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"Opportunities will increase significantly." Russia is actively re-equipping its air defenses

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"By 2020, we will reach reliable protection, we will say, not the territory of the country, but the regions and the most important objects," said Viktor Esin, ex-Chief of the Main Staff of the Strategic Missile Forces, to the VIEW newspaper. So he commented on the statements relating to the rearmament of the Russian Armed Forces to new air defense systems.


On Thursday, at the International Aviation Salon MAKS-2013, which takes place in the Moscow region, the head of the Almaz-Antey Air Defense Concern, Vladislav Menshchikov, said that the first contracts for the supply of the newest C-350E air defense systems to the troops, and their serial production will begin at the end of 2014, the beginning of 2015.

He also said that the new ZRS "almost all autonomous preliminary tests passed."

In addition, by the end of the year, the Almaz-Antey Air Defense Concern will supply the Russian military department with two regimental sets of the newest Triumph C-400 anti-aircraft missile system, Golos Rossii radio reports.

“As for C-400, this year we are handing over the sixth and seventh regiments. They will be delivered to the troops, ”said Menshchikov.

He also said that with the development of technology in the troops at the C-400 AAMS, certain improvements were made: "Those four hundredths that are being rented now differ significantly from the first complexes that were in the 2007 year."

As an example, he cited the C-300 air defense system, which it took several years to develop to the level that it is now, when the complex became reliable and convenient to operate.

And in order to make it easier for the Russian military to master new sophisticated equipment, the country's defense minister has already decided to transfer the first 400 C-2007 complexes of the year to training centers.

Currently, the Armed Forces have five regiments with this air defense system.

And finally, Vladislav Menshchikov said that Russia dismantled the C-300 complexes intended for Iran.

“There is no longer any equipment that was intended for Iran. We dismantled it completely. Partially separate elements, what can be used, they were used. Partially disposed of. This is absolutely reliable information, ”he said.

The contract for the supply of Iran C-300 was signed at the end of 2007, but in 2010, Russia refused to supply in connection with the adoption by the UN Security Council of sanctions against Iran, which prohibit the transfer of modern weapons to Tehran.

To comment on the statements made on Thursday at MAKS-2013, the newspaper VIEW asked the military expert, the former Chief of the General Staff of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Retired Victor Esin.

VIEW: Viktor Ivanovich, today at the MAKS-2013 air show several statements were made about the future of the Russian air defense system. What can you say about this? How do you assess the rearmament that is being conducted in this area?

Victor Yesin: Unfortunately, in the open press this can only be talked about in general terms. But, in principle, the course towards expanding the capabilities of the industry for the production of anti-aircraft missile systems capable of providing anti-missile and air defense is, of course, correct. It is no secret that two new plants are being built now. When they are ready, production capacity will increase dramatically. It is expected that these plants will be commissioned in 2015, maybe at the beginning of 2016. They will produce, among other things, new complexes that need to be created - I mean C-500. And if everything planned in this direction is implemented, Russia's capabilities to increase missile defense will indeed increase substantially.

VIEW: Tell us a little more about how the air defense system will change.

VE: The growth will be both qualitative and quantitative. If now in the year of the Ministry of Defense it receives no more than four new battalions of anti-aircraft missile systems, then in the future it is envisaged that the armed forces will receive up to the 10 divisions per year, and maybe even more. You can also say that they will be of higher quality, will have greater potential. For example, the "Anthea-2500" features four times higher than its predecessor.

VIEW: On Thursday, it was announced that Russia disposed of the C-300 complexes destined to Iran. Probably, because of this, huge forces and means were lost?

VE: Here we must bear in mind that deliveries to Iran were provided from sets of weapons. That is, it was a question of not new production complexes, but of older ones, which are currently being decommissioned by the Ministry of Defense. As for Iran, under the conditions of international sanctions, those supplies that were intended for this country are practically impossible. Therefore, it was decided not to contain these anti-aircraft complexes, but to dispose of them. I emphasize once again that these are not new complexes, but those that were made ten or more years ago.

VIEW: And there were no other ways to use them, except for recycling?

VE: To utilize is not to undermine everything, to destroy. This means that the equipment will be disassembled, and that which is suitable will go to spare parts, and that which is unsuitable will go to remelting.

