Holy Hill Cross

"Wake Up America!  Did you know....."

 The United States is not prepared for World War III…

~Article Three~

THE COMING CONFLAGRATION

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

George Santayana

September, 2006

 

Introduction

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When reading the history of American warfare, the emphasis is always on how America won the war.  America has always won its wars, but it has never been ready for the wars it has won. 

 For example:

1. The War of American Independence:  America declared independence from the English before raising an army. We almost lost.

2.  The War of 1812: Overconfidence led to the thinking that the Atlantic Ocean would protect the U.S. from the British. They burned Washington.

3. World War I: It took America 3 years (1914 to1917) to realize the inevitable. Acting earlier would have saved millions of lives.

4. World War II: With Europe in flames for two years, the attack on Pearl Harbor was unanticipated after the entire Japanese Navy went missing for two weeks.

5. The Korean War: It was assumed that the North Koreans would be easily defeated. They drove U.N. forces almost off the peninsula.

6. The Vietnam War: In 300 years, the North Vietnamese had driven-out Chinese war lords, the Japanese and the French. We lost.

7. America v. Al Qaida:  American intelligence, despite the evidence, did not implement anti-hijacking measures.

Now, with the Communist triad of China, Russia and North Korea growing annually in military might---we think that Communism is dead!  In late 2004, during the American-Al Qaida conflict that grew out of the events of Sepember 11, 2001 and the Iraqi Freedom operation of 2003, the George W. Bush administration has proceeded with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's plan of re-organizing the United States Army.  From the Center for National Security: (our underline)

“Following his unprecedented premature retirement of forty-seven US Army generals and with his installation of hand-picked replacements to lead the US Army nearly completed, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is on the verge of moving full bore to begin implementing long-planned reforms. The most radical of these reforms envisions the complete elimination of the Army’s division-based force structure. Rumsfeld and his hand-picked replacement as Army Chief of Staff, General Shoemaker, plan to replace it with a force structure based on dismounted infantry-centric mini-brigade units of action consisting of about 1800 men each more optimized to fight small wars, but less suited to fighting major conflicts.”

Rumsfeld’s plans are to implement….“replacing the Army’s current thirty-three large combat brigades with forty-eight much smaller regiment sized units.”

This will result in ….“an apparent increase in the number of ‘brigades,’”..….but would result in….”reductions of between twenty and forty percent of overall Army manpower.”

“At the annual Association of the United States Army conference earlier this month, top Army officials including General Shoemaker confirmed plans to disband all of the Army’s heavy divisions and discard its tanks and tracked vehicles by 2025, without which major wars cannot be won.”

“However, if history teaches us anything, it is that the US will fight a major war that it did not plan on fighting sometime in the next decade or two.”

(Above excerpts from a Web article by David T. Pyne, Esq.;  President of the Center for National Security) (http://www.intellectualconservative.com/article2832.html ) (http://www.national-security.org)

At first glance, what Secretary Rumsfeld is implementing does not seem to be particularly disadvantageous to the security of the United States.  After all, the war against global terrorism demands an army capable of rapid deployment.  Some say that the Rumsfeld concept was birthed by the thinking of Dr. Condoleezza Rice when she was National Security Advisor.  She was quoted in “The 9-11 Commission Hearings” as saying that our success in the War on Terror (now a prelude to WW III---see Chapter 6 of The Face of the Truth, a book appearing on this Web site) depended upon “accurate intelligence and the ability to strike quickly.”

Following, it will be shown, by the numbers, that Rumsfeld’s “new” U.S. Army, if deployed without heavy armor and artillery, is not an army that can defeat the combined armies of China, Russia or North KoreaStatistical tables follow that reflect the Force of Arms of North Korea, China, Russia versus the United States, Israel and their European Allies.

Nancy Fowler, a visionary and prophet, received the following message from Jesus Christ:

"Korea, China and Russia are a deadly trio."  (September 8, 1993)

 

Linked Table of Contents

 

NORTH KOREA

North Korean Nuclear Arsenal

CHINA

Chinese Nuclear Arsenal

RUSSIA

Russian Nuclear Arsenal

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

United States Nuclear Arsenal

PRINCIPAL ALLIES OF THE U.S.A.

COMPOSITE TABLE OF MILITARY STRENGTHS

Communist Block Force of Arms

Free World Force of Arms

 

NORTH KOREA

(DPRK) DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA

1,121,000 Active Duty Military Personnel

Time frame: Late 1990s

Table of Contents

North Korean Army Table

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/dprk/army.htm

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep2000/korea09122000.html*

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep2000/korea09122000.html

North Korean Ground Forces Order of Battle


{NOTE: Changes between 1992 and 1999 reflect both actual changes in the

composition of KPA forces, as well as improved intelligence estimates of these forces.

 

1992
Number

1999
Number

Strength

+1,100,000

996,000

Organization

 

 

Corps

 

20

Conventional

8

12

Mechanized

4

4

Armor

1

? 2

Artillery

2

2

Geographic

1

 

Military district commands

9

 

Divisions / Brigades

 

153

Infantry divisions

26-30

60

Reserve and pacification divisions   *(6,000,000 Army Reservists)

22-26

 

Infantry brigades

3-6

 

Reserve and pacification brigades

18+

 

Mechanized and mobile brigades

23-30

25

Armor brigades

14-15

13

Artillery brigades

20-30

30

Special operations forces brigades

22

25

Special operations forces battalions

7

 

Equipment

 

 

Total medium and light tanks

3,600

3,800

T-54/55/59

+2,200

 

T-62

+600

 

T-34

n.a.

 

APCs

2,500

2,270

Other light tanks (PT-76/China's T-62/63 and North Korea's M-1985)

n.a.

 

Artillery

 

11,200

Self-propelled

+5,500

 

Towed

+3,000

 

Multiple rocket launchers

2,400

 

Mortars

 

 

60-160mm

+9,000

 

North Korean Air Force Table

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/dprk/agency/af.htm

North Korean Air Force Order of Battle, 1992

 

Number

Strength

70,000

Organization

 

Air combat commands

3

Air division

1

Interceptor regiments

12

Ground attack regiments

 

Il-28 regiments

3

Su-25/7 regiments

1

MiG-19/A-5 regiments

2

MiG-15/17 regiments

2

Transport regiments

 

An-2 regiments

6

Unspecified regiments

6

Helicopter regiments

6

Equipment

 

Total aircraft

 

Jets

760

Bombers

82

Transports

480

Helicopters

300

MiG-15/17, air-to-air and ground attack

310

MiG-19, air-to-air

60+

MiG-19/A-5, primarily ground attack

100+

MiG-21, air-to-air

160+

MiG-23, air-to-air

46

MiG-29, air-to-air

14

Su-7, primarily ground attack

20

Su-25, primarily ground attack

20

Il-28, primarily ground attack

82

An-2, transport

250+

An-24, transport

10

Unspecified transports and trainers

200+

Mi-2/4/8/17 helicopters

210+

MD-500 helicopters

87

 

North Korean Navy Table

 http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/dprk/agency/navy.htm

North Korean Navy Order of Battle, 1992

 

Number

Strength

40,000-60,000

Organization Fleets

2

Squadrons

 

East Sea

9

Yellow Sea

5

Equipment

 

Frigate

1

Corvettes

2

Submarines

 

 

 

Whiskey class

4

Romeo class

19

Missile attack boats (PTG)

39

Coastal patrol boats

 

PT

200

PC/PCS/PB

120

PCFS

60

Unspecified

20

Amphibious craft

 

Nampo

100

AVC

40+

LCM/LCU

32+

Unspecified

23

Mine warfare craft

23

 

 

North Korean Nuclear Arsenal

As of 2005, North Korea has a plutonium-enrichment program in full production.

