Military Review

On the CSTO strategic issue resolved in the Syrian conflict

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The total number of causing violations of the Turkish army over the past 2 weeks is no longer counted. During this time, the leadership of the largest Mediterranean state - a member of NATO has managed to turn against itself at least three influential states that make serious adjustments in the life of the entire Middle East. At first, the Su-24M front-line bomber of our VKS underwent aggression, followed by the occupation of the north of Syria and Iraq. What this will lead to later is not very clear. But the situation with Turkey is now far from "chocolate". In addition, immediately after the tragedy with our plane, when Vladimir Putin gave a decree to the General Staff to form an unprecedented air defense system in the area of ​​the air operation of the air force, Erdogan made another strategic mistake that led not only to a shift in the balance of forces on Turkey’s eastern border, but also to the complication of the American presence in the Caucasus, and in particular, in Georgia, which in the United States is regarded as the main outpost of the US and NATO allied forces in the Russian operational sector. And in our country, the problem that had existed for years began to "dissolve" gradually.

Long before the exacerbation of the situation in Syria, immediately after the end of the Operation to Force Georgia to Peace, it was first realized that the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) had serious problems in the south-western strategic direction. We are talking about the Russian military contingent and the composition of the arms of the Russian Federation in Armenia - a country that is located on the most dangerous and unpredictable line of the CSTO. It so happened that Armenia was between the two main evils of the South Caucasus and the Middle East - Georgia (from the north) and Turkey (from the west). And the existing composition of the Armenian Armed Forces, even with the composition of the Russian army in the country at that time, was absolutely lacking not only for offensive actions on the Turkish ON, but even for decent defense if a major regional conflict broke out with the participation of Turkey and NATO.

The equipment and the quantitative composition of the 102 of the Russian military base in Gyumri did not correspond at all to the level of threat from the Georgian, Turkish or Azerbaijani sides. Despite the fact that the capabilities of the Russian-Armenian air defense system could cause irreparable damage to the Turkish Air Force (near the 3624 airbase in Eribuni at least 4-x divisions of the C-300B air defense system are located, and at the disposal of the Armenian air defense forces there are 8 divisions of the C-300PS , and this 72 at the same time firing targets), the air and ground components of the troops were very weak in the face of threats from the NE of Turkey, and the small area of ​​Armenia’s territory was not completely adapted for conducting tactical maneuvers.

Speaking about the fighter squad of the 3624th air base in Eribuni, one could note its complete unpreparedness to repel serious airstrikes of the Turkish Air Force, since 18 MiG-29C front-line fighters were absolutely not enough to gain air supremacy over 200 Turkish F-16Cs, the actions of which are coordinated Aircraft AWACS Boeing 737 "Peace Eagle", put into service in early 2014. The fact is that the range of the S-300V and S-300PS air defense systems did not exceed 80-100 km, and therefore the AGM-88 “HARM” anti-radar missile launch range for Turkish aircraft from high altitudes was absolutely not limited by the worthy fighter potential aviation Russian Air Force. In addition, a large number of F-16Cs armed with AIM-120C-7 and Kharmov missiles could approach the S-300PS / B air defense systems at altitudes of 30–80 m, and then launch dozens of AGM-88 missiles from a distance of 40–35 km, only 18 MiG-29S fighters were not able to repel the threat of 80-100 Turkish fighters. Those. any strike and defensive air operation in the Turkish operational direction was impossible without additional reinforcement due to the aviation of the Southern Military District, which also required vital time in military conditions.

An even more dangerous situation was observed with the ground component of the troops, where the Turkish NEs were several times superior to the quantitative composition of the armed forces of Armenia and the Russian contingent standing on the defensive of the 102 military base in Gyumri.

Armed Forces of Armenia are 144 main combat tankOf which 95% are MBT T-72. The remaining units are several T-54 / T-55 tanks. Turkish NEs have more than 2500 MBT, of which 340 MBT are more or less modern Leopard-2A4, 1000 MBT are M60A1 / A3 TTS, more than 380 MBT are of the Leopard-1A3 / 4 modification and about 1200 M48 tanks. In service with artillery units are more than 100 units. South Korean self-propelled guns T-155 “Firtina”, which are capable of firing ground targets at a distance of 30 - 40 km. The self-propelled gun “Firtina” is an analogue of the self-propelled gun K9 “Thunder”, which is in service with the North Korean Republic. The 155 mm caliber makes it possible to use the XM982 “Excalibur” Adjustable Ammunition; its accuracy is 10 meters and a range of 60 km, which is why the risks for the Armenian Armed Forces and the Russian contingent could increase by tens of times. Moreover, Turkish NEs have one of the most powerful MLRS - the 300-mm T-300 Kasirga. One BM is equipped with a quad launcher, in which 4 NURSs are installed with a range of 100 km and a speed of 4500 km / h. MLRS possesses combat qualities MLRS BM-30 "Smerch". The quantitative composition of these vehicles in the Turkish army can be several dozen.

