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Jan 15 2021

Iran’s Markran Forward Base Ship (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size iage Iran Introduces Helicopter Carrier And Missile-Launching Warship To Its Navy Ahead Of Persian Gulf Drill (source): On January 12th, Iran said that two indigenous warships had joined its Navy, and they would be revealed during a military drill on the very next day. «ناوبندر مکران» به نیروی دریایی ارتش ملحق می‌شود#ناوبندر_مکران، بزرگترین شناور نظامی کشور است که پشتیبانی از ناوگروه‌های نیروی دریایی ارتش در آب‌های دوردست به ویژه منطقه شمال اقیانوس هند، تنگه باب المندب و دریای سرخ را برعهده خواهد داشتhttps://t.co/Mab1v4diMt pic.twitter.com/0fmZEt5KTz — خبرگزاری تسنیم 🇮🇷 (@Tasnimnews_Fa) January 12, 2021 The helicopter …

Jan 14 2021

Fridtjof Nansen-Class Frigate (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Fridtjof Nansen is a class of anti-submarine warfare frigates of the Royal Norwegian Navy. Nonetheless, the anti-aircraft capabilities of the Fridtjof Nansen allow Norway to describe warships of the class as multi-role frigates. This type of frigates gained its prominence among the international audience when the KNM Helge Ingstad collided with a Maltese-registered oil tanker, Sola, and de-facto sink as a result of the incident. Later, the warship was recovered but with the cost of repair prohibitive it has been decommissioned and will be scrapped. [embedded content] [embedded content] MORE ON THE …

Jan 13 2021

Karakurt-Class Corvette (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Karakurt is a class of corvettes developed for the Russian Navy. Karakurt corvettes are intended to be a more seaworthy, blue water complement to the Buyan-M class corvettes, which had been designed for the littoral zone and are currently serving in Russia’s Caspian Flotilla, Baltic Fleet and Black Sea Fleet. The Karakurt is capable of carrying Kalibr or Oniks anti-ship cruise missiles. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jan 12 2021

China’s VT-4 Main Battle Tank Sees Action For The First Time In Nigeria

Donate Click to see full-size image On January 8th, the Nigerian Armed Forces launched operation “Tura Takai Bongo” in the Northeast of the country, and also Operation “Taimako Ya Zo” in the Northwest against Boko Haram. With this new Operation Tura Takai Bango in the Northeast and now fruitful Operation Taimako Ya Zo in the Northwest, the military and other security forces seem to be taking the fight into the hideouts of terrorists and other criminals. This is a welcome development. #SecureNorth https://t.co/IBbWphvuqj — Labaran Yusuf (@Chatwithlabaran) January 8, 2021 [embedded content] In particular, it is reported that VT-4 main …

Jan 9 2021

Type 072A Landing Ship Tank (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Type 072A is the latest variant of the Type 072 family of landing ship tanks. A total of 15 ships have been identified, with most of them assigned to the 6th Detachment of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) South Sea Fleet at Zhanjiang. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jan 8 2021

Karayel Reconnaissance And Combat UAV (Infographics)

Click to see the full-size image The Karayel is a surveillance, reconnaissance and combat unmanned aerial vehicle system developed by Turkey’s Vestel. It is in service with the Turkish Armed Forces and is also being exported to some other countries. On January 6, the Air Defense Force of Yemen’s Houthis shot down the Karayel drone of the Saudi-led coalition over the northern Yemeni province of al-Jawf. https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1-2.mp4 MORE ON THE TOPIC: Houthis Shot Down Turkish-Made Combat Drone Operated By Saudi-led Coalition (Video) Type 056 Corvette (Infographics) Russia To Place 13 Yars ICBMs And Avangard Hypersonic Systems On Combat Duty In …

Jan 8 2021

Karayel Reconnaissance And Combat UAV (Infographics)

Click to see the full-size image The Karayel is a surveillance, reconnaissance and combat unmanned aerial vehicle system developed by Turkey’s Vestel. It is in service with the Turkish Armed Forces and is also being exported to some other countries. On January 6, the Air Defense Force of Yemen’s Houthis shot down the Karayel drone of the Saudi-led coalition over the northern Yemeni province of al-Jawf. https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1-2.mp4 MORE ON THE TOPIC: Houthis Shot Down Turkish-Made Combat Drone Operated By Saudi-led Coalition (Video) Type 056 Corvette (Infographics) Russia To Place 13 Yars ICBMs And Avangard Hypersonic Systems On Combat Duty In …

