Top 10 Most Powerful Destroyers In The World


INTRODUCTION The very word 'Destroyer' conveys destructive power, force, and strength. It is no surprise, therefore, when in naval terms, a destroyer is an extremely powerful warship which is meant to project power, perform complex missions and bring the enemy to their knees with its firepower. However, the destroyer didn't start out as such. It was initially …

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News Digest: New French Frigate Unveiled,USS Zumwalt commissioned, Indo-Russian deals.


In this news digest by Defencyclopedia, we bring you the most recent and relevant happenings in the world of defense. Each report will have our analysis and opinion about it. This series is being revived after multiple requests from our amazing readers.  France unveils new light frigate design, the 'FTI' As a complement for its …

Top 10 Most Powerful Frigates in The World


INTRODUCTION Frigates are an indispensable part of any navy. These ships usually form the numerical bulk of a naval fleet as they are relatively cheaper than large destroyers and cruisers. Every modern navy operates frigates in some or the other form and uses them along with larger surface combatants like destroyers and aircraft carriers. The definition …

News Digest : USAF sends F-22s to Europe, Russia unveils new missiles…


In this weekly news digest by Defencyclopedia, we bring you the most recent and relevant happenings in the world of defense. Each report will have our analysis and opinion about it. Israel purchases 4 Sa'ar 6 class missile corvettes from Germany The Israeli Navy's surface fleet will get a shot in the arm with the …

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 …

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 …