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Russian Su-34 Strike Fighter Shot Down Over Ukraine: Are High Risk Air Missions a Desperate Way to Buy Time?

Russian Su-34 Strike Fighter Shot Down Over Ukraine: Are High Risk Air Missions a Desperate Way to Buy Time?

Ukrainian air defences near Lyman have neutralised a Russian Su-34 strike fighter, with photos confirming that the aircraft from the from the 21st Air Division based in Shagol Airfield in the Chelyabinsk region serial number RF-81852 was destroyed. The Su-34 became operational in the Russian Air Force in 2014, and […]

As Economy Crashes Germany Sends Fighter Jets to East China Sea, Missiles to Ukraine and MPs to Taiwan

As Economy Crashes Germany Sends Fighter Jets to East China Sea, Missiles to Ukraine and MPs to Taiwan

Germany has increasingly emerged in 2022 as a country willing to more assertively pursue Western Bloc security interests overseas, with the government of Chancellor Olaf Scholz having recently escalated Berlin’s foreign policy turn away from the Angela Merkel era integration and integration with China and conflict management with Russia. A number of […]

U.S. Sees Attacks on Russian Nord Stream Pipelines as ‘Tremendous Opportunity’: State Secretary Blinken

U.S. Sees Attacks on Russian Nord Stream Pipelines as ‘Tremendous Opportunity’: State Secretary Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters on September 30 that the sabotage of Russian Nord Stream gas pipeline was seen in Washington as a “tremendous opportunity” to reduce European energy imports from Russia. This follows years of American calls under multiple administrations to use more costly American LNG […]

Russia’s Early Plans for the Su-57: Over 100 Operational By 2022, New Variants and Exports to South Korea, Iran and India

Russia’s Early Plans for the Su-57: Over 100 Operational By 2022, New Variants and Exports to South Korea, Iran and India

Russia’s Su-57 fifth generation fighter program has become a prominent symbol of delays and a struggle to move past Soviet era designs in the country’s defence sector, with the the first full squadron expected to be fielded only in 2024 while only six airframes have been delivered so far. While the […]

Seven Years Since Russia’s Military Intervention to Thwart NATO in Syria: A Very Different War to Ukraine

Seven Years Since Russia’s Military Intervention to Thwart NATO in Syria: A Very Different War to Ukraine

September 30 2022 marks seven years since the beginning of Russian military operations in Syria, with the country’s involvement widely credited with turning the tide of the war and thereby transforming the balance of power in the Middle East. Drawing several stark contrasts to the current Russian war effort in […]

This Strike Fighter Would Have Been Perfect for War in Ukraine: Why Russia Doesn’t Have Any SEAD Foxbats Left

This Strike Fighter Would Have Been Perfect for War in Ukraine: Why Russia Doesn’t Have Any SEAD Foxbats Left

Since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian War in February Russia’s air defence suppression efforts have been widely criticised as somewhat underwhelming, with Ukraine’s network built up primarily around Soviet-built S-300 variants and supplemented by low altitude handheld systems such as the Stinger continuing to threaten Russian aircraft. Although this was […]

Avoiding an Aleppo Scenario: This is Why Germany and America Won’t Send Leopard II or Abrams Tanks to Ukraine

Avoiding an Aleppo Scenario: This is Why Germany and America Won’t Send Leopard II or Abrams Tanks to Ukraine

Since shortly after the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian War in February widespread calls began to emerge in the West to supply the Ukrainian Army and possibly Kiev-aligned militias and contractors with Western main battle tanks to enhance their armoured warfare capabilities. Ukraine has since received tremendous quantities of armour from NATO […]