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30th of September 2015 in Syria: And so it begins... Exactly 2 years ago, Russian Su-24s flew 20 sorties against 8 targets in the Syrian provinces of Homs, Hama and Latakia, marking the beginning of the Russian intervention in favour of its only Middle Eastern ally. In March 2016,...
The 2016 Singapore Air Show was held from 16th to 21st of February, 2016, the Defensionem team sent me, as the special reporter to the show.
A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft perform an Elephant Walk on the runway during Exercise Beverly Herd at Osan AB, South Korea. The Elephant Walk was a demonstration of United States Air Force capabilities and strength that was undoubtedly aimed at North Korea, China, and Russia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHdvaSPpiJw
The Chengdu J-20: An Outsider's Look into China's New Toy. China, home to one of the oldest civilizations on Earth with a history stretching back thousands of years. In the past China has contributed greatly to human history with innovations such as silk and gun powder and today China...
Update on the Russian Airstrikes in Syria, political, military and diplomatic jousting in the Middle East following Russian intervention.
Why has Turkey ordered its F-16 to shoot down the Russian Su-24 over the Syrian border on the 24th of November 2015? The fact, the explanations, the history and the theories.
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 Search and Rescue aircraft. Reports coming from both Japanese and...
What can be said about China's military research and development, other than that their unofficial motto being “Copy and Paste”? It's no secret that when it comes to China, they have more or less cemented themselves as the world's Xerox machine.
During the exercise M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks and AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters engaged older mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles for practice. The targets had symbolic meaning, showing the American public and the world that the U.S. military is pivoting towards conventional warfare and away from counterinsurgency operations.
Kweires airbase siege lifted in Northern Syria: The end of the longest siege of the Syrian war so far. How a one month battle ended an almost 3 years long siege.