General of the air forces of the USA David W. Alvin told DELFI about previously announced measures in the air and in the Baltic sea. They can change the security situation in the region and restore the balance upset in part the advantages of Russia. One of the main advantages is considered to be a factor of A2/AD (eng. anti-access and area denial), which is based on defense strategy in the Baltic sea.
But talking about the threat posed by A2/AD, were gradually replaced not questions of "what to do" and statements that "we have a plan," added the military.
American General also confirmed that the strengthening of U.S. forces in Europe will be included firing artillery brigade. Many of them are armed with the HIMARS and MLRS systems that can produce regular or "smart" rockets, each with 644 grenades. These systems can produce and ATACMS missiles "ground-ground", the range of which is about 150 km away, and the latest versions of the missiles can destroy the target from a distance of 300 km.
It is noted that in Europe it is planned to deploy more equipment and personnel, which could support an intense pace using the latest tools. Alvin noted that the threat of A2/AD, such funds may be deployed not only in NATO, in other countries that are anxious about Russia's actions.
One of those countries is Sweden, which has agreed with the Alliance that in the particular case of the Swedes can afford to deploy NATO forces. During the cold war Sweden secretly allowed its territorial waters to swim American submarines. After the cold war Sweden, renounced the policy of neutrality, are increasingly discussing membership in the Alliance, as has already several times acknowledged that would have faced great difficulties even in the defense of their territory.
The leadership of the US forces in Europe confirmed that the air force in the near future disaterous additional reconnaissance — aircraft and Apache helicopters for special operations. And after the approval of the budget by 2017 should be additionally allocated approximately $ 58.6 million on the maintenance of the aviation brigade of the United States with dozens of combat helicopters. Another 28.5 million dollars will be allocated for the deployment of U.S. special forces in Eastern and Western Europe.