Trends in the Development of Russian Precision-Guided Weapons


precision guided weapons
strategic thinking

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Banasik, M. (2021). Trends in the Development of Russian Precision-Guided Weapons . Safety & Defense, 7(1), 25-36.


This article presents the results of research that set out to identify and diagnose the trends found in the development of Russia's precision-guided weapons. The research process mainly employed the critical assessment of the literature and comparative analyses.
As a result of the research, it was established that Russian thought on the strategic use of precision destruction weapons was historically determined and changed with technological progress, economic opportunities and changes in foreign policy objectives. Today, precision-guided weapons are complex strike systems capable of shaping the battlespace. Its high effectiveness makes it a real threat to objects that determine the opposing side's defense capability and can be considered strategic. The new generation of precision-guided weapons and hypersonic weapons will be crucial in achieving victories in armed struggle in the near future. Precision weapons will also be an effective tool of pressure and blackmail used to achieve the goals of international competition without the need for direct military confrontation.


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