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Are you the smartest?

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Once I had then submitted to the Krasnochikoy District Duma a draft regulation on the reports of elected officials and deputies to the population. At that time, there were no legislation in the law making reports mandatory, and therefore very few of the elected representatives of the people held regular reports even to representative bodies. It was an unpleasant surprise for me, when the deputies by a majority vote rejected the proposed draft, even without including its discussion on the agenda. When I began to appeal to the conscience of the deputies, one of my colleagues cut me off: “Are you the smartest? Sit down and calm down. ” Life shows that all the same we will come to this. It is a pity only lost time and missed opportunities. I already had to be in this situation.




Our ship underwent a scheduled repair, stood in the floating dock. The personnel was scheduled to provide repair work, was on duty and on duty. I had free time to prepare proposals for ensuring the combat stability of a ship’s air defense system or for connecting ships, as well as proposals for finalizing some radar systems and systems for the implementation of new tactical techniques. I began to study them in 1991, studying in the Higher Officer Classes in the city of Leningrad. Then, before our very eyes, the US operation was unfolding and carried out against Iraqi forces in the Persian Gulf. Aviation The United States almost completely smashed Iraq's air defense, with almost no consequences for itself. It was sad and bitter for me to realize that the air defense of Iraq was mainly equipped with our facilities, and the training of personnel was also carried out mainly by our specialists. "How could this happen?" - the question tormented me. I began to linger more often over studying documents at classes, going to the Central Naval Library in Mikhailovsky Castle. Try to translate for yourself articles of American military magazines. Then he continued to study this problem, serving on one of the ships of the Pacific fleet.

Having prepared my proposals with schemes, I asked the captain of the ship for permission to leave for the division headquarters. The captain also told me: “Are you the smartest? Sit down and calm down. ” A little later, I had the opportunity to meet with the officers of the division headquarters. My “relatives” ertesovtsy (RTS - radio engineering service) dismissed me without even becoming a listener: “Do you have nothing to do?” Then I called the EW chief (electronic warfare), and he invited me to his cabin, he was just rested after duty. “You probably want to go to Moscow or to St. Petersburg?” Suspected Kapraz (captain of the first rank) when he learned about the purpose of my visit (specialized research institutes and research institutes are located in Moscow and Leningrad). “They don’t take me there,” I replied. “That's right, they don’t take me either, although in the bulk of any proposals and publications. As one of the heads of the institute told me directly: “I'd rather take a fool, but with an apartment (then the question of providing housing for officers was very acute)”.

Then I began to tell him about my proposals, showing diagrams and maps.

- All is good. And how can you prove that your suggestions are useful and relevant?

- But how is it, everything is obvious!

- There is nothing obvious. Have you come from classes? What did you learn there? You have to confirm everything with calculations. Numbers. How? Very simple. Choose criteria for evaluating the effectiveness, sustainability or something there. Modeling a situation without your notions. You count the indicators. Then you simulate the situation with your notions. Again, counting indicators. You compare and say that the indicators have increased or decreased - it means that the proposals are valuable and relevant. That's when your opponents will be forced to look for mistakes in modeling, in calculations. If they don't find it, you're right.

That's exactly what I did. I chose one criterion - the probability of hitting our radar station with a group of US Navy planes 6 th HARM anti-radar missiles. Simulated the situation without the application of the proposed techniques and equipment. The probability of defeat was 0,999. Those. guaranteed defeat of our radar. With the use of techniques and equipment in the simplest way, the probability of a defeat has decreased to 0,44. That is another thing. Almost 50 to 50. So you can already fight.

I sent my calculations and suggestions to the specialized institutes, design offices of a number of radio plants and to the editorial board of the Military Thought journal. From a number of authorities received answers. One of the scientific research institutes answered that they considered my proposals and did not find in them a new, useful and relevant. One of the plants responded that they are working in more promising areas, in particular, in the development of optical-electronic channels of the complexes and air defense systems.

