Category Archives: Armed Forces

China Thinks Its Air Force Can Deter or Even Defeat the US Air Force, and the USAF is Responding

by Darien Cavanaugh. He is writing on politics, foreign policy, global conflict, and weapons platforms has been published at War is Boring, offiziere.ch, The National Interest, Real Clear Defense, Yahoo! News, The Week, Global Comment, and the Center for Securities … Continue reading

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China Launches Additional Type 094 SSBNs

Workers at the Bohai Shipyard at Huludao have constructed two additional Type 094 JIN-class ballistic missile nuclear submarines (SSBN), satellite imagery from Planet Labs suggests. One Type 094 relocated from the shipyard’s fabrication hall to the nearby fitting-out pier in … Continue reading

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Informelle Herrschaft versus liberale Staatlichkeit: Die Regierung Ashraf Ghanis

von Dr. Philipp Münch, Dozent für Sicherheits- und Rüstungspolitik an der Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in Hamburg. Der Artikel wurde ursprünglich für die Zeitschrift des Katholischen Militärbischofs für die deutsche Bundeswehr “Kompass. Soldat in Welt und Kirche“, Ausgabe Juli/August-Ausgabe 2018 erstellt. … Continue reading

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Waren NATOs Osterweiterungen ein gebrochenes Versprechen?

[The West] have lied to us many times, made decisions behind our backs, placed us before an accomplished fact. This happened with NATO’s expansion to the East, as well as the deployment of military infrastructure at our borders. — Vladimir … Continue reading

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Angola Takes Delivery of Four Su-30KN

Four Su-30 multi-role fighter have been delivered to Angola as of October 2018, satellite imagery confirms. The aircraft are part of a $1 billion deal for 12 airframes signed with Russia in 2013. Imagery captured the aircraft parked on the … Continue reading

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F-35: High-tech fighter jet or 1.5 trillion US dollar disaster?

by Roger Näbig (Twitter). He works as a lawyer and freelance journalist in Berlin with a focus on global conflicts, defense, security, military policy, armaments technology, and international law. He also gives lectures on defense policy issues. For a German … Continue reading

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New Infrastructure at the UAE’s al-Hamra Military Airfield

The UAE has added eight new aircraft shelters and a weapon storage area to a reserve airfield on the coast, commercial satellite imagery shows. The activity suggests that the UAE may maintain a detachment at the reserve airfield to rapidly … Continue reading

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EUTM Mali’s problematic strategy – more rebuilding rather than fielding an army

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). Björn is journalist in Berlin focusing on security policy and geopolitics. The European Union’s effort to beef up Mali’s armed forces (Forces armées et de sécurité du Mali, FAMA) since 2013 is in its … Continue reading

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UAV Infrastructure Noted at the UAE’s al-Safran Airbase

Two US-built primary satellite links and a ground control station (GCS) were relocated to the UAE’s al-Safran airbase situated south of Madinat Zayed, imagery from Planet Labs shows. They likely belong to the recently acquired RQ-1E Predator-XP UAV the country … Continue reading

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F-35: Hightech Kampfjet oder 1,5 Billionen US$ Desaster?

von Roger Näbig (Twitter / LinkedIn). Er arbeitet als Jurist und freier Journalist in Berlin mit dem Fokus auf globalen Konflikten, Verteidigung, Sicherheit, Militärpolitik, Rüstungstechnik & Kriegsvölkerrecht. Darüber hinaus hält er Vorträge zu verteidigungspolitischen Themen. For an English version see here. Es … Continue reading

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