Stephen Bryen

Penicillin artillery reconnaissance system

A Drone Cure for Russia’s Artillery-Killing ‘Penicillin’

Military drones have evolved mightily from the cameras hung on model airplanes that were introduced in the early 1980s. They are now used for battlefield intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance (ISR), early warning, troop support including search and rescue, and attacking enemy assets. As the Russian invasion of Ukraine grinds on, …

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American Rotax Engines in Iranian Drones

About that ROTAX Engine in Iranian Drones

The Jerusalem Post features an article on January 13 that is important in calling attention to the fact that Rotax engines are in Iranian drones, and absurdly wrong on key points. The article is wrong on the company ownership of ROTAX and completely misleading on the question of how the engines got …

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U.S. Security at Risk as China Exploits American Technology

The U.S. Department of Defense has published its 2022 version of “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China.” But the Pentagon fails to explain how American technology is aiding and abetting China’s increasingly powerful and technologically advanced military and makes no useful suggestions as to how the …

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Yonaguni and HIMARS

Yonaguni is a small island, part of the Ryukyus island chain, that is close to Taiwan. In our book Stopping a Taiwan Invasion we suggested putting HIMARS on Yonaguni. It seems the Biden administration, despite support from the Marines, is opposing HIMARS for Yonaguni. That has left the Marines out of the picture …

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ELTA Drone Guard System demo

South Korea’s Tech No Match for Intruding NK Drones

Radar and jamming technologies are the keys to figuring out why South Korea was unable to down even a single one of the five North Korean drones that intruded into the South’s airspace December 26. Even though one of the North’s drones got as far as northern Seoul, it appears …

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Stinger

Windfalls Await Investors in Ammunition

In the now classic 1967 film The Graduate, protagonist Benjamin Braddock, being feted with a graduation party, is pulled aside by a friend of his parents. Mr Maguire says he has only one word for Ben: “plastics.” Then, using more words, Maguire tells Ben, “There’s a great future in plastics.” Today it looks more and …

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Ukrainian Military Casualties are Big Trouble for Biden

In a shocking statement that has now been withdrawn, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wrote that Ukraine has lost 100,000 soldiers and 20,000 civilians in the Ukraine war. This conforms to comments made by US Joint Chief of Staff head General Mark Milley, who in a speech at a conference hosted by New York’s …

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Iran’s Suicide Drones a Grave New Threat at Sea

An oil tanker owned by an Israeli billionaire was hit by a suicide drone off the coast of Oman on November 15. Israeli government experts believe the drone that struck the tanker was an Iranian Shahed-136 and suspicion immediately fell on Tehran as the likely perpetrator. Initial reports say no one was …

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Destruction in Kyiv

Israel’s Strategic Interest in Ukraine Is Changing Because of Iran

Despite frequent appeals and complaints from Ukrainian leaders, Israel has refused requests to provide weapons to Ukraine. Ukraine is now suffering barrages of cruise missiles and suicide drones hitting targets across Ukraine, weapons that are destroying Ukraine’s critical infrastructure. Israel knows and is deeply concerned that Iran is allegedly supplying …

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Firing of Russian thermobaric MLRS

Russia’s ‘Dirty Bomb’ Claim Lights the Nuclear Fuse

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called his counterparts in the US, UK, France and Turkey on Sunday to warn that Ukraine could be preparing to use a “dirty bomb.” Is Shoigu also warning that the Russian army might be pushed into using nuclear weapons? A dirty bomb is commonly understood as a conventional …

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