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Is it possible to protect all Russia's borders with modern air defense systems?

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A well-developed air defense system is one of the main advantages of Russia. But is it realistic to cover all the borders of our large country with air defense means?


The Russian air defense system is organized in such a way that the most protected areas are the capital and a number of large cities, as well as strategically important areas. This is taken into account in the military departments of the countries - potential adversaries, constantly trying to develop more and more new strategies for breaking through the Russian air defense.

However, it is precisely the presence of a constant threat from the armed forces of the countries participating in the North Atlantic Alliance that, in the opinion of many military experts, is one of the key incentives for the further development of the air and missile defense systems of the Russian Federation.

Baltic and Black Sea


Now the American military can only look for weak points in the air defense system of our country, so that in the event of an armed conflict, try to break through the line of defense in these areas. However, even the United States does not have sufficient capabilities to break through the Russian air defense.

For example, for actions in the Kaliningrad direction, according to the analyst of the Center for Military and Political Power of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Major Shane Preiswater, at least 225 strategic bombers will be needed, and the US Air Force currently has only about 140 aircraft of this class in service.

Nevertheless, the American military is not asleep: the regular flights of American reconnaissance aircraft and bombers in the Baltic and the Black Sea region are nothing more than probing, studying the Russian air defense system in these areas. It is the western directions that are the most dangerous from the point of view of possible enemy actions.

In the event of an armed conflict with Russia, the US and NATO will first of all attack the western borders of our country in the Baltic and Black Sea regions. Therefore, so much attention is paid to strengthening air defense systems in these areas: in the Kaliningrad region, in the Crimea.

Central Asia and the Far East


The southern borders of Russia in Central Asia appear to be a much less dangerous direction. First, American aircraft will have to travel enormous distances to attack Russia from Central Asia. Secondly, they will have to operate from the territory of states adjacent to Russia. In addition, Central Asia is a sphere of strategic interests for China.


Launch of an S-400 air defense missile system during a tactical exercise at the Ashuluk training ground

Another area worth paying attention to is the Far East. In Japan and South Korea, Hawaii, Guam, the impressive armed forces of a potential enemy are deployed, including Aviation, and in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, American aircraft carrier groups regularly serve. Not so long ago, an impenetrable radar dome of the newest stations "Sky-M" and "Podlet" was deployed in the Far East.

Previously, such a dome was present only in the Crimea. Its deployment in the Far East indicates a growing interest in the Asia-Pacific region. East Asia is becoming a region of no less military and political tension than Eastern Europe, and now Russia should build up its air defense capabilities in this particular direction, as both domestic and foreign analysts say. Moreover, for all the friendship with the PRC, one should not ignore the "Chinese factor": Beijing has its own interests, and it is possible that at some point they may intersect with Moscow's interests.

Of course, it is too early to say that all Russian borders are impenetrable for enemy aircraft. But given the scale of financial injections into technical innovations and rearmament of the Russian army, let's hope that in the foreseeable future Russia will indeed be able to close all borders with air defense systems.
Photos used:
Twitter / Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Egoza
    Egoza 26 September 2020 15: 09
    +2
    In my naive civil opinion, it is not only possible, but also necessary. Yes, it will take a lot of effort. Yes, it will take a lot of money. But it's worth it. So that people sleep peacefully and believe ...
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 26 September 2020 15: 23
      14
      Quote: Egoza
      In my naive civil opinion, it is not only possible, but also necessary. Yes, it will take a lot of effort. Yes, it will take a lot of money. But it's worth it. So that people sleep peacefully and believe ...

      In my ..... opinion, there is no such a CONSIDERABLE problem, because no one in their right mind WILL ONLY PROTECT themselves !!!
      I don’t understand at all, what is it for the "analysts" who talk about what we can / cannot defend ourselves ???
      With any threat of a massive attack, a protocol is turned on, which includes a significant part of measures / actions, leveling the very POSSIBILITY OF A MASSIVE ATTACK !!!
      Another way to consider is STUPID!
      1. Dart2027
        Dart2027 26 September 2020 15: 41
        +7
        Quote: rocket757
        there is no such INTIMATED problem, because no one in their right mind WILL ONLY PROTECT

        Even Krausewitz wrote that the defense should include a counterattack.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 26 September 2020 15: 44
          +6
          Quote: Dart2027
          Quote: rocket757
          there is no such INTIMATED problem, because no one in their right mind WILL ONLY PROTECT

          Even Krausewitz wrote that the defense should include a counterattack.

