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Media: US Air Force pulls the whole army to the bottom

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US Air Force have reached the bottom of the historical - the number of aircraft was significantly reduced, they become more and more dilapidated, and the pilots are not ready for full-scale war, leads RIA News An article published in The National Interest.


Media: US Air Force pulls the whole army to the bottom


This fact is recognized in the Air Force itself, the newspaper notes.

"Today, in total, we have only 55 fighter squadrons, the average age of our aircraft has reached 27 years, and less than 50% of Air Force combat forces are ready for full-scale operations," David Goldfine, deputy head of the United States Air Force, quoted.

In his opinion, the country's leadership should finally pay attention to "the resurgent power of China, Russia's operation in Syria, the return to the world political arena of Iran, as well as the ambitions of North Korea."

He also stressed that so far "the problem of the activity of the" Islamic State "has not been solved."

“You understand my concerns about this trajectory. Air forces that are not being upgraded are ultimately defeated. And when the air force is defeated, the whole team is defeated, ”the general said at a hearing in the Senate.
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  1. sever.56
    sever.56 17 March 2016 11: 26
    +16
    But what about the words: - "We are the most powerful and exceptional"?
    Maybe they looked at the actions of our Aerospace Forces in Syria, and finally realized that all their "exclusiveness" is manifested only when they bomb the weakest, and in the person of our Aerospace Forces they have a serious potential enemy?
    1. cniza
      cniza 17 March 2016 11: 31
      +47
      Quote: sever.56
      But what about the words: - "We are the most powerful and exceptional"?



      There are two tricky points here:
      - Give me money:
      - If what we warned, you gave the money late.
      1. Mobius
        Mobius 17 March 2016 11: 36
        +23
        Media: US Air Force pulls the whole army to the bottom


        God grant, God grant ...

        If this whining is at least a quarter, at least "eight" of the truth, it's already good.

        We are waiting for a similar grief for the media in other arms of the US ...
        1. Sensatus
          Sensatus 17 March 2016 11: 44
          +11
          And given the fact that the F-35 turned out to be expensive and ineffective for its cost, the process of degradation of the US Air Force will continue.
          The fact is encouraging. This gives us a chance to bridge the gap in their quantitative superiority due to our quality.
        2. 79807420129
          79807420129 17 March 2016 12: 17
          +11
          Quote: Möbius
          We are waiting for a similar grief for the media in other arms of the US ...

          They will be sure to give money.
          1. Aaron Zawi
            Aaron Zawi 17 March 2016 14: 10
            +1
            Quote: 79807420129
            Quote: Möbius
            We are waiting for a similar grief for the media in other arms of the US ...

            They will be sure to give money.
            in in. We are so bad that we need a lot of money, the whole idea of ​​such information.
      2. Mobius
        Mobius 17 March 2016 11: 44
        +4
        Quote: cniza
        - If what we warned, you gave the money late.


        When it will be LATENobody will need excuses.
      3. ammunition
        ammunition 17 March 2016 12: 03
        +7
        Quote: cniza
        There are two tricky points here:


        There is a third point. winked
        Oiled up! laughing
      4. Gomel
        Gomel 17 March 2016 12: 57
        +3
        The fiscal year in the USA ends in April .....
        So everything is clear for now
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    3. demo
      demo 17 March 2016 11: 36
      +4
      No.
      In the USA, a new trend in fashion is pacifism!
      We are for the world and the planes are old.
      Paragraph.
    4. Maksus
      Maksus 17 March 2016 11: 36
      +12
      They just want money. Look at the aircraft that they have put into operation in recent years - Raptor, Penguin. These are expensive models. The Americans really ruled out the possibility of a "real war" for their Air Force. They left a small number of super-expensive and super-sophisticated manned aircraft, and they planned to replace everything else with drones. I think that they also have a serious shortage of personnel - there are a lot of flying and bombing people, but not enough to die.
    5. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 17 March 2016 11: 38
      +15
      Now they understand my joke when I wrote: - "We need to increase the production of the F-35 by reducing other weapons ... laughing
      1. Mobius
        Mobius 17 March 2016 11: 46
        +2
        Quote: Sith Lord
        Now they understand my joke when I wrote: - "We need to increase the production of the F-35 by reducing other weapons ...

