Russia plans to spend $ 650 billion to the military to restore the level of the former Soviet Union
the first Russian Five fighter T-50
People March 2 (Xinhua) Russia has announced it will invest $ 650 billion upgrade weapons and equipment to enable “long-term weakness,” the Russian back to the level of the former Soviet Union. It is reported that the future of the Russian military will use the money to purchase 1000 new helicopters, 600 combat aircraft, 100 warships and eight strategic missile submarines, and India and joint development of fifth generation fighter.
present, Russia ranks fifth of the total military spending, but the Russian conventional military equipment aging and, in most cases only the Soviet Union left nuclear front “charge facade.” In the past 20 years, Russia’s conventional military equipment has not been much updating or modernizing. Therefore, the $ 650 billion will be mainly used for large sums of money to buy new equipment.
from 2011, Russian military modernization and defense spending to GDP ratio from the present 0.5% to 1.5%. However, after the disintegration of the former Soviet Union, along with a large number of weapons research and development department, “disappeared”, so $ 650 billion not enough to make the Russian revival. Earlier, Moscow has repeatedly asked for “strong military”, but eventually failed. Therefore, this strong at this stage difficult to predict the final outcome of the military plan.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said the Russian military weapons and equipment of large-scale upgrading work will start this year. Among them, the new generation of air defense weapons and anti-missile systems, and Navy procurement of new weapons will be the focus. Russian military activity by this facelift, to achieve “elite” and “good shot” two main objectives. France, Russia will buy four “Northwest Wind”-class helicopter landing ship.
as a former Soviet army major successor, the Russian military had previously long-term adherence to the “fire win” theory, the ability to secure long-range destruction. But in the current international context, the Russian Navy aircraft carrier battle groups with the United States is unlikely to be a decisive battle at sea, continue to develop the “Kirov” class, “glorious”-class missile cruiser class of equipment is no longer necessary, you can maintain a strong nuclear submarines at sea deterrent.
present, Russian is the main problem facing the reality of the islands dispute with Japan. Thus, the Russian military’s combat mode and began purchasing weapons from the “remote destruction” to “remote delivery” of change. Buy legal “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship is a direct reflection of this trend, and to help the Russian military to achieve “hit Genghen” and “go further” two main objectives.
According to informed sources, the Russian submarines will be equipped with the new procurement “Bulava” submarine-launched strategic missile. Russian military helicopter procurement is still the former Soviet Union designed Mi-28 helicopter gunships and Mi-26 transport helicopters. Fixed-wing combat aircraft Su-35 fighter will be. Russian air defense forces will be ordered 10 sets of S-500 type and type 56 sets of S-400 missile systems.
Although the Russian strategic nuclear submarines and intercontinental missiles carrying nuclear warheads to ensure that its military power status as the cornerstone, but the “Bulava” missile “14 fat 7″ results are not satisfactory. However, the Russian military is still confident of this missile, and will again this year on the “Bulava” missile and then test to carry out activities in four to five times. Russia will develop the intelligent use of liquid fuel ballistic missiles.
the use of heavy liquid fuels, code-named RS-18 intercontinental missiles and RS-20 (the Americans call “Satan”). They can carry 10 warheads, might far exceed the active-duty equipment. In addition, solid-fuel missile life of 25 years, liquid-fuel missile can service more than 35 years.
experts, land-based (strategic rocket troops), sea-based (strategic nuclear submarines) intercontinental ballistic missiles and strategic bombers, missiles (long-range aircraft) has been the replacement of Russian weapons and equipment a priority, accounting for all military weapons for more than 20% of total purchases. (H Yi Jun)