          I think the commanders from the more distant past thought that way!
          The doctrine has not changed, the means of its implementation have changed.
          1. 1976AG
            1976AG 26 September 2020 16: 45
            +4
            The best defense is offense. It is necessary for amers to create such problems near their borders so that their head aches about something else - how to protect themselves from us.
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 26 September 2020 16: 56
              +1
              Quote: 1976AG
              The best defense is offense. It is necessary for amers to create such problems near their borders so that their head aches about something else - how to protect themselves from us.

              You must either be more cunning than the naglo-Saxons, or have a little more potential.
              It’s complicated and expensive.
              1. 1976AG
                1976AG 26 September 2020 16: 58
                +1
                Not that hard. Cuba and Venezuela still exist.
                1. rocket757
                  rocket757 26 September 2020 17: 05
                  -2
                  To level the danger from ONE direction .... when the Yankees have an elastic horn, they will.
                  1. 1976AG
                    1976AG 26 September 2020 17: 06
                    0
                    So let them do it. And as soon as they level up, we will do something else for them.
                    1. rocket757
                      rocket757 26 September 2020 17: 14
                      +3
                      Expensive and vague prospects ...
                      You can climb into THEIR sandbox when there is a real opportunity to settle there firmly, strongly, thoroughly.
                      Small dirty tricks .... a waste of resources. You can't get around them on this, they have more experience, more opportunities.
                      1. 1976AG
                        1976AG 26 September 2020 17: 19
                        +1
                        What is expensive? Place your rockets in Cuba? Come on) The technique is not at all what it was during the Cuban missile crisis. Well, there is of course an alternative - to sit on the priest evenly and express concern about their impudent behavior at our borders. Is it cheap to build powerful defenses along the entire perimeter of our borders?
                      2. rocket757
                        rocket757 26 September 2020 17: 25
                        +3
                        Do you think the leadership of some countries want to become a cross on the tactical maps of the Yankees ???
                        There are NOT MUCH frostbitten like some of our neighbors !!!
                      3. 1976AG
                        1976AG 26 September 2020 20: 22
                        +1
                        Quote: rocket757
                        Do you think the leadership of some countries want to become a cross on the tactical maps of the Yankees ???
                        There are NOT MUCH frostbitten like some of our neighbors !!!

                        Cuba and Venezuela are among them. And then, who said that the Americans would dare to strike? They also want to live.
                      4. rocket757
                        rocket757 26 September 2020 20: 49
                        +2
                        During the Soviet era, our allies were protected by a system of treaties, guaranteed capital support from the Great Country, with the appropriate military potential!
                        How are things with us NOW with all this?
                        There is no need to entertain illusions.
                        This is a DIFFICULT question that requires a lot of responsibility and careful study!
                        I do not exclude any, real, options, but we really need everything CAREFULLY!
  • figwam
    figwam 26 September 2020 17: 08
    +7
    In the event of an armed conflict with Russia, the US and NATO will first of all attack the western borders of our country in the Baltic and Black Sea regions.

    As it became commonplace to mention the war, for some reason we began to get used to it.
    1. 1976AG
      1976AG 26 September 2020 17: 26
      +3
      Quote: figvam
      In the event of an armed conflict with Russia, the US and NATO will first of all attack the western borders of our country in the Baltic and Black Sea regions.

      As it became commonplace to mention the war, for some reason we began to get used to it.

      Because it smells of gunpowder for a long time.
  • Svarog
    Svarog 26 September 2020 17: 15
    +2
    Quote: rocket757
    Another way to consider is STUPID!
    I support you fiercely .. It is not at all necessary, to place air defense every 500 km. It is enough to have the early warning systems that we have. Let the enemy decide for himself whether he is ready to go to heaven or hell. hi The main thing is that there is political will for the answer.
    The United States will never openly attack us, everything will be done by the hands of the Ukrainians, Poles and Balts.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 26 September 2020 17: 21
      0
      There are enough "experts" who talk in the interval - from "bombarded" to "only the capital and the oligarchs' dachas are protected" ...... old as the world, they also draw cartoons how their airplanes and rackets fly here and that's it smash ....
      People believe / do not believe, but the worms of doubt and not such "pillars" were brought down.
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 26 September 2020 18: 09
        +2
        Is it possible to protect all Russia's borders with modern air defense systems?
        with the length of the border, no. Therefore, the air defense protects vital objects and everything. District centers and village councils, no one was going to cover.
        1. Svarog
          Svarog 26 September 2020 18: 16
          +4
          Quote: Dead Day
          regional centers and village councils, no one was going to cover.

