North Korea has carried out numerous demonstrations of force in recent years, whether through the testing of new ballistic and cruise missiles, but also through impressive military parades to celebrate the regime or the armed forces. . It was during one of these parades that the new M2020 combat tank was presented for the first time in 2021. Presented by Pyongyang as a next-generation tank intended to be halfway between the American M1A2 Abrams and the T- 14 Russian Armata, this new tank did indeed sport some of the visible exterior features of these modern tanks, including armor…Read the article
The Chinese People's Liberation Army also develops an All-Domain doctrine
As we have written on several occasions, if Western media and political attention, including in the United States, is today focused on Russia and the conflict in Ukraine, it is indeed China that is of concern. primarily the Pentagon strategists. Indeed, apart from its nuclear capabilities, Moscow no longer has the military, economic and demographic capabilities to represent a major threat to Washington and NATO, especially since its armies have suffered heavily since the start of the conflict, with significant losses in men and materials. China, for its part, has a very dynamic economy, supported by financial reserves...Read the article
Is Poland the Trojan horse of the South Korean defense industry in Europe?
After having tried to seduce several European countries as well as the United States in order to develop the Polish defense industry without much success, Warsaw turned, in September 2020, to one of the Technological Industrial Bases of Defense (BITD) most dynamic emerging country in recent years, South Korea. It was initially for the Polish Ministry of Defense to find an alternative less expensive and likely to be delivered more quickly than the 250 M1A2 Abrams tanks ordered a few months earlier to replace as many T-72 tanks inherited from the Soviet era. , and since sent to Ukraine. In this area, the K2 Black Panther battle tank…Read the article
The US Army presents its 6 priorities to meet the Chinese and Russian challenge in 2030
Until recently, the US Army relied on two pillars to prepare for future military challenges. On the one hand, it was fully involved in the Joint All-Domain Command-and-Control doctrine, or JADCC, intended to allow enhanced interoperability between its units, but also with other American armies such as the US Air Force or the US Navy, as well as with its allies. On the other hand, it had committed, during the previous term of office, to the development of a super-program called BIG-6, in reference to the famous super program BIG 5 of the early 70s, which gave birth in particular to the Patriot system, Bradley infantry fighting vehicle or…Read the article
South Korea tries to offer its Dosan Anh Changho submarine to Australia
The least that can be said is that the South Korean authorities spare no effort to promote their defense equipment throughout the world. After convincing Egypt to acquire 200 K-9 self-propelled guns, and signing a partnership with Turkey to complete the construction of the Altay battle tank, Seoul has partnered with Warsaw in what could be one of the most ambitious defense industrial cooperation efforts of the decade. In Australia, the South Korean authorities have already managed to place the K-9 self-propelled gun under the Land 8116 program, Canberra having announced in December 2021 the acquisition of…Read the article
The new recruitment policy of the Indian armies generates many protests
Heirs to a British tradition, the Indian armed forces are entirely professional, and Indian soldiers generally sign a very long-term contract upon enlistment, up to 17 years for the lower ranks. For the Modi government, this situation seemed problematic, since it was a question of maintaining a force of 1,4 million professional soldiers, whose payroll continues to increase while the standard of living rises in the country. Like the professional Western armed forces, New Delhi has therefore decided to implement a new recruitment policy for its armed forces, with an initial 4-year contract offered to…Read the article
After 100 days of war in Ukraine, France has still not adapted its defense effort and ambitions
Important Information: A technical problem prevented subscribers from renewing their subscription with the same email address. The problem is now fixed. Like the attack on Poland in 1939 by Nazi Germany, and that of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial Fleet in 1941, the triggering of the Russian "special military operation" in Ukraine, on February 24, 2022 , took Western leaders, including the United States, by surprise, particularly on the strategic level. Not only did this mark the return of high-intensity warfare, but it involved one of the two most important nuclear powers on the planet. Worse still, she had...Read the article
Top Gun: Maverick, the long-awaited film by Western air forces
It's rare that a film alone has had such a significant impact on an entire generation of young pilots. From its release in 1986, and still today, the vast majority of candidates for military pilot selections in the United States, Europe and more generally, throughout the Western world, have been more than influenced by this film. While Western air forces have been facing, for the most part and for several years, a significant shortage of candidates, the imminent arrival of Top Gun: Maverick therefore represents an important and undisguised hope, even as tensions in the world keep growing...Read the article
Should European military support for Ukraine be increased?
Very few, even among the best informed, had imagined that after 5 weeks of combat, the Russian Special Military Operation would be so contained by the Ukrainian defenders, and that the Russian armies would have suffered material and human losses as well. important. However, today, despite its extraordinary firepower and air force, it is the Russian army that goes into a defensive position on many fronts, and even retreats in the face of certain Ukrainian counter-attacks, especially around Kyiv. However, this perception given both by the Western media and by the very efficient Ukrainian war communication, does not allow…Read the article
How will the war in Ukraine transform strategic planning in Europe?
Just 3 weeks ago, very few in the West believed that Russia was indeed going to wage a global war of aggression on Ukraine. For many, the deployment of Russian force around Ukraine was intended to make President Zelensky bend over his NATO membership and the status of the breakaway republics of Donbass. For the best informed, like the General Staff of the French Armies, and as we discussed in an article of February 23, the military and political risks associated with such an offensive did not outweigh the potential benefits, so that such a decision appeared irrational and therefore little…Read the article