Russian media said Russia’s combat power lost to the Central Military Region, Lanzhou Military Region, China (map)
Lanzhou Military Region, Type 89 122 mm self-propelled howitzer forces attack drill
LONDON Oct. 25 news: According to the Russian “Independent Military Review” reported on October 22, headquartered in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, the newly established Central military has begun formal operation, then the battle will be converted into a strategic command center, as the new face of Russian military reform in the framework of the principle of the territorial jurisdiction of the newly formed area of ??the largest and most powerful regional commands the fighting. It is mainly for the Central Asian direction, the face of the main partners and potential rivals are the five Central Asian countries, China and Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. For training from the military strength and level, although the Russian Central Military most of the countries of Central Asia have an advantage, but clearly not military rivals Pakistan and China.
the newly formed Russian Central Military Region to the original Volga – Ural Military District and west of Lake Baikal, the Siberian Military District, based on area coverage from Penza to the vast area between Lake Baikal, including the Altai, Bashkir, Mari, Mordovia, Tatarstan, Tuva, Udmurtia, Haka Xi, Chuvash Republic, Altai, Krasnoyarsk, Perm Krai , Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Penza, Samara, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, Tomsk, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Chelyabinsk State, and the Khanty – Mansiysk, Yamal – Nieniecike autonomous regions. Data from the public point of view, the central campaign strategy, including a Command Army Tank Brigade, 7 motorized infantry brigade, two special brigades, two missile brigades, one artillery brigade, a rocket artillery brigade of soldiers, two air defense missile brigades and five equipment storage and maintenance bases. Also in Ulyanovsk city also stationed Airborne Airborne Assault Brigade 31, in the Krasnoyarsk Territory has a reserve base in the central tank. The Corps, a total of 24 sets of “dot-U” tactical missile launchers, about 400 T-72 tanks (not including the base of the central reserve tank tanks), more than 500 BMP infantry fighting vehicles, 200 vehicles, tanks paratroopers BMD , about 400 armored personnel carriers, about 550 artillery pieces (of which more than 400 self-propelled guns), 200 mortars, some over 250 rocket launchers, more than 300 doors (set) anti-tank guns and anti-tank missile system on their own , about 150 sets of air defense missile systems, 120 sets (doors)-one air defense missile and artillery systems, air defense artillery and antiaircraft guns on their own.
Central Area Command air power, including six air bases, six air defense missile regiment (5 S-300PS group, an S-300V group), a total of 48 MiG-31 interceptor, 32 m -24 armed helicopters, transport aircraft and nearly 80 helicopters. In addition, the base in Engels, Saratov there are two long-range air base, 30 strategic bombers, including all 14 Tu-160, and 30 Tu-22M3 medium bombers. In the Orenburg Air Force stationed in a military transport base, 27 Il-76MD transport aircraft, a reserve base of aircraft and helicopters, about 500 planes and 150 helicopters, of which more than 300 aircraft are outdated old aircraft such as the Su-17, Su-22, MiG -27, L-29, a lower level of combat effectiveness. However, these long-range aviation and military transport aviation base not under the jurisdiction of the Central Command, battle strategy, but is directly under the Air Force Command. Itself belongs to the Central Military District Air Force at least a minimum degree of protection Urals industrial facilities to ensure the strategic nuclear forces and air defense facilities, all of 48 MiG-31 in any case would reside Perm and Kan Sike City, they are not used for mobile air combat, the main task is to intercept strategic aviation and cruise missiles.
from a geographical point of view, the central battle of the Russian Strategic Command is the headquarters of the other three areas of strategic reserve, in fact, mainly refers to the central military ground forces. Obviously, it is mainly for the Central Asian direction, due to the five Central Asian countries in the four countries are members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Russian Central Area Command can also be considered for Russia’s strategic importance in Asian countries, behind the great depth, strategic reserve. However, the Central Asian countries the situation is more complicated, which is typical of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan can not be an independent country, its military strength is close to zero, including the number of troops, the level of quality parameters and combat training. Here only the Russian military base in Tajikistan and in Kyrgyzstan 201 999th Air Base Canterbury somewhat fighting, the two Russian military bases under the same campaign strategy of the Central Command, but the fighting strength, after all, quite limited. Turkmenistan did not join the Collective Security Treaty Organization, only in the form to join the CIS, to maintain absolute political and military neutrality, any country is not prepared to become an ally or opponent.
