News Digest : First flight of Italian F-35A, India to acquire armed drones


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. First Italian built F-35A takes flight In a historic milestone for the expensive F-35 program, the first F-35A to be assembled overseas took off …

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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 …

CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon : USAF’s Ultimate Tank-buster


INTRODUCTION When we talk about busting tanks, large guns and missiles pop into our minds. But this job can be done in a very unique way by using a deadly weapon called the Sensor Fused Weapon (SFW). Initially developed as the Cluster Bomb Unit -97 (CBU-97) which was unguided and quite inaccurate when released from …

Ka-226T : Russia’s unique modular helicopter


INTRODUCTION This amazing helicopter is the ultimate example for ‘thinking outside the box’. The designers at Kamov made sure that they built a helicopter which looked weird and clumsy but performed exactly the opposite. The Russian civil and military organizations currently use this helicopter in small numbers and further orders are expected. But what makes …

Top 10 Most Powerful Weapons of The Indian Military


INTRODUCTION India is one of the most rapidly growing militaries in the world. They have evolved from a regional force with tactical capabilities to a growing strategic force with global reach. They are heavily dependent on foreign suppliers for equipment as their local industry hasn't quite delivered as promised. But the ones in service are …