After many years, here in Chikoye, digging in his garden, he listened to the radio. There was a program with the participation of the owner of a restaurant in Belgrade, a former air defense officer. During the bombing of Yugoslavia by the Americans, an air defense unit of the Yugoslav People’s Army under his command successfully shot down American planes, including the famous Stealth, the stealth aircraft F-117. To ensure combat stability (integrity, preservation, ability to perform combat functions) from the effects of American suppressants, they successfully used ... household microwave ovens! These furnaces use ultra-high frequency radio wave sources, the same as in most radar air defense systems. Thus, the Yugoslavs were confusing American pilots, missiles and electronic suppression devices with what they had at hand. I also proposed to modify the existing radar stations and complexes in order to “powder” the brains of the means of air attack almost 10 years before the events described in this radio program.

Now, receiving information from the media about the actions of our spacecraft systems (aerospace forces) in Syria, I am pleased to note that Americans, Turks and others are afraid to fly in the zone of our forces. I think that, perhaps, the proposed techniques used by Yugoslavs play an important role in this.

This is how it happens with us, that we are sometimes inattentive to the proposals of our colleagues, we are not able to make out new things that are urgently needed at the moment. But nothing, life teaches.
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  1. Ruslan67
    Ruslan67 27 February 2016 06: 29
    +1
    Another fenced in liter fool
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 27 February 2016 07: 06
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      Quote: Ruslan67
      Another fenced in liter

      I didn’t understand your comment? There was a film about NATO bombing in Yugoslavia. In this film they showed microwave ovens with the doors removed, and deregulated old diesel engines that created thermal noise and confused the pilots. In the war, all means were good. The Americans themselves admitted that the Serbs skillfully masked equipment and put mock-ups where there was nothing. It was all from improvised materials. And the raid on the Chinese embassy was not accidental, since the Chinese got pieces of the absorbing coating of the F-117 aircraft.
      1. Ruslan67
        Ruslan67 28 February 2016 07: 15
        +1
        Quote: Amurets
        Do not understand your comment?

        I specially waited a day yes
        One officer replaced the entire General Staff in his developments! He was not rated request Then a whole country applied them good And so successfully that it ceased to exist crying Let's continue further?
        1. cth; fyn
          cth; fyn 2 March 2016 04: 39
          +1
          You want to say that if the Yugoslavs did not apply this method, then they would reach Washington?
          Initially, they had no chance against NATO, and they still fought and achieved good results and retained, if not a country, but honor.
  2. Alceers
    Alceers 27 February 2016 06: 53
    -24 qualifying.
    The author, and what is the cognitive meaning of your text? And then one gets the impression that someone here is D, Artagnan, and it’s clear who is around ... It’s not you who warned Stalin about the attack? And the chapel in ruins ... Also, you probably?
    1. Army soldier2
      Army soldier2 27 February 2016 12: 04
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      The cognitive meaning of the text is that it is very difficult for a military officer to interest anyone with his scientific and applied ideas. There are many reasons for this, starting with the fact that one truly reasonable offer accounts for several hundred frankly delusional, and few want to understand this, and ending with the fact that the military-scientific corporation looks down on military (naval) officers.
      Try to publish in Voennaya Mysl, if you are not a general or a candidate of military sciences.
      And it was not always like that. Until 1917, a significant part of scientific ideas came from the troops. And such scientific research was supported by both the Ministry and the Academy of Sciences. Read the memoirs.
      1. AUL
        AUL 27 February 2016 18: 02
        +5
        Someone from the "hinterland" came to a reputable research institute with some kind of proposal. Let it be very interesting, absolutely correct and very necessary the state. Does the institute need it?
        The institute has drawn up a long-term work plan for several years ahead, taking into account the staff and qualifications of employees, the possibilities of pilot production and subcontractors, and of course, plus a bunch of other, individual characteristics of this research institute. Open a new topic coming from some stranger - but who needs this hemorrhage? To open a topic, you need to insert it into the plan, protect and substantiate this insert in higher authorities, get funding for it, find performers ... There is a lot of trouble, but what benefit is there for officials from science? Moreover, they can, on occasion, poke their nose - they say, the whole institute could not come up with, but a simple person, "from the plow", took it and figured it out ... No, nafig, turn it off and forget! Well, what the country needs is not for me personally!
      2. Astrey
        Astrey 29 February 2016 14: 54
        0
        Quote: Army 2
        it’s very difficult for an army officer to interest anyone in his scientific and applied ideas.


