Category Archives: Armed Forces

Rückblick: Krieg in der Ostukraine 2014/15 – Direktes Eingreifen Russlands im Spätsommer 2014 (Teil 2/4)

von Dr. Phil. Fritz Kälin, Militärhistoriker, Stab MND. Dieser Artikel wurde zuvor auf dem Blog der OG Panzer veröffentlicht — ich danke dem Autor und der OG Panzer für die Erlaubnis einer Zweitveröffentlichung. Diese Artikelserie schildert den Kriegsverlauf in der … Continue reading

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Additional EA-03 Arrive at Yishuntun

New satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe shows that China has increased the deployment of Guizhou Aviation Industry Group (GAIG) EA-03 Xianglong high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Yishuntun airbase in Jilin province. The platform, identified by … Continue reading

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How Turkey could be undermining its opportunities to field fifth-generation aircraft

by Paul Iddon Turkey’s apparent inability to prevent leaks of sensitive American and British military and technical information to third parties may be one factor that results in it losing an opportunity to field not one, but two types of … Continue reading

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Chinese Tanks – Part 1: Operational History & Indigenous Development between 1931 and 1990

by Sébastien Roblin. He holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the … Continue reading

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A long way: Russian military reform – Part 2

by Patrick Truffer (originally published in German). He has been working in the Swiss Armed Forces for more than 15 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zurich), and … Continue reading

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Start der Testflüge zur Evaluierung eines neuen Kampfflugzeuges (NKF) für die Schweiz

Gestern, am Donnerstag, 11. April 2019, haben die Testflüge mit dem Airbus Eurofighter Typhoon in Payerne begonnen. Dies stellt den Auftakt für die bis Ende Juni andauernde Flug- und Bodenerprobung der fünf zu evaluierenden Kampfflugzeuge dar (siehe Graphik unten), welche … Continue reading

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China Deployed Two H-6 Bomber to Tibet in March

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force deployed two Xian Aircraft Corporation H-6 bomber to Xigatse airbase in the Tibet Autonomous Region, reviewed data has confirmed. Xigatse is the nearest airbase to the previous Doklam crisis and India’s strategic Siliguri corridor. … Continue reading

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How Russia Annexed Venezuela without Firing a Shot (Yet)

by Caleb M. Larson. He covers American security and foreign policy as well as European defense with a focus on Eastern Europe and Russia. He holds a Bachelor of Art in History from UCLA and a Master of Public Policy … Continue reading

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Zwischen Venus und Mars: Europäische Strategie und Strategische Autonomie nach dem Brexit

Von Cornelia-Adriana Baciu (Twitter). Sie ist Doktorandin an der School of Law and Government, Dublin City University und forscht zum Thema EU-Verteidigungspolitik und Transformationsprozesse im Wehrbereich. 2019 ist ihr Sammelband “Peace, Security and Defence Cooperation in Post-Brexit Europe: Risks and … Continue reading

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Rückblick: Krieg in der Ostukraine 2014/15 – Invasionsangst, Mobilmachung und Eskalation ab April 2014 (Teil 1/4)

von Dr.Phil. Fritz Kälin, Militärhistoriker, Stab MND. Dieser Artikel wurde zuvor auf dem Blog der OG Panzer veröffentlicht — ich danke dem Autor und der OG Panzer für die Erlaubnis einer Zweitveröffentlichung. Diese Artikelserie schildert den Kriegsverlauf in der Ostukraine … Continue reading

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