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British pilots tasked with finding vulnerabilities in Russian air defense

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The British Air Force and Navy have increased their activity along the borders of the Russian Federation by conducting patrols. So they identify the vulnerabilities of the air defense of the Russian Federation, so that they can subsequently be used.


About it reports the British edition of The Sunday Times.

Patrolling has been carried out since late August. The publication calls it "an unprecedented operation to transfer the Russian military to a defensive position."

28 British aircraft take part in long-distance flights. They operate over the Black Sea and in the Arctic zone near the Kola Peninsula. Each sortie is carried out by a group of five combat vehicles. The operation involves Typhoon fighters, Voyager tanker aircraft, Sentry E-3 Awacs and RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft, and Sentinel ground-based radar reconnaissance aircraft.

In total, the RAF has five Sentinel R.1s, which have been in service since 2008. It is based on the Bombardier Global XRS business jet. Data collected with the Sentinel Dual Mode Radar Sensor side-scan radar is transmitted via satellite to a ground station. It is assumed that next year they will be removed from service and replaced by the American Boeing P-8A Poseidon.
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  1. Cananecat
    Cananecat 20 September 2020 15: 51 New
    35
    We must ask our Defense Ministry to express gratitude to the Great Britons for their constant assistance in improving our combat training and combat readiness. ))
    1. newcomer
      newcomer 20 September 2020 15: 54 New
      16
      If a law is adopted that allows a warning fire on the course and is taken in a "box", then we'll see if they have enough psychotherapists.
      1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
        Nikolay Ivanov_5 20 September 2020 15: 57 New
        12
        Englishwoman crap
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 20 September 2020 16: 14 New
          +3
          If only a scarecrow was an English one. Theirs are different there.
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 20 September 2020 16: 17 New
            +1
            The Anglo-Saxons are already openly, in cash, without hesitation, preparing for their war of conquest with Russia!
            1. newcomer
              newcomer 20 September 2020 16: 22 New
              +1
              How would it be to say something, well, we always keep it in mind, but it is not accepted to say, I don’t know why_ they accuse us of preparing for aggression, and we are neither sleep nor spirit. For some reason, we are silent when the Yankees are photographed against the background of the state border, the abrashi are ten kilometers away. from the borders. I hope the current MO is ready for force majeure.
              1. Mitroha
                Mitroha 20 September 2020 18: 56 New
                +2
                The publication calls it "an unprecedented operation to transfer the Russian military to a defensive position."

                And we were offensive? If we attacked, there would be no one to carry out the operation at the Naglo-Saxons, would be in a "position"
              2. Starover_Z
                Starover_Z 20 September 2020 19: 18 New
                +1
                Quote: newbie
                and we are neither sleep nor spirit. For some reason, we are silent when the Yankees are photographed against the background of the state border, the abrashi are ten kilometers away. from the borders.

                I wonder if there is a possibility for their reconnaissance flights to raise their aircraft with directional electronic warfare systems? So that the intelligence service is not smeared with honey? To fly naturally over their territories - waters?
              3. businessv
                businessv 21 September 2020 19: 54 New
                0
                Quote: newbie
                They accuse us of preparing for aggression, but we are neither sleep nor spirit.
                This has always happened, at all times, they blamed it especially zealously when the West was preparing to attack Russia.
            2. Vladimir_6
              Vladimir_6 20 September 2020 17: 41 New
              0
              Quote: Tatiana
              The Anglo-Saxons are already openly, in cash, without hesitation, preparing for their war of conquest with Russia!

              By what forces? I doubt that Britain will be able to assemble a kamikaze coalition for a "war of conquest with Russia." hi
              1. Tatyana
                Tatyana 20 September 2020 18: 27 New
                +5
                Quote: Vladimir_6
                By what forces? I doubt that Britain will be able to assemble a kamikaze coalition for a "war of conquest with Russia."

                And they don't even need to assemble a coalition. Consider that the Anglo-Saxons - USA / UK - already have it. Namely.

                The US / Pentagon will go to war with Russia even without notifying NATO governments. There is such a situation. The Pentagon has repeatedly said that the Americans will not ask the natives in NATO about the start of the war.
                In addition, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Baltic limitrophes, etc. have no sovereignty for a long time. look across Europe - even Germany does not have it. I'm not talking about Japan at all.

                All countries that fell economically as a result of their "market reforms" at the request of the IMF and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - these are the tools of the US Federal Reserve - were all in debt, like silk, and will now pay off their foreign debts to American creditors their native "cannon fodder" and their native territories.

