Armies of the world 2022, August

The growing military hegemony of the Turkish Republic

The growing military hegemony of the Turkish Republic

“From now on, before you is Turkey, which does not lose either in diplomacy or in war. What our army gains on the fronts, we are not inferior in negotiations.”- Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu. This commentary was about Operation Peace Spring in the north

Pentagon Cyber ​​Targets

Pentagon Cyber ​​Targets

Following the doctrine of American supremacy, the United States administration laid out a new strategy for protecting cyberspace, making it clear that the country would not hesitate to respond to cyber attacks, even using military force if necessary. 23 April

Memo to mercenaries in Africa

Memo to mercenaries in Africa

Quite an interesting text - a memo to Americans who are going to participate in African wars as a mercenary. The text does not have a specific author (besides, it is given in some abbreviation) - but it was compiled on the basis of materials and statutes, on the basis of which the 5th and 6th

Turkey versus Syria: the balance of power

Turkey versus Syria: the balance of power

The first days of October brought sad news from the Middle East. It all started with the fact that artillery shells, allegedly fired from Syria, fell on the territory of Turkey. The Turks responded with full-fledged shelling. Over the next days, the situation repeated itself several times: someone with

Features of the construction and development of the US Space Forces

Features of the construction and development of the US Space Forces

Space Force personnel at an official event, October 2020 On December 20, 2019, the United States Air Force Space Command became an independent structure while maintaining the same goals and objectives. Currently, this US Space Force (USSF) is simultaneously engaged in

Another 110 mines. New position area of ​​the PLA missile forces

Another 110 mines. New position area of ​​the PLA missile forces

Eastern part of Hami urban district prior to construction. The tag shows the position of the future positioning area In early July, it became known that China is building in Gansu province a new positioning area of ​​strategic missile forces with 119 silo launchers. The other day

Work progress on the LRSO cruise missile (USA)

Work progress on the LRSO cruise missile (USA)

AGM-86B cruise missiles on the pylon of a B-52H bomber This project started in 2015 and has already gone through several stages. A new phase is starting right now, the goal of which is to complete the design

Secret object: China is modernizing the airfield at the Lop Nor

Secret object: China is modernizing the airfield at the Lop Nor

Lop Nor airfield in the recent past. A snapshot of the Google Maps service China is building a variety of new facilities to implement various military and scientific projects. So, a few years ago a new airfield appeared at the Lop Nor training ground. Construction work on this site is still ongoing

119 rockets in the desert. China is building a new missile positioning area

119 rockets in the desert. China is building a new missile positioning area

The area in which the construction is being carried out. Satellite image was taken before the start of work. Photo by Google Maps China continues to develop its strategic nuclear forces, and is taking impressive measures. Recently it became known that a new positioning area is under construction in Gansu province with

Prospects for the development of the aircraft carrier fleet of the PLA Navy

Prospects for the development of the aircraft carrier fleet of the PLA Navy

Aircraft carrier Liaoning near Hong Kong, 2017. Photo Wikimedia Commons It is assumed that the optimal appearance and desired capabilities of such forces will be

Voluntarism against reason

Voluntarism against reason

The reform of military education more and more resembles a pro forma In 2010, the implementation of the federal program for reforming the system of military education in the Russian Federation is being completed. As a result, the Russian Ministry of Defense will have 10 system-forming universities, including: three military educational and research centers

The Russian army will change again

The Russian army will change again

The Minister of Defense announced innovations that will soon be adopted in the Russian Armed Forces On the previous day, at a meeting with representatives of civil organizations held in the Public Chamber, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov spoke about the upcoming changes in the Russian army

The soul of the army can and must develop

The soul of the army can and must develop

Without spiritual renewal, the armed forces will not acquire a new look The Russian army has traditionally been famous for high morale, military art, and patriotism. Russian commanders have always believed that the main strength of the army is in the people themselves. Developing personality, they created a victorious army

Ministry of Defense is preparing reforms for the army

Ministry of Defense is preparing reforms for the army

In the near future, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation intends to carry out a number of reforms. So, it is planned to work out the issue of creating a military police in the Russian army. Currently, the department is studying foreign experience in this area. “We are working on this issue, but, unfortunately, the

