Canada: No F-35 Buys Before 2018


F-35 Lightning II Arrival
A move by Canada to postpone any F-35 buys until 2018 means decisions will wait until after the next federal election. (US Air Force)
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Canada has told the US government it won’t be in a position to purchase the F-35 fighter jet until 2018, a move that critics of the aircraft say intentionally delays the controversial procurement until after the next federal election.
The decision has a number of ramifications. It will allow the ruling Conservative Party government to claim during the 2015 election campaign that no decision has yet been made on the purchase of a new fighter jet.

US Army, Marines Struggle With Infantry Vehicle Replacements


An amphibious assault vehicle maneuvers during an amphibious assault exercise off the coast of Del Mar Beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.
An amphibious assault vehicle maneuvers during an amphibious assault exercise off the coast of Del Mar Beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. (US Marine Corps)
WASHINGTON — Lessons learned. Tradeoffs. Taking advantage of previous investments. The need for further study.
If there’s one thing the US Army and Marine Corps share, it’s a host of well-worn phrases trotted out at congressional oversight hearings to explain why their latest attempts to build a new combat vehicle will be different from previous failures.

UNDERSTANDING THE 'OODA LOOP'




What is the most essential thing to win a war?,is it battle hardened men or Modern equipments?,Yes both are essential to win a war,but its impossible with out a powerful strategy that can take out enemy by surprise and that can convert enemy strategy in favour to our advantage.That's what really the OODA loop talks about.The OODA stands for Observe,Orientation ,Decision and Action Respectively.The loop is formulated during early 1970's by USAF strategist Col.John Boyd,The man behind R&D of advanced platforms like F-16 and F-18.It describes the sequence of events which must takes place in any military engagement.The loop is not only used by Military forces,But also used by Business organization to get an edge over the enemy thus gaining firm hold in market.

Rampant corruption in Chinese army hits Beijing military region


The serious graft charges brought against a former top Chinese general on Monday could prove to be the tip of the iceberg amid a sea of corruption in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the world’s largest armed forces in the world.
Large-scale corruption cases have been unearthed in Beijing and Jinan, two of China’s seven military regions.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Canada: No F-35 Buys Before 2018

F-35 Lightning II Arrival
A move by Canada to postpone any F-35 buys until 2018 means decisions will wait until after the next federal election. (US Air Force)
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Canada has told the US government it won’t be in a position to purchase the F-35 fighter jet until 2018, a move that critics of the aircraft say intentionally delays the controversial procurement until after the next federal election.
The decision has a number of ramifications. It will allow the ruling Conservative Party government to claim during the 2015 election campaign that no decision has yet been made on the purchase of a new fighter jet.

US Army, Marines Struggle With Infantry Vehicle Replacements

An amphibious assault vehicle maneuvers during an amphibious assault exercise off the coast of Del Mar Beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.
An amphibious assault vehicle maneuvers during an amphibious assault exercise off the coast of Del Mar Beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. (US Marine Corps)
WASHINGTON — Lessons learned. Tradeoffs. Taking advantage of previous investments. The need for further study.
If there’s one thing the US Army and Marine Corps share, it’s a host of well-worn phrases trotted out at congressional oversight hearings to explain why their latest attempts to build a new combat vehicle will be different from previous failures.

UNDERSTANDING THE 'OODA LOOP'



What is the most essential thing to win a war?,is it battle hardened men or Modern equipments?,Yes both are essential to win a war,but its impossible with out a powerful strategy that can take out enemy by surprise and that can convert enemy strategy in favour to our advantage.That's what really the OODA loop talks about.The OODA stands for Observe,Orientation ,Decision and Action Respectively.The loop is formulated during early 1970's by USAF strategist Col.John Boyd,The man behind R&D of advanced platforms like F-16 and F-18.It describes the sequence of events which must takes place in any military engagement.The loop is not only used by Military forces,But also used by Business organization to get an edge over the enemy thus gaining firm hold in market.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Rampant corruption in Chinese army hits Beijing military region

The serious graft charges brought against a former top Chinese general on Monday could prove to be the tip of the iceberg amid a sea of corruption in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the world’s largest armed forces in the world.
Large-scale corruption cases have been unearthed in Beijing and Jinan, two of China’s seven military regions.
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