News Digest : Israel get its F-35 Adir, Russian Crasholympics, German SeaLions


 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. Special maps have been incorporated with the news in order to help the geographically-challenged, get their bearings on the world map.  ASIA Another Russian Navy jet …

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Explained : How Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Works!


INTRODUCTION Ever since submarines become the principal weapon of naval warfare, designers have focused on making them quieter and increasing their underwater endurance. Traditional diesel-electric submarines need to surface frequently to charge their batteries and have an underwater endurance of only a few days. As battery technology improved, the endurance of these submarines increased proportionally. …

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 …

Schützenpanzer Puma : Germany’s deadly new Infantry Fighting Vehicle


INTRODUCTION Germany is well-known for developing high-quality vehicles whether it is civilian or military. Their latest range of armoured vehicles further reinforces that statement. German tanks, armoured personnel carriers, and infantry vehicles have proven themselves and have shown that they are among the best in the world. Their new Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle is an …

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 …