Armies of the world 2022, December

The end of the nuclear triad. US missile defense: present and near future

The end of the nuclear triad. US missile defense: present and near future

Photo: Lockheed Martin / Getty Images, archive To get started, here are a few points: 1. At the moment, not a single missile defense (ABM) system is capable of fully parrying a blow delivered by a great power - Russia, USA, China, Great Britain, France, carried out simultaneously

Formation of the US Space Force: "from scratch"

Formation of the US Space Force: "from scratch"

On December 20, 2019, the President of the United States signed an order on the formation of the Space Force, which will combine several existing structures and include new ones. Over the past weeks, the Pentagon managed to carry out some necessary measures in this direction, as well as draw up plans for

Celestial soldiers are eager to fight

Celestial soldiers are eager to fight

The Land Forces of the People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) are the most numerous branch of the Chinese armed forces. Their number now reaches 1,600 thousand people. In addition, there is an active reserve numbering more than 800 thousand people. According to these indicators, the PLA Ground Forces

Modernization of the US strategic nuclear forces. Disputes and affairs

Modernization of the US strategic nuclear forces. Disputes and affairs

By the fall, the US Congress is to pass a new defense budget for the next fiscal year. This document is required to provide for spending on all major areas, including the maintenance and operation of strategic nuclear forces. The military and lawmakers have been arguing about modernization for years

The contours of the renewal of the strategic potential of the West

The contours of the renewal of the strategic potential of the West

In 2025–2040, the United States, Great Britain and France will expire the operating life of most of the currently existing carriers and delivery vehicles of strategic nuclear forces. Preparations for replacing such systems begin 10–20 years before they enter service. So the second

US overseas military bases in Google earth imagery. Part 1

US overseas military bases in Google earth imagery. Part 1

In the recent past, a number of foreign politicians have accused Russia that our troops have occupied part of the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. Often the loudest shouts of “stop the thief” are those who have an unclean conscience. You can, of course, remind these figures that the Russian military

US nuclear, missile and aviation test sites in Google Earth images

US nuclear, missile and aviation test sites in Google Earth images

Even the smallest states with armed forces are forced to spend a lot of money on the creation, equipment and maintenance of shooting ranges and ranges, where official paramilitary formations practice combat tactics, acquire and hone skills

Polygons and test centers in the UK and France on Google Earth images

Polygons and test centers in the UK and France on Google Earth images

Great Britain became the third state after the USA and the USSR to possess nuclear weapons. Naturally, no one was going to carry out test nuclear explosions, fraught with unpredictable consequences, near the British Isles. Territory was chosen as the place for testing nuclear charges

Chinese proving grounds and test centers in Google Earth imagery

Chinese proving grounds and test centers in Google Earth imagery

From the very moment of its formation, the PRC has been striving for the possession of nuclear weapons. Mao Zedong believed that as long as China does not have an atomic bomb, the whole world will treat the PRC with disdain. In particular, he said: “In today's world, we cannot do without this thing if we want not to

Chinese aircraft carriers: myth or reality?

Chinese aircraft carriers: myth or reality?

The debate about how far the military-political ambitions of China, the emerging superpower, extend, is constantly fueled by both the flow of real news and semi-fantastic "leaks" about the military megaprojects of the Celestial Empire. Recently, the theme of the aircraft carrier fleet has come to the fore

Former main striking force

Former main striking force

The Bundeswehr, formerly a NATO strike force, has undergone significant changes in recent decades. The unification of Germany, the reduction of military equipment, the abolition of universal conscription, an acute shortage of military personnel - all this radically changed both the German army itself and the idea of ​​it

China expands its amphibious capabilities

China expands its amphibious capabilities

Sectional view of the inner deck of the Type 071 LPD landing craft with a dock spanning about two-thirds of the ship's length The country is investing heavily in new ships and vehicles capable of satisfying its power projection ambitions

Hot guys from Venezuela

Hot guys from Venezuela

While filming the Army Games that took place at the ABT Masters finals, I found myself in a situation where there was nothing to do. Colleagues with video cameras watched the next crew, and since at least 20 minutes passed between the starts of the cars, I decided to bring the body into the car park so that

