Russian Air Force commander criticized the poor performance can not meet domestic demand for unmanned aerial vehicles
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“view report” 27 reported that the Russian Air Force Commander Alexander Zelin status of the Russian defense industry enterprises serious discontent. He said Monday that made unmanned aerial vehicles, whether in speed, altitude, or on-board equipment can not meet military performance requirements. If the equipment that failed military UAV, will seriously endanger national security, “would be a crime.”
Russia’s ongoing military reform. Reform is completed, the number of UAVs the Air Force aircraft will account for more than 40% of the total. However, the Russian defense industry is far behind the level of scientific research has been the military requirements. Reported that in 25-30 years ago, the Soviet Union in the field of UAV development has reached world advanced level, but is now far behind. Grid in 2008, the Russian war, Russian long-range due to the lack of large unmanned aerial vehicles, intelligence is very passive, and equip Georgia’s Israeli “Heron” UAV has repeatedly found that the Russian military movements, and report to the Russian artillery forces. Hard to Russia reached an agreement with Israel earlier this year, decided to spend $ 53 million to buy 12 “Heron” and other types of UAVs.
defense industry malaise led directly to the decline of the Russian armed forces. November 27, before the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet commander Vyacheslav Popov also worried, because the old equipment, the Russian ocean-going fleet in the 2015 crash. Difficulties among the critics point to the Russian industrial enterprises. End of October, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said: “Over the past years, we invested a substantial amount of funding for the development of military-industrial complex, but very mediocre achievements.” Some military experts believe that Russia’s defense industry has been eating the Soviet Union capital, and now the Russian weapons world-wide reputation in the fall, companies had to aging weapons upon their own army.
Russian natural reconciled, have recently begun to import weapons and frequently heard the news. At present, Russia has imported a French-made tanks thermal imager, special forces are using the British and Austrian sniper rifles, the Air Force plans to import U.S. helicopter engines Pratt & Whitney, which is selling the site on the Neva French “West Wind”-class amphibious assault ship, with a displacement of 20,000 tons imported weapons program grab all the limelight.
issues surrounding the import of weapons, Russia set off a fierce debate. Many people do not understand, once a major exporter of weapons, why suddenly become a major importer? The face of accusations, the Russian defense industry full of grievances. Precision-guided weapons research and development unit of the main “radar MMC” company complained: “The world of funding for the development of unmanned aerial vehicles into billions of dollars, while only a few million rubles in Russia up to the State seemed to give up the development of unmanned aerial vehicles . “Russian military-industrial complex union has also sent a letter to Department of Defense, the request to change the import of weapons policy:” Department of Defense does not support domestic enterprises, but to buy foreign equipment, will bring huge losses to the Military Industrial Complex. “
Meanwhile, purchases of Western weapons, in the hearts of many Russians still trust barriers. Ivanov leaves just 盖尼特里福 military experts believe that Italy had after World War II, “Novorossiysk” warship as war reparations to the Soviet Union, but the ship exploded in 1955, there are a lot of evidence that the Italian secretly installed on the battleship bomb. And now, to buy Russian weapons to potential enemies of the same risks exist: the French may be in the “West Wind” warships installation of an electronic chip, once the deterioration of relations between France and Russia, can start a pile of scrap metal chips to ships.
But some experts disagree on this conspiracy theory that Russia and the West is not the enemy. Russian political and military analysis of the Institute Director Alexander 赫拉姆契欣 analysis is a strong supporter of the import policy. In his view, not imported equipment, the Russian defense industry and military will be irreversibly degraded, “Army military enterprises can not provide the necessary equipment, we had to give money to foreigners.” In his “defense industry for the military services, rather than the reverse “wrote,” the army’s mission is to defend the country, not for defense industry workers to provide social security. “He suggested that Russia may be imported at the same time, co-production with Western weapons,” perhaps not as direct import injury self-esteem. “