RAND: To defeat the Russians, you need to destroy their air defense


RAND analysts like to talk about the US and NATO war against Russia in Europe, as if there could be no other theaters of war. This time, the employees of the NGO, which acts as a strategic research center commissioned by the US government, the Pentagon and related organizations, took care of the deeply echeloned Russian air defense system and ways to overcome it.


To defeat the Russians, you need to destroy their air defense

- count in RAND.

According to the experts of this structure, the United States and its allies today have only one weapons system that is capable of "dealing with the Russian air defense." These are the stealthy multi-functional fifth generation F-35 Lightning II fighter-bombers.

RAND is confident that the massive use of the F-35 in the conflict with Russia in the European theater of operations will effectively solve the problem with the aforementioned air defense. Moreover, this can be achieved in just a few hours.

NATO's capabilities will increase significantly when hundreds of such stealth fighters appear in the Alliance countries.

- emphasized in the NGO.

Therefore, the Europeans urgently need to strengthen their air force, replenishing the aircraft fleet with American F-35s. The uniformity of aircraft will make it possible to conduct exercises and combat operations at a higher quality level. But what the Europeans should do with their own aircraft industry, American experts did not say.

Note that the Kaliningrad region of Russia, due to its geographic location, in the event of a conflict with NATO, automatically becomes the target of the enemy's first strike. Therefore, since 2012, the S-400 Triumph air defense system has been deployed there, and in the future, the S-500 Prometey air defense system will appear. There is the "Voronezh-DM" radar station and the largest number of electronic warfare systems in Europe is concentrated.

As for the RAND report, it resembles the fulfillment of an order from Lockheed Martin. She is extremely interested in the fact that the countries of Europe buy expensive F-35, which it produces.
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  1. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 24 October 2020 16: 57
    +4
    RAND is confident that the massive use of the F-35 in the conflict with Russia in the European theater of operations will effectively solve the problem with the aforementioned air defense. Moreover, this can be achieved in just a few hours.

    In other words, buy the F-35 and raise the military-industrial complex of amers. Well, if the geyropa is afraid of every rustle and behind every bush and every bump Russia appears and there is a draft in my head, then buy with all the ensuing economies and so on!
  2. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 24 October 2020 17: 06
    +8
    While you are trying to achieve "in a few hours" you will get both Brussels and Washington. And everyone will be fine ...
    1. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 24 October 2020 17: 22
      -11 qualifying.
      Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
      get both Brussels and Washington. And everyone will be fine ...

      Are you naively hoping that with such a development of events, Moscow, St. Petersburg, or, say, Yekaterinburg can survive? Everyone will be neither good nor bad - nickname crying
      1. GRF Offline GRF
        GRF 24 October 2020 19: 07
        +3
        "Why do we need such a world if Russia is not there?"

        ..and the living will envy the dead ..
      2. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 24 October 2020 19: 37
        +1
        Quote: Bindyuzhnik
        Everyone will be neither good nor bad - nickname

        But so democratically ... hi
      3. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
        Rum rum (Rum rum) 24 October 2020 21: 00
        +1
        "We are in heaven, and you all will just die."
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  4. amateur Online amateur
    amateur (Victor) 24 October 2020 17: 52
    +1
    RAND analysts have read Tom Clancy as their SuperPuper wunderwolf F-117 wipes the Russian Air Force and Air Defense in packs. And upgraded to F-35
  5. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 24 October 2020 17: 52
    +1
    I absolutely agree, buddy! Especially considering that from my window (no, not Red Square), you can see only the TV tower, the Moscow State University and the spire of Gazprom. If it's not a secret, where are we posting from? Ukraine, Israel, Germany?
    1. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 24 October 2020 20: 22
      0
      From my windows the views are different - the Mediterranean Sea on one side, and on the other, pomegranate trees on the slope of Mount Carmel, I live in Israel.
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 October 2020 18: 38
    -6
    Oh, old stuff.
    Air defense shortcomings are shown in Libya, Syria, Karabakh.

    And F 35 and so diverge like pies. fell in price and became cheaper than the previous generation.
    1. King3214 Offline King3214
      King3214 (Sergius) 24 October 2020 21: 06
      0
      Of course, "like pies", because if they do not take, they can kill.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 October 2020 22: 44
        0
        Yeah ... just so all terrible ... 3 countries seemed to have abandoned the agreements, and everyone immediately wanted to kill them ...
        The owl does not fit on the globe ...
        1. King3214 Offline King3214
          King3214 (Sergius) 25 October 2020 17: 11
          0
          Refusal did not add to their happiness, which the United States certainly took care of.
          1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
            Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 25 October 2020 18: 45
            0
            Yes, it seems that they had what it was, and it remains ... I don't remember exactly, but like Angla, Greeks, Bulgarians said - it's not enough money, no ...

            And the rest, even the Turks - give them, give them to us ..
  7. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 24 October 2020 19: 15
    +1
    To destroy the world, you need to listen to RAND and other other people's peace-loving instructions ...
  8. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 24 October 2020 19: 35
    +3
    The heavenly slug, with the maximum speed of the MiG-19, will blow Russia to smithereens and in half !!!
    And 10 warheads that fell on New York will not explode. For sanctions ...
  9. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 24 October 2020 21: 05
    +1
    It remains only to try to do it. Especially after a retaliatory nuclear strike

    by decision-making headquarters anywhere in the world.
  10. F-35 - stupid Yankees threw away so much money
  11. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 24 October 2020 23: 11
    +1
    Russian air defense - means of PROTECTION against attack !!!
    In the United States and NATO, the emphasis is on means of attack !!!
    It shows who is who.
  12. Azhdaha Offline Azhdaha
    Azhdaha (Andrei) 25 October 2020 11: 29
    0
    It is necessary to collect all the psychics from the "Battle of Psychics" program and instruct them to jinx the F-35! It is better, of course, to jinx and damage at the same time!
  13. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 25 October 2020 18: 36
    0
    You will not have a few hours "for a showdown with the Russian air defense".
    Are they sure analysts or balabols, as on most of the world's "expert" sites on military topics?
    This also applies to most of our "experts"
  14. Dear sofa expert. 25 October 2020 21: 02
    0
    RAND: To defeat the Russians, you need to destroy their air defense

    RAND: To defeat the Russians, you have to ..... be better than Napoleon or, at worst, Hitler.
    “Just American” is clearly not enough.)
  15. Aleksey Glotov Offline Aleksey Glotov
    Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 26 October 2020 07: 13
    +1
    RAND defeated Russia in the reports ... I remember someone in Barbarossa's plan also smashed the USSR in three months ... how old and repeatable everything is.
  16. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 26 October 2020 16: 18
    0
    Let there be at least thousands of them, how do they imagine it? Well, well, they will knock out a quarter of the installations, having lost half of the aircraft, but they will have nowhere to return, by the time they return, all airfields, including civilian ones, will be nuclear burial grounds.