Russian media said analog Russia won the island garrison plan is reasonable and necessary
Russian T-80 main battle tanks, attack tactical map
Although the current outbreak of armed conflict between the two countries is unlikely, but the Russian news agency website on March 1 Journal of the text is still conceived Russo-Japanese war when the fighting. And ultimately concluded that: war with Russian forces in the island, if the two sides to war, Russia must appear for the South Kuril Islands to prepare for the worst case. Reported that the Russian government reorganization of troops in the South Kuril Islands, it is perfectly reasonable plan and urgent.
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article points out, the Russian regions in the South Kuril Islands, a total of only 18 artillery division This is a division of troops. The division is also the future of the Russian army reform only after the two division-level units. 18th Artillery Division headquarters in Etorofu Island, under the jurisdiction of two groups, respectively, and stationed in the island country after the Etorofu Island, only 3,500 troops who, together with the complex terrain and the lack of air defense capabilities, will make their actions extremely difficult. Although 18 divisions obsolete T-55 tanks have been more advanced T-80BV replaced Etorofu Island will also be deployed Russian military helicopters latest sharp “m-28N”; In addition, Russia will deploy at short range in the Kuril Islands to-air missile system, “Doyle-M2″ as well as shore-based anti-ship cruise missile system, “Ruby”, but the Japanese Self-Defense Force still has a sufficient deterrent.
According to reports, Japan Hokkaido region in a large concentration of military power. Stationed in Hokkaido, Japan’s two other divisions and two brigades of the Ground Self-Defense for nearly 4 million people, equipped with 90 main battle tanks and other heavy equipment.
Russian is difficult to account for cheap
In addition, hypothetical airspace confrontation, Russia seems to be difficult to account for cheap.
Japan Air Self Defense Force in the north of the most important Chitose base in a second fighter wing, a total of 70 F-15J fighter aircraft. If we add Japan to the northeast three Zeki, a wing of F-2 fighter, to Japan as the center of Etorofu Island within a radius of 500 km can be dispatched more than 100 three generations of modern fighter aircraft, which is within the region The most powerful air force. Russia at this distance only in the Sakhalin Sokol Air Force Base 365 Fighter Group. Although the regiment equipped with Su-27 and MiG-31 fighters, but the number was only 20 aircraft, enough to resist the Japanese offensive.
and Russia in Sakhalin, Kamchatka Peninsula, on the air, the distance from the four northern islands farther and more difficult to reach a support role. Now the Japanese F-2 fighter aircraft can be equipped with air-ship missiles and other precision-guided weapons, early warning aircraft under the command of the Japanese can even take the initiative to attack the island of Sakhalin in the Russian naval and air bases in the shortest period of time to master the theater of the air sea.
not block SDF landing
Earlier, the Russian experts believe that if Japan attacked the South Kuril Islands, Russia the military can only stick to 4 days. In the case of ground and air are at a disadvantage, perhaps only to the Russian Pacific Fleet as the main force of the sea power to a war with the Japanese.
Russian Pacific Fleet’s naval forces stationed in the more distant Kamchatka Peninsula and coastal Krai. In any case, it can not determine when the fighting strength of these forces are stronger than the Japanese. Even the Russian military a little upper hand, Japan is still able to launch amphibious forces to the island and the implementation of supply. Russian warship may not effectively blockade the island, because there too close from the Japanese coastline, coastal anti-ship missile system, it is a huge threat, not to mention the Air Force.
fight to extend the time
article pointed out that since the last century, the United Kingdom and Argentina after the Falklands War , occurred in the world made no decent wins Island amphibious. But one thing is clear, if you want to defend Russia’s southern Kuril Islands, much better on the island of military bases and equipment performance and composition. These islands must be able to implement the air defense of self, which can be deployed to achieve long-range missile systems. Of course, the need to strengthen the coastal defense weapons to resist any attack from small-scale sea. Ideally, the focus of the Russian defense should not be to reconfigure the island coastline is aligned, but the defense should be to strengthen the basis of the four islands, providing the necessary firepower and air defense capability.
the same time, the Japanese preference for a good spot in the war launched by careful planning, it has been a precedent in history. Japan’s geographical advantage allows it to quickly transport materials, and provide support for the landing troops, backed by attack helicopters simultaneously. Japan can be deployed on the coast of missiles, artillery and sophisticated weapons opened fire on the islands, so it became a sea of ??fire. Russia’s only viable solution is to try to delay the fight time to dispatch as quickly as possible air and naval forces, launched a massive counter-attack warfare. X152
Russian armed forces General Staff, a senior official said recently that Russia will deploy modern in the Kuril Islands, a missile defense system.
the name of anonymity, officials said, Russia will deploy short-range on the island, long-range air defense missile systems, including the latest S-400 air defense missile systems to protect Russian territory from possible attack.
Kamchatka Peninsula and Kuril Islands, located between Hokkaido, the southern islands Habomai, Shikotan, Etorofu the country and after Japan’s four islands are known as the four northern islands (known as the South Kuril Islands, Russia). For a long time, Russia and Japan on the ownership of four islands and do not compromise.