Weapons and Equipment
We abandoned the development of the Swedish early warning system at the time of the collapse of the communist bloc, a number of weapons systems were abolished, and surplus weapons were sold " for a buck ." Let's see how Erieye withstood the new conditions.
After the outbreak of the Great War, as in other countries involved in the conflict, the production of armored cars began to begin slowly in Russia, and the Supreme Command desperately tried to catch up on the wasted time created by the very regressive approach since the creation of the first armored vehicle in the Russian army ...
Dogfights have always attracted attention. Since the First World War, their participants have been considered heroes, stories have been written about nothing, and they have become idols of generations. However, the reality of air combat is much more prosaic. Whatever the motivation of the pilots to fight, there was always a winner on one side and a loser on the other in a crippled or burning plane falling to the ground. This series deals with the struggle from their beginning to the modern age, when the sky is steadily ruled by jet engines.
According to the prestigious magazine Time, it looks like American soldiers will stop firing in a few years. Even in "hot" Afghanistan, demonstrations and intimidation are preferred, and deadly fire is the last resort. Nevertheless, fatal incidents are taking place, such as the air strike on a wedding ceremony in Afghanistan, leading to far-reaching diplomatic consequences, which is why the Pentagon is making enormous efforts to develop non-killing weapons.
Some fighters, especially in English-speaking countries, do not only bear the type designation, but have their own names. And what name represents speed and power, ie the qualities that a fighter should have, above all, better than lightning? Probably none. Let's see how it went with those Lightning bolts.
There were many articles about aircraft P-38 Lightning. Some reviews weren't too flattering. Unfortunately, some of these allegations survive to this day.
JSF is a program that includes so many conflicting requirements that have never been faced before by any team of designers. To meet them, it was necessary to carefully choose the basic configuration, so that after minimal modifications to suit all armed forces participating in the program.
The aircraft test program of the technological demonstrators of the JSF program was the battle of two groups associating the largest aircraft manufacturers. The results of the tests and the final decision of the commission depended on who won the contract of the century, probably one of the last piloted attack aircraft.
This text aims to provide all those who need it with an explanation of the various military terms
and the principles of operation of military installations.
The article discusses the origin of the names of some Soviet and Russian ships, aircraft, weapons and weapon systems, as seen by Dmitry Litovkin in an article in the Izvestia newspaper. The translation of the original text is supplemented by additional information, observations and pictures so that it is understandable even to the Czech reader, who does not master military issues in too much detail.