Tupolev Tu-160M supersonic strategic bomber.

Russia Delays Development of PAK DA Stealth Bomber; will Produce Tu-160 Instead

Russia will resume production of the supersonic and variable-wing Tupolev Tu-160M strategic heavy bomber instead of continuing development of its already much delayed stealth strategic bomber, the Tupolev PAK DA. Production of the Tu-160, which is capable of lofting nuclear weapons, ended in 2008 and only 27 bombers were produced for use by the Russian…

Voith rim-driven thrusters.

China Claims ‘Rim-Driven Thrusters’ will Make its New Nuclear Attack Subs the Best

Chinese state-controlled media is hyping the Chinese version of a western invention called a “rim-driven thruster” as the engine that will make the new nuclear powered attack submarines (SSNs) of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) the best on the planet. Chinese engineers are reported to be planning a rim-driven thruster specifically being developed as…

Test launch of a Barak 8 or LRSAM from the guided missile destroyer, INS Kolkata.

Indian Navy to Acquire Long-range and Medium-range SAM Systems from Israel

The Indian Navy has awarded a $630 million contract to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel’s largest aerospace and defense company, to supply long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) defense systems for four ships of the Indian navy. LRSAM, which is known in Israel as the Barak 8, is an advanced air and missile defense system jointly developed…