                The United States holds back from a war with Russia only the possibility of a retaliatory strike from the RF Armed Forces on the territory of the United States itself and nothing more.
                1. Vladimir_6
                  Vladimir_6 20 September 2020 19: 42 New
                  +3
                  Quote: Tatiana
                  The Pentagon has repeatedly said that the Americans will not ask the natives in NATO about the start of the war.

                  If we consider the question of a hypothetical possibility of a war between the United States and Russia on the basis of who said what, then let's listen to what US President Donald Trump says.

                  In addition, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Baltic limitrophes, etc. have no sovereignty for a long time.

                  These, as you put it "limitrophes", you can not even mention.
                  look across Europe - even Germany does not have it.

                  The EU is no longer blindly following the US. Just today, the EU denied the US the right to reinstate UN sanctions against Iran.
                  "EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Josep Borrell said that the United States does not have the authority to seek the restoration of UN sanctions against Iran, since Washington in 2018 withdrew from the Iranian" nuclear deal. "
                  The United States holds back from a war with Russia only the possibility of a retaliatory strike from the RF Armed Forces on the territory of the United States itself and nothing more.

                  Donald Trump is just trying to destroy this stereotype and build business relations with Russia. I really hope that it will be so.
                  And this is for you love
                  1. Charik
                    Charik 20 September 2020 21: 38 New
                    0
                    Donald bazaars everything correctly, only who will give him to mend relations with Russia, as in Russia, many wishes for good relations with America are cut by who knows
                    1. Vladimir_6
                      Vladimir_6 21 September 2020 01: 02 New
                      +2
                      Quote: Charik
                      Donald bazaars everything correctly, only who will give him to improve relations with Russia

                      It would be naive to believe that Trump is a lucky loner who was lucky enough to occupy the White House. Trump works with a team of powerful and influential US officials who understand that Russia should be traded, not fought.
                      Otherwise, he would have long rested next to John F. Kennedy.
            3. Charik
              Charik 20 September 2020 21: 33 New
              +3
              this war will be their last
              1. Vladimir_6
                Vladimir_6 21 September 2020 08: 42 New
                0
                Quote: Charik
                this war will be their last

                "This" war will not happen
            4. Ryusey
              Ryusey 21 September 2020 11: 23 New
              0
              Amendment, they are preparing for a war of annihilation.
        2. figwam
          figwam 20 September 2020 16: 19 New
          +5
          Quote: Nikolay Ivanov_5
          Englishwoman crap

          At the moment, one of the Sentinel R.1 is shitting near the Crimea, earlier the reconnaissance flew only on weekdays, now also on weekends.
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      3. nnm
        nnm 20 September 2020 16: 01 New
        +8
        So they do not seem to enter our airspace. How then can there be a warning fire?
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 20 September 2020 16: 11 New
          +3
          One has only to pass the law, already a big signal to the "tailors". Well, with an increase in arrogance, there is also an entourage to cross the border, so that this would not happen and the bill is being promoted.
        2. frruc
          frruc 20 September 2020 16: 20 New
          -1
          The British have already probed our borders (Crimea, Kamchatka) more than once, now they have erected memorials there in memory of those killed, drowned, burned down. The memory is obviously short. You can and remind in which case.
          1. Sandor Clegane
            Sandor Clegane 20 September 2020 18: 15 New
            -1
            Quote: frruc
            The British have already probed our borders more than once (Crimea, Kamchatka)

            are not the British and along Kamchatka already flying? wassat love
            1. frruc
              frruc 20 September 2020 18: 34 New
              -1
              Attempt to seize Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 1854, Crimean war 1853-1856.
              1. Sandor Clegane
                Sandor Clegane 20 September 2020 19: 00 New
                -3
                you still drag the times of 1380 .... and by the way the Crimean War was for Petropavlovsk? wassat We are talking about Kamchatka! from your words they fly there and a lot
                1. frruc
                  frruc 20 September 2020 20: 17 New
                  0
                  Reconnaissance, strategic and naval aviation of the United States flies there from its airfields and a / b in Japan and the Indian Ocean (Guam). Americans fly a lot.
                  1. Sandor Clegane
                    Sandor Clegane 22 September 2020 19: 02 New
                    0
                    Quote: frruc
                    US reconnaissance, strategic and naval aviation flies there

                    where do the Americans ???

                    Quote: frruc
                    English have already probed our borders more than once (Crimea, Kamchatka)

                    speech for the British, you yourself wrote!
              2. Charik
                Charik 20 September 2020 21: 39 New
                +1
                but how did the British spread rot on Russians in the 20s after the revolution
        3. boni592807
          boni592807 20 September 2020 16: 25 New
          0
          Read the title of the article again - "British pilots were tasked with searching for vulnerabilities in Russian air defense". bully When, if your "THEN" comes, it will be NOT warning ... hi
          1. aleksejkabanets
            aleksejkabanets 20 September 2020 16: 32 New
            -4
            Quote: boni592807
            Read the title of the article again - "British pilots were tasked with searching for vulnerabilities in Russian air defense".

