Analysis : Importance of Naval Guns on a Modern Warship


  INTRODUCTION From the past several centuries, warships have been armed with a large number of guns for fighting other ships. This continued until the 1950s, when the anti-ship cruise missile entered service on board warships of the Soviet Union. The anti-ship missile (AShM) was a fast, accurate and lethal weapon which had an incredible …

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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-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 …

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. …