Carabinieri corps. Public Security Forces in Chile

Carabinieri corps. Public Security Forces in Chile

Latin America is perhaps the most "revolutionary" continent. In any case, in the ordinary consciousness, it is the Latin American countries that are associated with revolutionary romance - endless revolutions and military coups, guerrilla wars, peasant uprisings. Most

China's defense moves into an innovation gap

China's defense moves into an innovation gap

At the end of October 2016, a delegation from the Academy of Military Sciences of the People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) paid an official visit to Moscow. During the visit, a Russian-Chinese scientific seminar on the topic “Military reforms. Experience and Lessons”. Leading Scientists of the Research Institute

The active phase of the Sea Breeze-2013 exercise has been completed

The active phase of the Sea Breeze-2013 exercise has been completed

During the active phase of the Ukrainian-American exercises Sea Breeze-2013, with the invitation of representatives of the fleets of other countries, the participants of the maneuvers practically worked out all the planned elements with close interaction of the sea, land and aviation components, as well as

How to survive in the army

How to survive in the army

Each situation is very individual. There is no universal model of behavior. But maybe my advice will be useful to someone. It was easier for me - everyone in my family served. Now there are families where there are no men who served. If you know such recruits - give them these tips. They may not be perfect, but this

Death is their craft

Death is their craft

Applause rolls across the stands as soldiers enter the Champs-Elysees in the annual Bastille anniversary parade on 14 July in the Champs-Élysées, the traditional “white caps” of the Foreign Legion. This is an expression of sympathy that legionnaires enjoy

Military professionals in the United States: an inside view

Military professionals in the United States: an inside view

From the 30s of the last century to the present day, thousands of people trained to fight have been engaged in commercial affairs The significant complication of weapons and military equipment (AME) and military art at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries demanded from the officers and especially the generals not only special training, but also

State and development prospects of the naval forces of Ukraine (2013)

State and development prospects of the naval forces of Ukraine (2013)

The naval forces of Ukraine are designed to contain, localize and neutralize an armed conflict, and, if necessary, to repulse armed aggression from the sea, both independently and in cooperation with other types of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, military formations, law enforcement

Army - What did you get there and what did you lose?

Army - What did you get there and what did you lose?

Some people ask questions: what did you get there and what did you lose? Here are the most common and reliable answers. 1. If a person has some quality, the army is able to strengthen it a hundredfold, and it does not matter what sign this quality is. Christianity says that “the poor will be taken away, and

American wars rise in price by leaps and bounds

American wars rise in price by leaps and bounds

In the next 10 years, Iraq and Afghanistan could cost the White House almost a trillion more dollars Experts from the American research organization National Priorities Project (NPP), told their fellow citizens

The main thing is to be able to win in battle

The main thing is to be able to win in battle

Changes in the troops are not limited to organizational and staff activities The process of giving a new look to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is associated not only with changes in the staff structure and the transition of the Russian army from a regimental organization to a brigade organization, but also with updating the legislative, regulatory and legal

More cannon fodder, good and different

More cannon fodder, good and different

Raising the draft age to 30 is justified by the interests of the state's military organization. Ardent supporters of this "forced" measure are either people whose children are reliably protected from military service, or supporters of preserving the armed forces in their previous form, that is

Who and what causes hazing

Who and what causes hazing

The leadership of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation sees among the main reasons for hazing in the army the influence of youth groups of an extremist persuasion

Five reasons to buy or not to buy "Abrams"

Five reasons to buy or not to buy "Abrams"

1. The current defense industry in Russia has completely switched to market lines, and in the wildest form of the market. The prices for its products are in line with the world level, which, of course, cannot be said about the quality. Using their monopoly position, enterprises raise prices and delay deadlines without any

What to do with the Russian army?

What to do with the Russian army?

