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Five types of weapons of the future that could change the nature of wars ("The National Interest", USA)

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Five types of weapons of the future that could change the nature of wars ("The National Interest", USA)



Predict which five species weapons will have the greatest impact on the fighting in the future, is very problematic, since the very nature of wars is mobile and constantly changing. Those weapons systems that can change the course and outcome of a major confrontation between two armies, say, the Chinese and the American, will be useless in an asymmetrical scenario when troops fight in urban environments (for example, the Israeli army with the Palestinian partisans in Gaza or the Lebanese Hezbollah »In the suburbs of Beirut.

The fifth-generation stealth warplanes in the world can fundamentally make a difference in some conditions, but because of their tremendous speed and inability to hover in place, they are not suitable for detecting and destroying small units of freedom fighters operating in the city, not to mention that in the fight with several militants armed with AK-47, these vehicles would be extremely uneconomical. Equipped with "invisibility cloaks" and light machine guns with "smart ammunition," special forces will be much more efficient, and their actions will be much cheaper.

Another difficult point is the definition of a revolution in weapons design. Should we measure its effectiveness only with the measures of destructive impact and the number of losses? Or vice versa - the ability of weapons to achieve the goal with minimal loss of human lives? What about the “weapon”, which proactively deprives the enemy of the ability to conduct military operations, eliminating the chances of starting a war with the use of kinetic weapons?

Bearing in mind the nature of the war, depending on different scenarios, we can still try to compile a list of weapons systems, mainly in the development stage, which, although briefly, can change the course of the war. Since we will try to find a balance between the traditional war and the fighting of irregular formations, our list will initially be incomplete. But he will demonstrate trends in the forms of warfare that will influence our world for many more years.

5. Hyper Stealth or Quantum Stealth

Using metamaterials found in nature, scientists create soft light-guide materials that significantly reduce the thermal and visual characteristics of the target. The technology of such materials is quite simple, although skeptics are still not sure about them and say that they will believe when they do not see them. “Adaptive camouflage” reproduces what is behind the object covered by the invisibility cloak, refracting the light around it.
The consequences of such technology for the military are self-evident. The Invisible Cloak will allow anyone, both a simple soldier and an elite commando, to act on enemy territory unnoticed. At the very least, it will give them plenty of time to seize the initiative. Such materials will allow reducing losses during combat operations, at the same time increasing the possibilities for inflicting surgically accurate and sudden attacks on the enemy, as well as carrying out sabotage actions and killings.

The Canadian firm demonstrated its material to two control groups from the US Army and two from the Canadian as well as federal counter-terrorism units.

Of course, such materials will also have a serious impact on the course of hostilities if they fall into the hands of non-state forces, such as guerrilla groups and terrorist groups.

4. Electromagnetic railguns

The electromagnetic rail gun uses a magnetic field, not an explosive charge and not fuel. This magnetic field throws a projectile a long distance at a speed of 7240-9000 kilometers per hour. The developed technology has demonstrated its ability to shoot a projectile over a distance of 100 nautical miles using 32 megajoule energy.

The increased speed and range of the railgun gives a number of advantages both in offensive and defensive combat. These are both high-precision strikes, which make it possible to withstand even the most modern zone defense systems, and air defense against targets on approach. Another advantage of this technique is that it eliminates the need to store hazardous explosives and flammable materials, which are necessary for firing and launching conventional projectiles.

The US Navy Research and Development Authority has been developing such an electromagnetic rail gun with the 2005 of the year. The goal of the current stage of the project, launched in 2012, is to check the survivability of the barrel and the rate of fire.

Over time, the US Navy hopes to increase the range of the railgun to 200 nautical miles using 64 megajoule energy. However, a single shot will require a tremendous current of six million amperes (this is more than the current that causes the northern lights). It will take years before scientists create capacitors capable of generating such energy, or materials for a gun, which will not be torn to pieces with each shot.

In order to keep up with the sailors, the ground forces are developing their own version of the electromagnetic rail gun. Rumor has it that China is working on its model. Satellite images that appeared at the end of 2010 indicate that the Chinese system is undergoing tests in Inner Mongolia at the tank-artillery range near Baotou.

3. Space weapon

Although the international community is actively opposing the deployment of weapons in outer space, leading countries continue to develop equipment that will turn the sky above us into another battlefield. The possibilities here are as limitless as they are unusual. These are lunar-based rocket launchers, and systems for capturing and retargeting asteroids at a target on the earth’s surface. Obviously, not all scenarios are technically feasible, and some will forever remain material for science fiction. But the individual breakthroughs of modern science to carry out in the state, and it will have a powerful impact on the nature of war.

One of the options is the installation on the orbiters of an electromagnetic pulse weapon in the nuclear and non-nuclear variant. By undermining a munition fired from a satellite at a high altitude, the belligerent will be able to deal a crushing blow to enemy power grids, satellites, control and communication systems, computer and reconnaissance architecture - that is, all that is necessary for the conduct of hostilities. Depending on the power of the used EMI-ammunition, as a result of the strike, you can turn off the whole country, and you can also apply more accurate strikes aimed specifically at the combat area. With the help of weapons of this type, in theory, a war can be ended without a single shot, at least against such an information-dependent adversary as the USA (but not against the Taliban or Hamas).

