In June 2019, in Osaka, Japan, US President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a big surprise at the Eastern Economic Forum. He said that during his meeting with US President Trump in Osaka in June this year, the two sides had talked about the issue of US-Russian armaments. The United States believes that some of Russias modern weapons, including hypersonic weapons, should be included in the arms control agreement, because the United States does not have such weapons.
Putin said at the time that the problem is simple. Since the United States does not have these weapons, can we sell them to you? So the US and Russia are not balanced?
Putins brainstorming proposal was immediately rejected by Trump, who said that the United States was also developing such weapons and was confident that they would be built in the near future.
Putin also joked that, since we have all developed it, you should not spend money wrongly, but simply buy our ready-made things, we are mutually beneficial, is it not beautiful?
It must be said that Putins retreat was indeed a great move, and Trump was expected to have lost it at that time.
Russian Dagger hypersonic missile is a precision strike missile, which can be launched by fighter aircraft, flying at 10 times the speed of sound, with a range of 2,000 kilometers, and can carry a nuclear warhead.
So why did Trump not dare to take Putins advice and buy Russian weapons? The doorway inside is too deep.
Although Trump often keeps his mouth open and talks nonsense, there is a bottom line.
As the worlds most powerful military power, military technology first big country, if because there is no hypersonic weapons, to buy the largest counterpart off-the-shelf, as a clapper will absolutely drown in spittle.
Because this is not only a sign of incompetence, but also a sign of weakness to the strong. If this is done, Trump will not want to be re-elected, and quickly roll up and go home.
Putin dares to sell, but Trump dares not buy.
So Putin dared to open the door and put out what he had pressed on the bottom of the box on the table. What is the most important thing of the country? The hypersonic missile is absolutely counted, but he expected Trump would not answer it.
The United States has not bought Russias advanced equipment. The most famous civilian equipment is the Russian RD-180/RD-181 rocket engine, which has been used in the United States for more than 20 years. In 1997, the United States ordered 101 units from Russia at one go. Its thrust is the largest of the active rocket engines, and its performance is extremely stable. The United States is quite satisfied with it.
Russia also delivered three RD-180 rocket engines to the United States at the end of last year, while 11 were allegedly delivered to the United States throughout last year.
The fundamental reason why Americans use Russian rocket engines is that they spend too much money on developing a new engine. Buying a Russian engine has a contract value of only $1 billion for more than 20 years. The cost-effective ratio is too high, and as a component, it will not affect the overall situation.
In terms of weapons, the United States has collected a lot of Russian equipment through various channels, such as Su 27 fighter planes, T72 tanks and so on. The U.S. Army has also built realistic imaginary enemy forces, even light weapons are Russian goods.
In January 2017, a U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter was photographed fighting with the Mystery fighter near Gromgan Lake, Nevada (known as Area 51). Although somewhat blurred, it is not difficult to see from the picture that this is a Soviet-27 heavy fighter.
However, these weapons and equipment are acquired from third countries, and their role is also to understand the performance of Russian-made weapons.
In 1997, the US military spent tens of millions of dollars to acquire 21 MiG 29 fighter planes from Moldova for research.
In October 2018, during a multinational joint exercise in Ukraine, a U.S. military pilot witnessed the Soviet 27 fighter plane crash in flight, killing Ukrainian pilots and U.S. military pilots.
The picture above is the scene of the Su 27 crash, and the picture below is a picture of the planes previous flight.
It can be seen that the U.S. military attaches great importance to Russian-made weapons. If we can really get Russian hypersonic missiles from other sources, we believe that the U.S. side will surely at all costs, but it will be embarrassing to sign a contract with Russia to buy them.
Because the United States has issued a Russian-made arms ban, and has imposed frequent sanctions on the countries that buy Russian weapons, what happens when the big brother takes the lead in violating the ban on his own initiative?
So, in case the United States goes out and really wants to buy, will Russia sell it? Not to mention that Russia can still sell, Putin is not really talking.
In addition to the dagger, Russia also has a 20 Mach vanguard hypersonic missile. It is said that at the end of December 2018, the Russian Ministry of Defense launched the Pioneer integrated system. The missile was launched from Orenburg State and hit the target of the Kamchatka Peninsula, leaping 6000 kilometers.
Hypersonic weapons are not Chinese cabbage in the field, the first price is certainly not cheap, and countries without economic strength can not afford them; second, as a strategic weapon, it is quite sensitive, the countries that want to buy must have the confidence, not afraid of American sanctions; third, Russia should also consider its own security and sell it to unreliable countries themselves. Its a headache, so it seems that the United States is the most reliable buyer. It has both money and strength. Its certainly a threat to Russias security. But both sides can make sure that they destroy each other. Its nothing more than one more weapon.
For Russia, even if the United States gets hypersonic missiles, it is not easy for the United States to imitate or even counteract them in the short term, because Russia still has the monkey version of the magic weapon.
Yes, Russian-made export weapons are degraded, not to mention big killers like hypersonic missiles.
Turkey has received the first batch of S400, but the U.S. sanctions against it are thunderous and rainy, so many people speculate that Turkeys S400 is also a monkey version and the threat is greatly reduced.
Whats more, the equipment system of the United States and Russia is totally different. Whether it is reverse copying or rebuilding on the basis of it, it can not be completed overnight. The time and money spent on copying will not necessarily be less developed by themselves.
Although the acquisition of missiles by the United States will lead to some secret leaks, the trade-off between the two ends up with Russia.
On the other hand, cooperation between the United States and Russia in sensitive goods, especially in the nuclear field, is also quite close.
In 1993, the United States and Russia reached an agreement on nuclear non-proliferation. Russia provided the United States with enriched uranium for nuclear bombs to generate electricity at the United States nuclear power plant. By 2013, Russia had provided the United States with a total of 500 tons of nuclear fuel processed from weapons-grade uranium, which came from 20,000 nuclear warheads.
In 2008, the United States took 154 kilograms of weapons-grade uranium from a scientific research reactor at a Hungarian Research Institute and shipped it to Russia for destruction, enough to make six atomic bombs. Relevant transshipments of high-concentration nuclear materials have been carried out 15 times, all of which are coordinated by the United States and Russia to Russia for destruction.
So the relationship between the United States and Russia is like a bridge in the novel. Although they are not pleasant to each other, they still have to cooperate with each other. Although it sounds ridiculous, sometimes the enemy is more trustworthy.
Source of this article: Netease Talking about Military Responsible Editor: Li Xi_N2587