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/dprk/cw/index.html

Table of Contents

Name

Stages

Propellant

Range (km)

IOC

Inventory

Type

Body Dia. (m)

Comments

Scud-B

1

liquid

280-330

1981

100?

SRBM

0.885

 

Hwasong-5

1

liquid

280-330

1984

150?

SRBM

0.885

Derivative of Scud-B

Hwasong-6

1

liquid

500-700

1989

250?

SRBM

0.885

Derivative of Scud-C

No-dong

1

liquid

1,350-1,500

1999

12-36

MRBM

1.3

Also flown by Iran (Shahab-3) and Pakistan (Ghauri II)

Taep'o-dong-1 Paeutudan-1

2

liquid

2,000-2,200

2000

0

MRBM

1.3

Indigenously developed system with performance similar to the Soviet SS-4

NKSL-1/Taep'o-dong-1

3

liquid + solid

2,200-2,672
or
2,200-2,896

1998
(ILC)

0

M/IRBM

1.3

Satellite launch variant of the Taep'o-dong-1. Basis for the design of Iran's Shahab-4

Taep'o-dong-2

2

liquid

3,500-3,750
6,400-6,700
7,000
8,000-12,000

N/A

0

LRICBM
LRICBM
LRICBM
FRICBM

2.2

This is a hypothetical advance on the Taep'o-dong-1. North Korea is not believed to currently possess a functional version of this missile, but both North Korea and Iran (Shahab-5) are believed to be working towards a missile with these capabilities.

NKSL-X-2/Taep'o-dong-2

3

liquid + solid

4,000-4,300

N/A
(ILC)

0

LRICBM

2.2

 

“This Web page was published in 2006, which lends credibility to the following documented source quote:

“Today intelligence analysts generally agree that North Korea is capable of producing nuclear warheads.3   The Bush administration holds that North Korea has produced a few weapons, but many experts argue that difficulties in building detonation devices may thus far have prevented the North from finishing their weapons. 4   Resumed nuclear production could give North Korea enough plutonium for a nuclear weapon within a few months and five to seven nuclear weapons by mid-2003.5 

3  David Albright, "North Korea's Current and Future Plutonium and Nuclear Weapon Stocks," Institute for Science and International Security, Jan. 15, 2003, http://www.isis-online.org/publications/dprk/fastfacts.html

4  Federation of American Scientists, "Nuclear Weapons Program - North Korea," http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/dprk/nuke/index.html

5  Albright, http://www.isis-online.org/publications/dprk/fastfacts.html

 

CHINA

Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC)

2,500,000 Active Duty Military Personnel

Time frame: Late 1990s

Table of Contents

 

Chinese Army Table

 http://www.ndu.edu/inss/China_Center/CMA_Conf_Oct00/paper7.htm

http://www.chinatoday.com/arm/

http://www.comw.org/cmp/fulltext/iddschina.html

 

People’s Liberation Army (PLA)

1,800,000 Active Duty Personnel

(Chart constructed from sources in above links and following tables)

21 Group Armies:

60,000 troops per group (active duty)

1,200,000 men

44 Infantry divisions  (active duty)

 

 

13 Infantry brigades  (active duty)

 

 

10 Armored divisions  (active duty)

 

 

12 Armored brigades  (active duty)

 

 

 20 Artillery brigades  (active duty)

 

 

  7 Helicopter regiments (active duty)

 

 

Rapid Reaction Units:

14 Divisions  (active duty)

 

Anti-aircraft  Units:

  3 Brigades (active duty)

 

Anti-satellite Missiles:

Many small-yield ICBMs Successful test: January, 2007

Tanks (active duty)

  4,000 heavy and light

       

Artillery Pieces (active duty)

14,500 pieces

     

Helicopters (active duty)

     400 aircraft

          

Fighter Aircraft (active duty)   4000 aircraft  
Attack Aircraft (active duty)      500 aircraft  
Bomber Aircraft (active duty)      500 aircraft  
Transport (active duty)      485 aircraft  
Reconnaissance (active duty)      290 aircraft  

Army Reserves

50 Divisions: ground-artillery (reserves)

1,200,000 men

People’s Armed Police:

45 Divisions (reserves)

1,100,000 men

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People’s Liberation Army (PLA)

Equipment

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/plaaf-equip.htm

ARMY

SYSTEM

Inventory

1985

1990

1995

2000

2003

2005

2010

2015

ARMOR

11,400

~11,000

~11,000

~11,000

~7,800

~7,010

~7,010

~7,010

Category A

 

 

3,000

 

 

 

 

 

Category B Reserve

 

 

~8,000

 

 

 

 

 

Type 98

WZ-123

125mm gun, 50 tons

T-72

--

--

--

~18

~80

~80

240

340

Type 96

 

125mm gun, 48 tons

 

--

--

+

400

800

1,200

1,500

1,500

Type 85

 

125mm gun, 41 tons

 

--

+

+

450

450

450

450

450

IS-2

 

122mm gun, 46 tons

IS-2

+

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Type 80

 

105mm gun, 38 tons

 

--

+

+

500

1,000?

