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American experts have identified "Russian methods of war of a new generation"

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Foreign military continues to study the risks associated with hypothetical conflicts in which Russia can take part. An analysis of the current situation shows that the advantage of some foreign countries is rapidly declining, as Russia is increasing its military power. In some areas, the Russian armed forces have already caught up or even outstripped foreign competitors, which may have an impact on the course of possible clashes.


A few days ago, Lieutenant-General Herbert Raymond McMaster, Head of the Land Forces Training and Doctrine Department, spoke at the Washington Center for Strategic and International Studies. The speech of the military leader summed up the research work “The Russian New Generation Warfare” (“Russian methods of the new generation war”). American experts studied the latest changes in the Russian armed forces and made certain conclusions. As the study of the topic showed, the situation is changing rapidly and no longer allows foreign countries to ignore it. The full text of the report is still available only to specialists of the US military, but its main provisions have already been announced during the speech of G. R. MacMaster

Studying the Ukrainian conflict, in which the Russian armed forces allegedly take part, the authors of the report “The Russian New Generation Warfare” came to some conclusions. They determined that Russia possesses artillery with high firepower, is armed with excellent combat vehicles, and also learned how to use reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles of a tactical level. According to General McMaster, if the American army will have to face the Russian land forces, such a conflict could be a “rude awakening.”

American experts have identified "Russian methods of war of a new generation"


At the same time, the general criticized the existing views on the development of his own army. Much has been said about the benefits of high-precision long-range missiles. However, this is only a means by which you can enter the main door. This raises the question of what and how to do after entering through this "door". G.R. McMaster recalled the means available to Russia to counter attacks. In particular, the presence of semi-professional forces capable of literally dissolving among the civilian population makes it possible to strike at the infrastructure of the troops. As a result, the enemy of the Russian troops will be forced to engage in close combat and lead almost hand-to-hand combat. At the same time, it should not be forgotten that the American command was neglecting the possibilities of close combat.

One of the ways to remedy the situation, the general called the development of artillery. You should use the old and new systems, as well as increase their number. General McMaster recalled that while the US reduced artillery units, Russian troops were engaged in the development of this kind of troops, creating new systems and ammunition for them. As a result, to date, the United States is losing to Russia in terms of the number of artillery, which negatively affects the balance of power and requires new steps to reduce the backlog from the US military leadership.

Another method of correcting the situation G.R. MacMaster called the concept of Cross-domain fires, implying the formation of large information and control networks. In this case, the troops will be able to detect various targets in different environments, and then carry out a strike using one or another means. It is assumed that in this case the shock potential of the troops will increase significantly. Currently, everything is being done to build such systems.

Philip Karber, who is the head of the Potomac Foundation, told about another direction in which there is a lag. This specialist worked for some time in Ukraine and collected information on the methods used by the parties to this conflict. Analysis of the collected data shows that the United States overestimated the importance of high-precision artillery ammunition and unreasonably underestimate the massive strikes using conventional projectiles. Back in the eighties, the American armed forces gradually began to get rid of conventional ammunition for artillery.

Over the past decades, progress has not stood still, which has led to the development of various ammunition. Thus, at present, thermobaric ammunition is one of the most dangerous classes of Russian weapons. According to F. Karbera, Russian troops, using cluster bombs with armor-piercing striking elements and thermobaric ammunition, in just three minutes were able to destroy two mechanized battalions. The specialist also recommends that you carefully study the topic of thermobaric ammunition in order to know their potential.

F. Karber notes the active use of electronic warfare by Russian troops. Systems of this class are used to detect command posts and military units. In addition, using interference is the suppression of communication channels. The head of the Potomac Foundation claims that the Russian troops, allegedly operating in Ukraine, with the help of electronic warfare could simultaneously “jam” all communications in large areas. In addition, a system was used to disrupt the electronic fuses of artillery shells.

Lt. Gen. McMaster believes that there are problems not only with missiles and shells, but also in other areas. In particular, the American armored vehicles lost their advantage over the Russian technology. So, the MXDUMX Bradley infantry fighting vehicle has high performance and has worked well, but now the situation has changed. Russia is implementing new projects for the development and construction of armored vehicles, as well as various systems for them. In particular, additional protection complexes are being created. The US military is required to return to the active development of armored vehicles.