Jan 7 2021

Type 056 Corvette (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Type 056 is the class of corvettes in service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The Type 056 also has an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant, commonly known as Type 056A. [embedded content] [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jan 5 2021

Russia To Place 13 Yars ICBMs And Avangard Hypersonic Systems On Combat Duty In 2021 (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The RS-24 Yars is a Russian MIRV-equipped, thermonuclear armed intercontinental ballistic missile. Since 2002, the Russian military has performed 10 successful launches of the Yars intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to the defense ministry’s bulletin headlined ‘Main results of the Russian Armed Forces’ activities in 2012-2020’. Also, five successful launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles fitted with the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle were held as of December 2020. The missiles reached the speed of Mach 28 (7.5 kilometers per second). According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, in 2021 the Russian Armed Forces will receive 13 …

Jan 3 2021

Russian Navy Received Lead Ship Of Gremyashchiy-Class Corvettes (Infographics, Photo, Video)

Donate Click to see the full-size image On December 29, the lead ship of Gremyashchiy-class corvettes entered service with the Russian Navy. The ceremony of raising the Russian Navy’s St. Andrew’s flag was held at the Severnaya Shipyard in St. Petersburg. The Pacific Fleet of the Russian Navy is expected to receive six more corvettes of this class. They will be eventually armed with Zircon hypersonic missiles, according to the Russian military. [embedded content] Photos: Click to see the full-size image Click to see the full-size image Click to see the full-size image Click to see the full-size image MORE …

Jan 2 2021

Avenger-Class Mine Countermeasures Ship (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Avenger is a class of mine countermeasures ships in service with the United States Navy. They are designed to clear mines from vital waterways. [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jan 1 2021

A Year From Soleimani Assassination: Americans & Official Baghdad Fear Vengeance

Donate January 3, 2021 will be the first anniversary of the assassination of Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani. For the whole year the USA and official Baghdad have been waiting for the response action from IRGC and Iraqi Shia forces. The first respond action from Iran took place on January 8, when the U.S. military bases were hit by rocket strikes. However, Iran and its Iraqi allies were satisfied with this only action. Iraqi capital Baghdad is on high alert amid the reports of possible “complex attack” on the Green Zone and Baghdad airport. Iraqi security forces were deployed …

Jan 1 2021

VPK-7829 Bumerang Modular Armoured Vehicle (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size The VPK-7829 Bumerang is a modular wheeled armoured vehicle, which is being developed by Russian Military Industrial Company (MIC) for the Russian Armed Forces. The vehicle exists in infantry fighting vehicle and armored personnel carrier variants. [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Dec 31 2020

K808/806 Armoured Personnel Carrier (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The K808/806 wheeled armored personnel carrier is family of South Korean 6×6 and 8×8 armored vehicles. It entered service with the South Korean armed forces in 2017. The production of K808 and K806 vehicles are reportedly a part of the South Korean effort to build rapid response forces based on the concept of U.S. Stryker combat brigades. [embedded content] [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Dec 26 2020

Turkey’s Budding Amphibious And Landing Ship Force

Click to see full-size image Turkey, despite all of its military might, in terms of ground forces, UAVs, aircraft, Russian missile defense systems, and Air Force, has a very limited force of amphibious and landing ships. In total, it has 10: 8 of them are Fast Amphibious Ships, with following specifications, have been designed and constructed for the Turkish Navy by ANADOLU Shipyard. They have been operational since 2012. LCT platforms are equipped with 2×25 mm Stabilised Gun and 2×12.7 mm Machine Gun. Performing 1,200 Nm endurance at full load with 16.5 Knots economical speed, LCT platforms have 400 tons …

Dec 25 2020

More Russian Military Equipment, Helicopters Deployed In Ain Issa Amid Turkish Proxies Advance

Donate Another Russian military convoy arrived to Ain Issa in the northern Raqqa governorate. The reinforcements were deployed amid the fierce clashes between the Syrian Defense Forces and Turkish-backed militants in the outskirts of the town. The military convoy was spotted on its route to one of the joint observation posts that have been recently established by the Syrians Arab Army and the Syrian Defense Forces. Russian forces also have  a coordination and operations center in Ain Issa and a newly established position in its souther outskirts. The military convoy included a number of armored vehicles, among them – Typhoon-K, …

Dec 25 2020

Famous Su-57 Entered Service With Russian Aerospace Forces (Video, Photos)

