Weapons and equipment 2023, February

In Russia, laid down two strategic nuclear submarines of the fourth generation

In Russia, laid down two strategic nuclear submarines of the fourth generation

The laying down of two Project 955 strategic nuclear submarines took place at once - the ships Dmitry Donskoy and Prince Potemkin. They will become the ninth and tenth submarines of the Borey program

Presented a photo of "Products-305" - a long-range missile for Mi-28 and Ka-52 helicopters

Presented a photo of "Products-305" - a long-range missile for Mi-28 and Ka-52 helicopters

At the Army-2021 forum, Russia showed the Izdeliye-305 missile, which should be armed with new attack helicopters. It has a 24-hour thermal imaging homing head

The first batch of T-14 tanks based on "Armata" was sent to the Russian troops

The first batch of T-14 tanks based on "Armata" was sent to the Russian troops

Rostec reported that the first T-14 tanks based on the Armata heavy tracked platform were sent to the Russian Armed Forces. By the end of the year, the troops will receive two dozen such combat vehicles

The dates for the readiness of the first prototype of the PAK DA bomber have been announced

The dates for the readiness of the first prototype of the PAK DA bomber have been announced

An informed TASS source said that a prototype of a promising new generation strategic bomber would be assembled by 2023. Earlier it became known that the first prototype of the engine for the new aircraft was manufactured in Russia

Dassault Rafale "knocked out" the Russian Su-35 during the exercise

Dassault Rafale "knocked out" the Russian Su-35 during the exercise

The Egyptians conducted an exercise in which a French Rafale fighter jet overpowered a Russian Su-35. Both aircraft belong to the fourth generation

The case at the 14th measuring point

The case at the 14th measuring point

Kamchatka to the northeast reaches the ocean as a vast lowland with solitary volcanic hills scattered over it. Here lies the area of ​​the fall of warheads of intercontinental missiles. The fall is interesting, so it is observed from several measuring points located around the battlefield. Combat work is stressful, but there are moments that carry their hidden laughter, like the hidden drama in Hokusai's prints

Orbital cruiser: what can be used to equip spaceships

Orbital cruiser: what can be used to equip spaceships

Outer space is increasingly seen as a full-fledged theater of military operations. After the unification of the Air Force (VVS) and the Aerospace Defense Forces, the Aerospace Forces (VKS) were formed in Russia. A new type of Armed Forces has appeared in the United States as well. However, so far we are talking more about missile defense, strikes from space and the destruction of enemy spacecraft from the surface or from the atmosphere. But sooner or later, weapons may appear on board the orbital

Aviation and armored vehicles: on the Russian presence in Syria

Aviation and armored vehicles: on the Russian presence in Syria

Russia is present in Syria. We are talking, in particular, about Russian combat aircraft, Su-30, Su-25 and Su-24. There are also T-90 tanks

Laser weapons today and tomorrow

Laser weapons today and tomorrow

A laser installation, in a split second, overtaking a target at a distance of hundreds of kilometers, evokes awe. Now such a weapon is only making the first uncertain steps into the big world. And yet it does

The entire composition of the nuclear icebreaker fleet of Russia and the USSR was shown in one infographic

The entire composition of the nuclear icebreaker fleet of Russia and the USSR was shown in one infographic

On the presented graph you can see all domestic nuclear icebreakers that were used before, are in use now, or will appear in the foreseeable future

The most expensive military projects that ended in nothing

The most expensive military projects that ended in nothing

Let's remember the most expensive military projects of our time, which ended in nothing. Among them are "Comanche", Future Combat Systems, "Bulava" and others

War of the future

War of the future

Over the past decades, a real revolution has taken place in military affairs. Modern warfare bears little resemblance to how it was imagined 30 years ago. But what will the war of the future be like? And can it be called a war in the usual sense of the word?

