How will the Su-57 become the centerpiece of Russian Integrated Air Defense?

Russia's integrated anti-aircraft defense is today, almost unanimously recognised, one of the most efficient in the world. It implements, internally and in a coordinated manner, systems with complementary performance, such as the S-400 long-range interdiction systems, the Buk and S-350 medium-range systems, and the short-range systems TOR and Pantsir, so as to present at all times a homogeneity in defense that is difficult to fault. It also cooperates with air defense elements, such as Be50 early warning aircraft, Su-27 and Su-35 fighters, and Mig-31 interceptors,…

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Military drones and ethics: real debate or pretense?

Since their entry into service some twenty years ago, drones have regularly made the news, particularly in an area where the development of combat systems is little expected, namely ethics. Fueled by a popular culture rich in cinematographic and literary references, many political personalities, but also scientists, soldiers and philosophers, have seized on the debate in an attempt to understand and control the evolution of these new systems and prevent the appearance of the famous "killer robots". This debate, against a backdrop of ethical values ​​but also of very real fears of automated runaway combat, does it have foundations and objectives...

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Russia to develop anti-drone drone following Nagorno-Karabakh war

Since the Chechnya war, the Russian armies, as well as the country's industrialists, have set up a very effective experience feedback mechanism allowing the rapid integration of lessons emanating from the field, to improve or correct the failures observed in the equipment. . This mechanism was particularly widely used during the Russian intervention in Syria, with numerous modifications made to almost all the systems deployed on site. In addition, the conflict served as a testing ground for many new systems, whether drones, combat aircraft, anti-aircraft systems, armored vehicles or robotic systems. In this context, he could not escape…

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Destruction of S-300 battery on Armenian soil may drag Russia into conflict

The ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia under the aegis of Russia and the Minsk contact group hardly lasted. If sporadic exchanges of fire were reported on both sides this weekend, the fighting resumed at the start of the week. And this Wednesday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced that the drones and stray ammunition used by his forces had destroyed more than 200 armored vehicles, as well as 2 Armenian S-300 batteries. Problem, according to independent observations, if one of these batteries was indeed deployed in Nagorno-Karaback, the other was in function on Armenian soil,…

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Russia develops "anti-drone" surface-to-air missile

The undeniable successes of Israeli and Turkish drones, as well as Israeli-made Harop roving ammunition, used by Azerbaijan in the conflict between it and Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh, highlight the interest that now represents these inexpensive and very effective systems, but also the need to have adequate means to protect against them. In this area, Russia seems to be one step ahead of the West, as a result of the numerous drone attacks launched on the Khmeimim air base, which houses the Russian air force deployed in Syria, which put a strain on their anti-virus protection systems. - close aerial. Yes…

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Iran to negotiate acquisition of S400, Tor M2 and Pantsir S2 anti-aircraft systems from Russia

Is Donald Trump's foreign policy backfiring? This is what one might think when the American proposal to extend the embargo on the sale of arms to Iran was rejected by the vast majority of the United Nations Security Council last week, including understood by the French and British allies. Recall that this embargo was linked to the continuation of Tehran's military nuclear program, as well as to the Vienna agreements, from which the United States withdrew unilaterally in 2018 by decision of President Trump. In fact, Iran will be able to acquire weapons systems starting October 18 from…

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Syrian Pantsir S1 anti-aircraft systems cut to pieces by Turkish drones at Idleb according to Ankara

Any publicity is good to take, said Andy Warhol. The Russian company Almaz-Antei, which manufactures the Pantsir S1 anti-aircraft close protection system, has hardly shared this opinion in recent days. Indeed, according to the Turkish authorities, and videos ostensibly published on the internet, Turkish armed drones destroyed 8 of these systems around the city of Idleb, the focus of an armed confrontation between Syrian forces loyal to Bashar al Assad and the pro-Turkish Islamist militias supported by the armed forces of Ankara. These videos, and the mediocre results they present for the Syrian Pantsir S1, are all the more damaging as the system is…

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Russia strengthens its naval system in the eastern Mediterranean facing Syria

Yesterday, an air raid, officially attributed to the Damascus regime, killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers, leading to a rapid response from Ankara, as well as the emergency meeting of ambassadors from the 29 NATO member countries at the request from Turkey. While Moscow seems engaged in several initiatives aimed at de-escalation, there is no indication that the Kremlin is ready to hold back its ally regarding the recapture of the city of Idlib, as well as a possible reduction in air support for Syrian forces. It is therefore no surprise that we learn today, through a press release from the Tass Agency, that the two frigates of the…

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Close-up anti-aircraft protection of Russian units

Aware of NATO's superior air power, Russia never sought to match it, as the Soviet Union had done. However, Moscow has always been determined to neutralize this military power which represents, according to the British military authorities, “80% of NATO's firepower”. To achieve this, the Russian forces have built a multi-layer interconnected anti-aircraft defense system combining performance and equipment density. We have already dealt with long-range defense, represented by the S350, S400 and the future S500 systems, as well as medium-range defense, the preferred domain of BUK systems. Air defense...

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The Russian S-500 system will come into service in 2020

According to the Tass agency, the first S-500 long-range anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic defense systems will enter service with the Russian forces as early as next year, in 2020. In addition, this year it will receive the first copies of the new S-350 system, intended to replace the oldest S-300 batteries, so as to complete the multilayer defense capabilities in use in Russia. The S-500 is a new defense system with very long range air defense capabilities, capable of engaging aircraft at 480 km, more than 80 km beyond the maximum range of the current S-400 system. In addition, it will be able to…

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