There is no reason for optimism yet

There is no reason for optimism yet

What inheritance went to the new Minister of Defense of Ukraine At the ceremony of introducing Mikhail Yezhel to the leadership of the Ukrainian military department, the newly appointed Minister of Defense noted that overalls will become the main uniform in the army in the next five years. Thus, making it clear to everyone

The choice of weapons in the confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan: ground forces

The choice of weapons in the confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan: ground forces

As important as the air force (Air Force) and the opposing air defense (air defense) forces are, the seizure of territory is in any case carried out by ground forces. A territory is not considered captured until an infantryman steps on it. So in the conflict between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

The choice of weapons in the confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan: aviation and navy

The choice of weapons in the confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan: aviation and navy

Speaking about the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, we will not now consider who is right in it and who is to blame. Each side will have their own arguments and objections. We are interested in the purely military aspect of the confrontation Armenia / Nagorno-Karabakh - Azerbaijan / Turkey. Last year's article “Is there a chance

The choice of weapons in the confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan: air defense

The choice of weapons in the confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan: air defense

In the previous article, we examined the combat units that are most effective for manning the Navy and Air Force of Armenia from the point of view of confronting Azerbaijan and Turkey in the current conflict. Let me remind you that the consideration is carried out only from the point of view of studying

How "scientific companies" are arranged in Israel

How "scientific companies" are arranged in Israel

For over 30 years in Israel, the most intellectually advanced recruits of both genders have been selected to serve in the elite Talpiot unit. Undoubtedly, it is taken from the verse of the immortal biblical "Song of Songs"

Should we be afraid of the transfer of B-2?

Should we be afraid of the transfer of B-2?

Two US strategic B-2 Spirit bombers have been deployed to RAF Fairford Air Force Base in England for a "short-term deployment" three hours from Russia, according to The Washington Times

Refuse and purchase. Pentagon plans for the development of tactical aviation of the Air Force

Refuse and purchase. Pentagon plans for the development of tactical aviation of the Air Force

F-22 fighters will retain their place in the future fleet of the US Air Force In recent weeks, the issue of spending on the development of the air force and the renewal of the aircraft fleet has been actively discussed at various levels. The Pentagon comes out with

Ukraine strives to join NATO: a new program of action

Ukraine strives to join NATO: a new program of action

Tank T-84-120 "Yatagan" - a version of the T-84 with weapons and devices of a foreign design. Photo by Wikimedia Commons The current authorities of Ukraine consider joining NATO one of the main foreign policy tasks. Over the past several years, certain measures and programs have been proposed

Peacetime fleet. The US Audit Office finds new problems for the Navy

Peacetime fleet. The US Audit Office finds new problems for the Navy

In early June, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report, "Navy Ships: Timely Actions Needed to Improve Planning and Develop Capabilities for Battle Damage Repair."

The state and prospects of the Bundeswehr artillery

The state and prospects of the Bundeswehr artillery

Self-propelled artillery mounts PzH 2000 in position. Photo of the Bundeswehr Germany is making extensive programs to modernize its armed forces. Artillery units will be renewed along with other components of the Bundeswehr in the coming years. It is proposed to abandon some of the obsolete

NATO-2030 Initiative. Old threats and new strategies

NATO-2030 Initiative. Old threats and new strategies

NATO is facing new threats and challenges, external and internal. At the same time, the structures and strategies of the organization no longer fully meet the current requirements. They are proposed to be updated taking into account the current situation and expected events, for which the NATO-2030 plan is being developed. The main

Non-nuclear deterrent: North Korean missile forces and artillery

Non-nuclear deterrent: North Korean missile forces and artillery

Demonstration shooting dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Korean People's Army, April 26, 2017. 300 SPGs and MLRSs of various types were concentrated in one area. Photo by CTAC The Korean People's Army has a large and powerful rocket and artillery force. There are many thousands in the ranks

LRHW project. New data and new questions

LRHW project. New data and new questions

Over the past several years, the United States has been developing a promising long-range hypersonic missile system LRHW (Long Range Hypersonic Weapon). Regularly reported on the performance of certain works and disclosed

Air Threat: Palestinian Unguided Missiles and UAVs

Air Threat: Palestinian Unguided Missiles and UAVs

Qassam missile launcher spotted by the Israeli army, 2007. IDF photo On the evening of May 10, Palestinian militias launched a massive shelling of Israeli cities from the Gaza Strip. Attacks are carried out by artillery forces, using rockets of different