The first production prototype of the Kaplan MT medium tank is presented

The first production prototype of the Kaplan MT medium tank is presented

FNSS showed the first production model of the Kaplan MT medium tank, created by an international consortium under the MMWT program. The "main caliber" of the machine is a 105 mm rifled gun

State tests of infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers on the Boomerang platform have begun

State tests of infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers on the Boomerang platform have begun

State tests of an armored personnel carrier and an infantry fighting vehicle based on the Boomerang wheeled platform have started in Russia. Soon, an experimental industrial batch will be supplied to the Armed Forces

Russia wants to create a large flying aircraft carrier based on the Il-76

Russia wants to create a large flying aircraft carrier based on the Il-76

Russia may acquire a flying aircraft carrier based on the Il-76 heavy military transport aircraft. He will use the UAV "Molniya", capable of solving, including strike missions

US Marines successfully test the next generation anti-ship missile system NMESIS

US Marines successfully test the next generation anti-ship missile system NMESIS

The United States has successfully tested a mobile coastal NMESIS system using Naval Strike Missile anti-ship missiles. It is assumed that such weapons can become a strong argument against the PRC fleet

It became known what awaits the Il-112V program

It became known what awaits the Il-112V program

According to the data presented, in 2022, two new Il-112V aircraft, No. 103 and No. 104, will be connected to flight tests. The first flight model of the aircraft crashed yesterday

A new anti-ship missile has been integrated into the armament of the Su-34

A new anti-ship missile has been integrated into the armament of the Su-34

The Russian front-line bomber was armed with a new anti-ship missile. It can hit targets at a distance of more than 250 kilometers

Italians put their largest modern warship to sea for the first time

Italians put their largest modern warship to sea for the first time

The Trieste universal amphibious assault ship, built for the Italian Navy, went to sea for the first time to undergo factory sea trials. It will be handed over to the fleet in 2022

A video of the crash of the newest Russian transport aircraft Il-112V was posted on the Web (Upd.)

A video of the crash of the newest Russian transport aircraft Il-112V was posted on the Web (Upd.)

Eyewitnesses filmed the fall of a promising Russian military transport aircraft Il-112V. According to preliminary data, everyone on board died

The timing of the first flight of the new Russian "Doomsday aircraft"

The timing of the first flight of the new Russian "Doomsday aircraft"

Russian "Doomsday aircraft" of the new generation based on the Il-96-400 will take off in 2023. He must replace the car of this class, created on the basis of the Il-86

The United States has tested an intercontinental ballistic missile

The United States has tested an intercontinental ballistic missile

The Americans successfully launched the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Let us remind you that her tests in May were unsuccessful

In Russia announced the laying of two new warships of projects 20380 and 20385

In Russia announced the laying of two new warships of projects 20380 and 20385

According to the data presented, two new Russian corvettes of projects 20380 and 20385 will be laid in August at once. They will serve in the Pacific Ocean

Ukraine may finish building a promising warship "Vladimir the Great"

Ukraine may finish building a promising warship "Vladimir the Great"

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is working on the completion of the project 58250 lead ship. It is assumed that he will replace the frigate Getman Sagaidachny in the Navy

New robot chameleon changes color to match the color of the environment

New robot chameleon changes color to match the color of the environment

South Korean engineers have developed a new and relatively inexpensive active camouflage technology using heat-sensitive pigments

Presented are photos of the first production vehicles of the new Ukrainian missile system "Neptune"

Presented are photos of the first production vehicles of the new Ukrainian missile system "Neptune"

The new version of the anti-ship complex uses the Tatra T815 as a standard chassis. Prototypes were placed on the basis of KrAZ vehicles

The Americans successfully intercepted a ballistic missile on tests using the PAC-3 MSE

The Americans successfully intercepted a ballistic missile on tests using the PAC-3 MSE

The United States has successfully tested the upgraded PAC-3 MSE missile for the Patriot complex. She destroyed a tactical ballistic missile

