Aviation

Kuznetsov and Kirov to Syria

Last week, the media went in overdrive and bloggers and editors went into meltdown as a Russian battlegroup centered around the missile cruiser Kuznetsov sailed from Severmorsk down the English channel on its way to Syria. The articles written...

VIDEO: Massive A-10 & F-16 Elephant Walk

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...

Indian Air Force Flying In The Elite Red Flag Exercise : Analysis

Indian Air force Su-30 MKIs vs, United States Air Force Block 30 F-16C/D's in Alaska?

Check Out These Shots Of F-22 Raptors In Europe

The twelve F-22 Raptors are the largest ever deployment of the fifth-generation aircraft to Europe.

A Way Forward: The Shadow Alliance of Superpowers in Syria

A shadow alliance between two the globe's superpower's has lead to an ear of new cooperation in the form of a shared belief that the Kurdish people are mutually beneficial in the fight against Islamic extremism and despots in the Middle East.

Special Report: Singapore Air Show 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.

Russian and Turkish stand off over Syria. What Now ?

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.

Operation Dragon Spear

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

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.

Russian Airstrikes in Syria: Situation Update

Update on the Russian Airstrikes in Syria, political, military and diplomatic jousting in the Middle East following Russian intervention.
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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…