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Podcast: Russia Counters U.S. Advantages

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on Sep 4, 2015

Just like in their gas turbine engine software and hardware, Russia only had one example to display - and there will no more. ALL of that technology was developed jointly by Ukraine and Austria. Russia is incapable of reverse engineering this level of sophistication.

on Sep 5, 2015

The US sophistication led to blow up 2 STS and make 14 people dying on the process while Russian did not had any single problem for decades on the process.Russian SU or MIG can land on nearly every runways while US or EU birds need a clear runway. Their technology is reliable, ours is too expensive and fragile, the JSF can't endure a bullet shot !

on Sep 5, 2015

I guess that is why all the military hardware you sold to Middle Eastern countries are rusting away in the desserts in Syria, Egypt and Iraq ? Its not enough to be able to land on "every runway" if your fighters are flying coffins.....You need advanced electronics and the logistics to back it up something that is still a huge RUSSIAN problem.

on Sep 7, 2015

Flying coffins?! You mean like F-104? And what equipment are you talking about? Can you provide some photos of these desert graveyards with a new military equipment? Looks like you're fantasizing right out of your....head.

on Sep 7, 2015

The Soviet space program killed several times more people in one incident than every loss in US space exploration history. I'm not sure that's a metric I would go comparing.

on Sep 7, 2015

What incident are you talking about?!

on Sep 8, 2015

One certainly can get into debates about which ground accidents to count vs flight accidents, but I believe that the prior poster was referring to the Nedelin catastrophe, and is directly attributable to a launch, for which death estimates are on the order of around 100. Otherwise, the known fatal Soviet flight incidents are Soyuz 1 and Soyuz 11.

I don't want to get into a peeing match about whose spaceflight program was more dangerous, but given that Voskhod was launched without any means of astronaut escape, it makes a case that the Soviets really "rolled the dice" in their early program. Of course, the US Space Shuttle had some estimates for risk of loss of life that were a total fantasy.

on Sep 8, 2015

Stop making stuff up.

8 Russians/Soviets have died since the start of the Russian/Soviet space program compared to the US of A 24

on Sep 9, 2015

Oh please orocairion since when do transport flights have any bearing on the safety of a space program, or drownings or fires in altitude chambers for that matter.

But even that comparison leaves out the very important part of the equation...

294 flown on Soviet/Russian programs.
901 flown on US programs.

Not to mention the enormous difference in cargo carried or the fact NASA went to the moon.

on Oct 11, 2015

And that's accountable for by the fact that we've sent many tons of equipment, including most of the ISS, into orbit on our shuttles. As far as space-faring nations go, we're the varsity, you people are hobbyists (and thieving liars who have orbited illegal space weapons, such as the aircraft cannons that went up on Salyut missions).

on Oct 11, 2015

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on Oct 11, 2015

4 Soviet deaths in space:

24 April 1967 Soyuz 1
Parachute failure
Soviet Union Vladimir Komarov

30 June 1971 Soyuz 11
Soviet Union Georgi Dobrovolski
Soviet Union Viktor Patsayev
Soviet Union Vladislav Volkov

This said, it takes a real pridurka to play political games with the deaths of spacemen. Thanks for bringing down to your level, govnoed.

on Sep 4, 2015

This is why it is called an "arms race"- measure vs countermeasure. Keeps the industries healthy and well fed.

on Sep 7, 2015

Russia is more of a paper tiger than at any time since pre-WW2. They are really good at making wild claims about capabilities during product demonstrations at shows. Their goal is to sell equipment, and they will say whatever it takes to do that.

They don't have enough money to build these things in reasonable numbers even if they do live up to the capability hype. I'm not saying we should ignore these developments.

But don't fear them.

on Oct 11, 2015

...make them aware that every EMP attack they threaten us with will be answered by an attack in kind, so that they'll be back to doing math on their fingers.

Make them aware that nothing they do to us will pass unpunished, and that their barren housewives cannot hope to replace the losses our women would do just from lack of entertainment once the cable television goes out here.

Make them aware that showing up drunk for work here's a firing offense, not business as usual as it is there, so that OUR military equipment WORKS.

on Sep 7, 2015

Russia always has and always will lag behind the U.S. on technology and manufacturing capacity !

