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Distressed military equipment of the NATO countries include the British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth, the American fighter F-35 Lightning II, a German infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) Puma stealth USS Zumwalt, says RIA Novosti.
The main issues the Queen Elizabeth in the Agency see incidents of flooding compartments and insufficiently robust cybersecurity on-Board equipment of the vehicle. In addition to the high cost of the F-35 Lightning II, the disadvantages of the aircraft there include, in particular, the problem disclosed in the January 2018 Bloomberg.
Speaking of Puma, at the Agency mention the problems with night vision systems, combat excess weight, vulnerability to anti-tank weapons and the most expensive BMP. The situation around Zumwalt, RIA Novosti called “a clear example of how excessive ambition led to more than a modest result.”
In July, the military commentator for TASS Dmitry Litovkin said that the Russian “mosquito fleet” capable of defending the country in coastal waters, but does not give the “possibility of geopolitical influence in regions of the world.”
In June scientific Director of “Krylovskiy state scientific center” (KGNC) Valery Polovinkin said that the proposed Russian aircraft carrier with a displacement of about 60 thousand tons in its capabilities exceed current ship of the Royal Navy (the Navy) Queen Elizabeth.
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