Geopolitical Webinar "Iran and its Issues"

Date: March 17, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m. Format: Webinar Registration: theo.nencini@gmail.com Introduction: With the resumption of negotiations on the nuclear issue and faced with the prospect of the succession of the current Supreme Guide, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Islamic Republic of Iran is entering a delicate phase of its existence. The regime in place in Tehran finds itself in a paradoxical situation of internal fragility and external strength. Internally, the grabbing of power by the hardest conservative wing confirms that the maintenance of power by the Shiite clergy takes precedence over the demands emanating from a population…

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These 7 technologies that will revolutionize the battlefield by 2040

If the last years of the cold war were the occasion of numerous and important technological advances in the field of armaments, with the arrival of cruise missiles, stealth planes and ships and advanced command and geolocation systems, this dynamic came to a complete halt with the collapse of the Soviet bloc. In the absence of a major and technologically advanced adversary, and because of the numerous asymmetrical campaigns in which the armed forces took part, very few significant advances were recorded from the technological point of view between 1990 and 2020, with the notable exception of the generalization of aerial drones of all types. But with the emergence, since the beginning of…

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The Su-75 Checkmate returns to the UAE to try to permanently remove the F-35

The United Arab Emirates were identified as a strategic prospect by Rostec, right from the start of the communication around this program. Moscow and Abu Dhabi have indeed been in discussion around a joint light fighter program for several years, while the Arab state has already purchased several major pieces of equipment from Russian manufacturers, including the Pantsir S-1 anti-aircraft system. . With the announcement of the Emirati intention to acquire 50 F-35A from the United States, the chances for the Russian defense industrial conglomerate to impose itself in the country drastically declined. With Joe Biden putting this program on hold following his…

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Chinese Army simulates massive amphibious assault on Hainan Island, Taiwan replica

The Chinese island of Hainan, with its 34.000 km2 and its 1.500 km of coastline, is in itself a province of the country which is home to 8 million inhabitants and has numerous defense infrastructures, in particular the nuclear submarine base of Longpo next to the city of Yulin, is in many aspects, a life-size replica of the island of Taiwan, with its 36.000 km2 and its 1550 km of coastline. Obviously, the thing did not escape the strategists of the People's Liberation Army, who organized, this weekend, a huge naval and amphibious exercise, taking place precisely on...

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4 sustainable budget models for the modernization and extension of the armed forces

In a surprisingly discreet media environment, several major crises that could potentially evolve into armed conflict between great powers are unfolding simultaneously on the planet, whether it is the crisis between Ukraine and Russia potentially involving NATO, the between Israel and Iran about the latter's nuclear program, or the crisis between Beijing and Taiwan, each of them bears the beginnings of a large-scale international conflict that could involve Europe, and France in particular . In this context, it appears that the means available to the French Armed Forces today are quantitatively insufficient and qualitatively unsuitable to deal with it. Indeed, the…

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UAE Suspends F-35 Purchase Negotiations

Then in the middle of the electoral campaign for his re-election to the White House, Donald Trump scored a big blow in the summer of 2020 by announcing the signing of a peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, an agreement which was quickly joined by other Sunni Gulf monarchies in an effort to normalize relations with the Jewish state after several decades of tension over the Palestinian cause. If the points of convergence were numerous, in particular about the potential risk posed by the Iranian nuclear program, the United Arab Emirates took the opportunity to negotiate with Donald Trump the sale of Defense technologies hitherto reserved...

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United Arab Emirates orders 80 Rafale F4s from France for € 16bn

If an order for Rafale aircraft was expected during Emmanuel Macron's whirlwind visit to the Gulf countries from December 2 to 4, very few hoped that it would reach such a volume! Indeed, the French President and his Emirati counterpart, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, commonly known as MBZ, signed two contracts this morning for a record amount of €16 billion relating firstly to the acquisition 80 Rafale aircraft to the F4 standard for €14 billion, including the aircraft but also maintenance infrastructure, spare parts and staff training, as well as a €2 billion contract with…

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Israel to deploy aerostat radar surveillance system soon

If ground surveillance radars are effective against aircraft and missiles operating at medium and high altitude, the situation is quite different against aircraft and cruise missiles which move close to the ground, so as to take full advantage of the masking ground or even the roundness of the ground, to reduce the opponent's reaction time and therefore his ability to intercept. To deal with these threats, it is essential to place a radar at altitude, capable of observing the terrain without suffering its effects. Several systems, such as the Hawkeye and Sentry, the famous Awacs of…

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Nexter would negotiate a very important contract with Saudi Arabia

In recent years, French defense industries have not been very successful in their attempts to export to Riyadh, the Saudi kingdom having most often turned to other European partners or to the American ally for its arms contracts. But according to Saudi social networks, it seems that this lean period is about to end. Indeed, the Nexter group, a French specialist in land armaments and armored vehicles, is said to be negotiating a very large order with the Saudi authorities at this very moment. According to information that has leaked into the kingdom, Riyadh has asked Nexter for a proposal relating to…

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Israel wants new F-15s paid for by US

Each year, the budget of the Israeli armies is supplemented by the United States to the tune of $3,3 billion to acquire new equipment from US industries, as well as $500 million to acquire and maintain state missiles. Hebrews. Today, this budget is almost entirely absorbed by the acquisition program for the new F35i Adir ordered by Jerusalem, as well as by the maintenance of the F15, F16 and other E-2C Hawkeyes in service within the air forces of the country, as well as its fleet of helicopters. However, Hebrew officials continue to warn of the growing threat posed by…

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