Synergy of Artillery and Missiles: in the United States appreciated the striking power of Kaliningrad


After Crimea became part of Russia in 2014, Moscow began to gradually increase its combat capabilities in the Kaliningrad Region, writes Roger N. McDermott, a senior military research fellow at The Jamestown Foundation. These actions were announced as a response to NATO’s increased activity in the region.


The author claims that the key component of the gain is the buildup by Russians in the region of the shock potential of increased range. At the same time, Moscow gives this as a reaction to US plans to deploy missile defense in Europe.

The expert noted that the artillery brigade, based in Kaliningrad, received the new Tornado-S MLRS, which replaced the old BM-21 Grad.

McDermott noted that the Tornado-S has a firing range of 120 kilometers. At the same time, the accuracy of these MLRS is ensured by the Russian satellite navigation system GLONASS. The expert also drew attention to the successes of Russians in matters of artillery integration.

Moscow seeks to combine all these military / weapons assets in a single information space, creating synergies between the artillery barrels and high-precision missile systems

- the expert considers.

According to the expert, now Russian gunners can receive target information from advanced spotters and UAVs, with real-time data transmission. This was achieved thanks to the Sagittarius intelligence and communications management complex. At the same time, the Orlan-10 and Forpost UAVs, which are already in service in Kaliningrad.

The expert stressed that Russia continues to militarize the region. He is concerned about the plans of the Russians to create an over-the-horizon Container radar, which can detect aircraft takeoff, launch enemy cruise or hypersonic missiles at ranges up to 3000 kilometers.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 2 2020 11: 29
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    US missile defense systems are not defensive systems, they can launch Tomahawk cruise missiles, including with a nuclear warhead. So, the measures of the Russian Federation to counter American aggression are quite reasonable and adequate !!!
    1. mor7d Offline
      mor7d (mor7d) April 3 2020 15: 41
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      US missile defense systems are not

      Well, what about? You, by your “buildup”, will lead to the fact that NATO will begin to build up, and then you will jump and scream that NATO is going to attack you.
      1. Sapsan136 Offline
        Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 3 2020 16: 34
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        We do not climb to your borders, you climb to our borders, but you want war, get it, the Russian Federation will have enough nuclear warheads for all of you - and the United States, and all six of the USA will be sent to hell !!!
        1. mor7d Offline
          mor7d (mor7d) April 3 2020 17: 37
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          How to combine

          in the United States appreciated the striking power of Kaliningrad

          и

          We do not climb your borders

          Who fired at Ukraine from the MLRS from the territory of the Russian Federation? Again ichtanmety? Silence, it’s better not to disgrace.
          1. yuriy55 Offline
            yuriy55 (Yuri Vasilievich) April 4 2020 05: 18
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            Quote: mor7d
            Who fired at Ukraine from the MLRS from the territory of the Russian Federation? Again ichtanmety? Silence, it’s better not to disgrace.

            Didn’t your shells fly into the Rostov Region? If Russia decided to fire and fire at your APU, then the dogs would have pulled the fragments from it long ago.
          2. 321 Offline
            321 (321) April 4 2020 06: 23
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            Quote: mor7d
            How to combine

            in the United States appreciated the striking power of Kaliningrad

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            We do not climb your borders

            Who fired at Ukraine from the MLRS from the territory of the Russian Federation? Again ichtanmety? Silence, it’s better not to disgrace.

            You are a disgrace yourself and for the umpteenth time - tell your tales about aggression to your own animals, they will believe you without hesitation, and then you just won’t place your noodles, you already wrote about it - go learn the six-circle materiel your Tel Aviv. bully
            1. mor7d Offline
              mor7d (mor7d) April 6 2020 09: 44
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              their tales of aggression

              If only fairy tales .. To date, only one country in the world is waging aggressive predatory wars - the Russian Federation. The war in Georgia, Ukraine, Syria, Libya. Did I miss anything?
              1. 321 Offline
                321 (321) April 7 2020 22: 07
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                Quote: mor7d
                their tales of aggression

                If only fairy tales .. To date, only one country in the world is waging aggressive predatory wars - the Russian Federation. The war in Georgia, Ukraine, Syria, Libya. Did I miss anything?

                The main thing is that I haven’t come up with anything new yet - well, this is not given to you. bully
          3. Sapsan136 Offline
            Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 5 2020 18: 43
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            In the Caucasus, in battles with the Russian Federation, Ukraine lost 50000 of its own, and then began to burn the Russians alive in Odessa ... If there were the USA in the place of the Russian Federation, an atomic bomb would have long been dropped in Kiev ... And, by the way, ALL of your Ukraine on a map of 1654, within the borders of which Ukraine pushed into Russia from Poland, everything else in Ukraine is stolen and to no small degree from Russia.
      2. 321 Offline
        321 (321) April 4 2020 06: 29
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        Quote: mor7d
        US missile defense systems are not

        So what? You, by your “buildup”, will lead to the fact that NATO will begin to build up, and then you will jump and scream that NATO is going to attack you.

