Long years of brain inflammation tradesman concerned a hypothetical military conflict 2-powers Russia and the U.S.. Present military conflict 2-these countries in its pure form is virtually impossible. Can hardly be assumed that in a military confrontation with 2 between these countries will not embroiled neighboring countries. Besides the United States, as a NATO member, may rely, if not on vsepolnotsennuyu support alliance, or at least to support their own head euros ally — England. But still just try to analyze what can oppose each other army 2-these states.
The meaning of such confrontation, its validity, this is also the possibility of military anger against Russia with the introduction of its terrain, U.S. Army, put aside. Data for comparison is taken from public sources, which have access to all comers. Much of the information about a clear amount of weapons and troops is hidden information, which, if published, it is often delayed, and hence the above values can be changed in the least, and the huge side.
Comparison of military capabilities 2-powers can start with population 2-states. The population of the Russian Federation on January 1, 2013 was 143,347,059 people, the number of the U.S. population for December 2012 — 314,895,000 people. Actually already seen from these figures that in the case of the U.S. global war will be ready to put under the gun even more on the physical level of healthy and strong people male. Possible mobilization reserve Russia is estimated at 31 million people, the United States — 56 million people (if we take into account all males from 17 to 49 years — more than 109 million) At the same time we must realize that even the United States fails to deliver under the gun so many people. For content such army is not enough guns, ammunition, food, some clothes, and transport logistics to transform into a real hell.
At the same time in the war of attrition to make up their own loss of the U.S. will be able to more efficiently and even longer. With all this prof mobilization reserve in Russia simply does not exist. Currently, work on its creation only the beginning. The number of Russian armed forces has been brought up to 1 million people, of which there is a staff of about 70,000 people, and about 300 thousand accounts for conscripts. The U.S. Army is quite prof, its population is about 1.4 million people, there are around 1.1-1.3 million are near a mobilization reserve or in store. They all have a valid contract with the Ministry of Defence, are often involved in exercises and training and, if necessary, may be called to the current service.
According placed in the 2012 military doctrine «By supporting the U.S. global leadership. Defense values of the 21st century «, the U.S. Army is ready to immediately only one full-scale war, suppressing enemy brutal acts in other regions of the Earth. Previously it was assumed immediately conduct a 2-scale war. On this basis, in the case of military rage against Russia, the U.S. Army will be able to allocate for this purpose a huge part of its armed forces.
Technical equipment of ground troops
The main striking force of ground troops are tanks. The U.S. Army as of 2012 there were 1963 tanks «Abrams» version of their 588 M1A2 upgraded to version M1A2SEP. Besides South American military are still about 2,400 M1A1 tanks and about 2385 M1 tanks in storage.
MBT «Abrams» M1A2
In more modern Russian army tank is T-90. Total in the armed forces, there are about 500 such versions MBT T-90A and T-90AK. In other words for more advanced tanks in the armies of 2-states has been some parity. At the same time, the army of the Russian Federation has about 4500 thousand T-80 tanks of various modifications, which are repaired (2010). Also in the troops and bases of storage is about 12 500 T-72 tanks of various modifications. So Makarov, even if at least a third of these machines will be on the move, tucked in the tanks will be planted crews and loaded ammunition, their number will eclipse the number of South American tank fleet. Taking into account the fact that the United States will not be able to deploy against Russia all their tanks, an advantage is the absolute quantification. The full number of tanks exceeds U.S. Our homeland is more than 2.5 times.
Also, the U.S. Army has about 6500 thousand BMP «Bradley» in turn Our homeland has about 700 BMP-3, BMP-2 4500 and almost 8,000 BMP-1. Park APCs in the Russian army is about 4900 units of the BTR-70 and BTR-82A. The implication is that by 2020 all BTR-80 Russian Army will be upgraded to the level of the BTR-82A (AM). Russian Airborne Troops also have about 1,500 units BMD all modifications and still about 700 BTR-D. In the U.S. Army armored vehicles significantly more — about 16,000.
MSTA-S self-propelled guns
One of the main components of success of ground operations as before is to cancel the artillery preparation. Currently, the South American army has about 2000 ACS and another 1,500 towed guns. In the Russian army as of 2010 there were more than 6800 and more than 7500 ACS towed guns. From their 4600 accounts for 122-mm howitzer D-30, which will be retired before the end of 2013. Besides Our homeland has approximately 3,500 MLRS, while at the U.S. Army such systems total 830. Makarom So, on paper, the Russian army has an advantage over American self-propelled artillery in 3.4 times, towed in 5 (1, 9 after the write-D-30), in the MRL of 4.2 times.
At the same time, particularly in the states of teams and military bases in the Russian army has only about 2,500 tanks. Ensure this is not hard. In the Russian army only 4 separate tank brigade, armed with each of them in the states is 91-94 MBT. Also, there are about 30 separate motorized rifle brigades (I figured only 27, but I could be wrong), each of which has its own part of the tank battalion — 41 tanks. Other tanks are on the bases hraeniya and repair of military equipment (BHiRVT). The same situation can be projected onto the artillery.