1,000

1,000

1,000

Type 69

 

105mm gun, 36 tons

 

200

~200

~800

1,200

~300

300

--

--

Type 59

 

100mm gun, 36 tons

T-54

6,000

6,000

6,000

6,000

5,000

5,000

~5000

~5000

Type 63

 

85mm gun, 18 tons

PT-76

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

700

600

~500

~400

Type 62

 

85mm gun, 21 tons

 

800

800

800

800

800

400

--

--

T-34/85

 

85mm gun, 32 tons

T-34

700

700

700

700

--

--

--

--

ARMORED FIGHTING VEHICLES

4,500

4,500

5,000

5,500

4,500

6,000

6,500

6,500

Type 90

YW-535

APC tracked - 5 road wheels

 

--

--

--

+

+

+

+

+

Type 89

YW-534

APC tracked - 5 road wheels

 

--

--

--

1,300

300

300

+

+

Type 86

WZ-501

APC tracked - 6 road wheels

BMP-1

+

+

+

+

1,000

1,000

+

+

Type 85

YW-307

APC tracked - 5 road wheels

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

M-1984

WZ-523

APC wheeled - 6 x 6

 

+

+

+

+

100

100

100

100

 

WZ-551

APC wheeled - 6 x 6

 

--

--

+

+

600

600

600

600

Type 77

 

APC tracked - 6 road wheels

BTR-50

+

+

+

+

200

200

200

200

Type 63

YW-531

APC tracked - 4 road wheels

 

2,800

2,800

2,200

1,800

2,300

2,500

2,500

2,500

 

 

APC tracked - 5 road wheels

BMD-3

--

--

--

100

100

100

100

100

Type 56

 

APC wheeled - 6 x 6

BTR-152

+

+

--

--

--

--

--

--

Type 55

 

APC wheeled - 4 x 4

BTR-40

+

+

--

--

--

--

--

--

ARTILLERY, SELF PROPELLED

 

 

 

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

 

 

203mm SP howitzer

 

--

--

--

--

--

+

+

+

 

PLZ-45

155mm SP howitzer

 

--

--

--

--

--

+

+

+

Type 83

 

152mm SP howitzer

 

+

+

+

83

500

500

500

500

 

 

130mm SP gun

 

--

--

--

--

--

+

+

+

 

WZ-551

122mm SP howitzer

 

--

--

--

--

--

?

?

?

Type 89

 

122mm SP howitzer

 

--

--

--

+

500

500

500

500

Type 85

 

122mm SP howitzer

D-30

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 70

 

122mm SP howitzer

 

--

--

?

+

200

200

200

200

Type 54

YW-531

122mm SP howitzer

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

 

YW-381

120mm SP mortar

 

--

--

--

--

--

?

?

?

 

WZ-551

120mm SP mortar

 

--

--

--

--

--

?

?

?

Type 89

 

120mm antitank gun, SP

 

--

--

?

+

+

+

+

+

 

WZ-551

105mm SP howitzer

 

--

--

--

--

--

?

?

?

ARTILLERY, TOWED

14,500

14,500

15,000

14,500

14,000

13,500

12,500

12,000

Type 88

WAC-021

155mm howitzer

 

~ 30

100

200

~300

150

150

+

+

Type 83

 

152mm gun

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 66

 

152mm gun howitzer

D-20

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

+

+

Type 54

 

152mm howitzer

M-1943

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 59-1

 

130mm field gun

M-46

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

Type 83

 

122mm gun howitzer

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 60

 

122mm gun

D-74

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 54

 

122mm howitzer

D-30 M-1938

6,000

6,000

6,000

6,000

6,000

6,000

6,000

6,000

Type 86

 

100mm antitank gun, towed

 

+

+

+

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

Type 73

 

100mm antitank gun, towed

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 59

 

100mm antitank gun, towed

 

+

+

+

120

120

120

120

120

Type 55

 

85mm antitank gun

D-44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTILLERY ROCKETS

4,500

3,800

3,500

2,500

2,400

2,200

2,000

1,800

 

Type 762

425mm rocket, mine clearance

 

 

+

--

--

--

--

--

--

 

M-1B

350mm rocket, 2-tube, SP

 

--

--

--

--

+

+

+

+

Type 96

WS-1

320mm rocket, 4-tube, SP

 

--

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

 

Type 74

284mm rocket, minelayer

 

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

 

WM-80

273mm rocket, 8-tube, SP

 

--

--

--

?

+

+

+

+

Type 83

 

273mm rocket, 4-tube, SP

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 85

 

130mm rocket, 30-tube, APC

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

 

BM-14-16

140mm rocket

 

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 82

 

130mm rocket, 30-tube, truck

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 70

 

130mm rocket, 19-tube, APC

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 63

 

130mm rocket, 19-tube, truck

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 90

 

122mm rocket, 40-tube, truck

BM-21

--

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 89

 

122mm rocket, 40-tube, APC

BM-21

--

--

?

+

+

+

+

+

Type 83

 

122mm rocket, 24-tube, truck

BM-21

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 81

 

122mm rocket, 40-tube, truck

BM-21

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 81

 

107mm rocket, 12-tube

 

?

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 63

 

107mm rocket, 12-tube

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY

15,000

15,000

10,000

? 10,000

7,700

5,000

5,000

5,000

Type 59

 

1 - 100mm radar, towed

KS-19

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

--

Type 56

 

1 - 85mm radar, towed

KS-18

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

--

Type 80

 

2 - 57mm radar/optic, towed

ZSU-57-2

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Type 59

 

1 - 57mm radar/optic, towed

S-60

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

--

Type 88

 

2 - 37mm optic, tracked

 

--

--

--

--

+

+

+

+

Type 74

 

2 - 37mm optic, towed

 

+

+

+

+

--

--

--

--

Type 65

 

2 - 37mm optic, towed/tracked

 

+

+

+

+

--

--

--

--

Type 63

 

2 - 37mm optic, towed

 

+

+

+

+

+

--

--

--

Type 55

 

1 - 37mm optic, towed

M-1939

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

--

Type 90

 

2 - 35mm optic, tracked

 

--

--

--

+

~50

~50

~50

~50

Type 87

 

2 - 25mm optic, tracked

 

--

--

--

+

+

+

+

+

Type 85

 

? - 25mm

 

--

--

--

+

+

+

+

+

Type 80

 

? - 23mm

 

?

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 58

 

4 - 14.5mm optic, towed

ZPU-2

+

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Type 56

 

2 - 14.5mm optic, towed

ZPU-4

+

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

SURFACE-TO-SURFACE MISSILES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DF-11

M-11

 

CSS-7

 

+

+

200

200

+

+

+

DF-15

M-9

 

CSS-6

 

+

+

+

100

+

+

+

HY-2

 

 

CSS-N-2

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

HY-4

 

 

 

 

--

+

+

+

+

+

+

ANTI-TANK GUNS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type 89

 

120mm, SP

 

 

 

 

~300

~300

+

+

+

Type 86

 

100mm

 

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 73

 

100mm

 

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Type 54

 

76mm

 

 

+

+

--

--

--

--

--

Type 55

 

57mm

 

 

+

+

--

--

--

--

--

ANTI-TANK, GUIDED

 

 

 

7,000

6,500

6,000

6,000

6,000

HJ-73

 

 

AT-3

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

HJ-9

 

 

 

--

--

--

--

24

+

+

+

HJ-8

 

TOW

 

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

 

People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN)

350,000 Active Duty Personnel

1987

(Included: PLAN-air force 34,000, PLAN-coastal defense 38,000l, 56,000 PLAN-marines)

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/plan-overview.htm

 http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/plaaf-equip.htm

NAVY

 

SYSTEM

Inventory

 

Class

Source

1985

1990

1995

2000

2003

2005

2010

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submarines

117

93

69

66

68

74

56

61

 

SSBN Jin

Type 094

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

? 2

 

SSBN Xia

Type 092

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

-

 

SSB Golf

Type 031

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

SSN Shang

Type 093

-

-

-

-

-

1

4

6

 

SSN Han

Type 091

3

4

5

5

5

5

5

5

 

SS Kilo

Sov Kilo

-

-

1

4

4

4

8

10

 

SS Yuan

Type 039A

-

-

-

-

-

2

? 3

? 4

 

SS Song

Type 039

-

-

-

1

3

7

15

15

 

SS Ming

Type 035

2

3

10

17

18

17

17

17

 

SS Wuhan

Type 033G

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

SS Romeo

Type 033

90

84

50

35

35

35

-

-

 

SS Whiskey

Type 03

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Aircraft Carrier

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

 

CV NEWCON

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

 

ATS Shichang

(Multirole Aviation)

-

-

-

1

1

1

1

1

 

Destroyers

15

18

18

19

21

25

23

28

 

DDG Luzhou

Type 051C?