It became known how many T-14 tanks based on "Armata" the Russian army will receive this year

It became known how many T-14 tanks based on "Armata" the Russian army will receive this year

The first 20 T-14 tanks based on the Armata heavy tracked platform will be handed over to the Armed Forces by the end of the year. Earlier, the army received combat vehicles T-90M "Breakthrough"

Potentially the most powerful Russian attack helicopter will be able to control kamikaze drones

Potentially the most powerful Russian attack helicopter will be able to control kamikaze drones

For the Mi-28NM attack helicopter, we purchased sets of equipment that will allow it to control various UAVs, including attack ones. Earlier it became known that the rotorcraft will be able to use anti-tank missiles "Vikhr-1"

Weapons of the Second World War. Test

Weapons of the Second World War. Test

In the history textbooks of the 20th century, on hundreds of posters and in dozens of films about the Second World War, we saw the famous tanks, Katyushas and the IL-2 plowing through the skies. Let's see if you can distinguish Soviet military equipment from the vehicles of the Allies and the Axis countries

Will Ukraine make a tank revolution?

Will Ukraine make a tank revolution?

The new Ukrainian tank "Tirex" caused a kind of sensation. Let's see if this machine can revolutionize tank building

Is there a future for stormtroopers?

Is there a future for stormtroopers?

Soon Su-25 and A-10 attack aircraft may go to the dustbin of history

Battle for Europe's Skies: Tempest vs. Next Generation Fighter

Battle for Europe's Skies: Tempest vs. Next Generation Fighter

European countries immediately launched two large-scale programs to create sixth generation fighters. They can change the world of combat aircraft forever

Interceptor MiG-41: "Foxhound" of the XXI century

Interceptor MiG-41: "Foxhound" of the XXI century

The PAK DP program (a promising long-range intercept aircraft complex) is attracting more and more attention. Let's figure out what it is and whether Russia will have a new combat aircraft

Russia vs Turkey: Whose Air Force Is Stronger?

Russia vs Turkey: Whose Air Force Is Stronger?

The destruction of the Russian Su-24 brought Russia and Turkey almost to the brink of war. Let's see whose military aviation is stronger

Aircraft carriers: "airfields" in the skies

Aircraft carriers: "airfields" in the skies

The fighter pilot animated film Yukikaze, well known in narrow circles, features, among other things, huge flying ships. But we are unlikely to see something like this in real life. At the same time, the very concept of a flying aircraft carrier may still be implemented

Unrealized projects of fifth generation fighters

Unrealized projects of fifth generation fighters

Today we will talk about unrealized projects of fifth generation fighters and why these particular aircraft ended up in the dustbin of history

State and prospects of the Ukrainian Air Force

State and prospects of the Ukrainian Air Force

Today we will talk about what kind of air force Ukraine has. This state still has at its disposal such aircraft as the MiG-29 and Su-27

The red mercury of our days: why does every next poisoning by Novichok cause more and more doubts?

The red mercury of our days: why does every next poisoning by Novichok cause more and more doubts?

Alexei Navalny came to his senses after poisoning, which in Germany is believed to be caused by Soviet-designed chemical weapons. However, close analysis of the data available in the open scientific literature raises doubts that this is the original Novichok. This situation is much more like trying to pretend that it is him. I must say, this is very good news: if the "Novichok" were real, each of us would be under a non-illusory threat at any moment to be the victim of such a scream

Hypersonic revolution: the Zircon launches finally made the Russian fleet a world size?

Hypersonic revolution: the Zircon launches finally made the Russian fleet a world size?

By the end of the year, Russia will conduct three more launches of a fundamentally new hypersonic missile, which has dramatically changed the balance of power in the earth's seas. Today, there are no such means of destruction of ships anywhere outside our country. For the first time in many years, American aircraft carriers proved to be truly vulnerable to the Russian fleet. How did this happen and what does it mean for the future? Let's try to figure it out