Donate The first fifth-generation fighter Sukhoi Su-57 entered service with the Russian Aerospace Forces, the TASS news agency reported, citing an anonymous source in the Russian military-industrial complex. No official confirmation from the Russian Ministry of Defense has been provided yet. The first production fifth-generation multirole fighter entered service with one of the aviation regiments of the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation. The first production Su-57 fighter should be able to carry out combat missions from February 2021. The plane was spotted during the flight from the Komsomolsky-on-Amur Aviation Plant named after Yu.A. Gagarin, presumably, to Zhukovsky airport …

Dec 25 2020

Ukraine And Turkey Will Produce Ada-Class Corvettes At Mykolaiv’s Okean Shipyard

Donate Click to see full-size image Turkish-designed corvettes will be produced for the Ukrainian Navy using Turkish technologies at the Okean shipyard in the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, the shipyard said on December 21st. “In order to localize the corvette program, the Turkish State Defense Agency conducted an audit of the technical capacity of Ukrainian shipyards. The Ocean plant was selected and included in the corvette program, taking into account the unique technical capabilities of the enterprise, the availability of professional personnel and the current program for the modernization of production assets,” the statement said. The parties signed a memorandum …

Dec 25 2020

Discount Reaper Drone? Meet China’s CH-4 UCAV

Donate Click to see full-size image The CASC CH-4 is a dedicated Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV), developed and produced in China. It is, at least externally, a copy of General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper drone. The only distinction between the two is the ventral fin below the V-tail on MQ-9, which is absent on the CH-4. There are two versions, the CH-4A and CH-4B. The CH-4A is a reconnaissance drone (capable of a 3500–5000 km range and a 30- to 40-hour endurance). The CH-4B is a mixed attack and reconnaissance system with provisions for 6 weapons and a payload of …

Dec 11 2020

Type 08 Modular Armored Vehicle (Infographics)

Click to see the full-size image The Type 08 is the family of 8-wheeled amphibious, modular armored vehicles developed by China’s Norinco for infantry fire support, battlefield logistics and quick reaction operations. It is in service with the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force and People’s Liberation Army Marine Corps. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Turkish Aksungur Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle Entered Serial Production (Infographics) Russia Confirms Usage Of Kalashnikov Kamikaze Drone ‘KUB-BLA’ In Syria China’s YJ-62 Subsonic Anti-Ship Cruise Missile The post Type 08 Modular Armored Vehicle (Infographics) appeared first on . FORUM

Dec 8 2020

Russia Confirms Usage Of Kalashnikov Kamikaze Drone ‘KUB-BLA’ In Syria

Unmanned aerial vehicles of the Kalashnikov Concern were successfully employed during hostilities in Syria, the head of the Russian state corporation “Rostec” Sergey Chemezov said. “Kalashnikov drones took part in the fighting in Syria. They have proven themselves well, the Defense Ministry is happy to acquire them,” TASS quoted Chemezov as saying. The Russian official clarified that he was talking not only about reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles, but also about combat ones. The statement of Chemezov became the first official confirmation of the usage of the KUB-BLA loitering munition in the conflict. At the same time, this fact itself is …

Dec 6 2020

China’s YJ-62 Subsonic Anti-Ship Cruise Missile

Click to see full-size image The YJ-62 (eagle strike 62; yingji-62) is a Chinese subsonic anti-ship cruise missile. The YJ-62 cruise missile is a PLAN analogue to the anti-shipping variants of the RGM-109 Tomahawk/MRASM. The weapon has a similar general configuration to the Tomahawk family, but employs a unique fixed scoop inlet for the air breathing engine. It is designed to engage surface ships of all classes and types, both single and as part of a group, in conditions of electronic and fire counteraction of the enemy. The missile can be placed on various carriers and used day and night, …

Dec 5 2020

Israel Receives First German-Made Sa’ar 6 Corvette (Infographics)

Click to see full-size image On December 2nd, the INS Magen arrived in Israel, it is the first of four German-built Sa’ar 6 corvettes that Tel’Aviv ordered back in 2015. There is a long video showcasing the warship. “This is a holiday for the State of Israel, the IDF and the Navy,” IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said ahead of the ceremony. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin praised the success as evidence of the strong cooperative efforts between Israel and Germany. “This project, over many years, which is not yet complete, required close coordination with the German defense industries,” …

Dec 4 2020

China’s Dongfeng-17 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile With Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (Infographics)