It was correctly stated that each contract is made for a specific customer and cannot be reoriented for another. In international practice, in the practice of our Rosvooruzhenie, which trades on the external market, this is done in the following way.

VIEW: Also on Thursday, it was announced the delivery of two divisions of C-400 complexes by the end of this year. In addition, the head of Almaz-Antey mentioned that they had undergone significant modernization. What do you know about this?

VE: Indeed, two C-400 have already been delivered and two more will be delivered by the end of the year. And modernization meant changes in a broad sense. And the base has become another, more reliable. And most importantly - there was a problem with the long-range missile, which was armed with the C-400 complex, which is what makes it fundamentally different from the C-300. And now, finally, the missile tests are completed, and now the complex is in a new configuration.

VIEW: It was also said that the C-400, received by the troops five years ago, will be sent to training centers of the Ministry of Defense.

VE: And this is very good. It is clear that the complexes of the first release were not so perfect. However, in principle their design is no different. And if earlier in the training centers they studied, we will say so, on posters, now they will see a “live”, real technique. It had to be done long ago.

VIEW: In general, if we evaluate the re-equipment and prospects of our air defense systems, tell me, are they able to protect our country, will we achieve parity with the United States and NATO countries in this area?

VE: Of course, we will not create such a missile defense system, which is created by the United States. In any case, in the short term. By 2020, we will reach reliable protection, we will say, not the territory of the country, but the regions and the most important objects. The Americans are building missile defense throughout the country, for this they scatter their complexes in the east and in Europe. We have no such opportunity. Therefore, we will focus on regional missile defense systems and object systems. However, this is quite enough to ensure an acceptable level of national security. Russia has enough forces and means for that.
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  1. AVV
    AVV 3 September 2013 13: 34 New
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    Is it necessary to supply s-400 to Iran as soon as America attacks Syria, or will we again wait for the permission of America or the Security Council? When America needs it, they don’t look at anyone !!! And they don’t consult with anyone!
    1. Vovka levka
      Vovka levka 3 September 2013 16: 10 New
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      Quote: AVV
      Is it necessary to supply s-400 to Iran as soon as America attacks Syria, or will we again wait for the permission of America or the Security Council? When America needs it, they don’t look at anyone !!! And they don’t consult with anyone!

      Do you want to say that Iran is a friend of Russia?
      1. Gecko
        Gecko 3 September 2013 16: 17 New
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        The enemy of my enemy.
        1. alone
          alone 3 September 2013 17: 26 New
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          this principle doesn’t work here. Iran needed Russia only because the fate of the Iranian axis on the BV is being decided now. If the Assad is overthrown, Iran will lose pressure on the region. And the fall of the Assad will lead to the fall of Hezbollah. And do not forget about the nuclear program. Russia is the only one helps Iran in this matter. The nuclear power plants there are creating your specialists, not Iranian ones.
          1. igor.borov775
            igor.borov775 3 September 2013 19: 46 New
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            Incomplete answer Iran does not bother anyone But possessing unique gas deposits 2nd place after us, of course, the Anglo-Saxons will put pressure after all this was in their hands and bye-bye, Iraq was also once in their hands (oil) and also for a long time couldn’t get there You think it’s so simple that the Yankees are raging about such good and there is no control, And Syria transit from Iran and Iraq, and there’s a dog buried, it’s simply called National interests of the USA Well, for the importance of the Yankees added National Security, the British are also talking about it, And in Iran, a big dog is buried with the same names, They did everything to worsen the life of the Iranians, but as long as Iran holds on, And he wants one to be left alone, It’s completely insolent from the point of view of the Anglo-Saxons, Of course, there are huge difficulties, but they don’t solve it quickly but And the Yankees' views are simply outrageous,
            1. Arabist
              Arabist 3 September 2013 21: 21 New
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              2nd place in gas reserves in Turkmenistan.
              1. Arabist
                Arabist 3 September 2013 21: 38 New
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                And what is the minus? Google who does not believe.
                1. Cormorants
                  Cormorants 4 September 2013 08: 39 New
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                  According to explored reserves of natural gas, the rating is as follows:
                  1.Russia
                  2. Iran
                  3.Qatar
                  4.Turkmenia
                  5 Saudi Arabia
                  .
                  Maybe Turkmenistan occupies promising reserves in the category?
        2. Vovka levka
          Vovka levka 3 September 2013 18: 27 New
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          Quote: gecko
          The enemy of my enemy.