        It not a jokeThis is a DIVERSION! wassat

        Although ... In Israel, for example, they will be glad to hear such news, because they so dream of getting a "miracle Yudo" in their Air Force ...
      2. EvgNik
        EvgNik 17 March 2016 12: 31
        +4
        Quote: Sith Lord
        Need to increase production of F-35

        There is hardly such a need. I read somewhere that there are not enough pilots. Why then airplanes?
        Although, as Möbius writes, Israel will be pleased with them.
        1. Mobius
          Mobius 17 March 2016 13: 36
          +1
          Quote: EvgNik
          Although, as Möbius writes, Israel will be pleased with them.


          I would like to see reviews from Israeli colleagues ...

          Are they still waiting for the F-35 like manna from heaven, or have they already cooled off to the idea of ​​"familiarizing with the world's most advanced aviation technologies"?
    6. VP
      VP 17 March 2016 11: 40
      +3
      There is a budget sharing, at such moments to everyone up to the lantern what's there and who is there in Syria
    7. meriem1
      meriem1 17 March 2016 11: 44
      +10
      Quote: sever.56
      But what about the words: - "We are the most powerful and exceptional"?
      Maybe they looked at the actions of our Aerospace Forces in Syria, and finally realized that all their "exclusiveness" is manifested only when they bomb the weakest, and in the person of our Aerospace Forces they have a serious potential enemy?


      And tryndet to empty, not to carry bags. The back does not hurt. engineers at Lockheed no longer know how to raise themselves in price. PAK FA is poured over ours. And everything is bad with us. It's just that Russia, as it was, will remain a mystery to them. Having nothing to oppose, it remains only to drive the blizzard.
    8. g1v2
      g1v2 17 March 2016 11: 57
      +6
      Do not take everything on faith. The U.S. Air Force is the most powerful branch of the U.S. forces, ahead of even the fleet in importance, perhaps. It is a huge number of aircraft of the Air Force and the National Guard of old brands that provide the United States with superiority over other armies in the world. F15 and F16, which have a lot of mattresses in service and storage, and in good condition, allow you to put 2-3 fighters on one of ours, even a newer one. However, while the dynamics are in our favor - we now have more aircraft under construction and modernization than theirs, but there will not be parity for a very long time.
      1. ammunition
        ammunition 17 March 2016 12: 21
        +3
        Quote: g1v2
        allow you to put the 2-3 fighter on one of ours, even if a newer one.


        Do not forget that the Americans have prepared these 2-3 fighters for more than one. And also to China. And also to Iran .. and generally to the whole world.
        1. Tektor
          Tektor 17 March 2016 13: 01
          +3
          allow you to put 2-3 fighter on one of our
          If you believe the words of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the US Air Force David Goldfine, then the Air Force has 55 fighter squadrons left, which gives a total of less than 900 pieces. The approximate number of combat-ready fighters in our Air Force is at least 600. We get a ratio of less than 1,5: 1.
        2. abrakadabre
          abrakadabre 17 March 2016 17: 54
          +1
          Then do not forget about NATO aircraft in general. This is somewhat more than just US planes.
      2. tomatokin
        tomatokin 17 March 2016 13: 51
        +2
        Well, they will put up 2-3 against our one! And what? The action of one is much more coordinated than the actions of three. And the originality of these actions is almost of key importance. From my personal experience, I will say that for some reason it was always easier for me to fight against two or three ... . the rest are just "pears." Fight "one-on-one" is almost always the most difficult and bloody. Coordination of group actions, if "on top", then this group is INVINCIBLE. Not always numerical superiority gives a result.
      3. Dam
        Dam 17 March 2016 13: 55
        +3
        You did not take into account our air defense. It will be more unpleasant for "partners" than all videoconferencing
  2. sir_obs
    sir_obs 17 March 2016 11: 28
    +7
    They want money, which is incomprehensible. Urgent need to push through new orders.
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 17 March 2016 11: 41
      +3
      Well, what are you so worried about! Now the Northrop Grumman B2035 will be lost for cheap and fast by the year 21! And the Boeing 2040 fighter of the 6th generation will be happy for you. Ha ha ha ha
    2. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 17 March 2016 11: 44
      +12
      I agree with you - pure divorce for grandmothers with manipulation of public opinion. Ostap Bender is simply an innocent child compared to these rogues on a planetary scale. They would deal with their problems, and not "treat" the whole world as it should 'eat hamburgers'.
      Quote: sever.56
      sever.56 Today, 11:26
      But what about the words: - "We are the most powerful and exceptional"?

