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American General: Continuing participation in military conflicts adversely affected the combat readiness of the US Air Force

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The readiness of the US Air Force units for all types of combat operations is currently less than 50%, said the deputy chief of staff of the American air force, John Raymond.




"25 years of continuous combat operations have had a negative impact on the readiness of the full range", the newspaper quoted the general Look.

Raymond, apparently, is counting from the operation "Desert Storm" (1991 g).

“Currently less than 50% (parts) of the Air Force are ready for the full range of combat operations,” he said.

Nevertheless, according to him, the United States Air Force still holds the leading positions in combat readiness in the world, although "our closest persecutors are closing this gap."

Touching upon the issues of participation of the Air Force in operations against the IS, the general said that “almost 100% of the applied aviation Ammunition are highly accurate. “Most of them are aimed at the target using the GPS satellite navigation system,” he said.

“The Air Force has no fear of a shortage of this type of ammunition. At the request of the Pentagon, manufacturers of these munitions are now increasing their ability to increase the volume of their products, ”assured Raymond.

According to him, "these ammunition provided and foreign partners, and allies of the United States." “They then reimburse the costs of producing such products,” the general added.
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  1. SS68SS
    SS68SS 25 March 2016 09: 42
    +7
    "Currently, less than 50% (units) of the Air Force are ready for the full range of combat operations," he said.

    According to him, "these ammunition provided and foreign partners, and allies of the United States." “They then reimburse the costs of producing such products,” the general added.


    Judging by his words, their cartridges began to run out ... This is most likely a statement for their taxpayers ...

    Although it is obvious that this is another "empty talk" from the State Department and the like ...
    1. Michael67
      Michael67 25 March 2016 09: 43
      +24
      Crazy us generals. I would have kept quiet about readiness.
      It is also negotiated. They have not "25 years of continuous military operations ...", but 25 years of continuous terror and murder of civilians around the world. Their army is infanticide.
      1. Darkmor
        Darkmor 25 March 2016 09: 56
        +15
        I recalled a joke about a mortally wounded Jewish partisan:
        "Vasya, friend, I am dying - shoot until the Germans got to me."
        "Izya, comrade, I have no cartridges - I spent the last on the German"
        "So buy from me!"

        That USA is such a Jew, only they ask not to shoot themselves, but others.
        Their allies, at their direction, through their GPS, bomb their targets with high-precision ammunition, and the United States then sells new ammunition and military equipment to its allies - and simultaneously set a new target to provide new orders for the new capacities of its industry.

        The cycle of bomb-bucks in nature - or how in the 21st century it is possible to legitimize economic slavery under the auspices of de-democracy. Order a brochure from any U.S. representative.
        1. karpah
          karpah 25 March 2016 18: 46
          -2
          Well, I don’t know how the USA can be a Jew (only you and your attending psychiatrist probably know this). But here that you are anti-Semite, there is no doubt
          1. Darkmor
            Darkmor 25 March 2016 20: 46
            +2
            Quote: karpah
            Well, I don’t know how the USA can be a Jew

            Analogy - google the meaning of a word.
            and your treating psychiatrist

            My attending psychiatrist is an educated person. By the way, I learned the meaning of analogy from him.
            And before that, I threw foam at my mouth at everyone who told jokes about drunken Russians and stigmatized them with fascists.
            After all, I don’t drink, I don’t play the balalaika, I saw the bear only in the zoo - and they mock me!
            It didn’t fit in my limited brain that the joke shows some general qualities, hypertrophied and elevated to the absolute, and inherent only in a collective image - and not reflect a specific individual, that is, me.
            But, thanks to the doctor - he laid out everything that bad parents and friends did not explain to me in childhood.
            Phone to share?
      2. konetit
        konetit 25 March 2016 10: 09
        +2
        I completely agree, put a bold plus.
      3. Wild_grey_wolf
        Wild_grey_wolf 25 March 2016 10: 14
        +1
        Quote: Michael67
        Crazy us generals. I would have kept quiet about readiness.
        It is also negotiated. They have not "25 years of continuous military operations ...", but 25 years of continuous terror and murder of civilians around the world. Their army is infanticide.