The Armenian army could boast only 4 BM MLRS WM-80, 6 BM AR1A, 47 BM-21 "Grad". At the same time, only the Chinese MLRS AR1A has the best combat performance. The system uses three different types of adjustable missiles (BRE2, BRE3, BRE4) with a range of 130 km. Combat units of unguided rockets are represented by 480 — 623 by cumulative fragmentation combat elements, which are divorced within 300 m from a cassette warhead of a projectile, and are capable of penetrating to 50 mm homogeneous steel envelope. Despite the fact that the TTX systems exceeded the parameters of the Turkish counterparts, their number was clearly not enough for ground confrontation with the Turks, and therefore the Armenian artillery units urgently needed to be modernized.

The Russian Armed Forces General Staff began to take urgent actions to modernize and increase the Russian army contingent in Armenia in response to the deployment of thousands of armored vehicles and infantry troops by Turkey on the Syrian border (in the provinces of Hatay and Kilis).

Information on the transfer of the most advanced units of the 58 Army of the former North Caucasian Military District to the western borders of Armenia began to arrive on November 26. The President of the Russian Federation ordered the transfer of the most disparate contingent of the army, which included units of rocket artillery, advanced units of the Air Force (equipped with air defense systems C-400 "Triumph"), anti-tank units (operators of Kornet-E and Chrysanthemum-S). , armored brigades and an electronic warfare brigade, equipped with the Krasuha-4 complex. And in early December, on the Kamhud mountain range, military exercises of snipers began in high-altitude terrain. These actions became an obvious response to the actions of the Turkish army in the Middle East and pointed out clear military consequences for Erdogan. And indeed, "Turkey cannot get away with some tomatoes." These words of V.V. Putin became a warning not only for future Russian-Turkish economic and military-political relations, but also expressed further consequences for the deployment of NATO's military alliance in the theater of military operations of the South Caucasus.

WHAT DANGERS BY NATO ELIMINATES STRENGTHENING OF THE SOUTH-WESTERN COST OF THE CSTO?

Along with the increase in the number of Russian armored vehicles, artillery and air defense systems, the personnel of the group will increase in Armenia, which, taking into account the personnel of the 102 military base in Gyumri, will be about 10 — 11 thousand military. The grouping will be fully combat-capable, and will be able to level many threats in the South Caucasus and the Turkish-Armenian border. The most significant issue today is the threat posed by the Georgian Armed Forces, which, after the 2008 war, have already restored more than 60 — 80% of combat potential, and are vigorously seeking to enter the structures of the North Atlantic alliance at the level of Romania and Bulgaria.

At the beginning of 2015, NATO Deputy Secretary General A. Vershbow said that the Georgian military base "Vaziani" is the most appropriate place to house the future training center within the framework of "Georgia-NATO". Earlier, there was evidence that this base would be covered by SAMP-T anti-aircraft missile systems purchased from France in the near future. Some of the capabilities of the Iskander-E-type complex for fighting OTBs were noted, therefore the current policy towards the Russian Federation can still be perceived as aggressive. The purchase of SAMP-T air defense systems for the Georgian air defense system is completely random. After all, American instructors and equipment are increasingly appearing at Georgian military sites, and the issue of using its airfields as advanced airbases deploying the US Air Force in the extreme eastern NATO front is being considered.

Yes, SAM “SAMP-T” is indeed considered one of the best medium and long-range SAM systems. The Aster-30 SAM can overtake a target at speeds up to 4250 km / h with overloads up to 65 units, aided by powerful gas-dynamic transverse control (DPU) engines. Missiles are capable of shooting down most of the existing highly manoeuvrable means of air attack, including almost all PRLR. They pose a certain threat to Iskander, but only when using the same type of OTB or CD. For example, when using the Iskander-E and Iskander-K complexes, when OTB and KR are approaching the complex from different angles and from different heights and directions, SAMP-T will simply choke and be destroyed with 99% accuracy one of the rockets. Therefore, our missilemen have a “master key” against these systems.

