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Media: Russian army may challenge US and NATO

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In recent years, the Russian army has become a "highly mobile force" capable of capturing and holding territories in Europe. This is stated in the report of the research center RAND, writes Military Times.


Media: Russian army may challenge US and NATO


The RAND Research Center released a report entitled "Trends in the Russian Armed Forces," in which the authors indicate that Russia continues to invest in weapons development and is gradually turning the Russian army into a "highly mobile force."

According to the drafters of the report, recent events in Ukraine have shown that Moscow is capable of “using units the size of a division on the battlefield,” and participation in hostilities in Syria provided the Russian Armed Forces with “expeditionary warfare skills”. Despite this, the report argues, the Russian army is effective only at its borders and has yet to learn how to conduct large-scale operations.

Russia's potential has grown so much that its hypothetical blow to the Baltic countries or other US allies in NATO will pose a serious threat

- warn the authors of the report.

The document claims that Russia is betting on "mobility to the detriment of security on the battlefield." Lighter armor protection allows Russian equipment to maintain "excellent mobility in off-road conditions" and makes it possible to drop it or transport it using helicopters.

Meanwhile, the US Army has lost the ability to fight with equal opponents, the report says, having spent the past twenty years in military conflicts at the level of "suppression of rebellion" and abandoning the multitude of means necessary for fighting an equal opponent.
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  1. elfik
    elfik 8 November 2019 09: 14
    +5
    The defense industry of NATO countries again scares and asks for the dough .nothing new
    1. Spartanez300
      Spartanez300 8 November 2019 09: 22
      +5
      A huge country needs a strong army to protect the people from all sorts of attacks, and only for this.
      1. kjhg
        kjhg 8 November 2019 10: 19
        +6
        Quote: Spartanez300
        to protect people from all sorts of attacks, and only for this.

        Not just for that. The protection of the country is the main purpose, but not the only one. The army is one of the instruments for conducting foreign policy. And here the expeditionary capabilities of the army play an important role. For a regional power, this is not so important. But if you want to have allies far from yourself, then this is simply a necessity. For example, take France. Having a small army, it still maintains expeditionary potential: a foreign legion, special operations forces, helicopter carriers, an aircraft carrier, etc. And, as we see, this is sometimes enough to influence the situation in their neocolonial territories, such as Mali. If we take Russia, then today it has a greater mobile potential for use in remote areas: airborne forces, marines, militia, private security companies, etc. However, this potential is seriously limited by the lack of large landing ships, helicopter carriers, UDC and various ships and supply vessels. Someone will say that we are too poor for such a policy. And, of course, he will be right. Someone will say that today we do not have remote allies that need to be protected. But they will appear if they see that there is a force capable of protecting them from American aggression. And this is necessary for us if we are not in words, but in fact want to change the existing unipolar system, which soon threatens to switch to a bipolar, multipolar, with one of the centers in Moscow. In order for it to become bipolar, the Chinese are working hard, developing the economy and intensively building the ocean fleet.
      2. Chaldon48
        Chaldon48 8 November 2019 12: 45
        0
        Only one border guard requires tremendous effort. Potential adversaries on the alert are constantly looking for weaknesses. Imitate attacks of strategic aviation. Submarines prowl near naval bases. In a word, the armed forces are constantly in tension.
      3. Chaldon48
        Chaldon48 28 January 2020 02: 39
        0
        Power structures need to be attentive to hostile manifestations not only outside the country, but also inside, so that Russia does not repeat the sad experience of the USSR
  2. Romario_Argo
    Romario_Argo 8 November 2019 09: 15
    0
    "mobility at the expense of safety on the battlefield"

    this is an abstraction, depending on what exactly is being discussed
    on the march - Yes
    in defense when equipment in the trenches - No
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 8 November 2019 09: 15
    +4
    Media: Russian army may challenge US and NATO

    Do they really think so that we are NATO ???
    Though sometimes it is necessary to take a break from smoking "bamboo" .... for the brain it is simply necessary.
    By the way, this is not an appeal to "hard workers from the media", this is advice to a common man in the street. After all, they all pay for the "warlike vultures" Wishlist!
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 8 November 2019 10: 34
      +1
      Quote: rocket757
      Though sometimes it is necessary to take a break from smoking "bamboo" .... for the brain it is simply necessary.

