Armament 2022, August

Weapons of the near future: prospects for the deployment of anti-ship missiles 3M22 "Zircon"

Weapons of the near future: prospects for the deployment of anti-ship missiles 3M22 "Zircon"

"Admiral Gorshkov" - the first carrier of "Zircon" In the interests of the surface and submarine forces of the Russian Navy, a promising hypersonic anti-ship missile 3M22 "Zircon" is being created. In the near future, the tests of this product will be completed, after which it will be accepted

What weapons of the future are Ukrainian gunsmiths preparing

What weapons of the future are Ukrainian gunsmiths preparing

Model UAV "Falcon-300", photo: Information Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Ukraine inherited from the USSR a developed defense-industrial complex. Several decades of decline have crippled its capabilities, but this does not mean that the country cannot produce modern models of weapons and equipment

Japanese missile warning radars

Japanese missile warning radars

In connection with the appearance of ballistic missiles in the DPRK, in the mid-1990s, the Japanese government decided to begin research in the field of a national anti-missile defense system. Practical work on the creation of missile defense started in 1999, after the North Korean missile "Tephodong-1"

The Sword of Armageddon will take off in 2023

The Sword of Armageddon will take off in 2023

We have noted more than once that the US nuclear triad has not been an example of perfect balance for a long time. And the air component in the person of the B-52 and B-2 is far from ideal, and the ground component in the person of the third Minuteman. And here is our American friend Kyle Mizokami, who does not let us get bored, on the pages

Why does the US keep silo-based ICBMs?

Why does the US keep silo-based ICBMs?

Nuclear Triad There are only three nuclear powers in the world that have a full-fledged strategic nuclear triad, which includes land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in silo and / or mobile versions, nuclear submarines with ballistic missiles (SSBNs) and strategic

The potential of the Hermes family of missile systems

The potential of the Hermes family of missile systems

Rocket complex "Hermes" and TPK for it The Russian industry continues to work on the creation of a promising multipurpose missile system "Hermes". In the foreseeable future, this complex in several modifications should go into service with different types of troops and improve their combat

Five crazy military projects that never came to fruition

Five crazy military projects that never came to fruition

Having once created the first samples of weapons, a person could no longer stop. Already in the 20th century, this activity led to the emergence of nuclear weapons. At the same time, even the creation of a means capable of destroying all life on the planet did not stop the violent human activity in the field of creating various

Nuclear mathematics: how many nuclear charges does the United States need to destroy Russian strategic nuclear forces?

Nuclear mathematics: how many nuclear charges does the United States need to destroy Russian strategic nuclear forces?

Source: wikipedia.org In the article "Why does the United States keep silo-based ICBMs?" we looked at why the United States is deploying a significant portion of its strategic nuclear arsenal in highly secure mines, even though it has the most powerful and secure fleet

Future force warrior

Future force warrior

The Pentagon has been thinking about a computerized and technically equipped soldier since the 80s. But the military department was forced to abandon the Land Warrior project, because the corresponding equipment weighed almost 40 kg, and the batteries that powered the soldier were enough for only 4 hours. And so, Future

FELIN "digital" military kit

FELIN "digital" military kit

FELIN is an abbreviation for Fantassin a Equipement et Liaisons Integres, which is French for Integrated Infantry Equipment and Communications. And it is a high-tech set of individual infantryman equipment, the so-called "soldier set

"It is forbidden to turn on during the day without a diaphragm and direct at a bright light": about the features of the NSP-2 night sight of the 1950s

"It is forbidden to turn on during the day without a diaphragm and direct at a bright light": about the features of the NSP-2 night sight of the 1950s

"It is forbidden to turn on during the day without a diaphragm and direct into a bright light." This inscription is made on the device, which was one of the first devices, as they would say now, night vision - for military small arms. We are talking about a device designated as NSP (NSP-2) - night rifle

Knockin 'on Heaven

Knockin 'on Heaven

In Capella Space's Eye of All Seeing: A Harbinger of a Satellite Reconnaissance Revolution, we looked at the promise of compact, low-cost reconnaissance satellites that could form orbital constellations in orbit that include hundreds or even thousands of satellites

The choice of weapons in the confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan: disguise as a "way of deception"

The choice of weapons in the confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan: disguise as a "way of deception"

During the current conflict, the aviation of Azerbaijan, represented by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has a huge impact on the ground forces of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR). Military equipment, weapons depots, military units are methodically destroyed from the air

