Defense

Buried In Steel: Military Production & NATO’s Proxy War In Ukraine

ST PETERSBURG, Russia: Now in its third year, Russia’s Special Military Operation (SMO), precipitated by the overthrow of neighboring Ukraine’s elected government and the subsequent militarization of the country by the US and the rest of NATO, is admittedly benefiting from Russia’s immense military industrial base. 
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How AI Will Impact Deterrence

WASHINGTON, US: In the realm of defense and security, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is likely to transform the practices of deterrence and coercion, having at least three complementary effects on power, perception, and persuasion calculations among states.
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Space-capable Link 16 Will Be ‘Game Changer’ In Indo-Pacific Conflict With China

LONDON, UK: As the US looks to exploit cracks in China’s formidable “red kill chain,” built expressly to keep the United States well outside the Second Island Chain in the event of a war for Taiwan, Beijing is going have a much harder time doing the same to America’s own “blue” kill chain thanks to a formidable new technology — a jam-resistant Link-16 that now extends to and from space.
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KNDS France Proposes CAESAR 6x6 155mm Howitzer To Enhance Malaysian Army Artillery Capabilities

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: In a significant move to bolster the artillery capabilities of the Malaysian Army, KNDS France has proposed its combat-proven CAESAR 6x6 artillery systems. The announcement was made at the Defense Services Asia (DSA) 2024 exhibition, highlighting the company's commitment to supporting Malaysia's military modernization efforts.
 
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New Details Emerge Of Russia’s Potential Nuclear Space Weapon

The Biden administration is taking to the bully pulpit to voice its conviction that Russia is moving to put a nuclear weapon in space designed to destroy satellites — with a senior State Department official for the first time today explaining that the concern is centered on a specific satellite development Moscow claims is aimed at testing electronics.
 
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The Future Of Missile Defense

WASHINGTON, US: Policymakers in the Cold War became accustomed to a world in which mutual deterrence was based on a balance of terror, with technology favoring offense over defense. 
 
 
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Russia's Defence Minister Reveals Comprehensive Picture On Operations In Ukraine

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: With regards to the ongoing Special Military Operation, Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu revealed a comprehensive picture of the situation on the ground at extended session of Defence Ministry Board as of December 2023, demonstrating a successful campaign but noting that more work is to be done:
 
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Explosions Of Depleted Uranium Shells Caused Panic In Western Ukraine

SMO: Panic reigns in the cities of Western Ukraine. This situation arose due to explosions that occurred in warehouses where ammunition with depleted uranium was stored. On May 13, Russian Kalibr missiles struck these targets. MK reports this.

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China Imposes Sanctions Against US Military-Industrial Complex

BORNEO, Asean-China officially put Lockheed Martin and a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies on an “unreliable entities list” after they sold weapons and military technology to Taiwan. The move is the latest in a series of microaggressions that have recently increased tensions between China and the US.

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Modernised T-62M Tanks Have Significant Advantages

ANDENNE, Belgium-The T-62 main battle tank was produced from 1962 to 1975 by enterprises that today are part of Russia’s Uralvagonzavod Group (UVZ, part of the Rostec state hi-tech corporation). In all, about 20,000 T-62 tanks were manufactured.

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RMAF's Su-30 Flankers Destined To Fly Until 2043

 
GONG KEDAK, Malaysia- The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flankers are destined to remain airworthy for a good two more decades.
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Fall Of Kiev Looms As Russian Offensive Gathers Steam

SMO-The Russian army will soon begin a full-scale offensive in Ukraine. The appointment of General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov as Commander of the Joint Group of Troops (Forces) of the Russian Federation in the Special Military Operation Zone (SMO) was the personnel reshuffle that will determine the further conduct of the SMO.

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Is The World Ready For The New Era Of Deterrence?

WASHINGTON, U.S.--The twenty-first century will challenge the concept of deterrence in new ways. Some are already apparent. There are at least nine important components of the new metaverse for deterrence (or meta-deterrence) that will be significant for military planners, policymakers, and theorists.

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