When the group of Russian troops in Armenia was in a weakened state, a serious military conflict with NATO could have fatal consequences for our southern outpost, now everything is completely different.

ZRMS S-400 “Triumph” deployed in Armenia along with the rest of 12 ZRKs of the C-300PS / B family completely blocks the rocket-dangerous airspace of Georgia, and at the same time covers our troops and the Armenian armed forces from Turkish missile attacks. The military range of the C-400 in Armenia “overlaps” overlaps Georgia with the radius of the C-300 air defense system deployed in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and therefore deploying tactical aviation of the US air force at Georgian air bases becomes ineffective because any planned combat mission with implementation significant maneuvers, will end for the American pilots the right interception of our systems.

The deployment of anti-tank units and rocket artillery units will resolve the issue of ensuring the defense of the southern borders of the CSTO from probable offensive actions from both the Turkish and Georgian operational areas. The Russian MRLS “Smerch” will be able to halt any advance of the Turkish troops at a depth of up to 90 km from the Armenian border, breaking through will be stopped using the calculations of the Kornet-E ATGM. The only unsolved task remains the composition of the fleet at the Eribuni airbase, which, undoubtedly, should be increased in the near future.

This is how the Syrian conflict accelerated the pace of strengthening our weakened on the southern borders of the CSTO.
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  1. chikenous59
    chikenous59 8 December 2015 07: 15 New
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    Still, our CSTO partners would somehow stir more actively, ensuring overall security.
    It is clear that the CSTO at the moment for Russia is a security buffer zone, but pulling almost all of them alone is very difficult and expensive.
    I look forward to the economic prosperity of our friendly republics and political stability.
    There will be an economy, they will have an army.
    1. Vita vko
      Vita vko 8 December 2015 08: 25 New
      21
      Quote: chikenous59
      There will be an economy, they will have an army.

      For example, NATO countries agreed that they would spend on defense all the same 3% of GDP. Unfortunately, there is nothing like that in the CSTO. Not only is Russia's relative expenditures more than 3% of GDP, other countries spend less than 1%, so there is complete chaos in matters of military-technical policy. More precisely, Israeli, Turkish, Western European weapons are bought, in the extreme case, Belarusian, but not Russian.
      If Russia considers the norm an open and honest policy within the framework of the CSTO, then why doesn’t it require the rest ???
      1. _Vladislav_
        _Vladislav_ 8 December 2015 09: 59 New
        +9
        Quote: Vita VKO
        If Russia considers the norm an open and honest policy within the framework of the CSTO, then why doesn’t it require the rest ???

        Woooo. That's it.
        And therefore it does not require that we seem to be kind and honest. And we do not have vassals like the United States. But it just turns out that our kindness, nobody wants it, we can put it in a famous place. Since the other members of the CSTO have their own vision of the situation in the world.

        That is why if you really have an alliance, then the allies should be in the fist. They don’t care what they don’t like - but it’s effective. So that you can act all together from goal to goal.

        PS
        Imagine a sergeant in the army who is liberal with soldiers hoping for their understanding regarding military discipline. Such a sergeant will be sent very soon, or blotted out.
        Such is the essence of the existence of any Alliance, which does not imply equality. There is a leader in the Alliance (as in any pack), he must be obeyed. If the leader is not obeyed, then he is no longer the leader.

        And that’s exactly why NATO today is NATO. And that’s why the Europeans, if necessary, will fight with anyone, like dear ones, I can’t through. As well as the sanctions imposed, despite the fact that such sanctions - it’s like chopping a hand.
      2. Koshel2901
        Koshel2901 8 December 2015 10: 08 New
        +4
        Do they need it? They want to sit on two chairs
    2. 0255
      0255 8 December 2015 09: 54 New
      10
      Quote: chikenous59
      Still, our CSTO partners would somehow stir more actively, ensuring overall security.