          There will be no strikes against regional centers and village councils. It is foolish to use nuclear weapons when the defeat in manpower is 20 people, and the infrastructure has no effect at all.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 26 September 2020 20: 41
            +2
            The lonely "palaces" of the oligarchs, too, do not interfere with anyone as a goal.
            But the village council, in an area not far from strategic facilities, is protected from everything, just by its location.
            But still, the main thing is our vigorous loaves, which will always and immediately fly back.
            Because theirs and do not fly over the red line, scary, however!
    2. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 26 September 2020 20: 21
      +1
      Quote: Svarog
      The United States will never openly attack us, everything will be done by the hands of the Ukrainians, Poles and Balts.

      I don't often agree with you. Plus. because . I'm sure it will be so.
    3. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 28 September 2020 18: 12
      0
      Quote: Svarog
      everything will be done by the hands of the Ukrainians, Poles and Balts.

      Do you really think that some of you named will risk the first to attack the Russian Federation? They can be dirty, but declaring war is to erase yourself from the map
  • iouris
    iouris 26 September 2020 15: 31
    0
    Naive views are not relevant. The task is not to "protect ALL borders" (and in the words of the classic, Russia has no borders), but to prevent the destruction of the state as a result of an obvious external invasion or as a result of uncontrolled self-destruction processes.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 26 September 2020 15: 46
      +3
      Our vast expanses are not only a problem.
      With the proper approach, there are opportunities to implement your concept to protect our country.
  • Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 26 September 2020 15: 57
    +5
    Quote: Egoza
    In my naive civil opinion, it is not only possible, but also necessary. Yes, it will take a lot of effort. Yes, it will take a lot of money. But it's worth it. So that people sleep peacefully and believe ...

    Still, someone would tell me who would risk attacking a country with 1500 nuclear charges.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 26 September 2020 16: 49
      +2
      Moreover, after the statement that any missile flying in our direction will be perceived as a carrier of nuclear weapons.
    2. JD1979
      JD1979 26 September 2020 19: 20
      +1
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      Still, someone would tell me who would risk attacking a country with 1500 nuclear charges.

      Do not underestimate the power of a zombie box and projects such as CoD and BF))) If you pour a certain message into the brain from all sides, then sooner or later, a person begins to perceive it as true.
    3. iouris
      iouris 26 September 2020 22: 09
      +1
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      who dares to attack a country with 1500 nuclear warheads.

      Georgia!
    4. bk0010
      bk0010 27 September 2020 13: 13
      +1
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      Still, someone would tell me who would risk attacking a country with 1500 nuclear charges.
      Optimists. And them to hell. Plus there are few charges: you need at least 20 times more.
  • Mitroha
    Mitroha 26 September 2020 15: 12
    +2
    In parallel with the modernization of the army, as I see it, no less important is the strict reporting to the heads of potential opponents of information about the unacceptability of provocations and the strengthening of military formations near our borders, up to and including preventive strikes. It is enough to mumble already.
    1. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 28 September 2020 18: 16
      0
      Quote: Mitroha
      In parallel with the modernization of the army, as I see it, no less important is the strict reporting to the heads of potential opponents of information about the unacceptability of provocations and the strengthening of military formations near our borders, up to and including preventive strikes. It is enough to mumble already.

