Renaud Mayers

Scud versus Patriot

Scud versus Patriot. The controversy carries on 26 years on. Has an old Yemeni Scud made it through Saudi Arabia Patriot ABM shield ?

Russian Electronic Warfare Systems

Russian Electronic Warfare Systems. A quick overview of their main systems and basic capabilities as well as where they have been spotted.

The chaotic destiny of the Kuznetsov aircraft carrier

The chaotic destiny of the Admiral Kuznetsov missile cruiser carrying aircrafts from 1982 in Ukraine to present day in Russia.

US Navy in troubled waters

US Navy in troubled waters : Why do the 7th fleet ships keep on crashing into things ?

Playing with fire

Are world leaders playing with fire? With the ABM treaty gone and the INF treaty under threat, will the two superpowers let go of any rules ?

Deir Ezzor: Everyone wants it.

Deir Ezzor: Everyone wants it. This Syrian city has currently got the potential to be an even bigger flashpoint than Al-Tanf, right now.

What tank for Peru ?

What tank for Peru ? For over a decade, now, The Peruvian Army has been looking into options to  replace its T-55 fleet. The budget allocated is approximately $800 millions with the hope of purchasing 80 to 120 tanks...

Syria Update: June 2017

Syria Update: June 2017. A lot has been happening in Syria over those past 6 months. It is time to do a little recap and analysis

Belgian fortifications overview and Aubin fortress case study

Belgian fortifications overview and Aubin-Neufchateau case study. Why Belgium built modern fortifications and how they worked.

Shock & Awe: The Butterfly Effect

Shock & Awe. What started as a military operation with one simple aim led to a chain of events with terrible consequences.

About Me

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…