Undoubtedly, the operational redeployment of numerous tank, motorized rifle, artillery and engineering units of the Land Forces of the Eastern and Central Military Districts of the Russian Armed Forces, as well as the deployment of additional tactical bombing squadrons of the Su-34, fighter squadrons of the Su-30SM at permanent bases and airfields of the Western and Southern Military Districts (including the Republic of Crimea) / 1 and the S-300V4 / 400 anti-aircraft missile regiments, finally convinced the expert and observing communities of the readiness and ability of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces to promptly implement appropriate countermeasures in response to the emergence of crisis military-political situations on the near approaches to the borders of our state.
The anti-aircraft and anti-missile potentials of the S-300V1 and S-300PS anti-aircraft missile systems inherited from the USSR Air Defense Forces are still high, but they are not able to oppose anything to the promising means of aerospace attack of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
At first glance, the above steps of the command of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were demonstrated exclusively in preparation for the large-scale Russian-Belarusian strategic command and staff exercises (CSU) West-2021, scheduled for September 2021.
Meanwhile, it would be extremely naive to assume that this large-scale redeployment of dozens of combat units of the Ground Forces and Aerospace Forces of Russia in the western strategic direction has absolutely no causal relationship with the active preparation of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the resumption of active hostilities observed since March 2021. Donbass theater of military operations.
As you know, it was during this crisis period, which marked the beginning of the critical rollback of Russian-American relations to the level of the Cold War of 1979-1987, that the command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces carried out not only the transfer of several mechanized brigades of dozens of BM-21 MLRS rocket launchers to the line of contact in Donbas "Grad" and BM-27 "Hurricane" for an attempt to carry out an offensive throw in Telman and Mariupol operational directions, but also a hasty deployment near Kramatorsk and Mariupol of anti-aircraft missile batteries of the military air defense system S-300V1, as well as an anti-aircraft missile regiment of two C divisions -300PT / PS.
It is logical to assume that due to the absence in the 1st and 2nd army corps of the LDNR People's Militia of such kind of troops as air force, abundant modern tactical aviation 4th and transitional generation and army aviation (multipurpose fighters MiG-29SMT and Su-30SM, attack aircraft of the Su-25SM / 3 family, as well as Ka-52 and Mi-28N attack helicopters), the only reasoned purpose of deploying these anti-aircraft missile systems in the Donbass theater of operations, there is counteraction against the tactical aviation of the Aerospace Forces of Russia, which can be used against fortified areas, accumulations of armored vehicles, as well as means of radar and radio-technical reconnaissance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in key areas of the Donbass theater of military operations.
So, the hotheads in the NSDC and the defense department of the "Independent" supervised by the Pentagon and the US State Department are seriously considering the possibility of confrontation with the units of the Russian Armed Forces deployed in the Southern Military District and the Republic of Crimea (including combat units of the Aerospace Forces)?
Another, no less compelling, justification for the deployment of the S-300V1 and S-300PS air defense missile launchers near Kramatorsk and Mariupol is the formation of anti-missile "umbrellas" over the command and staff infrastructure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, built in these cities over the past 5 years.
So, having high-speed anti-aircraft interceptor missiles 9М83-1 and 5В55Р, as well as radars for illumination and guidance 9С32-1 and 30Н6Е with software and hardware algorithms for detecting, tracking and "capturing" small ballistic targets with EPR 0,02-0,05 kV ... m, inherited by the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the Air Defense Forces and the Soviet Air Defense Forces, the S-300V1 and S-300PS anti-aircraft missile systems are quite capable of covering the above command and staff units of the Ukrainian army from strikes of the 9M79-1 Tochka-U tactical ballistic missiles, a certain number of which (according to some sources) were at the disposal of the army corps of the LDNR as trophies obtained in the course of various episodes of confrontation for control over various regions of Donbass in the last months of 2014.
Inertial navigation data systems of operational-tactical ballistic missiles cannot boast of the presence of specialized flight modes that provide for the implementation of anti-aircraft maneuvers on the cruise and terminal sections of the trajectories.
Consequently, even outdated anti-aircraft guided missiles 9M83-1 and 5V55R of the S-300V1 and S-300PS complexes, which have available overloads of 20 and 27 units. accordingly, they are quite capable of intercepting low-maneuverable Tochki-U.
Meanwhile, especially reckless representatives of the defense department of the "Independent" and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine should pay attention to the fact that, if Kiev attempts to implement the next escalation round in Donbass, the units of the Missile Forces and Artillery (MFA) of Russia can use unique OTRK of their kind " Iskander-M ", the equipment of which is represented by paired transport and launch guides for a pair of operational-tactical BR 9M723-1" Iskander-M ".
These ballistic missiles can boast of the presence of four specialized tail two-nozzle gas-dynamic pitch control units and developed aerodynamic rudders of a large area, which (in conjunction with specialized INS operation modes based on single-axis and three-axis accelerometers ADXL193 and ADXL330) provide for intense turns in the pitch plane of 25– 30 units
Neither 9M83-1 SAM interceptors nor the more highly maneuverable 5V55R anti-aircraft missiles will be able to withstand these Russian OTBRs, because the maximum overloads of intercepted targets for these SAMs do not exceed 8 and 12 units. respectively.
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A pair of divisions of promising Iskander-M missile systems, consisting of 8 complexes (with 32 operational-tactical BR 9M723-1) will be quite enough to disable almost all illumination and guidance radars of the S-300V1, S-300PS and Buk-M1 air defense systems ", Which are in service with the Air Force of Ukraine.