EMP munitions that are fired from platforms at lower altitudes, either with the help of ground-based missile systems (for example, intercontinental ballistic missiles), can be intercepted, or a preemptive strike can be applied to them. But satellite EMP weapons are unattainable for most countries, with the exception of those that have ground or airborne anti-satellite systems or orbiters with weapons on board. In addition, the response time to an attack from space will be much shorter, and this reduces the ability of the country under attack to intercept EMP weapons.

Another type of weapon, the interest in which is either amplified or weakened, is a high-power, space-based laser designed to intercept enemy ballistic missiles at the launch site (it is also called the active part of the trajectory). The advantage of this interception is that an attempt to destroy a ballistic missile is made at the lowest speed of its flight, and therefore the chances of a successful interception are increased.

Unlike theater defense systems currently used to intercept on the launch site (such as Aegis), which must be located near the enemy’s territory, laser space-based systems can operate at heights out of reach of the enemy, due to than he can not knock down or deactivate them before striking. As more countries and forces are now emerging that are acquiring the means of delivering long-range ballistic missiles to the target, which may also be in nuclear equipment, interest in laser interceptors, as well as willingness to fund expensive programs for their development, will increase. But the problem is still how to create powerful chemical laser systems for satellites.

2. Hypersonic cruise missiles and the "global lightning strike"

If hypersonic cruise missiles existed in the middle of the 1990s, the United States would have been able to rid the world of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden much earlier by doing this in Afghanistan, and not in Pakistan.

Having the ability to accurately deliver warheads over long distances, cruise missiles had an exceptional influence on modern warfare. But in our era, when a victory or a defeat is determined by a few minutes, these missiles have too low speed. After 1998 terrorists struck US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, cruise missiles launched from US Navy ships in the Arabian Sea took 80 minutes to fly to Al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan. Using hypersonic rockets flying at speeds above 5 Mach numbers, Americans could hit the same targets in 12 minutes. This would be quite enough to quickly respond to the message of intelligence, which determined the location of the leaders of terrorists.

The drive to strike anywhere and to do so quickly led to the creation of the "global swift strike" program launched by the US military in 2001. They have focused on the development of the X-51A hypersonic cruise missile through a consortium that includes the U.S. Air Force, Boeing, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), NASA, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, and the USAF laboratories. Russia, China and India are making some progress in developing technology with similar characteristics in non-nuclear equipment, in connection with which leading military analysts warn of an impending global strike arms race.

The US Navy is exploring the possibility of creating a hypersonic cruise missile to launch from a submarine.

As the 1998 example of the year shows, a global strike can serve different purposes. These are operations for the destruction of heads of state, control systems and other important targets, as well as precision and lightning strikes against mobile terrorist groups based on ground reconnaissance data. The exceptionally high speed of hypersonic cruise missiles and the ability to follow the folds of the terrain creates additional problems for their interception by air defense systems, and therefore they gain additional advantages during a non-nuclear war.

1. "Reasonable" unmanned vehicles

Perhaps the most important event in the defense industry over the past decade has been the emergence of unmanned vehicles. As technology evolved, unmanned aerial vehicles, or “drones,” quickly assumed the functions that traditionally fell within the remit of man. Their take-off was so rapid that, according to some commentators, one day the UAV will completely replace the pilots.
But today's devices, starting with sapper robots, underwater mini-submarines, ship-based reconnaissance helicopters, and ending with assassin drones, are still deprived of reason and require at least minimal human participation. The control of most platforms is still carried out remotely by man (although the level of automation is higher here), and important elements of a combat mission, for example, detecting and tracking a target, as well as making a decision to launch a missile on a target still require human control.

But the situation may soon change, because scientists are pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence and may in the future create UAVs capable of making decisions on their own, on which a person's life and death depend. Of course, unmanned vehicles, and robots in general are not reasonable in human understanding. But thanks to the advances in computer science, machines are becoming increasingly familiar with the situation and are adapting to it. Since the characteristics of unmanned vehicles are constantly being improved, someday they will be able to act on the principle of “shot-and-forget” and will acquire a much larger range of attention and vitality than a human being. They will be able to hang over the target for several hours, and then instantly make a decision about striking when such an opportunity arises. Moreover, there are more and more incentives for the transfer of combat functions and the right to make a deadly decision to machines, as the cost of training and maintaining soldiers is constantly increasing (there is another drawback in the use of soldiers: they have families and loved ones waiting for them).

To give robots a license to kill is quite a logical next step in a modern war, more and more resembling a video game. Their use will further alienate the attacker from the victim, and this will lower the psychological threshold for the use of force. When the decision is made to transfer to the drones full-time combat duty, there will be an incentive to make them as “free” as possible, since the side acting faster, with a minimum of delays in making decisions and without human participation, will prevail in military confrontation.
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  1. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 19 February 2014 16: 02
    +7
    They forgot about wave weapons. Microwave, lasers, directional sound.
    1. SHILO
      SHILO 19 February 2014 16: 57
      +4
      Quote: chunga-changa
      They forgot about wave weapons. Microwave, lasers, directional sound.


      Yes, no ... I liked this one:

      and systems for capturing and redirecting asteroids to a target located on the earth's surface.

