The Montreal-based innovator has envisioned Solar Express , A futuristic train designed to ferry goods and passengers between celestial bodies and space stations. Using the force of gravity to slingshot around planets and moons, the locomotive would remain in constant motion similar to a ski lift, with smaller vehicles locking onto it along the way.
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
India is the biggest roller in the global arms trade. The country is the world's largest arms importer and has inked over 18 defense deals with US, Russia, Israel, Germany, France and Britain in 2014-15. Its defense spending is expected to touch US$80 billion by 2015. At this pace analysts expect India to spend over $250 billion over the next decade. This lucrative market is attracting more and more western manufacturers who are fighting defense budget cuts back home. The air force, for example, does not have basic trainers — the first aircraft on which flying branch cadets train. The navy’s only aircraft carrier (INS Viraat) has outlived its time and the effort to acquire another (the Admiral Gorshkov from Russia) is still an unfinished story after a decade-and-a-half. The army has not got heavy artillery guns for more than 25 years.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
|The JMSDF destroyers and aircraft in Sagami Bay were joined by Australian, French, Indian and US naval assets. A South Korean navy destroyer took part in the review despite a diplomatic rift between Tokyo and Seoul.|
Every week seems to bring a new report of North Korea making wild missile threats or China flexing its muscles in the region. As a result, the Japanese government is planning to seek its largest ever peacetime defense budget. Tokyo is requesting a defense budget of $5.1 trillion yen for 2017, which translates to about $51 billion.
Thursday, 18 August 2016
In honor of Russian Aerospace Force Day, the Russian Ministry of Defense has released its first official footage of the fifth-generation stealth aircraft, the PAK FA Sukhoi T-50. The government unveiled the montage of its prized stealth fighters launching from an aircraft carrier's ski-jump ramp, along with several other aircraft such as the MiG-29KUB naval fighter and the Su-35S. Although the T-50s only appear for a few brief seconds, it's enough to make out the the two camouflage patterns of the first new fighters produced after the Cold War.
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Wednesday, 17 August 2016
The Russian Defense Ministry will soon receive the first delivery of the renewed NK-32 engines for the Tu-160M2 strategic missile-carrying bombers.The new engine will help the plane fly up to the stratosphere at an altitude of 60,000 feet. "The new NK-32 version can work not only as a reactive plane engine but also as a rocket engine. Thanks to this, the Tu-160M2 will be able to cruise at a height where no enemy anti-aircraft system can strike it.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
While the U.S. Navy has been sounding the alarm about a resurgent Russian and growing Chinese submarine threat, much of the problem stems the service’s much diminished anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities. Even the combined might of today’s Russian and Chinese submarine fleet does not come close to matching the capabilities or threat posed by the once-mighty Soviet Navy—which boasted roughly 240 submarines before the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.
Saturday, 13 August 2016
Friday, 12 August 2016
Our Top 10 analysis is based on the combined score of stealthiness, armament, speed, range, maneuverability and technology. We also considered pilot opinion on capabilities of various warplanes during dog-fight training. All of these aircraft mentioned here are incredibly powerful and devastating, however none of them have seen combat against each other during military operations yet. Our analysis is based on specifications, available data and technical comparison. Pilot training is also important, as performance of the actual aircraft depends from the pilot performance. This list do not contains aircraft that are currently under development of at the prototype stage. It includes only operational warplanes.
Monday, 8 August 2016
Historically, China has been a great innovator contributing inventions such as gunpowder, paper and the compass to human advancement. However, China has earned an international reputation in recent decades as being the home of a prolific copycat culture. The Chinese have become proficient at cloning products ranging from designer handbags and the latest smartphones to movies and alcoholic beverages. Fake Apple stores, counterfeit KFC restaurants and imitation IKEA big-box outlets dot the Chinese landscape. They have even built entire replica European towns. Some Western observers believe this cultural attitude towards imitation is rooted in Confucianism where followers traditionally learned by replicating masterworks and then tried to improve upon them.
Elite British Forces, operating covertly in Libya, have used a prototype weapon system known as "the Punisher" as they fight to liberate the city of Sirte from the Islamic State (Isis). US-made, precision grenade launcher was used by the SAS in the North African nation, according to fighters who witnessed the attack. One fighter, who is aligned with Libya's internationally recognised government of national accord, described how the British troops, dressed in Libyan fatigues and treated "like celebrities" by the militiamen fighting alongside them, had used the weapon to force IS (Daesh) to give up its position.
There are special forces and then there are the Indian Navy’s Marine Commandos or MARCOS. The Indian Navy’s elite special force, that specialises in everything from counter terrorism to underwater operations and sabotage to anti-piracy ops. Thanks to this wide field of operation, they have not only served on the high seas but also been called in during Op Vijay, better known as the Kargil War.