Monthly Archives: June 2022

The World’s Fastest Combat Jets Guard Africa’s Largest Country: How Dangerous Are Algeria’s MiG-25 Foxbats?

Long considered to field the most capable combat inventory in Africa, the Algerian Air Force deploys the continent’s only large fighter fleet comprised entirely of modern fourth generation designs with nine units comprised of Su-30MKA, MiG-29 and Su-24 aircraft. Where Algeria long since retired

Belarus to Receive Russian Iskander Hypersonic Ballistic Missile Systems Within Months – Putin

On June 25 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the country’s sole military ally in Europe, the neighbouring post-Soviet state of Belarus, would receive Iskadner-M ballistic missile systems within month. Addressing Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, he stated to this effect: “As

India’s Top Fighter the Su-30MKI Arrives in Egypt for Drills: Will it Influence Cairo’s Decision to Buy Similarly Capable Jets?

On June 26 Su-30MKI heavyweight fighters from the Indian Air Force were confirmed to have arrived in Egypt to participate in a month long tactical leadership program, with the long range aircraft having flown non stop into Africa while refuelling over the Persian Gulf with support of United Arab

Top Seven Most Outstanding Features of Russia’s New Su-57 Fighter: From Sextuple Radars to Laser Defences

Entering service from December 2020, the Russian Su-57 next generation fighter has yet to be fielded at squadron level strength but is expected to see three full units in service by the end of the current State Armaments Plan in 2027. A successor to the ambitious MiG 1.42 program which was

U.S. Congress Tries to Block Air Force Plans for 2023 Retirement of F-22 Fighters: This is Why the Pentagon Wants Them Gone

U.S. Air Force plans to begin retirement of F-22 Raptor fifth generation fighters from service in 2023 have been met with strong opposition from both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, which have pressed to not only keep the small fleet at full strength but also to invest heavily in

China’s Top Destroyer Lhasa Holds First Far Sea Drills Near Japan: How Capable is the Stealthy New Warship?

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s most capable destroyer the Lhasa, which was commissioned in March 2021 as the second ship of the Type 055 Class, has been deployed to the East Sea, known in the West as the Sea of Japan, for its first far sea exercises. The ship is one of

China Has Been Teasing the World’s ‘Top Flanker’ for Years: It Has Finally Entered Production as the J-15B

 Following the launch on June 17 of China’s first flattop carrier, the warship Fujian estimated to displace over 80,000 tons, new images of the country’s carrier based fighter the J-15B have confirmed longstanding speculation that the aircraft is in fact a navalised derivative of a fighter