Russian military more advanced than you think


Vladimir Putin is not a man to back down from provocation, especially a direct, lethal provocation like the shooting down of a Russian Su-24 aircraft by Turkey. Such an attack raises the possibility of a direct military confrontation, and makes you wonder just what Russia could do if you rattled its cage. How dangerous are they?

Russia’s defense complex may be just a shadow of the old Soviet Union, with defense spending only about 12 percent of the USA’s. As such, many in the West tend to see Russian hardware as second-rate—stuck with 1970’s electronics, crude manufacturing standards, and no money to improve matters. If the Russians make anything good, the thinking goes, they must have copied it from the West. The poor performance of the Russian-equipped Iraqi army in 2003 (and Russian-supplied Arab forces against the Israelis) reinforces the idea of inferior Russian military tech.

Read more on this in the source site, after the first two paragraphs. Click.. here.

Source Credits: David Hambling in Esquire. The above photo is by DevianArt

This entry was posted in 12. Defensa and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Russian military more advanced than you think

  1. Pingback: Israel approves economic plan for Arab minority - RiyadhVision

Leave your comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s