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

6

 

DDG Hangzhou

Sovremenny

-

-

-

1

2

2

4

4

 

DDG Luyang II

Type 052C

-

-

-

-

-

2

2

2

 

DDG Luyang I

Type 052B

-

-

-

-

1

2

2

2

 

DDG Luhai

Type 052A

-

-

-

-

1

1

1

1

 

DDG Luhu

Type 052

-

-

1

2

2

2

2

2

 

DDG Luda

Type 051

11

16

17

16

16

16

11

11

 

DD Anshan

Type 07

4

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Frigates

31

37

32

40

43

45

45

42

 

FFG Jiangkai

Type 054

-

-

-

-

-

2

8

8

 

FFG Jiangwei II

Type 057

-

-

2

6

8

10

10

14

 

FFG Jiangwei I

Type 055

-

-

4

4

4

4

4

4

 

FFG Jianghu

Type 053

20

26

26

30

31

30

23

16

 

FFG Jiangdong

Type 053K

2

2

1

-

-

-

-

-

 

FF Jiangnan

Type 053 [mod-Sov Riga]

5

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

FF Chengdu

Type 01 [ex-Sov Riga]

4

4

2

-

-

-

-

-

 

Guided Missile Boats

200

200

215

90

~ 85

90

150

150

 

PGG Molniya

Molniya

-

-

-

-

-

1

30

30

 

PGG Houxin

Type 037/1G

-

-

9

14

16

22

30

30

 

PGG Haijiu

Type 037-mod

-

4

4

2

2

2

-

-

 

PGG Houjian / Huang

Type 037/2

-

1

6

6

10

15

30

30

 

PGG Homa

Type 024-mod

1

1

1

1

1

1

-

-

 

PCFG NEWCON

 

-

-

-

-

-

1

30

30

 

PCFG C-14 Cat

 

-

-

-

-

1

2

30

30

 

PCFG Hola / Hela

Type 021-mod

1

1

1

1

1

1

-

-

 

PCFG Huangfeng / Hounan / Houdong

Type 021 [Osa]

120

120

120

38

30

20

-

-

 

PCFG Houku / Hegu

Type 024 [Komar]

75

70

70

30

25

20

-

-

 

Torpedo Boats

230

190

120

16

15

9

-

-

 

PHT Huchuan

Type 025

120

100

100

16

15

9

-

-

 

PHT P-6

 

60

60

10

-

-

-

-

-

 

PHT P-4

 

50

30

10

-

-

-

-

-

 

Patrol Boats

420

440

440

221

234

238

238

228

 

PG Kronshtadt

Kronshtadt

20

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

PC Haiqing

Type 037/1

-

-

5

15

22

26

36

46

 

PC Hainan

Type 037

45

90

95

95

95

88

78

68

 

PC Shanghai III / Haizhui

Type 062/1

-

10

10

11

17

17

17

17

 

PC Shanghai II

Type 062

325

300

300

100

100

100

100

90

 

PC Shanghai I

 

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

PC Huludao

Type 206

-

5

5

-

-

-

-

-

 

PC Shantou / Swatow

 

25

25

25

-

-

-

-

-

 

Mine Warfare

136

126

116

92

92

92

92

92

 

MST Wolei / Bulieijian

(minelayer)

-

-

-

1

1

1

1

1

 

MSO Type 010

Type 010

35

35

35

27

12

12

12

12

 

MSO Type 010 [RESERVE]

Type 010 [Sov T-43]

-

-

-

13

28

28

28

28

 

MSC Wosao

Type 082

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

MSC Fushun / Shanghai-II

(minesweeper-coastal)

20

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

MSC Lianyun

(minesweeper-coastal)

80

80

80

50

50

50

50

50

 

MSB Futi

Type 312 (drone)

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

 

Amphibious Warfare Ships

37

36

36

26

33

33

50

51

 

LPD NEWCON

Type ???

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

2

 

LST Yuting

Type 072 III

-

-

-

-

7

10

27

27

 

LST Yuting

Type 072 II

-

-

1

8

8

8

8

8

 

LST Yukan

Type 072

3

3

5

7

7

7

7

7

 

LST Shan

US LST-1

15

13

13

3

3

3

-

-

 

LSM Yudeng

Type 073 III

-

-

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

LSM Yudao

Type 073 II

4

4

4

1

1

1

1

1

 

LSM Hua

US LSM-1

15

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

APA Qiongsha

(attack transport)

-

6

6

6

4

4

4

4

 

APA Qiongsha AH

(attack transport)

-

-

-

-

2

2

2

2

 

Ships Taken Up From Trade (STUFT)

++

++

++

++

++

++

++

++

 

Amphibious Warfare Craft

429

401

398

134

99

88

88

88

 

LCU Yuhai/Wuhu

Type 074

-

-

-

12

13

13

13

13

 

LCU Yulian/Yuliang/Yuling

Type 079

23

30

30

31

31

31

31

31

 

LCM Yuchin/Yuqin/Yuchai

Type 068/069

45

40

40

20

8

8

8

8

 

LCM Yuchin [RESERVE]

Type 068/069

 

+

+

+

30

30

30

30

 

LCM Yunnan

Type 067

300

320

320

45

36

36

36

36

 

LCM Yunnan [RESERVE]

Type 067

+

+

+

230

200

200

200

200

 

LCM Type 271

 

??

??

??

??

??

??

??

??

