Vladi pretty much laid you out as to why Russian Ground Forces are no match for Euros. BMD-3 = obsolete, most are BMD-2 even worse BMD-4 = LRIP production, less than 100 BMP-3 = only 400 still in service and terrible electronics, BMD-3M is ZERO T-72B without ERA will be holed like Swiss Cheese, like Vladi said they don't have enough kits. It has protection levels comparative to that of the contemporary T-80U, but has a noticeably poorer FCS and vision aids as well as being underpowered. T-80s in Chechnya suffered hundreds of losses to simple RPGs, the T-72B fares no better. Of course there are not that many T-90As, only 202 and half of them are out of action. The T-80s will break down before they even leave the border, like Lt. General Galkin said after Chechnya to the Def Min, "never again procure tanks with gas-turbine engines." 90% of Russia's armour is not upgraded. On to the Russian AF... half of their fighters is no match for even the ALA. They don't use R-77 but the pathetic R-27 that proved itself incapable of hitting a target in the Ethiopian wars, 12 launches and ZERO kills against fighters with no ECM. Rafale and EF would mop the floor with them, even Gripens could do the job. And lets not forget the plethora of F-16s and some F-18s... They stopped making the engines for MiG-31s so see how long those fly. Iraqi Security Forces are a JOKE and to say otherwise only shows your ignorance. LiveLeak.com - Motivational speech - USMC style-This is freaking awesome!! You have no clue what France does, there are troops in Cote d'Ivoir, Chad, Gabon, Senegal, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Kosovo all rebuilding and peacekeeping if not in active combat ops. Who does more? Like nobody... It isn't about beliefs, it is about FACTS which you are ignorant of.