These 7 technologies that will transform warfare by 2030

Since the start of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, many analyses, including on this site, have focused on the different lessons that these very high intensity combats have brought to light, such as the now indisputable role of the tank but also artillery, coastal or anti-aircraft defenses, and of course drones, to speak only of the technological question. And in fact, many armies have evolved their military planning in recent months precisely to respond to these lessons. This is how Poland embarked on an unprecedented effort to reconstitute a very powerful land force aligning 6 divisions,…

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Do Awacs Advanced Air Warning aircraft still have a place in modern air warfare?

Since the Second World War, Western armies have drawn much of their firepower from their air forces. However, from the mid-50s, it was not so much the relative quality of their fighters and bombers against Soviet aircraft, as the strength of the support fleet, which carried Western air superiority. Thus, in 1957, the KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft entered service which, based on a Boeing 707 cell, made it possible to refuel in flight first the strategic bombers of the US Air Force, then the hunting fleet as the new hunters were equipped with…

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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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Congress wants new tactical electronic warfare aircraft for the US Air Force

It was in 1998 that the last electronic warfare EF-111A Raven was withdrawn from service with the US Air Force, without any replacement having been provided for this purpose. However, the aircraft fulfills many crucial missions, in particular to neutralize the detection and engagement capabilities of Iraqi anti-aircraft defenses during the first Gulf War, and to allow tactical aircraft, and in particular the F117 stealth aircraft, to operate safely. Convinced of the omnipotence of the passive stealth of its F-22s and the future F-35A, the US Air Force did not consider it necessary to replace this capability, it is really expensive...

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These technologies which will be able to detect an F35 from 2030

Since the use of the F117 during the first Gulf War in 1991, stealth has been considered the essential characteristic of a combat aircraft, to be able to face the modern anti-aircraft defenses of a determined adversary. . And Lieutenant Colonel Zelko's aircraft shot down by a battery of S-175 missiles (SA-3 in the NATO classification), when it had just opened its ammunition hatch on March 27, 1999 over Serbia did not didn't change much. Stealth had become the holy grail of aircraft manufacturers and the staffs of the world's air forces. From then on, several programs based on this characteristic were developed in…

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German Hensoldt has shown that F35 can be detected by passive radar

The American site, belonging to the sphere, published the story that led Lockheed to ground its F35As dispatched to the Berlin Air Show in 2018, at the Schönefeld airfield near Berlin, while the nato and the United States were doing everything in their power to get Germany to choose the stealth aircraft to replace its Tornado. Indeed, the German radar designer Hensoldt took advantage of this event to test its new passive radar TwInvis, in order to evaluate its performance on a wide range of devices. And as the designers of the TwInvis, not given to the German system, expected, the two F35…

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