      And 2 shock armies in the western direction are not enough for you? And 2 more in the Central Military District)) And 2 more in the North Caucasus Military District?
  • Sandro1977
    Sandro1977 26 September 2020 15: 21
    +7
    The author really thinks that the bombers will break through the air defense ??? The first few waves of aerial attacks will be with cruise and ballistic missiles. And by the time the bombers are used, this will not be the same air defense
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 26 September 2020 15: 25
      +1
      Let there be no time for the use of bombers, as well as the bombers themselves and much more.
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 26 September 2020 15: 29
      -2
      Subsonic cruise missiles no longer present any difficulties for interception, they can be shot down even from ZUSHK, but ballistic missiles are already a difficult target in all respects, but again when they are launched, neither the first nor the second will remain unnoticed.
    3. NEXUS
      NEXUS 26 September 2020 15: 41
      +6
      Quote: Sandro1977
      The author really thinks that to break through the air defense

      Check out the source of the photos ...
      Photos used:
      Twitter / Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

      I have already said that the most destructive weapon is not nuclear weapons, not Peresveta with Tridents, but SOCIAL NETWORKS!
      As long as there is no sovereignty of individual citizens of a country, there is no sovereignty of the country itself. Where are the servers of Twitter, Facebook, Tiktok, etc. located? In the RF? No...
      And through the social network, you can arrange a Maidan, and change the government and organize riots like in the USA and Belarus, and without spending a single missile.
      1. Nastia makarova
        Nastia makarova 27 September 2020 07: 46
        0
        quite right, read the comments on the networks, on rambler, YouTube and others, there are so many trolls in Russia in the city, they write nasty things, scoff, laugh, and they all have the same idea that it is necessary to quickly change the power in Russia
        1. Fan-fan
          Fan-fan 27 September 2020 10: 29
          0
          Are you suggesting to ban the Internet? Why, then, is the West not afraid of the Internet? Why are we afraid of the Maidan through social networks, while the West is not afraid of such a Maidan? Maybe it's not about the Internet, but something else?
          1. Nastia makarova
            Nastia makarova 27 September 2020 11: 28
            -1
            no, I don’t suggest that, but it is necessary to clean and create protection against trolls, and the west is also afraid of social networks
  • Pavel57
    Pavel57 26 September 2020 15: 40
    +1
    A couple of years ago, we considered the option of a local war for Kaliningrad.
    1. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 27 September 2020 11: 28
      -2
      then won the war?
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  • Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 26 September 2020 15: 51
    -1
    No you can not. This is not required. In a modern war of the level that is now possible, it does not matter how many civilians die. Moreover, the most elementary strategy does not require total destruction.
    It is necessary to destroy the backbone of industry and operational reserves of raw materials, after which the country's defense will become impossible. For the USSR of that War, the Germans could not realize such a scenario, although they tried very hard. Their main hope was in the Japanese - if Japan attacked from its side, the USSR would not have resisted for anything. But this situation did not suit the Americans extremely, because in the event of a victory over the USSR, firstly, Germany would become unacceptably stronger, and secondly, Europe would be monstrously strong and consolidated under the control of the Germans. Such a state of affairs would destroy the Anglo-Saxon civilization altogether. So America distracted the Japanese ...
    In the modern world, given the huge growth of delivery vehicles for everything that is possible and impossible, it is no longer necessary to stomp on the ground tediously, overcoming the resistance of its owners. The destruction of industrial potential can be carried out without this, from the air. So if the industry is sufficiently protected, so is the country. And no, then no. In general, it seems that our air defense is still at the level, otherwise we would have been fired upon. I hope this situation will continue for some time ...
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 26 September 2020 16: 14
      -4
      Impossible. In a sense, it is not technically possible to block all directions.
      An example from life. I talked with an assistant professor of architecture. At one time he got into the army for a year. In the air defense to the Far East. New units with radar stations were being formed there. They gave him, as a free shooter, the task - to process the map on which the stations are located. And then they were placed at the behest of one general, and he, like Yuri Dolgoruky, went to the hill, looked from under the palm of his hand and ordered - to put the radar here!
      Well, the architect clarified the detection angles and sat down at the map, paint the zones with colored pencils.
      When I finished, everyone gasped! There were places where they overlapped three times, and there were hollows between the dates, where the air regiments at low level it was possible to slip through !!!
      So this is only in one area. And how many are there in the country?
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 26 September 2020 16: 21
        +3
        When was it? In the USSR, there was a "single radar field", which was not done by generals at all. They had nothing to do with his arrangement. Do you mean some tactical radars? And what have architects to do with it? There is a tablet, they turned on the stations and looked to see if it was all closed and what ... Some kind of fairy tale.
    2. Kronos
      Kronos 26 September 2020 17: 28
      -2
      In general, the USSR ceased to be a priority target for Japan after the conclusion of the Molotov Pact, after they redirected their aspirations to the colonies of England and the territory of the United States.
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 27 September 2020 11: 09
        +1
        This funny belief in different pieces of paper is surprisingly strong. Countries have interests, their position in relation to the economy, military power, etc. etc. A piece of paper, it's just a piece of paper.
        1. Kronos
          Kronos 27 September 2020 11: 55
          +2
          It's not about a piece of paper, the Japanese tried several times to compete with the USSR failed, the army group that insisted on war with the USSR after the pact finally lost in politics, carte blanche took the fleet from which had other aspirations.
          1. Mikhail3
            Mikhail3 27 September 2020 11: 59
            +1
            Ah, that's clearer, thanks. Well, after all, I said that the United States redirected the Japanese attention to itself. It is believed that the attack on Pearl Harbor was planned more in Washington than in Tokyo. This is how it is done - in various ways they help those who themselves want the same thing that you need. The Japanese group, which wanted to attack the United States, gained an advantage, and not only by itself, or because of our affairs. The Americans helped cleverly ...
            1. Alexey RA
              Alexey RA 28 September 2020 16: 43
              +1
              Quote: Mikhail3
              It is believed that the attack on Pearl Harbor was planned more in Washington than in Tokyo.

