Missile Systems

Perspective Russian Air Defense Missile Systems

By Pavel Rumyantsev Russia traditionally pays great attention to the creation and development of air defense missile systems (ADMS), which are a key element of the Russian air defense system. At the moment, Russia has the largest range of various air defense systems for different purposes, which is explained by the need to confidently counteract all…
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S-400 vs Patriot

The history of the Triumf S-400 and the Patriot Antiballistic Missile system and the Air Defence system development demonstrates the difference of approaches in itself. As for the S-400, we see a system which is primarily intended for immovable objects protection against massive air attack echeloned for time, altitude and direction. The Patriot AA missile system was developed as…
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Key Unresolved Issues in the WMD Sphere

By Vladimir P. KozinIn terms of the qualitatively new buildup of weapons of mass destruction, each century has its own specific brand name. While the last century was labeled “the nuclear arms age,” the current century could be characterized as “the missile defense age” and “the space-based weapons age.” These three interlinked factors unfortunately define…
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The Arctic. A “Shamrock” Bursts into Blossom

By Artur KovalivskyThe Arctic has become the subject of hot debate among politicians; 22% of all undiscovered world resources are located in this region. A growing number of countries are declaring their rights to possess these resources. Russia is also defending its interests, claiming that the Lomonosov Ridge and Mendeleyev Heights constitute a direct continuation…
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The Torpedo in the Russian Navy: History and Present

By Pavel Rumyantsev Torpedoes represent the main weapon of the majority of submarines, one of the most efficient attack instruments at sea during wartime. Clearly, the capabilities of torpedoes as the main weapon of submarines are one of the factors determining the efficiency of submarines as a weapons system. TRENDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF TORPEDOES…
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Russia & USA: Strategic Nuclear Forces. Land Component

By Alexander Ermakov, independent military expert.   Russia & USA. Strategic Nuclear Forces Land Component The escalation of political standoff between Russia and the USA along with an active phase of modernization of the Russian nuclear triad has heightened public interest in Strategic Nuclear Forces (SNF) of the leading countries. In the nearest future, this interest will grow stronger…
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From Aircraft Carriers to Mobile Maritime Airfield Complexes

Prof. Vladimir Polenin, Doctor of Military Science Nikolay Khrymov, Cand. Sc. (Engineering) Currently, the U.S. Navy Nimitz heavy aircraft carriers are modified versions of the Forrestal (CV-59) type aircraft carriers developed in the second half of the twentieth century. Even the building of a new series of heavy aircraft carriers of Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)…
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