      That's awesome! wassat I wanted to put a plus, but after that the pearl abstained. However, as well as from a minus - the author well tried very hard! laughing
      1. chunga-changa
        chunga-changa 19 February 2014 17: 16
        +3
        Quote: SHILO
        and systems for capturing and re-targeting asteroids

        Theoretically, there is nothing complicated. These are celestial bodies obeying Newton's laws. You can both intercept and redirect. The only question is the accuracy of the calculations and the cost of operations in space (approach, capture, transportation, launch into the desired orbit). I think the cost of such a "shell" will be comparable to the price of all AUG in America. If cheap gripping and transportation systems are created, the price of the issue will go down dramatically.
        1. dark_65
          dark_65 20 February 2014 23: 32
          0
          that's just an invisibility cloak here is urgently needed. shuttle cover
      2. pensioner
        pensioner 19 February 2014 18: 24
        +1
        Quote: SHILO
        and systems for capturing and redirecting asteroids to a target located on the earth's surface.

        This is finally a masterpiece! hi
        1. 120352
          120352 19 February 2014 22: 31
          +3
          It would be necessary to come up with something else for massive acute diarrhea. So that it’s not up to weapons and not at all before the war, but would want to immediately desert and - to the toilet!
          1. vkrav
            vkrav 20 February 2014 01: 46
            0
            Quote: 120352
            for massive acute diarrhea still come up

            Everything has already been invented before us ... Infrasonic emitters have long been in use ...
    2. jjj
      jjj 20 February 2014 00: 03
      +2
      Einstein was once asked what weapons would be fought in World War III?
      “I won’t say anything about the Third,” was the answer. - But in the fourth they will fight with spears and bows.
    3. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 20 February 2014 00: 15
      0
      Quote: chunga-changa
      They forgot about wave weapons. Microwave, lasers, directional sound.


      Author - American judging by name. What else to expect from him?
  2. Deniska999
    Deniska999 19 February 2014 16: 03
    +1
    Further we go, worse it becomes.
    1. Aryan
      Aryan 19 February 2014 18: 18
      0
      why cheerfully?
      have to wait
      who is stronger than the battery wassat
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  3. Hitrovan07
    Hitrovan07 19 February 2014 16: 06
    +14
    Everything will end as usual - melee.
    1. andrei332809
      andrei332809 19 February 2014 16: 13
      +4
      Quote: Hitrovan07
      Everything will end as usual - melee.

      so it’s better and more killer than a sapper blade to invent anything
      1. cumastra1
        cumastra1 19 February 2014 16: 35
        +5
        As one of the wise men said, I don’t know what they will fight in the third world war, but the fourth will be waged with stone axes.
        1. Setrac
          Setrac 19 February 2014 17: 27
          -6
          Quote: cumastra1
          As one of the wise men said, I don’t know what they will fight in the third world war, but the fourth will be waged with stone axes.

          Bullshit all this, probably this wise guy was not very smart.
        2. pensioner
          pensioner 19 February 2014 18: 26
          +4
          Quote: cumastra1
          As one of the wise men said, I don’t know what they will fight in the third world war, but the fourth will be waged with stone axes.

          A. Einstein. yes
          1. Setrac
            Setrac 19 February 2014 20: 26
            -9
            Quote: retired
            A. Einstein.

            I say, a fool is a fool and his theories are dwarf.
            1. pensioner
              pensioner 19 February 2014 22: 50
              +1
              Quote: Setrac
              I say, a fool is a fool and his theories are dwarf.

              Etto you, my friend, in vain! yes A physicist of genius and a worthy man. Thanks to him, including us, we were able to quickly create our own nuclear weapons. Ours was a man! hi
        3. 120352
          120352 19 February 2014 22: 35
          0
          This was said by Albert Einstein, but it was not about stone axes, but about sticks. An ax is a complex device (stick, stone, something with which one is attached to another). The stick is the simplest.
          1. Setrac
            Setrac 19 February 2014 23: 26
            0
            Quote: retired
            Etto you, my friend, in vain!

            Quote: 120352
            The stick is the simplest.

            It won’t get to the sticks, nor to stone weapons either. Even the firearm will not be lost.
            I would write right away - with fangs, claws and horns! Where from? Will grow from radiation.
            1. Andriuha077
              Andriuha077 19 February 2014 23: 41
              0
              Quote: Setrac
              Even the firearm will not be lost

              At first, even the firearm will not be lost.
              http://alternathistory.org.ua/rama-natyagivaet-luk
              Then something like that already. smile
              1. alexng
                alexng 20 February 2014 03: 07
                +3
                Thanks for the reference! Laughing from the heart.

                They used to say: "the bullet is a fool", and now "smart bullet". laughing
                And in general, he who wants to give a hat to others, and so that he himself does not get it, is distinguished by exceptional stupidity. After all, this is who you need to be in order to deal with your own destruction with such persistence. The whole world rests on a balance of power and energy. Any asymmetry in Nature leads to the destruction of the source of this asymmetry.
                There is no need to direct your nonsense to creation, not destruction. So, own EGO does not allow to do it. The thirst for power will destroy humanity and civilization.
      2. cumastra1
        cumastra1 19 February 2014 16: 35
        0
        As one of the wise men said, I don’t know what they will fight in the third world war, but the fourth will be waged with stone axes.
      3. lex12a
        lex12a 19 February 2014 18: 05
        0
        bullet fool - bayonet well done!
        1. Bezz
          Bezz 19 February 2014 18: 08
          +5
          Quote: lex12a
          bullet fool - bayonet well done!

