Renaud Mayers

A war against Iran could set the whole Middle-East on fire.

A war against Iran could set the whole Middle-East on fire. With the war of words gathering momentum between the US and Iran, the potential for a real conflict between those two countries seems ...

Blitzkrieg 101 revisited

Blitzkrieg 101 revisited. How a mix of old tactics was turned into a new military doctrine, blending manoeuvre warfare and combined arms.

The Tiger Tank

The PanzerKampfWagen Tiger Ausf E., for dummies. A simple introduction to the Tiger tank. Some facts, figures and stats to get you started.

Hmeimim: Russian Airbase In Syria

The Hmeimim airbase has been the subject of a lot of attention in the past weeks with the Russian government signing a lease agreement approved by Damascus. What does it all mean? How important is Hmeimim and what are...

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.

Weekly bulletin WE 24th March 2019

USA New Ship(s) ahoy ! FFG(X) The US Navy is budgeting $1.3 billion for 2020 to purchase its first FFG-X frigate. It wants...

Weekly bulletin WE 17th March 2019

Weekly bulletin WE 17th March 2019 Russia The Russian Defence ministry has released figures for new and upgraded hardware received by the Russian armed forces for the period 2012-2018....

Weekly bulletin WE 10th March 19

Weekly bulletin WE 10th March 19 Venezuela Caracas Blackout There has been an electricity blackout in Venezuela for the past 36 hours....

T-14 Armata and Sukhoi Su-57 update

T-14 Armata and Sukhoi Su-57 update: For the past two months, the internet has been awash with rumours regarding both platforms and discussions on whether or not those two programs are being canned. In early July 2018, it was announced...

German Commerce Raiders

How do you attack your enemies' shipping lanes when your warships are hunted down everywhere on the globe and when your own ports are blockaded ? The Germans found a solution to this problem: German Commerce Raiders

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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.
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Operation Peace Spring

On the 7th of October 2019, the White House announced that American forces would withdraw from Northern Syria, ahead of an anticipated Turkish military operation in the region. The response, worldwide, was of shock and disbelief: Were the Americans abandoning their loyal Kurdish allies? As the world watched on, Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring.
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Russian Navy and Air Force problems

Russian Navy and Air Force problems. Both services are modernising, but progress is uneven and mistakes are being made: Overview.

Voyage of the Damned: The Last (Only) ride of the Russian Second Pacific Squadron.

The Battle of Tsushima was only the final act in an ill fated voyage that was poorly planned and conceived in an desperate attempt to relieve the Russian fleet trapped in the Pacific.

Russian anti-stealth radars

Russian anti-stealth radars. Moscow is more often than not publicly dismissive of stealth technology. In Russia, American stealth aircraft are often presented in the press as a gimmick. Yet, at the same time, Russia has been developing a multitude of anti-stealth radars and sensors. So, in private at least, they seem to actually pay attention to low observable planes and drones…

The cruise missile theory

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia, on Saturday the 14th of September 2019. People have showed a lot of scepticism regarding the whole affair: How can a country at war and armed to the teeth with the best the West can offer be taken by surprise by a cruise missile attack, people ask. What usually follows is a list of conspiracy theories and flawed technical arguments…