The modern Russian army has entered another phase of crisis, which was previously only talked about, but now they have begun to observe - into a phase of crisis with conscripts. We came to 2010 with the absent 18-year-old generation, there was no one to "repay" the Motherland and serve for the glory of their

National security and army modernization

National security and army modernization

To strengthen Russia's security, the forced rearmament of the army with the latest non-nuclear weapons is necessary

Israeli-Kazakhstani "Grads" and "Hurricanes"

Israeli-Kazakhstani "Grads" and "Hurricanes"

The best options for modernizing their weapons are still offered by the developers. The active promotion of the products of the Israeli defense industry companies on the arms market of Kazakhstan gives its own, not yet so well discernible at a cursory glance, but quite real fruits. KADEX-2010 exhibition held in Astana

We will reduce the fleet, we will not build bases

We will reduce the fleet, we will not build bases

The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation spoke about the new strategy of his department, Anatoly Serdyukov, continues the radical reform of the army, which must learn to spend money only on effective projects. In this regard, the Minister of Defense announced that Russia will reduce the size of the Black Sea Fleet and will not build

War on an empty stomach. Super soldiers of the future

War on an empty stomach. Super soldiers of the future

For any soldier, it is not the strategy and tactics of the battle that is much more important, but his own stomach. A hungry army will not be able to resist the enemy, and the supply of food is no less important than weapons - this was understood by the ancient commanders. In the XXI century, innovations appeared in this difficult business … Servicemen in Russia

Privatization of the war

Privatization of the war

A few days ago, Izvestia published a small note that one of the German private security firms (more precisely, to call such organizations private military companies) offered to send its employees to "hot spots", and this caused a big scandal

Is the Russian army dying, or is it being rebuilt according to the class tasks of the capitalists?

Is the Russian army dying, or is it being rebuilt according to the class tasks of the capitalists?

We often talk about a dying army. On February 23, from the tribunes of numerous rallies of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, words are heard that the state should pay more attention to the army. Everything is complicated and ambiguous from the point of view of a bourgeois parliamentarian, especially a patriotic bourgeois parliamentarian, under

The State Duma proposes to buy off the army

The State Duma proposes to buy off the army

The State Duma proposes to buy off the army. Now - officially. In order not to wear a tunic, you will need to pay a million rubles to the treasury. Vesti FM discussed this initiative with State Duma deputy Maxim Rokhmistrov. Vesti FM: Hello, Maxim Stanislavovich

There is power how to use it wisely?

There is power how to use it wisely?

A new look at the use of American troops outside the United States Not so long ago, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, Admiral Mike Mullen, shared with a wide audience very serious thoughts, which for some reason did not pay much attention to the Russian

War is the business of psychopaths

War is the business of psychopaths

In July 2005, the National Geographic TV channel showed viewers a new project - a serial documentary about a person's ability to kill a person. Much of this project turned out to be a real discovery for society. The facts cited by the authors of the film are really shocking, and

Russian army: full outsourcing or "bam, bam and by"

Russian army: full outsourcing or "bam, bam and by"

The purchase of Mistral helicopter carriers in France will undoubtedly protect our country from an attack by Georgia. And the sooner we buy them, the better. After all, it is difficult to imagine what will happen if the Georgian army does not allow us to hold the Olympics in Sochi. Only French ships will protect us from the insidious Georgians. AND

Shamanov predicted the future

Shamanov predicted the future

The paratroopers will not be deprived of the status of a separate branch of the armed forces "The airborne troops will remain an independent branch of the armed forces," said Lieutenant General Vladimir Shamanov yesterday, answering a question from an MK journalist about the fate of the Airborne Forces in the "new look of the Armed Forces." He partially denied rumors that the Airborne Forces either

The number of military districts in Russia will be reduced by December 1

The number of military districts in Russia will be reduced by December 1

The Russian Armed Forces continue to reform the operational-strategic command and control link. According to the plan, which is being developed at the General Staff of the Army, by December 1 of this year the number of military districts will be reduced from six to four due to their enlargement. Based on the latter, there will be

The war with Georgia benefited the paratroopers

The war with Georgia benefited the paratroopers

The Russian airborne forces took into account the experience of the armed conflict in the Caucasus in August 2008 and began to actively use unmanned aerial vehicles, ordered new weapons and decided to strengthen the sniper training of paratroopers. This information was provided by the commander of the Airborne Forces, Lieutenant General