          Most likely, "DUAK - well done!" He does not ask questions, but as "cannon fodder - just right!" Kindergarten, by God!
    2. Bezz
      Bezz 19 February 2014 18: 26
      +2
      Quote: Hitrovan07
      Everything will end as usual - melee.

      I read the comments and quietly wonder. Is it really possible that our allies will have one answer to all the challenges of modern science in arming the troops - "But our Kalashnikov with wet sand in the barrel pierces the rail!" "The bullet is a fool, the bayonet is great!" etc. Fly away !!
      I also don’t understand the disadvantages of the INFORMATION posted in the article. The author just breaks the news. Good, for someone, or bad. There are tens of millions of such news a day in the world. They are just neutral. Putting a minus is like a child hitting the floor on which it fell. And a couple of such news, maybe the government and the military-industrial complex will draw the right conclusions, and will not rest on the still Soviet military inventions, which are rapidly aging? And the main gunman, journalist Rogozin, will answer the adversaries adequately? But "smart" bombs, until recently, were considered an invention of "American imperialists". By God, a circus! Are phrases like "a bullet is a fool, a bayonet is a fine fellow!" do Russian OFFICERS write? Military intellectuals?
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 19 February 2014 21: 40
        +1
        I don’t know how in other countries, but in Russia everything is in order with such weapons. There is a truly monstrous in its properties Artsimovich railgun. There is an X-90.
      2. s1н7т
        s1н7т 19 February 2014 22: 46
        +3
        Quote: Bezz
        do Russian OFFICERS write? Military intellectuals?

        Will the Soviet come down? laughing
        Quote: Bezz
        And a couple of such news, maybe the government and the military-industrial complex will draw the right conclusions,

        God forbid!!!
        Quote: Bezz
        And the main armed man, journalist Rogozin, will respond to the adversaries adequately

        No, after the Raspiliade there will be nothing to cut for a long time laughing
        Quote: Bezz
        But "smart" bombs, until recently, were considered an invention of "American imperialists"

        More on the Tu-16 were used, it seems. Or is it not a deadline for you? laughing
        And the rest was studied and tested in the USSR, you just did not find this glorious time, apparently. And there was much more that was closed in the late 80s, which you don’t know about, because they don’t write to the media today.
      3. CAMS
        CAMS 20 February 2014 06: 03
        0
        interestingly, you argue that apart from you no one understands anything, I personally put a minus, but that all these are tales and our defense industry monitors and analyzes these developments, I’m sure. but is it worth it to rush in pursuit of the west on its stuffing info, as the Americans did with the stealth I doubt it. just now, scientists have achieved the stability of the thermonuclear process by 1 percent. it took almost fifty years and 1% and this says that the path is still long, but without energy all these inventions are bullshit
        1. Andriuha077
          Andriuha077 20 February 2014 12: 11
          0
          On the one hand, of course, it is. But for a long time they said that there are no batteries for robots and exoskeletons - now they work perfectly on engines from a moped.
  4. Black
    Black 19 February 2014 16: 12
    +8
    The most formidable weapon of all time is a soldier, if the truth is behind him.
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    2. andrei332809
      andrei332809 19 February 2014 17: 14
      +2
      Quote: Chen
      The most formidable weapon of all time is a soldier, if the truth is behind him.

  5. RND
    RND 19 February 2014 16: 22
    0
    A typical Amerian warfare technique. The main emphasis is on aggressive preemptive weapons. The psychology of snickering boars sitting in protected bunkers and feeling like the navel of the universe.
    1. Bezz
      Bezz 19 February 2014 18: 13
      +5
      Quote: RND
      A typical Amerian warfare technique. The main emphasis is on aggressive preemptive weapons. The psychology of snickering boars sitting in protected bunkers and feeling like the navel of the universe.

      At the moment, this technique works 100%. Yugoslavia, Iraq (two wars). And in the Russian army, now there is a technique, a concept? Who knows, please answer. Uvas more information.
      1. andrey682006
        andrey682006 19 February 2014 19: 56
        +1
        At the moment, this technique works 100%

        Where did she work?
        Yugoslavia? There, the troops suffered minimally. Not for nothing that the Americans did not start a ground operation.
        Iraq? Stupidly bought the generals. And they dispersed a technologically weak army. Coalition. They were afraid of loners.
        Why don’t you mention Afghanistan - this is a masterpiece of this technique. wassat
        1. Bezz
          Bezz 19 February 2014 21: 34
          -1
          Quote: andrey682006
          There, the troops suffered minimally.

          Why kill your future allies? Now in the EU. And it is stupid to kill, this is the 19th and 20th centuries. The Americans, even in the Vietnam War, realized that it is better to wound the enemy than to kill. His treatment and rehabilitation distracts, 8 - 10 (don't remember exactly) enemies in the rear. The first is Iraqi - the destruction of the "head" of the Iraqi army, air defense, and communications by "Tomahawks and smart bombs" is also very correct. The second is even smarter and cheaper (buying up by packs of Iraqi hero-generals.)
          Afghanistan - a dark matter - did not follow. The main thing for them was, in my opinion - min. loss and destruction of the Taliban bases. Maybe call a link to a more detailed description of the Afghan company in the United States. I’m even sure you mind it. Enviously. Me too.
          1. alone
            alone 19 February 2014 22: 16
            0
            I think when the 4th World War begins, I’ll have to fight with sticks and stones)) laughing
            1. old rocket man
              old rocket man 19 February 2014 22: 19
              0
              Quote: lonely
              I think when the 4th World War begins, I’ll have to fight with sticks and stones)

