The military budget of the country more than $ 70 billion a year. The third largest in the world. The Russian army – a huge colossus, of course that is not made of clay, but of steel. 845,000 people personnel, 22,550 tanks and 1,399 combat aircraft: any aggressor should think twice before contacting with such force. Here is a list of modern weapons, which is now used in the Russian armed forces.
This self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and gun system alone can implement to strengthen the protection of the whole army. The system consists of 12 guided missiles “Air” and two automatic guns of 30 mm, effective against aircraft, helicopters, ballistic and cruise missiles.
The first of six diesel-electric submarines, “Novorossiysk”, was launched from the shipyards of St. Petersburg last year. Its creators claim that innovative stealth technology makes the submarine virtually invisible when submerged.
Multi-purpose fighter, effective as you would in the air, and in high-precision strikes on the ground. Capable of speeds up to 2400 kilometers per hour. MiG-35 is able to destroy the naval and ground targets from a distance, and conduct intelligence operations.
The first of its kind missile hovercraft. Armed with eight missiles “Mosquito” and twenty anti-aircraft missiles. The crew consists of 68 people. Cruising speed “Bora” – 100 km / h.
The newest combat platform, well proven in the trials in the field. The main weapon is a tank smoothbore gun caliber 125 mm, extra – heavy anti-aircraft machine gun with a remote control.
Tupolev Tu-160 is the world’s largest supersonic combat aircraft. It was developed in the Soviet Union back in the 1980s. Tu-160 boasts the most powerful engine ever installed on combat aircraft and is capable of transferring cargo of 40 000 kilograms.
Thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile of new generation, designed to replace the outdated “Topol”. Maximum range “Yarsa” – 11 000 km, and the power is comparable to the one hundred atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima.
“Ravager” attack helicopters, known as NATO. Mi-28 is designed for a point of destruction of important points of the enemy in the face of strong enemy fire heavy machinery.
It is this system allegedly used by hackers to bring down the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine in 2014 will be able to detect complex BEECH aim at a distance of one hundred kilometers and neutralize it with a single blow.