 

LCM

US LCM-6

50

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

LCT

US LCT-6

10

10

10

-

-

-

-

-

 

LCAC Dagu

Type 722-II

1

1

1

1

1

-

-

-

 

LCAC Jingsah II

Type 724

-

-

-

25

10

-

-

-

 

Surveillance

37

42

42

43

29

29

29

29

 

AGI Dongdiao

(electronic reconnaissance)

-

-

-

1

1

1

1

1

 

AGI Dadie / Beidiao

(electronic reconnaissance)

-

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

AGI Yanbing [Mod Yanha]

(electronic reconnaissance)

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

AGI Yanha / Haibing

(electronic reconnaissance)

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

AGI Xing Fengshan / Xiangyang Hong

(intelligence collection)

15

15

15

15

1

1

1

1

 

AGM Yuan Wang

(space event ship)

-

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

 

AGOR Xiang Yang Hong

(Oceanographic Research)

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

 

AGOR Haiyang

(Oceanographic Research)

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

AGOR Yanqian (mod-Kansha)

(Oceanographic Research)

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

AGS Yannan

(Surveying) (buoy tender)

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

 

Support

174

166

173

155

133

134

135

135

 

ADG Yen Pai

(degaussing)

-

-

2

3

3

3

3

3

 

ADG Yenka

(degaussing)

2

2

2

2

-

-

-

 

 

ADG Yen Fang

(degaussing)

2

2

2

2

-

-

-

-

 

AK Yantai

(cargo)

-

-

-

2

2

2

2

-

 

AK Dayun

(cargo)

-

-

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

AK Damen

(cargo)

1

1

1

1

-

-

-

-

 

AK Hongqi

(cargo)

5

5

5

5

6

6

6

6

 

AK Danlin

(cargo)

4

4

4

4

-

-

-

-

 

AK Yukan

(cargo)

1

1

1

1

-

-

-

-

 

AK Galati

(cargo) (Romanian)

2

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

 

AK Zhandou 59

(cargo)

1

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

 

AK FS-331

(cargo) (US Army)

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

AK/AOT Dandao

(cargo / transport oiler)

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

AK/AOT Danlin

(cargo / transport oiler)

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

 

 

AOH

(small harbor oiler)

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

AOR NEWCON

(Underway Replenishment)

-

-

-

-

-

1

2

2

 

AOR Nanyun / Nancang

(Underway Replenishment)

-

-

-

1

1

1

1

1

 

AOR Fuqing

(Underway Replenishment)

4

3

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

AOTL Leizhou

(coastal transport oiler)

5

5

5

-

-

-

-

-

 

AOTL Shengli

(coastal transport oiler)

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

AOTL Guangzhou

(coastal transport oiler)

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

 

AOTL Jinyou

(coastal transport oiler)

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

AOTL Fulin / Mettawee

(coastal transport oiler) [US]

7

7

7

7

-

-

-

-

 

AOTL Fuzhou

(coastal transport oiler)

14

14

14

-

-

-

-

-

 

AOTL 2-TM

(coastal transport oiler)

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

ARC Wulai

(cable repair)

-

-

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

ARC Youzhong Class

(small cable ship)

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

ARC Youdian

(cable ship)

3

3

4

6

6

6

6

6

 

ARL Galati

(repair) (Romanian)

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

 

ARL Achelous

(repair) (U.S.)

1

1

1

1

-

-

-

-

 

ARS Daozha

(large salvage tug)

-

-

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

ARS Dadong

(salvage)

-

-

-

1

1

1

1

1

 

ARS Dadao

(salvage)

-

-

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

ARS Ten Ting

(salvage)

4

4

4

4

-

-

-

-

 

ARS Kansha

(salvage)

1

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

 

ARS Jin Jian Xun

(salvage)

1

1

1

1

-

-

-

 

 

AS Dazhi

(submarine support)

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

ASL Dazhou

(Submarine Tender, Small)

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

ASR Dajiang

(submarine rescue)

5

5

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

ASR Dalang

(submarine rescue)

1

1

3

5

5

5

5

5

 

ASR Hudang / Hudung / Hudong

(submarine rescue)

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

AT Yan Jiu

(ocean going tug)

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

AT Yung Gang

(ocean going tug)

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

AT Gromovoy

(ocean going tug) (Soviet)

16

16

16

17

17

17

17

17

 

AT Roslavl

(ocean going tug) (Soviet)

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

 

AT Dinghai

(ocean going tug)

3

3

2

-

-

-

-

-

 

AT Yanting

(ocean going tug)

3

3

3

-

-

-

-

-

 

AT FT-14

(ocean going tug) (ex-trawler)

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

AT Sotoyomo

(ocean going tug) [US]

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

AT "254-Design"

(ocean going tug) (U.S. Army)

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

ATA Hujiu

(auxilary ocean tug)

4

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

 

ATA Tuzhong

(auxilary ocean tug)

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

 

AWL Fuzhou

(coastal water transport)

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

AWL Leizhou

(coastal water transport)

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

 

AWT Fulin

(replenishment ship)

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

 

AWT Fuzhou

(replenishment ship)

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

7

 

AX Daxin / Dakin

(training ship)

-

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

IX Yanxi / YenHsi

(weapons trial support)

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

IX Test 970

(weapons trial support)

-

-

-

1

1

1

1

1

 

Auxiliary, Merchant Marine

Survey / Research / Exp

33

29

31

26

26

26

26

26

 

AGE Dahua

(research)

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

AGE Xiangyanghong 5

(experimental)

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

AGE Ji Di Hao

(research)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

AGOR NEWCON

(survey)

-

-

-

-

-

-

9

9

 

AGOR Dong Fang Hong

(oceanographic research)

1

1

1

1

1

1

-

-

 

AGOR Hai

(oceanographic research)

1

1

1

1

1

1

-

-

 

AGOR Kexue Hao / Hai Ying

(oceanographic research)

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

AGOR Huanghai 11

(oceanographic research)

1

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

 

AGOR Shijian

(oceanographic research)

2

2

2

2

2

2

-

-

 

AGOR Shuguang 04

(oceanographic research)

5

5

5

5

5

5

-

-

 

AGOR Shukuang

(oceanographic survey)

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

AGOR Yanlun

(oceanographic research)

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

AGOR Kan

(oceanographic research)

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

AGS NEWCON

(survey)

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

6

 

AGS Ganzhu / Kanzhu

(survey)

1

1

1

1

1

1

-

-

 

AGS Kaiboban

(survey)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

AGS King Hai

(survey)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

AGS Nan Hai Class

(geophysical research)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

AGS Shuguang 01

(hydrographic survey) Mod-T-43 MSO

2

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

AGS Yanlai

(survey)

3

3

4

-

-

-

-

-

 

AGS Yenlai

(survey)

5

5

5

5

5

5

-

-

 

AGS Yenlun

(survey)

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

AGS Flower

(hydrographic survey) (British)

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

AGSC Kan Yang / Hace

(coastal survey)

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

 

People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF)

 370,000 Active Duty Personnel

 1997

 (45 Air Divisions)

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/plaaf-intro.htm

 http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/plaaf-equip.htm

 

People's Liberation Army Air Force

 

Aircraft

Source

Armament

Inventory

 

 

 

 

1985

1990

1995

2000

2003

2005

2010

2015

 

BOMBERS

620

470

500

320

160

120

100

???

 

H-9

 

 

 

--

--

--

-

--

--

???

???

