Translated by Ollie Richardson
The Armed Forces of Russia within the next 10 years will reach such a level of training and weapons development that it will allow them to repel any number of threats to national security, said the President of Academy of Geopolitical Problems, doctor of military sciences Konstantin Sivkov during a roundtable held on 07.11.16 by “Rossiya Segodnya”.
“If these trends that exist now continue, in about a decade our Armed Forces will be able to reach such a level where they can provide (Russia) peace and order on a global scale,” said Sivkov, who has repeatedly said that today the Armed Forces are able to successfully at the same time be involved in only two local wars, equal in magnitude to the Chechen campaigns during 1990-2000’s.
According to experts, the Russian army will be able to achieve such successes by creating and adopting new types of weapons, which have no competitors in the world. As an example, the scientist gave the hypersonic “Zircon” missile and the heavy cruiser of project 1144 (code name “Sea Eagle”) modernised for weapons including missiles, which, in his opinion, will be able to repel by itself three aircraft carrier strike groups of the enemy.
In addition, Sivkov noted the advantages of modern Russian aircraft in comparison to jets manufactured by the European and American defence industry.
“The Su-34 and Su-35 are at a level surpassing the majority of aircraft in a number of indicators, and the very important criterion of cost. Today one shot-down F-22 jet is a big blow to the US economy,” concluded the military scientist.
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