American experts say that the Ukrainian conflict was a real test for Russian tanks T-90, and they passed the test with great success. Such armored vehicles have already been used in Dagestan and Syria, and now, allegedly, have shown their potential in Ukraine. According to F. Karber, there is not a single known case when Ukrainian troops managed to destroy the T-90.

Modern electronics of this tank allows the crew to work in difficult conditions, in any weather and at any time of the day. In addition, the T-90 is equipped with a dynamic defense system that drastically reduces the likelihood of being hit by anti-tank weapons. Also, tanks carry opto-electronic suppression complexes that are capable of disrupting attacks. F. Carber quotes a Ukrainian tanker who allegedly had a chance to run into T-90. According to this fighter, there was a “wonderful shield” around the enemy tank, because of which the guided missile went up and did not hit the target.

A curious feature of the current conflict in Ukraine, experts call the method of using unmanned aerial vehicles. Unlike the military of other countries that use similar equipment to search for priority goals, both sides of the Ukrainian war use it to search for any enemy targets. Thus, drones solve the same problem as the aircraft during the First World War. According to American experts, the pro-Russian formations use 16 types of unmanned vehicles.

F. Karber also claims that a new ammunition for multiple launch rocket systems was developed in Russia. It starts with a standard launcher, after which the body is reset. The load of this product is a drone that can patrol in a given area and, if necessary, destroy the specified target. However, the expert is not sure that such systems were used in the Ukrainian conflict.

G.R. McMaster believes that the development of all technologies, well-proven in recent conflicts, will change the face of war in the near future. However, upgraded weapons and ammunition will not be the decisive factor for them. People will still occupy and hold territories, and also perform various additional tasks. In addition, an important tool to reduce losses and end the conflict is the search for compromises. According to General McMaster, operations should be planned in such a way that the outcome of the war is decided by political means. In this case, special priority is given to negotiations, mediation between the conflicting parties and the achievement of agreements.


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  1. Constructor1
    Constructor1 25 May 2016 06: 50
    +10
    Return to your island and you won’t be scared ...
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 25 May 2016 20: 22
      +1
      Quote: Designer 1
      Return to your island and you won’t be scared ...

      You feel good. Your island is half the continent, and me ..., they will even ask: what have you done for the island? No, it’s easier under the bush.
    2. oblako
      oblako 26 May 2016 05: 23
      0
      According to General MacMaster, operations should be planned in such a way that the outcome of the war is decided by political means. In this case, negotiations, mediation between the conflicting parties and the achievement of agreements are given special priority.
      The conclusion on the whole is correct, only it is necessary to plan not operations, but negotiations, and not lead to war. Moreover, negotiations should be planned with an equal partner, and not "from a position of strength."
  2. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 25 May 2016 06: 58
    +11
    If Russia and the United States collide in a military conflict, this will lead to partial or complete destruction of the planet, there will be no other alternative. So before you start to rattle your weapons, you should think about what this will lead to.
  3. igorka357
    igorka357 25 May 2016 07: 00
    +5
    Sooner or later you will have to face, but ... we don’t want this, and you yourself will rudely wake up!
  4. Vladimir 23rus
    Vladimir 23rus 25 May 2016 07: 05
    +14
    In addition, a system was used to disrupt the operation of electronic fuses of artillery shells.
    That's interesting, but where did the Euro of Ukrainians get shells with electronic fuses?
    According to F. Carber, there is not a single known case when the Ukrainian troops managed to destroy the T-90.
    Yes, it’s hard to find a black cat in a dark room, especially when she’s not there.
    1. sherp2015
      sherp2015 25 May 2016 07: 30
      +1
      Quote: Vladimir 23rus
      In addition, a system was used to disrupt the operation of electronic fuses of artillery shells. That's interesting, but where did the Euro of Ukrainians get shells with electronic fuses?
      According to F. Karber, there is not a single known case when Ukrainian troops managed to destroy the T-90. Yes, it’s hard to find a black cat in a dark room, especially when she’s not there.


      Storytellers!
    2. gozmosZh
      gozmosZh 25 May 2016 07: 31
      +8
      and if the cat, which does not, still has a "wonderful shield", then in general!
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 25 May 2016 08: 31
        +5
        The Grads have ammunition with an electronic fuse.
    3. russmensch
      russmensch 25 May 2016 08: 50
      +8
      Quote: Vladimir 23rus
      In addition, a system was used to disrupt the operation of electronic fuses of artillery shells.
      That's interesting, but where did the Euro of Ukrainians get shells with electronic fuses?

