Why Does Russia Not Have Its Own Fleet of Aircraft Carriers?
Key point: The Soviet navy just could not compete and modern-day Russia remains largely a landpower. Indeed, even now Moscow does not have the capacity to build many more carriers even if it wanted to.
Optionally-Manned: How the U.S. Army’s New Tank Could Also Be a Drone
The Army’s new Optionally Manned Tank, is a nascent project intended to propel the U.S. Army into a new generation of Combined Arms warfare. It will likely fire lasers, control drones, move at high speeds, and be able to destroy enemy helicopters.
Russia Is Showing off Its AK-19 Rifle. But Is Anyone Buying?
Kalashnikov Concern is set to reveal the AK-19 rifle, part of its flagship export line, abroad for the first time.
Watch the Video: This Tiny Submarine Could Wreak Havoc on the U.S. Navy
Key Point: Looks are often deceiving. A semi-official news agency in Iran has circulated an old propaganda video depicting an Iranian navy submarine sinking a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier battle group.
DARPA Is Transforming Cargo Planes Into Flying Aircraft Carriers
Here's What You Need To Remember: But equally intriguing is the potential to bring drones to the battlefield.
Hypersonic Weapons: How the F-35 Becomes the Ultimate Stealth Fighter?
Here's What You Need To Remember: HAWC apparently is too big to fit in the F-35’s internal weapons bay. To minimize the F-35’s radar signature, Lockheed designed the plane to carry weapons internally. But the fighter’s dense internal layout doesn’t leave a lot of space for munitions.
Great Power Showdown: How U.S. Navy Submarines Are Countering Chinese Expansion
Key Point: Submarines are an important part of maintaining a balance of power in the Western Pacific region.
Stealth F-35s Controlling Killer Drones in a War? It Could Happen
It’s called “weapons forward,” the idea that an airborne fighter jet could control an advancing armed drone traveling into high-threat enemy territory.
Is China Building Its Own F-35 Fighter Jets for its Aircraft Carriers?
The Chinese appear to be preparing to launch a first-of-its-kind new-generation fighter jet in 2021, a move which could signify a large step forward in power-projection and air-attack capability for a country seeking to strengthen its global influence.