How NATO aviation is preparing to break through the air defense of the Crimea


The American military does not like "zones inaccessible to them". In Russia, the concept of deterring a potential adversary, A2 / AD (anti-access and area denial), is applied to such key regions of the country as Moscow, Kaliningrad Oblast or Crimea. The Pentagon undoubtedly considers this a challenge for themselves and in every possible way is trying to find a key to them.


The Russian Ministry of Defense relied on the Iskander-M OTRK, the Bastion coastal missile systems and the S-400 air defense systems in order to provide the troops of a potential enemy, which is understood as the North Atlantic Alliance, the impossibility of operations in its "defense zone" without damage to them. And it is quite clear that the key to a breakthrough on the part of NATO is the suppression of the Russian air defense / missile defense system with the help of aircraft and UAVs. Having won air supremacy, all that remains is to finish off the military infrastructure with missile and bomb strikes. For this, the aviation of the alliance must uncover the capabilities of our air defense in advance. And NATO fighters and reconnaissance aircraft were doing something similar a couple of days ago not far from Crimea.

A military exercise was held over the Black Sea, in which two American F-16CM-40 fighters and four Romanian F-16A-MLU fighters took part. Also in the air nearby were the anti-submarine patrol P-8A Poseidon, two strategic reconnaissance UAVs RQ-4B Global Hawk, and so that they did not miss anything interesting, they were refueled in the air by two military transport aircraft-tanker KC-135R. It is not difficult to understand what exactly interested the American intelligence officers: they carefully watched how the Crimean air defense system would react to the training use of the AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) air-to-ground missiles by the US and Romanian Air Force fighters. So that the Russians will not have the slightest doubt about this, the US Air Force Europe has officially clarified:

This event demonstrated the ability of the United States to pool resources from all areas and NATO allies in the Black Sea to create firepower in an area that the adversary considers protected with the participation of of technologies preventing access and denying a zone; and increasing the availability and unpredictability of operations.

"Firepower" is, of course, good, but this time the enemy of the NATO bloc was not like Yugoslavia or Libya. After the transition of Crimea to the Russian Federation, a real dome of echeloned anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense was created over the peninsula. From the sea, it is covered by the Black Sea Fleet, which itself has an air defense system, and the 27th mixed air division and the 31st air defense division are part of the ground forces grouping. Also, the naval base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet is covered by the 1096th separate anti-aircraft missile regiment. Units of the 4th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern Military District are stationed nearby.

All this is a powerful force. At the airfields of Belbek, Gvardeisky and Dzhankoy, Su-27SM3 and Su-30M2 fighters, Su-25SM attack aircraft, Su-24M2 bombers, as well as Ka-52 and Mi-35M, Mi-28N and Mi-8AMTSh helicopters are ready for takeoff. According to reports, the peninsula is home to supersonic MiG-31 fighters equipped with hypersonic "Daggers". The Black Sea residents also have their own naval aviation: multifunctional Su-30SM fighters, Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft and Su-24 bombers, as well as Be-12 amphibious aircraft and Ka-27/29 search and rescue and anti-submarine helicopters. The Russian military also has its own drones. In addition to aviation, air defense is represented by the most modern S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems and the Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system covering them. It is estimated that the enemy's aircraft have no more than 10% chances of withstanding the Triumph salvo. And then they will be actively opposed by specialists from the 3rd radio engineering regiment.

The Crimea is objectively a very tough nut to crack, which can break off even the strongest teeth. In principle, any defense can be hacked, but the price of the peninsula will be too high for any opponent, no matter what coalition he has gathered. Considering that Russia, among other things, is the second most powerful nuclear power, then the loud statements of the American command regarding NATO's ability to break through the air defense of the Crimea can be attributed not to practical exercises, but to theoretical reasoning.
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  1. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 23 January 2021 15: 52
    +2
    and four Romanian F-16A-MLUs.

    Well now FSE! As many as four Romanian.