              Not on P-X, but rather on the Philippines. In this sense, the blow to P-Kh was really unexpected.
              The policy towards the Philippines was ... interesting: the army in every possible way delayed reinforcements for the division stationed there (although MacArthur himself was the pusher), citing the lack of everything and everyone and delivering everything from the Metropolis. Despite the fact that halfway there were already two divisions in Hawaii - which no one touched. The naval ones generally wrote in their plans that in the event of the outbreak of a war, no reinforcements for the Asian fleet are envisaged - fight with what you have.

              In general, according to pre-war plans, the Philippines was actually given up for the slaughter: according to the plan, the army men were to retreat to Bataan and hold the peninsula until the fleet approached, blocking the Japanese entrance to Manila Bay. Everything would be fine ... if you did not know the naval plans, according to which the fleet counterattack began only after the achievement of superiority in forces and the readiness of the marines. Before that - only AB "hit-and-run" raids on secondary defense nodes and unlimited submarine warfare.
              Taking into account the fact that in 1940 the fleet began to reorganize the MP brigades in the division, the Marines would not have been ready until the second half of 1942 (as in real life). In addition, the priority direction of the fleet's counteroffensive was a chain of atolls, along which frog jumps led to the Japanese Metropolis. Hands would have reached the Philippines about a year after the start of the counteroffensive.
              So the army in the Philippines had to be kept completely surrounded as planned for at least two years. smile
              1. Mikhail3
                Mikhail3 29 September 2020 09: 11
                0
                Thanks, great review.
      2. ZEMCH
        ZEMCH 28 September 2020 18: 23
        0
        Quote: Kronos
        In general, the USSR ceased to be a priority target for Japan after the conclusion of the Molotov Pact, after they redirected their aspirations to the colonies of England and the territory of the United States

