Will Poland, on its own, completely neutralize the Russian ground threat in the years to come? In any case, this is the question that we can ask ourselves by observing the ambitions of recruitment, defense programs and acquisition of equipment which have been announced for a year now by Warsaw. Indeed, after announcing the order for 250 American M1A2 SEPv3 heavy tanks in July 2021, the Polish authorities announced the order for 32 AW149 helicopters from the Italian Leonardo in June 2022, 3 Mièçznick frigates from the British Babcock as well as 1000 K2 tanks and 672 K9 self-propelled guns in…Read the article
Category: Defense Industrial Fabrics
Canberra, London and Washington presented a solid strategy to equip Australia with nuclear attack submarines
The acquisition of nuclear attack submarines (SNA) by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), announced 18 months ago now as part of the creation of the AUKUS alliance between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, had raised many questions about the real feasibility of such a program, but also about the costs which will, without a doubt, be very high to allow the RAN to go from 6 conventional submarines from the Collins class to 8 SNAs of American or British design, even though the country does not have a civilian nuclear industry. The presentation, during the AUKUS Event in San Diego…Read the article
Why is the cruiser once again becoming a credible option for world navies?
On July 9, 1995, the USS Port Royal entered service, the last Ticonderoga-class cruiser to join the US Navy, but also the last cruiser produced in the West, or at least designated as such. On a planetary scale, it was only followed by the Russian nuclear battlecruiser Piotr Veliki (Peter the Great), the 3rd and last unit of the Kirov class to have joined the Russian Navy in 1998 after 15 years of construction and that the last 3 units were canceled following the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Following this, none of the world's major navies produced a cruiser, until…Read the article
Strategy unveiled regarding Australia's acquisition of nuclear attack submarines
Following the end of the SEA 1000 program awarded to the French Naval Group for the construction of 12 conventionally powered ocean-going submarines, and the announcement of the formation of the AUKUS alliance bringing together Australia, Great Britain and the States, one of whose objectives was to provide the Royal Australian Navy with nuclear attack submarines, speculation has been as numerous as the denials of the Canberra authorities. For many observers, indeed, and not without objective reasons, this changeover operated by Canberra would be both very difficult and very expensive to implement, not to mention the many technological and industrial ruts that it…Read the article
Is there a pilot for the French defense industrial strategy?
With the return of war in Europe and the rapid deterioration of tensions between major military powers in Asia and the Middle East, the French defense industry found itself, in a few months, a major center of interest both for media than for a number of political personalities who seem to discover the state of disrepair of the stocks of ammunition and spare parts of the armies, or the manufacturing delays of certain equipment such as the Caesar cannon. Not a week now goes by without an announcement concerning the defense industry, the armies or the next military programming law, as well as the comments that…Read the article
Can the future standard Rafale F5 evolve into a Super Rafale?
A few days ago, the first Rafale to the F4.1 standard was delivered to the Military Air Expertise Center, or CEAM, at Air Base 118 in Mont-de-Marsan. This new standard will equip the Rafale with new expected capabilities, such as the helmet sight, new air-to-air and air-to-ground modes of its engagement system, extended data fusion and a completely modernized SPECTRA self-protection system. . In addition, the device will be able to implement new ammunition such as the short and medium range air-to-air missile MICA NG which promises to be the best in its category, as was the MICA at the beginning of the…Read the article
How much would it cost French taxpayers to align the Army's high-intensity capabilities with Poland?
In recent months, in connection with the war in Ukraine and the generalized increase in the risk of major engagement in Europe and elsewhere, the question of the capacities of the armies to deal with a so-called "high intensity" conflict has become a recurring theme. both in the hemicycle of parliament and in government communication, the media and social networks. Very often, Poland, which has announced a colossal effort to modernize and expand its land capabilities in this area in the years to come, is cited as a reference, making Warsaw the example to follow. The 2024-2030 Military Programming Law being finalized...Read the article
Indian Navy set to order sister ship to aircraft carrier INS Vikrant
Since the entry into service of the new aircraft carrier with springboard and arresting lines INS Vikrant in September 2022, the question around the construction of a new ship, heavier and equipped with catapults, is the subject of many debates. in India. Paradoxically, the Indian Navy is clearly, and for several years, very reserved on the relevance of building a ship which wants to be the Indian response to the new Chinese Type 003, with a displacement of more than 65.000 tons and catapults to implement the new on-board fighter TEDBF for Twin Engined Deck Based Fighter, being designed by the national aircraft manufacturer HAL and the…Read the article
How can the evolution of the doctrine of possession of equipment make it possible to extend the format of the armies?
At the end of the 60s and the arrival of electronic systems and the beginnings of on-board electronic systems, military equipment experienced very rapid growth in performance and capacity. At the same time, their costs of acquisition and implementation also experienced a doped increase, far exceeding the increase in military budgets. In an attempt to maintain the formats and above all the operational capacities, the military and industrialists undertook to rely on two characteristics made possible thanks to the contributions of electronics and information technology, namely the versatility of the equipment, and their scalability to extending effective life in…Read the article
Boeing announces closure of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet assembly line in 2025
In 2013, the US Navy announced, as part of the preparation of the 2014 budget, that it no longer intended to order new F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighters, the evolution of the F/A-18 Hornet developed in the early 90s to replace the F-14 Tomcat, but also the A-6 Intruder bomber and the EA-6 Growler electronic warfare aircraft. However, as is often the case in the United States, local political and economic considerations led Congress to keep the Boeing production line in Saint Louis on a ventilator for more than a decade, ordering between 12 and 20 additional aircraft each year against the opinion of the US Navy itself. Unfortunately, this respite did not allow...Read the article