Dragon vs elephant (Part-3): China’s offensive naval ambitions and strategies


INTRODUCTION This article will try to understand why China has turned to the sea, its naval growth, and if its maritime endeavors are defensive or offensive in nature. These findings will, in turn, determine if India should be concerned by China’s activities, especially in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). This examination begins by studying China’s …

The Ultimate Showdown: (Part-2) Arleigh Burke v/s Daring Class Destroyers


SUMMARY This is the second part of a 2-part comparison between two of the best destroyers in the world. If you haven't read the first part, check out the link below and then proceed to read this article. ANTI-AIR WARFARE This category examines the ability of the warships to shoot own hostile aircraft, missiles and …

The Ultimate Showdown: (Part-1) Arleigh Burke v/s Daring Class Destroyers


INTRODUCTION The US Navy was the first navy in the world to develop a comprehensive ship-based air defense system, the AEGIS, which consisted of powerful electronically scanning radar panels fitted to their destroyers and cruisers and a series of medium to long-range Surface to Air missiles (SAM). This was mainly designed to protect the US …

Dragon vs Elephant (Part-2): Indian Navy’s Role In The Indian Ocean


INTRODUCTION Given India’s interests in acquiring aircraft carriers and its doctrinal statements regarding sea-control and sea-denial, it appears that India, like China, seeks regional hegemony. It could be argued, however, that the acquisition of aircraft carriers is purely deterrent in nature and cannot be construed as being offensive in this case. To place the matter …

Dragon vs elephant (Part-1): Indian Navy’s massive modernization drive


INTRODUCTION The Indian Ocean is fast turning into one of the busiest oceans in the world. Most of the world's oil supply passes through this region which makes secure sea lines very vital. Who will play a major role in the Indian Ocean is often a topic of debate. India has a large responsibility in …

Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons of The Indian Military


INTRODUCTION India is one of the most rapidly growing militaries in the world. They have evolved from a regional force with tactical capabilities to a growing strategic force with global reach. They are heavily dependent on foreign suppliers for equipment as their local industry hasn't quite delivered as promised. But the ones in service are …

Analysis- F35B in the future of the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy


INTRODUCTION The F-35 is a very controversial 5th gen stealthy fighter which is being developed by Lockheed Martin in partnership with several major European firms. Out of these firms, the British aerospace giant BAE has the second largest involvement (about 15%) along with other firms like Rolls-Royce and Martin-Baker. Their involvement has brought the F-35 …

Origins-The Story Of The Legendary F-14 Tomcat


INTRODUCTION The F-14 Tomcat is the most well-known aircraft ever operated by the US Navy. Its sleek design and swing wings made it the ultimate cool fighter of its generation. Last month, I tracked the Origin and Evolution of the Su-27 in detail. Here, I will track the origin of the F-14 Tomcat, its development, …

Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons of The Israeli Military


INTRODUCTION The Israeli military known as the Israel Defense Force (IDF) is a unique one. From the moment of its creation, it has been involved in a never-ending conflict with its neighbors. To survive in such a situation, high-quality weapon systems are as important as well trained military personnel. Israel receives a lot of assistance …

Explained : How Stealth Technology Works


INTRODUCTION ‘Stealth’ is the buzzword when we are talking about any modern fighter, bomber, warship or submarine. The top militaries in the word are spending billions trying to develop or ‘acquire’ stealth technology. But as is the case with science, the word ‘stealth’ is misunderstood by the general public. It is viewed as a phenomenon …