 

H-6

BADGER

Tu-16

YJ-6

120

120

120

120

120

80

???

0

 

H-5

BEAGLE

Il-28

YJ-8

500

350

380

200

40

? 0

? 0

0

 

ATTACK

500

500

500

450

358

525

650

600

 

JH-7

FBC-1

 

YJ-8 + PL-8

--

--

--

20

20

25

150

200

 

Q-5

FANTAN

 

 

500

500

500

508

396

300

150

? 0

 

Su-30MKK

 

Su-30

 

--

--

--

38

76

200

350

400

 

FIGHTER

4,130

4,000

4,050

2,500

1,170

1,250

1,540

1,800

 

J-12

 

 

 

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

???

 

J-11

FLANKER

Su-27SK

AA-11

--

--

46

48

133

180

? 238

? 300

 

J-10

 

Lavi

PL-7 / PL-10

--

--

--

--

--

10

100

100

 

J-9 / FC-1

 

MiG-33

PL-7 / PL-10

--

--

--

--

--

6

50

200

 

J-8

FINBACK

 

PL-2 / PL-7 / PL-9

30

50

100

150

184

200

650

650

 

J-7

FISHBED

MiG-21

PL-2 / PL-7 

200

500

500

500

500

500

500

500

 

J-6

FARMER

MiG-19

PL-1 / PL-2 

3000

3000

3000

1800

350

350

--

--

 

J-5

FRESCO

MiG-17

PL-1 

400

400

400

--

--

--

--

--

 

J-2

FAGOT

MiG-15

 

500

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

 

RECONNAISSANCE

 

300

290

150

175

180

200

200

 

HZ-5

 

H-5

 

 

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

 

JZ-8

 

J-8

 

 

 

 

 

20

20

40

40

 

JZ-7

 

 

 

--

--

--

+

+

+

+

+

 

JZ-6

 

MiG-19R

 

 

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

 

JZ-5

 

J-5

 

 

150

150

--

--

--

--

--

 

 

 

Tu-154M

 

 

 

 

2

4

4

4

4

 

 

 

A-50

 

--

--

--

--

--

? 4

? 4

? 4

 

TANKER

--

--

+

6

10

14

14

14

 

HY-6

 

 

 

--

--

--

6

10

14

14

14

 

TRANSPORTS

550

600

485

425

513

513

550

560

 

Y-XX

 

An-70

 

--

--

--

--

--

--

?

?

 

Y-14

CURL

An-26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y-12

 

 

 

 

25

2

8

8

8

8

8

 

Y-11

 

 

 

 

+

15

15

15

15

15

15

 

Y-8

CUB

An-12

 

 

25

25

68

48

48

48

48

 

Y-7

COKE

An-24

 

 

20

25

45

93

93

125

125

 

Y-6

CRATE

Il-14

 

 

30

30

--

--

--

--

--

 

Y-5

COLT

An-2

 

 

300

300

300

300

300

300

300

 

Y-4?

 

C-47, Li-2

 

 

50

50

--

--

--

--

--

 

 

 

BAe Trident 1E/2E

 

 

18

18

--

--

--

--

--

 

 

 

Boeing 737-200

 

--

--

--

6

6

8

8

8

 

 

 

CL-601

 

--

--

--

2

5

7

12

15

 

 

CANDID

Il-76MD

 

 

 

10

14

20

20

28

36

 

 

 

Il-18

 

 

10

10

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

 

Tu-154M

 

--

--

--

15

15

15

15

15

 

TRAINING

+

+

+

200

200

200

200

260

 

Su-27UBK

 

Su-27UBK

 

--

--

+

12

40

40

40

40

 

CJ-6

 

Yak-18

 

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

 

CJ-5

 

Yak-18

 

+

+

+

--

--

--

--

--

 

HJ-5

 

H-5

 

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

 

JJ-7

 

 

 

--

--

--

+

50+

50+

50+

50+

 

JJ-6

 

J-6III

 

 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

 

JJ-5

 

J-5

 

 

+

+

--

--

--

--

--

 

JJ-4

 

MiG-17U

 

 

+

+

--

--

--

--

--

 

JJ-2

 

MiG-15UTI

 

 

+

+

--

--

--

--

--

 

JL-15

 

 

 

--

--

--

--

--

--

??

??

 

JL-9

 

 

 

--

--

--

--

--

5

10

40

 

JL-8

 

K-8

 

--

--

--

+

8+

10

20

50

 

HELICOPTERS

400

400

400

210

100

100

100

200

 

WZ-10

 

 

 

--

--

--

--

--

+

+

+

 

Z-12

 

 

 

--

--

--

--

+

+

+

+

 

Z-11

 

AS 350B

 

--

--

--

--

+

+

+

+

 

Z-9

 

SA 360

 

+

24

50

30

20

20

15

? 0

 

Z-8

 

SA 321

 

15

15

15

--

--

--

--

--

 

Z-7

 

not built

 

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

 

Z-6

 

Mi-8

 

 

130

130

80

40

40

40

40

 

Z-5

 

Mi-4

 

 

250

100

100

--

--

--

--

 

 

 

 

Chinese Nuclear Arsenal

http://www.cdi.org/issues/nukef&f/database/frnukes.html

 

Strategic Delivery Systems

2003

Table of Contents

Possible Delivery System

Year Deployed

Maximum Range (km)

Launcher Total

Warhead

Warhead Yield (kt)

Notes

SLBMs

Julang

1988

>1,000

12

-

200-300

On one Xia submarine (SSBN). The submarine may not be operational

Missiles

DF-3A Dong Feng

1971

2,800

40

-

3,300

Currently being replaced

DF-4

1980

4,750

20

-

3,300

--

DF-5A

1981

13,000

20

-

4,000-5,000

China's ICBM. Arsenal expected to grow to 75-100 by 2015

DF-21A

1985

1,800

48

-

200-300

A shorter range DF-31 will likely be deployed in 2002, a DF-31 ICBM early this decade

Aircraft

Hong-6 (B-6)

1966

3,100

100

-

-

-

Qian-5 (A-5)

1970

400

30

-

-

-

“Summary of Chinese Nuclear Arsenal:

“China's nuclear arsenal is in the midst of a rapid modernization program begun in the mid-1980s. By increasing the size, accuracy, range, and survivability of the nuclear arsenal, Chinese leaders aim to strengthen Beijing's deterrent. China hopes to mimic the United States and Russia in deploying its nuclear weapons in a sea-, air-, and land-based triad. U.S. intelligence and defense agencies predict that over the next 15 years China may increase the number of warheads aimed at U.S. targets from 20 to between 75-100.

