«The most powerful in the world»: The National Interest has estimated the Russian air defense

© RIA Novosti / Press service of the defense Ministry to Opperate in photobacteria launchers of anti-aircraft missile complex s-300 air defense exercises. Archival photo«The most powerful in the world»: The National Interest has estimated the Russian air defense© RIA Novosti / Press service of the defense Ministry to Opperate the image Bank

The most important component of the area’s restricted access (A2AD) is the integrated air defense system, which is probably the «most advanced and powerful in the world», writes American portal of The National Interest.

Russia possesses multilevel defense system with different long -, medium-and short-range actions that have been heavily modernized after the collapse of the Soviet Union, stated in article.

The article notes that produced in the Soviet Union air defense system successfully counteract the aviation industry worldwide, with the airspace of Russia to protect the systems created with the latest technology, the author stresses.

The recent maneuvers «Vostok-2018» was to demonstrate to NATO that Russian airspace is «a minefield» for the enemy, writes The National Interest.

United States air force is the most advanced in the world and they have vast experience in successfully countering enemy air defense systems, but, according to the author, have not had to deal with air defense system similar to Russian.

When used against Russia’s tactics of suppression of air defense, which has been used previously, will inevitably manifest problems, among which the author notes the cost and probable inability to destroy all of the Russian system of air defence.

Successful suppression of Russian air defense would hamper its high mobility, notes The National Interest.

In addition, aircraft such as the stealth B-2 bomber, may be vulnerable to the new Russian radar systems and combat aircraft, despite the fact that expensive F-22 and F-35, Russian weapons are even more dangerous, the newspaper writes.

While earlier the use of stealth aircraft has experienced setbacks, as exemplified by the destruction of the American F-117A during the operation against Serbia in 1999, says the author.

Stealth technology cannot make the aircraft completely invisible, and the success of Russia in the development of new technologies is rapidly making the «invisible» ineffective, concludes The National Interest.

Earlier, The National Interest, spoke about the superiority of Russia over the United States military in three key areas: in establishing a deterrent «protective areas» with the help of rocket systems (the concept of deterrence in A2/AD) in military combat, as well as in cyber warfare.

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