In the period after World War II, the USSR rapidly emerged as the only power on Earth capable of challenging the USA militarily, and as wartime relations cooled toward the ‘Cold War’ situation which dominated global affairs between 1947 and 1989, the USA came to rely on nuclear (and later thermonuclear bombing) as its primary …
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Development of fast attack craft from the mid-1950s, through to their employment in the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
Introducing fast attack craft and tracing their origins from John I. Thornycroft’s torpedo boat “Lightning”, built at the end of the 19th century, to the hiatus in their development at the end of World War II.
History, development and technical specifications of the Nexter/Thales (GIAT/Thomson-CSF) Shahine SP surface-to-air missile system.
History, development and technical specifications of the Otobreda 76/62 Compact 76-mm single DP gun mounting.
Design, manufacture and technical specifications of the long-lived Rheinmetall GDF anti-aircarft gun.
History and development of the Nike Hercules surface-to-air missile.
French tank development during World War I.
History and specification of the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 and S.E.5a fighter planes.
The United Kingdom must retain vital core capabilities in terms of design, development and production of modern warfare in order to cope with future eventualities.