Monthly Archives: May 2022

Unlikely as it Sounds Russia Will Field Three Carriers By 2030: Here is Where They Will Likely Be Deployed

Following the announcement that the Russian Navy’s sole aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov had returned to dry dock after three years, speculation regarding the ship’s possible early retirement was largely dispelled with the vessel expected to continue to serve in the Russian Navy for well over

Russia’s ’Flamethrower’ TOS-1A Thermobaric Rocket Systems Conduct Mass Bombardments to Support Advances in Ukraine

The Russian Military has employed the TOS-1A 220mm rocket artillery system for large scale bombardments of Ukrainian forces in the eastern Donbas region. The weapons systems have long been expected to play a greater role in the conflict with the potential to speed up Russian advances considerably.

Plans For New American B-21 Bomber’s Maiden Flight in 2022 Cancelled: Significant Further Delays Expected

The Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider strategic bomber has seen plans for a first flight in 2022 terminated, with the reasons for the delay remaining unexplained. Supply chain issues, labor shortages and performance problems have all been speculated by various sources. An Air Force spokeswoman speaking

Is Russia Accelerating Work on Enhancing its Aircraft Carrier? Admiral Kuznetsov Has a New Unsinkable Dry Dock

Following the announcement that the Russian Navy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov was set to be imminently transferred to a newly expanded dry dock at the Sevmorput Naval Shipyard, multiple images emerged in the third week of May showing that this had materialised. The carrier had previously seen

Russia’s Su-57 Fighter Continues Operations in Ukraine: Five Missions it Could Be Fulfilling

Since the second week of March reports of Russia’s Su-57 next generation fighter operating in support of the country’s war effort in Ukraine were followed by sightings of the stealth fighter over the city of Zhytomyr, fuelling widespread speculation as to what its mission may have been. With only a single understrength squadron in the Russian Air Force operating the Su-57,