Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons of The Australian Military


INTRODUCTION Australia is a country which is seldom seen as a military power. It has the unique distinction of being a country and a continent, as well as an island. It greatly benefits from the lack of hostile neighbours, which allows it to build a defensive military. Having an extremely long coastline to protect, Australia …

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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 …

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 …

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 Next Gen Royal Navy Frigate : Type 26 – Global Combat Ship


Can the Royal Navy afford a multi billion $ program to build new generation frigates ? The Brits have a good history of building warships . But lately a string of budget cuts and some poor planning have left them with a powerful navy which doesn't have the operational readiness or the global presence it …

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-3) : Nuclear Submarines


I'll now tell you about submarines which can stay submerged for months at a time, carry enough nuclear weapons to destroy a continent , and have an unlimited range which enables them to travel for more than a decade before they need refueling. All these abilities make them extremely dangerous in modern warfare. They are …