        It is indicative that such an attitude - "you, what is the smartest?" And there is the main and invincible enemy. By my age, I noticed that you need to come up with something that you yourself can implement and monetize - and everything else will break about your older comrades - ghouls.

        BUT! The author tried! To begin with, I will support him with a plus sign.
    2. ava09
      ava09 24 November 2016 15: 15
      +1
      Quote: Alceers
      it’s not you who warned Stalin about the attack? And the chapel in ruins ... Also, you probably?

      Do not be rude, especially to the weak-minded, who cannot understand the meaning: (c) It happens with us that we are sometimes inattentive to the suggestions of our colleagues, for the current work we can’t make out the new, urgently needed at the moment.
      It is clear that the author says a long-standing resentment, but does the system in which we live work differently? "Keep your head down" is her message ...
  3. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 27 February 2016 07: 35
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    There is no prophet in his own country winked
    The author simply tried to say that among the simple population, employees, military, the Soul was rooting for the country, they tried to at least somehow help in solving the problems that arise. But someone was lucky to reach the top (who might have had connections or influence), someone was unlucky (as the author).
    And in our country, it’s like that: sit, be silent and don’t speak, TAM knows better what to do, and don’t disgrace me either. As a result, we have what we have. And sometimes in the kitchens people were really better able to offer something than those who were in better conditions ... winked But it’s better this way - sit and don’t speak out — what do you need most? smile
    1. sub307
      sub307 27 February 2016 11: 18
      +5
      "There is no prophet in his Fatherland" ..., "... and other fatherlands are not a lot ...". This is so ..., by the way .... In general, on the ships of the Navy, "Faradeevs" have never been favored ..., "superiors" never like anyone smarter ..., "institutions" are also "handicraftsmen of lonely", to put it mildly - they do not like it, they have determined it on their own skin.
      1. cth; fyn
        cth; fyn 2 March 2016 04: 44
        0
        But what a shame, all the officers graduated from the tower, work on this equipment, have invaluable experience and, in parallel with the service, continue training and conduct research. In practice, they are in no way inferior to an employee of a research institute.
  4. X Y Z
    X Y Z 27 February 2016 08: 58
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    Quote: Rurikovich

    ... But it’s better that way - sit and don’t speak out — what do you need most? smile


    The most scanty thing is that it is such behavior that we often consider normal and the only correct one.
    1. Rurikovich
      Rurikovich 27 February 2016 09: 11
      +6
      Yes laughing And sometimes felt in my own skin crying You bring, it happens, to the court of higher comrades some of your achievements, so in response - we know better, we have two higher ones, and we are bosses! And there isn’t enough to think of a simple logical, lying on the surface lol hi
      1. Amurets
        Amurets 27 February 2016 11: 11
        +7
        Quote: Rurikovich
        You bring, it happens, to the court of higher comrades some of your achievements, so in response - we know better, we have two higher ones, and we are bosses!

        Education is not a sign of intelligence, especially in our time. Remembering in Soviet times, the badge of graduating from a higher and secondary educational institution was called a float, it’s always kept on the surface, but it’s not added to the mind. to teach everything. And you can buy diplomas of education on the Internet.
        1. Rurikovich
          Rurikovich 27 February 2016 20: 22
          +1
          Quote: Amurets
          Education is not a sign of the mind, especially nowadays.