            I think that our pilots face a similar task.
        4. figwam
          figwam 20 September 2020 16: 52 New
          +1
          Quote: nnm
          So they, it seems, do not enter our airspace.

          For the Americans, it is already considered a challenge if a military aircraft enters the zone of their air defense, although there is still a hundred kilometers to the airspace.
          1. aleksejkabanets
            aleksejkabanets 20 September 2020 18: 42 New
            -3
            Quote: figvam
            For the Americans, it is already considered a challenge if a military aircraft enters the zone of their air defense, although there is still a hundred kilometers to the airspace.

            This is a challenge for us as well as for any other state. And we also raise aircraft to intercept, this is a common practice.
            1. figwam
              figwam 20 September 2020 19: 14 New
              +1
              Quote: aleksejkabanets
              This is a challenge for us too

              Reconnaissance planes and NATO drones fly for hours along our borders, and fighters take off to visually determine the target.
      4. aleksejkabanets
        aleksejkabanets 20 September 2020 16: 10 New
        0
        Quote: newbie
        If a law is adopted that allows a warning fire on the course and is taken in a "box", then we'll see if they have enough psychotherapists.

        The law allowing this in international airspace? Or do you think that they will enter our airspace?
        1. newcomer
          newcomer 20 September 2020 16: 12 New
          0
          I wrote the answer to your question just above.
          1. aleksejkabanets
            aleksejkabanets 20 September 2020 16: 21 New
            -12 qualifying.
            Quote: newbie
            I wrote the answer to your question just above.

            Judging by your answer, it is necessary to adopt laws on shelling ships in international waters, so that the adversaries do not have a thought to violate our border, will we shoot potential violators of the border, illegal migrants on their territory?
            Quote: newbie
            that's what would not happen and promote the bill.

            Such bills are being promoted so that people like you would shout louder and more often.
            1. newcomer
              newcomer 20 September 2020 16: 23 New
              +5
              You would be an individual, offended by happiness, through the fog beyond the horizon of earthly worries.
              1. aleksejkabanets
                aleksejkabanets 20 September 2020 16: 27 New
                -11 qualifying.
                Quote: newbie
                You would be an individual, offended by happiness, through the fog beyond the horizon of earthly worries.

                I am satisfied with your "patriotic" indignation.
                1. newcomer
                  newcomer 20 September 2020 16: 28 New
                  +3
                  How little the ignorant need.
                  1. aleksejkabanets
                    aleksejkabanets 20 September 2020 16: 33 New
                    -10 qualifying.
                    Quote: newbie
                    How little the ignorant need.

                    With language removed.
                    1. newcomer
                      newcomer 20 September 2020 16: 46 New
                      +6
                      Don't even doubt_ you know your needs better.
          2. nnm
            nnm 20 September 2020 16: 22 New
            +2
            Wait, but in the inner space we already have the right to do so. Or are you about the latest proposal to allow bombing along the course of the offender?
            And domestic law cannot regulate areas of international law.
            1. aleksejkabanets
              aleksejkabanets 20 September 2020 16: 24 New
              +1
              Quote: nnm
              Wait, but in the inner space we already have the right to do so.

              We have. And they always had, and it was the same under the USSR. But what nonsense is it to suggest firing on someone in international airspace?
              1. nnm
                nnm 20 September 2020 16: 27 New
                +3
                I'm talking about the same thing. I think we are in a hurry to discuss this issue. It is necessary to understand what kind of bill it is and see the original. I don’t think that we are talking about the international space in general.
            2. newcomer
              newcomer 20 September 2020 16: 32 New
              +1
              The VKS command wants to make, or has already made amendments to this law with regard to aircraft.
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        3. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 20 September 2020 16: 22 New
          +8
          Quote: aleksejkabanets
          Or do you think that they will enter our airspace?

          They will, they will definitely be. When they become impudent from impunity.