          At one time, the Americans actively prepared and armed for the war in Afghanistan. But in the end result, then it turned against themselves.
          Do not you find parallels?
      2. Sakhalininsk
        Sakhalininsk 3 September 2013 16: 23 New
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        Quote: Vovka Levka
        Do you want to say that Iran is a friend of Russia?


        No, we just want to say that in the situation that the mattresses unwind, they need to act in the style of an anecdotal character, to whom the goldfish promised to fulfill his every desire, provided that this wish would turn into a big profit for two ... Actually, the character wished to be left without one eyes:)
        So let it be not so good for us, if only the sculpted friends of Russia were doubly worse.
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak 3 September 2013 16: 57 New
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          Quote: Sakhalininets
          So let it be not so good for us, if only the sculpted friends of Russia were doubly worse.


          I don’t want something not very good. We have people on the Amur left without housing, that’s the trouble, the Chinese, for their part, built dykes while constructing Olympic facilities in the Russian Federation. And with America do not worry for someone they are enemies for someone colleagues

          September 2, 2013Vladimir Putin considered the initiative of the Russian parliament establish dialogue with American colleagues timely and correct.
          1. Xroft
            Xroft 3 September 2013 17: 11 New
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            In China, 540 people were affected by the flood and over 20 died. They also have no sugar.
            1. Vadivak
              Vadivak 3 September 2013 17: 17 New
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              Quote: Xroft
              In China, 540 people were affected by the flood and over 20 died. They also have no sugar.


              Do not be a child, this water has already been collected. I repeat specifically for you.



              Over the past few years, more than 500 kilometers of hydraulic structures have been built on the Chinese coast of the Amur without the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, says Anatoly Yurchenko, head of the water management department of the Amur Basin Water Authority. - According to the observations of hydrologists, such activity of the Chinese side leads to a redistribution of the flow in the Amur and Ussuri, especially during the flood period. As a result, the water hits the lower unshrunken Russian coast, eroding it and significantly shifting the channel towards Russia.

              In June, preparatory work on the selection of a site for the construction of a nuclear power plant was completed in the province of Heilongjiang bordering the Far East. According to Chinese media reports, a two-unit nuclear power plant will be built in a village in the vicinity of Harbin. The Chinese claim that it will not be dangerous, and wastewater will not affect the quality of water in the Sungari, which flows into the Amur River, 280 kilometers upstream of Khabarovsk.

              So the Chinese drown us, or ours as you like.


              2004 year. President Putin orders the transfer of Tarabarov Island and parts of Greater Ussuri to China.
              year 2009. The inhabitants of the Middle Kingdom continue to conduct active work on their territory to change the riverbed.
              2010 year. Hydraulic work is ongoing. At a meeting of the Russian-Chinese border commission, representatives of the People's Republic of China come forward with a proposal to review the state border line between Russia and China in 160 sections of the Amur and Uss rivers
              1. alone
                alone 3 September 2013 17: 29 New
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                Quote: Vadivak
                2004 year. President Putin orders the transfer of Tarabarov Island and parts of Greater Ussuri to China.
                year 2009. The inhabitants of the Middle Kingdom continue to conduct active work on their territory to change the riverbed.
                2010 year. Hydraulic work is ongoing. At a meeting of the Russian-Chinese border commission, representatives of the People's Republic of China come forward with a proposal to review the state border line between Russia and China in 160 sections of the Amur and Uss rivers


                what good allied. even the enemy is not necessary
          2. Htuek
            Htuek 3 September 2013 19: 46 New
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            Simple, and with what side did you attach the Olympic facilities, does the construction of the started bolt know when and the current flood?
            Or are you a great guru and knew about the flood a year ago?
            Then why didn’t the others be informed?
        2. Vovka levka
          Vovka levka 3 September 2013 18: 28 New
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          Quote: Sakhalininets

          So let it be not so good for us, if only the sculpted friends of Russia were doubly worse.

          Do not dig holes for another, then you yourself will not fall.
      3. DEfindER
        DEfindER 3 September 2013 17: 30 New
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        Quote: Vovka Levka
        Do you want to say that Iran is a friend of Russia?

