More details on the new Polish Mièçznick frigates

On March 4, when the media attention was entirely focused on the fighting in Ukraine, Warsaw announced the winner of the competition aimed at designing and manufacturing 3 new frigates and replacing the two OH Perry type frigates acquired second-hand from the US Navy, and who joined the Polish Navy in the early 2000s. It was the British Babcock, associated with the shipyards PGZ Stocznia Wojenna and Remontowa Shipbuilding SA, as well as Thales and MBDA, who won the competition against the Meko 300 from German Thyssenkrupp. The model chosen by Warsaw is the Arrowhead 140, on which the new frigate to come is based…

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With the S-550, Russia completes the future anti-aircraft and ballistic defense of its airspace

Russian anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic defense is today universally recognized as one of the best in the world, if not the best. Its multi-layered, multi-system cooperative composition already allows it to respond to almost all threats, including 5th generation stealth aircraft, constituting in fact a particularly dissuasive rampart for any of the adversaries. potential of the country. If the famous S-400, Buk, Tor, Pantsir and the future S-500 Prometei system were already well known to specialists in the subject, the announcement made on November 9 by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu about a new S-550 system, unseated…

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For the US Army, it becomes urgent to replace the anti-aircraft systems Patriot and Stinger

Over the past 4 years, Raytheon and the US State Department have managed to convince 4 European countries to acquire the MIM-104 Patriot anti-aircraft and anti-missile system: Sweden, Romania and Poland in 2017 and 2018 , and more recently Switzerland in a competition which opposed the American system to the Franco-Italian SAMP/T. In total, there are today 6 European member countries of NATO which implement this system, to which are added Sweden and Switzerland, which are or will soon be equipped with this system. The FIM-92 Stinger portable system equips 9 European armed forces. These two systems...

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Is passive detection going to impose itself in future military engagements?

The systematic elimination of all Armenian anti-aircraft defenses by Azeri forces was a determining factor in the meteoric success achieved by the latter against battle-hardened and well-armed soldiers during the 2020 conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. To achieve this, the Baku General Staff had implemented a strategy that was both simple and highly effective. As soon as an anti-aircraft system activated its radar, it was detected and located by the electronic detection systems crisscrossing the battlefield, after which either the target was destroyed by drones or stray munitions if a war unit capable electronics…

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Now is the right time to develop an Electronic Warfare Burst!

Since the start of 2021, Dassault Aviation's French Rafale combat aircraft has enjoyed significant commercial success, with no less than 4 new orders or pre-orders placed by Greece, Egypt, Croatia and France. Indonesia, for a total of 96 aircraft. According to the Swiss press, it would also be favored by the Swiss authorities for the replacement of its F/A 18 Hornet and F5 tiger II, and other countries, such as India and the United Arab Emirates, are also expected to place an order this year or next year. It must be said that the Rafale in its current multi-mission F3R version, and again...

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The pro and anti-F35 clash through media in the United States

The period is prosperous for the American Defense media. Indeed, after the US Air Force, and behind the scenes the Pentagon, expressed their aspirations to reduce the volume of F35A ordered because of excessively high operating costs and unsuitable performance to face China on the Pacific Theater, and that American elected officials have displayed much firmer positions vis-à-vis the Lockheed-Martin program, the F35 ecosystem is now leading a vast media offensive to counter the arguments put forward by critics of the device. and program. And in all likelihood, the confrontation will be merciless. Program support...

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The US Air Force wants to get rid of its first F35As

Decidedly, the US Air Force now has a hard tooth against the F35. After having leaked that it intended to reduce the number of F35As it will order from 48 to 43 units each year for the next 3 years, now it intends to get rid of the first copies received which cannot evolve towards the current standard without very large investments, almost identical to those represented by the purchase of a new device. Like the US Navy and its first 4 LCS, these devices have so far been reserved for training missions. But the maintenance costs are such that the US Air Force today estimates that...

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Hobart, Type 52D, Sejong the Great: Modern Destroyers - Part 1

Heirs to the destroyers that appeared at the end of the 19th century to fight against the torpedo boats that threatened large ships of the line such as cruisers and later battleships, the modern destroyer is an imposing surface combat ship, often more of 7000 tons, equipped with a powerful armament, a great versatility, and capable of escorting major units such as aircraft carriers as well as conducting land strikes or interdiction missions. If the classification remains vague and unsystematic with on the one hand the lighter and more specialized frigates, and on the other hand the heavier cruisers and able to…

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How will the Su-57 become the centerpiece of Russian Integrated Air Defense?

Russia's integrated anti-aircraft defense is today, almost unanimously recognised, one of the most efficient in the world. It implements, internally and in a coordinated manner, systems with complementary performance, such as the S-400 long-range interdiction systems, the Buk and S-350 medium-range systems, and the short-range systems TOR and Pantsir, so as to present at all times a homogeneity in defense that is difficult to fault. It also cooperates with air defense elements, such as Be50 early warning aircraft, Su-27 and Su-35 fighters, and Mig-31 interceptors,…

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The Italian Navy will receive its new super-destroyers from 2028

For some years now, Italy has made no secret of its Mediterranean ambitions, as well as those in the field of shipbuilding. And the Italian naval unit construction plan presented in July 2019 was impressive, as it targeted a fleet consisting of an aircraft carrier, 3 to 5 assault helicopter carriers, 4 heavy destroyers including 2 new DDX units, 10 FREMM frigates (or 8 if the sale of 2 FREMM to Egypt is maintained) and 7 PPAs, 8 new generation corvettes, 8 AIP attack submarines and 12 warships of mines including 8 new buildings. This announcement was...

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