The US Army will test the Iron Dome to protect its vulnerable infrastructure

One of the major lessons of the war that pitted Azeri forces against Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020 was the great vulnerability of force support sites, such as logistics areas, command posts, and fortifications, in the face of modern artillery systems coupled with reconnaissance drones. And if the Armenian anti-aircraft defenses managed to keep the Azeri fighters at a distance, they were largely idle in the face of the small reconnaissance drones directing the enemy artillery fire. Beyond this example, the increase in range and accuracy of modern and future artillery systems, whether artillery…

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The Australian Army urgently deactivates its Israeli-born battlefield management system

In 2010, as part of the LAND 75 and LAND 125 programs, the Australian Army had selected the Israeli Elbit to provide its Battle Management System or BMS, allowing to digitize the static and dynamic information of the field of battle and thus greatly improve the conduct of military operations. The system, including in particular a certain number of kits to equip command vehicles, combat vehicles and infantry personnel, was gradually deployed in the years that followed, in order to overcome certain weaknesses noted in particular during deployments in Afghanistan. From 2019, however, questions and doubts…

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What are modern Corvettes worth?

During the Second World War, corvettes were ships of limited tonnage, 1000 tons for the very prolific Flower class of the Royal Navy, intended to escort convoys against underwater threats and secure the coasts. Over the years, corvettes disappeared from the majority of large modern navies, replaced by heavier and more versatile frigates or less expensive missile patrol boats, while the threat on the coasts faded and that anti-submarine warfare needs were dealt with more by the submarines themselves, and maritime patrol aircraft. However, in recent years,…

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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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Ukraine, Taiwan, Middle East: The worst-case scenario for the Pentagon takes shape

Only 5 years ago, American military supremacy was such that no one imagined that any international actor could come to challenge the military victory in the United States on the conventional level. Since then, things have changed a lot. Three years ago, simulations began to appear showing that the United States and its allies were no longer able to intervene with the necessary and sufficient forces on two major fronts, for example in Europe against Russia, and in Middle East versus Iran. Two years ago, with the entry into service of some new weapon systems, such as the Russian Kinzhal hypersonic missile,…

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Israel claims attack on Iranian freighter MV Saviz in response to Iranian attacks

On March 25, the Lori, a container ship flying the Israeli flag, was hit by an Iranian missile in the Arabian Sea, causing no injuries or casualties. It is in response to this new attack against its merchant ships that the Jewish state organized the attack on the Iranian cargo ship MV Saviz, a ship identified for several months by the American secret services as a naval action platform. for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. According to information communicated by the New York Times quoting an American official, the Israeli services would have positioned a naval mine under the waterline of the ship before making it...

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Israel's TROPHY hard-kill system ready to embark on US Army Strykers

Hard-kill protection systems, an active device allowing to intercept missiles and anti-tank rockets before they hit an armored vehicle, are now becoming the essential tool to ensure the survivability of armored vehicles on a field. of high intensity battle, or the threats for these vehicles will be numerous and lethal. But these devices, like the TROPHY of the Israeli Rafael which equips the Merkava of the Israeli armies, and soon the American M1 Abrams and the Leopard 2 of the Bundeswehr, if they are very effective, have two big defects: they are very heavy , up to 2 tons, and consume a lot of electrical energy. In fact, if they can...

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Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE reportedly discuss military alliance against Iran

The enemy of my enemy is my friend, says an Italian proverb. And it is true that there is nothing more effective than a pressing and major threat to bring nations that everything has opposed up to now, to discover links and form alliances. One naturally thinks of the United States and the Soviet Union during the Second World War, but such examples are strewn throughout the history of humanity, beyond continents, eras and cultures. However, imagine only a few months ago that Jerusalem, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Manama could negotiate, albeit unofficially, a military alliance outside of American supervision,...

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Is the Mediterranean again an area of ​​concentration of forces?

Traditionally, when we think of geographical areas under tension where many military forces are present, it is common to refer to the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, or more recently to the Western Pacific, especially around the China Sea. . On the other hand, the Mediterranean, and in particular the eastern Mediterranean, which was between the Second World War and the end of the 60s one of the most active areas militarily speaking, has since slipped, in the overall perception, towards the status of a secure area, allowing a significant commercial traffic. But for the past decade, many nations bordering the Mediterranean, as well as others there…

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Germany chooses Israeli hard-kill protection system TROPHY for its Leopard 2

The German authorities have decided to follow in the footsteps of the US Army by choosing to acquire the Hard-Kill TROPHY protection system, designed and manufactured by the Israeli Rafael, to protect its front-line Leopard 2 tanks, and this in a relatively short time since the announced objective is to have a combat tank company equipped with this device by 2023, to join NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). The announcement was made directly by the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and the contract will be awarded in a government-to-government procedure. This contract is not about equipping…

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