        Well, for this reason, the drop in combat readiness, When you are fighting NOT for the RIGHT cause, fighting spirit naturally falls. . . a simple fighter, a citizen sees what kind of WAR, even though you rinse them with the BRAIN 100 times a day. The desire to live and not to be dragged is not clear where it will still be in the first place, it is OBVIOUS. Apart from the punched Zealots of course.
      4. Dimontius
        Dimontius 25 March 2016 10: 16
        +1
        The generals are sitting in the Pentagon and thinking: here we stamp smart bombs in the thousands and pay billions for them, but the Russians just took stupid bombs and were able to train them to the level of smart and high-precision. laughing request laughing
      5. Kent0001
        Kent0001 25 March 2016 13: 28
        0
        They are killers and terrorists since the time of Vietnam. They have always been and will be.
    2. vlad66
      vlad66 25 March 2016 09: 46
      +9
      these munitions are provided to both foreign partners and allies of the United States. ” “They then reimburse the cost of producing such products”

      Who would have doubted this, in all wars the Ameripedes charge the costs of their "partners", and they themselves skim the cream off.
    3. Samen
      Samen 25 March 2016 10: 21
      +2
      these munitions are provided to both foreign partners and allies of the United States. ” “They then reimburse the cost of producing such products”

      They make them themselves, they themselves dispose of them on self-made war games. Partners "refund".
      Great job! good
    4. your1970
      your1970 25 March 2016 19: 50
      0
      The main thing in the article:
      “They then reimburse expenses to produce such products, ”the general added.
      The dough cycle in nature .....
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  3. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 25 March 2016 09: 43
    +10
    Strange logic, but what about combat experience?
    1. SIMM
      SIMM 25 March 2016 10: 44
      +4
      What is their experience there?
      In order to fight against the civilian population and bomb the hospital, you don’t have much mind ...)
    2. Normal ok
      Normal ok 25 March 2016 11: 26
      +2
      Quote: Primus Pilus
      Strange logic, but what about combat experience?

      From the article it is not clear what kind of problem is in question. Obviously, not about experience and motivation. The only thing that, based on practice, can be assumed - we are talking about depreciation of the aircraft fleet. What else could get worse due to 25 years of operation in hot spots? There is no other logical explanation.
    3. Turkir
      Turkir 25 March 2016 11: 50
      0
      The American soldier does not fight for "just like that". The psychology of a mercenary.
      Another factor is also important - the return to a peaceful life of the so-called "American patriot" is fraught with complete financial "oblivion." I have repeatedly seen the complaints of former "soldiers of fortune" that the "employment" promised in army advertisements is a complete fiction.
      There and the way to them ...
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  4. guzik007
    guzik007 25 March 2016 09: 45
    0
    it’s good to only break bricks on such shoulders, but don’t think about it.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 25 March 2016 09: 45
    +2
    The readiness of the US Air Force units for all types of combat operations is currently less than 50%

    Probably the planes began to be covered by corrosion due to the lack of activity in the fight against ISIS. The ammunition to be disposed of has run out.
    US Air Force still holds leading positions in combat readiness in the world

    Strange, 50% are not ready, but they hold leading positions in the world. Statistics are probably based on the availability of US aircraft in all countries of the world.
  6. tomeng
    tomeng 25 March 2016 09: 46
    +6
    That is, the general says that combat experience now prevents the Air Force from fighting? Gouged a military air force machine during operation? I thought it was a sinful thing that, with the constant use of the unit, on the contrary, it is gaining effectiveness ..
    1. Lyton
      Lyton 25 March 2016 09: 57
      -1
      Yeah, the general apparently takes an example from the State Department, voices all sorts of fantasies and speculations, for what purpose is it interesting?
    2. quote
      quote 25 March 2016 10: 30
      +1
      Quote: tomeng
      That is, the general says that combat experience now prevents the Air Force from fighting? Gouged a military air force machine during operation? I thought it was a sinful thing that, with the constant use of the unit, on the contrary, it is gaining effectiveness ..

