implementing strategic deterrence, military and political leadership of the Russian Federation attaches great importance to the strengthening of the country`s security by keeping the military organization of the state, including the Armed Forces, in a high degree of readiness, the country is preparing to repel military threats of any scale and from any direction. In this as the main deterrent to potential enemy considered nuclear weapons . However, the agenda is the question of the new strategy of the organization of the armed defense of the Fatherland.
military and political elite of the U.S. lately purposefully searches for funds to strengthen its national security and allow less reliance on nuclear weapons. Such means they consider a new operational-strategic concept - rapid global strike BSU , the application of which may allow an interstate confrontation defeat the enemy using only existing and prospective samples ranged conventional precision weapons.
the main object of the lesions may be anti-satellite systems and air defense systems, ballistic missiles and objects containing weapons of mass destruction, and other important objects. According to U.S. experts, strategic nonnuclear means can be struck from 10 to 30 percent of these goals. In other words, and nonnuclear strategic delivery vehicles will have counterforce potential.
In this regard, the following questions :
-And whether the concept fits prompt global strike into a single scale bar threats to military security of the Russian Federation?
-And whether to counter this threat of war to rebuild or re-organize the whole system of the armed defense of the Fatherland?
For answers need to understand the nature of the operational-strategic concept BSU and identify what we want to achieve.
Despite the grandiose name of this concept, the main purpose of its implementation is to give the U.S. military the ability to apply a limited scale precision strikes on important targets in the shortest possible time and at long range both nuclear and non-nuclear weapons. In this key moments in this target setting are :
-limited precision strikes;
-Blows inflicted in a short time and at long range;
-Hitting both nuclear and non-nuclear weapons.
whether these targets are acceptable for installation of confrontation with Russia? Let`s see.
First , limited in scope and time blow to our country is unlikely to be effective with the military-strategic point of view. If the opponent unleash aggression against the Russian Federation, it will pursue decisive goals. And, of course, the aggressor is not limited to performing only BSU.
Second , drawing on Russian BSU will be in fact the beginning of a large-scale war involving nuclear weapons with all the ensuing consequences.
Third , the U.S. today is not enough long-range high-precision conventional weapons to solve this problem. BSU forces can be sent only on a limited range of tasks in peacetime, connected with the struggle for the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, drug trafficking and terrorism, as well as with the fight -or rather, with the destruction of undesirable for the United States heads of states, as it did in Iraq and Libya, and the leaders of terrorist organizations.
From this we can conclude that in the next 10-15 years BSU threat from the United States using both non-strategic nuclear and conventional weapons is unlikely.
And BSU and MSUHowever
capacity building prompt global strike can be changed, the task setting. As the most promising ways of solving this problem in the United States consider the possibility of creating the conditions for the application of non-nuclear of instant global MSU beats for the destruction of the most important and trudnodosyagaemyh targets anywhere in the world within one hour after the decision of the military and political leadership of the United States.
Capacity building of Moscow State University is planned by reducing the time parameters of its implementation using it promising hypersonic weapons systems capable of speeds of 8-21 thousand km/h, as well as re SLBM "Trident-2" non-nuclear warheads gear.
In the short term to 2015 will be created and controlled maneuvering warheads mounted on ballistic missiles.
In the medium term 2015-2020 is expected to adopt unmanned delivery 2-4 transonic and hypersonic missiles M ? 5 M with a range to 1500 km, as well as the creation of planning warheads with a range to 5000 km.Later
2020-2035 envisages the production of manned strategic bomber with a range of extra high do17000 km, and after years of 2030-2035 -aerospace videoconferencing systems that can display the payload to low-altitude orbit.
Five Rings Colonel Warden
However, after accumulating capacity MSU hypersonic precision conventional means of destruction can hardly hope for victory in the war with Russia only by applying a brief global strike. Realizing this, the military and political leadership of the United States to achieve victory in the war against any adversary, including with Russia, is betting on the integration of the concepts of instant global strike and network-centric warfare with the deployment of a missile defense system in Europe. Winning the war on any opponent on the American view, will be achieved by solving the two phases of military operations.
main content of the first phase of aerospace phase of military operations will be an instant global strike . As targets for defeat selected critical facilities of the victim state. Their lists are compiled in peacetime on the basis of the concept of the so-called Five Rings Colonel Ward, which treats the enemy as a system consisting of five radial rings. In the center - political leadership , followed by system livelihoods, infrastructure, population , and only in the last instance - armed forces . Such a scheme has already been used during the NATO aggression against Yugoslavia in 1999.
The first phase of aggression -complete disorganization of the public, economic and military control, "blinding" intelligence systems, missile and air defense of the country, demoralize the population, panic and shock, the disruption of military activities of the victim state.
main tasks will be the application of strategic offensive forces preventive massive combined strike using nuclear and conventional non-nuclear means, interception survivors of pre-emptive strike and successfully launched carrying nuclear weapons Russia TMD-defense U.S., causing subsequent impact preserved part of the U.S. SNA. In the first phase of hostilities main role will belong to MSU and the missile defense system in Europe.
On the possibility of practical implementation of the concept of MSU indicates functioning since August 2009 global shock Command Air Force U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command -AFGSC, the responsibility of which in addition to operations BSU 1 December 2009, including the use of 450 intercontinental missiles land basing and strategic aviation parts.