          Remember the allegedly "passenger" South Korean Boeing? And the passports of "passengers" are all in one place, and things are tied with wire, so that later it is easier to find. And an experienced pilot who flew a hell of a lot of times along this route for 500 (!) Kilometers left ... And then they will come up with it. Not to fight, so arrange a provocation and accuse us of all mortal sins. The manuals do not change.
          1. nnm
            nnm 20 September 2020 16: 24 New
            +2
            But in this case, we already have the right to the point of bringing down the violator. Then what's new in the bill
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 20 September 2020 16: 38 New
              +1
              Quote: nnm
              Then what's new in the bill

              request... Whoever accepts, probably knows better. - is it new or old ...
            2. newcomer
              newcomer 20 September 2020 16: 39 New
              +1
              We will see soon. As I, personally, subjectively understood from the comments of our experts, they want to resolve the "boxes" near our borders, the only question is the distance. At the moment, in my opinion, the readiness of the air defense forces from 150 km. Further, when approaching the border, the actions become tougher.
          2. Alien From
            Alien From 20 September 2020 16: 52 New
            -2
            What do you think about the Boeing over Ukraine?
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 20 September 2020 17: 54 New
              +7
              Quote: Alien From
              What do you think about the Boeing over Ukraine?

              Personally, I think that the Svidomites themselves would not have thought of this.

              First, the Malaysian "Boeing" was painted like our board number 1, and Putin was just flying from somewhere. A purely visual mistake.

              Secondly, and in and of itself - to shoot down a civilian liner, to blame everything on the LPNR, which did not have "Buk", and even better on Russia - is also not bad for Svidomo.

              In any case, if Russia had shot down, then American satellites would have seen it and the streets would have been pasted over with satellite photographs. And then - instead of satellite photos they show screenshots from computer games, they do not show negotiations between pilots and ukrodispatchers, right after the disaster - the wreckage did not reach the ground yet - Russia was accused. Yes, in addition, the place of the accident was also gouged with artillery in order to mix with the ground what could indicate on the squares.

              There is only one conclusion - on a tip from "Big Brother" Svidomites were shot down.
              How many times has this already been discussed - is it necessary more?
            2. aleksejkabanets
              aleksejkabanets 20 September 2020 18: 46 New
              -2
              Quote: Alien From
              What do you think about the Boeing over Ukraine?

              And this Boeing has to do with it?
      5. Incompetent
        Incompetent 20 September 2020 19: 10 New
        -2
        When they take out all their boxes, then we will already have problems because they have many more planes. Therefore, we cannot act from the side of force, only if we have come very close and sat on our heads, then we are trying to respond with something. So your statements in the style of cheers for patriotism are nice to read, but they are far from reality.
        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon 22 September 2020 18: 38 New
          -1
          Quote: Incompetent
          we will have problems because they have many times more planes

          "We have," who has it? You - Banderlog, already have a lot of problems.
          1. Incompetent
            Incompetent 22 September 2020 21: 13 New
            0
            Banderlog mainly live in Galicia, so their problems do not apply to me
    2. frruc
      frruc 20 September 2020 16: 36 New
      +2
      Why thank them. We need to practice (training) nuclear strikes on the British Isles with the use of hypersonic weapons. I think that looking for gaps in their airspace is unnecessary. wassat
      1. Polymer
        Polymer 20 September 2020 16: 48 New
        +4
        Quote: frruc
        It is necessary to practice (training) nuclear strikes on the British Isles with the use of hypersonic weapons

        Presumably, the Tu-160 will not be slow to make a "return visit of courtesy".
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 20 September 2020 18: 00 New
          +1
          Quote: frruc
          We need to practice (training) nuclear strikes on the British Isles with the use of hypersonic weapons.

          Quote: Polymer
          Presumably, the Tu-160 will not be slow to make a "return visit of courtesy".

          In Soviet times, they flew so much that their pilots were almost known by sight. And now it is necessary. What do we have, there is not enough kerosene, or what?
    3. 210ox
      210ox 20 September 2020 18: 55 New
      +3
      In Vityazevo (Anapa) there is now a dual-use airfield. Every day combat aircraft leave for departure.
    4. Prisoner
      Prisoner 20 September 2020 19: 02 New
      +1
      good At the same time, we will help increase theirs. What? Return visits of courtesy have not been canceled. laughing
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 20 September 2020 15: 53 New
    +4
    Are the Americans emphasizing unity and pushing their allies into the embrasure? Then Canada will grow bolder and challenge China, now the British have decided to "try their luck." Then the truth is very surprised
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 20 September 2020 16: 45 New
      +1
      Quote: APASUS
      Are the Americans emphasizing unity and pushing their allies into the embrasure?

      Just yesterday I spoke about the American AUG in the Persian Gulf that America alone, without a "coalition," would not start a "small victorious war". They will puff their cheeks and get away, like from North Korea.

      Their principle is - "I'm not the only one who tumbled in the field." Better yet, someone will turn around instead of her, and then America will collect nishtyaki, as, for example, in Libya. They are "stupid, stupid", but you can teach a hare to smoke - they learn something. And the most important lesson they learned from Vietnam is not fig yourself, alone, meddle. You always need a crowd to hide behind whose back. Both in the military and in the political sense.

