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Old February 8th, 2011, 02:56 PM   #1

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Russian equivalent of DEFCON?


I've been reading that during the Cuban Missile Crisis things got so critical that DEFCOM 2 was reached. This got me to thinking that I don't recall hearing about a similar Russian alert system. I'm pretty sure there must have (is?) been one. Anyone in forumland know

a) its name

b) highest 'alert' level it stood at?
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First of all it's DEFCON.
I found this, it's not official, but it might help:
Names of Soviet equavalent to Defcon levels? [Archive] - Military Photos
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Def Com like Def Comedy Jam?
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1. Regular Combat Readiness the army of the peace time.
2. Elevated Combat Readiness
3. Danger of War
4. Full Combat Readiness the highest level.
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1. Regular Combat Readiness the army of the peace time.
2. Elevated Combat Readiness
3. Danger of War
4. Full Combat Readiness the highest level.
you have that mixed up its gos up from 4 to 1, 2 being the highest miltary alert level and 1 being a state of war
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Def Com like Def Comedy Jam?
Eh, yeah, that's right Perhaps a moderator might see this and change my erroneous thread title.
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Wikipedia has 5 levels:

DEFCON DEFCON
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you have that mixed up its gos up from 4 to 1, 2 being the highest miltary alert level and 1 being a state of war
Sorry, Irishcrusader95, I don't understand what do you mean, what is mixed up? This is the Russian system of the combat readiness, and the levels are enumerated in the proper order, the same way as they are enumerated in Russian regulations. As well, it seems to me that my translation of Russian terms is enough exact:
Regular = usual; used, done on a habitual basis.
Elevated = of a level higher than normal.
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Eh, yeah, that's right Perhaps a moderator might see this and change my erroneous thread title.
Done. ............
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Sorry, Irishcrusader95, I don't understand what do you mean, what is mixed up? This is the Russian system of the combat readiness, and the levels are enumerated in the proper order, the same way as they are enumerated in Russian regulations. As well, it seems to me that my translation of Russian terms is enough exact:
Regular = usual; used, done on a habitual basis.
Elevated = of a level higher than normal.
I think what you said was:

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1st russian level: Regular Combat Readiness – the army of the peace time.
2nd russian level: Elevated Combat Readiness
3rd russian level: Danger of War
4th russian level: Full Combat Readiness – the highest level.
What irishcrusader understood was:
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american DEFCON 1 equals russian Regular Combat Readiness – the army of the peace time
american DEFCON 2 equals russian Elevated Combat Readiness
american DEFCON 3 equals russian Danger of War
american DEFCON 4 equals russian Full Combat Readiness – the highest level
american DEFCON 5
equals russian ...??


And he said that in the american system DEFCON 1 is highest, not lowest and 5 is lowest not highest.
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