Slavic Countries Military! Are you ready to fight tonight?

USA is ready, I guess.  :#

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, take off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for training mission with South Korea and Japan, Aug. 11, 2017.


Is Ukraine ready?
Some Ukrainian troops must still rely on a shot-out, patched-up Soviet-era transport vehicle affectionately known as "The Banker."

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  • we aren't ready for anything, our military was destroyed in 2000s, after the "democratic changes" as they call them. We switched to professional army with insufficient resources and we want to be neutral, so external help is pretty small. We have old equipment and under payed soldiers. Our military industry has made some weapons and vehicles in recent years (guns, armored vehicles, a drone etc.), but  don't think those are much of an indicator.
  • edited August 13
    @Dušan

    Is serving in military considered prestigeous and honorable in Serbia or young people are avoiding it due to lack of funding?
  • @Dušan Not only. Our army was destroyed during 1990's perhaps even more than in 2000's. In 2000's only heavy artilery was sold and compulsary consript army was abandoned. We can still produce the machinery. But many people hate army because they fought for them during almost a decade and Serbs made nothing out of it. I heard Serbs were selling the weapon to Bosnians and Croats during conflict in Croatia and Bosnia. Milosevic was as great traitor as much as those after him, after all he signed the treaty of Kumanovo and basically gave up Kosovo to Albanians, but there was more money in Serbia so he didn't need to bring the laws that would directly hurt welfare of the people. I think the morale was hurt the most during 1990's as it changed many people who'd gladly serve the army to such people that despise anything connected to the country, and those smarter who left would probably be the most productive part of society today if instead of waging the wars Serbia decided to use diplomatic means because lets face it we made nothing out of those 3 stupid wars.
  • @Sviatogor depends on who you ask. Serving voluntary (going through basic military training) is seen as honorable by majority, but also as foolish by some. Some view it as a job opportunity. I have few friends who did it, they are patriots and hoped they'll get a job out of it; they didn't. Going to academy and becoming an officer is seen as prestigious and honorable. Military academy became even more popular with young people in recent years due to a show aired on state TV "Vojna akademija" (Military academy), it follows life of cadets in Serbian army.

    @Shaokang of course, I agree, especially about Milošević being traitor (but more for some other reasons). But I still think our military was destroyed to bigger extent in 2000s although it undoubtedly lost trust of the people in the 90s. Serb forces rented tanks and artillery  to Croats and Bosniaks during Bosnian war...
  • edited August 13
    As part of military aid Lithuania sent Ukrainian forces an armored tractor to be sent in the east of the country. The guy on video could not keep his smile seeing it.  :D





  • Not long ago PAK FA T-50 prototype got its official name Su-57. I want Belarus to have this plane. Unlikely we will have them. They are too expensive with one plane cost $100 mln. India can afford them.



    Su-57 fighter jet






    I also want our military to have B-2. This is most advanced bomber plane from USA. It's super expensive. Most expensive plane I read about. The price is $737 mln per unit.

    B-2 stealth bomber





  • @Sviatogor The videos of the Su-57 fighter jet and the B-2 stealth bomber were amazing! While I hate war, I do love displays of military hardware, especially Air Force and Airborne units. 
  • edited September 8

    Ukraine Soldiers Fire ZU-23 Anti-aircraft Gun – This Soviet-era Weapon Is Never Going Away

    Ukrainian airborne troops engaging ground level targets with a ZU-23 anti-aircraft weapon during training at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center, Lviv, Western Ukraine. Yavoriv is located near the Polish border.



    B-Roll of pairs movement training at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine. B-Roll of Yavoriv Combat Training Center staff leading personal weapons training for soldiers of the Ukrainian army's 1st Airmobile Battalion, 79th Air Assault Brigade at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, near Yavoriv, Ukraine.

    Yavoriv CTC staff, along with mentors from the U.S. Army's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, led pairs movement training for soldiers from the 1st Air Mobile Battalion, 79th Air Assault Brigade during the battalion's rotation through the Yavoriv CTC.

    The 45th is deployed to Ukraine as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, an international coalition dedicated to improving the CTC's capabilities and building professionalism within the Ukrainian army. (Photo by Sgt. Anthony Jones, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)






  • edited September 10

    >This Soviet-era Weapon Is Never Going Away


    It's because it's awesome. I've never fired one of these, but I've fired a KPVT and I hear the ZSU is even awesomer.
  • GLKGLK
    edited September 10
    My Dedo said when he was in the war, they were able to trial the different machine guns made by different nations, from memory he thought the German machine guns were the best, but he didn't have great opinions of the other builds, but this was a long time ago, I'm talking just after WWII during the Greek civil war.

    I must admit, I don't follow military equipment much, but I like seeing the updates on the aircraft - fighter jets.  I think the Russian stuff is very very good these days, especially the Su-57, that thing looks awesome.  I'd love to see it up against US 5th generation fighters, that would be a sight to see.

    The concept designs for the sixth generation fighters look amazing, like straight out of alien technology, lol.  It appears some of these sixt generation fighters may be pilotless.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth-generation_jet_fighter
  • Proposed Sixth-Generation Aircraft
    Red Alert 3!!! I knew we should have never used time travel to kill Hitler! I'll expect George Takei to declare war on us any day now!

  • edited September 11
    I am skeptical about Mikoyan's MiG-41 6th generation plane. Mikoyan's has been absent from the development of jet fighters in the last 25 years or so. Many leading designers died or left Mikoyan. Knowing how difficult it has been developing 5th generation planes in USA and Russia , Mikoyan claimed to develop 6th generation plane by 2020? They may develop a plane whether it will be the 6th generation plane is another question.
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