The Russian army is going through a period of building up its combat power due to a special way of modernizing its troops. Studying this experience can enrich the development programs of the armed forces of other countries.
Export has become the engine of rearmament of the army
This opinion is expressed by the Australian edition of APDR, specialized on military topics:
The Kremlin is stubbornly modernizing its military power and using it to advance national interests.
As noted, it seems unlikely that the scenario of the movement of Russian tanks deep in Southeast Asia, "despite a number of extravagant prophecies of politicians that Russian soldiers will wash their boots in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean."
The main reason why the APR countries are constantly informed about the events in Russia is to ensure the combat capability and proper equipment of the armies of their countries. And this can be achieved by learning from Russia when making your own decisions.
- writes APDR.
The publication draws attention to the close relationship between the re-equipment of the army and the export of defense products. With military spending of $ 60-65 billion, supplies abroad bring about $ 15 billion. First of all, foreign clients are guided by the systems that are in service with the RF Armed Forces:
They [deliveries to the RF Armed Forces] guarantee that the product [purchased by overseas buyers] will be serviced for many years, while remaining modern due to repair, improvement, modernization and product evolution.
Thus, the modernization of the army is partly a "commercial PR campaign" designed to increase the attractiveness of the Russian weapons on the world market. On the whole, this "duet" gives good results.
What is Washington wrong
At the same time, according to the publication, a misconception has developed in the United States about the progress of the renovation of Russian troops. On Capitol Hill, it is believed that the renewal of materiel, such as the tank fleet, focused on the supply of heavily modernized versions of Soviet weapons. This in Washington is explained by the fact that, against the background of sanctions, the Russians are forced to arm themselves with cheap systems.
This observation is somewhat misleading.- indicates APDR, citing as an example the state of affairs with MBT.
It is noted that along with the transfer of T-72B3 and T-80BVM to the troops, purchases of T-90M and T-14 are made. The newest models of tanks will complement the old MBT. They will become a kind of "technological inserts" into the battle formations of the older, but still modernized equipment:
In a mixed combat group, the T-14 crew will monitor the observation and reconnaissance of the battlefield, the collection and processing of information, as well as monitor other members of the group, including the T-72 / T-80.
As a result, a synergistic effect arises, and at the expense of relatively small investments. This is the positive experience of the modernization of troops - to achieve a significant increase in combat power, getting off with small means.
For our part, we note that recently, “non-traditional” materials about the Russian army began to appear regularly. Just the other day, the British press wrote about the transformation of the RF Armed Forces into a formidable force. Now distant Australia has intercepted the baton, calling, in addition, to take advantage of the experience of reforming the troops. Moreover, Canberra is currently carrying out a deep modernization of its own armed forces.