The collapse of Russia: from cottage to export, China has played a Russian!
According to the Russian military
News October 12 reported that the U.S. strategy page Network recently published an article that Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov admit, recently decided to import four from France, “West Wind”-class helicopter carrier will be just the beginning .
the Russian military in the future will also purchase other types of Western arms and military equipment. Russia was forced to seek military equipment from the West as Russia’s defense industry is not capable of producing high-quality weapons and equipment, recognition of this fact is clearly not easy.
Russian military plans to spend the next 10 years more than 600 billion dollars going to purchase advanced weapons and equipment replaced the old Cold War era. Russian Defense Ministry stressed that the procurement of “West Wind”-class helicopter carrier is the first time a large number of transactions.
Chinese F-11 fighter jets, to imitate the Soviet Union 27SK, performance is far beyond the original Russian Su-27 to reach the level of three generations of a half
Russia and Israel have set up factories on the territory of the Russian system of unmanned aerial vehicles to licensed production agreement issues, but this agreement may not be fulfilled, because the Israelis against Russia to Syria and sale of modern Iranian weapons, as long as Russia does not stop such supply to both sides will be frozen in the joint development of weapons cooperation.
In short, Russia from the West for military equipment, because of course the Russian defense industry is not capable of producing high-quality weapons and equipment. While acknowledging the fact that the poor quality of domestically produced weapons is not easy, but the Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said it is this meaning, many Russian military experts have also endorsed this view.
Although Russia will remain the world’s largest suppliers of major weapons-exporting one, but it is still in production samples of the Cold War era weapons, inexpensive, reliable performance, but the Russian military leadership hopes for Russia’s armed forces dress better and more advanced weapons and samples, which means that imports from the West, which during the Cold War era and the first 20 years after the end of the Cold War is simply incredible, but now times have changed. Western arms manufacturers are happy to have been almost the entire century as an enemy of Russia to sell their products.
Although the Russian defense industry enterprises’ production capacity is now full load operation, but because of delayed orders, they still can not protect the long supply of certain components. Russia’s defense industry system employed about 300 people, accounting for 20% of Russia’s industrial labor force. In late 1991 the Cold War, defense-related industrial production scale is now three times more.–
of course, the defense industry is too large is one of the main reasons the Soviet Union, Soviet military spending has never exactly been out of their specific percentage of gross domestic product, but from existing assessments point of view, its share of about 20%, exceeding the target of similar Western countries, more than four times.
last 20 years, the Russian defense industry heavily dependent on exports, the current Russian arms exports as high as $ 8 billion per year, the last 10 years, Russian arms exports increased significantly, mainly due to the Russian-made weapons procurement of two countries India and China. Russian arms exports in 2003 was only $ 4.3 billion in 2004 to 56 billion U.S. dollars in 2005 to 60 billion U.S. dollars in 2006 reached 70 billion dollars.
addition to the size of India and China continued to increase procurement of weapons, the continuing rise in oil prices are prompting oil-rich Gulf countries are buying more weapons to protect their wealth, resulting in world arms sales from 2003 The $ 29 billion in 2009, soared to more than 600 billion dollars.
United States and Russia is the world’s largest arms exporter, the world’s total arms exports for 70%. Traditionally, U.S. arms exports is three times more than Russia, this proportion has not decreased, major U.S. exports more expensive weapons, and is generally considered the world than the better performance of existing weapons, but also in Afghanistan and Iraq later, was also deemed to have received weapons and combat-tested and reliable sample.
course, Russia has also made some recent efforts, not only by low-cost advantages of selling weapons, also provide after-sales service and guarantees. Russia last year to provide after-sales maintenance of a poor reputation, lost a lot of service and supply spare parts to the form of after-market sales opportunities.
much better in this regard the United States, but its price is also much more expensive weapons. Now Russia has an advantage not only in price, usually lower than half the U.S. price of similar products, and services in the supply of good reputation is gradually improving.
In addition, Russia is now beginning to sell more high-tech equipment and expensive warships, fighter planes had quite a long time about two-thirds of Russia’s arms exports, the ratio is now significantly reduced, ships have been accounted for nearly half of the ratio. Of course, in the field of high-tech arms exports, the Russian defense companies still keep up with Western competitors, particularly the United States.
last 10 years, 40% of Russian arms exports into the Chinese market, but now the situation has changed, because the Russian arms manufacturers no longer willing to tolerate the Chinese to steal its technology, worried that China continues to imitate the Russian military equipment samples , and then produce a self-made version of property rights, not only do not pay royalties, but also intends to export large volumes.
Russia and China have tried to reach a technology licensing deal, but have little interest in Beijing, the Chinese generals to Russia to China’s potential adversaries, such as India, a large number of high-tech weaponry is very dissatisfied with the sale Russians can not understand this, claiming that they export weapons to India’s history has been for decades.
now the Russians are worried that China may reject the purchase of Russian technology or equipment, because they have been able to master a simple way to Russian technology they need. From the cottage to the large number of Russian arms exports, the Chinese military’s approach to Russia, only silence, or even to China has put Russia kicked, and despise the Chinese military has been working in the Russian military technology, and China’s own technology will become more advanced.
perhaps, all of which may have been China’s tactical means, as in the Russian military technology procurement for more favorable conditions. In fact, the transfer of technology, licensed production, more affordable, but also get technical assistance from Russia.
course, there are some contradictions between India and Russia, the Indian side of the transformation of the Russian aircraft carrier to perform the contract delays and substantial price increases are extremely dissatisfied with the financial cooperation project for India is simply a disaster.
disturbing is that now that Russia, India start from Israel, Europe and the United States for more Western weapons procurement, but also understand the performance and after-sales service of equipment differences. If the Russian industrial enterprises can not very quickly get rid of their bad habits, then the current most prosperous of Russian arms exports may lose their privileged position.
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