        Japan needed resources - oil, ore. At that time, reserves beyond the Urals in the USSR were not explored. They needed to turn off the US from the possibility of blocking supplies from the sea
        1. Mikhail3
          Mikhail3 29 September 2020 09: 17
          0
          The greatest impact on Japanese motivation was the urgent need to become an empire. This is how the Japanese felt themselves - ready and able to become an empire. There was plenty of land in China. There were enough resources in Korea and Sakhalin (well, for the first time). The main thing was a clear understanding - the rest of the empires would try to crush the young challenger. And first of all, the Americans. Russia is busy with the war. But the United States ... In general, the choice was quite reasonable.
          Only the Japanese did not understand, and even now they do not understand what an empire is and who the imperials are. What to take from the nation of cowards who gave birth to such an extremely cowardly phenomenon as the kamikaze ... In all the territories that they conquered, the Japanese became famous for wild cruelty, up to cannibalism, and amazing meanness. In Asia, they are still hated, and this is forever.
          What do you get from a coward? It will always seem to him that bravery is equal to meanness and cruelty, which have gone unpunished. However, the same applies to the Americans.
    3. Grandfather
      Grandfather 26 September 2020 18: 13
      +1
      Their main hope was in the Japanese - if Japan attacked from its side, the USSR would not have resisted for anything.
      yes ... the "Kwantung army" as it turned out, "a terrible force" ...
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 27 September 2020 11: 10
        +1
        Do you really think so? Which class? Sixth? Seventh? You also learn and learn, young man ...
  • Virus-free crown
    Virus-free crown 26 September 2020 15: 54
    +1
    In my opinion, if we start to defend the most run-down village, then we will not have enough money for air defense / missile defense repeat Our main deterrent "factor" is the presence of a "yadren-loaf" - then even the most insane will not have the courage to attack us !!! good Covering the entire 1/6 of the land is not realistic !!! We need to cover strategic centers, industry, troops - we definitely have enough resources for this
  • Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 26 September 2020 17: 18
    -1
    I think, rather sure, not. I could be wrong. I am not a professional. But my heart tells me that it is extremely costly to provide such a density of air defense systems per capita. And no one will do this.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 26 September 2020 21: 26
      +1
      They are closed by the radio-electronic field - and there you will see what and where it is flying.
    2. Fan-fan
      Fan-fan 27 September 2020 10: 42
      0
      Not in the "density of the air defense system" is the case, you put the question incorrectly. The main thing is to detect in time a massive launch of cruise missiles, for example, from the north, from the Laptev Sea or from the Kara Sea. From there, hundreds of CDs can break through the lowlands, bypassing all radars, into the central regions of the country. (They have four Ohio-class boats carrying 154 KR each!)
      1. ZEMCH
        ZEMCH 28 September 2020 18: 26
        +1
        Quote: Fan-Fan
        From there, hundreds of CDs can break through the lowlands, bypassing all radars, into the central regions of the country. (They have four Ohio-class boats carrying 154 KR each!)

        A salvo across Syria showed that a lot of them simply do not reach)) Let me remind you that each Tamaghawk costs more than a million dollars.
  • ssergey1978
    ssergey1978 26 September 2020 17: 40
    +1
    As far as I know, not one country in the world is capable of 100% air defense cover (very, very expensive). As a rule, the most important objects are covered.
    1. Beregovic_1
      Beregovic_1 26 September 2020 20: 17
      +2
      Why ... Cyprus, Malta can place a S-400 regiment to block the entire airspace. And Monaco will have enough and Carapace)))
      1. your1970
        your1970 26 September 2020 23: 09
        +1
        If we proceed from this position, then the Vatican is overprotected, not every missile will hit it lol lol
      2. Roman13579
        Roman13579 28 September 2020 11: 30
        0
        And how much ammunition does the S-400 regiment have?
        Ohio 154KR won't break ?? Or is the Shell enough ??)
        1. Beregovic_1
          Beregovic_1 28 September 2020 13: 36
          0
          Do you think Russia will fight off 154 missiles everywhere? Example: in Severodvinsk 1 regiment of 3 divisional composition. It will not fight off 154 KR - production of nuclear submarines in Russia has disappeared. And there are not so many targets in Malta for missiles worth 1 million American tugriks each.
    2. Freeman
      Freeman 26 September 2020 20: 18
      +1
      Quote: ssergey1978
      As far as I know not one country in the world is capable of 100% air defense cover (very, very expensive). As a rule, the most important objects are covered.


      There is even such an anecdote.
      - Dad, do they protect or cover the air defense?
      - Son, air defense is like hair on a woman's pubis, covering but not protecting ...
      wassat
  • Operator
    Operator 26 September 2020 18: 38
    +2
    Now countries such as Iraq, Yugoslavia or Syria are defending themselves - the United States, Russia or China are attacking (we are responding, of course).

    The air defense / missile defense of the Russian Federation is intended exclusively for intercepting single missiles / aircraft, after which the strategic nuclear forces of the Russian Federation come into effect and the enemy itself ceases to exist, and not some kind of golimy armed forces.
  • evgen1221
    evgen1221 26 September 2020 20: 14
    +3
    You can and should protect. And for this it is necessary - factories of electronics and components, a teacher for these factories, the desire to do this.
  • Freeman
    Freeman 26 September 2020 20: 24
    +1
    In the meantime, unverified information appeared on the network that the launch of the S-400 at the Caucasus 20202 exercises was unsuccessful.

