Will Japan Still Invent a New Stealth Fighter?

Key point: Tokyo wants a new plane, but making one from stratch may be too much of a lift. Can it leverage existing technologies from its ally America? On April 22, 2016 a sleek white jet with red and blue details…

Would We Know if China’s New H-20 Stealth Bomber was Flying Over America?

Here’s What You Need To Remember: Overall, the current B-2, which is now being engineered to fly alongside the B-21 until sufficient numbers of B-21s are available, is nothing like the aircraft which initially emerged in the late 80s. Along these…

100 Years of War: Meet the Old Mosin Rifle (Russia’s Best Gun Ever?)

Key point: This rifle was used by the Czar’s Armies and later by insurgents against the Soviet Army in Afghanistan. This weapon is rugged and passed the test of time. One of the most widely used weapons of the twentieth century…

A War in the Korean DMZ Would Create a Global Crisis

Here’s What You Need to Remember: The Korean DMZ is almost certainly the most heavily armed place on Earth. In the event the unthinkable happens, the presence of three large armies on the Korean Peninsula and their associated firepower would make…

Stealth vs Battlecruiser: Can the Stealth Zumwalt Sink Russia’s Kirov?

Key point: Both sides are powerful, but also have serious shortcomings. Here is what could happen if they fought one-on-one. This first appeared earlier and is being reposted due to reader interest. The recent decline in relations between Russia and the…

Here Are the 5 Best Aircraft Carriers Ever Made

Here’s What You Need to Know: A fighting ship isn’t just a hunk of steel but a symbiosis of crewmen and materiel. Anyone who’s tried to compare one piece of kit—ships, aircraft, weaponry of various types—to another will testify to how…

Is Russia Planning to Send its T-14 Armata Tank into Space?

Here’s What You Need to Remember: Yet a Russian breakthrough in cold-starting tanks would not be particularly surprising. If any nation knows about operating tanks in freezing weather, it’s Russia. The Nazis were amazed at the Russian knack for keeping their…

100 Years of War: Meet the Old Mosin Rifle (Russia’s Best Gun Ever?)

Key point: This rifle was used by the Czar’s Armies and later by insurgents against the Soviet Army in Afghanistan. This weapon is rugged and passed the test of time. One of the most widely used weapons of the twentieth century…

Built for World War I’s Trenches, the Submachine Gun Will Never Die

Here’s What You Need to Remember: The MP-7 is a fully automatic submachine gun. Like the Uzi, the MP-7 magazine resides inside the weapon’s pistol grip. This configuration reduces the weapon’s length with shoulder stock extended to twenty-five inches, and sixteen…

America’s Skipjack-class Submarines Were Once World’s Fastest

Here’s What You Need to Remember: The Skipjack class was an example of how innovative new technologies can combine to produce a weapons system with vastly improved characteristics. The design was so successful that it provided a basis for future submarines,…