Russia’s strategic transformation in the light of Zapad

Thoughtful points about the strategic transformation that Russia’s military is going through in this article by BBC in the wake of Zapad 2017:

It is interesting that while much of the Western media discussion of [precision-guided munitions] rests upon their use as air-launched weapons in bombing campaigns, intended to increase accuracy and reduce the level of civilian casualties, in Russia the weapons are viewed in a rather different light.
Mr McDermott’s study concludes that “for the foreseeable future, precision-guided munitions will mainly provide Russia with what in the Russian literature is called a ‘pre-nuclear’ deterrence capability”.

There also is a good piece on electronic warfare.

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