Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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A gamechanger weapon: Supercavitating Torpedo

Torpedo attack is the worst nightmare of a surface combatant. Because, while it is necessary to launch a dozen of guided missiles to neutralize a destroyer with air-defence capability, only one torpedo is enough to sink it aside. Especially...

India’s push for a strong Nuclear Triad in the IOR

India is officially the third-highest military spender in the word at about 71 Billion US$, third only to its nemesis-in-a-garb, China. A nuclear triad refers to a three-legged ability to launch nuclear warheads from three different realms. It includes; the...

How many nuclear submarines have been sunk?

The nuclear submarines are the weapons that should be used very carefully, considering the probability of nature and personnel damage caused by the nuclear reactor it carries. Today, six countries deploy some form of nuclear-powered strategic submarines: the United...

Navies vs COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic has been shaking the world for about a couple of months. As known commonly, the dramatic spread of the virus caused many diseases ended with death. The virus covered almost every field of our lives, because a...

What is the weird whistle voice we hear on the naval ships?

As we pass near a naval ship, we hear a shrill voice echoing in the air sometimes. Like many of the naval customs, this is a curious issue for civilians. Because a well-dressed sailor, which is expected to carry...

Is the Naval LCA of India a good bet?

The Naval LCA made its first flight on the 27th of April, 2012. It's been almost 8 years since the delta-winged marine aircraft took to the skies. In this long time, the LCA Programme has taken great strides towards...

Why does the US Navy use nuclear power in every one of its submarines but not in any of its cruisers, LHDs etc.?

At present, many important vessels in the United States Navy are powered by nuclear reactors. All submarines and aircraft carriers are nuclear-powered. Before nuclear power, submarines were limited to rechargeable batteries, which did have an advantage of quiet but a...

What is the Root Cause of the Venezuelan GC-23 Collision?

Venezuela Navy Patrol Ship ANBV NAIGUATA (GCG-23) sank after a collision with cruise ship RCGS RESOLUTE (a passenger ship registered in Portugal) early in the morning Mar 30 at the northwest of La Tortuga island, Venezuela, Caribbean. According to...

Bismarck: A battleship preferred to die rather than surrender

While most of the people are locked down to their homes due to coronavirus outbreak, we would like to travel to the history together in order to quench the curiosity of navy enthusiasts especially about the key incidents of...

Cold Launch vs. Hot Launch

Launching a missile isn't as easy as pressing the red button. It takes a lot of engineering and science to ensure safe firing.  In this article we will try to explain firing methods from Vertical Launch Systems (VLS).  VLS...

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