The head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, in an interview with RBC, advocated the creation of “private security companies” that would protect Russian assets abroad. In fact, Chemezov proposed to legalize the CVC. There are many doubts in the expert environment about the effectiveness of the Russian CVCs. Critics have relied on the defeat of the Wagner group in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, with some not shy about calling the tragedy a disgrace. The current U.S. serviceman, who was involved in the maintenance of combat helicopters, disagrees. Immediately after the mercenaries were fired at by the U.S. base, two Apaches of the latest modification went into battle, the U.S. military said. Helicopters are protected by countermeasures, shooting them with MANPADS, whether it’s Strela-3 or Needle, is ineffective. At least “Buki” is needed to destroy the new Apaches.
And what is the CVC? These are commercial enterprises providing security, protection and defense services. They are engaged in logistics, counseling, sometimes data collection. THE CVC participates in local military conflicts where it is impossible or impractical to use a regular army. Private military companies rarely receive subsidies from states and live on what they have earned. Yes, some budgets are impressive, but even the richest cannot afford Buk-type missiles. If you take the Igloo, then theoretically the CVC can buy it, although one shot of it costs 60,000 dollars. However, the CVC does not need MANPADS, such units are not designed for open clashes with the regular army of countries that massively have modern tanks, aviation, developed artillery. They are adapted for local operations and protection, but not for a large-scale war. The U.S. Blackwaterians would never be given a command to attack a Russian military base. No matter how well the mercenaries were prepared, they could not afford the strengthened base of a state like Russia. Even if the fighters of Wagner’s group would have MANPADS, it is not so easy to get out of them, especially when you are shelled by artillery.
The U.S. aircraft technician does not understand why the fighters of the CVC Wagner was given the command to move towards the oil refinery, where the U.S. forces were deployed. Hardly the order-giver hoped to take over the plant by such forces. According to the U.S. military, with the help of Wagner’s team, they simply checked the distance at which U.S. troops would respond.