First in Europe: French Navy

First in Europe: French Navy

SSBN Triomphant carries out the launch of the M51 rocket, 2016 French naval forces in terms of size and potential are the first in Western Europe and second in NATO, second only to the US Navy. They include developed surface and submarine forces, including strategic, as well as naval

M1A2C tanks have been tested in the harsh climate of Alaska

M1A2C tanks have been tested in the harsh climate of Alaska

Upgraded M1A2C in Alaska In 2017, the US Army ordered a serial upgrade of existing Abrams tanks according to the latest project M1A2 SEP v. 3 or M1A2C. In May last year, the first tanks in the new configuration entered service with the combat unit. At the same time, the process of checking and fine-tuning the technique

Why are there so many Israeli cyber commandos

Why are there so many Israeli cyber commandos

The United States is increasingly collaborating with Israeli military cybernetic organizations (apparently, these efforts culminated in the creation of computer viruses Stuxnet, Duqu, and several other more powerful types of cyber weapons). Americans were amazed that Israel, a country with a population of less than

New UK defense strategy

New UK defense strategy

“This is the end of the Royal Navy as a force capable of conducting global operations. How will he be able to operate without all his aerial reconnaissance and everything else but a small part of strike weapons?”- Peter Carrington, First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of Defense of Great Britain;

African arrows: British colonial troops became the backbone of the armed forces of the independent states of Africa

African arrows: British colonial troops became the backbone of the armed forces of the independent states of Africa

Great Britain, which acquired colonies in Asia and Africa of impressive size and population by the middle of the 19th century, felt an urgent need to defend their borders and suppress uprisings, which flared up with enviable frequency due to indigenous peoples' dissatisfaction with the colonial

Armored vehicles of Yugoslavia. Part 6. Wars on the ruins. Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kosovo. Macedonia

Armored vehicles of Yugoslavia. Part 6. Wars on the ruins. Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kosovo. Macedonia

Bosnian war (1992-1995) Before the shots died down in Croatia, the flames of civil war flared up in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina. everything else

Armored vehicles of Yugoslavia. Part 3. Yugoslav People's Army (1945-1980)

Armored vehicles of Yugoslavia. Part 3. Yugoslav People's Army (1945-1980)

Immediately after the end of the war, the 1st and 2nd tank brigades, reinforced by motorized rifle brigades, were transformed into divisions, which made up the 1st Panzer Army. The commander-in-chief of the Yugoslav army, Marshal Tito, considered tanks to be the most important moral and political factor. At that time, Yugoslavia, if you do not count

Ballistic, cruise and anti-aircraft missiles on display at the Military Museum of the Chinese Revolution

Ballistic, cruise and anti-aircraft missiles on display at the Military Museum of the Chinese Revolution

War Museum of the Chinese Revolution. In this part of the tour of the Military Museum of the Chinese Revolution, we will get acquainted with the ballistic, cruise and anti-aircraft missiles available here. Among the aircraft with jet and piston engines displayed on the ground floor of the museum, there are

The Armed Forces of Syria on the eve and during the uprising in the republic (2011-2013)

The Armed Forces of Syria on the eve and during the uprising in the republic (2011-2013)

It is believed that since March 2011, when a wave of protests swept over Syria, the situation has moved from the category of mass disturbances to the category of riots, armed uprisings, insurgent and guerrilla actions; finally, now both the participants in the events and

NATO aircraft against the Syrian S-300

NATO aircraft against the Syrian S-300

Hopefully it doesn't. However, if they are delivered to Syria, we know what to do - Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon The ingenious designers of the S-300 family of anti-aircraft systems were ahead of their time by a quarter of a century - until now, the "three hundredth" guardian of heaven is the most perfect

About the "new Ukrainian" weapons received to equip the Armed Forces of Ukraine

About the "new Ukrainian" weapons received to equip the Armed Forces of Ukraine

An article with the loud title "New Ukrainian Weapon" has recently appeared on the Ukrainian website NV.ua. Let's see and evaluate these "Ukrainian novelties" together with you. (As a small explanation. The italicized text belongs to Ukrainian sites, ordinary

Polish Navy between World Wars

Polish Navy between World Wars

Following the collapse of three empires (Russian, German and Austrian), the Polish state was revived in 1918. Together with the revival, it grabbed a number of Russian and German lands proper, receiving as a bonus 90 km of the Baltic coast, which now had to be defended