The US Air Force will be able to strike Russia without entering its airspace, protected by the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems. This opinion was expressed by experts of the Ukrainian consulting company Defense Express.
“Given the launch range of the AGM-158B JASSM-ER cruise missiles (Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile-Extended Range – TRUD.RU) of 980 kilometers and the AGM-86C CALCM (Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile) of more than 1200 kilometers “This is enough to attack the main strategic facilities of Russia in the Arctic and parts of Siberia,” the article says.
We are talking about the Russian Arctic military bases, as well as the infrastructure of the Northern Sea Route, which “ensures the viability of entire regions and a significant part of the country’s economy.”
Analysts noted that the Triumph detects targets at a distance of 600 kilometers.
“In recent days, this is the second episode of a demonstration of the strategic aviation capabilities of the United States for the Kremlin,” the company said.
This refers to the passage of strategic bomber B-1B Lancer US Air Force over the Baltic and Four Seas. At the same time, American planes for the first time in history appeared in the airspace of Ukraine.
In December 2018, the commander of the U.S. Second Fleet, Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, announced that NATO could break through Russia’s defense in Crimea and Kaliningrad.
And before that, the experts of the American edition of The National Interest analyzed the scenario of a hypothetical attack of a conditional enemy on the Kaliningrad region from the sea. The author criticized the combat capabilities of aircraft carriers to carry out tasks in the Baltic Sea and recalled the Russian P-800 Onyx anti-ship missiles, which can hold most of the water area and coast under attack.
“Russia has something else that I do not advise its potential opponents to deal with in any case. These are S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems and Iskander-M tactical missile systems, ”said Michael Kofman, an expert at the Center for Naval Research.