Visiting the Capitol, the Greek Prime Minister wants to acquire the F-35 and warns against Turkey

Since the beginning of the 70s, ie even before its accession to the European Union (1981), Athens has always pursued a balanced strategy of equipping its air forces, relying simultaneously on American and French aircraft. In the 70s and 80s, the Mirage F1s evolved under a blue and white cockade alongside the F4 Phantom 2, F5 Tiger II and A7 Corsair 2, while in the 90s, the Hellenic Mirage 2000s completed its fleet of F-16s. Today, the Greek authorities intend to extend this model which gave convincing results to contain the tensions with the Turkish neighbor, by acquiring French Rafales, and…

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What solutions to deal with the threat of light drones and vagrant ammunition?

At the start of the Russian offensive against Ukraine, the balance of power, particularly in terms of available firepower, was so much in favor of the Russian forces that it seemed very difficult, if not impossible, for the Ukrainian forces could withstand more than a few weeks in the face of the onslaught of fire and steel that was to come. However, the Ukrainian command managed to use its available means to the best of its ability to exploit the opponent's weaknesses, such as the need to stay on paved paths and roads, to harass with mobile and determined infantry units, the Russian logistics lines , while blocking mechanized offensives by…

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Russian forces much more exposed to electronic and cyber warfare than anticipated

Since the start of the fighting in Ukraine on February 24, the Russian armies have shown a face that surprised even the most circumspect analysts as to the reality of its military power: weak morale, poor coordination of forces, very questionable strategy, faulty logistics. , malfunction of precision weapons, revelations followed one another to explain the repeated failures of the Russian offensive in the face of a much more modest Ukrainian resistance, with an annual defense budget 10 times lower than that of Moscow. The most surprising of these revelations concern the vulnerability of Russian forces to cyber attacks, as well as their poor mastery of…

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Faced with Ukrainian resistance, the Russian armies change their strategy

While the Russian offensive is marking time in front of Kyiv and Kharkiv, and the cities given as Russian hands, such as Kherson and Berdyansk, continue to resist despite a very deteriorated situation for the Ukrainian defenders, the Russian armies seem to have he radically changed his strategy to overcome the Ukrainian resistance. Renouncing special operations and heavy use of airborne forces, Russian forces are reportedly engaging in a much more conventional doctrine, with massive attacks carried out by combined arms battalions backed by heavy support artillery and tactical aviation, leading to fears of a very rapid increase in losses...

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When cyber warfare encroaches on biological warfare

One of the most striking lessons from the Covid crisis, which has been hitting the world for more than two years, is probably not the vulnerability of human societies to the appearance of a new pathogen, a subject that has been documented for many years. years. On the other hand, this crisis highlighted the immense dependence of Western societies on their health system, and on the adherence of citizens to this system. Thus, it was never the incidence rate, yet the alpha and omega of epidemiology, any more than the number of deaths, which were at the heart of political decisions in Europe and the United States to stem the effects of…

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The European Union deploys a cyber rapid reaction team to protect Ukraine

About ten days ago, several ministerial sites and the 3 most important Ukrainian banks were targeted by a massive cyber attack of the denial of access type, or DDOS. For nearly 24 hours, the communication capacities and services of these structures were thus paralyzed by this attack, the origin of which was attributed to groups of Russian hackers. In the current context of extreme tensions, the capacity for the Ukrainian authorities to maintain functional communication channels with the population and to maintain active banking services for the population, is as decisive as the operational military responses of its…

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Washington hardens the tone vis-a-vis Moscow in the Ukrainian crisis

While many observations have confirmed the increase in the number of Russian soldiers deployed along the Ukrainian borders, to the east facing the Donbass, in Crimea but also in Belarus, where no less than 30.000 Russian soldiers are being deployed, and that the Russian fleet has begun vast naval maneuvers in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea bringing together 140 military ships, Washington has decided to considerably harden its tone in recent hours, in a joint action carried out at the White House, but also at the Pentagon, in the Congress and at the United Nations, in an atmosphere reminiscent of the darkest hours…

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What are the strengths and weaknesses of the French Army?

During his hearing before the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense of the Senate, the Chief of Staff of the Army (CEMAT), General Schill, declared that it would be a priority to give back to his army increased capacities in terms of artillery and close anti-aircraft defense on the occasion of the next Military Programming Law. It is true, and we have repeatedly addressed the subject in our lines, that these two areas are today part of the weak points of the Army, in particular to engage in a high intensity conflict. But through the statements of the French General, and...

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Faced with V. Putin, E. Macron declares that France was ready to guarantee Ukrainian territorial integrity

Between the migrant crisis on the Polish, Latvian and Lithuanian borders, and the new concentration of forces on the Ukrainian borders, the Kremlin has been unwinding for several weeks a good part of its capacity to mobilize hybrid actions to create discord and disunity between Europeans , and in the trans-Atlantic link. In the end, Vladimir Putin may well have gone a step too far this time. Indeed, after the evocation of a recourse to article IV of NATO by the 3 European countries targeted by the organized crisis of Minsk, then the announcement from London of a deployment of 800 British soldiers in Ukraine …

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Is China developing a new stealth fighter or drone?

In recent weeks, military aeronautical news from China has been rich to say the least, with the official presentation of the J-16D, the electronic warfare version of the Chinese fighter-bomber, as well as the confirmation of the existence of a two-seater of the J-20 heavy stealth fighter, as well as the first (observed) flight of the new Chinese 5th generation carrier-based fighter, currently designated J-35. However, it seems that Chinese engineers still have other major innovations in development, as observed by a Western satellite on October 29 during a passage over the research and development facilities of the aircraft manufacturer Chengdu, already at the origin of the hunter…

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