2022, №1 (72)

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Space Commands of the USA, China, Russia, and Europe

The space domain is of increasing importance in the international environment that is becoming more contested and confrontational. Many states have recognised this as a challenge and formed unified space commands in recent years.     USA Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea. Donald Trump, Former US President The…
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Checkmate by Black Knight

Without doubt, the new fifth-generation Sukhoi light fighter the Checkmate became the main premiere of the MAKS-2021 airshow, which took place in Zhukovsky near Moscow at the end of July 2021. The Debutante Ball The social media campaign launched by Rostec's press service before the opening of MAKS-2021 was second to nearly none in the…
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Western Sixth-Generation Air Systems

The new millennium brought with it a new generation of fighter aircraft. The progress between the fourth and the fifth generations was primarily a leap in information technology, but the incorporation of stealth features and cutting down Radar cross section also marked the new generation of fighters. While the number of models that can be…
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Thunder is Heard

The Grom (Russian for Thunder) unmanned aerial vehicle exists now in the form of a mock-up and a concept. Preliminary design works began in August 2021, and at this phase the shape of the future combat robot will be specified. But one unique capability of the new UAV has already been announced: it will be…
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Qatar’s Defense Procurement and Its Relevance for The Persian Gulf Security

By 2024, Qatar will obtain an unprecedented number of military gears and aircraft. The volume of its air force will reach 96 aircraft by 2024. Development of this arsenal correlated to the 2017 Gulf diplomatic crisis. With the recent détente in diplomatic relations with its regional counterparts, Qatar found itself with an impressive arsenal and…
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Russian Shipbuilding in the World Market: Prospects and Opportunities

The world armaments market is gradually changing towards more competition, mainly due to the emergence of new exporters and the policy of diversification of overseas suppliers pursued by major importers like India. There is also an increasing demand from Asian and Arab buyers to create their own military-industrial infrastructures by buying technology and localizing production.…
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SNSZ: Innovative Technologies In The Service Of The Navy

Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNSZ, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) is a leading Russian company in the field of composite shipbuilding. Since its foundation in 1912, more than 650 ships and vessels, including 300 mine countermeasures ships for the Russian Navy and foreign countries’ naval forces, have left the plant’s shipbuilding slips.   The concept of…
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SPLAV: Fire Control

Joint-stock company SPLAV Scientific Production Association named after A. Ganichev is a leading enterprise in the development of multiple rocket launch systems (MRLS) both for the Army and the Navy. Our company is part of the management network of the Technodinamika Holding company of the Rostec State Corporation – the managing organization being the JSC…
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Light Amphibious Tank SPRUT-SDM1. On the land, in the water, and in the air

For the first time in the world, it is in Russia where a modern light tank has been developed, and what makes it absolutely unique, it is an amphibious tank. This is a novelty that many military experts have already seen at international military exhibitions. It was presented by PJSC Kurganmashzavod (part of the High-Precision…
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CSTO Countries as Suppliers of Military Equipment

Russia, as a country with a well-developed defense industry, is the main supplier of armaments, military and special equipment for the needs of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states.   However, challenges and threats associated with the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan require a rapid increase of capabilities to secure the CSTO borders, and…
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