      You have a "sinful business", this is logic. And they are sinless, amerskie generals. And logic is not for sale in the store yet.
  7. avvg
    avvg 25 March 2016 09: 46
    0
    The general forgot to add that they only destroy civilians and excavators in the desert with "precision ammunition".
  8. tiredwithall
    tiredwithall 25 March 2016 09: 47
    +3
    Logic is in place. The next move is to demand money for the restoration of combat effectiveness to 150% or more%.
  9. CosmoKot
    CosmoKot 25 March 2016 09: 48
    +1
    The pampers industry can’t meet all the needs in any way, and here the combat readiness has fallen, bida is a painter. wink
  10. Nitarius
    Nitarius 25 March 2016 09: 49
    +1
    Another FALSE general .. EAT WANTS to know more))
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 25 March 2016 09: 57
      0
      They do not want to "eat". They have plenty to eat.
      They want to "gobble"
    2. Lyton
      Lyton 25 March 2016 09: 59
      0
      Quote: Nitarius
      Another FALSE general .. EAT WANTS to know more))

      Yes, apparently there’s oppression there, give even pennies, otherwise the combat readiness falls.
  11. bish
    bish 25 March 2016 09: 53
    +5
    "Almost 100% of the ammunition used by aviation is precision-guided." Most of them are aimed at the target using the GPS satellite navigation system, "he said.
    This is to understand, that is, they bomb the hospital not by chance, but precisely with the indication of GPS data?
    1. Lyton
      Lyton 27 March 2016 03: 35
      0
      And ZhPSe sees that this is a hospital ooo.
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  12. Flinky
    Flinky 25 March 2016 09: 54
    0
    “Almost 100% of the ammunition used by aviation is highly accurate. “Most of them are aimed at the target using the GPS satellite navigation system”

    Thus, it is enough to disrupt the GPS where the mattresses fly.
  13. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 25 March 2016 09: 55
    0
    Tired American octopus tentacles hold ball as much as possible. Not a year without the use of force, an octopus exploded.
  14. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 25 March 2016 09: 57
    0
    Come on, General. Let's call a spade a spade, you are not in a position to fight with equals, you have been excluded to such an extent that the world has seen all your arrogant, shameless essence, you have shown that wherever you are there, the elderly president of a small but proud country is twisting his hand to your president, because you are used to the fact that when you want to pat someone on the shoulder, they substitute that shoulder for you. lackeys, even lackeys refused to report to you on the progress of the investigation into the terrorist attacks, unquestioningly you are still subject to petty lackeys (khoyaeva "sprat" and the young lackey Ukraine.
  15. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 25 March 2016 09: 58
    0
    continued involvement in military conflicts adversely affects the combat readiness of the U.S. Air Force

    Saying a paper general.
    The exact opposite is true: in peacetime, the army relaxes and decomposes ...
  16. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 25 March 2016 10: 00
    +1
    The brain is carried out by its logic. It’s good that they have such degenerals, they will bend faster.
  17. BOB044
    BOB044 25 March 2016 10: 05
    0

    American General: Continuing participation in military conflicts adversely affected the combat readiness of the US Air Force
    You can only teach everyone. And to fight your United States hands from the backside are growing. One word mattresses.
  18. Holsten
    Holsten 25 March 2016 10: 08
    +2
    “25 years of continuous combat operations have had a negative impact on full spectrum readiness
    The general's perverse logic or operations were not military, but police.
  19. Cucumbers
    Cucumbers 25 March 2016 10: 14
    0
    Yes, they fought, fought and never learned. It is something. 25 years
  20. russmensch
    russmensch 25 March 2016 10: 16
    0
    “25 years of continuous combat operations have had a negative impact on full spectrum readiness”