Click to see full-size image The Dongfeng-17 (DF-17) is a Chinese solid-fueled road-mobile medium-range ballistic missile. It mounts the DF-ZF Hypersonic Glide Vehicle. The DF-17 along with the DF-ZF, was officially unveiled at the National Day military parade on October 1st 2019, making this China’s first operational hypersonic weapon systems and one of the world’s first to be put in full initial operation. China has invested significant resources in the DF-17 and its other hypersonic weapon programs. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has reportedly done so to counter adversary missile defenses. Its aim was also to develop a fast, long-range, …

Nov 21 2020

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Killer: Dong-Feng 21D Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile (Infographics)

Donate DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected], http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront,  BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ,  BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq,  ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Click to see full-size image The Dong-Feng 21D (DF-21D) is a Chinese indigenously developed anti-ship ballistic missile. The base version of the missile is the DF-21, which is a medium-range, road-mobile ballistic missile. It was the first road-mobile, solid propellant missile developed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and is a variant of the CSS-N-3 (JL-1) submarine-launched system that replaced the Dong Feng-2 (CSS-1) in the early 1980s. The Dong Feng 21’s solid-propellant system significantly increases its service life and …

Nov 17 2020

FV101 Scorpion Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle (Infographics)

Click to see the full-size image The FV101 Scorpion is an British armoured reconnaissance vehicle developed as a part of the the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) project. It is often used used as a reconnaissance vehicle or a light tank. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Spike-LR Anti-Tank Guided Missile (Infographics) Weapons Of Ethiopian War: The Soviet MiG-23 Variable Geometry Fighter Aircraft The post FV101 Scorpion Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle (Infographics) appeared first on . FORUM

Nov 16 2020

Spike-LR Anti-Tank Guided Missile (Infographics)

Click to see the full-size image The Spike-LR is a long-range variant of the Israeli fire-and-forget Spike anti-tank guided missile. MORE ON THE TOPIC: CH-53E Super Stallion Heavy-Lift Cargo Helicopter (Infographics) What We Know About Russia’s Peacekeeping Force In Nagorno-Karabakh The post Spike-LR Anti-Tank Guided Missile (Infographics) appeared first on . FORUM

Aug 19 2020

AGM-86 ALCM Air-Launched Strategic Cruise Missile (Infographics)

Click to see the full-size image The AGM-86 ALCM is a subsonic air-launched cruise missile built by Boeing and operated by the US Air Force. The main launch platform is Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers. MORE ON THE TOPIC: AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (Infographics) Light Armoured Vehicle III – Infantry Fighting Vehicle (Infographics) AS90 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (Infographics) The post AGM-86 ALCM Air-Launched Strategic Cruise Missile (Infographics) appeared first on . FORUM

Jul 25 2020

Russia’s Project 23900 Amphibious Assault Ship (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Project 23900 is the newest class of Russian amphibious assault ships. This class was designed as a replacement for Mistral-class helicopter carriers ordered from France. However, Paris broke the contract and refused to deliver the two built warships due to the conflict in Ukraine. MOER ON THE  TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jul 24 2020

Eitan Armored Fighting Vehicle (Infographics)

Donate The Eitan is an Israeli armoured fighting vehicle developed by the Merkava and Armored Vehicles Directorate. It’s intended to replace the M113 armored personnel carrier in use by the Israel Defense Forces. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jun 12 2020

AN/TPQ-36 Firefinder Weapon Locating System (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The AN/TPQ-36 Firefinder weapon locating system is a mobile radar system developed for the United States Armed Forces. The system is designed to detect and track incoming mortar, artillery and rocket fire to determine the point of origin for counterbattery fire. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jun 10 2020

Polar Security Cutter Icebreaker Program (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image Trump Issues Memo On Developing U.S. Icebreaker Fleet (source): On June 9th, US President Donald Trump issued a memo ordering a review of the country’s requirements for icebreaking capabilities in the Arctic and Antarctic, with the goal of getting a fleet in place by 2029. “The Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), shall lead a review of requirements for a polar security icebreaking fleet acquisition program to acquire and …

Jun 9 2020

Admiral Gorshkov-Class Frigate (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Admiral Gorshkov (Project 22350) is the class of frigates designed and being built for the Russian Navy. The class incorporates the use of stealth technology. [embedded content] [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jun 8 2020

C-130 Hercules Military Transport Aircraft Of US-led Coalition Crashed In Iraq (Infographics)