    Telegram channel Baza on Friday September 25 published footage of the unsuccessful launch of the S-400 Triumph air defense missile system.
    It should be noted that at the moment it is not known for certain where and when the footage of the fall was filmed.

    Read more - https://voennoedelo.com/posts/id6656-kqfxuvrvr7swyfwacdcv
    Video of a bad start in the article

    It should be noted that at the moment it is not known for certain where and when the footage of the fall of the rocket was filmed. There were no official comments on this matter.
  • Old26
    Old26 26 September 2020 20: 52
    +2
    Quote: Egoza
    In my naive civil opinion, it is not only possible, but also necessary. Yes, it will take a lot of effort. Yes, it will take a lot of money. But it's worth it. So that people sleep peacefully and believe ...

    The likelihood of protecting Russia's borders only by ground air defense means is close to zero. And it all depends on the region. If we can cover the Black Sea and the Baltic very tightly, the Center and the Far East - relatively tightly (especially the Far East), then with the north it is problematic. From Murmansk to Anadyr, it is necessary to cover about 9000 km of the border. It is difficult to do this without air defense aviation ...
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 26 September 2020 21: 30
      0
      In addition to strategic bombers, there is nothing to fly there for the CD, as well as fighters, except perhaps reconnaissance UAVs and AWACS.
    2. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 28 September 2020 18: 39
      0
      Quote: Old26
      From Murmansk to Anadyr, it is necessary to cover about 9000 km of the border. It is difficult to do this without air defense aviation.

      While the MIG-31 is being covered, the radar is also being introduced. There is a story about the northern borders. that the Americans were seriously counting on landing on the Arctic coast. After consulting with a civilian professor, the staff officers found out where the coldest place in the northern hemisphere is))) you can land, it's hard to survive)))
  • Lesorub
    Lesorub 26 September 2020 22: 08
    +2
    Another area worth paying attention to is the Far East. Impressive armed forces of a potential enemy are deployed in Japan and South Korea, Hawaii, Guam

    Somehow the author "skillfully" bypassed China - as if it is not in the east, but today China is friends with us - tomorrow everything can change!
    At the expense of covering the borders with air defense means in the USSR, they were able to establish a fairly high level - after the collapse - we have to catch up.
  • Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 26 September 2020 23: 44
    0
    No build-up beats the power of a highly concentrated and perfectly thoughtful shot. So it is not worth bringing this idea to the point of absurdity - you need to soberly assess your economic resources and the degree of the United States' desire to attack us. Of course, this is a nonzero probability, but today China poses a greater threat to the real strategic interests of the United States than we do. And from the point of view of economic power and ambitions, and from the point of view of a purposeful build-up of the fleet, and from an ideological point of view, including.
  • Imperial Technocrat
    Imperial Technocrat 27 September 2020 02: 25
    +1
    In fact, irresistible. + Electronic warfare and fighter aircraft
  • strelokmira
    strelokmira 27 September 2020 09: 05
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    Is it possible to protect all Russia's borders with modern air defense systems?

    And who does not give, but it is more profitable to spend money on yachts and urashek
  • Pavel57
    Pavel57 27 September 2020 13: 30
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    Quote: Nastia Makarova
    then won the war?

    After the transfer of missile ships, we are.
  • serg v zapase
    serg v zapase 27 September 2020 14: 09
    +1
    With the help of planes, you can transfer a small invading army into the territory. The missiles can be used without entering the air defense zone; this will not work with a landing. In the comments they write about a retaliatory strike, and even right on the head of an adversary, but the article is written about something else - about the possibilities of protecting their cities, bases, and the population in general. In the event of a massive strike, not a single system, even three times echeloned, can cope. To solve this problem, other approaches are needed - intelligence, diplomacy, sabotage. To count on China in this matter, in my opinion, is naive.
  • Falcon5555
    Falcon5555 27 September 2020 14: 54
    0
    Was that a nonsense generator writing this article?
    I found an article by this Preisewater, there is nothing about 225 strategic bombers !!!
    He leash says that a lot of weapons and a significant participation of bombers are needed to defeat Kaliningrad. Then he points out the vulnerability of tactical aviation airfields and "sinks" for a new subsonic cheap and non-stealth bomber of the B-52 type, that is, to replace it.
    However, even the United States does not have sufficient capabilities to break through the Russian air defense.
    Yes??? laughing laughing laughing Crazy article, and anonymous.
  • EvilLion
    EvilLion 28 September 2020 08: 32
    0
    Does NATO or someone else have a way to attack from an open direction? Well, I don't know, fly around the Arctic Circle to the mouth of the Lena River and enter Moscow from the east.
    1. agond
      agond 28 September 2020 13: 02
      -1
      All these mobile air defense systems of the S-400, S-500 types are too vulnerable targets, since they contain a large transport launcher that cannot be covered or hidden, if you abandon the idea of ​​launching missiles from a vehicle, then the combat stability of the complex can sharply increase, that is, a transport vehicle brings several containers with missiles to the place and unloads them to the ground, and containers with missiles are dragged one by one to different sides, laid on the ground, possibly in trenches and masked. Naturally, each container must be equipped with a rapid rise system to a vertical position to launch a rocket, so instead of one large target, the enemy will have to find and hit several small
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 28 September 2020 16: 52
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        Quote: agond
        Naturally, each container must be equipped with a rapid rise system to a vertical position for launching a rocket, so instead of one large target, the enemy will have to find and hit several small

