Monday, June 27, 2022

Jane’s: Can Russia defeat NATO with Soviet era armour?

Jane’s Information Group, a British publishing company specialising in military, aerospace and transportation topics, have released an exclusive analysis of Russia’s ambitious modernisation of its armed forces.

Samuel Cranny-Evans, Editor, Jane’s Armoured Fighting Vehicles provides exclusive analysis of Russia’s modernisation of its armed forces, and NATO’s response to re arm and return its attention to the potential for a conventional conflict on a scale thought improbable, since the end of the Cold War.

According to Samuel Cranny-Evans, from 2008 Russia has embarked on an ambitious modernization of its Armed Forces.


There has been considerable progress towards this goal nevertheless the majority of Russia’s ground forces are equipped with Soviet-era equipment that has been upgraded.  Russia has adopted a new attitude towards its foreign policy and this combined with the modernization of thousands of armored vehicles has once again raised the prospect of conflict in Europe.

This is forced NATO to rearm after more than a decade of counterinsurgency warfare and return its attention to the potential for a conventional conflict on a scale for improbable since the end of the Cold War.

In the exclusive analysis, Samuel Cranny-Evans outlines critical moments of Russia’s plan of modernisation of its armed forces.

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