Category Archives: Armed Forces

Algeria’s Hardened S-300 Site Almost Complete

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in May 2015 shows further progress on a probable S-300 site at Mers El Kébir. While rumors of Algeria receiving a S-400 battery from Russia continue to permeate the blogosphere, construction of the S-300 site … Continue reading

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Sessionsrückblick

Zwischen dem 01. und 19. Juni 2015 fand die Sommersession der Eidgenössischen Räte statt. Aus sicherheitspolitischer Sicht handelte es sich bei den Themen “Weiterentwicklung der Armee: Änderung der Rechtsgrundlagen”, “Rüstungsprogramm 2015” und “Neuevaluation und Beschaffung von Transportflugzeugen” um wichtige Kernthemen, … Continue reading

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China’s Expert Fighter Designer Knows Jets, Avoids America’s Mistakes

by Robert Beckhusen There’s aircraft designers, and then there’s ace designers. There are thousands of engineers around the world producing planes, but ace designers only come along once every few decades. The United States had Kelly Johnson, the designer of … Continue reading

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Burundi und die Gefahr eines Bürgerkriegs

von Peter Dörrie Zwei Tage dauerten die Gefechte zwischen Armee und eine Gruppe Bewaffneter im Norden Burundis. Am Ende gab die Regierung an, den Angriff zurückgeschlagen zu haben. 100 Rebellen wurden ihren Angaben nach gefangen genommen, weitere 30 getötet und … Continue reading

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Boko Haram is far from defeated

by Peter Dörrie (original published in German). Boko Haram is back on the scene: in a series of attacks on 22 and 23 June 2015, the Islamist rebel group attacked several villages in north eastern Nigeria. Assailants and a female … Continue reading

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Boko Haram ist noch lange nicht besiegt

von Peter Dörrie (published in English) Boko Haram hat sich zurückgemeldet: In einer Serie von Angriffen am 22. und 23. Juni griff die islamistische Rebellengruppe mehrere Dörfer im Nordosten Nigerias an. In den Orten Debiro Hawul, Debiro Bi und Gjuba … Continue reading

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The Importance of Space in Maritime Security

In January 2015, CIMSEC announced a High School Scholarship Essay Contest. This article by Nolan McEleney was honorable mention. Nolan is currently a cadet officer in the Civil Air Patrol for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron where he is currently … Continue reading

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Khaan Quest and Mongolia: Molding a Mediator?

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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Royal Australian Navy’s Second Canberra-class LHD sets off for Sea Trials

The Canberra class amphibious assault ships are the largest vessels ever constructed for Australia, and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) recently sent the second vessel, the HMAS Adelaide (L01), off for sea trials in mid-June. The 230 meter vessel left BAE … Continue reading

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Did China Just Build a New Midget Submarine – Update

Three weeks ago, Offiziere requested information about a possible new Chinese midget submarine spotted at the Wuchang shipyard. The article was widely spread and cross-posted on Bellingcat, among others. Unfortunately, we didn’t receive any substantive information and even our colleagues from CIMSEC … Continue reading

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