in the Central Asian countries, the strongest economic and military strength, the most politically realistic national of Kazakhstan, the Russian and Kazakh land border 7600 km, is the highest in the world. Kazakh army in 2003 had been the transition from traditional to regional military headquarters, a total of Astana, East, West and South, 4 Command, the Army has 10 mechanized brigades, four Airborne Assault Brigade, a missile brigade, seven artillery brigade, a rocket artillery brigade of soldiers, two anti-tank brigade, a project engineer brigade, a coastal defense brigade, a peacekeeping brigade, equipped with nearly 1,000 tanks (T-80, T- 72, T-62), nearly 2500 infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers, nearly 250 self-propelled guns, 500 towed artillery, at least 200 “hurricane” and “hail” multiple rocket launchers. Army air defense establishment has 10 air missions and air defense missile regiment, equipped with 30 Su-24 bombers, 12 Su-24 reconnaissance aircraft, 12 (or 25) and 40 Su-27 MiG-29 fighter , 40 MiG-31 interceptor aircraft, five MiG-25 interceptor, nearly 20 MiG-23 F-bombers (being phased out), nearly 15 Su-25 attack aircraft, 40 transport aircraft, 90 helicopters (including at least 40 m -24 attack helicopters and 12 Mi-26 heavy transport helicopter), dozens of sets of air defense missile systems (including S-300 included). Actual practice, the military strength of the weak, as of today a total of nine boats (including the Turkish-made assembly 40 mm and 20 mm guns of the boats), four 369-type boats (with 20 mm gun), two 1408-type small boats (only with 7.62 mm machine gun), while the U.S. supply of six pure machine gun boats, five of which have sunk. Ha has been Uralsk shipyard built a 1400 self-made boats, equipped with 12.7 mm machine gun. Look at all aspects of parameters, the overall strength of the Kazakh army is stronger than the Russian Central Military District, and the Kazakh Army combat training levels are higher. Ha Russia in the CIS Collective Security Treaty Organization and the internal main and almost the only military ally, and only sent a Kazakh military airborne Assault Brigade to participate in collective rapid reaction force, the actual participation in all joint exercises.
Uzbekistan for cooperation with Russia is very cold, has not participated in collective military action, but also firmly opposed to the Russian military forces stationed in southern Kyrgyzstan plans, even if only one battalion. Relations between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan also very cool, even more disturbing Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in 2002, almost Turkmenistan border Zengyin the outbreak of armed conflict. Uzbek army with Northwest, Central, East, Southwest 4 military, the Army has 11 motorized infantry brigades, one tank brigade, a mountain brigade, one airborne brigade, three Air Assault Brigade, five engineering brigades, equipped with 340 tanks (half of the T-62), 400 infantry fighting vehicles and paratroopers, tanks, more than 500 armored personnel carriers, nearly 140 self-propelled guns, at least 200 towed artillery, multiple rocket launchers more than 80 door. More than 30 Air Force Su-24 bombers and reconnaissance aircraft, 20 Su-25 attack aircraft, 30 MiG-29 and 25 Su-27 fighter, at least 40 transport planes, 30-50 m -24 attack helicopters, close 90 transport and utility helicopters. Because it is difficult to determine a specific time in Uzbekistan is an ally or opponent, so do not wary of Russia on the Ute.
Russian central military confrontation in Central Asia should be the direction of the other countries are Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and China. The Central Asian direction of the major challenges facing the threat of Islamic terrorism emanating from Afghanistan, and armed drug trafficking, the key is that once war breaks out, the result difficult to predict. Worst-case scenarios (probability is not particularly large, but not too small, and gradually increase) is the NATO military action in Afghanistan fails, the Taliban come back, return to power, then to the north, advancing to the Central Asia. At this point if you simply penetrated the armed action, only Tajikistan and Kirghizia regular army can be effective against, without the use of stronger forces of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, but not the central Russian military intervention. But if the Taliban sent a large number of terrorist groups and subversive, the name of extremist Islamic slogans, from Afghanistan into Central Asia, with Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan’s Islamic opposition groups, as well as criminal groups, especially armed drug cartels, then black, tower, Ji Sanguo strong sector will be difficult to deal with, then it needs practical assistance to the Russian military. However, in this case will not be the army of the army’s traditional war, but anti-guerrilla warfare, counter-insurgency war, in order to deal with this situation, the Russian military will first use of airborne Airborne Assault Brigade 31 and 98 Airborne Division, and join the collective rapid reaction forces Kazakh military airborne Assault Brigade. If the Taliban burned the war to Fergana Basin, large-scale armed uprising provoked local opposition, will form a real disaster, countries will be unable to any military confrontation, Russia will likely use all of the Central Military forces may Military forces will also need other assistance.
In addition, the Russian Central Military Region 5 in Central Asia should also guard against the risk of internal armed conflict in the aid Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in particular need to guard against the danger of war between, Although this war is unlikely, but the Kazakh side was in seriously. Black population is almost twice the Kazakh population, and social relations more tense, the Karimov regime, and in some cases external invasion may be better to pass than the civil war conflict, the consolidation of the rule means. If Hawu war, Kazakh military is very likely to cope alone. If Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan attack, unable to protect themselves because the two countries, Russia is bound to interfere, but how to intervene, size, how to recover from adverse situations, will test the political wisdom of the Russian leadership.