          I guess, yes. But not always. There are educated and smart people. But according to certain laws known only to the Lord God, for some reason they do not meet in our path ... winked repeat
          1. Amurets
            Amurets 28 February 2016 02: 57
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            Quote: Rurikovich

            I guess, yes. But not always. There are educated and smart people.

            In principle, yes, there are exceptions to any rule.
            Quote: Rurikovich
            But according to certain laws known only to the Lord God, for some reason they do not meet in our path ...

            These are the exceptions to the rule. Such people have come across my path two or three times, and thank God that they got me on the path of my life.
        2. avia12005
          avia12005 24 November 2016 15: 11
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          Those who graduated from a secondary military educational institution received not a float, but a sign "VU", which in the common people was called "seemed to be studying", or more simply - "bull's eye".
      2. Severok
        Severok 27 February 2016 18: 53
        +1
        And it turns out that such a star-studded superior, with two "higher" ones, one of which is a pedagogical institute, and the other a higher party school or "academy" of management, gets into a car with a child seat, and then stupidly asks the contractor how to fix it in the car. Or even more beautiful, when, with the engine running, he climbs with his palm on a hot exhaust manifold and makes a howl of a wounded crocodile!
    2. Alex
      Alex 27 February 2016 11: 26
      +4
      Quote: XYZ
      The most scanty thing is that it is such behavior that we often consider normal and the only correct one.

      Plus the self-complacency phrase: "What can I alone do?" Or "And what does he / she have to do with it? They are also demanding, so they are demanding from us too."

      How many times have I encountered this. And what is especially nice - I got used to it ...
      1. Amurets
        Amurets 28 February 2016 03: 55
        +1
        Quote: Alex

        Plus the self-complacency phrase: "What can I alone do?" Or "And what does he / she have to do with it? They are also demanding, so they are demanding from us too."

        How many times have I encountered this. And what is especially nice - I got used to it ...

        The worst thing is that even under the threat of death, people don’t try to think about how to survive in this situation. And the funny thing is, you just have to think. It happened that a car stalled in the taiga, there was a sea around the dry land, a tank full of gasoline and 15-16 people were shaking around the car from the cold. We drove up, pulled up an awning, forced to gather up the dry land and make a fire. Is it difficult? No! We couldn’t pick up people, a special vehicle. But in 10 minutes they put the car in order, started and escorted them to the highway. But people were freezing and why they didn’t want to think how to get out of the situation and I preferred to freeze. And it’s completely fault one person: a TB and life safety engineer, they didn’t train people sending them to work.
  5. moskowit
    moskowit 27 February 2016 09: 05
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    "● The subordinate in the face of the superiors must look dashing and silly! In order not to confuse the authorities with their understanding ..." (attributed to Peter the Great) ...

    And there is also a wonderful episode in the film "17 Moments of Spring", where Stirlitz, by chance, throws his thought over to Shelenberg, and he, after a while, gives it out for execution ...
    I tried, more than once, it works ... And the business is moving forward, and the problem is being solved, as you planned ... And the bosses still remember who suggested ...
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 27 February 2016 11: 17
      +3
      Quote: moskowit
      "● The subordinate in the face of the superiors must look dashing and silly! In order not to confuse the authorities with their understanding ..." (attributed to Peter the Great) ...

      I already wrote, but the moderators did not miss it, but you will understand: "With a smart deputy, and such a boss will go for a smart one. It was not for nothing that I took this passage for a quote.
    2. Alex
      Alex 27 February 2016 11: 29
      +6
      Quote: moskowit
      And there is also a wonderful episode in the film "17 Moments of Spring", where Stirlitz, by chance, throws his thought to Shelenberg, and after a while, he gives it out for execution ... I tried, more than once, it works ... And the matter is moving forward, and the problem is solved as you planned ... And the bosses, all the same, remember who suggested ...