      The CSTO for the Russian allies boils down to "Russia protect in case of emergency" and "Russia give money." I speak as a citizen of a CSTO member country.
      1. Nicola Bari
        Nicola Bari 8 December 2015 20: 17 New
        +2
        I am joining. It will sound rude, but no one thinks that *** but will crack in an attempt to sit on two chairs at the same time.
    3. 222222
      222222 8 December 2015 13: 04 New
      +2
      chikenous59 (2) SU Today, 07:15 AM New
      Our CSTO partners would have somehow moved more actively, ensuring overall security
      "
      ..Here, here it is also necessary to take an example from the SCH — they themselves do not fight, but create multinational coalitions .. which for them will tear the veins ..
      ,, notice the USSR did not call the Warsaw Pact country to Afghanistan .. itself pulled the strap of war .. and now all the former from the VD countries have gone through all the American conflict points .. and show such agility-Sprinters will envy
    4. 222222
      222222 8 December 2015 13: 05 New
      +1
      chikenous59 (2) SU Today, 07:15 AM New
      Our CSTO partners would have somehow moved more actively, ensuring overall security
      "
      ..Here, here it is also necessary to take an example from the SCH — they themselves do not fight, but create multinational coalitions .. which for them will tear the veins ..
      ,, notice the USSR did not call the Warsaw Pact country to Afghanistan .. itself pulled the strap of war .. and now all the former from the VD countries have gone through all the American conflict points .. and show such agility-Sprinters will envy
  2. engineer74
    engineer74 8 December 2015 07: 17 New
    +5
    I do not understand, but where does the CSTO? There is Russia, Armenia too - where are all the other "allies"? what
    1. Ruswolf
      Ruswolf 8 December 2015 08: 01 New
      +7
      engineer74
      I do not understand, but where does the CSTO? There is Russia, Armenia too - where are all the other "allies"?

      Welcome hi
      It’s just that the author did not talk about the problems of the ODBC (as a union), but about the problem that could be for the ODBC in the South-West direction and how they were resolved.
      And about Armenia, .... it’s just that it is an outpost of the OBDK in this direction.
      1. engineer74
        engineer74 8 December 2015 09: 08 New
        +3
        Mutually! hi
        Here the NATO experience would be very useful! If you don’t want to get into a meat grinder, you don’t have to, but you must send some kind of “logistics support unit” of 2,5 people!
        IMHO
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    3. Lelek
      Lelek 8 December 2015 08: 22 New
      +7
      Quote: engineer74
      I do not understand, but where does the CSTO? There is Russia, Armenia too - where are all the other "allies"?


      How is it - where? On the ground floor, in the front row, they look and chew kebab-style chips (as always).
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 December 2015 07: 27 New
    +4
    Any armed conflict reveals deficiencies in defense in other areas. Of course, it would be very good for these shortcomings to be revealed before conflicts. But the CSTO really looks threatening on paper, and in life the members of this organization rely only on Russia and its Armed Forces without making special efforts to support Russia itself.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 8 December 2015 08: 50 New
      0
      In support of Russia in Syria?
      All the same, the Collective Security Treaty Organization is a defensive alliance and applies only to the territories of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and its member countries when repelling EXTERNAL aggression.
    2. Starley from the south
      Starley from the south 8 December 2015 12: 00 New
      +2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      in life, members of this organization rely only on Russia and its Armed Forces without making any special efforts to support Russia itself.

      This is not entirely true. At one time, almost all members of the CSTO, to one degree or another, suffered from color revolutions or saw directly what this could lead to. So they are developing their armed forces, at the very least, to the best of their ability, but they are developing. For they began to understand that if there was a mess in their country, when every hour decides a lot, Russia simply will not have time to help.
  4. Yereke
    Yereke 8 December 2015 07: 30 New
    -26
    Kazakhs, Armenians of the occupiers will not exactly support .. did not recognize Kosovo, which then recognize Karabakh. It’s weak to notice your double standards, but others are not tired of poking and squeaking.
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 8 December 2015 08: 26 New
      +4
      Quote: Ereke
      Yereke


      Dear, you have a mincemeat in your head, however. They mixed up chlorine and calcium and something with a finger. bully
    2. V.ic
      V.ic 8 December 2015 11: 46 New
      +1
      Quote: Ereke
      but others are not tired of poking and squeaking.

      How long have you come back from Ishil?
    3. igorka357
      igorka357 8 December 2015 14: 43 New
      +3
      I’m Russian myself, I was born in Alma-Ata, but I’ll advise the Armenians not to touch, generally sincere people! But the hatred of Kazakhs for Russians is closer to the nineties, in my native village Sayak, which is not far from Balkhash .. I remember very well! !! So Erke would have closed his mouth !!!
      1. Talgat
        Talgat 8 December 2015 20: 10 New
        +2
        Yes, there is no such thing with us. The overwhelming majority of Russian-speaking and bicultural - we have peoples living in our country no less than in Russia - Kazakhs are really one of the most tolerant and benevolent nations
        1. Weyland
          Weyland 9 December 2015 20: 34 New
          0
          Quote: Talgat
          The vast majority of Russian-speaking and bicultural


          Do you have one. Kazakhs are divided into 3 categories - Dala, Qala and Shala. The last 2 categories (one of which you probably belong to) are really Russian-speaking and bicultural, and here Kazakhs who came to both capitals - it’s something with something! So what about gave-Kazakhov from the village of Sayak Igorka357 is 100% right!
          1. Talgat
            Talgat 9 December 2015 21: 25 New
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            Yes, I understand what you mean.

