A variant of the combat use of the Russian Aerospace Forces, which guarantees protection against a potential NATO attack, was proposed by Russian military scientists. The article was published in the "VKS. Theory and Practice" edition.
Vladilen Stuchinsky, Doctor of Military Sciences, and Mikhail Korolkov, Candidate of Military Sciences, propose a way to disrupt the so-called concept of multi-sphere combat operations, developed jointly by the United States and NATO. This concept implies a simultaneous strike by the forces of the alliance in all directions at once, i.e. on land, air, sea, space and cyberspace.
NATO plans to simultaneously bombard the enemy with hypersonic, operational-tactical and cruise missiles, as well as use drones and a manned Aviation
- scientists emphasize.
To disrupt such operations, scientists propose a "counter or preemptive strike", which will be inflicted by all forces and means of the Aerospace Forces in order to inflict as much damage as possible on the enemy at the initial stage of aggression.
(...) at the initial stage of the "multi-sphere operation", a coordinated use of aviation with unmanned aerial vehicles, missile weapons for various purposes, electronic warfare means, weapons based on new physical principles within the framework of the reconnaissance and strike system of the grouping of troops (forces)
- says the study.
As an example, the authors cite the strike by the Dagger hypersonic missiles.
According to the authors, in the event of a local war threat, Russia should be able to move from a policy of nuclear deterrence to delivering a preemptive strike to the enemy with all types of weapons ("one step or two ahead").
Failure of the integrated NATO strike from the very beginning will lead to the failure to achieve the goals of the "multi-sphere operation", and the leadership of the military bloc will with a guarantee refuse to carry it out.
- the authors are sure.