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Defence & Arms Last Updated: May 18, 2018 - 11:05:32 AM


Defence & Arms
Submarines: Russia Redefines Combat Ready
The Russian Navy has made a mess of its SSBN (ballistic missile nuclear subs) force and has done slightly better developing new SLBMs (Sea Launched Ballistic Missile). This is all about what kind of SSBN force Russia will have in the future and what those SSBNs will be capable of. At the moment the answers seem to be “diminished” and “not

May 15, 2018 - 4:06:09 PM

Defence & Arms
German government clashes over defense spending
Angela Merkel's government is stuck in an internal row over Germany's defense spending. In his new budget, Social Democat Finance Minister Olaf Scholz offered a much lower increase than the Defense Ministry had wanted.

May 15, 2018 - 4:00:35 PM

Defence & Arms
Murphy's Law: The An-32 Special Delivery
At the end of 2017 the Iraqi Air Force released sortie data on its aircraft during the 2014-17 war against ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant).

May 15, 2018 - 3:45:56 PM

Defence & Arms
Russia Postpones Future Aircraft Carrier Program
This past April, Russian media announced that the Admiral Kuznetsov, the countrys only aircraft carrier, will be out of service, undergoing repairs and modernization, until 2021. The Ministry of Defense signed a contract worth approximately $1 billion with the state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation for rather limited upgrades to the carrier, which will be performed at the 35th Ship Repair Plant, in Murmansk, a subsidiary facility of the Severodvinsk-based Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center

May 13, 2018 - 7:44:30 AM

Defence & Arms
Parades and Pomp: What Do Russia's Armed Forces Have to Celebrate?
The picture is far from rosy.

May 11, 2018 - 1:58:49 PM



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