            But for example, I myself have a lot of distant relatives of the "come along" typical "Dala" and speak poor Russian - and besides them I also saw - I represent this category

            T e in Russian, although not always good, but they say, secondly, in the majority, they are simple (often often poor and not quite well-organized) but friendly people. anti-Russian sentiment may occur in one out of a hundred - a rarity in general

            A very narrow liberal stratum in the cities has more anti-Russian moods - but these are generally few - the marginal layer sometimes rarely gets on TV - and so they try to say something on social networks
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  5. parusnik
    parusnik 8 December 2015 07: 37 New
    +6
    Partners .. on the Collective Security Treaty Organization .. remained silent about the downed Su ... or spoke out both ours and yours ..
    1. Ruswolf
      Ruswolf 8 December 2015 08: 04 New
      +1
      parusnik
      Partners .. on the Collective Security Treaty Organization .. remained silent about the downed Su ... or spoke out both ours and yours ..

      Perhaps the partners did not speak out because Moscow so decided.
      In the media, no condemnation or talk about the silence of the members on the ODBC was made. So it was necessary!
      hi
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 8 December 2015 09: 01 New
        0
        Quote: Ruswolf
        So it was necessary!

        It’s just that the CSTO does not share Putin’s desire to crush ISIS outside the borders of the country, considering Syria a personal affair of Russia. And the truth is that we are fighting more with Assad’s enemies than with ISIS and there are certain reasons for this.
        I believe that if ISIS climbs into the southern Russian underbelly, and the Asian members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization cry out together: "Guard! Save, Russia!" - here they will get the full program!
        1. Starley from the south
          Starley from the south 8 December 2015 12: 19 New
          +1
          Quote: hydrox
          the CSTO does not share Putin’s desire to crush ISIS outside the borders of the country, considering Syria a personal affair of Russia

          Right! Like, my hut from the edge - I don’t know anything ... But when Daesh gets into them (I hope he doesn’t get through to the fullest!) It will be too late to drink Borjomi. The most ... I don’t even know how to say ... if we destroy Daesh in Syria, no one will thank us, we will win a little (only our lives will become calmer and self-awareness will rise), our “rating” is not only among “partners” , but also among allies in the CSTO will not rise. It will be even worse if we achieve a significant victory, and everything goes to that, and then all of our partners and allies will almost shout that they always supported us, always helped. This destruction of Daesh is most necessary for us and the Syrians, the rest has not yet reached.
          1. Talgat
            Talgat 8 December 2015 20: 12 New
            0
            "... the president of Kazakhstan said that the Russian plane carried out the tasks of bombing the positions of terrorists and did not threaten Turkey’s national security ..."

            There was an article on the next branch here - copied from it
    2. Қarabas
      Қarabas 8 December 2015 09: 33 New
      0
      Quote: parusnik
      Partners .. on the Collective Security Treaty Organization .. remained silent about the downed Su ... or spoke out both ours and yours ..


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTtapn2nphs
  6. Max_Bauder
    Max_Bauder 8 December 2015 07: 55 New
    +2
    Sooner or later it’s necessary to choose someone’s side, I see where they stand for good, the main thing is for the president to see, it seems from his, albeit timid, actions, it’s clear that he also understands who he should hold onto. Security is at stake.
  7. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 8 December 2015 08: 10 New
    +9
    The only thing is not clear why the author describing Turkey and Georgia did not say anything about Azerbaijan?
    After all, if Turkey starts a mess in the South Caucasus .... I think that Aliyev will support him, especially if Armenia will be the object.
    And we are doing arms deliveries there and not bad weapons.
  8. Zomanus
    Zomanus 8 December 2015 08: 17 New
    0
    Nefigovo turned around like that.
    That's what the military-industrial complex means in growth has gone.
    I feel that in Syria we will settle in this way.
    1. Things
      Things 8 December 2015 11: 31 New
      0
      Quote: Zomanus
      what does the military-industrial complex mean in growth.
      I feel that we will settle in Syria In a similar way.

