Chinese Navy has held 120 exercises over the past 3 months

“Sweat saves blood” used to say the architect and military strategist of Louis XIV, Vauban. And sweat, the Chinese military has obviously not lacked in recent months. Indeed, according to the CCP-affiliated site globaltimes.cn, the Chinese navy in cooperation with other arms of the People's Liberation Army, has organized nearly 120 naval, naval air and amphibious exercises in the past 3 months alone, including 50 of them took place near the island of Taiwan. Beyond the already extraordinarily high number of exercises that took place, the (partial) information provided by the Taiwanese authorities on many of them...

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The hypothesis of the Dassault Falcon 10X for the French Patmar is more than attractive

During his hearing before the Defense Committee of the National Assembly, Joëlle Barre, the General Delegate for Armaments, indicated that following the order of 5 P8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing by Germany to replace some of its exhausted P3C Orions, France should reassess its participation in the Franco-German Maritime Airborne Warfare System program, or MAWS, which was supposed to allow the two countries to replace their maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 and Orion by 2035, based on cooperation between Airbus and Thales. And according to the site latribune.fr,…

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Why does European cooperation fail so often?

In July 2017, in the midst of a trench war between Washington and Berlin on defense issues and the balance of trade, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel announced the launch of vast Franco-German industrial cooperation in the field of defence, with no less than 4 major programs, the Future Air Combat System or SCAF intended to replace the French Rafale and German Typhoon, the Main Ground Combat System or MGCS intended to replace the Leclerc and Leopard 2 heavy tanks, the Maritime Airborne Warfare System or MAWS to replace the Atlantic 2 and P3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, and the Common Indirect Fire…

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Unsurprisingly, Berlin is getting closer to the acquisition of American P8A Poseidon

Asked by a parliamentarian about the replacement of the P3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft still in service with the German forces, the representative of the Ministry of Defense to the Bundestag, Thomas Silberhorn, declared that the Ministry did not consider the French offer relating to an interim solution based on the loan of 4 Atlantique 2 aircraft from the French Navy as a solution adapted to the needs of the German armed forces in this area, while the acquisition of 5 Boeing P8A Poseidon meets the operational expectations of the State -German Major. According to him, the negotiations for the acquisition of these devices, a contract evaluated by the…

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US Navy Validates Many Aspects of Drone Cooperation During Exercise UxS IBP

The US Navy expected a lot from the exercise Pacific Fleet Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21, or UxS IBP, which was the first full-scale experiment concerning the use of drones and manned ships and aircraft in the naval field. We now know more about the nature of the exercises that have been carried out, and about the results, which seem very promising, obtained, and this in various fields ranging from the firing of anti-ship missiles beyond the horizon to the deployment from a swarm of anti-ship drones, to a simulation of submarine hunting. The results obtained will allow Admiral Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations of the US…

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South Korea to develop its own maritime transport and patrol aircraft

According to the South Korean news agency Yonhap, quoting the executive vice president of KAI, the South Korean aircraft manufacturer has obtained from DAPA, the country's armament program development agency, the green light to develop a medium transport aircraft program to replace the majority of the C-130 and C-235 in service with the country's air and naval forces, for transport missions, but also for maritime patrol. The timetable, the budget envelope and the performance of the device concerned have not yet been communicated, but KAI announced last year that such a project would require 7 years of work and 2,7 $bn for…

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France offers the loan of 4 Avions Atlantique 2 to Germany as a waiting solution

This one, it is unlikely that the Germans saw it coming! We will not return to the most complex situation which currently opposes France and Germany on the subject of the various defense cooperation programs launched simultaneously with the arrival of President Macron at the Elysée Palace, while relations between Berlin and Washington was at its worst with Donald Trump's repeated attacks against Berlin's lack of eagerness to invest in its defense and to acquire equipment made in the USA. Since the arrival of Joe Biden at the White House, the situation has however changed a lot for Berlin, which…

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Can France develop its defense programs without Germany?

In recent months, not a week goes by without new information questioning Germany's desire to persevere in the ambitious cooperation in defense programs launched 4 years ago by President Macron and Chancellor Merkel, on the altar of tensions between the United States and the Europeans, in particular Germany, consequences of President Trump's intransigence on issues of sharing the Defense effort. If over the past two years, Berlin's demands could still appear to be linked to a different conception of the defense effort, the thunderous exit from the…

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The United States develops a revolutionary change of environment sonar

Since the use of the first combat submersible during the American War of Independence, the Turtle, which was none other than a shell propelled by human power and intended to place loads on the hulls of British ships anchored in port, the detection of underwater warships has always been a major challenge in naval combat. But it will be necessary to wait until the end of the First World War for the first sonars, developed by the French Paul Langevin as well as by the American Walter Guydon Cady, to be effectively able to detect the famous German Unterseeboot which caused great damage within the marines. French business...

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US Navy experiments with drone to hunt submarines

Anti-submarine warfare is one of the most complex disciplines of modern warfare. Faced with the immensity of the 3-dimensional ocean, submarines, frigates, destroyers, helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft play a game of cat and mouse, where the first to see the other wins, and the other dies. Maritime patrol aircraft have profoundly changed this war since their appearance during the Second World War, bringing the threat beyond the detection perimeter of escort ships, by coordinating with them to track down and destroy the adversary. At that time, hunting for a submarine from an aircraft…

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