              It would be necessary, for decency, to give a reference to Einstein, otherwise the heirs could attract for plagiarism laughing
            2. dmitrij.blyuz
              dmitrij.blyuz 19 February 2014 22: 31
              0
              More precisely, when it ends.
  6. alean245
    alean245 19 February 2014 16: 27
    +10
    The world's best fifth-generation invisible warplanes can fundamentally change the situation in some conditions, but because of their tremendous speed and inability to hang in place, they are not suitable for detecting and destroying small groups of freedom fighters operating in the city

    Notice, not terrorist units, not rebel units, namely units of freedom fighters. Freudian slip?
  7. Arbatov
    Arbatov 19 February 2014 16: 33
    0
    It will end with a primitive communal system. This topic has long been worked out by science fiction writers and Soviet animators. Sorry for the descendants.
  8. onegin61
    onegin61 19 February 2014 16: 42
    0
    I would like to quote from "Cold Summer of the 53rd" - "I regret one thing, time, but I wanted to live and work even more ..." And now, in essence, the article: the future belongs to plasma weapons, everything else is just children's toys.
    1. s1н7т
      s1н7т 19 February 2014 22: 57
      0
      Quote: Onegin61
      the future belongs to plasma weapons, everything else is just children's toys.

      BUT while it is a fairy tale for children laughing And then, in fact, it is not much different from other current types of weapons. Much more interesting is informational. Not in the sense of the Internet and the media (this is a separate song), but in the sense of putting into practice the features of information as a philosophical category. Distracted: any item is information about it; it’s enough to change something, just a little bit, in this information and the tank, for example, is already, as it were, not so dangerous). This is if very rude. In the mid-80s, there were already works on this topic. What is your plasma against? Zero. And this really is a breakthrough.
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 20 February 2014 18: 09
        0
        What nonsense? It’s very similar to the story with a cookbook - with a pencil and a marker you can remake the most difficult recipe from dozens of ingredients into potatoes and pickles. Only the dish will not get any easier anyway
  9. 1536
    1536 19 February 2014 17: 08
    -1
    It's a good idea to organize a "tank biathlon". In my opinion, our Minister of Defense came up with this idea. Perhaps, for other "military-applied types", to organize the same competitions, say, once every five to six years? The main incentive for the military industry will appear, otherwise they work only for the warehouse. And the military will finally be able to show themselves. I don’t remember writing such a fantasy. In books, all real wars are considered, the death of humanity, etc. etc. And here real "combat competitions" in different types of weapons and troops are held like the Olympic Games. Nobody dies (with good organization). Exhibitions are not that. At exhibitions, never all TTX and TTD are found in weapons. And in a real game battle, different countries compete with each other, and then the winner is announced. And the prize is either lucrative orders, or, if you gamble, some oil well or a plant with a pipeline.
    1. tank64rus
      tank64rus 19 February 2014 18: 01
      +1
      from. K. Shoigu is a person no matter what they say. One tank biathlon shut up on the move "victorious reports" amers about the Abrams, this is not Serdyukov for you. This is how modern psychological warfare is waged. Learn Americans.
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    4. atalef
      atalef 19 February 2014 18: 24
      +1
      Quote: 1536
      In my opinion, our Minister of Defense came up with this.

      In general, it was invented in the Canadian Army many years ago
      Quote: 1536
      ... Perhaps, for other "military-applied types" to organize the same competitions, say, once every five to six years

      And why at 5-6?
      Quote: 1536
      In books, all real wars are considered, the death of mankind

      Jedi, Darth Werder laughing
      Quote: 1536
      . And in a real game battle, different countries compete with each other, and then the winner is announced

      Real game battle laughing And then they really give away the territory by game
      Quote: 1536
      And the prize is either profitable orders, or, if gambling, play some kind of oil well or a plant with a pipeline.

      Here is a shkolota, damn it, what is it that shooters do with people. belay
      1. 1536
        1536 20 February 2014 10: 49
        0
        You filter the bazaar!
    5. s1н7т
      s1н7т 19 February 2014 23: 07
      +2
      "Real game" battles, from memory, were carried out in the Moscow Military District in 85-86. Without a silly show, on the basis of quite line troops. Like, "TB in the offensive" or, respectively, "SME in defense". On weapons (tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, machine guns, etc.) they put laser gadgets, on equipment, on soldiers - hit sensors. Very clear. I did not participate myself, but I read reviews. And "biathlon" is ostentatious, propaganda chukhnya, which has nothing to do with the combat training of troops. I think the tankers will agree with me.
      1. Yuri Y.
        Yuri Y. 20 February 2014 00: 01
        0
        Quote: atalef
        Real game battle And then they really give away the game territory

        In ancient times, there was something similar. Two bullies come out, one from each army, and blizzard each other. There were no prefixes yet smile .
  10. crambol
    crambol 19 February 2014 17: 14
    0
    Quote: cumastra1
    As one of the wise men said, I don’t know what they will fight in the third world war, but the fourth will be waged with stone axes.


