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By Michael Peck Did Iran convert an old ground-launched artillery rocket into a new air-launched ballistic missile? A YouTube video, allegedly taken by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), shows an Iranian Su-22 – a Russian-made fighter-bomber — launching what appears to be a long, slender missile (the launch begins at about the 30-second mark … Continue reading Did Iran Convert a Dumb Rocket Into a Guided Aeroballistic Missile?
By Michael Peck The Arctic makes a great hiding place for submarines. Sailing under the polar ice caps, subs can avoid detection and attack by surface ships and submarines. For Russia in particular, with much of its navy based in the far north, the Arctic offers its ballistic missile subs a sanctuary from Western sub-hunters. … Continue reading This Russian ICBM Will Punch Through Arctic Ice
By Michael Peck India fears that it is militarily inferior to China. But are those fears overblown? A new study argues that if another Sino-Indian conflict erupts, India is much stronger than it appears. “We assess that India has key under-appreciated conventional advantages that reduce its vulnerability to Chinese threats and attacks,” write scholars Frank … Continue reading Think China Could Defeat India In a War? Think Again
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