      Such fuses have been around for a very long time. For example, AR-5. I used them back in the late 70s. But a simple and older remote fuse V-90 or T-7 tube seemed to us simpler and more reliable then.
  5. tehnokrat
    tehnokrat 25 May 2016 07: 10
    +7
    Damn them, really, these Yankees! They are somehow muddy, from the title of the post: “Head of the Directorate of the Ground Forces for the Training of Personnel and the Development of Doctrines” and to the statement of thoughts:
    “... a means by which you can enter the main door. This raises the question of what and how to do after penetrating through this “door”.
    Well, what is common between training and the development of doctrines? And at what door they gathered? Is it possible to make war on the territory?
    "... the presence of semi-professional forces that can literally dissolve among the civilian population, allows you to strike at the infrastructure of the troops"
    What's this? Partisans? Or is it all “translation difficulties”?
    However, we will not relax; the enemy remains the enemy even with such generals.
  6. demchuk.ig
    demchuk.ig 25 May 2016 07: 45
    +8
    Again wept for a few lards from the budget!
  7. 8654
    8654 25 May 2016 08: 31
    +5
    According to F. Carber, there is not a single known case when the Ukrainian troops managed to destroy the T-90.

    This is five) The armor of the Ukrainian military also failed to hit, at least the Americans do not know anything about this))
  8. then
    then 25 May 2016 08: 36
    +3
    Carber quotes a Ukrainian tanker who allegedly happened to face the T-90. According to this fighter, there was a “wonderful shield” around the enemy tank, because of which the guided missile went up and did not hit the target.


    Ukrainian tanker from Syria however.
  9. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 25 May 2016 08: 40
    +6
    Full report UNTIL It is accessible only to specialists of the American military department, but its main provisions have already been announced during the speech of G.R. MacMaster.
    Work bad, reporters! am It is interesting to read the full text of the aforementioned report in order to have a clear idea of ​​the prospects for combat training and equipping the American army.)))
    P.S. Now the times have gone, the strategic meeting of generals, almost live on air becomes the property of the world community. You also need to see what the subordinates "tweeted" on their pages under the impression of what they heard, after all, such a fashion has gone laughing
  10. Aleksander
    Aleksander 25 May 2016 08: 41
    +3
    According to F. Carber, there is not a single known case when the Ukrainian troops managed to destroy the T-90.
    and will never be destroyed with any technique: -because they are NOT there.
  11. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 25 May 2016 08: 53
    +1
    Quote: 8654
    According to F. Carber, there is not a single known case when the Ukrainian troops managed to destroy the T-90.

    This is five) The armor of the Ukrainian military also failed to hit, at least the Americans do not know anything about this))

    Everything is correct. In the first case, Karber is right when assessing the T-90, in the second you are, since there is no "Armata" in Ukraine and there has never been (but this is a secret !!!!)
  12. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 25 May 2016 08: 57
    +4
    Quote: Aleksander
    never destroyed with any technique: -because they are NOT there.

    On the territory of Ukraine, the modern Russian T-90A tanks received their first combat experience.

    Previously, there are no official statements or confirmations regarding the participation of T-90 tanks in hostilities. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has not made a statement in this regard. There is only a certificate stored at the Uralvagonzavod saying that one T-90 tank of the 1992 model of the year was at the disposal of one of the units in the conflict zone in Chechnya, but there is no exact information about its participation in any battles.
    Thus, the appearance of T-90A tanks in Ukraine was the first fact of combat use. Moreover, the T-90A tanks appeared in Ukraine during the period of fierce fighting by the Ukrainian security forces in the region of Ilovaisk, which led to huge losses from the Ukrainian armed forces and this event went down in history as the “Ilovaisky Cauldron”.
    According to available information, the T-90A tanks were located in the Pridorozhnoy and Novoannovka regions of the Luhansk region, in August 2014. According to some reports, the T-90 tanks were used during the assault on Ukrainian positions in the area of ​​the airport in Lugansk, the portal military-informant.com notes.
    Tanks that were seen in the East of Ukraine did not have identification marks, and the side numbers were painted over with green paint. There is also no information about the affiliation of the crews of combat vehicles, whether it was the Russian military or the representatives of the militia is not known exactly.

