The Truth Behind The Chinese ‘Supersonic Submarine’ Report!


A few days ago, I came across an article titled “New Chinese Supersonic Submarine could travel from China to San Francisco in less than 2 hours" or something like that. It sounded ridiculous. I read the news reports and found them to be highly fanatical and full of imagination. The statements of the scientists have …

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Littoral Warfare : Part 2 : US Navy’s Expensive Toys


ORIGINS The US Navy realized the need to have a fleet of fast and agile vessels capable of operating in confined waters against enemy fast attack boats and diesel submarines after their long deployments in the Persian Gulf. Their fleet of large destroyers had their limitations and they had to ferry their coast guard vessels, …

Littoral Warfare : Part-1 : Introduction


INTRODUCTION Littoral warfare is the art of fighting a war in the areas of the sea close to the coastline, around islands, in the middle of restricted water bodies, in short, away from the deep ocean. This kind of warfare is drastically different from open ocean naval warfare. The main reasons are:  The water bodies …

Explained : How Cruise Missiles Work!


INTRODUCTION I wrote an article last month about the world’s first operational ballistic and cruise missiles. But how exactly do these missiles work? Many have a confusion as to what the exact difference between these two types of missile is, and I intend to make it very clear with this article and illustrations. Since the …