Between missile and wandering ammunition, the Israeli Rafael presents his new Spike NLOS with a range of 50 km

At the end of the Cold War, the Western anti-tank missile market was in the hands of the United States with the TOW from Hughes Aircraft and the arrival of the Hellfire missile from Lokheed-Martin, and from Europe with the HOT and the very effective MILAN infantry developed by Euromissiles. But with the end of the Soviet threat, Americans and Europeans significantly lowered their investments in this area, opening the way to the emergence of other players on the planet.

Read the article

Lessons from the War in Ukraine: The Vulnerability of Frontline Armor

According to the Oryx site, which refers to the losses documented by both sides since the beginning of the conflict, the Russian armies have so far lost more than 550 heavy tanks, of which more than half were destroyed by anti-tank missiles, artillery strikes or by enemy tanks. The situation is essentially the same for armored combat vehicles (350 including 150 destroyed) and infantry combat vehicles (600 including 350 destroyed), which represents half of all front line armored vehicles deployed by the Russia around Ukraine before the fighting started. Fact,…

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

The 5 Western Weapons Ukrainian Forces Need the Most Today

For 12 days now, the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Territorial Defense have managed to resist the Russian offensive, despite an obvious tightening of the adversary's rules of engagement, when it is obvious that it is not will have no chance of a quick victory or of gaining the support or even the neutrality of the vast majority of the Ukrainian population. Initiated prior to the conflict by the United States and certain European countries, arms deliveries to the Ukrainian forces now play a decisive role in their ability to maintain pressure on the units taking part in the Russian offensive, striking effectively supply convoys and blocking certain offensives, in…

Read the article

More details on the future European Tiger III combat helicopter

While it is still not known whether Berlin will choose to preserve and develop its fleet of Tiger combat helicopters, or to equip itself with American AH-64 Apaches, Airbus Helicopters has detailed the improvements that are planned on the future Tiger III standard, which should allow the aircraft to remain in service until 2035, and the arrival of a possible new European combat helicopter. Thus, this new version will integrate an advanced evolution of the aircraft's mission management, communication and cooperative engagement capabilities, with a redesigned cockpit approaching the Glass Cockpit of new generation aircraft, redundant satellite geolocation systems, etc.

Read the article

The first Russian BMPT Terminator unit is operational

Since its first public appearance in 2002, the BMPT Terminator Infantry Engagement Vehicle has generated intense media interest. It is true that this armored vehicle designed on a T-72 chassis, and carrying an impressive arsenal consisting of 2 30mm auto cannons, 4 9M120 ATAKA-T anti-tank missiles, 2 30mm grenade launchers and a 7,62mm machine gun served by a crew of 5 men, was an innovative approach inherited from the vulnerabilities observed in infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers during the conflicts in Afghanistan, as well as during the disastrous campaign of Chechnya from 1994.…

Read the article

Exercise Zapad-21: The Russian Army tests its new weapons

Of all the major four-year exercises of the Russian army, the Zapad exercise, which means West, is by far the one that carries the greatest symbolic value, as well as the one that attracts the greatest media attention, in Europe as well as in Russia. This year, it takes place for the most part in Belarus, while Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko have just signed a historic rapprochement agreement between the two countries, allowing the first to increase its hold on this Slavic state, and the second to protect his position at the head of it. But beyond its political and geostrategic aspects, part of the Russian forces...

Read the article

Leopard 2, Leclerc, Merkava: What are modern battle tanks worth? (1/3)

Since its first appearance on the battlefields during the First World War, the battle tank has been the subject of both extreme fascination for some, and total denial for others. Over the course of the conflicts, and the appearance of new weapon systems, such as the anti-tank missile or more recently the wandering ammunition, the end of the supremacy of the tank in land combat has many times been prophesied, following the example other major armaments such as aircraft carriers or combat aircraft. However, it is clear today, as geopolitical tensions continue to grow, that the market...

Read the article

Russia unveils export version of its new Hermes long-range anti-tank missile

Beyond wandering ammunition and drones, if there is one weapon system that demonstrated its effectiveness during the conflict between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh in the fall of 2020, it is the Israeli long-range SPIKE NLOS anti-tank missile, which destroyed significant numbers of Armenian armor and strongholds without the targets ever being aware of being targeted. In the same way as the first generation AT-2 anti-tank missiles which wreaked havoc in the ranks of Israeli armor during the Yom Kippur War, leading to the massive entry of this new type of armament...

Read the article

The British Char Challenger 3 (also) will be protected by the Israeli Trophy system

We knew that London was planning to equip its future Challenger 3 tank, a retrofit of the Challenger 2 currently in service to compensate for defects and obsolescence and to make it possible to connect with a possible replacement from 2035, with a Hard protection system -Kill to increase its protection against anti-tank missiles and rockets. The British Ministry of Defense has just confirmed that the active protection system Trophy of the Israeli Rafael had been selected for this, in this case in its lighter version Trophy MV/VPS. The British Army will therefore be the 3rd NATO army to choose the Israeli self-protection system,…

Read the article
Meta-Defense

FREE OF CHARGE
See