      But at Ushakov this trick with Potemkin did not pass. The old fox instantly saw through the intrigue, and even chided the naval commander: they say you don’t know how to intrigue - don’t take it. But he immediately got to the heart of the matter, ordered the vanguard to be singled out and appointed Ushakov as commander. It is a pity that this approach to business is not often found in the highest echelons of power.
    3. oxotnuk86
      oxotnuk86 27 February 2016 21: 08
      +3
      moskowit. You are right to share with the boss or offer the research institute without claims for authorship and compensation. There is a chance that comes to life. Not for the sake of ranks and awards we live but for the benefit of.
  6. guzik007
    guzik007 27 February 2016 10: 00
    +7
    I remember the immortal: ... and tell the sovereign that the British do not clean their guns with a brick ...
    Admit honestly those of the members of the forum who are active in life, how many times in your life have you heard: "Cho, the smartest?"
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 27 February 2016 11: 20
      0
      Quote: guzik007
      Admit honestly those of the members of the forum who are active in life, how many times in your life have you heard: "Cho, the smartest?"

      No comment! For then follows: "Well, do at least something that would work."
    2. Alex
      Alex 27 February 2016 11: 31
      +2
      Quote: guzik007
      Admit honestly those of the members of the forum who are active in life, how many times in your life have you heard: "Cho, the smartest?"

      Until now, almost every month in one form or another issue. However, only Madagascar sloth can leave indifferent what our education does.
  7. Good cat
    Good cat 27 February 2016 11: 16
    +1
    "Grandpa, you are the smartest, do you need more than anyone here? ...... Nobody knew, and I'm Batman!" Accident.
  8. Alceers
    Alceers 28 February 2016 16: 14
    0
    Quote: AUL
    To open a topic, you need to insert it into the plan, protect and justify this insert in higher instances, knock out funding for it, find artists ... There is a lot of trouble,

    That's it! And the author of the text did not know this? And who should do this for him? Bother? He tells what a serious scientist he is! (Verbatim and ...) Judging by the text, did he need to be applauded and worn around his arms? Examine my person immediately for great ideas! And who will work? So he needed his idea so much and it was of such a quality that he washed his hands cheerfully at the first obstacles he met, and now he laments, oh how it is, all that I’ve applied is that in the eighteenth year Churchill came up with ...
    All serious developments that brought glory to Russian weapons did just that. Take Kalashnikov, his first creation, he himself recognized the useless came out. And then someone somewhere farted into a puddle, and all the research institutes should run in ecstasy?
  9. Rich-ksy
    Rich-ksy 28 February 2016 21: 27
    0
    In fact, everything is simple. It is necessary to take into account or at least take into account rational proposals or, so to speak, positive experience.
  10. zombirusrev
    zombirusrev 14 November 2016 16: 56
    +1
    The theme is as old as the beard of Hottabych in both aspects. We had jammers in the 70s, but apparently no one was supplied from 3 countries such as Iraq. And the topic of inertness of military science is well disclosed by Yu.I. Mukhin in the book the assassination of Stalin and Beria in the chapter on the engineer Ledin: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9B%D0%B5%D0%B4%
    D0%B8%D0%BD,_%D0%95%D0%B2%D0%B3%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8
    %D0%B9_%D0%93%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B3%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%8C
    %D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87
    Book: http://www.sovnarkom.ru/BOOKS/MUHIN/STALIN_1/muhi
    n_st_04.htm

    As long as our senior general does not kick under the boot, nothing will move!
    "Hedgehog bird is proud until you kick it and fly!" (C)
  11. bbss
    bbss 24 November 2016 16: 04
    0
    In 2001, he talked with a retired captain of the first rank, who worked for a long time in a certain technical commission. The commission was considering a huge number of proposals that the authors sent to the Ministry of Defense, General Staff and other such authorities. A specific commission received proposals concerning the fleet and coastal defense. In general, he told me this as an anecdote. Type of proposal for the use of decommissioned PT-76. Fasten with chains in 3x4 "boxes" and float behind the tug. It turned out to be a kind of floating battery. I do not presume to evaluate, however, most likely the author had a chance to communicate with such "filtration" commissions.