Russian Krasnaya Armiya, Soviet Army was created by the Communist government after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The name Red Army was abandoned in 1946. The Russian imperial army and navy, together with other imperial institutions of tsarist Russia, disintegrated after the outbreak of the Russian Revolution of 1917. The first units, fighting with revolutionary fervour, distinguished themselves against the Germans at Narva and Pskov on February 23, 1918, which became Soviet Army Day. Now we will let you know about its weapons, soldiers, marines and air force.
1. Russia’s Weapons
a) S-400/S-300 surface-to-air missile systems
The S-300 was a game-changer in the Cold War, allowing the Soviets to drive a few trucks that could detect enemy planes, track multiple targets, and guide multiple missiles to multiple targets at once. They can carry two types of missiles at once, a long-range missile and a short-range missile. While the S-300 is still potent, its descendant, the S-400, is better. It retains all of the S-3000’s power while being capable of carrying four missile types. It adds a submachine gun and a SAW to the mix as it targets American jets. On the other hand, if it isn’t certain that it can detect and track F-22s or F-35s, it is possible. Upcoming missiles could extend their range out to 250 miles. In a war, tables can turn into a quick-draw competition between jets and air defence crews to find and kill each other first, but Russia can build and export missiles faster and more effectively than we can make jets.
b) Diesel Submarines
Russia has the best diesel submarines that are quieter than their nuclear counterparts. if diesel’s drawbacks in the range make them a poor choice for offensive warfare, their greater stealth is valuable when you’re defending your waters. The Kilo and Lada-class diesel attack submarines are fast, stealthy and well-armed with torpedoes and missiles.
c) Kirov-Class battlecruiser
This is a nuclear-powered Cold War weapon that doesn’t get discussed as often as it should. There are only four of them and outdated, they were specifically designed to take out American aircraft carriers while defending themselves with anti-aircraft missiles and they are still capable of that today. The Kirov-Class ships can find the U.S targets with satellite feeds, an onboard helicopter, or their systems, and then can engage them with 20 supersonic missiles carrying 1,653-pound warheads up to 300 miles. The Kirov carry the same anti-air missiles as are on the S-300 as well as shorter-range anti-air, making attacks against them risky.
This weapon gives you the ability to blind ISR platforms and cutoff forces in the field from their headquarters and other assets. It also drives around the battlefield and allows commanders a quick option to suppress communications and networked capabilities as well as radars.
e) Ka-52 Alligator
This weapon is a tank buster, carrying a 30mm gun that’s similar to that on America’s Apaches, 80mm unguided rockets that are larger than Apaches, and anti-tank missiles. Since the Army hasn’t had armoured anti-air defence since the Linebacker was retired, that means it would have to rely on Patriot and Stinger missiles to defend formations. A less-than-ideal solution against enemy attack helicopters.
f) Koalitsiya 152 mm Self-Propelled Howitzer
This weapon is very powerful that, like the t-14 Armata, Russia won’t be able to buy in significant numbers as long as sanctions and mid-range oil prices remain the norm. But it does boast a huge range — 43 miles compared to America’s Paladin firing 18 miles and Britain’s Braveheart, which only fires 24. Its automated turret can pump out rounds, reportedly firing up to 15-20 per minute. Paladins top out at 8 rounds per three minutes during a sustained flight. That provides the Koalitsiya with a massive advantage in a battery vs battery duel.
g) Hypersonic anti-ship missiles
Russia has a recent history of lying about these and other bleeding-edge missiles. Russia has multiple promising contenders in development like an upgraded Brahmos, the Kinzhal, and the Zircon. If any of them do become operational, they’re game-changers, flying so fast that many anti-missiles defences can’t hit them, and punching with enough power that even missiles with small warheads can do insane damage.
2. Russia’s Military Soldiers
The Russian Army was recruited exclusively from among workers and peasants and immediately faced the problem of creating a competent and reliable officers’ corps. up to 1921 about 50,000 such officers served in the Russian Army and with but few exceptions remained loyal to the Soviet regime. As the Russian Civil War continued, the short-term officers’ training schools began to turn out young officers who were regarded as more reliable politically. In 1937, Mikhayl Nikolayevich Tukhachevsky, the first deputy people’s commissar of war, and seven other Russian Army generals were found guilty of plotting to betray the Soviet Union to Japan and Germany, and all were shot. At the end of the Second World War, the Soviet armed forces numbered 11,365,000 officers and men. By the end of 1945, the armed forces fell to fewer than 30,00,000 troops. In Russia, February 23, now known as Defender of the Fatherland Day, is still the official day to honour military veterans.
3. Russia’s Marines
In the post-Soviet period, more than 7000 marines have received awards and medals of distinction for combat missions. Two Project 7775 amphibious assault ships, RNS Evgeny Kocheshkov and RNS Aleksandr Otrakovskiy are named after marine generals. The Russian Navy’s Marine corps is a mobile, well-trained, well-equipped, and highly motivated force, capable of waging welfare in a variety of climates and environments. Marine units are regarded as some of the most elite in the Russian armed forces. In terms of their training and morale, they are on par with the Paratroopers (Airborne Assault Trops) and Spetsnaz forces.
4. Russia’s air force
According to the report’s author, analyst Leonid Nersisyan, between 2009 and 2020 Russia’s armed forces received roughly 460 brand-new-fixed-wing combat aircraft, 110 Yak-130 jet trainers and 360 attack helicopters. Furthermore, an estimated 320 older combat aircraft have been heavily modernized, including around 150 MiG-31 interceptors and significant numbers of Su-24 and Su-25 attack jets and Su-27 and Su-33 fighters. All Russian military aerospace companies are 530 billion rubles ($7.2 billion) in debt. The Russian government is expected to take on 250 billion rubles and restructure another 150 billion of the debt.