NI: The superiority of Russian artillery over American is undeniable


The US Army gunners are in serious trouble, writes the American National Interest magazine, referring to the report of the non-profit organization RAND Corporation (California, USA).


Experts have analyzed various aspects of this kind of troops over the past 20 years and have come to terrible conclusions. After the Pentagon began to actively engage in the fight against terrorism and various rebel movements around the world, in the early 2000s, very little attention was paid to artillery. Generals and admirals were more concerned with helicopters and airplanes as the main fire support on the battlefield.

Almost two decades later, it turned out that the artillery of the US army was no longer able to destroy the DPRK guns hidden in the fortified areas. In addition, the American artillerymen have practically nothing to fight with Iran's mobile weapons systems. But the worst of all is that the US artillery is not only inferior to similar Russian troops in numbers and firepower, but the superiority of the Russians over the Americans in this component is total and undeniable.

American artillery has atrophied, but Russian artillery has not

- experts say.

The Pentagon has achieved such a "stunning" result by transferring highly qualified specialists to infantry units, reducing artillery units. The US Army currently has much less artillery capability than it did before September 11, 2001.

Two types of troops suffered the most: field artillery and air defense

- added the experts, specifying that now it is becoming extremely important.

RAND believes that one of the possible solutions to the current problem is to increase the number of army artillery field units. First of all, this applies to especially important areas: Eastern Europe, the Persian Gulf and others. The US Army needs new detection systems, better counter-battery radars. Howitzers, self-propelled guns and MLRS would also need to be updated. However, like the ammunition for them, the arsenal of tactical missiles will be especially useful in the event of a conflict with China.

It's time for the United States to stop being shy and start buying normal self-propelled guns and other systems from the allies. For example, the Germans have the excellent 155mm PzH-2000 gun.

At the same time, US artillerymen will have to retrain under the new realities of warfare: disguise themselves from drones, evade counter-battery fire, repel attacks from an advancing enemy, and also master other skills.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 2 February 2021 21: 44
    -8
    At the same time, the US artillerymen will have to retrain under the new realities of warfare: disguise themselves from drones, evade counter-battery fire, repel attacks of the advancing enemy,

    - Figase ... - About three years ago, our "Wagnerians" in Syria, the Americans with their (professionally controlled) artillery fire were covered so that few of them survived there ...
    - Somehow I somehow can't believe that "American artillery atrophied" ...
    1. shinobi Offline shinobi
      shinobi (Yuri) 3 February 2021 03: 11
      +4
      Don't spread unverified information.
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 3 February 2021 06: 38
        -4
        Don't spread unverified information.

        - What do you mean ???
        - And what about ... here ... here is "unverified" ???
        - Okay ...
        - And the fact that the Turks a year ago just as well with their artillery; - in the same way (like the Americans), using the American firing system (UAVs, etc.) and all the same American artillery systems (the same guns ... - so you understand) ... - they smashed all the Syrian armored vehicles .. . - what is this ... - "shooting games", or what ???
        - I'm just too lazy to look for these video clips and put them here ... - look for yourself ... and "check" ...
        1. shinobi Offline shinobi
          shinobi (Yuri) 3 February 2021 13: 20
          +3
          You are too lazy to say? Well, well. Yes, there are no such materials on the network. There are fakes with well-known Ukrainian addresses. Why don't you tell how the Aerospace Forces smashes the same "pro-Turkish militants"? Oh, forgive the “instructors.” How does the Yankee drive across the desert?
          1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
            gorenina91 (Irina) 3 February 2021 14: 06
            -4
            You are too lazy to say? Well, well. Yes, there are no such materials on the network. There are fakes with well-known Ukrainian addresses. Why don't you tell how the Aerospace Forces smashes the same "pro-Turkish militants"? Oh, forgive the “instructors.” How does the Yankee drive across the desert?

            - Yes, now I already ... - "not only too lazy to look for and display these video clips"; but I can already see that it is simply pointless ...
            1. shinobi Offline shinobi
              shinobi (Yuri) 6 February 2021 04: 55
              0
              Well, well. Of course it's pointless. It's hard to find something that isn't there. And you don't need to look for footage from the Aerospace Forces and our army men, in the news they are constantly everywhere.
          2. Bitter Offline Bitter
            Bitter (Gleb) 4 February 2021 01: 45
            0
            ... our arta jubilantly sends to Allah ...

            Here it is not necessary to beat dogs for a long time, but their drivers. But it doesn't work out like that, friends, however, and they buy new dogs and train.
            So soon a competent person will come, Tuzakov seems to be called and will explain that the barrel "art" is yesterday - the future belongs to drones. By the way, how much does a shot of such a car in the photo cost? Well, if you count the shot itself, barrel depreciation and resource, repair and maintenance of the chassis. Maybe a drone is actually more technologically advanced and efficient? "Arta" will leave behind a narrower range of tasks at a certain level.
            1. shinobi Offline shinobi
              shinobi (Yuri) 6 February 2021 05: 02
              +1
              Unmanned aerial vehicles are one thing, but art is completely different. Art, by modern standards, is a melee weapon. Well, what is 40-70 km? MLRS and then sniff farther. Unmanned aerial vehicles are average and closer to the long-range, 150-500 km. No, in general, everything is good on time and in the right place and always in the right amount, so that it comes out efficiently.
            2. Ivan Ivanov_20 Offline Ivan Ivanov_20
              Ivan Ivanov_20 (Ivan Ivanov) 6 March 2021 11: 59
              0
              A shot costs a thousand dollars, and unmanned, highly vulnerable - millions ...
    2. alexey alexeyev Offline alexey alexeyev
      alexey alexeyev (Alexey Alekseev) 9 February 2021 13: 49
      0
      It's not like that at all
    3. al2145133 Offline al2145133
      al2145133 (Alexey Gribalev) April 28 2021 13: 03
      0
      And also the valiant army of Ukrov destroyed ten Pskov divisions of Buryat armored divers, we remember, we remember.
  2. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 2 February 2021 22: 21
    +4
    Where is Valdest? Let amer clarify in detail that they are wrong. He knows better!
  3. Machine_Learning (Aleksandr Ioannov) 3 February 2021 08: 18
    0
    Since ancient times, Russia is famous for the casting of cannons, it is not for nothing that we have "Tsar Cannon".
    Hence the names - Pushkarev, Pushkin, Yadrovsky, Liteikin, Pushkov, etc.
    So the work started by our grandfathers continues to this day.
    The "God of War" in 1941-45 had no equal in the world.
    1. Taras on Parnassus (Taras on Parnassus) 3 February 2021 09: 31
      +1
      Liteikin ?, you say, well, well ...
  4. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 3 February 2021 08: 24
    -3
    The video from Syria shows how the Turks burned quite a few of these things.
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 February 2021 09: 13
    0
    Ha. Again, the Russian National Interest has pierced.
    Voensite is full of reviews of amerovskoy artillery pieces. Quite on the level.
    And that much is not needed - so there are drones, which was shown by the last skirmishes.
  6. Michael I Offline Michael I
    Michael I (Michael I) 5 February 2021 22: 27
    -1
    And the Americans do not know, and their Paladins with Excalibers shoot