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on Sep 8, 2015

It is simple hilarious every time when i read some of highly patriotic comments where people have not other smart things to say, and then we have flood of gibberish and stupidity, talking about Russian Aviation , Radars, and Space program like junk which not worth sh.. anything is simply just product of few possible thing, first can be brainwashed indoctrination of hate towards anything Russian, from People to the any other stuff, second reason can be simple fact of partial insight and knowledge about some Russian tech achievement which was years ahead of fleshy "Bad ass Looking" piece of crap, produce in US, and third can be product of plane stupidity and huge ignorance. But also big chunk of those attitude come from simple knowledge that Russia is practically only country to which US just can to swing with clenched fist and facial spasm like face expression whit backgrounds farts in to TV cameras about "barbaric" Russians but idea to attacked them even to hard core NEO NAZI scum in USA get a chill and "cold turkey" skin...When Boeing stop to buy Fabricated Russian titanium(because Russians was those which was made sub full of titanium not US) when NASA stop to buy Russian space engines , because of they reliability and simplicity, when USAF actually will go in fight against Russians in Russians plain, then we will see real status of US Planes (Because even American generals, know and wrote that in all possible assessment about various military of middle east, even for Saudis they wrote that beside highly sophisticated AF they are extremely poorly trained. and that they know that in case of Others Army which from one side wasn't invested nearly enough money in Aircraft from quantity to the training's and average flying hours.of one for example Iraqi pilot, which poor training, bad maintenance(by also poorly trained stuff)of Russian plains etc, was one of main reason for so bad performance , because they have many opportunity to put side by side F16 vs German MiG29...F18 vs GERMAN MiG29, f15 vs German MiG29 in many case USAF pilots was go thru pure embarrassment, Like they do go thru disgraceful result 2006 against Indian SU30 MKI , my point is very clear, when those "no worthy piece of crap" like many US kids think about Russian Military planes, is in proper condition, whit properly trained pilot picture about those "piece of crap" is amazingly changed, and that Every little bit older whit less demagogy and more real life experience USAF pilots know, Just one fact, Anatoly Kvočur is considered by all the world's military aviation and their school, as one of the ten best test pilots in the world after WWII, it would never be possible, that he never have a chance to flown in an airplane which can show what Kvočur can do with the plane. simple logic.
Make Love...Not gibberish

on Sep 9, 2015

well let me see, our technology is superior as well as our culture and influence. The only people that want Russian tech are third world countries..oh and China which reverse engineers everything you give them. Countries that are truly relevant and important buy the best equipment..meaning western and particularly the US. You are the back up plan. BTW..we can talk about everything in detail because we have access to EVERYTHING. the gov't doesn't control what we read/research online and allows us true freedom to say and speak whatever the hell we want without dissappearing..something surely lacking in Russia. Oh..last I checked, Iraq used Russian equipment that was crushed by US forces. When anything goes wrong in the world, ie. crisis, disasters, who do countries ask for help?? Certainly not Russia..you have no capacity or capability. Half of your military planes fell out of your military planes fell out of the sky in the last 3 mos. You are a declining nation that is broke and needs help from everyone. The only sancytion you cut put forth was a ban on food. That says it all. Russia is laughable an wishes every day it could be us. Tell Putin o stop begging for attention..its sad and embarassing for Russia to keep crying to be treated as an equal when it clearly isn't. Make your country more attractive to ANYONE, then talk about us!lol

on Sep 8, 2015

The soviet union was successfully destroyed....the mockal federation has already experienced the death of over 13,273 mockal monkeys at the hands of the Ukrainian military. Monkey putin's dream of 'empire' (LOL!!) is officially dead. The only thing that remains is the final implosion and destruction of this banana republic which is temporarily run by nothing more than a criminal mafia. The ENTIRE world now knows the TRUTH about the mockali. A quickly dying cesspool of humanity.

on Sep 8, 2015

The only cesspool of humanity is Ukraine. Oh, and the middle east.

on Sep 9, 2015

Here we are again..talking about Russian systems that will never make it to the light of day. They have great imaginations, but lack the infrastructure and technical know how for man of these systems. They can't build anything of significance in any kind of quantities..truly sad.

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