      yes in any way, but people should be "loaded" so that they think less. It would be better if the fight against cancer was financed, then really a place among the greats was staked out
      1. sisa29
        sisa29 17 March 2016 13: 04
        0
        Into the account of a cure for cancer: EXACTLY AMERICANS INVENTED and STARTED ISSUE! a year ago.
        It is called Keptruda. The Israelis are already treating with this medicine. In Russia, it is not certified, therefore, even officially, a dropper cannot be delivered when brought from abroad. Even when transported through customs, our customs officers demand to pay 20 percent of the cost of t to a cost of more than $ 10. Very expensive so far. The meaning of the drug, the body begins to see cancer in the body and metastases kills the body's immunity. Unfortunately, I do not know from other people's words. My wife has stage 000, in October 4 months left to live. We fight.
        Anyone who is faced with such a disaster is ready to share knowledge.
        Now it has a different attitude towards Israel and the United States.
        1. Dam
          Dam 17 March 2016 14: 00
          +2
          It’s unfortunate that your wife has such a disaster. But believe me, there is no panacea for cancer yet. Some types treat it, but a lot of it. And such stories about the difficult and expensive supplied exclusives, most often money divorce
          1. sisa29
            sisa29 17 March 2016 14: 56
            +1
            In part, you are right as far as I know cancers are more than 200 varieties, and the medicine is not for everyone, his wife has melanoma. A professor in Israel studied tumor samples for several weeks to find a cure. In five months, seven out of eight metastases resolved, the largest 3x4 cm. But you have to fly to Tel Aviv every month.
          2. Saratoga833
            Saratoga833 17 March 2016 17: 56
            0
            Quote: Damm
            most often money divorce

            How to say!
        2. Saratoga833
          Saratoga833 17 March 2016 17: 55
          +1
          Quote: sisa29
          Now it has a different attitude towards Israel and the United States.

          This is pretty good. It would be even better if we began to relate differently to our ruined medicine and our worthless Government, headed by Medvedev. Then there would be no need to bother where to get the medicine from!
          1. Dam
            Dam 17 March 2016 18: 23
            +2
            For the government, I agree, for medicine, I disagree. Our shareware medical sector (OMS) is head and shoulders above Europe. Our commercial sector, as a rule, does not lag behind (I exclude oncology from the list). Outlined honey tourism
  3. Alekseyklg
    Alekseyklg 17 March 2016 11: 32
    +5
    F-35 to help you)))
    1. Symarokov897
      Symarokov897 17 March 2016 11: 39
      +4
      Not what they get out, advertise and vparit Europeans, and let them disentangle .....
  4. silver_roman
    silver_roman 17 March 2016 11: 32
    +4
    Another nagging and an attempt to knock out the dough from Congress.
    And we are told that we have corruption. Our politicians are puppies compared to sharks in the West.

    Today, in total, we have only 55 fighter squadrons, the average age of our aircraft has reached 27 years, and less than 50% of the Air Force’s combat forces are ready for full-scale operations. ”

    The Yankees have the largest number of aircraft, even if we take into account only 50%, we hardly hold out, and there is also NATO and all kinds of dogs like the Saudis, who have bulk weapons, though they do not know how to use them. It is also worth considering the technology in storage, and in this regard they are very careful about it. There they have everything in Feng Shui.


    In his opinion, the country's leadership should finally pay attention to "the resurgent power of China, Russia's operation in Syria, the return to the world political arena of Iran, as well as the ambitions of North Korea."

    It is typical to hear from the general’s links about the outgoing danger from Iran and the DPRK. But on the other hand, this is very correct. If you scream every time. when the tank withdraws the Russian Federation from the hangar, then it can be skillfully used when deploying its forces near our borders, despite the fact that there can be no question of equivalence.
    In the context of "expanding NATO, but Russia is approaching our borders."
    He also stressed that so far "the problem of the activity of the" Islamic State "has not been solved."

    Of course not resolved. own savages endure and rake to the fullest from the army of the SAR and VKS of the Russian Federation. It is necessary to adjust plans so that the activity of the IG is more productive.

    P.S. oh and the dog these Yankees. how ugly their little world, which is presented as civilized and developed culturally and spiritually.
    Sometimes you really want to bring Mars away from this scum !!!
    1. Mobius
      Mobius 17 March 2016 11: 39
      +1
      Quote: silver_roman
      Another nagging and an attempt to knock out the dough from Congress.
      And we are told that we have corruption. Our politicians are puppies compared to sharks in the West.


