cold war ii

  1. F

    2 U.S. diplomats to be evacuated from Vietnam after "Havana Syndrome" incidents

    I cannot say I had even heard of Havana Syndrome until I saw this posted elsewhere. Or rather I had heard of people being impacted over in Cuba but didn’t know this was what they are calling it...
  2. Grey Havoc

    Type 052DL (stretched variant of Type 052D destroyer)

    https://navalpost.com/china-type-052d-destroyer-suzhou-132/ From back in March, via the Wikipedia entry on the Type 052D family: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/more-stretched-type-052d-destroyers-join-the-pla-navy...
  3. Grey Havoc

    USSSPs (Unmaned Semifixed Sea Platforms) - European Union

    https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/07/navantia-participates-in-the-largest-project-of-the-european-defense-industrial-development-program-edidp/ The platforms will have 'light' armament, though to what extent isn't clear. https://ec.europa.eu/defence-industry-space/ussps_en I'll...
  4. Rhinocrates

    Cyberwar, Navigation, etc.

    I'm sorry to see that the 'Russia Fires Warning Shots at British Destroyer in the Black Sea' thread has been locked. Leaving aside the nationalist tone that arose in some comment, perhaps there's potential in discussing navigation technologies and cyberwar under the Secret Projects banner...
  5. tequilashooter

    Antarctic/Arctic Rush

    Surprised that this wasn't being discussed or have its own thread but it regards militarization, icebreaker projects, living in cold conditions, transporting fuel, possibly another area of conflict later. Examples of starting off thread to get the general idea...
  6. Mr London 24/7

    ‘Mad Max’ (US/RUS) Road Wars in Syria

    Only noticed these recently, ‘Mad Max’ style road wars have broken out in the last few months between US and Russian forces in Syria. Pretty harmless so far, bumping these massive armoured vehicles against one another. I’m sure others here will also find them interesting and (with a proper...
  7. Grey Havoc

    USAF OC-135Bs to be retired without replacement?

    Well, unless Biden gets into the Oval Office that is. https://www.defensenews.com/air/2020/07/16/the-air-force-cancels-its-open-skies-recapitalization-program-after-us-pulls-out-from-treaty/
  8. Foo Fighter

    SU-25 in the middle east.

    Apparently a sholder launched missile brought down an SU-25 which I find difficult to believe. Do the Russian air force not use an integrated air space mission? Chaff and flares cannot be 100% obviously but overwatch, even drones would seem to be able to provide warnings and covering fire for...
  9. bobbymike

    Russian 3M22 Tsirkon Hypersonic Missile

    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/breaking-russia-tests-new-hypersonic-cruise-missile-15527 Russia has apparently started testing a new hypersonic cruise missile called the 3M-22 Zircon. The new weapon will equip Moscow’s modernized Project 11442 Kirov-class nuclear-powered...
  10. uk 75

    Rearming the UK: What equipment? and how much?

    The usual crew of retired military and political types are warning that the UK is not able to meet its defence requirements with the present budget and kit. Given the collective expertise on this board what advice would you give the Prime Minister who takes over in May after the election? I...
  11. uk 75

    Re-arming the Bundeswehr: Which Projects?

    Just a thought that occurred. The German Armed Forces have been massively downsized since the end of the Cold War. Assuming a decision were taken to re-arm to meet current threats what projects would be back on the table? Or what stuff would you like to see?
  12. Orionblamblam

    Su-25 gets a substantial performance improvement

    Russians Scramble To Edit Wikipedia So The Kremlin's Claims Make Sense I note that on the English-language Wikipedia page for the Su-25, there's this bit of wisdom: Does the exchange rate between feet and meters change at lower altitude?
  13. RyanC

    US Navy/USMC/US Army Sea Basing Concepts

    Fun. I liek the C-5A for scale. Clearly we need a folding wing C-5C to fit below decks. ;D
  14. C

    US future submarine concepts.

    I've seen some rather impressive images of potential future US submarines including such designs as Renegade, Renegade 2 and Merrimack, evidently designed to make extensive use of UUV's and other advanced technology. U nfortunately, I haven't been able to find much more than images of them...
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