1.Segodnyaschaya defense industry of the Russian Federation fully defected to the market economy, with a wild plant in the market. Prices for its products fully comply with world standards, which naturally can not be said about the quality. Using its monopoly position, turn up their business rates and pull terms without shame. Well, see for yourself, the T-90 and the "Abrams" with "wholesale discount," according to Col. Baranez, are prototype. A workers' wages? In our company and in the South American differ significantly. "Abrams" and also heavier than 15 tons, and the weight is not on durnosti designers and busy river sand and armor and equipment. Not to mention the fact that the T-90 is not a unique development, and alteration of T-72, so to say "penny" in the "five". So what do our konkurentnst obalduyam would be good, maybe then ran over to the usual means. Our people buy cars because they are cheaper, and if not — then the cars and with joy.
2.Voennoe case we have a very ideologized, other South American military did not want the tanks did not because they are bad, but "because the U.S. bombed Yugoslavia," although it is not their business. Their case — that army was equipped with modern technology and could wage war on a global level. Lobbying industry — dealing Ministry of Economy, politics — is the Foreign Ministry. In addition, there is the moment of fear and relearning in connection with the possibility of loss of credibility with intelligent subordinates. Who needs Budennyi in the era of tank warfare? Guderian's retrained of the cavalry, but not all the same here-speed Heinz.
3.Soderzhanie foreign tanks in the army apparently not out of habit, but has no fundamentally and insurmountable problems. During V.O.V. army perfectly mastered and "Sherman" and the other "Airacobra" from "Spitfire". Not to mention the Studebakers, Dodge and Jeep (a dream at least some commander jeeps were cool then). In the IDF foreign tanks a lot and nothing managed. "Abrams" is in service with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Australia. Surely our stupid camel and kengurovodov?
4.Studebekkery, Dodge and Jeep cars produced in the USSR revolution. People realize what a modern car, and the industry was able to reproduce it, even if not immediately. The same value can be and the acquisition of foreign technology, in the end, then our falcons usvoyut what modern war. In another, we risk as in the days of the siege of Sevastopol Anglo-French-Turkish Sardinians stay with flintlock rifles and brick against the rod fitting. When will our defense industry will revive, and in the army usvoyut that guns do not clean the brick, one God only knows, and even wage war with Georgia, even with someone, you need somewhere soon.
5. "Abrams", "Leopard" or "Merkava" — unprincipled, it is better, then purchase. Or not purchase, and make your own in a finite time, and not to the subsequent presidency. But there without any "ideological blinders" (c). In the 30 years comrade. Stalin did not hesitate to take the tanks Christie, wedgies Carden-Lloyd, a German cruisers and destroyers in Italy. And our submarines certain types were so similar to the German that had specifically changed their snap. About Maxim, Lewis, Shosha, Nagano and Berdan I do not write.