Top 10 Amazing Helicopters of the US Military


INTRODUCTION Ever since they entered service in large numbers with different militaries in the 1940s-50s period, helicopters have been an indispensable tool of war and peace. Whether it is casualty evacuation, troop transport, disaster relief or airborne fire support; helicopters are at the centre of it all. The technology used in helicopters has grown to …

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The Great WW2 Aircraft Carrier Showdown : Imperial Japanese Navy v/s US Navy


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 …

Analysis : Are Missile Boats Still Relevant in Modern Warfare?


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 …

Analysis : Russia’s first combat deployment of its aircraft carrier


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 …

Anti-Submarine Warfare (Part -4 ) : The Submarine Hunters


INTRODUCTION Now that you are familiar with the different kinds of submarines, their strengths and weaknesses , I will tell you about what assets are employed in hunting submarines. Ships, planes, helicopters and other submarines are used in hunting submarines . Anti-Submarine Warfare is an extremely complicated affair that requires proper coordination between Surface, Sub-surface, …

Anti-Submarine Warfare (Part-1) : Introduction


You've heard the expression "Looking for a needle in a haystack". But what if you were actually looking for a needle , in a thousand haystacks , with the needle trying to escape from you or prick you every time you come close to detecting it? Now replace the needle with a submarine and the haystacks …

Littoral Combat Ship – The Media Victim?


The Littoral Combat Ship program of the USN had been the target of critics since it started. I personally think that these ships are excellent. Critics argue that it doesn't carry AShMs and long range SAMs. But that's not what it's designed to do. The Tico and Burke take care of that part . LCS …