Outsourcing War

Outsourcing War

The emergence of nuclear weapons in the United States and the USSR led to the emergence of the concept of nuclear deterrence. The threat of total destruction forced the superpowers to be wary of the possibility of a direct armed conflict between them, limiting themselves to "injections" - periodically arising

Unification of ammunition for self-propelled anti-tank systems, military air defense systems, combat helicopters and UAVs

Unification of ammunition for self-propelled anti-tank systems, military air defense systems, combat helicopters and UAVs

Tasks and problems of unification Modern weapons are extremely expensive to develop, purchase and operate. Let's paraphrase Woland from Mikhail Bulgakov's novel "The Master and Margarita": the fact that the carriers of weapons (tanks, airplanes, helicopters) are expensive is still half the trouble, much worse is that they are extremely expensive

What can it be? Conventional war scenarios

What can it be? Conventional war scenarios

In the article “What can it be? Nuclear War Scenarios”we examined the probable scenarios of nuclear conflicts with the participation of the Russian Federation. However, the likelihood of Russia's involvement in military conflicts using only conventional weapons is much higher. Moreover, it can be argued that

Weapons of the post-nuclear world: ground forces

Weapons of the post-nuclear world: ground forces

In the article "Consequences of a Global Nuclear War" we examined the factors complicating the restoration of civilization after a hypothetical global conflict with the use of nuclear weapons. Let us briefly list these factors:

Consequences of a global nuclear war

Consequences of a global nuclear war

Global Nuclear WarWhen they talk about a global nuclear war between Russia and the United States, in which other official and unofficial members of the "nuclear club" will surely join, they believe that this will mark the end of humanity. Radiation contamination of the area, "nuclear winter", some even

Universal firing facility (UOS) "Gorchak"

Universal firing facility (UOS) "Gorchak"

The best fire fortifications include those that require less time and money to build, are hardly noticeable on the ground and are capable of suddenly opening effective fire at the attacking enemy. In the system of long-term and field fortification, two

Problems of firepower training of a serviceman at the present stage and ways of solving them

Problems of firepower training of a serviceman at the present stage and ways of solving them

I have been reading materials from the Voennoye Obozreniye website for a long time, and I have learned very sensible things for myself, including in the comments. I offer my own view of the problem. When writing this article, I used many of your comments, especially those left after the article from 2 parts "An automatic machine can and must

Fire grenades. Harden's pomegranate

Fire grenades. Harden's pomegranate

Harden's fire grenades Today, in the mind of any person, a grenade is a weapon, a means of killing other people. However, such statements are not always true, there are grenades that are designed to save human lives. These are the predecessors of modern fire extinguishers. One of the most

Japanese post-war anti-aircraft machine gun and artillery mounts

Japanese post-war anti-aircraft machine gun and artillery mounts

After the defeat in World War II, Japan was banned from the creation of the armed forces. The Japanese Constitution, adopted in 1947, legally enshrines the refusal to participate in military conflicts. In particular, in the second chapter, which is called "Renouncing War," it says: Sincerely striving for

"Onyx" instead of "Zircon"

"Onyx" instead of "Zircon"

Source: Russian Ministry of Defense, mil.ru The tests of the Zircon anti-ship missile system did not come as a big surprise. This story did not suggest any other development of events. Lots of smoke and fire close up. Tests of the newest hypersonic missile. While we were reading brief military statements “the speed of 8M is reached

Military rocket fuels

Military rocket fuels

Historical excursion Rocket fuel contains fuel and oxidizer and, unlike jet fuel, does not need an external component: air or water. Rocket fuels, according to their state of aggregation, are divided into liquid, solid and hybrid. Liquid fuels are classified into

Development of nuclear warhead designs

Development of nuclear warhead designs

Nuclear weapons are the most effective in the history of mankind in terms of cost / efficiency: the annual costs of developing, testing, manufacturing and maintaining in operation of these weapons make up from 5 to 10 percent of the military budgets of the United States and the Russian Federation - countries with an already formed nuclear

Prospects for the development of hand-held rocket-propelled grenade launchers

Prospects for the development of hand-held rocket-propelled grenade launchers

Technical features The proposed material is devoted to hand-held rocket-propelled grenade launchers (hereinafter referred to as grenade launchers), which differ from complexes with guided anti-tank missiles and recoilless guns by the ability to carry one grenade launcher without using a machine or wheeled carriage. Shot

