Russian President sounded the alarm bell to the military: the attractiveness of Russian weapons are disappearing
Russian President Vladimir Putin wearing a pilot service in the Tu-160 long-range strategic bombers of the cabin pictures
Medvedev is a” military fans “
Medvedev test sniper rifle
“the appeal of Russian weapons are disappearing,” which is Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has visited the Moscow suburbs, when a military-industrial warning. In recent years, although the bad-mouthing the voice of the Russian military industry has proclaimed, but the leaders of the Russian state under such harsh words, or the first time.
“number one fan of the military,” pro-test missile
According to Russian newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” reported on October 27, 26, came to Medvedev Moscow suburbs, “the joint production of machine-science company” inspection visit. The company is a large Russian spacecraft manufacturer, mainly produces various types of missiles, rockets and space systems, and to engage in related research.
, like his predecessor Putin, Medvedev is also a “military fanatic.” In March, he sees Chakubinka Air Force Base, the Su-34 fighters had driven the skies for half an hour. This time is no exception, during a visit to the mobile coastal defense missile system “Bastion”, he himself, riding on a race on the operator position. Experts in the side, said, “Bastion” anti-ship missiles from installation to enter a state of war only a few minutes, can destroy targets within 290 km.
“Arrow” two-stage launch vehicle Medvedev also left a deep impression. It had ballistic missiles, and changed to launch civilian satellites. In addition, the company also showed Russia and India “Brahmos” joint company’s newest products.
end of the tour, Medvedev received an unexpected gift – well-made, “onyx” (also known as the “jewel”) cruise missile’s titanium model.
only one into the military enterprise by the international quality certification
Although seen during the visit are the “bright side”, but this did not weakened Russia military status Medvedev concerns. In the subsequent meeting of the defense industry complex development conference, solemnly He admits, though in recent years, Russia has made huge investments to modernize the military system, but with little success. The reason is because the military system, just be satisfied with “fill holes”, the lack of forward-looking technology innovation, “big waste of money in those old-fashioned equipment.”
Medvedev warned that the Russian-made weapons and frequent quality problems, and its attractiveness to foreign users are gradually disappearing, “This is not only detrimental to the reputation of Russian weapons, but also detrimental to Russia’s national reputation.” . He believes that maintaining the competitiveness of Russian industrial production will reduce the cost of military weapons and equipment to be delivered in accordance with “wholesale” rather than “retail.” Attended the meeting of the Russian Industry Minister Viktor Khristenko also pointed out that only 10% of Russian industrial enterprises to obtain international quality certification, because of quality problems, “Foreign military cooperation in case of claims is growing.”
Dmitry Medvedev that the equipment will directly determine the merits of the quality of future wars. He pointed out that two months will be completed strategic restructuring of the Russian plan, the next task facing the land and naval weapons and equipment will be upgrading. At this stage, the military system of responsibility is great. “If the weapon performance lags behind other countries, once the outbreak of military conflict, then a wise strategy and tactics can not save the lives of officers and men.”
Mei’s “worried” a deeper reason
why the Russian military status of the Russian president so “worried”? Analysis, which has a deep background.
First, since the quality standards, delivery delay and other reasons, once the earnings of big Russian military industry in the world arms market share dropped dramatically in recent years. According to the U.S. Congressional Research Service released in September, “the transfer of conventional arms to developing countries,” reported Russian arms sales in 2008 only 35 million, compared with 10.8 billion in 2007, has shrunk dramatically. Delivery of MiG-29 fighters to Algeria, will be returned because of quality reasons; traditional partners India’s Russian-made weapons, arms sales are also veiled, general shopping “olive branch” more and more toward the U.S. and Europe.
Second, the military has significantly lagged behind the development of military reform dragged on hind legs, fighting a serious impact on the Russian military. New “Bulava” sea-based ballistic missile Repeated failures, leading to “Borey” class submarines can not carry bombs “naked again.” In this regard, the Russian military of course has a lot to view. A source to “Kommersant,” said Medvedev Kaliningrad in late September and Brest watch “West 2009″ joint military exercises, the Defense Department representatives and the Chief of Staff Makarov on the face. ” on the table “, unable to complain about the production of new weapons and military enterprises, resulting in the military have to consider purchasing equipment from abroad.