    The Ugly American read it too.
  13. TOZ-34
    TOZ-34 25 May 2016 08: 59
    +10
    The door is a dangerous thing. And the passage opens in two directions. And the fact that you break in the door does not mean that then you will not fly out of it with a light bird. Yes, they can come in after you.
    Look at least the Germans and the French may ask how they burst into other people's doors and what came of it.
    1. alexej123
      alexej123 25 May 2016 09: 29
      +2
      That's right, but they usually take him out of the door with his feet forward.
  14. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 25 May 2016 09: 31
    +2
    Of course, we are flattered that the scum is stutsts, but we have no illusions about them. More rockets, good and different! Several thousand hypersonic warheads will make any "hegemon" shake, walk under him and faint.
  15. edeligor
    edeligor 25 May 2016 09: 53
    +1
    "If there was no strong Russia, then it must be invented" - lobbyists of the US military-industrial complex. What's real in this article is the truth about thermobaric ammunition. A terrible thing, to see their special forces are already familiar with this type of ammunition. There is nothing to bury after such a defeat, or rather do not understand why.
  16. Tolik_74
    Tolik_74 25 May 2016 10: 00
    +1
    The pampers of the American Wayak were replaced at a performance.
  17. Victor-M
    Victor-M 25 May 2016 10: 04
    +2
    G.R. McMaster believes that the development of all technologies that have worked well in recent conflicts will change the face of war in the near future. However, updated weapons and ammunition for them will not be a decisive factor. People will still occupy and hold territories, as well as perform various additional tasks.

    Although he said something clever, or technology, people are the main basic potential.
  18. praide
    praide 25 May 2016 10: 20
    +4
    Yes, now all the American govnirals screaming about the backlog. They really want money.
    Louder choir - more budget.
  19. semuil
    semuil 25 May 2016 12: 06
    +1
    According to General MacMaster, operations should be planned in such a way that the outcome of the war is decided by political means.
    That is, if you pressed your ass, then immediately negotiations. Their main tactics.
  20. lukke
    lukke 25 May 2016 14: 30
    +2
    the general is not a sham, not all his brains are lost, but here are some thoughts that need decryption - whom did he mean ?!)
    G.R. McMaster recalled the means available to Russia to counter attacks. In particular, the presence of semi-professional forces that can literally dissolve among the civilian population makes it possible to strike at the infrastructure of the troops.
    Is it like the ability of our population to organize a partisan movement or does he call our fighters-saboteurs "semi-professionals"?)))
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 31 May 2016 14: 11
      0
      Quote: lukke
      Is it like the ability of our population to organize a partisan movement or does he call our fighters-saboteurs "semi-professionals"?)))

      fellow He is hinting at taxi drivers and miners, well, plus vacationers from the Rostov Mountains.
  21. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 25 May 2016 17: 13
    +2
    howled ........ a magic shield)))))) damn and Ukrainians all Buryat armored divisions burned, how so ?????? Zrada ????? or Peremoga ??? Themselves are already confused in their lies. and the Americans again justify the increase in the military budget. aaaaa the Russian invincible tanks !!!! Senate, give me money ...
    1. sibiryouk
      sibiryouk 25 May 2016 18: 13
      +1
      Buryat divisions were defeated, but we still have Chukotka and Yakutsk motorized brigades !!!
  22. misterwulf
    misterwulf 25 May 2016 19: 28
    0
    Cool! What kind of army are they talking about? RF or DNR and LC? These are different armies both in philosophy and in armament. With an age difference of 30 years (the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation advanced ahead).
  23. Getman
    Getman 25 May 2016 22: 40
    0
    Their military has become limp without proper funding, and that’s the White House.
  24. cedar
    cedar 26 May 2016 05: 22
    0
    Quote: semuil
    According to General MacMaster, operations should be planned in such a way that the outcome of the war is decided by political means.
    That is, if they pressed the ass, then immediately negotiations.Their main tactics.


    Not entirely true. Sovietologists, who studied and looked for the weaknesses of the USSR, did not stay idle and are now doing the same in relation to the fragments of the Soviet Union that was broken down economically and politically in the "cold" war. First of all, this concerns the Russian Federation.
    Words from a song, as the saying goes, will not be thrown out. GATHERED! And now they hope to gouge Russia financially, economically and politically. To do this, all kinds of planned operations, provocations and reconnaissance in battle ... Only the deaf, blind and stupid do not notice this. One time has passed, and even as they hope, two will come through. Fuck with two!
  25. Jääkorppi
    Jääkorppi 31 May 2016 18: 10
    0
    Why retell the ravings of NATO generals who just ask for money? Or bring fans rabid ukrov?