The US stressed that the advantage of their military power before the Russian was not so great, the army of Russia has strengthened cyber capabilities, capabilities of GPS jamming and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, said the head of the Ministry of the U.S. army Eric fanning.
According to Fanning, who reports to the Minister of defence and responsible for US ground forces in 2014 amid disagreements with Russia on Ukraine U.S. Department of defense found that the Russian armed forces has improved a number of aspects of its work. As a result, in the structure of the Pentagon was created by the Office for rapid response, dealing with new technologies of potential opponents, reports RIA " Novosti ".
"The office for rapid response - we organized it in the army because... We were focused on a specific type of fighting in the last fifteen years. Suddenly we see that their (Russian) army has developed into an institution capable of much better trained than we thought. They were watching us, studying us, implement improvements. Our decisive advantage, we felt that we had, was not so large as we had hoped, " said fanning." Scaring me most of all 3 things - cybernetic aspect, positioning, navigation and time (PNT), GPS - something that can be left without them in the fighting. After all, what we have, however, relies on them. Also, there is the Danger of unmanned aerial vehicles, " added fanning. Along with this, according to his statement, the U.S. Department of defense has no doubt that can provide " strong containment of Russia ". We emphasize that the Western media quite often match the capabilities of Russian and American weapons. So, in early October, the specialist journal The National Interest Kyle Mizokami compared the parameters of the Russian nuclear submarines 4th generation project " Ash "and the American multipurpose nuclear submarine of the "Virginia" which arrived at the same conclusion: Russia has overcome the undeniable superiority of the United States. Similarly, in April, the media said that large-scale investments in the capital of Russia in the program of military modernization have produced tangible results, for example, Washington is not keeping pace with the development of the Russian reconnaissance aircraft. First, us military officials have realized the superiority of the Russian electronic warfare systems on us. The commander of us forces in the European Union Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges described the Russian EW capabilities as " mind-boggling ".