in the direction of Central Asia, Russian Central Military war in the face of the traditional potential adversaries will be Pakistan, Iran and China, but in addition to outside of Iran, Pakistan and China, the Russian army is not the opponent. Pakistan army is today one of the world’s most powerful military, nuclear and conventional military strength guide is very powerful. Pakistan Army has 19 infantry divisions, two armored tank divisions, 35 brigades for various purposes, 165 sets of equipment, tactical missile systems, about 2,500 tanks, 1,300 armored personnel carriers, 260 artillery, more than 1,600 doors towed artillery, 2,350 mortars, more than 50 rocket launchers, 1,200 portable anti-aircraft missile systems, 1900 anti-aircraft guns, 25 AH-1 attack helicopters, although the majority of weapons and equipment behind, but there are some very sophisticated modern weapons performance , including 320 Ukrainian-made T-80UD tanks, 282 Chinese-made 85 tanks, 45 Pakistan joint production of Khalid tanks. Pakistan Air Force has 400 aircraft, one of the most advanced is the 50 US-made F-16 aircraft and more than 100 Chinese-made JF-17 “Fierce Dragon” fighter.
Obviously, the number of Pakistan army in central Russia has an overwhelming military advantage. If the nature of radical Islam in Pakistan broke out the military coup, became the Taliban and al-Qaida allies in direct support of terrorist armed to the North expansion, Russia could theoretically Pakistani military war, but war-like unlikely. Even if the war with the Pakistani army, the U.S. military and will bear the brunt of the Indian Army, and they will not seek Russian help.
As for Iran, and Pakistan as not directly bordering Russia, and Iran is also part of the Caucasus and the Caspian Sea region, although the conflict with Russia, but the outbreak of war between the two countries is unlikely. Iran’s military equipment 1700 tanks, 700 infantry fighting vehicles, 600 armored personnel carriers, nearly 2,400 artillery pieces (including more than 300 self-propelled guns), 5,000 mortars, more than 900 anti-tank rocket launchers and missile systems, more than 2,000 anti-aircraft guns, more than 300 aircraft, 100 attack helicopters, more than 250 sets of air defense missile system. Iranian weapons are complicated, both in Western countries, but also Russia, China and their products, most of the aging, no spare parts supply, fighting strength is not strong.
China is facing the direction of the Lanzhou Military Region, Central Asia is an area of ??the largest military, but the fighting only seven military regions in China, ranked No. 5, even military air power can only be routed No. 6. Lanzhou Military Region army has two tank divisions, two motorized infantry divisions, three infantry divisions, a mountain infantry divisions, three motorized infantry brigades, two artillery brigades, three air defense missile brigade, in addition to two infantry artillery division and two reserve divisions. Military Air Force has three divisions (one bomber and two fighter air division division), including 3 H-6H bomber group, 2 J-11 fighter group, four F-7 fighter groups. Ground-air defense system, including a “red flag 2″ air defense missile regiment. Although the Lanzhou Military Region, the principles of modern equipment in accordance with adequate supply, but in fact in addition to J-11, the other advanced equipment are not fitted out, but despite this, the overall strength of the Lanzhou Military Region, the Central Asian countries is still stronger than the strength of the armed forces, including Russia and the Central Military. From a military perspective, if the outbreak of the conflict, the Chinese do not even captured in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, both forces simply not comparable, this would not be war, but only within the Chinese military exercises, although the terrain is more complex operations. In addition, China has no need to attack the Gita the two countries, China and very close economic ties between the two countries, only the economic means to control the two countries, the Middle East has been the direction of land leading to the bridgehead, do not have to wage war. However, for Kazakhstan, it is the child back to another thing, a large Kazakh territory, rich in mineral resources, Russia and China have a strong appeal to China’s expansion has a strong allure. From a military point of view, the overall strength of the Kazakh army is weak, although the quality from the equipment point of view than some of the Lanzhou Military Region army strong, but the latter has a large number of advantages, and Lanzhou Military Region, after all, only in the weaker Chinese military one, and if you add the Beijing Military Region, Jinan Military Region, part of the troops, at least double the number of units, weapons will completely change the quality, both the strength of the apparent tilt. For China, the most difficult is the complex terrain, the Sino-Kazakh border is mainly mountainous, difficult march of heavy equipment, only the individual can pass unimpeded, of course, if necessary, China could push the level of these Yamaguchi. If the Chinese invasion of Kazakhstan, Russia, as the Collective Security Treaty Organization allies, will provide assistance to the Kazakh armed forces, and lead to war as much as possible to each other’s territory. Once the Chinese control of Kazakhstan, the Russian border will be up to 12,000 km, the face of strong Chinese army, the Russian military of any resistance is pointless, as an immediate surrender. After all, the Chinese military operations will be a very terrible thing, but the Russian military will no battle, the central Kazakh military will not be able to provide substantial military assistance, Eastern Military District as too weak, not in the northeast region in China more serious problem. Nuclear strike against the impossible, after all, China will resolutely fight back. Therefore, similar to the idea of ??war between China and Russia is simply “anti-Chinese paranoia,” the typical performance of the best peaceful coexistence and common development. (Compiled: Shu-shan)