5 Deadly Russian Weapons of War NATO Should Fear in a Fight

April 11, 2018 Topic: Security Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: RussiaMilitaryTechnologyWorldNATO

5 Deadly Russian Weapons of War NATO Should Fear in a Fight

The best of the best--from Moscow. 

Although not a “weapon” in the technological sense, Russian special forces represent one of the most effective tools in the Russian arsenal.  They will have a major impact in any conflict with NATO, possibly even before NATO realizes the conflict has begun.


There is little question that NATO weaponry remains technologically ahead of Russian.  The existence of a gap was clear in the 1980s, and the size of the gulf has grown since.  However, the Russian military still commands sufficient resources, and can harness enough innovative thinking, to hurt NATO if a European dispute ever came to blows.

We hope, of course, that these weapons (and their equivalents on the NATO side) fulfill their purpose as deterrents. Nevertheless, it behooves NATO to think hard about how to solve the problems that these weapons present, especially when used in conjunction with one another.

Robert Farley is a Senior Lecturer at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. Follow him on Twitter:@drfarls.

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