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"Russia has a lot to learn": Australian press on army modernization

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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.

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  1. Ka-52
    Ka-52 6 November 2020 11: 27
    +6
    unexpectedly ... we are accustomed to the fact that if they praise our army, then they are going to intimidate their Congress or the House of Lords with it in the hope of knocking more money into the Ministry of Defense budget
    1. pmkemcity
      pmkemcity 6 November 2020 11: 30
      +3
      Quote: Ka-52
      we are used to the fact that if they praise our army, they are going to frighten their Congress or the House of Lords with it

      Here it is! If they are praised, then it is worth considering whether we are doing everything right.
      1. Pavlos Melas
        Pavlos Melas 6 November 2020 12: 35
        0
        Quote: pmkemcity
        Quote: Ka-52
        we are used to the fact that if they praise our army, they are going to frighten their Congress or the House of Lords with it

        Here it is! If they are praised, then it is worth considering whether we are doing everything right.

        True, if the enemies are praising, then it is worth considering hi
      2. CSKA
        CSKA 7 November 2020 11: 11
        +1
        Quote: pmkemcity
        Here it is! If they are praised, then it is worth considering whether we are doing everything right.

        Why see a catch in everything? Or maybe real specialists and analysts do their job simply? Are they just drawing the right conclusions?
    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 6 November 2020 11: 30
      +6
      "Russia has a lot to learn": Australian press on army modernization

      Wow ! The antipode country still has a sane press!
    3. dorz
      dorz 6 November 2020 11: 37
      -4
      Austria needs to follow the example of Mongolia - 10 troops. Nobody is going to attack both of them. sad
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 6 November 2020 11: 50
        +4
        Quote: dorz
        Austria needs to follow the example of Mongolia - 10 troops. Nobody is going to attack both of them. sad

        Japan for 75 years has already refuted this judgment. Even now Australia with its richest natural resources is a very tasty morsel. It is clear that the adversary will not carry out a landing operation to capture Sydney or Canberra. But military conflicts over oil fields are not ruled out. So any country with a large territory and wealth needs to have a decent army, and not rely on remoteness.
        1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 6 November 2020 12: 41
          +1
          Quote: Doccor18
          So any country with a large territory and wealth needs to have a decent army.

          57 regulars, 21 thousand civilians, 22 thousand reservists. Every fifth military unit is a woman - for the whole continent, of course, not enough)
          Quote: Doccor18
          not relying on remoteness

          you are wrong. In the Australian Defense White Paper, geography is prioritized. The remoteness of the continent will require a decent effort from a potential adversary to project force over a considerable distance and protect lines of communication. But on the whole, the defense doctrine is devoid of illusions - it fully identifies the main (and, in general, the only) eventual enemy - China. And therefore, without the help of Australia's allies, the threats cannot be dealt with.
      2. carstorm 11
        carstorm 11 6 November 2020 11: 59
        +6
        Austria maybe. Australia is definitely not. it's like a continent. it's impossible to ignore his defenses.
      3. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 6 November 2020 12: 18
        +5
        Quote: dorz
        Austria needs to follow Mongolia's example

        Sorry, your card is upside down. It's about Australia.
      4. Pavlos Melas
        Pavlos Melas 6 November 2020 12: 37
        +7
        Quote: dorz
        Austria needs to follow the example of Mongolia - 10 troops. Nobody is going to attack both of them. sad

        Junior Bush Detected fool laughing
      5. purple
        purple 6 November 2020 12: 46
        +2
        Austria ... laughing lol lol Kangaroo?
      6. Insurgent
        Insurgent 6 November 2020 12: 58
        +5
        Quote: dorz
        Austria needs to follow the example of Mongolia - 10 troops. Nobody is going to attack both of them.

        Are you not Bush Jr? For this purpose they specially wrote:

        Press reaction article AUSTRALIA yes
      7. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 6 November 2020 16: 57
        +5
        Quote: dorz
        Austria needs to follow the example of Mongolia - 10 troops. Nobody is going to attack both of them.