    This wise guy is Einstein.
  11. Andriuha077
    Andriuha077 19 February 2014 18: 06
    0
    Where did the cosmic nails from tungsten or uranium go?
    They threatened NATO to shower several square kilometers of the surface during the humanitarian bombardment.
    http://www.popmech.ru/article/1196-grom-s-yasnogo-neba/
    Prompt Global Strike
    And space debris being deduced against space navigation.
  12. kirqiz ssr
    kirqiz ssr 19 February 2014 18: 21
    .
    all Putin passed Ukraine tomorrow will surrender us
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 19 February 2014 18: 36
      +3
      Quote: kirqiz SSR
      all Putin passed Ukraine tomorrow will surrender us


      kirqiz SSR RU Today, 18:19 | The first losses of armored vehicles on the Maidan
      Putin think I was scared once I passed Ukraine I am wrong


      kirqiz SSR RU Today, 18:18 | The first losses of armored vehicles on the Maidan
      all rf handed over to Ukraine which is to be expected tomorrow rf will surrender itself


      kirqiz SSR RU Today, 18:06 PM | Breakthrough of the Taliban through the Amu Darya
      here the rf Ukraine passed it really before our eyes happens tomorrow then the rf itself will surrender itself.


      What jammed you or came to you?
      1. Lich
        Lich 19 February 2014 19: 19
        +1
        a Cossack mishandled, maybe at least they pay him for s.r.a.ch on the forums
  13. Bezz
    Bezz 19 February 2014 18: 23
    +1
    I read the comments and quietly wonder. Is it possible that our allies will have one answer to all the challenges of modern science in arming the troops - "But our Kalashnikov with wet sand in the barrel is breaking through the rail!" Sadly ...
    I also don’t understand the disadvantages of the INFORMATION posted in the article. The author just breaks the news. Good, for someone, or bad. There are tens of millions of such news a day in the world. They are just neutral. Putting a minus is like a child hitting the floor on which it fell. And a couple of such news, maybe the government and the military-industrial complex will draw the right conclusions, and will not rest on the still Soviet military inventions, which are rapidly aging? And the main gunman, journalist Rogozin, will answer the adversaries adequately? But "smart" bombs, until recently, were considered an invention of "American imperialists". By God, a circus! Are phrases like "a bullet is a fool, a bayonet is a fine fellow!" do Russian OFFICERS write? Military intellectuals?
  14. DPN
    DPN 19 February 2014 18: 39
    +1
    Sorry, that’s off topic, BUT it’s very upsetting that 18 chimpeons of the world can’t cope with yard teams. The question is, why are they being kept in the NHL. Millionaires can not play for RUSSIA. it’s not given to them. It’s a pity we don’t have TARASOV who could pick up PLAYERS and not generals from the NHL. Once again, sorry that is off topic. Already very offensive.
    1. uzer 13
      uzer 13 19 February 2014 19: 19
      +2
      This disgrace has been taking place for many years. Russia is represented by players who have long forgotten about its existence and who live abroad and do their business there.
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 19 February 2014 19: 49
        +2
        Guys, a lot depends on the coach. When they won the World Cup, I think you wrote something else on the Saits. Now you are losing, but it lies entirely with Belyaletdinov and those who decided to leave him as a coach after last year's shame.
        1. vadson
          vadson 19 February 2014 23: 12
          -1
          the level of the World Cup and Oi are different, Canadians by and large are not much quoted. they go to the world cup if only their team from the playoff cup moaned in the nhl flew out. Accordingly, there are not many elites.
          we don’t have a red car now, and we won’t be invited to the national team until the NHL legionnaires.
          Do you want grandmother, go to the NHL. If you want to sit in the team and work at home, plus right now there is khl, it will also develop over time.
          and bill is to blame for what? is that there is no one to work with? Duc is not his fault. 18 nichushkin and he already skied in the NHL. what kind of team will be here. rhetorical question
    2. vadson
      vadson 19 February 2014 19: 20
      +1
      there really is one datsyuk moving. Malkin is very rare. Ovechkin is not visible at all. if they cannot play in a team, they would at least move on an individual, like Nikushkin, for example, in the first game. at home they need to be pulled over each other for a couple of years, then the team will be, and so the kindergarten
    3. Bezz
      Bezz 19 February 2014 20: 44
      +1
      Quote: DPN
      8 chimpeons of the world can’t cope with yard teams,

      The spread fingers did not impress the awakened Scandinavians, and they gladly kicked the z.p.
    4. family tree
      family tree 19 February 2014 23: 08
      +1
      Quote: DPN
      BUT it’s a shame 18 world chimpeons can’t cope with yard teams,

      Even a piece of sandstone flies harder than a handful of granite chips. request
  15. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 19 February 2014 18: 45
    -2
    Until then, as long as American military thought is at that level, life is beautiful! God, what amazing steam goofs on stilts! Like this, like this, let's go on and on ... People, I beg you, do not frighten us this ball of idiocy! It is not necessary to express sensible thoughts on this subject aloud. Will cost, provocateurs unbaked.
  16. DPN
    DPN 19 February 2014 18: 53
    +1
    Quote: kirqiz SSR
    all Putin passed Ukraine tomorrow will surrender us