“In the next decade, China will likely make its most precipitous headway in the development of ballistic missiles. Development efforts stress increasing the number of mobile, solid-fuel, intercontinental missiles in order to maximize deterrence. Currently China has a host of nuclear missiles at its disposal. These include 20 liquid-fueled intermediate range Dong Feng-4s (DF-4s), 48 medium range solid-fuel DF-21s, which are mobile, and 20 silo-based intercontinental DF-5s, which can reach the United States. The DF-3 has become outdated and is being retired. Other solid-fueled short-range missiles, the DF-11 and DF-15 (they are called the M-11 and M-9 when exported), may have nuclear capability. Two new mobile solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are under development.

“U.S. intelligence surmises that China has long had the ability to develop multiple reentry vehicles (MRVs) for its missiles. Should China choose to develop these systems, ICBMs could be so-outfitted within only a few years. U.S. deployment of a missile defense system could precipitate such action.

“The weakness of the Chinese Air Force had led Beijing toward dependence on Russian aid. Today, China relies primarily on two types of aircraft for its nuclear force, about 100 Soviet-based medium-range bombers - the Hong-6 - and 30 shorter-range Qian-5. A supersonic fighter-bomber, the JH-7, has been under development for more than a decade. It is not currently outfitted to carry nuclear bombs. Owning to technical problems, few have been deployed. China has purchased around 80 SU-30 multi-role aircraft from the Russians. Additionally, the Russians have sold China 58 SU-27s, along with production rights and engineering assistance, which should allow China to produce another 200 SU-27s by 2015. While both the SU-30s and SU-27s could be modified to fulfill a nuclear mission, there is scant indication that such modification is underway.

“Efforts to upgrade China's SSBN fleet continue, but technical hurdles have limited progress. China is believed to have 12 Julang I submarine-launched ballistic missiles stored at Jianggezhuang Submarine Base where its one nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, the Xia, is housed. It is not clear whether this sub is operational. China has a long-term plan to build four to six new SSBNs, which will carry 16 Julang II missiles. These may have intercontinental range. The new subs are not likely to be deployed for many years.

“Strategic Nuclear Weapons: 250

“Non-strategic Nuclear Weapons: 120”

 

 RUSSIA

(The Russian Federation)

 1,015,500 Active Duty Military Personnel

 Time Frame: Late 1990s

 

Table of Contents

 

Russian Army Order of Battle – 1996

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/russia/agency/army-oob.htm

“As of 1996 the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation were estimated to number approximately 670,000 officers and enlisted personnel. Of that number, about 170,000 were contract volunteer enlistees and warrant officers, and about 210,000 were conscripts. Presumably, the remaining 290,000 were commissioned officers, suggesting that some 43 percent of ground forces personnel were officers. These figures strongly suggest that most of the notional "divisions" of the Russian Army consisted of a base, equipment, and officers, but no more than a handful of soldiers to actually operate equipment.

By 1997 the total strength of the ground forces was at an all time low of 400,000 men and officers. Presumably much of the reduction was the result of officers retiring from military service. Under the new defense policy document signed by President Yeltsin on 1 August 1998, the number of divisions in the regular armed forces was to be reduced to ten. These were to be full-strength, high-readiness Ground Forces divisions, one of which will be specifically trained in peacekeeping operations. The divisions, deployed in various parts of the country, would engage exclusively in combat training. This initiative presumably was intended to bring the notional order of battle of the ground forces into closer alignment with the actually existing state of affairs.

The actual order of battle of the Russian Army as of 2000 remains quite uncertain. It might be reasonable to assume that the units named in the following table remain active, with some degree of combat potential, while almost all of those units that were unidentified [ie, "UI"] as of 1996 have either been stood down, or remain only nominally in existence.

Because of a recent increase in tensions between the U.S. and Russia, it is wise to take seriously the following statement from Alexander Putin, President of the Russian Federation:

Putin Takes a Swipe at Hungry America's 'Comrade Wolf’

By Philippe Naughton and agencies in Moscow    “…..Mr. Putin pointed out that Russia’s military budget is 25 times less than that of the United States. "Their house is their fortress - good for them," he said. "But that means that we also must make our house strong and reliable."  “Then, in a clear criticism of US foreign policy, he quipped: "As the saying goes, Comrade Wolf knows whom to eat, it eats without listening and it’s clearly not going to listen to anyone."  “Mr. Putin said that his Government would work to strengthen the nation’s nuclear deterrent as well as conventional military forces without repeating the mistakes of the Cold War when a costly arms race against the US hampered Russia's economic development.  "Our response must be based on intellectual advantage, it must be asymmetrical and less costly while increasing reliability and efficiency of our nuclear triad," Mr Putin said, adding that the nation will strengthen all its components - long-range aviation, land-based strategic missile forces and nuclear submarines.  “As part of that boost, Russia would soon commission two nuclear submarines equipped with the new Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles - the nation’s first since the Soviet era - while the land-based strategic missile forces will get their first unit of mobile Topol-M missiles.”               (Times Online May 10, 2006 (IN PART) (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2174122_1,00.html)

As of 2006, with other not-so-surprising developments in international relations, it is not unreasonable to postulate that the Russian Army will soon be back at 1996 levels of 600,000 – 700,000 active-duty troops.

 

Russian Federation Army

670,000 Active Duty Personnel

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/russia/agency/army-oob.htm

Military Districts

 

Military District

Army

Division

Headquarters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northwestern [ex-Northern/Leningrad]

St. Petersburg

 

 

76th Guards Airborne Division

Chernigovskaya

Pskov

 

 

56th District Training Center

 

 

 

6th Combined Arms Army

 

 

 

 

30th Army Corps

 

 

 

 

 

45th Motorized Rifle Division

 

 

 

 

107th Motorized Rifle Division

 

 

 

 

4 UI Motorized Rifle Divisions

 

 

Western [ex-Moscow ]

Moscow

 

1st Combined Arms Army

 

 

 

 

22d Combined Arms Army

 

 

 

 

20th Army Corps

 

 

 

 

 

4th Guards Tank Division

Kantemir

Moscow

 

 

3 UI Tank Divisions

 

 

 

 

UI Tank Division (training)

 

 

 

 

2nd Guards Motorized Rifle Division

Taman

Moscow

 

 

UI Motorized Rifle Division

 

 

 

 

UI Artillery Division

 

 

 

 

98th Guards Airborne Division

 

Ivanovo

 

 

106th Guards Airborne Division

 

Tula

 

 

 

 

 

Southwestern [ex-North Caucasus]

Rostov-na-Donu

 

 

7th Guards Airborne Division

 

Novorossiysk

 

 

36th Guards Airborne Division

 

 

 

 

21st Airborne Brigade

Cossack

Stavropol

 

 

56th Airborne Brigade

 

Volgodonsk

 

58th Combined Arms Army

 

 

Vladikavkaz

 

 

19th Motorized Rifle Division

 

 

 

8th Army Corps

 

 

 

 

 

UI Motorized Rifle Division

 

 

 

67th Army Corps

 

 

 

 

 

reserves

 

 

 

UI Army Corps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Central Asian [ex-Volga & Urals]

Yekaterinburg

 

 