    1. Cocova brovaz Offline Cocova brovaz
      Cocova brovaz (Cocova Brovaz) 18 October 2021 18: 39
      0
      oh bayuzza oh and oh
  2. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 23 January 2021 16: 08
    .
    Since a real confrontation between the metropolis (USA) and its colony (RF) under the current Russian colonial administration is out of the question, this topic can only be speculated in purely theoretical terms.
    To begin with, NATO will establish a no-fly zone over Crimea.
    Further, with the help of the massive use of drones, it will open the air defense system and destroy it with the necessary amount of technical means. Next, the alliance's aviation comes into play. All will end with amphibious assault + ground forces from the territory of Ukraine, supported by artillery.
    I completely forgot - what is called the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation will be sunk at the very beginning of the operation in 15 minutes.
    1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 23 January 2021 16: 42
      +5
      Miracle, you forgot about one nuance.
      Russia possesses nuclear weapons.
      And with this in mind, your script is not even a bunch of puddles, but a little whisper
      1. Uneven Offline Uneven
        Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 23 January 2021 22: 08
        -4
        And how exactly can the presence of nuclear weapons in the Russian Federation prevent the implementation of this scenario?
        1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
          Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 23 January 2021 22: 19
          0
          There will be no one to fulfill.
          1. Uneven Offline Uneven
            Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 24 January 2021 00: 09
            -4
            Why do you think so? Justify!
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 23 January 2021 18: 09
      +2
      Since the real confrontation between the metropolis (USA) and its colony (RF)

      Ukraine is designated by letters UA hi
      1. Uneven Offline Uneven
        Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 23 January 2021 22: 15
        -3
        Have you learned two Latin letters? Commendable! But what does your phenomenal success in mastering foreign languages ​​have to do with the colony of the United States - the Russian Federation?
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 23 January 2021 23: 30
          +2
          Have you learned two Latin letters? Commendable! But what does your phenomenal success in mastering foreign languages ​​have to do with the colony of the United States - the Russian Federation?

          Are you sure that this is so?
          Russia is a country that can destroy the United States, these countries have constant disagreements in politics and economics, they constantly impose sanctions, the United States whines about election interference and is looking for Russian hackers. They assert about containment, send ships and aircraft to our borders.
          Ukraine is unable to oppose anything to the United States, fulfills all the requirements. No controversy, all instructions are followed without question. US warships enter ports, and military aircraft calmly fly over its territory. And by the way, Biden is not sitting at the head of the table.
          If Russia is a colony of the United States, why can't they achieve anything for you? No concessions, Crimea is still Russian and Donbass you will not see laughing
          It is very interesting to listen to what criteria you used to determine who the colony is yes It is not every day that there is an opportunity to get acquainted with the product of brain swirls under the pan. Terribly wondering how it fits in your head laughing Heroam sala!
          1. Uneven Offline Uneven
            Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 24 January 2021 00: 08
            -6
            1) Russia has all the features of a raw material and industrial colony. The foreign trade surplus is an additional factor indicating its colonial status.
            2) All public statements of US politicians regarding the Russian Federation are exclusively internal.
            3) T. "Sanctions" against Russia are a tool for the West to resolve secondary economic issues. They in no way intend to change the Russian regime that suits the West 100%.
            4) Russia does not do anything that could cause tangible damage to the economy of its metropolis - the United States.
            1. Cocova brovaz Offline Cocova brovaz
              Cocova brovaz (Cocova Brovaz) 16 October 2021 09: 31
              +1
              and Russia is not going to do something to someone to the detriment of. Damage to the whole world comes only from the United States, which is a raw material appendage of the whole world and a colony of Great Britain
        2. Cocova brovaz Offline Cocova brovaz
          Cocova brovaz (Cocova Brovaz) 16 October 2021 08: 51
          0
          The United States is a colony of Great Britain and Russia is not a colony of anyone
    3. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 January 2021 00: 20
      -4
      Further, with the help of the massive use of drones, it will open the air defense system and destroy it with the necessary amount of technical means.

      And NATO will do it when the personnel have a bathing hour! After all, the water is 2 times a day and the schedule is known (through spies). And with a dirty neck and odor from the mouth, they won't put on duty ...
      By the way, cooling devices on water? Especially 7-axis lasers - they definitely need water, they are huge ...
    4. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 24 January 2021 08: 10
      +2
      Quote: Uneven
      To begin with, NATO will establish a no-fly zone over Crimea.
      Further, with the help of the massive use of drones, it will open the air defense system and destroy it with the necessary amount of technical means. Next, the alliance's aviation comes into play. All will end with amphibious assault + ground forces from the territory of Ukraine, supported by artillery.
      I completely forgot - what is called the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation will be sunk at the very beginning of the operation in 15 minutes.

