Aviation

Afghan Air Force: A Brief History

A brief history about the Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Afghan Air Forces.

Israeli MiG: How Israel “Stole” a MiG-21

How Israel stole a MiG-21 in 1966 to study it and develop tactics to defeat it in the event of a war with its Arab neighbours

Vietnam: “Operation Bolo”

Operation Bolo. How the Americans turned the tide against the feared MiG-21 over North Vietnam thanks to a plan devised by Robert Olds.

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.

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

Nuclear close calls

Nuclear close calls: How the Cold War brought the world to the edge of destruction and how we seem to follow the same path once again.

THAAD System Arrives in South Korea, After North’s Missile Test

The strategically game-changing Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) system has landed in South Korea only one day after North Korea's Kim launched four medium-range missiles into the Sea of Japan.

Why the Chinese-Russian Deal on Su-35 is a Major Threat

China finally signed another fighter deal with Russia that’s worth 2 billion USD. As speculated, the fighter signed by the Chinese is the 4++ Generation Sukhoi Su-35. It will have a grave impact and we analyse it.

Charles De Gaulle mid-life Overhaul

Charles De Gaulle, mid-life overhaul. Details about the CDG overhaul which is going to last at least 18 months.

ShinMaywa US-2s For India.

ShinMaywa US-2 Amphibious aircraft After many years of negotiations between the Indian and Japanese governments, its looks as if India's Ministry of Defense is set to finalize a deal with Japan's ShinMaywa Industries to acquire 12 US-2 amphibious...
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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…