Japan wants to double its Defense effort and transform its defensive doctrine

Like most countries in the Asian Pacific Ocean belt, Japan has significantly increased its defense effort in recent years, with a 2,6% increase for 2022 and a budget which, for the first time exceeded $50 billion. However, for the Liberal Democratic Party currently in power, the account is not there, in particular taking into account the lessons related to the war in Ukraine. And the latter to propose, in a document sent to the Japanese government, a proposal to increase the Japanese defense budget to 2% of the country's GDP, against only...

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South Korea's CVX aircraft carrier program under fire from critics

Faced with the rise of North Korea's first strike capabilities, the South Korean General Staff, supported by the government, announced in July 2019 its intention to acquire two light aircraft carriers capable of operates 20 F-35B combat aircraft each with vertical or short take-off and landing. According to the arguments advanced by the military, this program, designated CVX, will make it possible to maintain strike and response capabilities even if Pyongyang were to start hostilities against its southern neighbor, and to destroy South Korean air bases with strikes. preventive ballistic and cruise missiles. In…

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Joe Biden renounces the “No first use” doctrine for American nuclear weapons

If the doctrine of use of nuclear weapons in democracies is a highly political subject, it is clear that for fifty years, these have changed little, whether in France, in Great Britain like in the United States. During the last US presidential campaign, candidate Joe Biden promised to incorporate a firm rule on the use of these weapons if he were elected, renouncing them unless attacked by other weapons. nuclear. And as there were many before him, Joe Biden finally gave up implementing such a doctrine, sticking to the very traditional doctrine of using…

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North Korea tested new cruise missile with a range of 1500 km

Apart from the tests of two short-range ballistic missiles, Pyongyang had been rather discreet in recent months since the election of Joe Biden to the White House. Even the annual parade marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the country, held a few days ago in the North Korean capital, featured not new missiles and armaments as was the case last year, but civil society, and in particular the teams engaged in the fight against Covid19. It must be said that Kim Jung Un, who has ruled the country with an iron fist since the death of his father,…

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South Korea successfully tests firing of SLBM Hyunmoo 4-4 missile from submarine

In the world, only 7 countries have submarines capable of implementing ballistic missiles: the 5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (China, United States, France, Great Britain and Russia), the India and North Korea. An eighth country has just demonstrated this capability. Indeed, the Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine, the first unit of the eponymous class from the KSS-III program, and the first entirely South Korean-built submarine, is said to have carried out the first firing of a Hyunmoo 4 ballistic missile. -4 according to several concordant sources, and no denial from the Seoul authorities. This successful test...

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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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Chinese People's Liberation Army tests new tactical ballistic missile

Almost simultaneously with the escalation of tensions between the United States and China over the South China Sea and Taiwan, the People's Liberation Army has dramatically increased the number and scale of exercises in which its forces participate. , with a notable resurgence of scenarios approaching a military intervention against the independent island under American protection. Thus, in recent months, the Chinese naval, air, amphibious and naval air forces have carried out exercises almost daily in front of and around Taiwan, exercises widely reported by the press and the media in Beijing, a way of increasing the pressure on the island authorities,…

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South Korea tested the launch of a ballistic missile below the surface

As we knew, South Korea invests consistently in the development of cruise missiles and ballistic missiles, in order to be able, as far as doing this little, to counter the growing threat represented by the North Korean ballistic arsenal. This is how the country has developed, since the beginning of the 80s, the family of surface-to-surface Hyunmoo missiles, initially designed with a transfer of technology from the United States in exchange for commitments from Seoul on the maximum range of the weapons developed, then within the framework of a partnership with Moscow during the 90s, which enabled the second generation of missiles, the Hyunmoo 2, to integrate…

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China to build 119 new silos for nuclear intercontinental missiles

In a speech that aims to be the foundation of the future of China and the Chinese Communist Party given on the occasion of the celebrations of the centenary of the CPC, President Xi Jinping hammered home the determination of his country to ensure the protection of its territorial integrity and its interests, calling for the acceleration of the strengthening and modernization of the People's Liberation Army, in the face of an adversary who, without ever being directly named, is nevertheless designated as the origin of all the evils that have struck China since 1840 to the Opium Wars, namely the West. It is in this quasi-martial context that two specialists…

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Israel develops drop tanks for its F35i Adir

If the F35A offers great stealth and very advanced detection and communication systems, it appears today to be limited in several areas, such as air defense due to its low speed, or for long-distance strikes, due to its radius. of operational action of 1100 km. It is precisely this last point that today poses a problem for the Israeli Air Force, which is faced with the need for long-range strikes, called 3rd circle in Israeli jargon, against adversaries like Iran. However, the F35i, the Israeli version of the F35A called Adir, does not have the extension necessary to carry out these ...

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