    This can happen only in one case, if he keeps his entire gold reserve behind the hillock? Like our oligarchs, they are good where their capital is good!
  17. Lich
    Lich 19 February 2014 19: 01
    +3
    Sir Uwarabey - promising development of British scientists in the field of modern means of mass destruction
    1. Partizan
      Partizan 19 February 2014 19: 42
      +1
      CAPTAIN Sir Uwarabey! Captain...
      1. family tree
        family tree 19 February 2014 23: 21
        +2
        Quote: Lich
        Sir Uwarabei - a promising development of British scientists in the field of modern weapons of mass destruction


        Plagiarists, nafig negative . Development and first use, wholly owned by Olga, Kiev Princess. First applied in the siege of Iskorosten. soldier
  18. Andrey Peter
    Andrey Peter 19 February 2014 19: 25
    +3
    Quote: Bezz
    I also do not understand the cons that put the INFORMATION,

    I agree with you, but in this case I put a minus in the article. Of course, it is necessary to develop weapons and increase their effectiveness on the basis of science, BUT give an example of the last time a highly effective weapon was used hi Now more money is being spent (at least from the United States) on ideological and subversive activities. no one wants an open confrontation. At the moment, the greatest threat is radical Islamism, inter-religious and interethnic showdowns controlled by special services (and mainly the United States). The main terrorist is the United States and it is necessary to work by their methods - when problems begin on their territory they will not be up to us am
  19. uzer 13
    uzer 13 19 February 2014 19: 36
    0
    Currently, the development of weapons systems is taking place within the framework of the general development of industry. Qualitative changes should be expected when very powerful sources of electricity appear. Plasma installations that can be made quite compact and mobile are approaching.
  20. Partizan
    Partizan 19 February 2014 19: 44
    0
    quote: "... The world's best stealth combat aircraft of the fifth ..." - this is the author about WHAT?

    "... not to mention the fact that in the fight against several armed AK-47 militants, these machines will be extremely uneconomical ..." - and ineffective, yes, "the best in the world" - where are they against armed AK-47s, several Spirits, the gut is thin!
    1. clidon
      clidon 19 February 2014 20: 40
      -1
      The world's best invisible warplanes of the fifth.

      This is most likely about the F-22 ...
    2. Basarev
      Basarev 19 February 2014 21: 57
      0
      Uneconomical and ineffective - not synonyms! Agree, to raise the PAK FA on the gang of the Holodtrans with M16 - it’s somehow not according to the canon ...
  21. Partizan
    Partizan 19 February 2014 19: 52
    0
    "... The research department P, iN, do, S USA has been developing such an electromagnetic rail gun since 2005 ..." - well, it just cannot develop, but, well, it cannot laughing only for the movie "Transformers" developed.
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  24. Partizan
    Partizan 19 February 2014 19: 58
    +1
    It seems that the author of the article is an American schoolboy, where in the region of 12 years old, having read pseudo-scientific American fiction.
  25. Nitarius
    Nitarius 19 February 2014 20: 30
    +2
    the most interesting is OTHER ..... WE IMPOSE THEIR CONCEPT OF WAR!
    WE NEED to practically develop our MODEL OF WAR ... and not the one that AMERICA and ENGLAND impose! and it would not hurt to TEST IT ON THEM! no matter how ridiculous!
    THAT THEY THINK THAT THEIR UAVS ARE THE TOP OF EXCELLENCE .. but in fact, IT IS NECESSARY TO CREATE THAT FASTER THEM AND TO BEAT! AND PREPARES and IMPOSE YOURSELF -CONCEPT OF WAR OF THE FUTURE! DON'T GO FOR THEM AND CHARGE THEM!
    1. Basarev
      Basarev 19 February 2014 22: 00
      +1
      We have our own model of war; its main difference is a mass army imprisoned for non-nuclear conflicts of high intensity - remember Ustinov’s doctrine. But Ustinov knew a lot about war - it was not for nothing that the USSR was at the peak of its military power.
      1. Bezz
        Bezz 20 February 2014 06: 19
        -1
        How old are you? Have you ever served in the army? One of the reasons for the collapse of the USSR was the numerically inflated, beyond all measure, army, which demanded more and more money! The economy could not stand the appetites of the military-industrial complex. He himself served at that time. In one BVI - 600 thousand people !!! What to argue with amateurs. Kindergarten, by golly. Have you come up with an army model for your computer? Well, well, Anika is a warrior.
        We have our own model of war. Its main difference is a mass army imprisoned for non-nuclear conflicts of high intensity - remember Ustinov’s doctrine. But Ustinov knew a lot about war - it was not without reason that the USSR was at the peak of its military power. Basarev.
  26. Patriot23
    Patriot23 19 February 2014 20: 31
    +2
    As always, an American fairy tale, better than Kalashnikov there is no weapon and will not ...
  27. Obliterator
    Obliterator 19 February 2014 20: 50
    +1
    IMHO military progress must necessarily stop someday. An impossible pipe dream, maybe not everyone will understand it.
  28. Andrey Peter
    Andrey Peter 19 February 2014 20: 55
    0
    Quote: Patriot23
    As always, an American fairy tale, better than Kalashnikov there is no weapon and will not ...

    I do not know who you minus, I have aligned. But I don't quite agree either. Of course, the Americans are spinning us for the cost of weapons, but relying only on the "Kalash" is also stupid hi
  29. old rocket man
    old rocket man 19 February 2014 21: 18
    0
    Quote: SHILO
    and systems for capturing and redirecting asteroids to a target located on the earth's surface.

    Stunned! wassat I wanted to put a plus, but after that the pearl abstained.


