Stephen Bryen

Destroyed Russian Tank in Ukraine

Does Ukraine Herald End of Tank Warfare? Not Yet

While estimates differ, Russia has lost around 1,000 tanks in Ukraine since its invasion on February 24, according to the Oryx database. There are no reliable figures on how many tanks the Ukrainians have lost, but it would be significantly fewer because they have been used in more limited ways during the […]

Does Ukraine Herald End of Tank Warfare? Not Yet Continue Reading >>

Kherson

Ukraine War: The Crucial Coming Fight for Kherson

Russian troops today occupy Kherson and have carried out some limited assaults on Odesa. The Russian army occupies most of the territory from Kherson and due east, including Mariupol. While Russia has said little about its long-term intentions, there is a growing awareness that Russia wants to consolidate the cities and towns,

Ukraine War: The Crucial Coming Fight for Kherson Continue Reading >>

NASAMS

US Air Defense System Delivery Hopes to Save Kiev

The Biden administration has announced that Ukraine will receive the National/Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) to shore up Ukraine’s air defenses, which are being systematically destroyed by Russia. The NASAMS is the same system that protects the air space around the White House in the United States. There is no word yet from Ukraine where NASAMS will

US Air Defense System Delivery Hopes to Save Kiev Continue Reading >>

Elon Musk Starlink

Musk’s Tech Put to Deadly Weapon Effect in Ukraine

Two technologies have helped Ukraine fend off a huge Russian onslaught. One of them is imported; the other is homegrown. Perhaps the more important, overall, is Elon Musk’s Starlink system. Starlink is made up of thousands of satellites in low earth orbit that provide internet service. Last February, Musk initially provided 5,000 receiver sets to Ukraine. Now

Musk’s Tech Put to Deadly Weapon Effect in Ukraine Continue Reading >>

Bayeux Tapestry Scene 57

King Harold’s Death and the Importance of Technology

No one is entirely sure if the Battle of Hastings in October 1066 was fought at Hastings, but we know two things for sure: that the Anglo-Saxon king of England Harold II  (Harold Godwinson) was defeated by William, Duke of Normandy, and that Harold was killed with an arrow that struck him above his

King Harold’s Death and the Importance of Technology Continue Reading >>

Destroyed T-72 in Mariupol

Russia’s Tanks in Ukraine are Old, Obsolete and Failing

Russia’s main battle tanks have been chewed up in the Ukraine war. Many of them have been destroyed and left clustered on roadways, some by modern weapons such as the US Javelin, some by Ukraine’s indigenously produced man-portable anti-tank weapons such as the Stugna-P and still others taken out by drones like Turkey’s Bayraktar. By

Russia’s Tanks in Ukraine are Old, Obsolete and Failing Continue Reading >>

Orlan-10

US-Made Parts Keep Russia’s Artillery Firing in Ukraine

As the US prepares to deliver its HIMARS mobile precision rocket system to Ukraine, the latest bid to fortify its forces with advanced war-fighting equipment against Russia’s offensive push, few have noticed how much Russia’s artillery systems rely on US and Western-made electronic parts and components. So while Ukraine is receiving highly

US-Made Parts Keep Russia’s Artillery Firing in Ukraine Continue Reading >>

Russia's ERA cryptophone system

The Fatal Failure of Russia’s ERA Cyptophone System

Russia’s military-secure ERA cryptophone system has failed in the Ukraine war, raising crucial questions about why Moscow committed to a system that was so badly flawed from the start. Cell phones have played an outsized role in the Ukraine war. In particular, they have been used to geolocate sensitive military

The Fatal Failure of Russia’s ERA Cyptophone System Continue Reading >>

P-8A flying over the ocean with warship below

The Mystery of the Moskva and Makarov

The Russian cruiser Moskva was attacked in the Black Sea on April 13th. There are unconfirmed reports also that the Russian frigate Admiral Makarov was attacked on May 6th.  As details emerge, four important questions arise: First, were these vessels, equipped with supposedly excellent air defense systems, caught by surprise

The Mystery of the Moskva and Makarov Continue Reading >>

Scroll to Top