Ship Self -Defence Systems - New Player in Airlift - Conventional Submarine Shift in Asia - India's Defence Budget explained
In a reflection of global economic and technological changes since the Second World War, some nations have given up the ability to produce conventional submarines and new players are emerging. Countries that are no longer in the game are the United States and Britain – concentrating exclusively on nuclear boats – as well as Italy and the Netherlands
The helicopter’s first combat use was in World War II. Germany pioneered the field, while the only Allied helicopter to see action was the Sikorsky R-4 for rescue missions in Burma and Alaska.
While presenting the Annual Budget to the Parliament on February 28th, India’s Finance Minister hiked the defence allocation by 5.3% to $37.4 billion to be spent during the financial year 2013-14 starting from April 1st.
Top military leaders have confirmed the employment of Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) combat jets in the recent events in north east of Sabah province, which is located on north Borneo.
Perhaps the greatest danger to a warship is an anti-ship missile (AShM) streaking towards it at supersonic speed over the wave tops. A ship has mere seconds to react to an incoming missile fired by submarine, surface combatant, coastal battery or released from aircraft at long range, although it does have several tricks up its sleeve to defeat such attacks.