The United States has chosen to retire its cruiser fleet.

Despite the air defence gap left by this force, the US Navy decided to scrap all 22 Ticonderoga-class cruisers. The US Navy released a 30-year shipbuilding plan on April 21 that plans to replace all Ticonderoga-class cruisers with the Flight III variant of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The US Navy would dismantle 10 Ticonderogas this … Read more

The US ‘Phoenix Ghost’ unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will enter the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The White House announced the shipment of the “Ghost” UAV, a disposable drone, to Ukraine for use in the Donbass conflict. On April 21, the White House stated that more than 121 Phoenix Ghost unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will be deployed to Ukraine as part of a new $800 million weaponry support package. According to … Read more

Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat: Gamechanger for East, Troublemaker for West?

The RS-28 Sarmat missile is a strategic offensive weapon that President Putin has claimed no other country has besides Russia. According to an announcement from the Russian Defense Ministry, Russia successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile, the RS-28 “Sarmat,” from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome on April 20. The Russian military has successfully tested five Sarmat … Read more

From MiG to Su, Tu, and Yak, why does Russia frequently name aircraft in “anomalous” ways?

We frequently hear about Russian aircraft such as the Su-35, MiG-29, and Tu-160. However, few people understand why they are named in such an unusual manner. Famous Russian planes frequently have names that are too short, or even strange. What is the origin of these names? MIG MiG is a well-known fighter line in the … Read more

Ukraine will receive more artillery support from the US, UK, and Canada.

In the context of Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine entering a new phase, the leaders of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada pledged on April 19 to send more artillery to Ukraine. US President Joe Biden is expected to announce a military assistance package for Ukraine similar to the $800 million support package … Read more