    And here I completely agree with him. This really happens when a soldier does not understand in the name of what he must die.
  21. VP
    VP 25 March 2016 10: 16
    0
    The logic is incomprehensible.
    Why is the availability of combat experience and optimization of control and equipment carried out on the basis of the experience gained reduce combat readiness?
    Something he's not saying laughing
    And their combat readiness declined for a completely different reason.
    It is systemic; this is a mistake in development planning.
    Associated with the transition to a new generation of aircraft. It just "suddenly" turned out that the F-117, F-22, F-35 cannot be the basis of aviation.
    Regarding the F-35, they are still puffed up (yet 15 years were ruined for development, there is no turning back), but it will not be massive anyway, it is too expensive to purchase and operate, and rather limited in application - it is not a fighter, it "slowly and carefully flying platform"
    They do not have a "workhorse" to replace the well-deserved but not getting younger F-15, F-16.
    1. Turkir
      Turkir 25 March 2016 11: 59
      +1
      Why is the availability of combat experience and optimization of control and equipment carried out on the basis of the experience gained reduce combat readiness?
      Something he's not saying

      He does not negotiate the loss of the most combat-ready personnel ..
      As you know, the percentage of experienced mercenaries has decreased.
      The recognition is quite remarkable: the number of wars has reduced the quality of sodates.
      You can paraphrase it: it is necessary to wage war, but not so much! This is too much!
      ------------
      Here is such a peace-loving country of the United States, sticking its nose wherever it is beneficial to its multinational companies.
  22. Victor-M
    Victor-M 25 March 2016 10: 21
    +2
    American General: Continuing participation in military conflicts adversely affected the combat readiness of the US Air Force

    From his words it turns out that the more they arrange military conflicts and participate in them, the more their army becomes unworkable. An amazing country, but still there is a solution to their problem, and it is clearly emphasized in the words of the American general, sit at home and don't go anywhere.
  23. Warrior Hamilton
    Warrior Hamilton 25 March 2016 10: 33
    0
    I've already seen this bald man! He is with Vladimir Solovyov in the program: "Sunday afternoon ..." works, with some aunt together ...winked
  24. family tree
    family tree 25 March 2016 10: 34
    +1
    25 years of war and fighting capacity has fallen belay .
    In mnu, there is only one version, the feed is not in the horse, in the sense, it studies, they also do not know how.
  25. Ros 56
    Ros 56 25 March 2016 10: 38
    0
    I don’t know, maybe it seems to me, but all Americans, especially the military, have a kind of something different, something is abnormal in them, maybe some specific nutrition is specific to them or some kind of training. Nobody paid attention?
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  27. hartlend
    hartlend 25 March 2016 10: 45
    0
    “Currently less than 50% (parts) of the Air Force are ready for the full range of combat operations,” he said.

    Nevertheless, according to him, the United States Air Force still holds the leading positions in combat readiness in the world, although "our closest persecutors are closing this gap."

    Everything is bad with us, give money, but with others it is even worse.
  28. HAM
    HAM 25 March 2016 10: 46
    0
    The main conclusion from the verbal flow: the US Air Force has weakened by 50%, but all the same, everyone else is far from them, and give money .. more.
    The main thing is to cry on time.
  29. igorek4515
    igorek4515 25 March 2016 11: 17
    +1
    Generally speaking, the American general told the truth .. 25 years of continuous hostilities will bring to exhaustion any army, including the American one. building and people get tired, first of all morally .. Also because they do not understand why they are fighting .. And a simple injection of money here, I'm afraid the situation cannot be corrected ...
    And with the further conduct of such a foreign policy by the American administration aimed at continuing wars with its geopolitical opponents, the situation for the American army and the Air Force in particular will only worsen ..
    1. Olegovi4
      Olegovi4 25 March 2016 13: 59
      +1
      Quote: igorek4515
      And by simply pouring money in here, I’m afraid I can’t fix the situation ..

      but the American generals strongly disagree with you))))
  30. Sergei64
    Sergei64 25 March 2016 11: 21
    +1
    The next general (lump) amused us. Yes, our VKS in Syria have been led at their fear, now they justify themselves with a hint.
  31. atamankko
    atamankko 25 March 2016 11: 41
    +1
    The world gendarme weeps, receives little money.
  32. electrooleg
    electrooleg 25 March 2016 15: 18
    +1
    All the other armies in conflicts only gain experience and mother, and the mattress "warriors" are apparently very tired. laughing At McDonald's, it's time for warriors to recharge GMO hamburgers. laughing