      That does not show laughing

      Someone, and Ukraine, out of sophistication in corruption, outdid many teachers from across the ocean yes hi
      1. silver_roman
        silver_roman 17 March 2016 12: 23
        0
        I swear by the "holy" Bandera laughing
        The scale is not the same.
        And by the way, if you wanted to hook, it is unlikely to work out. The info against Ukraine does not cling to me, tk. facts are facts! hi
        1. Mobius
          Mobius 17 March 2016 13: 50
          +2
          Quote: silver_roman
          And by the way, if you wanted to hook, it is unlikely to work out. The info against Ukraine does not cling to me, tk. facts are facts!

          There are no complaints about the territory "Ukraine" and the people who were driven by the Nazis.

          Claims against the clique, and against the so-called "deceived" who, in fact, simply lost their conscience and honor.
          1. silver_roman
            silver_roman 18 March 2016 11: 03
            +1
            Quote: Möbius
            Claims against the clique, and against the so-called "deceived" who, in fact, simply lost their conscience and honor.

            I will say this: there are many people who are against the current situation, but many are FOR.
            There are neutrals who want nothing left. neither to the right.
            But the so-called "deceived" are really deceived. For example, I don't even have a TV set. there is nothing to watch on TV. You can't even imagine what kind of nonsense they are talking about.
            And this is constant from all sides. There was even such an experience when most of the children at school were told to call a square a circle, and the child who was not told was asked the question: "What figure does he see?" Having heard the deliberately incorrect answer of the general mass, the child, realizing that there was a circle in front of him, called it a square.

            Our "vlada" is not even excrement. This is the worst substance that does everything to hate the Russian Federation here. And all the work is fueled by generous injections of dough from the west. I personally know such examples. An acquaintance worked on TV.
            So it makes no sense to hate, you need to work to remove these cattle. I do not understand why there is no subversive activity against the junta? rallies, groups outside the EAEU, etc. It is necessary long ago to hammer on pseudo international law and to beat the enemy both by diplomatic and physical methods. In general, what am I talking about .............. ???? recourse
  5. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 17 March 2016 11: 34
    +1
    Cutting loot is easier than doing business. Continue in the same spirit. We will not claim to surrender.
  6. guzik007
    guzik007 17 March 2016 11: 35
    +1
    Ai-i-i-th! dilapidated. and a photo in the subject-cho then ties up with ropes, see, they will fall off soon: =)
  7. Air Force captain
    Air Force captain 17 March 2016 11: 37
    +2
    Well what can I say ....: exceptional (M) cranks
  8. VP
    VP 17 March 2016 11: 38
    +2
    The Gundezhka went, sawing the budget, each commander in turn cries for his orphan and wretchedness.
    After the Air Force nickname was the turn of the hunter, also cried.
    The rules of the game are as follows - if you don’t understand then you’ll be beaten by your own if, because of this, they’ll carry around the budget.
  9. Engineer
    Engineer 17 March 2016 11: 43
    +1
    In general, they beg for money from Congress under the pretext of the decay of the aircraft fleet and the success of our aerospace forces in Syria. Yes, F-22, B-2 and MQ-1 Predator terribly dilapidated, trash is simple. Only others have no such trash.
  10. pts-m
    pts-m 17 March 2016 11: 45
    +2
    I wish pendos ... not a bottom and tires ...! As people say ... climbing to the peak of the peak, you begin to think how to go down to Earth from it ...
  11. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 17 March 2016 11: 47
    +2
    Their plane will soon cost like a corvette. It is clear that the budget for all "Wishlist" is not enough. So they perform, periodically - give, give. Will the Raptor assembly line be reopened? Or to finish off the F-35? Or start a new development, very, very super-duper ... It is important that they give more money, the military-industrial complex of mattresses is private, he loves money.
  12. Hooks
    Hooks 17 March 2016 11: 47
    +2
    Almost every day, information is published from otherworldly media with quotes from high military leaders about the critical situation of the armed forces. Something painfully strongly talkative became their warriors.
    I can't imagine that, for example, Shamanov gave an interview to some RBC and said "FSEPROPALO".
  13. WHITE CAT
    WHITE CAT 17 March 2016 11: 48
    +1
    Beggars to eat.
  14. astapminus
    astapminus 17 March 2016 11: 50
    0
    In Syria, noticed the latest Russian Mi-28N and Ka-52 helicopters
    http://lenta.ru/news/2016/03/16/oyvey/
  15. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 17 March 2016 11: 52
    +3
    The fact that America acts as a locomotive of military products for the whole of Europe and NATO will play a cruel joke on them. It turns out that the entire "civilized Western world" will be backward.
  16. DMB3000
    DMB3000 17 March 2016 11: 52
    +2
    Quote: sever.56
    But what about the words: - "We are the most powerful and exceptional"?
    Maybe they looked at the actions of our Aerospace Forces in Syria, and finally realized that all their "exclusiveness" is manifested only when they bomb the weakest, and in the person of our Aerospace Forces they have a serious potential enemy?