      They also forgot to say that 15 minutes after the start of such a military aggression against Russia, the RF Ministry of Defense will deliver a tactical nuclear strike in accordance with its military doctrine for "de-escalation." If it does not come to its senses, then the Strategic Missile Forces will be forced to enter the case in an adult way. So the Crimea will definitely not wait for the Ukrainian landing.
      1. Uneven Offline Uneven
        Uneven (VADIM STOLBOV) 24 January 2021 11: 13
        -1
        The Russian Defense Ministry will deliver a tactical nuclear strike in accordance with its military doctrine for "de-escalation"

        Specify:
        a) Where exactly will they be "applied"?
        b) What exactly?
        c) Who will issue such an order?
        d) Are you 100% sure that this order (if received) will be executed?
        e) Do you admit that the leadership of the Russian Federation is ready to exchange paradise life on Earth for its guaranteed elimination?
        1. molotkov60mkpu Offline molotkov60mkpu
          molotkov60mkpu (Yuri) 25 January 2021 16: 01
          -1
          Vadim Stolbov, you don’t think anything at all in the leadership of the Armed Forces and the country. There are no questions at all "Where, than, who, we are sure ...". Remember a soldier with a machine gun in front of a column of rodents. He's not alone.
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        4. Cocova brovaz Offline Cocova brovaz
          Cocova brovaz (Cocova Brovaz) 16 October 2021 09: 47
          +1
          Guaranteed liquidation of America, you mean?
    5. molotkov60mkpu Offline molotkov60mkpu
      molotkov60mkpu (Yuri) 25 January 2021 15: 56
      -1
      And we have nothing to answer besides air defense and nuclear weapons? Will tactical missiles, aviation, artillery work against reconnoitered targets in the opposite direction? In addition to ground air defense, there is also air defense aviation. They forgot about electronic warfare.
    6. Cocova brovaz Offline Cocova brovaz
      Cocova brovaz (Cocova Brovaz) 16 October 2021 08: 17
      0
      the colony in the world is just the USA. But it won't install anything anywhere, your wet dreams will make the Ukrainian clown laugh. But I completely forgot what they call in Ukraine instead of the navy and you don't need to drown, he drowned long ago
    7. Cocova brovaz Offline Cocova brovaz
      Cocova brovaz (Cocova Brovaz) 16 October 2021 09: 30
      0
      Everything will end with amphibious assault + ground forces from the territory of Ukraine, supported by artillery.)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) )))))
  3. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
    Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 23 January 2021 19: 25
    -4
    Marzhetsky, the simplest question is - why should the US attack Crimea? For what purpose?
    1. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 January 2021 00: 18
      -5
      ... a simple question - why should the United States attack Crimea? For what purpose?

      To get paid !!! With Marzhetsky, it is almost always like this - he creates an artificial situation, and then, from the outside, he looks at how we butt with each other! Fan has! And the salary !!!
      Therefore, the editors posted an ad at the beginning of the comments that they were looking for real reporters / analysts, as they were already tired of marginal ...
      1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 24 January 2021 07: 57
        +2
        Quote: cmonman
        Therefore, the editors posted an ad at the beginning of the comments that they were looking for real reporters / analysts, as they were already tired of marginal ...

        laughing A very controversial conclusion. There was nothing written about "fatigue from margins" and about the fact that I should be replaced by other "real analysts" laughing
        If you are not in the know, the tasks for the authors are set by the editorial board itself, and not we ourselves "invent them". But where do you go to the media kitchen.
        Wishful thinking, mister emigrant.
        1. cmonman Offline cmonman
          cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 January 2021 18: 04
          -2
          If you are not in the know, the tasks for the authors are set by the editorial board itself, and not we ourselves "invent them".

