Monthly Archives: April 2024

‘TOS-3’ Prototype Ready: Russia Developing Successor to Feared TOS-1A Thermobaric Artillery System After Battlefield Successes

Russian defence conglomerate Rostec is developing a successor to the TOS-1A 220 millimetre thermobaric rocket artillery system, following the significant attention the asset’s combat performance in the Ukrainian theatre has gained. Rustic Industrial Director of Weapon Systems Bekhan Ozdoev stated

Serbia to Buy French Rafale Fighters in Major Break From Russia: What Belgrade’s Pivot Means For Its Air Defences

On April 9 following years of speculation regarding the future of the Serbian fighter fleet the country’s president Aleksandar Vucic said that had “reached concrete agreements regarding the purchase of the Rafale fighter jets” during talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. “The contract

U.S. Forward Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters Near Taiwan: Adjacent Japanese F-15 Unit Disabled By Earthquake

The U.S. Air Force has redeployed F-22 Raptor fifth generation air superiority fighters under the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, as part of a broader effort to maintain a continuous fighter presence at the facility. The deployment coincides with earthquake warnings on

New Footage Shows Su-34s Drop Thermobaric Glide Bombs on Ukrainian Forces: ’Vacuum’ Weapons Target Forces in Cover

Footage released by the Russian Defence Ministry on April 5 showed Su-34 strike fighters employing ODAB-500 500 kilogram glide bombs with thermobaric warheads against fortified Ukrainian positions in the disputed Donetsk region. Such warheads are well optimised for neutralising well fortified enemy positions,

Transforming East Asian Security Dynamics: North Korea’s New Hwasong-16B Hypersonic Glider is a Game Changer

North Korea on April 2 made the first ever test launch of a new class of intermediate range ballistic missile with hypersonic glide vehicle, the Hwasong-16B, with the launch intended to confirm its designed technical specifications and verify its reliability. The test closely follows the U.S. Air