68
    NF68 26 September 2019 16: 29
    +1
    Give the Pentagon 50 more, and is it better to immediately 100 billions of dollars?
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 26 September 2019 16: 35
      0
      NF68 - they steal in trillions, they bite them a hundred billion times belay
      1. NF68
        NF68 27 September 2019 14: 50
        0
        Quote: Thrifty
        NF68 - they steal in trillions, they bite them a hundred billion times belay


        So their appetite is also growing. The main thing is to move this matter in the desired direction.
    2. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 26 September 2019 16: 35
      +1
      And better carry all that is at once. Remember the field of miracles? Fox and cat basilio? The main thing is to find more rich Pinocchio.
  6. NKT
    NKT 26 September 2019 16: 39
    +1
    If we were bigger drew attention to the lessons of war in Ukraine, which Russia gives us, NATO's priorities on the battlefield might shift. We must be smarter.

    What is NATO doing in Ukraine?
  7. Shahno
    Shahno 26 September 2019 16: 43
    0
    Well, the drone to the drone ... Who today repelled the massive attack of UAVs produced in a high-tech power?
    In my opinion, there were Arabs who did this ...
    After, it's all second hand.
    1. maden.usmanow
      maden.usmanow 26 September 2019 17: 18
      -1
      The massive attack of the drones was reflected by both C300 and C400, and repeatedly.

      Well, you don’t read newspapers in the morning?
      1. Tusv
        Tusv 26 September 2019 18: 35
        +1
        Quote: maden.usmanow
        A massive attack of drones was reflected by both C300 and C400, and repeatedly

        A massive attack by drones was reflected by the shells and electronic warfare systems integrated into the S-400. Regular missiles are possible, but very expensive
  8. Shahno
    Shahno 26 September 2019 17: 23
    0
    Quote: maden.usmanow
    The massive attack of the drones was reflected by both C300 and C400, and repeatedly.

    Well, you don’t read newspapers in the morning?

    Oh well .... Comrade, I read the characteristics of these complexes and their zur.
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 26 September 2019 17: 32
    0
    And where do these geniuses of military thought make money, they have a budget 10 times larger than ours?
  10. Lexus
    Lexus 26 September 2019 17: 38
    +2
    The "flies" themselves created, but the "fly swatter" did not survive. In fairness, no one will reflect a really massive raid now.
    1. Alexey Sommer
      Alexey Sommer 26 September 2019 20: 57
      +1
      But it also needs to be organized! Mass.
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 26 September 2019 21: 13
        +1
        Something tells me that they will be able to organize it earlier than an antidote.
  11. Shahno
    Shahno 26 September 2019 17: 43
    0
    Quote: Ros 56
    And where do these geniuses of military thought make money, they have a budget 10 times larger than ours?

    Well, so they turn to us. Brains are worth something. Or are they not standing in your empire?
    You can not. Can we also have you? Be friends with us better
  12. Tusv
    Tusv 26 September 2019 18: 46
    0
    Hmm, they created all sorts of different things, super-technological. Lasers, anti-drone guns, a bunch of compact anti-battery radars, but there is nothing to detect and shoot down. Iron domes have not yet been purchased, and the Avengers do not know how
  13. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 27 September 2019 04: 28
    +1
    How "nicely" presented - air defense, weapons from fascinatington, but NATO is to blame. Reminds of a joke about pants! Buy Russian "Pantsir-S" and there will be no problems.
  14. aszzz888
    aszzz888 27 September 2019 05: 13
    0
    The Alliance is not ready to repel swarm attacks by kamikaze drones and short-range missiles, similar to those that recently hit Saudi oil facilities

    Some Ponte, this Nata. laughing