      Or at least do not stuff bamboo with grass.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 8 November 2019 11: 03
        +1
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Or at least do not stuff bamboo with grass.

        It is clear that it is difficult to get rid of bad habits ... the instinct of self-preservation should work, at least sometimes, in critical situations close to that.
  4. stalki
    stalki 8 November 2019 09: 22
    +1
    According to the drafters of the report, recent events in Ukraine have shown that Moscow is capable of “using units the size of a division on the battlefield,” and participation in hostilities in Syria provided the Russian Armed Forces with “expeditionary warfare skills”. Despite this, the report argues, the Russian army is effective only at its borders and has yet to learn how to conduct large-scale operations.
    The author of the report calms himself lol
  5. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 8 November 2019 09: 27
    +2
    And we can rotate the belt with our badges to fight, break the stool taken by the leg on the opponent’s head, beat on the back of the bow of the bed, in short, even before the opening of the weapon room, the enemy takes to flight.
  6. YOUR
    YOUR 8 November 2019 09: 28
    +2
    We only challenge them by our existence.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 8 November 2019 10: 41
      +1
      Quote: YOUR
      We only challenge them by our existence.

      Well, this began in the era of the beginning of imperialism, when the imperialist powers united, appointed the enemy and then beat him together (here they all worked out fine). 120 years have passed, and the methods are the same. Today, Russia is designated as a game, you can start hunting. Although even a cornered hare painfully bites.
      1. YOUR
        YOUR 8 November 2019 10: 46
        0
        The game was biting too much, as if some hunters had beaten off something.
  7. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 8 November 2019 09: 28
    0
    the Russian army is effective only at its borders and has yet to learn conduct large-scale operations.
    Well, let them think so, if they are pleased.))) We harness for a long time ...
    I just want to note that the Russian army has a habit of ending big wars in the capitals of its "teachers".
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 8 November 2019 10: 54
      0
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      I just want to note that the Russian army has a habit of ending big wars in the capitals of its "teachers".

      Yes, that's for sure. there were still Rome and London, and the rest we paid a courtesy visit and even signed on the walls.
  8. Prisoner
    Prisoner 8 November 2019 09: 30
    +4
    Why do we need large-scale actions far from our borders? You don’t bother with us, otherwise our lads will quickly arrange these actions for you. I am sure you will not like it ..
  9. OlezhkaKravchenko
    OlezhkaKravchenko 8 November 2019 09: 37
    -5
    Russia alone will be able to defeat all of NATO along with their US master.
    If the earth is the only habitat of intelligent creatures, then the Russian army can be called the strongest in the universe.
    1. Horon
      Horon 8 November 2019 11: 22
      +2
      It’s easier on the bends, otherwise the aliens will be offended!
  10. gabonskijfront
    gabonskijfront 8 November 2019 09: 46
    -1
    the art of war is, in the right place, at the right time, with the right forces, and here the main components of success, firepower, mobility and security come into conflict. In our military tradition, the priority of mobility is the legacy of the Horde military experience. Why put your forehead if possible, go around, go on the flank, finally go away, our theater of war always allowed this to be done. In the European tradition, the issue of a head-on collision should be resolved right away, the theater of operations is small, complicated, time is limited, maneuvering opportunities are small. Hence the priority, security and fire power.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 8 November 2019 10: 44
      +1
      Quote: gabonskijfront
      In our military tradition, the priority of mobility is the legacy of the Horde military experience.