In the second stage of aggression , after achieving the first stage and if it is deemed necessary, may begin ground phase of hostilities, which is planned to conduct in accordance with the concept of network-centric warfare, the main content of which will be precision strikes weapons on newly identified important enemy targets and mastering its territory.
can assume that MSU aggression against Russia will not have an independent character, and will be a major component of its aerospace phase.
Not to mention the possibilities of the Russian Armed Forces as a whole, it should be noted that for the military security of our country, new approaches to solving the problems of strategic deterrence, prevention and containment of aggression began.
primarily to better address the challenges of strategic deterrence potential adversary from launching a large-scale aggression against Russia or applying MSU needs to tighten provisions in the founding documents of the National Security Strategy, the Military Doctrine, and others about the possibility of using nuclear weapons in response to aggression against the Russian Federation action. So, in national security strategy and military doctrine appropriate to make the following paragraphs :
-"Russian Federation reserves the right to use all means of warfare strategic and non-strategic nuclear weapons, conventional high-precision weapons, weapons based on new physical principles in response to the application or against it and its allies of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction and also in case of aggression against the Russian Federation with conventional weapons, a threat to the very existence of the state. In this case the use of any aggressor weapons Object senior management, nuclear forces, command and control systems, missile warning and space surveillance, missile defense, an important administrative and economic centers of the Russian Federation, it will be regarded as the beginning of nuclear aggression, giving the right to apply nuclear weapons retaliatory or retaliatory actions ".
-"In the case of the establishment of reliable information about the impending global disarming strike against targets in Russia or its allies Russia reserves the right to preemptive or counter-missile and air strikes on areas produce dislocations organize to attack the aggressor forces and means regardless on whose territory the aggressor or his ally they are ".
inclusion of these items in the basic documents have a significant impact on the efficiency of solving problems not only strategic deterrence from unleashing large-scale aggression against Russia, but also to prevent it. Force to reflect the military-political leadership -the feasibility of potential opponents organize in their countries of forces and means, threatening Russia`s military security.
To ensure feasibility of these provisions strategic deterrence and prevention of aggression against Russia needed :
-Parity with the U.S. strategic nuclear forces at an acceptable level for Russia;
-Preventing the full deployment of United States missile defense system in Europe;
-Sufficient to prevent aggression number of general purpose forces, strategic reserves and prepared them for the mobilization of resources and stocks;
-Highly efficient system of ballistic missile defense;
-An adequate response to the military-political leadership of the Russian Federation on the threat of military security and high resolution to use military force.
Strategy armed protection
If the Russian Federation will not be able to contain and prevent aggression, it will be forced to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity of the conduct of hostilities. Moreover, if would threaten the very existence of the state or the aggressor unleash a war with nuclear weapons, the Russian Armed Forces are required to start the operation strategic nuclear forces. In the case of a nuclear-free war against Russia, which can be unleashed after 2030 is necessary to develop a new strategy for the organization of the armed defense of the Fatherland .
essence of this strategy should be in a systems approach to the organization of the armed defense of the state, and in the construction of adequate and asymmetrical groupings of troops of the enemy combat systems functional RF Armed Forces.
Based on the fact that MSU is an integral part of the aerospace campaign or operation counter this impact should be carried out within the framework of the strategic air and space operations, and the main defensive enforcement system, its core must be asymmetric with respect to the actions of enemy air system Space Defense of the Russian Federation. Must deploy in time of peace, and in 2030, in contrast to the present day it must detect and hit hypersonic aircraft.
It is important to understand what objects with carrier hypersonic missiles, aircraft, unmanned vehicles, or ballistic missiles mounted on them maneuverable and guided warheads, head parts and planners, as well as what areas of their trajectories to fight. To solve this problem is necessary to develop a new concept of organization and promising Russian aerospace defense capable of confrontation with the enemy attack means hypersonic weapons and military equipment.
However should be aware that conduct only defensive action is unlikely to lead to the disruption and abandonment of further enemy aggression . You need an active enemy action adequate resistance. In this regard, it seems appropriate to accelerate work on the creation of national hypersonic weapons and use it as an active way to combat air space means the enemy`s attack in a preemptive or retaliatory strike.
Planning and reflection aerospace attack enemy within strategic operation is advantageously carried out under the direct supervision created in peacetime Strategic Command of Aerospace Defense. Given the focus of our military defense policy and the fact that the beginning of the aggression of the enemy actions of the Armed Forces will be directed to the failure of aerospace attack the enemy, called the operation a strategic operation to repel aerospace attack the enemy.
At the same time, given the exceptional difficulty of active opposition aerospace enemy, it is important to incorporate the activities of passive means to counter his attacks, including hypersonic . The first is the protection of objects and their camouflage, dispersion forces troops, timely withdrawal them from attacks, the rise in aviation and air output of ships at sea, avionics, aerosol, dipole and other opposition reconnaissance, target and tracking the enemy.
To effectively meet these challenges, it is advisable to clarify the requirements for the combat readiness of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the quartering of troops, air bases and the Navy, as well as to develop the latest protection, masking, passive and active counter reconnaissance and targeting opponents.
Thus, to counter the BSU in the overall design of the organization need to deploy missile defense Russian asymmetric shock the enemy and adequate functional groupings of forces, the implementation of measures of active and passive means of countering its exploration and guidance. It is important not to let the U.S. once again to involve Russia in conventional arms race, namely the expensive high-precision weapons and their means of delivery hypersonic.
/ Vladimir Remains, Lieutenant-General, Doctor of Military Sciences, vpk-news.ru /