Category Archives: Technology

From Syria and Iraq to Libya: Turkey repeatedly demonstrates the combat effectiveness of its drones

by Paul Iddon In recent years, Turkey has demonstrated a hitherto unprecedented capability in both the production and the combat use of its increasingly formidable domestically-built armed drones.  Turkey first used its drones in the conflicts against the Kurdistan Workers’ … Continue reading

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European main battle tank project – not open to all EU members?

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter; originally published in German). Björn is a journalist in Berlin focusing on security policy and geopolitics. Germany and France are working on a concept for a joint battle tank of the future. The so-called … Continue reading

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HMS Queen Elizabeth: ein Symbol britischer Seemacht?

von Roger Näbig (Twitter / LinkedIn). Er arbeitet als Rechtsanwalt 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. Die HMS … Continue reading

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Iran Is Fitting out a Jamaran-class Frigate on the Caspian

Satellite imagery shows the construction of a new Jamaran-class frigate at Bandar Anzali on the Caspian. The 94 meter-long vessel replaces the Damavand which was sunk after hitting a breakwater on 10 January 2018. The Damavand had been previously commissioned … Continue reading

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Difficult G36 Replacement – Unrealistic demands on the future German Bundeswehr assault rifle?

by Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter; originally published in German). Björn is journalist in Berlin focusing on security policy and geopolitics. Since the late 1990s, the Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifle has been the standard rifle for the German … Continue reading

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Russia’s anti-air & air defense systems in Syria: more for show than substance?

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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Chinese Tanks – Illustration: Sixty Years of Tank Design

by Louis Martin-Vézian of CIGeography (Facebook / Twitter). According to the Military Balance 2019, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) may possess the largest active-duty tank fleet on the planet, with about 5,800 tanks in operational service. However, Chinese tanks … Continue reading

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Schwierige G36-Nachfolge – Unrealistische Anforderungen an das künftige Sturmgewehr der Deutschen Bundeswehr?

This article is also available in English. von Björn Müller (Facebook / Twitter). Er ist Journalist in Berlin mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheits- und Geopolitik. Dieser Artikel basiert auf dem Manuskript der NDR-Sendung “Streitkräfte und Strategien” vom 15.06.2019. Seit Ende der … Continue reading

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Chinese Tanks – Part 2: Today’s Types, Training and Doctrine

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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Russlands Luftverteidigung & Flugabwehrsysteme in Syrien: Mehr Schein als Sein?

von Roger Näbig (Twitter / LinkedIn). Er arbeitet als Rechtsanwalt 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. Russland … Continue reading

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