Originally posted on January 25, 2015
Translated from Russian by Kristina Rus
We will not name the author of this material, as he is an active officer of the armed forces of Russia, but he perfectly described the situation – What would happen if the Ukrainian military faced the Russian army?
The titles of some complexes we have SPECIFICALLY designated with the letters of the Latin alphabet not to write their name, as mentioning some of them is undesirable for the author. However, I think that military people will understand what are the systems in question:
“According to our Ukrainian partners, commenting on the latest ATO news, and referring to the “intercepted data from reports of the Russian army”, today another division of the Russian army was destroyed near Lugansk…
I want to briefly explain to the Ukrainian colleagues, what is the modern Russian army, and what would happen, if it would come to visit them in reality, and not in their wet dreams.
Firstly, today we use digital radio communication with local encryption. You can intercept it, but you cannot decipher it. The code changes in 50 minutes, an hour, an hour and twenty-two minutes – on arbitrary unpredictable schedule. Ukrainian military and the armed forces of Novorossia are using an old analog model, which you can listen to. And the Russian army now has communications which was previously only on secure communication lines, – you can only hear the crackling and a characteristic murmur.
Secondly, if the Russian army appears in front of UAF, it will be easy to determine.
The first sign – failure of all means of communication, full discharging of batteries in vehicles, tanks and other equipment, at the same time, discharge of batteries in mobile phones, the targets, and radio stations. Then, there is a rapture of electric circuits throughout all the equipment – all of it. This is EMP. All engines stall, no way to restart. This is how the system “X” works (in order to protect the author we do not specify the name), with a range of up to 20 km.
Second – complete failure of all systems using LCD monitors, the failure of all target-locating devices of the air defense system. This is how the complex “Altair” works (this is a known complex in the world, we can name it).
Third – a failure to deploy any kinds of guided missile weapons – from MANPADS to PTURS [anti-tank guided reactive missile]. Upon launching, the ammunition liquidates itself.
This is a battalion complex “Z” – on the basis of MTLB [multi-target light armored transporter]. Range – 15 kilometers.
Fourth – it is impossible to use a drone and low-flying aircraft. Their on board electronics will fail. This is system “Y”. Then there is a complex “Avtobaza”, which can forcibly land a drone.
What will happen next? Dozens (hundreds, if necessary) of the latest combat helicopters, flying over all the roads, start hunting for single armored vehicles, trains, cars. Railroad is paralyzed, bridges blown up. The lights go out on the home front – electric stations are out of service. Civil and military headquarters on the home front and separate leaders simultaneously are liquidated by the recon-subversive groups.
This is roughly how the Russian army would conduct military operations today. Therefore, the wet dreams about the “hero-cyborgs”, spitting flame on hundreds of Russian tanks, are better left to science fiction writers.”