Diesel shortage in the Third Reich

Diesel shortage in the Third Reich

In the article "TV" Panther ":" thirty-four "of the Wehrmacht?" quantity

Strategic conventional forces: carriers and weapons

Strategic conventional forces: carriers and weapons

In the first article, "Strategic conventional weapons", the task of strategic conventional weapons is formulated as inflicting damage on the enemy, significantly reducing his organizational, industrial and military capabilities from a distance that minimizes or eliminates the likelihood

Strategic conventional weapons. Damage

Strategic conventional weapons. Damage

Nuclear Weapons The advent of the atomic bomb gave rise to a new class of weapons - strategic. Some time after the appearance of nuclear weapons (NW) in the United States, and then in the USSR, they were considered as weapons of the "battlefield", scenarios for their use were actively worked out, and large-scale exercises were carried out

The end of the nuclear triad? Air and ground components of strategic nuclear forces

The end of the nuclear triad? Air and ground components of strategic nuclear forces

Nuclear weapons - the bulwark of the world Since its inception, nuclear weapons (NW), which subsequently evolved to thermonuclear (hereinafter referred to as the collective term "nuclear weapons"), has become an essential element of the armed forces of the leading countries of the world. At present, there are no nuclear weapons

The end of the nuclear triad. US decapitation weapon

The end of the nuclear triad. US decapitation weapon

On August 17, 1973, US Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger unveiled the decapitation concept as the new foundation of US nuclear policy. For its implementation, it was supposed to achieve a gain in flight time. The priority in the development of nuclear deterrent has shifted from

Reusable Rockets: The Cost-Effective Solution for a Rapid Global Strike

Reusable Rockets: The Cost-Effective Solution for a Rapid Global Strike

A revolution in reusable spacecraft At the beginning of the 21st century, there was a revolution in space exploration. Quietly, almost imperceptibly, without multi-billion dollar national projects such as the lunar exploration program or the Space Shuttle program for creating reusable spaceships. Of course

The end of the nuclear triad? Ground and space echelons of early warning systems

The end of the nuclear triad? Ground and space echelons of early warning systems

The emergence of ballistic missiles provided the strategic nuclear forces (SNF) with the ability to strike the enemy in the shortest possible time. Depending on the type of missile - intercontinental (ICBM), medium-range (IRBM) or short-range (BRMD), this time can be from about five to

The end of the nuclear triad? Marine component of strategic nuclear forces

The end of the nuclear triad? Marine component of strategic nuclear forces

The naval component of the strategic nuclear forces The naval component appeared later than the aviation and ground component of the strategic nuclear forces. In principle, the United States planned to launch nuclear strikes on the USSR, including by aircraft taking off from aircraft carriers, but still, submarines (submarines) with ballistic and

With a new hypersound: achievements and failures of the creators of hypersonic missiles in the past year

With a new hypersound: achievements and failures of the creators of hypersonic missiles in the past year

Photo: Press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Photo: Matt Williams / US Air Force Despite all the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the economic problems associated with it, the most powerful countries in the world have been confidently working on promising hypersonic systems for twelve months

Unification: What You Need to Learn from Americans

Unification: What You Need to Learn from Americans

Photo: kremlin.ru This conversation was prompted by the news, which made it a little uncomfortable. And which we will take apart by cogs. In 2023, Russia (yes, there are options) will begin work on a new intercontinental ballistic missile with the code name "Kedr". The rocket will have

Smart missiles "Stinger"

Smart missiles "Stinger"

The Stinger missile developed by the American military (“sting” is translated from English as “sting”) can be called one of the first variants of the so-called “intellectual” weapon. First of all - the ability to launch from the shoulder, practically on the go

Like a parade: vehicles on the march

Like a parade: vehicles on the march

On May 9, 2010, the military marched along Red Square in Moscow, as usual. Celebrating the next anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War, representatives of all branches of the armed forces took part in the parade. The special attention of the public, of course, was attracted by the technique, from well-deserved

Raising boys

Raising boys

Working with difficult children provides abundant food for thought not only about these children themselves and their family environment, but also about the many socio-cultural factors that contribute to the shaking of an already weak child's psyche. At the same time, it often turns out that those existing in the modern mass consciousness

October 20 - Day of the military signalman of Russia

October 20 - Day of the military signalman of Russia

Today, in the Armed Forces of the country, those people celebrate their professional holiday, without whose successful work it is truly impossible to carry out a single modern operation, whether it is a training operation or the most combat one. We are talking about military communications. This they provide