    they can only fight against the Zulus. and even then barely barely. and with a serious adversary they piss and cannot
  17. Wolka
    Wolka 17 March 2016 11: 53
    +3
    the salvation of drowning people, the work of the drowning people themselves, but if the hands are short and God did not give his mind, then to the bottom, perhaps this is even the very best option for the Yankees in particular and the whole world on Earth ...
  18. SAM 5
    SAM 5 17 March 2016 11: 53
    +1
    Lockheed, Boeing, Northrop-Grumman, etc. - dough is not enough for them all.
  19. Jarserge
    Jarserge 17 March 2016 11: 57
    +2
    Typical crying Yankees, we are so "weak and unhappy" give us more money! There is no need to flatter this crocodile very, very teeth, but crocodile tears ...
  20. Stinger
    Stinger 17 March 2016 12: 00
    +3
    In order to bomb the sand in Syria is enough. The main thing is that instead of flying planes, vodka is not drunk and disgrace is not violated.
  21. givigor71
    givigor71 17 March 2016 12: 01
    +2
    Once in one day, all at once:
    US Army Commander-in-Chief declares unpreparedness for war with Russia
    Speaking to the US House of Representatives Armed Forces Committee, Milli said he had serious concerns about how ready the US army was to fight the “superpowers” ​​to which it included China, Russia, Iran, and the DPRK, Reuters reported. According to Milli, the current state of the ground forces does not allow us to speak about the proper fulfillment of military tasks or about an acceptable level of losses.

    https://news.mail.ru/politics/25156819/?frommail=1
  22. Dezinto
    Dezinto 17 March 2016 12: 18
    +3
    In a previous article on a similar topic - they suddenly began to miss the guns, now about the planes, then they will miss the helmets, and then it turns out that bulletproof vests break through with an RPG shot !! generally shock! - outdated! belay



    Department of State Budget Saving America laughing

    And they twist the mechanisms of the largest military budget in the world.

  23. shadow
    shadow 17 March 2016 12: 20
    +3
    Well he said. And who will listen to him? Everyone is interested in something else: cut money, everything else is not important. Russians are not going to attack, so we don’t need modern weapons, and we need money in our own pockets. So everything is logical
  24. iv.ionov
    iv.ionov 17 March 2016 12: 29
    +1
    Quote: sever.56
    Maybe they looked at the actions of our Aerospace Forces in Syria, and finally realized that all their "exclusiveness" is manifested only when they bomb the weakest, and in the person of our Aerospace Forces they have a serious potential enemy?

    Of course, our guys worked in Syria for 5+, I will now express sedition, and I can cause a sea of ​​indignation, but let's face it, our guys flew less calmly from the fact that the glory of GOD these "devils" have nothing and nothing so, let's be glad that everything worked out, and everyone returned home alive, except for Peshkov and Pozynich, the kingdom of heaven for them, the earth to them in peace and eternal memory !!!
  25. Taygerus
    Taygerus 17 March 2016 12: 31
    +1
    Yes, let them all go to the bottom, even if 0,5% is true, then it’s already good, and the more corruption grows in the Omerigi army the better, I don’t mind letting the loot cut all kinds of crap, it can spread its democracy around the world will cease hi
  26. askort154
    askort154 17 March 2016 12: 31
    +2
    Knock out the extra dough, that's understandable. But now they have figured "to the nose" and shed tears. If you look, then
    NATO, after the collapse of the USSR, is strongly "rusted". They rested on their laurels for 25 years, occasionally chasing the "bearded men" through the mountains and deserts, this was their tactical practice. There was no worthy enemy. They could hardly gather those willing to bomb Libya. France can now deploy as many as 20 fighters, in Germany the same situation .They looked sleepily at Russia (slept through the Crimea), until she "dumbfounded" them with her throw on Syria. And they are shocked by the practical "advertising" of the weapons of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in Syria. They realized that they slept through Russia. I do not belittle NATO's capabilities, I state that NATO has big problems. NATO will not dare to fight Russia, not only because of Latvia (as in the CNN film), but also because of Turkey or Ukraine, even more so.
  27. Gunther
    Gunther 17 March 2016 12: 34
    0
    Even I felt sorry for the Pendoshkan Air Force, to say nothing of the Senate, they would allocate a billion dollars to the Pentagon, as in 2009.
  28. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 17 March 2016 12: 36
    +1
    Quote: Möbius
    Media: US Air Force pulls the whole army to the bottom


