The Australian Armies are also bracing for the worst in the years to come over Taiwan

A few weeks ago, Admiral Phil Davidson, commander of the American forces deployed in the Pacific, publicly considered that from now on, it was to be expected that Beijing would begin military action with a view to taking Taiwan by force, and this by 2027. According to the American general officer, the People's Liberation Army will indeed have the necessary military means to accomplish this mission in the next few years, thanks to a specific global effort by the Chinese authorities to achieve it. Obviously, the Australian armies share the same concerns, and have begun strategic thinking, as well as exercises, to deal with them. Thus, the…

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Canada unveils characteristics of its next-generation frigates

In 2018, Ottawa awarded the British BAe one of the largest military shipbuilding contracts of the past 20 years, for the design and construction of 15 new generation frigates of the Canadian Surface Combattante program, or CSC. Based on the design of the Type 26 frigates, which will equip the Royal Navy but also the Royal Australian Navy, the exact characteristics of the CSCs were previously unknown. This is no longer the case, since the Royal Canadian Navy published this week a document presenting in detail what these combatant surface ships will be, which will obviously have nothing to envy to their…

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Will the United Kingdom sacrifice its defense on the altar of Covid19?

Since the end of the Second World War, Great Britain had, with France, the most experienced and most efficient armies in Western Europe, relying on a century-old military tradition and an efficient and innovative Defense industry which will have given birth to many equipment and techniques which are still used today by the armed forces of the whole world. But today, in the face of the Covid19 crisis which is hitting the United Kingdom hard, this powerful component of Western Defense is in great danger of seeing many of its capacities depleted, on the altar of budgetary savings. Indeed, as part of the Strategic Review…

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The British frigate HMS Portland receives its new generation sonar

The Royal Navy's Type 23 frigate HMS Portland has received its new hull sonar, the Type 2150 model, replacing the 2050 sonar dating from the 90s and which has been fitted to HMS Portland since entering service in 2001. This model of sonar, called "Ultra" because of the name of the British company that produces it, Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems, will be installed on 7 other Type 23 frigates as part of their modernization, as well as on the first 3 Type 26 frigates in progress of construction. In addition to a performance gain, the Ultra will bring a new, more efficient interface, and a…

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