Nearing its first flight, South Korea's KF-21 Boramae could prove the successful antithesis of Western combat aircraft programs

With more than 550 fighter jets in its inventory, the South Korean air force ranks 7th among the world's air forces according to this criterion, yielding sixth place to its northern neighbor by only a few dozen aircraft. However, and like North Korea, Pakistan or even India which precedes it, South Korea still aligns a large number of old generation aircraft, including 156 F-5 Tiger II and 69 F4 Phantom II. Faced with the worsening of international tensions, but also with the strengthening of the nuclear strike capabilities of its neighbor and hereditary enemy since…

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US Air Force and US Navy test airborne electromagnetic pulse munition

During the 2000s, the US Air Force Research Laboratory developed ammunition whose operational potential was not based on the use of kinetic energy or a large explosive charge, but on the emission of an impulse Electro-Magnetic likely to destroy nearby electronic equipment. In 2012, Boeing carried out a demonstration test of the Counter-electronics High-Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project, or CHAMP, by destroying the onboard electronics of 7 targets with this new missile. However, if the effectiveness of the technology was indeed proven, its constraints prevented its efficient military use, since the dimensions of the on-board Electro-magnetic pulse generator required the use of one more missile...

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