The Great WW2 Aircraft Carrier Showdown : Imperial Japanese Navy v/s US Navy


INTRODUCTION The Pacific War [7 December 1941 – 2 September 1945] between the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and the United States Navy (USN) is mainly remembered for its aircraft carrier actions. In fact, the aircraft carrier balance was to decide the fate of the conflict. During the first six months of the Pacific War, the …

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 …

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 …

Integrated masts – The next generation design for naval masts


SUMMARY The best position for a sensor on a ship, is on top of the highest mast. Multiple sensors mean multiple antennas; hence ending up close together. Such an arrangement requires the need to switch one system off before another one can be used. As all sensor systems are installed separately on the ship, and …

The Ultimate Showdown: (Part-2) Arleigh Burke v/s Daring Class Destroyers


SUMMARY This is the second part of a 2-part comparison between two of the best destroyers in the world. If you haven't read the first part, check out the link below and then proceed to read this article. ANTI-AIR WARFARE This category examines the ability of the warships to shoot own hostile aircraft, missiles and …

The Ultimate Showdown: (Part-1) Arleigh Burke v/s Daring Class Destroyers


INTRODUCTION The US Navy was the first navy in the world to develop a comprehensive ship-based air defense system, the AEGIS, which consisted of powerful electronically scanning radar panels fitted to their destroyers and cruisers and a series of medium to long-range Surface to Air missiles (SAM). This was mainly designed to protect the US …

Analysis- F35B in the future of the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy


INTRODUCTION The F-35 is a very controversial 5th gen stealthy fighter which is being developed by Lockheed Martin in partnership with several major European firms. Out of these firms, the British aerospace giant BAE has the second largest involvement (about 15%) along with other firms like Rolls-Royce and Martin-Baker. Their involvement has brought the F-35 …