    God grant, God grant ...

    damn it ... This is congressional whining, money is being squeezed out. you need to "cut" more! Serdyukov chokes on his saliva with envy ...
  29. tomket
    tomket 17 March 2016 12: 49
    +2
    Everything is relative. For the 55 Americans, there are few fighter squadrons (and after all, the NATO bloc is even more alive than all the ATS), but how many squadrons do we have? We have them 32. The collapse of the Soviet Air Force was more ambitious and tragic. Comparing the Russian Air Force and the Soviet Air Force is like a dwarf with a giant. If on the 1990 in the USSR there were about 220 air regiments, now we have no 100 ESCADRILS! Feel the difference, then make fun of the Americans.
  30. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 17 March 2016 13: 19
    +1
    General Goldfine unnecessarily dramatizes and escalates. According to any sensible expert, this is an excellent state of the US Air Force. No worries.
  31. Landwarrior
    Landwarrior 17 March 2016 13: 23
    +1
    They, EMNIP, were going to bet on UAVs, so I don’t see anything terrible for them.
  32. drunkram
    drunkram 17 March 2016 13: 44
    0
    But the A-10 in the photo? I think I know what kind of cliche would have been invented for him, had this plane been in service with us
  33. satelit24
    satelit24 17 March 2016 13: 53
    +1
    And, even under such nagging, you can cloak a dozen squadrons (if you are preparing for anything what )
  34. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 17 March 2016 14: 01
    0
    Bmpd had a curious picture of a table of middle age and combat readiness of the US Air Force fleet as applied to types of vehicles working on military vehicles (that is, these are incomplete statistics):
    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1693751.html

    The average age of F-15 is 21-29 years.
    The average age of F-16 is 23 years.

    Particularly pleasing are "fifteen hundred" and KC-135 tankers, whose average age has exceeded fifty years. They are followed by forty-year-old gunships and electronic warfare aircraft.
    And even the S-17 "on average" has already celebrated its tenth anniversary.

    But the table does not yet reflect six dozen Air Force UH-1N Huey, which were delivered in the early 70s (then the Air Force took the very first batch of brand new Twin Huey ... and they still torture them).
  35. afrikanez
    afrikanez 17 March 2016 14: 19
    +1
    The Americans are a nation of "whiners", which is not an article but the obligatory whining of the "exceptional". sad
  36. vv3
    vv3 17 March 2016 15: 25
    0
    Gentlemen, do not fuss. This is nothing more than a PR move. Destroying bandits without air defense is not difficult ... Are the actions of the US Air Force in Syria not effective? But, they only depicted the war, but in fact, on the contrary, fanned it. This is a local specific conflict ... And here is the military confrontation with America? F-35 is expensive, but we don’t have to buy it. This is a great aircraft, and is fully consistent with the American concept of long and medium air combat. Despite the problems with AFAR software, they will solve them. In long-range aerial combat, taking into account the means of organizing it and ensuring the Americans have an enviable advantage. Our aircraft, including the T-50, are superior to rivals in close maneuverable combat. But we still have to get to it. I’m not talking about the problems with our software and its implementation in hardware. So, what to work, work and work ...
  37. dvg1959
    dvg1959 17 March 2016 18: 14
    0
    Russian VSKs were in serious competition, justification and an excuse for increasing the military budget are needed.
  38. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 18 March 2016 05: 42
    0
    And what did you want from the general !!! ??? All the military are the same — to have superiority. The most modern equipment is needed, especially since Russia is slowly arming in armaments.
  39. ferrumio
    ferrumio 18 March 2016 10: 58
    0
    What all of you are naive :) this is all nagging just because you need more money, North Korea and Russia are eternal scarecrows for this case. Why are you so happy? no matter how the armies of other countries (China, Russia) are strengthened, the US army remains the strongest.
  40. wervolf
    wervolf 19 March 2016 16: 06
    0
    Quote: cniza
    Quote: sever.56
    But what about the words: - "We are the most powerful and exceptional"?



    There are two tricky points here:
    - Give me money:
    - If what we warned, you gave the money late.

    Another "tricky" moment is possible: "If you are strong, pretend to be weak, if you are weak, pretend to be strong" by Sun Tzu
    "Art of War"