To start the year off right, and while awaiting the resumption of publications on January 6, nothing like a little look back on the key events of 2019, through the ranking of the 10 most viewed articles of the year on Meta-Defense. All these articles will be available for free consultation until January 31, 2019
10ème : Sino-Russian couple to prevail over Western forces according to Pentagon simulations
Article of August 5, 2019
The sentence is final: Pentagon simulations at the start of 2019, based on a major conflict between the West and the Chinese and Russian coalition forces, the Western forces would be systematically swept away and only the use of strategic fire would be able to avoid the debacle; which, as we know, is far from an acceptable solution ...
9ème : The Air Force is missing 110 combat aircraft today
Article of August 1, 2019
The 2018 Air Force activity report tells us that the Air Force fighter jets in 2018 flew more than 10.000 flight hours in external operations (up 20% compared to compared to 2017), during almost 2800 combat missions. These values alone and to a large extent explain the tensions affecting the availability of devices ...
8ème : The Scarabée, a concentrate of innovations in a French light armored vehicle
Article of November 29, 2019
Despite the failure of its Combat Reconnaissance Armored Buggy, or CRAB, presented at Eurosatory 2012 as a potential replacement for LAV, probably too far ahead of the needs of the armed forces, Arquus, which took over the Panhard brand in 2012, continued to work on its concept of a high performance light armored vehicle ...
7ème : Sweden re-activates naval bunkers against Russian threat
Article of October 8, 2019
The strengthening of Russian military capacities is taken very seriously by the Swedish authorities, as is the case, moreover, for the majority of the Scandinavian countries or bordering the Baltic Sea. Although a member of the European Union, Sweden, like Finland, is a country which defines itself as neutral and which, in fact, does not belong to NATO.
6ème : The 5 major equipment that will miss the French armies in 2025-2030
Article of August 3, 2019
Over the years, the information transmitted, or filtered, concerning the reinforcement of the forces of the great military powers, and the new equipment that they will put into service in the years to come, become more and more precise, and more and more worrying. This concern turns into worry when ...
5ème : Burst in India: Conflicting statements make sense!
Article of October 7, 2019
It can be said that, in recent weeks, statements regarding the possibility of a new Rafale order for the Indian Air Force have been contradictory to say the least. Indeed, between the Indian indiscretions who spoke of'' an "imminent" order for 200 devices, those from France who announced significant advances
4ème : The 10 points that allow Russia to outperform Europe in Defense
Article of June 1, 2019
With a defense budget of only $ 50 billion, Russia today ranks 7th in world defense spending, behind, among others, the United Kingdom, France and Saudi Arabia. However, in 2019 Russian military power is at such a level that it represents a major threat to NATO ...
3ème : Muscular confrontation between the Greek and Turkish air forces
Article of December 11, 2019
Obviously, Turkey underestimated the fighting spirit of the Greeks. Greek air forces responded yesterday (December 10th) to 3 massive intrusions by Turkish aircraft into Athens' air traffic control zone, sending large numbers of Hellenic air force aircraft to intercept them. According to the Greek Minister of Defense, N. Panagiotopoulos, the Greek Mirages "fell" on Turkish planes and gave them a "flying lesson"
2nd : German Hensoldt has shown that F35 can be detected by passive radar
September 30, 2019 article
The American site C4ISRnet.com, part of the defensenews.com sphere, published the story that led Lockheed to keep its F35As dispatched to the Berlin Air Show in 2018, on the airfield, on the ground. Schönefeld near Berlin, while NATO and the United States were doing everything in their power to get Germany to choose the stealth machine to replace its Tornado.
1er : New Su-57 engine not yet available
Article of December 9, 2019
Among the many innovations brought by the program of new generation Russian fighter Su-57, the new turbojet engine temporarily designated by the Izdeliye code 30 (object 30), was probably the most complex. It must be said that the ambitions carried by this program are on a scale with those of the Su-57 itself
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