      The modernized and strengthened bases of the Russian Navy and the Russian Air Force + EW and air defense units there are very relevant and necessary.
      And if possible, the Syrian army should be strengthened with equipment and weapons, advisers; and the Syrians have already gained invaluable, but unfortunately tragic experience in fighting in difficult conditions!
  9. Yak-3P
    Yak-3P 8 December 2015 08: 35 New
    +1
    I was in alma-ata and chimkent before the customs union, and then at first everyone clapped their hands and then Moscow bought everything stupidly .. started fighting (by the way, there were always a lot of Turks there) --- it’s useless --- they lose power and motivation in power there have those who have .. why say there bandits at the level (they solved my question) they rule the region ... but the north of Kazakhstan is all our
    well, the south has always been there
  10. Fat
    Fat 8 December 2015 09: 59 New
    +1
    Yes, Russia doesn’t have friends there and partners in general, only freeloaders. RUSSIA ONLY 4 OTHER ARMIES. Fleet VKS AND Strategic Missile Forces
  11. 31rus
    31rus 8 December 2015 10: 24 New
    0
    Dear I do not agree with the above comments, I’ll explain that Russia was and will be the main political and economic component of the CSTO, I won’t describe what and where, only Russia should take responsibility for the CSTO, that is, rearm, train, bring it up to level acceptable national combat readiness, otherwise they will have to fight on their own, and in the case of color revolutions against local militants as well, it’s normal practice, not for the Saudis to try BMP-3, but to negotiate (on credit, leasing, somehow) to transfer to countries CSTO and compulsory train, cook
  12. Snail N9
    Snail N9 8 December 2015 11: 59 New
    -1
    ".... when the OTDB and the KR approach the complex from different angles and from different heights and directions, the SAMP-T will simply choke and be destroyed by 99% accuracy with one of the missiles. Therefore, the“ master key ”is also against these systems our missiles have. "
    Judging by this phrase, the author has no idea about the methods of using the Iskander, the Kyrgyz Republic and naively believes that Russia has hundreds and thousands of them and they will be "fired" in packs of one complex of air defense systems. When I read such “smart sayings” about how our weapons will do “this and that,” I have a question: the authors who write this nonsense understand that there is no “abstract” use of weapons, it always it is used in the context of something, from what kind of war is being waged, against whom, what forces are participating in it, and what goals should be achieved in this war. That's when the author described this attack of the Iskander and the Kyrgyz Republic, what kind of war was he “going to" wage, and with whom?
    1. Petrov
      Petrov 8 December 2015 17: 43 New
      0
      Great point! To my regret, many in VO suffer from incompetence and hatred in the comments.
      Unfortunately, Einstein is not Odnokameshkov, and the question is open about the Motherland of elephants.
      (Ukraine is out of the question).
      And how do you find the following quote related to Lavrov’s response to the NATO Secretary General:
      "Even earlier, there was evidence that this base would be covered by SAMP-T anti-aircraft missile systems, purchased from France in the near future. Some capabilities of the Iskander-E type anti-personnel detective complex were noted, so today's policy towards the Russian Federation may still be perceived as aggressive. "
      Double (and more) standards.
  13. mAgs
    mAgs 8 December 2015 15: 51 New
    +1
    Dear Yevgeny Damantsev, what does “SV of Armenia” and “NE of Turkey” mean in the text of the article? Forces Armed Armenia and Forces Armed Turkey? With respect.
    1. SSW-GSM
      SSW-GSM 8 December 2015 22: 09 New
      0
      ground troops
      1. mAgs
        mAgs 9 December 2015 07: 33 New
        0
        BUT! Thank.
  14. Captain45
    Captain45 8 December 2015 17: 15 New
    +1
    Quote: mAgs
    Dear Yevgeny Damantsev, what does “SV of Armenia” and “NE of Turkey” mean in the text of the article? Forces Armed Armenia and Forces Armed Turkey? With respect.

    SV - Ground Forces hi because the author in the article considers the use of various branches of the armed forces, then he took advantage of the reduction of aircraft = SV + Navy + Air Force + Air Defense, etc.
  15. Xent
    Xent 8 December 2015 22: 51 New
    0
    I read almost everything and ... thanks to all the adequate people who understand that Armenia is ready for anything !!!
    I don’t know how all the other CSTO countries are, but Armenia is ready to fight 100% against the Turks in the west and in the east ...
    Someone else called us aggressors there))) God forbid that over time we become “aggressors” for Turkey!