How did the world come to have 60-100 Universal Vertical Launch System (UVLS) cells on a single vessel? For our audience, here is what UVLS means. It means that a family of missiles or different missile designs modified to fit … Continue reading Arleigh Burke & Ticonderoga classes: How 60-100 UVLS became a norm?
Zumwalt class was supposed to be the successor to the very potent Arleigh Burke class destroyer. It would further the bar of naval vessel capability beyond any system either testing or serving today. They went from that to having a … Continue reading USS Zumwalt: From Being the Best to Barely Practical
The advantages of nuclear propulsion are well known. For a fixed mass penalty, nuclear propulsion allows a vessel to sail for 2 and a half decades in the case of American supercarriers. The Forrestals (CV-59 to CV-62) displaced around 60,000 … Continue reading Why haven’t we seen carriers significantly bigger than USS Enterprise?
The United States Navy rules the world’s oceans with its 10 Nimitz class carriers. Each of these carries around 70 jets which is actually more than many air forces around the world. The carriers are ready to intervene in any … Continue reading Carriers of the US Navy: Ford class
If there was an award for the most wrongly compared pair of aircraft, it had to go to the pair we are going to talk about in this article. One of the aircraft was designed to be a tank killer, … Continue reading A-10 Thunderbolt II vs Su-25 Frogfoot
Intro- USN was forced to reduce the number of most capable submarines to be procured as the cost of constructing and operating them was shooting up. Initial batch of 30 Seawolf would be reduced to just 3, with just 2 … Continue reading Virginia class: The SSN of the future
Intro- Ever wondered why would a country which operates Russian tanks would develop a main battle tank on the lines of modern western MBTs? with its performance parameters closely resembling tanks like Leopard 2, M1 Abrams and Challenger 2. A tank … Continue reading Arjun: India’s first indigenous MBT