Author: Peter Bass (page 2)

The French VBCI wheeled IFV – a proven and solid armored vehicle with export difficulties

The French VBCI wheeled IFV – a proven and solid armored vehicle with export difficulties

What was to become the VBCI, the French wheeled infantry fighting vehicle, could have been a multinational project. At the end of April 1998, it was announced that the ARTEC…

16. 02. 2024
High tensions in high places in Kiev – Russia is enjoying the clash between Zelensky and Zaluzhnyi

High tensions in high places in Kiev – Russia is enjoying the clash between Zelensky and Zaluzhnyi

On 1st February there was a persistent rumour shared on social media that General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian armed forces, might be dismissed…

06. 02. 2024
Where are the T-14s Armata, Russia's most advanced  MBTs? – Several months of complete silence

Where are the T-14s Armata, Russia's most advanced MBTs? – Several months of complete silence

In spring 2023 there were rumours about Moscow deploying its first T-14 tanks, the "miracles" of Russian technology, on the Ukrainian battlefield. Later, these tanks were supposedly sent…

28. 01. 2024
Pakistan buys Chinese FC-31 fighter jets. There are implications for regional military balance

Pakistan buys Chinese FC-31 fighter jets. There are implications for regional military balance

Pakistan is set to acquire China's fifth-generation FC-31 Gyrfalcon fighter jet, a decision that marks a significant turning point for the country's military aviation. Pakistan…

10. 01. 2024
GCAP – UK joins with Japan and Italy to develop a fifth generation stealth aircraft

GCAP – UK joins with Japan and Italy to develop a fifth generation stealth aircraft

The UK, Japan and Italy signed a treaty in Tokyo on 13 December to bring together their joint development project to create an innovative stealth fighter. The aim…

06. 01. 2024
Double the power for the French new generation aircraft carrier, the PANG

Double the power for the French new generation aircraft carrier, the PANG

With a displacement of almost 75,000 tonnes and much greater energy requirements, the future French aircraft carrier will be in a different category to the current Charles…

31. 12. 2023
Russia to relaunch production of the Soviet era T-80 tank – Ukraine intends to focus on BM Oplot

Russia to relaunch production of the Soviet era T-80 tank – Ukraine intends to focus on BM Oplot

In recent years, much has been made of the T-14 Armata, the latest Russian tank, described as technologically far ahead of its Western counterparts. However, according to the…

25. 12. 2023
KNDS France promotes the Franco German EMBT in Egypt. „Leo-Leclerc“ could replace the Abrams and the T-62

KNDS France promotes the Franco German EMBT in Egypt. „Leo-Leclerc“ could replace the Abrams and the T-62

Although it has been promoting its new Panther KF51 battle tank for over a year now, the German Rheinmetall group has made no appearance at the EDEX 23 arms fair, which has…

08. 12. 2023
Iranian Shahed-136 Drones: Putin's V-Weapon in the Ukraine Conflict

Iranian Shahed-136 Drones: Putin's V-Weapon in the Ukraine Conflict

In the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, a new element has emerged, reshaping the dynamics of warfare: the Iranian Shahed-136 drones, now a critical component of Russia's military…

23. 11. 2023
Unexpected F-22 killers? Deliveries of the FA-50 aircraft to Poland continue

Unexpected F-22 killers? Deliveries of the FA-50 aircraft to Poland continue

On Sunday, 5 November, a Korean Boeing 747 transport plane landed at Warsaw's airport, with two more KAI FA-50GF trainer-combat aircraft. A total of 10 of the…

18. 11. 2023
Capabilities of the most famous tanks of the early 21st century: Abrams, Leopard, Leclerc and their counterparts

Capabilities of the most famous tanks of the early 21st century: Abrams, Leopard, Leclerc and their counterparts

Since they first appeared on the front in September 1916 during the First World War, tank technology has greatly evolved. The Main Battle Tanks used by today's armies are imposing…

17. 11. 2023
The French Rafale M Jet is the only non-US jet cleared to operate from the US carriers

The French Rafale M Jet is the only non-US jet cleared to operate from the US carriers

Dassault Aviation's Rafale is a multi-role fighter aircraft developed for the French Navy and Air Force. It entered service with the Navy in 2002. In addition to France…

02. 11. 2023