104th Guards Airborne Division

Scorpion [now 31st BDE]

Ulyanovsk

 

 

31st Airborne Brigade

[ex-104th Division]

Ulyanovsk

 

 

UI Tank Division

 

 

 

 

UI Tank Division (training)

 

 

 

 

20th Guards Motorized Rifle Division

 

Volgograd

 

 

27th Guards Motorized Rifle Division

 

Totskoye

 

 

34th Motorized Rifle Division

 

 

 

 

UI Motorized Rifle Division

 

 

 

 

469th District Training Center

 

 

 

2d Combined Arms Army

 

 

 

 

 

16th Tank Division

 

 

 

 

90th Tank Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siberian [ex Siberian + Transbaikal]

Novosibirsk

 

UI Combined Arms Army

 

 

 

 

UI Army Corps

 

 

 

 

 

11th Airborne Brigade

 

Ulan-Ude

 

 

100th Airborne Brigade

 

Abakan

 

 

3 UI Tank Divisions

 

 

 

 

UI Tank Division (training)

 

 

 

 

9 UI Motorized Rifle Divisions

 

 

 

 

UI Motorized Rifle Division (training)

 

 

 

 

UI Artillery Division

 

 

 

 

UI Artillery Regiment

 

 

 

 

UI Machine Gun-Artillery Division

 

 

 

 

UI Machine Gun-Artillery Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Far Eastern

Khabarovsk

 

UI Combined Arms Army

 

 

 

 

UI Army Corps

 

 

 

 

 

2 UI Tank Divisions

 

 

 

 

UI Tank Division (training)

 

 

 

 

11 UI Motorized Rifle Divisions

 

 

 

 

UI Motorized Rifle Division (training)

 

 

 

 

UI Artillery Division

 

 

 

 

5 UI Machine Gun-Artillery Divisions

 

 

 

 

83rd Airborne Brigade

 

Ussuriysk

 

 

UI Airborne Brigade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operational Groups of Forces

Tajikistan

 

 

 

201st Motorized Rifle Division

 

Dushanbe

 

 

 

 

 

Transcaucasus

 

 

 

128th Motorized Rifle Division

 

Akhalkalaki

 

 

145th Motorized Rifle Division

 

Batumi

 

 

 

 

 

Northwest

Kaliningrad

 

11th Independent Army

 

 

 

 

 

UI Tank Division

 

 

 

 

2 UI Motorized Rifle Divisions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkmenistan

 

 

UI Army Corps

 

 

 

 

 

2 UI Motorized Rifle Divisions

 

 

 

 

UI Motorized Rifle Division (training)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dnestr Region

 

 

14th Combined Arms Army

 

 

 

 

 

180th Motor Rifle Division

 

Belgorod

Airborne Troops

Caucasus

 

7th Guards Airborne Division

 

Novorossiysk

Caucasus

 

36th Guards Airborne Division

 

 

Northern

 

76th Guards Airborne Division

Chernigovskaya

Pskov

Moscow

 

98th Guards Airborne Division

 

Ivanovo

Volga

 

104th Guards Airborne Division

Scorpion [now 31st BDE]

Ulyanovsk

Moscow

 

106th Guards Airborne Division

 

Tula

 

 

 

 

 

Transbaikal

 

11th Airborne Brigade

 

Ulan-Ude

N.Caucasus

 

21st Airborne Brigade

Cossack

Stavropol

Volga

 

31st Airborne Brigade

[ex-104th Division]

Ulyanovsk

N.Caucasus

 

56th Airborne Brigade

 

Volgodonsk

Far Eastern

 

83rd Airborne Brigade

 

Ussuriysk

Siberian

 

100th Airborne Brigade

 

Abakan

 

 

Russian Federation Navy

 161,000 Active Duty Personnel

 www.wikipedia.com

 http://www.globalsecurity.org/military

 

Russian Warships

Type

Class

IOC

Tonnage

Inventory

Russsian

NATO

1985

1990

1995

2000

2005

2010

Ballistic Missile Submarines

83

63

28

13

12

12

955

Borei

 

?2010

17,000

--

--

--

--

--

3

941

Akula

TYPHOON

1981

38,000

3

6

6

3

1

0

667 BDRM

Delfin

DELTA IV

1985

18,000

--

4

7

6

6

7

667 BDR

Kalmar

DELTA III

1976

10,600

14

14

13

4

6

2

667 BD

Murena-M

DELTA II

1975

11,000

4

4

0

0

0

0

667 B

Murena

DELTA I

1973

11,000

18

18

? 2

0

0

0

667 AM

Navaga M

YANKEE II

1980

10,000

1

1

0

0

0

0

667 A

Navaga

YANKEE I

1967

9,600

21

11

0

0

0

0

658

 

HOTEL I

1961

5,000

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

HOTEL II

1964

5,000

8

5

0

0

0

0

629 A

 

GOLF II

1967

3,500

14

0

0

0

0

0

629

 

GOLF I

1959

3,500

0

0

0

0

0

0

611 AB

 

ZULU V

1957

2,400

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cruise Missile Submarines

72

72

16

11

7

6

949A

Antey

Oscar II

1986

24,000

0

4

10

9

6

6

949

Granit

Oscar I

1982

22,500

2

2

0

0

0

0

667 AR

Grosha

YANKEE NOTCH

1983

11,000

6

6

6

2

1

0

670M

Skat-M

Charlie II

1974

5,400

6

6

0

0

0

0

670

Skat

Charlie I

1968

5,000

9

8

0

0

0

0

661

Anchar

Papa

1969

7,000

1

0

0

0

0

0

675

 

Echo II

1962

6,000

28

26

0

0

0

0

659

 

Echo I

1960

5,500

4

4

0

0

0

0

651

 

Juliett

1963

4,100

16

16

0

0

0

0

Attack Submarines [nuclear]

71

64

50

25

15

13

885

Yasen

Graney

200?

13,000

--

--

--

--

??

? 1

971

Bars / Shchuka-B

Akula

1985

9,100

0

5

11

9

9

9

945

Barrakuda

Sierra

1984

10,000

1

2

4

3

3

3

685

Plavnik

Mike

1984

8,000

1

0

0

0

0

0

705

Lira

Alfa

1972

4,300

6

1

0

0

0

0

671

Shchuka

Victor

1967

6,000

48

46

35

11

1

0

627

Kit

November

1958

4,750

12

6

0

0

0

0

667 A

Navaga

YANKEE I

1967

9,600

3

3

3

3

2

0

Other Submarines [nuclear]

1

1

5

3

5

5

210

Losharik

 

2003

??0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1083

Paltus

 

199?

730

0

0

2

1

1

1

1910

Kashalot

Uniform

1989

1,580

0

1

2

2

3

3

678

 

X-Ray

1983

1,450

1

1

1

0

0

0

Attack Submarines [conventional]

~140

~65

~55

22

18

18

1650

Amur

[export]

200?

2,800

--

--

--

--