        But certainly not an enemy, the USSR was friends with Iran both militarily and economically (supported it in the war with Iraq) now only economic ties remained (construction of a nuclear power plant in Bushehr). It would be nice to revive military cooperation, Iran now needs weapons for parity with Israel, and it has money ..
      4. igor.borov775
        igor.borov775 3 September 2013 19: 19 New
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        Hello, you’re not interpreting correctly, Iran has never been an enemy to us in the last century, It’s just a neighboring country. During the war, coalition units entered it, but here a very painful problem for us was solved. Turkey became very cautious and this allowed us to turn Transcaucasia into a rear region, more and more ready units went to the front, You need to know and from the Far East several divisions were transferred to the front near Moscow, this later helped to keep the capital, After the revolution in Iran, our people began to behave somewhat wary, Although he did not create such major problems, It’s necessary it’s just a neighboring country and we don’t have problems by and large. Actually, by and large, the British often give us a problem, whatever they say up there, They always managed to shit at us with the wrong hands and we must pay tribute it turns out, Well, it's just a digression into history, We recently followed in the wake of these Democrats made mistakes Now that's it after our best "friends tried "throw us like suckers at the UN in 08,08,2008, and there we really suffered a crushing defeat. The" diplomatic "authorities woke up. Now we are different and we focus on our own state interests. It’s probably hard to stop dreaming but there are shifts. Now they begin to look at us as their interests, for what reason, attempts are made to correct mistakes that were perfect, Until they listen to us but it will pass and I think soon,
      5. Very old
        Very old 3 September 2013 21: 25 New
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        Enemy of my enemy, nothing personal - only interests
    2. Airman
      Airman 3 September 2013 16: 41 New
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      The EBN, with its "peace-loving" policy to the west, destroyed, wrecked our armed forces, and first of all the air defense and missile defense system, and therefore it is now very difficult to restore, with very miserable means. In connection with the reform of divisions, armies, and districts, the air defense system of the air defense system was significantly undermined, which supplemented the country's air defense system and protected the ground forces from air attack. Kills .... by 2020 we get an object system, not of the whole country, but of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and a few more "objects." It is time for the Prokhorovs, Abramovichs, and others like them to take “gills”, 50% of their income tax (let them share), and money on the country's defense.
    3. IRBIS
      IRBIS 3 September 2013 16: 55 New
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      Quote: AVV
      X-NUMX must be delivered to Iran as soon as America attacks Syria

      As an option. If the States do not give a damn about the decision of the UN Security Council, then do the same and put modern air defense systems to Iran. You can also toss them and RCC in the form of a "bonus". A sort of asymmetric answer.
      1. alone
        alone 3 September 2013 17: 30 New
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        there are only 5 s-400 regiments in the Russian Armed Forces. You would have to first equip your own armed forces with these systems, and then think about others
      2. DEfindER
        DEfindER 3 September 2013 17: 40 New
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        Quote: IRBIS
        If the States do not give a damn about the decision of the UN Security Council, then do the same and put modern air defense systems to Iran.

        In general, the Hague court ruled that the bear’s refusal to deliver Complexes to Iran was unlawful, and sentenced us to a fine of 4 billion and the execution of the supply agreement, so we don’t need to spit on the UN, everything is legally done, especially by decision of the Court.
    4. Army1
      Army1 3 September 2013 17: 11 New
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      Quote: AVV
      Is it necessary to supply s-400 to Iran as soon as America attacks Syria, or will we again wait for the permission of America or the Security Council? When America needs it, they don’t look at anyone !!! And they don’t consult with anyone!

      Yes, and if you deliver, then now, and it’s better yesterday, well, not C 400, but C 300 with electronic warfare systems, air defense air defense systems, and also to train calculations. And the Iranian Air Force leaves much to be desired, the United States simply throws them in numbers.
      1. alone
        alone 3 September 2013 17: 33 New
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        there is not only quantity. The basis of the Iranian Air Force is f-4, f-5. You have to disassemble one to repair the rest. Own workings are not where they are not suitable.
        everything is deprived of in-depth modernization with Iranian spare parts and equipment.
    5. Army1
      Army1 3 September 2013 17: 52 New
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      And the American missile defense is not a missile defense at all. It’s impossible to completely protect yourself from ICBMs and SSBNs and the ALCM, simply speaking, from a nuclear triad, but our “partners” can exchange a nuclear warhead, and weapons of an offensive nature come out. Purely IMHO.

