How To Shoot Down Anti-Ship Missiles: Part-2: Detection Using Radars


The most important stage in shooting down Anti-Ship missiles is their detection. The most important stage in shooting down Anti-Ship missiles is their detection. Since these missiles follow high, medium or low altitude flight profiles, detection time varies. A high-flying missile can be easily detected from a long distance ( around 50-100 km away) and …

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How To Shoot Down Anti-Ship Missiles : Part-1 : Introduction


Anti-Ship missiles have been shown to cause massive destruction in a short period of time. Ever since missiles were developed, guns lost their role as primary weapons in naval warfare. These missiles could reach farther than the guns and hit the target with an accuracy which was unimaginable using large caliber guns. As seen in …

Littoral Warfare : Part 3 : Russia’s Deadly Fleet


ORIGINS Russia has the world's largest coastline to defend and when you have to guard such a huge area, numbers become very important. That's the reason Russia has maintained a large fleet of fast, well-armed missile boats and corvettes to complement its powerful surface fleet from the 1960’s. They also have a large number of …

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 …

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 …

The Rise of the Chinese Navy


INTRODUCTION 25 years ago, the Chinese Navy or the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) as it is officially known as, was virtually a military branch which no country took seriously. It consisted of a handful of destroyers which were equipped with short range and almost obsolete weapons compared to the West or the Soviet Union. …