The weight of geographic constraints on Chinese naval military development

Guest article by Noam Hakoune in full permanent access For the months of July and August 2021, the very influential journal Foreign Affairs wondered whether ...

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Coastal defense batteries return to center stage

Traditionally, until the mid-60s, military ports and arsenals, as well as certain strategic locations on the coasts, were frequently protected by coastal batteries, both anti-aircraft and anti-ship.…

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Is the island of Taiwan going to have to turn into a fortress?

During the Second World War, the island of Malta, under British mandate, was transformed into a defensive fortress which allowed Great Britain to hinder the ambitions of the axis in South Africa ...

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Japan deploys anti-ship and anti-aircraft missile launchers to counter Chinese incursions between Taiwan and Okinawa

In recent weeks, the People's Republic of China and Taiwan have followed a series of demonstrations of force after the proclamation of the TAIPEI Act by Washington. However, the strengthening of naval deployments ...

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USAF and US Navy use AC-130W gunship to counter new naval threats in Persian Gulf

From March 8 to 9, the American armed forces demonstrated in the Persian Gulf the possibility of using a “gunship” aircraft for maritime support operations. The test…

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The US Marines Corps wants to quickly acquire new generation anti-ship missiles

As we often mention in our lines, it seems that the strategic initiative has changed sides, after three decades of American superiority over military affairs. In China, in ...

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First test of the Tzirkon hypersonic missile from a Russian frigate

Among the modern weapon systems under development in Russia, the 3M22 Tzikon hypersonic anti-ship missile is probably one of the most likely to trigger a long-term technological shift.…

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Russia will test a new version of the supersonic anti-ship missile P-800 Onyx

Since 800, the P-2002 Onyx anti-ship missile has been the spearhead of anti-ship warfare on board heavy units of the Russian Navy. Able to hit targets at ...

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