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 […]Read more "Top 10 Most Powerful Destroyers In The World"
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 […]Read more "News Digest : Israel get its F-35 Adir, Russian Crasholympics, German SeaLions"
INTRODUCTION The Indian Navy’s Maritime Security Strategy document 2015 (titled ‘Ensuring Secure Seas: Indian Maritime Security Strategy’) is a precursor of India’s evolving maritime strategic thought and its proposed force posture. Together, they form important spokes in the wheel of New Delhi’s politico-military strategy (or Grand Strategy). Second, the document envisages India adopting a strategy of […]Read more "Analysis : India’s Evolving Maritime Security Strategy and Force Posture"
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 […]Read more "Dragon vs elephant (Part-3): China’s offensive naval ambitions and strategies"
INTRODUCTION It was during the height of the Cold War, that the US Air Force felt the need for a fighter aircraft which would have a ridiculous level superiority over its adversaries on the other side of the Iron Curtain. They realized that the latest Soviet fighters were on par with the latest American fighters, […]Read more "F-22 Raptor : The Story of The World’s Deadliest Fighter"
INTRODUCTION The F-14 Tomcat is the most well-known aircraft ever operated by the US Navy. Its sleek design and swing wings made it the ultimate cool fighter of its generation. Last month, I tracked the Origin and Evolution of the Su-27 in detail. Here, I will track the origin of the F-14 Tomcat, its development, […]Read more "Origins-The Story Of The Legendary F-14 Tomcat"
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. […]Read more "The Rise of the Chinese Navy"