Thursday, December 9, 2021

Military & Defence

Analysis Drone Wars Statistics: Fewer Mishaps – More Combat Attrition

Military drones are divided into several tiers that differentiate the role of each system. Drone crashes most accounted for are of Class II (tactical), Class III, and Class IV (MALE & HALE) drones. A study of 462 crash events...

How Turkey became one of the world’s leading manufacturers of weapons systems

The Turkish defense industry started its journey with licensed production of armored combat vehicles (ACV’s) and today has access to more complex vehicles and systems such as armored amphibious rigs, antitank vehicles, medium and main battle tanks together with...

Al-Qaeda confirms key chief Abdelmalek Droukdel killed by French soldiers

After nearly 2 weeks, AQIM has officially acknowledged the death of its long time leader Droukdel (Wadud), with a video eulogy narrated by AQIM's head of media, pledging continued battles against occupying French forces and others in N. Africa and the Sahel.

The threat to our security isn’t reducing troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq —...

What is most needed is a complete end to the military mission and a total withdrawal. While it may sound good on paper to keep 2,500 troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq, doing so will perpetuate the decades’ long military failure.

Pakistan Navy’s ‘Aman’ Exercise will be held in February 2021 off the coast of...

Ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet will take part in the international exercise AMAN 2021 in the Pakistani port of Karachi. Representatives of more than 30 countries have confirmed their participation in it, about ten of which use their own ship composition. Among them, in particular, representatives of the US Navy, the Royal Navy of Great Britain, the Chinese Navy, the Japanese Naval Self-Defense Forces, the Turkish Navy, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, as well as the Royal Malaysian Navy. Ships of the Russian and NATO naval forces will take part in a joint exercise for the first time since the Bold Monarch 2011 exercise, held off the coast of Spain. The goal of the AMAN 2021 exercise is to strengthen and develop military cooperation between the participating countries in the interests of security and stability at sea, as well as the exchange of experience between naval sailors in repelling the threats of sea piracy in areas of intense shipping.

Belarus develops new light armored vehicle

MZKT-490101, with the wheel drive 4×4, strengthened frame and platform for operation in the conditions of cross-country and off-roads, has a platform length 5700 mm and carrying capacity is 1800 kg. The new light armoured vehicle is powered by a 6-liter Doosan DL06 engine (Korea) and 6-speed automatic hydromechanical transmission Allison (USA). The engine provides an output power of 215hp at 2,600rpm, allowing the vehicle to attain speeds up to 120km/h.

Indian Army To Be Equipped With A Mix Of Russian AK-203s & American Sig...

Amid the ongoing India-China border dispute along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Galwan valley, the Indian Army will get 73,000 Sig Sauer 716 assault rifles from the US.

UAE has awarded contract for KTSSM and Cheongung-Ⅱ KM-SAM units to South Korea

Although it is not clear where these SAM units will be deployed. Perhaps in Libya??

India Withdraws from the Kavkaz 2020 Exercises in Russia

India has withdrawn from Military exercise that was to be held in Russia following the SCO summit as tensions peak in Eastern Ladakh. The reasons for the withdrawal from the Kavkaz 2020 military exercise s mainly due to the presence of Pakistan and China in the exercise. This is the first time India has declined the Russians, will they see it as an Indian tilt towards the West?