Russia's military spending is one of the highest in the world. In 2014, they amounted to 84.5 billion dollars, and in 2016 will reach 96 billion dollars. On the Victory Day parade in Moscow, the fruits of this military program in the form of modern and powerful weapons were presented to the world - the Armata tank and the Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicle.
We present to you the most powerful weapon of Russia according to the version of the foreign edition The National Interest, devoted to the foreign American policy.
Recall that the last rating of the armies of the world, as of 2015, awarded Russia the second place in the list of the world's strongest armies.
- 5. T-14 Armata tank
- 4. T-90 tank
- 3. Infantry fighting vehicle( BMP) Kurganets
- 2. Smerch multiple rocket launcher
- 1. Self-propelled artilleryinstallation( ACS) "Coalition-SV"
5. T-14 "Armata"
The most powerful weapon of the Russian Federation in tank troops. The newest medium tank is equipped with a new type of tower( without crew) and is armed with a 125-mm cannon. Tankmen are in the lower compartment of the tank and from the ammunition set they are separated by special partitions. Thanks to the active protection system, the tank can intercept any anti-tank ammunition. By 2020, the Russian Defense Ministry expects to receive 2,300 T-14.This modern weapon of Russia will replace 70% of the current tank fleet of the country.
4. Tank T-90
The history of the vehicle, one of the most powerful weapons of Russia, began in the 1940s. Now the T-90 is not very similar to the T-54, the tank, which was adopted in 1946.Over the long years of evolution, the T-54 medium tank turned into a T-55, which "spawned" T-62, then T-64, T-72, T-80 and finally T-90.The latter is equipped with a 125-mm smoothbore gun and the "Reflex-M" complex, which can destroy armored cars and even slow, low-flying aircraft at long distances. There is additional equipment - a 12.7-mm heavy machine gun and a 7.62-mm machine gun coupled with it.
3. Infantry fighting vehicle( BMP) "Kurganets"
BMP, which are in service with motorized infantry units, have always been part of Russia's advanced weapons. Rating of the best weapons 2015 continues the model, the appearance of which is a radical departure from the short and squat "standard" BMP.It is more like Western cars, such as "Bradley" and "Warrior".It can "dissect" both on land and on water, thanks to the water jet propeller. Inside the car can fit up to 8 people.
Weapons from the BMP have: a 30-mm automatic cannon, a Kalashnikov tank modernized tank and two anti-missile complexes "Cornet", guided by a laser beam.
2. Multiple rocket launcher( MLRS) "Smerch"
Russian artillery has a rich history. Even during the Great Patriotic War, the famous "Katyusha" with one or two volleys horrified the enemy. The glorious tradition continues with the heavy BM-30 "Smerch" missile complex of 300 mm caliber with 12 missiles. Only 3 minutes takes the preparation of the RSVP for combat after receiving the target designation, and the full volley takes 38 seconds. It takes just a minute after the volley, and Russia's powerful weapons are already ready for the march, emerging from the return shelling.
For all its merits, "Smerch" can not be beaten to close targets. The minimum range for its missiles is 20 km, and the largest - 70 km.
1. Self-propelled artillery installation( ACS) "Coalition-SV"
Top-5 of Russia's most powerful weapon is headed by 152-mm self-propelled howitzer, which began testing last year. Her first public demonstration took place during the parade, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War.
Initially, the "Coalition-SV" was equipped not with one, but with two 152-mm guns, but for an unknown reason from the second howitzers they refused. Additional weapons are remote-controlled turret with a 12.7-mm machine gun, it is placed on the roof of the car. The crew consists of 3 people."Coalition-SV" should replace the self-propelled howitzers of the previous generation "Msta-S".