Chinese player releases confidential data to 'improve' War Thunder tank simulation

A Chinese player posted on the forum of the multiplayer tank simulation game War Thunder unknown data in the West concerning the DTC10-125 125mm arrow shell used by the Chinese Type 96 and Type 99 main battle tanks, in order to improve simulation accuracy. On May 31, a Chinese player posted previously unknown data in the Western public domain on the forum of the multiplayer tank simulation game War Thunder, concerning the DTC10-125 arrow shell widely used by main battle tanks. Chinese Type 96, Type 99 and Type 99A, to shoot down enemy tanks. According to…

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Simulations show that drone swarms would be a solution to defend Taiwan

If support for Ukraine is at the heart of the strategic concerns of the American executive, it is the defense of Taiwan which, for several years, has given nightmares to the strategists and planners of the American armed forces. Indeed, most of the simulations and wargames carried out in recent years show that protecting the independent island since 1949 from a massive assault launched by the People's Liberation Army in a few years' time will be a task that is both one of the most difficult and most perilous for US forces. Between the hypotheses of massive preventive strikes against the island and against the American military bases present in this theater (Japan, Guam, etc.), the capacities…

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According to simulations, the US Air Force will lose its advantage from 2027 on the current trajectory

“Combat simulations (wargaming) show that we are not accelerating fast enough, … we have to go faster”. It is in these terms that General Clinton Hinote, who leads operational foresight for the US Air Force, described the situation during a webinar organized by the Center for an New American Security. And according to him, where the United States previously estimated to have the advantage over China with the current planning until at least the beginning of the 2030s, and the arrival of the NGAD, these same simulations now show that the point of inflection would be in 2027, a very symbolic date since it is the one advanced for the…

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The Metavers, a critical medium-term defense and security issue

On October 28, the president of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, announced the launch of a huge program aimed at making his company, renamed "Meta" on this occasion, the global pillar in the field of Metaverse. Although there were, strictly speaking, no precise announcements made during this press conference, neither in terms of the project nor in terms of the timetable, this ambition clearly gives the start of a next stage in the evolution of the link that everyone can have with digital. As such, the Metaverse bring many opportunities in terms of defense for those who know how to seize them, but also…

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With the Type 212CD, the German TKMS wants to design the first truly stealthy submarine

Since the beginning of the 70s, a technological race has taken place between the designers of more and more efficient passive sonar, and the manufacturers of submarines, who were seeking to produce more and more discreet submersibles, i.e. say radiating as little mechanical or man-made noise as possible. Gradually, anti-submarine warfare saw the famous "bang" of active sonars made famous by many films, replaced by high-sensitivity hydrophones, increasingly efficient computer signal processing algorithms, and the famous "golden ears", very awkwardly honored in the film "Le chant du loup".…

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The new US Air Force strategy calls for a 15-year lifecycle for its fighters

While directing the acquisitions and developments of the US Air Force under the Trump Administration, Doctor Will Roper personified a dynamic of radical change in the piloting of the USAF's industrial programs, but also in its very design. of the life cycle of combat aircraft. Presented under the name of “Digital Century Series“, this paradigm was based on the intensive use of modeling and numerical tests, on an Agile design approach, and on the use of an open architecture allowing a great flexibility in the modular design of the whole. Several recent programs have implemented this doctrine, referred to as…

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Will Switzerland select the F35 despite itself?

The days go by and are not alike in Bern. Indeed, while last week, the French proposal and the Rafale aircraft seemed to have won competition for the replacement of the F/A 18 Hornets and the Swiss F5 Tiger IIs, the Swiss media seem to know, since the beginning of the week, that now, the American proposal and the F35A from Lockheed-Martin would be on the way to winning the tender. According to the sources quoted by the written press as well as by the television news, this proposal would offer a "quality-price" ratio exceeding "by far" those of the other competitors. However, the term reported by Swiss journalists,…

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Is technology moving too fast for industrial defense programs?

For 2 years, the United States Marine Corps has begun a deep reflection on the nature of its mission in the years to come, and on the means at its disposal to carry it out successfully against a technologically advanced adversary with significant military resources, such as the Chinese People's Liberation Army, all in a budgetary context that is at best fixed, at worst declining. The first advances in this thinking came to light with the publication last year of a new intervention doctrine for the Corps, based on smaller, much more mobile and agile units, acting in…

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The US can defeat China, but with weapons that don't exist

Countering an offensive against Taiwan is today one of, if not the main concern of the American armed forces. Unfortunately, the very many wargames carried out in recent years on this subject are hardly encouraging, the US armies being regularly pushed back and the independent island falling into the hands of Beijing in the majority of cases. Many options and innovations are now being tested in an attempt to meet this challenge, with, for example, smaller, highly mobile and better coordinated units as recommended by the new doctrines of the Marines and the US Army, the call for ships robots and drones for the US Navy, and…

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The US Army formalizes the order for IVAS intelligent infantry glasses

When it was launched in 2018, the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS, smart infantry goggle program had many observers skeptical, including in the US Congress. Only 3 years later, the results obtained by Microsoft and its HoloLens technology have obviously finished seducing the heads of the US Army, who have just signed the Redmond giant a 10-year contract, therefore 5 years firm and 5 one-year options, for the design and manufacture of an undefined number of IVAS systems, we are talking about more than 40.000 systems, for a total amount capped at $21,88 billion. Outraged…

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