Donate Late on June 8, a C-130 military transport aircraft of the US-led coalition skidded off a runway during the landing at the Camp Taji. The Pentagon confirmed the incident, but did not report casualties. Iraqi sources claimed that 13 people were killed and 8 others were injured during the incident. Usbat al-Tha’ireen, an Iraqi anti-US armed group that already claimed responsibility for several attacks on the coalition, immediately reacted to the incident by posting the message “With patience, we are victorious”. While it remains highly unlikely that anti of the recently surfaced Iraqi anti-US groups were somehow linked to …

Jun 5 2020

CAESAR 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The CAESAR (CAmion Équipé d’un Système d’ARtillerie) is a French self-propelled 155 mm self-propelled howitzer. [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jun 4 2020

SH-15 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The SH15 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer was developed by Chinese Defense Company China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO) on the basis of the AH-2 155 mm/L52 howitzer. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jun 3 2020

LORA Precision Strike Missile (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The LORA (Long-Range Artillery Weapon System) is an Israel precision strike missile designed to engage strategic targets deep in the enemy’s territory from mobile or maritime platforms. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jun 2 2020

X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The X-61A Gremlins is a unmanned air vehicle, which is being developed by the Dynetics Gremlins team for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Gremlins programme. [embedded content] [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jun 1 2020

MICA Short-To-Medium Range Air-To-Air And Surface-To-Air Missile (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The MICA is an anti-air multi-target, all weather, fire-and-forget short and medium-range missile system developed by the MBDA. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

May 28 2020

Stechkin Automatic Silenced Pistol (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The APB (Russian: Avtomaticheskij Pistolet Besshumnyj) is a version of the Stechkin automatic pistol (APS – Avtomaticheskiy Pistolet Stechkina) optimized for silent operations. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

May 27 2020

A-91 Assault Rifle Grenade Launcher System (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The A-91 is an assault rifle grenade launcher system developed by KBP Instrument Design Bureau in Tula as an offspring of the 9A-91 firearm family. [embedded content] [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

May 26 2020

Kh-35UE Turbojet Subsonic Cruise Anti-Ship Missile (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Kh-35UE is an export variant of the Russian/Soviet turbojet subsonic cruise anti-ship missile. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

May 25 2020

Type 075 Landing Helicopter Dock (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Type 075 landing helicopter dock is a class of Chinese amphibious assault ships. Currently, two warships are under construction by the Hudong–Zhonghua Shipbuilding company. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

May 25 2020

Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups – May 25, 2020

Donate This is the newst update of the ‘U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map’ exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. Click to see the full-size image Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing (CVW) of 65 to 70 aircrafts. It’s composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, …

May 22 2020

MK 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) Torpedo (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Mark 48 is a US heavyweight submarine-launched torpedoe. It’s designed to sink deep-diving nuclear-powered submarines and high-performance surface ships. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

May 22 2020

Changhe Z-18 Medium Transport Helicopter (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Changhe Z-18 is a medium transport helicopter developed by Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation for the People’s Liberation Army. This is a single-rotor helicopter with tail rotor and a non-retractable landing gear. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

May 20 2020

Harbin Z-19 Reconnaissance And Attack Helicopter (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Harbin Z-19 (also known as WZ-19) is a reconnaissance and attack helicopter developed by Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation for the Chinese armed forces. The Z-19 is based on the combat variant of the Harbin Z-9 helicopter. In own turn, the Z-9 is a licence built version of the Eurocopter Dauphin. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

May 19 2020

US Space Force Successfully Launches Mysterious New ‘Space Plane’

Donate Click to see the full-size image The newly created US Space Force successfully launched a X-37B space plane (also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday, the vehicle’s sixth mission into space.  The vehicle’s official purpose is to conduct orbital spaceflight missions in order to investigate reusable space technologies. Its previous mission, launched in September 2017, was in space for 780 days and landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on 27 October 2019. Barbara Barrett, secretary of the US Air Force, announced the liftoff on her Twitter page, calling …

May 19 2020

Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups – May 19, 2020

Donate This is the newst update of the ‘U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map’ exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. Click to see the full-size image Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing (CVW) of 65 to 70 aircrafts. It’s composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, …

May 16 2020

Mistral-Class Helicopter Carrier (Infographics)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The Mistral is a class of helicopter carriers/amphibious assault ships designed and developed in France. There are a total of 5 Mistral-class helicopter carriers. 2 of them are operated by Egypt. [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM