Russian Air Force and press zabugornye

Sometimes it is interesting to see that others are thinking about you. Current reform and modernization of the Russian army attracts the attention of foreign countries and there are a lot of circumstances. As a consequence, a huge number of different views of the positive and negative nature. Let's see what are thinking about upgrading our air force zabugornye, as they are now generally called, colleagues.

Views on the matter majestic huge amount, that, frankly, does not strike. Some criticize others praise, and others — blame the militaristic manners, and a fourth held neutrality. In general, a similar "situation" is observed with respect to the views of zabugornom entire Russian defense industry and the armed forces. It should be noted that the estimates are very laudable not much — for several reasons zabugornye experts and journalists love to compose odes more their armed forces, and not zabugornom. Yet, the Russian army at times gets restrained praise. For example, in the book of abstracts Can Russia Reform: Economic, Political and Military Perspectives («Can Our homeland reform: economic, political and military perspectives") authored by employees of the Institute US Army War College and other institutions contained a number of exciting applications. By analyzing information on the reform of the Russian armed forces, the doctor of the New York Institute, Galeotti concluded that Moscow's military leaders eventually made a number of important decisions. These include the policy of phasing out inefficient conscription system, changing the structure of the troops, as an emergency retooling. According to the views of Galeotti, Russian Defense Ministry in the current time does the same than in the late 90's doing the Pentagon. Praise method of comparison with its own army. Nothing to say, a unique course. Summarizing, Galeotti leading term of 10 years, during which significantly increases the potential of the Russian armed forces.

The Russian Air Force and foreign press

At the same time, discreet and quite logical reasoning on the subject is often buried in a mass of noisy "sensationalism." For example, in the spring of this year, Russian Defense Ministry announced the resumption of purchases of air defense systems S-300V. This announcement was preceded by a lot of different events, contests, etc., but in the end it all ended a tough intention to continue purchasing. But zabugornyh, well, in the Russian media immediately flew the same "analysis" with not enough to do with reality. Unfortunately, after a few months impossible to find a particular creator of the "brilliant" idea. The essence of the latter was to ensure that the new S-400, allegedly did not comply with the requirements of the military. Because the army resumed its purchase of old times complexes. Perhaps such statements shirokomyslennye they say only about the level of competence of their creator. C-300B and C-400 have a different purpose and, as a consequence, the purchase of the 1st set to replace the other, by definition, impossible. Yet, a few weeks after the controversy lasted messages regarding the "unfit" S-400.

With respect to Russian aviation arise from time to time such as bold, but just silly statement. For example, journalists Italian newspaper La Repubblica applied in relation to the fighter T-50 fascinating definition of "cheap copy of the F-22", and the front-line bomber Su-34, a descent on the views of several British and American professionals, a representative of the class in advance of outdated technology. Naturally, it is possible to realize these people zabugornyh — advertising "Raptor" and the eyes of the military management of the war in the air do the trick. Only these very eyes may be different, but for the aircraft fundamentally OUTDOOR resemblance to something, and totality of features.

The Russian Air Force and foreign press

Noteworthy that zabugornye reaction to the PAK FA project to some extent, a consequence of the ongoing Russian aircraft manufacturers 'PR'. Advertise Russian aircraft partially similar to what the last 20 years has been Lockheed Martin. Like it or not, but military equipment is in need of promotion, no plans to sell it: even if it is only to yourself, it will enhance the prestige of talking up the armed forces, will also impact on the possible strategy of the enemy. For example, we can take all of the same F-22. In the coming years, the U.S. is not going to sell this plane zabugornom countries. Yet, in his praise of the address have to go almost from the start of development. We have to admit that the plane really good, though it has some flaws. But still climb the prestige of its own armed forces by the "promotion" of such a project looks versatile. Approximately the same situation with the "little brother» F-22 — F-35. The aircraft also promises to be good, too, has a number of shortcomings, and just received should deceive the masses of the epithets. On the other hand, boasting features of the F-35 looks logical: this particular fighter has to go for export. Russian engineers together with the Indian employees are currently working on a project FGFA, during which another modification fighter T-50. The implication is that the fighter FGFA initially to be built for India, and then take to the international market. Because you can even say that the Russian aircraft builders not advertise its own plane Fifth generation. As shown, the roll out such campaigns is never too early.

The relevant consequence of transparency is that the disposal zabugornyh journalists and analysts are truthful data on quantitative and sometimes high-quality retrofit. He reads out the number of vehicles purchased in most cases receive positive evaluation. However, the sound of praise with some slip of the tongue, in most cases, with features such as "if possible." Common and condemning expressions which, if desired, can be considered as recognition of the power of the Russian Air Force. Of course, the harsh condemnation and accusations of militarism, imperial ambitions, etc. far not always based on a desire to maintain peace in the world. Sometimes it's a manifestation of the reluctance to build contenders. This gives rise to various special publications in which "with figures in hand" to the reader if you do not try to justify the failure of future upgrading, then, at least, its very low rates. Since last fall, the French journalists portal attempted to show the inconsistency of Russian State program by re-appeal to the statistics for previous years. Of course, such a comparison is not valid, because in the 2011 appropriation for the purchase of new aircraft and helicopters were palpably higher than that in at least some of the previous years.

And yet, in each of the following publications, even the harshest critics of the Russian armed forces in general and the Air Force and the particular must recognize achievements. As a result, there are articles "strategic" character, in which the creators are trying to find out the likely consequences of updating the Armed Forces. In the middle of similar publications, in our opinion, the greatest interest is a re
cent article from the Polish edition of Polska. As if marking the anniversary of the victory in the battle of Warsaw during the Polish-Soviet War journalist A. Kozinsky tried to imagine what would happen if our homeland and Poland right at the moment will come into military conflict. According to the views of the Polish journalist, the strategy of the Russian army will be exactly the same as it was during the Russian war stateliness — "throwing a fight such a huge number of fighter, which the enemy would not be able to stop." This conclusion applies Kozinsky confirmation: the most brand-new equipment in the armed forces of the Russian Federation — the submarine "Antey", which will be just useless in the war with Poland. It should be noted that the pan Kozinsky still does not call for shapkozakidalstvu. It recognizes power relations of the Polish and Russian armies does not allow far-reaching conclusions about the results of such conflict.

Another Polish journalist, B. Maykovsky of Polityka Globalna, examining the characteristics of international fighters patrolling the Baltic states, makes the least bold conclusions. According to him, the permanent Russian aviation flights over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea does not lead to a direct conflict, although in the long term can lead to increased tension in the region. On the other hand, the Lithuanian Defense Minister R. Jukneviciene argues that flying Russian aircraft pilots and their support of the NATO states has long been included in everyday practice and in most cases does not have some nasty consequences. Until now, the most severe incident involving Russian aircraft flight over the Baltic Sea, is the collapse of the Su-27, which took place in September 2005. Plane was lost due to a technical failure, and all of the following tasks confined pretty strung statements Lithuanian Foreign Ministry.

Considering the different views of the publications of the foreign press, you come to the conclusion that journalists and military experts and military leaders zabugornyh countries still recognize that the current reform and modernization Russian armed forces to a successful end. A number of things allow them to fluctuate in the full implementation of all the plans, but the fact of increasing the power and defense they recognize. Naturally, there are some "renegades" who are trying to tie the May liner disaster SSJ-100 to the prospects of fighter T-50, developed by the same company, or put all the plans some hype. But sometimes such criticism is before the hard-core and sometimes toothless, that there is only one conclusion: the horror (maybe) prevent build up the real state of affairs and leads to resort to not be the best ways of agitation and propaganda. At the same time, the number of similar "critics' is not so large. Most of the harsh media, much less military-industrial profile, prefers harsh approach. For example, in the magazine Air International has not once mentioned the T-50 does not refer to a copy of the South American fighter, and the root of problems and the likely failure of the State program rearmament behold the features of the Defense Ministry and the relationship of manufacturers.

An indirect confirmation of improvement in the situation in the sphere of Russian military aircraft may be the words of the article by Dr. M. Galeotti. He believes that the main problem of the development of Russian army is a specific approach on the part of some defense companies. The bureaucratic machine has its own interests, which may sometimes be at odds with the financial plans of the military. In addition, some great experiences corruption, which also makes life easier. Yet, the "shake-up" companies by purchasing military equipment zabugornoy only hurt shipbuilders, manufacturers of armored vehicles and companies specializing designing unmanned aerial vehicles. Aircraft branch has so far avoided such "hints", except for the helicopter sector.

Working abroad and wrote very many military professionals, journalists and analysts. As a consequence, the number of views on a certain subject simply colossal. In these criteria to create a suitable environment for advocacy: You can dial a lot of articles with only hard-core critics and give her a dominant world view, but you can do the opposite. Because the foreign press is to teach only for general information and awareness of current trends. As for the far-reaching conclusions, they can be made only on the basis of the analysis of a huge number of publications, and not the fact that they will be very different from the fabrications Russian analysts.

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