        To disable the anti-aircraft missile launcher, you do not need to hit the anti-aircraft missile launcher. The main target of the enemy is the radar. Without them, srdn are a bunch of useless missiles, and it makes no difference whether they are on mobile launchers or in containers.
        Covering a radio-emitting radar station, and even on a 39-meter tower, is extremely difficult. The only defense is to work for the equivalent to the last, quickly go on the air, quickly find the target on the external control center, work out the capture-follow-start-defeat cycle ... and quickly get away to the next position, praying that the folding time would be less than the flight time for Damage, with which the enemy will cover 146% of the positions of the lighted division. smile
        Like artillery, air defense rescue is a fast run. smile
        1. agond
          agond 29 September 2020 10: 01
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          Quote: Alexey RA
          Covering a radio-emitting radar station, and even on a 39-meter tower, is extremely difficult. The only defense is to quickly find a target, work out-start-defeat ... and quickly get out to the next position, praying that it will not cover the position of the lighted division.
          Like artillery, air defense rescue is a fast

          And what is easier to quickly quickly change the position of an entire division or one vehicle with a radar?
          and then these transport launchers on the march are very vulnerable targets
          and with the "semi-stationary" method, when containers with missiles lie on the ground (in bushes, in a ravine, in a trench), there is no need to change position at all, they are already dispersed and well hidden, and the required number of vehicles for transportation is sharply reduced, by the way containers can also be carried with rockets on ordinary trucks
          1. agond
            agond 29 September 2020 11: 30
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            Quote: Alexey RA
            Like artillery, air defense rescue is a fast run.

            In general, artillery is a means of attack, and air defense is a means of defense, for example, the S-400 protects a stationary object at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria where to run if only in a circle
  • Old26
    Old26 30 September 2020 23: 27
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    Quote: agond
    And what is easier to quickly quickly change the position of an entire division or one vehicle with a radar?
    and then these transport launchers on the march are very vulnerable targets
    and with the "semi-stationary" method, when containers with missiles lie on the ground (in bushes, in a ravine, in a trench), there is no need to change position at all, they are already dispersed and well hidden, and the required number of vehicles for transportation is sharply reduced, by the way containers can also be carried with rockets on ordinary trucks

    You forget that parts of this system, i.e. Detection radars, guidance radars, launchers are also interconnected by cables. A car with a radar can go up to 10 km, but the "semi-stationary" containers will be out of touch with the radar. That is, it will be a bunch of iron. By the way, the winding down time also takes into account the winding down of cable facilities and the "removal" of the radar from an almost 40-meter tower. How long will it take?
    1. agond
      agond 1 October 2020 10: 29
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      Quote: Old26
      You forget that parts of this system, i.e. Detection radars, guidance radars, launchers are also interconnected by cables.

      It is of course true, but the transmission of data on the parameters of the target and the command to launch the rocket is all a very limited amount of information for the transmission of which it is not necessary to use a cable, especially the distance between the detection radar and the control point and the container with the rocket is small, literally in line of sight. for communication, you can use the infrared range. and I repeat the S-400 division covers a stationary object and, in principle, cannot go anywhere from it, by the way, during the redeployment, in the sense of the movement itself, the operation of the air defense complex is disrupted