INTRODUCTION During the 1991 Gulf War, the US Navy fired 288 Tomahawk cruise missiles at targets all over Iraq. Fast forward to 2017, 26 years later, not less than 59 tomahawk missiles were fired at Iraq’s neighbour Syria. But the difference was, that instead of hitting targets all over Syria, they were all fired at […]Read more "Analysis: The US Navy’s 59 Tomahawk Missile Barrage On A Syrian Airbase"
INTRODUCTION Syria, Afghanistan, and North Korea, what do these 3 countries have in common? It’s simple; a renewed and reenergized eye of the bald eagle on them. Having made headlines with the superfluous Tomahawk strike on Syria (which will be dealt with in the next article), the US military gave more fodder for the ever […]Read more "Analysis: Why the USAF dropped the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on Afghanistan"
INTRODUCTION The very word ‘Destroyer’ conveys destructive power, force, and strength. It is no surprise, therefore, when in naval terms, a destroyer is an extremely powerful warship which is meant to project power, perform complex missions and bring the enemy to their knees with its firepower. However, the destroyer didn’t start out as such. It was initially […]Read more "Top 10 Most Powerful Destroyers In The World"
In this news digest by Defencyclopedia, we bring you the most recent and relevant happenings in the world of defense. Each report will have our analysis and opinion about it. Special maps have been incorporated with the news in order to help the geographically-challenged, get their bearings on the world map. ASIA Another Russian Navy jet […]Read more "News Digest : Israel get its F-35 Adir, Russian Crasholympics, German SeaLions"
INTRODUCTION The Pacific War [7 December 1941 – 2 September 1945] between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and the United States Navy (USN) is mainly remembered for its aircraft carrier actions. In fact, the aircraft carrier balance was to decide the fate of the conflict. During the first six months of the Pacific War, the […]Read more "The Great WW2 Aircraft Carrier Showdown : Imperial Japanese Navy v/s US Navy"
In this news digest by Defencyclopedia, we bring you the most recent and relevant happenings in the world of defense. Each report will have our analysis and opinion about it. Special maps have been incorporated with the news in order to help the geographically-challenged, get their bearings on the world map. Asia Russia plans to […]Read more "News Digest : Korean F-16 Upgrades, Boeing’s F/A-18 In Demand, Russian Missile Deployments.."
INTRODUCTION Having evolved from the humble gunboat in the latter half of the 20th century, the missile boat gained notoriety through its massive successes in the Egypt-Israel war of 1967 and the Indo-Pak war of 1971. Here it was proved that a small 200-ton boat, equipped with cruise missiles can wreak havoc on larger warships […]Read more "Analysis : Are Missile Boats Still Relevant in Modern Warfare?"