        NATO will start ???? laughing For how many years they all start and start ... hi
        And they were planning to attack and are still going to - teach history, there are all sorts of letters, such as Dropshot and the like ...
        And you write all nonsense, but you think that here you reveal the truth to everyone bully - About people like you, they have long made up a joke -

        The Russian Federation has villainously and treacherously pushed its borders to NATO bases.

        hi "pedestrian ischo" (c)
  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker April 2 2020 11: 32
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    Whoever, but I am pleased to read such news in the morning!
    1. mor7d Offline
      mor7d (mor7d) April 3 2020 15: 42
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      I am pleased to read such news in the morning

      Retired military man?
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  3. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 2 2020 11: 49
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    The expert noted that the artillery brigade, based in Kaliningrad, received the new Tornado-S MLRS, which replaced the old BM-21 Grad.

    - BM-21 Grad ??? - What ... -It took so long, and even in Kaliningrad .. - was such a junk ??? - Figase ...

    McDermott noted that the Tornado-S has a firing range of 120 kilometers.

    - Yes, the Chinese have such MLRS for a long time shoot at 200-250 km ...
    1. Kristallovich Offline
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) April 2 2020 12: 04
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      -Yes, the Chinese have such MLRS have long fired at 200-250 km ...

      But missiles in PU are much smaller.
      1. gorenina91 Offline
        gorenina91 (Irina) April 2 2020 12: 15
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        - Yes, they have PUs many times more ...
        1. Kristallovich Offline
          Kristallovich (Ruslan) April 2 2020 12: 33
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          Do you personally count?
          1. gorenina91 Offline
            gorenina91 (Irina) April 2 2020 13: 03
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            -Yes, I’m counting ... - your ... cons ... Mr. Specialist ...
            1. Kristallovich Offline
              Kristallovich (Ruslan) April 2 2020 13: 44
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              Hm. You’ve made a mistake, I’m very rarely doing this. And you never once.
              1. Zenon Zenon Offline
                Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) April 2 2020 17: 21
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                This is the "trick" of this commentator, do not pay attention. First blurt out nonsense, then cry for cons - such is the style ...
    2. Dear sofa expert. April 2 2020 19: 22
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      Old? 2 times younger than American B52. And about the same age as Abramsov.
    3. Evgeny Andriyanov (Evgeny Andriyanov) April 3 2020 22: 52
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      Well, it’s hard to name the Chinese MLRS, which fly for 200-300 km, their rocket is equipped with a passive radar seeker. And this is a tactical missile.
  4. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 2 2020 12: 19
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    After the entry of Crimea into Russia in 2014, Moscow began to gradually build up combat capabilities in the Kaliningrad region

    What else remains to be done if the neighbors, to put it mildly, are not entirely adequate.
    1. mor7d Offline
      mor7d (mor7d) April 3 2020 15: 43
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      What else remains to be done if the neighbors, to put it mildly, are not entirely adequate

      What would you do in the place of the Ukrainians?
      1. 321 Offline
        321 (321) April 4 2020 06: 35
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        Quote: mor7d
        What else remains to be done if the neighbors, to put it mildly, are not entirely adequate

        What would you do in the place of the Ukrainians?

        We will NOT tell you for sure - you still know almost nothing. bully
  5. Alexander Semenov (Alexander Semenov) April 2 2020 13: 51
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    Who is interested in the militarization of the region, go on an excursion to Baltiysk ... the fleet base ... the sight is very unpleasant and to talk about successes, yet oh how early. In general, the region in the distant future will be a buffer demilitarized zone.
    1. 321 Offline
      321 (321) April 4 2020 06: 36
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      By your "logic" suggest giving up? bully
      That is unlikely...
  6. Rus Offline
    Rus April 2 2020 19: 27
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    Who did not serve in the army or served in those centuries, he believes in cartoons and articles such.
  7. qpeqop Offline
    qpeqop (Sergei) April 4 2020 11: 47
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    After the entry of Crimea into Russia in 2014

    - Cause and effect relationships are not rightly put right away. It will be true like this:

    After the treacherous inclusion of the former Warsaw Pact countries into NATO and the deployment of dual-use missile defense on the borders of the Russian Federation, which the Russian Federation categorically objected to, and also after the adoption of the US doctrine of a lightning disarming strike against the Russian Federation, the latter was forced to take appropriate protective measures ...