Besides Army 2-states have a huge amount of helicopters. The U.S. Army has in its composition about 2,700 combat helicopters. Russian army has fewer helicopters — 1368 units (approximately 2-fold less).
Technical equipment of the Air Force
Latin American Air Force represent a formidable force, the number of combat aircraft they occupy first place in the world. As part of the permanent parts of the U.S. Air Force (in 2011) has 144 strategic bombers (66 B-1, B-2 20 and 58 B-52), 297 A-10 attack aircraft, fighter aircraft in 1629 (471 — F-15, 968 — F -16, 179 — F-22, F-11, 35). It should be noted that the United States is the only country in the world, which is armed fighter of the 5th generation, talking about the F-22 Raptor. Besides within the Navy (2008) had 867 fighter-attack aircraft F/A-18. Total excluding combat aircraft available in reserve — 2937 units.
It should be noted that the composition of the Russian Air Force is a hidden character, and is given information can be incorrect. As part of the permanent Russian Air Force has 80 strategic bombers (16 — Tu-160, 64 — Tu-95MS), distant 150 Tu-22M3 bombers, 241 Su-25 frontline bombers 164 Su-24M and M2, 26 frontline bombers Su- 34. As part of fighter aircraft has 953 machines (282 — MiG-29, 252 — MiG-31, 400 — Su-27, 9 — 30 and Su-10 — Su-35S). The overall composition of combat aviation aircraft in 1614 (approximately). So makarom in combat aviation opponent has approximately 2-fold an advantage.
It should be noted that at the present time Russian Air Force extensively modernized and rearming. Number of modern aircraft in their will grow, and your plane will be the 5th generation — PAK FA. With all this in their abilities Su-35S practical nor what is not inferior planes of the 5th generation, the Russian Air Force plans to buy at least 48 of these vehicles. Also on the 2012 half of the Su-27 has been upgraded to version Su-27SM3, and this is, in fact, the other machine, which is capable to fight on equal terms with all aircraft of the 4th generation. Intensively modernized and interceptor aircraft MiG-31.
Apart from that Russian aviation has its own trump card up his sleeve. Standing in the Russian Air Force guided missiles «air-air» have the longest range in the midst of similar weapons. The R-37, which can be used interceptors MiG-31BM and Su-27, Su-35 is capable of hitting targets at a distance of 300 km! Besides in Russia are working on the KC-172 missile, which has a greater effective range — up to 400 km. And the newest rocket HAEDAT, while medium-range missile RVV-SD has a range of about 110 km. Better managed, all-weather South American missile AIM-120S7 and AIM-120D is able to hit targets at a distance of 120 and 180 km. respectively.
Su-35, Su-27 and MiG-31BM, kitted out with modern radars and missiles R-37 start with a longer range than that no matter what the South American missile allow these machines to significantly reduce the gap even before the latest South American fighter of the 5th generation F- 22 Raptor, owning low visibility. With the type of fighter F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 they can deal without any particular problems.
But the main trump of in the likelihood of a military conflict but not the most feeble Air Force, Air Defense System is a country that is able to make the Russian sky inaccessible for air operations at least some potential enemy. And now without the support of aviation maintenance unrealistic in the least successful fighting against pretty strong enemy ground forces. Given that the U.S. Army will be required to the initial step of the campaign to keep fighting for the bridgehead and the forthcoming enlargement, such operations without air supremacy will be doomed to failure in advance.
According to the report of the analytical center of the Australian Air Power Australia, in which the comparison was on the American and Russian combat aircraft air defenses. In the case of a full-scale military conflict possibility of survival U.S. Air Force almost completely eliminated due to the fact that the Russian air defense: radar systems and air defense systems have gained a high level of development. Modern Russian air defense system S-400 does not have analogues in the world and significantly higher than the South American Patriot.
With all this and the backbone of the Russian air defense systems S-300 is still able to deal with what ever possible adversary. According to a number of European professionals, Russian air defense system able to kill up to 80% in invading its air space aircraft of all types. Russian experts at modest and evaluate it by 60-65%, but in any case the enemy aircraft would suffer irreparable damage just from whom she has not be able to recover. In 2010 as a part of Russian air defense, there were about 2100 PU-300 different types of S-400 battalions deployed 9 — 72 PU, only until 2020 to deploy 56 battalions armed with complex data. Besides the troops there are at least 22 short-range air defense complex — Carapace-C1.
Specifically, defense is a major asset of the Russian Federation and its «umbrella» that protects the country from potential anger. Under the protection of defense until 2020 Our homeland will be able to significantly upgrade and ground troops, and the Air Force, which will replenish the latest combat equipment. After 2020, the possibility of an armed conflict between the U.S. and Russia, which at the moment seems very unlikely fall to virtually zero.
Created by Sergey Yuferev