          Marzhetsky, I was taught here not to hesitate to ask questions when receiving an assignment. This is in the USSR and in Russia, asking the question, you can run into “what are you -? You do not understand?". Therefore, they do not ask, and "analyze_type" nonsense, torn from any military logic.
          Because it is impossible to attack separately_taken-Crimea !!!
          If they want to attack (and will attack), then the whole country at once. What will happen in Crimea in this case - neither I, nor you, nor the editorial board, nor the Pentagon - do not / do not know. Therefore, when receiving an assignment, turn on the logic and do not hesitate to ask questions, look at the problem more broadly, and not as a divorce lawyer or used_car_dealer.
          By the way, if you ask the right question, you will be praised (hopefully !!!).
      2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 24 January 2021 07: 59
        +1
        Quote: cmonman
        ... a simple question - why should the US attack Crimea? For what purpose? "

        Why are the US and NATO conducting exercises near Crimea? Near Kaliningrad? Why are they surrounding my country with hundreds of military bases? Why did they aim their nuclear warheads at Russia?
        Give your answer and we will continue the discussion.
      3. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 24 January 2021 08: 22
        +2
        Quote: cmonman
        "... a simple question - why should the US attack Crimea? For what purpose?"
        To get paid !!! With Marzhetsky, it is almost always like this - he creates an artificial situation, and then, from the outside, he looks at how we butt with each other! Fan has! And the salary !!!

        No, well, what a hypocrisy, eh! This means that the US and Romanian Air Forces are simulating an air attack on the Russian region, the Command officially confirms this. And Marzhetsky, it means, "artificially creates a situation and confronts" the peace-loving USA with Russia.
        Aren't you ashamed yourself? Or if you change your passport to an American conscience you have to pass it?
        1. cmonman Offline cmonman
          cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 January 2021 18: 23
          -1
          Quote: Marzhetsky
          No, well, what a hypocrisy, eh! This means that the US Air Force and Romania are conducting an imitation of an air attack on the Russian region, the Command officially confirms this.

          Marzhetsky, common sense has nothing to do with hypocrisy! USA / Romania Air Force probes your radars and their TTD, that's all! And they do it along all accessible borders of Russia. And it is normal for the US and Russia to know / understand the work of a potential adversary's devices. You stuffed the Crimea with such a quantity of weapons that you involuntarily lured a herd of US radio intelligence officers there. But this does not mean that the attack will start from Crimea!
    2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 24 January 2021 08: 00
      +1
      Quote: Natan Bruk
      Marzhetsky, the simplest question is - why should the US attack Crimea? For what purpose?

      Counter question that I addressed to your like-minded person:
      Why are the US and NATO conducting these exercises near Crimea? Crimea is a part of the Russian Federation, where the base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet is located, by the way.
      And near Kaliningrad? Why are they surrounding my country with hundreds of military bases? Why did they aim their nuclear warheads at Russia?
      Give your answer and we will continue the discussion.
    3. molotkov60mkpu Offline molotkov60mkpu
      molotkov60mkpu (Yuri) 25 January 2021 16: 03
      0
      At the level of Psaki and Biden, the difficult question "why" may not be reached, or it may be reached with a delay.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 23 January 2021 19: 42
    0
    If all questions in politics were decided by the military, then yes, I would be calm. But in our country, on the contrary, every politician tries to solve military problems. Although he himself never served in the army. In general, why am I surprised? Our guarantor himself, gave an oath to one country, and protects the interests of another !!!
    1. molotkov60mkpu Offline molotkov60mkpu
      molotkov60mkpu (Yuri) 25 January 2021 16: 03
      0
      Well, what kind of politician really decides military issues? Specifically? And who will give him?
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 23 January 2021 21: 00
    +2
    Another article on how NATO may soon attack Crimea.
    once a fortnight for sure ...
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 24 January 2021 07: 58
      0
      An article on why NATO will not attack Crimea
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 January 2021 09: 09
        0
        Yes, side view
  6. MAP Offline MAP
    MAP (Alexey Zigalov) 24 January 2021 13: 04
    0
    Univen is right. Shake your hand. You can hide your head in the sand, but the truth is more expensive. The state of our army is like in the Finnish army, where they killed a lot of people and happily went to a truce. The real combat capability will be determined in Syria in the near future.
    1. molotkov60mkpu Offline molotkov60mkpu
      molotkov60mkpu (Yuri) 25 January 2021 16: 05
      0
      Real combat effectiveness can be determined only in a collision with an equal enemy.