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 …

Explained : How Cruise Missiles Work!


INTRODUCTION I wrote an article last month about the world’s first operational ballistic and cruise missiles. But how exactly do these missiles work? Many have a confusion as to what the exact difference between these two types of missile is, and I intend to make it very clear with this article and illustrations. Since the …

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. …

The World’s first guided missiles : V1 and V2


INTRODUCTION World War 2 was all about fighting with guns, bombs and unguided rockets. Weapons that could reach over long distances were nonexistent.  Hitler, enraged by the British bombing of Germany ordered the Vengeance weapons to be developed for use against his enemies. This gave birth to the V1 flying bomb and the V2 ballistic …

Greatest World War II Weapons : Human Torpedo


A torpedo is an underwater missile that is used to attack ships and submarines. But what is this human torpedo? How can an underwater missile be manned? Well, the credit goes to those who came up with this idea of putting a man in a torpedo. Their intention was not to create a suicide vessel …

Armata – The Ultimate Next Generation Main Battle Tank


INTRODUCTION Ever since the British introduced tanks into warfare during WW1 , replacing the horse mounted cavalry ,they have become an integral part of virtually every army in the world. With their heavy , armored bodies and powerful cannon armament, Tanks form the spearhead of any major combat on land. Their designs have rapidly evolved …

F-35 : The Greatest American Gamble


A Jack of all trades but a master of none These words precisely suit the 5th generation gamble made by the USA and its allies.The multi-billion $ F-35 program has been the target of critics worldwide ever since it got delayed and shot past its budget. Reports claim that the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as …