      It is clear, of course, that for every centimeter of our country it’s impossible to poke anti-aircraft missiles, and it’s not about money but rationality, well, who will spend ammunition on a forest with bears or on a village without strategic objects, but this does not mean that the intruder can cross the border and fly over After all, he will not bomb her with Siberia, and do not touch Moscow. Everything must be controlled and destroyed immediately.
      And about the US air defense, they have no full-fledged air defense. More than half of all Petriots in Europe and the Middle East. They rely more on the size of the Air Force, and who will bring the tomahawks like them to their shores, although times are passing and the world is changing.
  2. a52333
    a52333 3 September 2013 16: 00 New
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    I hope that Iran will withdraw the lawsuit. It’s clear that they got hurt. But, in principle. take offense, do not be offended, but it is necessary to agree on air defense, and there is no one else besides us and China. Chinese air defense ????? Ours has proved itself. I hope the conflict resolves. C-400 Iran, probably not early. Sell ​​for study, i.e. once it was with MIG.
    1. Recon
      Recon 3 September 2013 18: 04 New
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      they will withdraw it because they will understand that with this lawsuit they will generally remain with the nose. on the other hand, the supply of armaments there is NECESSARY, I hope these people understand this at the top. these are all political games.
  3. slavik_gross
    slavik_gross 3 September 2013 16: 08 New
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    Factories are still needed to increase the production of s-400, otherwise there are not enough complexes to protect Mother RUSSIA!
    1. zart_arn
      zart_arn 3 September 2013 16: 16 New
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      Look right at the root! Factories to Mother Russia oh how they are needed, but that's where the current fathers of the people look, where are the factories, factories, industry, production?
      1. Shadowcat
        Shadowcat 3 September 2013 16: 28 New
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        Quote: zart_arn
        only now where do the present fathers of the people look, where are the factories, factories, industry, production?

        It is known where - on offshore accounts.
      2. Nitup
        Nitup 3 September 2013 22: 36 New
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        Quote: slavik_gross

        Factories are still needed to increase the production of s-400, otherwise there are not enough complexes to protect Mother RUSSIA!

        Quote: zart_arn
        Look right at the root! Factories to Mother Russia oh how they are needed, but that's where the current fathers of the people look, where are the factories, factories, industry, production?

        Just for the purpose of increasing the number and range of air defense and missile defense systems produced, two new plants are being built now. One in Kirov, the other in Nizhny Novgorod. Construction should be completed in 2015.
        This is a Kirov construction site. Status on 15.02.13/02.07.13/XNUMX and XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX
  4. Anatole Klim
    Anatole Klim 3 September 2013 16: 34 New
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    The article, in general, pleased me. The S-400 is constantly being upgraded, two new factories are being built, moreover, the military, which is not often heard, but one should not relax of course, it would be so everywhere and always.
  5. Peaceful military
    Peaceful military 3 September 2013 16: 37 New
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    Again, God forbid that all this be realized on time and non-stop.
  6. saruman
    saruman 3 September 2013 16: 40 New
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    What is the S-350E system? Who knows?
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 3 September 2013 17: 01 New
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      S-350E "Vityaz anti-aircraft missile system of medium range of a new generation of 2007 development in the coming years will replace the S-300PS and Buk-M1-2 [
      1. Nitup
        Nitup 3 September 2013 22: 42 New
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        Quote: Vadivak
        S-350E "Vityaz anti-aircraft missile system of medium range of a new generation of 2007 development in the coming years will replace the S-300PS and Buk-M1-2 [

        Beech is a military system. How will he replace her?
  7. spirit
    spirit 3 September 2013 17: 41 New
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    VE: Here you need to keep in mind that deliveries to Iran were provided from weapons sets. That is, it was a question of complexes not of new production, but of older ones, which are currently being withdrawn from the armament of the Ministry of Defense

    This is called guess the country. C400 they began to supply current standards and C300 already take off lol
    That's right, why do we need it, but we have a memory 23-2, an instrument for all time good
    1. avg
      avg 3 September 2013 18: 34 New
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      The S-300 was put into service in 1982 and was constantly being improved. So, Prikinte, is there anything left to reserve, repair and sell?
  8. voliador
    voliador 3 September 2013 21: 34 New
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    The more modern weapons we have, the less “uninvited guests” will want to come.