    And in vain. It’s quite a technically feasible idea. The truth is somewhat expensive.
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 19 February 2014 23: 02
      0
      Quote: Old Rocketman
      And in vain. It’s quite a technically feasible idea. The truth is somewhat expensive.

      As if implemented, I agree. But here I see the main problem will be that: how would it be so predicted that the asteroid’s fall on the territory of the enemy occurs precisely during the aggravation of relations with it ?? After all, asteroids are not flies; they do not fly past the Earth often! Or what: advance it there? ... Type: you are an enemy to me or not an enemy, but all the same - catch it! Again: where? Yes, and his orbit must be changed very well ahead of time, but not at all when approaching. During this time, you can manage and make friends with one enemy, and quarrel with a former friend. Then run, correct the orbit again, chtoli? ... In my opinion - a crazy idea ...
  30. pawel1961
    pawel1961 19 February 2014 21: 45
    +1
    Again, show off around one antlers high technology, etc. Yes, delirium is complete nonsense. nothing new has been done fundamentally.
  31. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 19 February 2014 21: 45
    0
    Well, guys! I read "good" science fiction, I like this genre (although Fantasy is more) drinks And, then I read your comments, and the whole brain "upgrade" was completely blown away! wassat I will reread the Chronicles of Avalon. good There is more reality. hi
  32. s1н7т
    s1н7т 19 February 2014 22: 19
    +2
    "Equipped with" invisibility cloaks "and light machine guns with" smart ammunition ", the commandos will be much more effective, and their actions will be much cheaper."
    Why the special forces? Or does the author like the word? So, special forces are reconnaissance, not combat units, but combat support, which does not have the task of destroying manpower - this is the task of other units. You can see paratroopers here, various infantry, but special forces are nonsense! I do not mean the "special forces" for breaking up prisons, demonstrations, etc., of which there are many divorced - they are rather advanced gendarmes, after all, and not special forces.
  33. s1н7т
    s1н7т 19 February 2014 22: 28
    +2
    "If hypersonic cruise missiles had existed in the mid-1990s, the United States could have rid the world of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden much earlier by doing it in Afghanistan, not Pakistan."
    Some Western vomit - until the 89th they had enough for this and the M-16, for example, but it was not profitable, right? negative
  34. and why
    and why 19 February 2014 23: 16
    +1
    All this fuss with robots is not for the purpose of protecting the soldiers, but for keeping the minimum of soldiers in fear as many citizens as possible, both their own and those of others. The threat of riots in the United States may well come with the next catastrophic financial crisis, and this threat increases with the racial component: the poor in the states - blacks and Latinos, they give birth a lot, and whites give little. That is why children are taken from Russia.
  35. old rocket man
    old rocket man 19 February 2014 23: 21
    +1
    Quote: retired
    the problem will be that: how could one make it so that the asteroid’s fall on the territory of the enemy occurs precisely during the aggravation of relations with it ?? After all, asteroids are not flies; they do not fly past the Earth often!


    I said - expensive. Relatively not far from the Earth's orbit there is an "asteroid belt", "small" asteroids (100-500 kg) can be captured by a shuttle or other controlled spacecraft and move into a geostationary orbit, from which at any convenient moment they can be targeted and sent to the target area selected in advance. The aiming accuracy is sufficient with such dimensions (the weight of the Tunguska meteorite (I could be mistaken) was somewhere around 50-100 kg. Do you feel? laughing drinks

    True, I personally don't see much sense in such "bombing", the only plus is the absence of radiation hi
    1. Andriuha077
      Andriuha077 19 February 2014 23: 35
      +1
      good Small, but there are a lot of them.
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    3. pensioner
      pensioner 20 February 2014 01: 09
      +1
      Quote: Old Rocketman
      (the weight of the Tunguska meteorite (I could be wrong) was somewhere around 50-100kg.

      I could be wrong too (a lot of time has passed since I studied at the 3rd year of the Faculty of Physics), but I remember that the weight of the Tunguska meteorite was estimated at several thousand tons. And (again, not sure-memory- fool ) sort of: it would be if it was a solid. In this situation, everything around should be littered with fragments, which actually was not found. Therefore, the meteorite hypothesis has not yet been confirmed. somehow ... Laziness on the Internet to look for something. In our astrophysics lectures were sometimes delivered by Barkhatova herself. And she loved this topic very much ...
  36. Sergey S.
    Sergey S. 19 February 2014 23: 40
    +2
    What kind of robots ????? !!!!!
    Right now there is the most modern war in Ukraine.
    Where are the robots, drones, ....

    The pilot really wins in the sky. in the sea - a sailor, in the city - an infantryman.

    To peasants in Kiev, opposing eurofascists, good luck and military success.
  37. Power
    Power 20 February 2014 00: 09
    +2
    The author ate that it was very agile and expanded his consciousness too much, as if there were no problems. But who else but Jules Verne and Tsiolkovsky are pushing progress forward.
  38. Witold
    Witold 20 February 2014 01: 08
    0
    Commentators are dressed in some piquant vests.
  39. CAMS
    CAMS 20 February 2014 06: 08
    0
    Americans talk about star wars, about ingenious developments, and fly into space on our engines because they can’t create their own counterpart, so think about the article. and dig around the internet about our laser and microwave designs back in the 70s and what conclusions have come to it. very interesting