Is russian R and D better than NATO pound for pound? We have the Uk, US, France Germany, etc all contributing to the mutual technologies pool. The shipwreck missle is amazing, the idea of missiles forming a virtual target seeking network is amazing. Did Russia pioneer active defence also? (ie like the Iranian Trophy system)? I have the highest respect and admiration for all Russian R and D and : Is russian R and D better than NATO pound for pound? Why is this ? (is the a design beuro mentality? Should be adopt this system?