      Softer words appeal, as it does not fit here.
  11. Ros 56
    Ros 56 8 November 2019 09: 47
    +2
    However this mania of fear of an attack by the Russian Federation would bring them to a fool.
  12. K-50
    K-50 8 November 2019 09: 49
    +2
    In recent years, the Russian army has turned into a "highly mobile force" capable of capturing and holding territories in Europe.

    Fuck it ??? What for??? belay
    What is there that is not there and is not enough with us?
    AA !!! Probably freshly introduced immigrants !!! fellow lol
    Live with them as you like, we don’t need such a gift for nothing, nor for an extra charge !!! fellow laughing
  13. knn54
    knn54 8 November 2019 09: 51
    +3
    "We don't need someone else's, but we won't give up ours either."
  14. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 8 November 2019 10: 04
    +1
    In the meantime, the US Army has lost the ability to fight equal adversaries, the report notes, having spent the past twenty years in military conflicts at the level of "suppressing rebellions" and abandoning many means, as the US Army becomes TOLERANT! hi
  15. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 8 November 2019 10: 24
    +2
    Media: Russian army may challenge US and NATO

    To challenge? It's like throwing a rotten egg into the wall - while it's whole, there is almost no smell, only it will crack - it will stink "Mama Don't Cry".
    But, in general, I already begin to like the train of thought of NATO fans. If Russia challenges, we may simply not accept it ... Or this pearl:
    Despite this, the report claims, the Russian army is effective only at its borders и her more to learn how to conduct large-scale operations.

    Who told them that Russian soldiers would go to check (in the case of large-scale operations) what temperature was at the epicenter of the explosion and where did the shock wave propagate? belay
    1. yang174
      yang174 8 November 2019 10: 36
      +1
      Interestingly another, the states of Chel have the same "to learn" experience in conducting large-scale operations? We were before just defending?
      this is a clinic.
  16. thinker
    thinker 8 November 2019 10: 30
    0
    writes Military Times
    by Sean Snow. Militarists they are fool
    "For the last few year s Russia has replaced more than 30 brigades and regiments through the Donbassand they gained valuable combat experience, ”said retired lieutenant general Mark Hertling
  17. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 8 November 2019 10: 31
    +1
    Russia's potential has grown so much that its hypothetical blow to the Baltic countries or other US allies in NATO will pose a serious threat
    Only Klimkin and his comrades could write this.
  18. Mcar
    Mcar 8 November 2019 10: 32
    +2
    Media: Russian army may challenge US and NATO

    Who composes such headings? Round off - a million Russian soldiers will be able to bend the United States and NATO?

    Young men who write like that are not fighting the army, but the economy. In the Second World War, it was not the army that won, but the socialist economy. And what kind of economy, if anything, will win now? And most importantly - in the name of what?
    1. 2 Level Advisor
      2 Level Advisor 8 November 2019 19: 57
      +1
      This is a sensible comment .. and in our time, especially, who has the stronger economy, he will win .. if it’s not about chasing barmales or using nuclear weapons .. yes, you can win at least 5 victories in a row, and then money and people will run out if there is no corresponding economy behind the army ..
  19. Ptrz
    Ptrz 8 November 2019 11: 33
    +1
    And if in time to find thousands of shamsutdinovye, but to direct their energy in the right direction! Tremble, NATO!
  20. AAK
    AAK 8 November 2019 11: 45
    0
    The Russian Federation should have neither large nor small, namely, sufficient to perform the necessary tasks, armed forces, and the size of the territory of the spread of military-political and other influence should be a derivative of the economic power of the state ... And only with the condition of clear mutually beneficial contracts "we are , they - to us ", no charity to the Papuans at our expense, they will still betray, and even spit after and will be considered suckers ...
  21. parkello
    parkello 8 November 2019 12: 11
    0
    Despite this, the report argues, the Russian army is effective only at its borders and has yet to learn how to conduct large-scale operations. Are you serious ? fool