Integrated masts – The next generation design for naval masts


SUMMARY The best position for a sensor on a ship, is on top of the highest mast. Multiple sensors mean multiple antennas; hence ending up close together. Such an arrangement requires the need to switch one system off before another one can be used. As all sensor systems are installed separately on the ship, and …

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Pantsyr S1 : Russia’s deadly short range air defense system


INTRODUCTION Air defense systems are a very important asset for every military. Without these things, an enemy can wreck havoc using its aircraft and missiles. When it comes to land based air defense systems, Russia has been the leader from the past few decades. They have Surface to Air Missile (SAM) systems in every shape …

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 …

Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons of The Japanese Military


INTROUCTION When we talk about top quality electronics and robotics, Japan is the first country which comes to our mind. But when we talk about military equipment, hardly anyone mentions Japan. Robotics and electronics are the main fields which are dominating today’s defense industries, and since Japan has an extremely strong base in them, they …

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 …

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 …