        And here you dorz are very mistaken. I will explain why .. The Mongols made a feasible and incomparable contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany. During the Cold War, brotherly Mongolia amicably provided its cities and steppes for housing the Soviet troops. I have a friend, the son of an officer, was born in Mongol, they did not report to the Soviet airfield or whatever happened then. But the fact is that he was born there, and for 12 years with a short break there he lived among the Airats. And the Mongols, according to him, they always used to say that if the Russians conquer us, we will remain conquered by the Mongols. Once! And if the Chinese conquer us, then we will become conquered by the Chinese. That is, we will lose our language and customs. Therefore, a couple of years ago, the Mongolian People's Republic army was handed over a full brigade set of weapons. Oh! In a real battle, they were felt by the rotten ISIS. In Iraq, reinforced Mongolian companies guarded the perimeters of the bases. And they are remembered for the fact that they responded to each attack with a powerful counterattack, surrounded the enemy and exposed him to attack by allied helicopters and artillery.
      8. KCA
        KCA 7 November 2020 00: 55
        +2
        Mongolia decided to provide assistance to the USSR on June 22, 1941, and until the end of the war, and after the end, supplied the Red Army with provisions and uniforms, so what it could, that helped, put meat on an equal footing with the United States, and even more sheepskin coats and leather jackets, USSR did not remain in debt, told the Chinese that Mongolia is an independent country and is not part of China
  2. Reviews
    Reviews 6 November 2020 11: 28
    +1
    Canberra is currently deeply modernizing its own military

    Vooot! .. The whole point of the article: "The Russians are arming themselves! Give the dough !!! More."
    (Goat to a rhinoceros on the Day of Creation: "I would ask for 4 horns, I would give two").
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 6 November 2020 11: 34
      +1
      it is too naive and simple - to interpret any news of such a plan with the needs of your (Australian / Austrian / American) military budget

      most often, journalists do this in parallel. The article contains a call to use opportunities more competently and intelligently - as Russians do it at lower costs

      That is, on the contrary - to reduce costs and increase returns
    2. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
      Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 6 November 2020 14: 09
      +3
      Quote: Avis
      Vooot! .. The whole point of the article: "The Russians are arming themselves! Give the dough !!! More."

      Stop spanking nonsense. This is not a Polish tabloid or a Ukrainian newspaper with the horror stories "Russians are coming". The Australian defense strategy is generally neutral towards Russia and views it only as an arms supplier to the ATOR countries. The meaning of the article is completely different, is it really not clear?
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  4. St Petrov
    St Petrov 6 November 2020 11: 30
    -8
    Russia has a lot to learn

    I wonder what Russia could learn from these, from the outskirts

  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 November 2020 11: 31
    +1
    "Despite a number of extravagant prophecies of politicians that Russian soldiers will wash their boots in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean."
    Even in Australia, Zhirinovsky is known and probably read.
    In the United States, a misconception has developed about the progress of the renovation of Russian troops.
    So the Americans manipulate opinions about the state of the Russian Armed Forces as it should be done by experienced politicians. When once again it is necessary to inform the world about their own, the army itself, the Russians do not have enough money, old tanks are being modernized, "antediluvian" planes are still flying, and so on. When it is necessary to knock out money, the Russians are superior in certain types of weapons ...
  6. iouris
    iouris 6 November 2020 12: 26
    -3
    Australia then why study? China will protect Australia.
  7. Note
    Note 6 November 2020 12: 29
    -2
    Yes, there is a lot to learn ... The former deputy head of the Ministry of Transport became the owner of the "concern" Kalashnikov. What's going on in this country?
    1. Note
      Note 6 November 2020 12: 34
      -2
      Have you ever seen this face? And how is it possible that Kalashnikov is generally in private hands? Mikhail Timofeevich, forgive us.
  8. Note
    Note 6 November 2020 13: 32
    -3
    Tomorrow is 100 years of a great event. The achievements of which give us to live up to now. Happy holiday of the Great will of the people!
    1. Note
      Note 7 November 2020 10: 47
      -1
      Typo. 103 years old. I apologize
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  10. Turanov
    Turanov 6 November 2020 16: 27
    -3
    Something has recently begun to praise the Russian Army in the Western press and this is very alarming .. Or rather unusual)))) Usually everything disappeared and Katz offers to surrender laughing
  11. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 7 November 2020 13: 23
    0
    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.

    This is the dream of any financier who cares about the state budget, but not the military-industrial complex lobby! wink
    Today, all lobbyists from the military-industrial complex in all media criticize our weapons and shout that only new developments and new weapons can protect against Russia and China! )) wink