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Renaud Mayers

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Currently working on behalf of the Belgian Ministry of Defence, thanks to my knowledge in WWII and other areas. Working in two WWII era fortresses still belonging to the Army.

Moscow, Damascus, Tel-Aviv and the S-300

Exploring the links and dynamics between the S-300 in Maysaf (Syria), Damascus, Moscow and Tel-Aviv. Implications and Background.

Russian A2AD is a myth

The western community loves talking about Russian A2AD, those defensive bubbles NATO would have to pop to have a chance at winning a war against Russia. We can’t help but talk about A2AD when we talk about the S-300, S-400 and S-500 systems… And yet, A2AD does not appear anywhere in Russian military papers or publications! The reason is simple: anti-access area denial is not part of Russian doctrine as far as defending its airspace is concerned!

Belgian fortifications in WWII

Belgian fortifications in WWII. As early as in the 1920’s, it was already clear that yet another war was coming to Europe....

The long Russian road to the next generation tank and HIFV.

The long Russian road to the next generation tank and HIFV. The Soviet Union and subsequently Russia, have long strived to come up with the next generation of main battle tank, the next brilliant idea that would give it the edge over tank designs from the West.

Yugoslavia files

Yugoslavia files. A compilation of articles we have written about Yugoslavia over the years. Operation Allied Force/Noble Anvil (Kosovo Air Campaign), the shooting down of a F-117 and the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.

T-14 update

T-14 update. Why isn't the T-14 mass produced yet?! Is Moscow broke ? Can’t it afford its new wonder weapons ? Or is the T-14 not as good as the hype led us to believe? Well, the truth is a little bit more nuanced...

Why the Ukrainian conflict is first and foremost a civil war.

Why the Ukrainian conflict is first and foremost a civil war. The Ukrainian conflict is often simplified by Western Media as a...

No Lider Destroyer for the Russian Navy Yet

The Lider destroyer class is meant to replace the Udaloy class, Sovremennyy class as well as the Slava class.

1886: The Torpedo Shell Crisis

1886: The Torpedo Shell Crisis. 1886 saw the dawn of modern artillery and dusk of brick and mortar era fortifications.

Could China sink a US aircraft carrier?

Could China sink a US aircraft carrier? Admiral Luo Yang of the People’s Liberation Army Navy seems to think so... The Chinese admiral recently suggested that sinking a couple of American aircraft carriers in the South Sea of China would be enough to force the US out of a conflict even before said conflict would start.

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Moscow, Damascus, Tel-Aviv and the S-300

Exploring the links and dynamics between the S-300 in Maysaf (Syria), Damascus, Moscow and Tel-Aviv. Implications and Background.

Russian A2AD is a myth

The western community loves talking about Russian A2AD, those defensive bubbles NATO would have to pop to have a chance at winning a war against Russia. We can’t help but talk about A2AD when we talk about the S-300, S-400 and S-500 systems… And yet, A2AD does not appear anywhere in Russian military papers or publications! The reason is simple: anti-access area denial is not part of Russian doctrine as far as defending its airspace is concerned!

Egyptian-Ethiopian War over a dam?

Egypt and Ethiopia have been fighting over the (GERD) for a few years now. Egypt has even threatened to bomb the dam going back to 2013! Negotiations were on-going until they failed in March.

GNA-LNA: Libyan Civil War Update

The Government of National Accord (GNA) has captured al-Watiyah Air Base from the Libyan National Army (LNA) today. The GNA captured ammunition, armored vehicles, aircraft, and even a Pantsir S-1 (SA-22).

Catastrophic Defeat for the LNA?

The Libyan National Army (LNA) has not had a good 48 hours. The Government of National Accord (GNA) has been steamrolling the LNA in western Libya since the capture of the al-Watiyah airbase yesterday
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