ANALYST: Russian Army Stronger than All EU Armies Combined
Russia conducts raids by planes modern in Syria maneuvering regular strategic bombers and at intervals of several weeks, surprise checks on the operational readiness of its armed forces, which encourage the United States to “sound the alarm” Der Spiegel weekly informs. “Russia has changed dramatically its military status.
Although priority was focused on the modernization of its nuclear forces, Moscow is in top and on conventional weapons, Der Spiegel indicates. The head of the US Army in Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, estimates that “main concern” of the United States revolves around systems of Russian allowing access blocking an enemy technologically superior to its facilities of strategic importance, especially when it comes to air defense systems and missile defense systems. The American general, in case of conflict, Russia create areas that will be inaccessible NATO forces. Thus, for example complex Russian “Bastion” is able to sink the ships of the Alliance shortly after passing through the Bosphorus.
The fears of foreign military are equally fed by conclusions at all reassuring, the Russian military experts. In recent years, Russia has modernized an impressive manner its armed forces, said Vasily Kaskin, expert of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in Moscow (CAST), informs Sputnik.
In addition, 70% of the planned modernization of Russian land forces weapons, 2020. According to Kaskin, the Russian army has become perhaps “stronger than all the armies of the European Union together.”