      And the "allies" ... They, the Americans, though unlucky, arrogant and thieving, are still a child of the Anglo-Saxon breed. And they have learned well the main principle of British diplomacy - "Britain has no permanent allies. Britain has only permanent interests."
  3. AML
    AML 20 September 2020 16: 02 New
    +2
    Hmm. And only the British military shrug their shoulders and scold themselves for the fact that this should have been done just now. And then they wrestled for more than a decade, but it turns out they could just pick their nose
  4. Alvis07
    Alvis07 20 September 2020 16: 04 New
    -11 qualifying.
    It is easier to simply find nodes and points of defense, and consider all the remaining 98% of the borders of the Russian Federation as vulnerabilities in the air defense of the Russian Federation.
  5. Coconut
    Coconut 20 September 2020 16: 59 New
    +3
    British pilots tasked with finding vulnerabilities in Russian air defense
    Is it possible to find a needle in a haystack ... let them look for a flag in their hands ... laughing
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 20 September 2020 17: 30 New
      -3
      Find a needle in a haystack?
      It's Easy!
      You need to take off your pants and jump on the haystack with your bare bottom. She herself will be found)))
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 September 2020 17: 40 New
    +2
    Do we not have containers with electronic warfare equipment in service? Suspended? Raise a plane with such a container, and escort, stunning and blinding. In this case, these flights will not make sense. At all. Therefore, they will look for other ways of reconnaissance of the air defense system.
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 20 September 2020 19: 40 New
      +3
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Do we not have containers with electronic warfare equipment in service? Suspended? Raise a plane with such a container, and escort, stunning and blinding. In this case, these flights will not make sense. At all. Therefore, they will look for other ways of reconnaissance of the air defense system.

      Eugene, hi
      Fighters (interceptors) fly out to intercept the VTs, their combat radius and time in the zone are 2-3 times less than that of a scout, not to mention a strategist. Therefore, this practice, among other things, is still aimed at knocking out the motor resource from the air defense IA. Meanwhile, there is a very simple and cheap, in my opinion, way to discourage friends from walking along our borders. To declare these zones as training zones of the Aerospace Forces with designated forces and missile launches. And whether they will be or not - that's a great military secret. This time
      Secondly, one should recall Vasya Tsimbal, who died untimely in the bose of senior l-ta. He poured kerosene on the deck of the Amsky Avik and flew away, waving his wings goodbye. And in the Baltic Sea he maneuvered around Orion so that a piece of Orion's blade that had come off pierced his fuselage and the poor fellow barely made it home ... But ... "There are few real violent ones, so there are no leaders!"
      It's time to remember the past ...
  7. opuonmed
    opuonmed 20 September 2020 18: 16 New
    -1
    they are actively looking for a gap through which they can hit (before this was but not so often and not so openly! and Shas is simple every day they poke
  8. iouris
    iouris 20 September 2020 18: 37 New
    +2
    The year of the mushroom. Popular sign: to war.
  9. morpogr
    morpogr 20 September 2020 18: 48 New
    +1
    It is necessary for our submariners to conduct more exercises around small britain to find out the vulnerabilities of anti-submarine defense soldier .
  10. Motorhead
    Motorhead 20 September 2020 19: 23 New
    0
    The ears of the mattress covers unobtrusively stick out from behind.
  11. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 20 September 2020 21: 05 New
    0
    S-400 to help them! And helicopters to find pilots!
  12. Radius
    Radius 20 September 2020 21: 23 New
    0
    ... And all the pilots of 28 British aircraft after completing a combat mission were sent to a rehabilitation center ... :)
  13. dranthqu
    dranthqu 20 September 2020 23: 31 New
    +1
    It would be interesting to have aircraft or electronic warfare UAVs in service with Russia to protect against such scouts in peacetime: take them for escort and jam them in all ranges close. Something like the Tu-214R.
  14. Slon_on
    Slon_on 20 September 2020 23: 58 New
    +1
    I believe that the RF Ministry of Defense should "help" the British to find gaps in the country's air defense system in such a way that if on D-day they poke into such "gaps", they would fall to the ground like dry leaves in the fall.
  15. Vdi73
    Vdi73 21 September 2020 07: 26 New
    0
    But what about "krauha" horseradish and other electronic warfare equipment? Since they are conducting reconnaissance near the borders, they would have burned their electronics, or even lo and behold, something fell and crashed or sank. Besides, off the coast of filibusters to fly and conduct exercises.