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?"
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. From this edition onwards, special maps will be incorporated with the news in order to help the geographically-challenged, get their bearings on the world map. […]Read more "News Digest : Brahmos range extension, Turkish F-35s, Russian ICBMs…"
INTRODUCTION ‘Where’s the nearest carrier?‘ . This is a question associated with the US President, who is said to rely on the US Navy’s fleet of nuclear-powered supercarriers to respond to any military crisis that America would face. But would you associate the same question with the Russian president? Ummm, no. We could imagine Putin […]Read more "Analysis : Russia’s first combat deployment of its aircraft carrier"
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. This series is being revived after multiple requests from our amazing readers. France unveils new light frigate design, the ‘FTI’ As a complement for its […]Read more "News Digest: New French Frigate Unveiled,USS Zumwalt commissioned, Indo-Russian deals."
INTRODUCTION Ever since submarines become the principal weapon of naval warfare, designers have focused on making them quieter and increasing their underwater endurance. Traditional diesel-electric submarines need to surface frequently to charge their batteries and have an underwater endurance of only a few days. As battery technology improved, the endurance of these submarines increased proportionally. […]Read more "Explained : How Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Works!"
INTRODUCTION From the past several centuries, warships have been armed with a large number of guns for fighting other ships. This continued until the 1950s, when the anti-ship cruise missile entered service on board warships of the Soviet Union. The anti-ship missile (AShM) was a fast, accurate and lethal weapon which had an incredible […]Read more "Analysis : Importance of Naval Guns on a Modern Warship"
INTRODUCTION The Indian Navy’s Maritime Security Strategy document 2015 (titled ‘Ensuring Secure Seas: Indian Maritime Security Strategy’) is a precursor of India’s evolving maritime strategic thought and its proposed force posture. Together, they form important spokes in the wheel of New Delhi’s politico-military strategy (or Grand Strategy). Second, the document envisages India adopting a strategy of […]Read more "Analysis : India’s Evolving Maritime Security Strategy and Force Posture"