Armoured columns sent down streets in built-up urban areas, particularly without prior proper reconnaissance and support by dismounted infantry, can be easily attacked by Ukrainian defenders armed with shoulder-fired anti-armour weapons. Here a Russian column sits devastated following engagement by Ukrainian forces. (Ukraine MoD)

Hand-held Equaliser: Russian Tanks Hit Hard by Shoulder Fired Anti-Armour Weapons in Ukraine

Although the more sophisticated long range and precision guided anti-armour missiles like the FGM148 Javelin from the United States and Saab Dynamics NLAW provided...
The planned Nord Stream-2 natural gas pipeline running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea appears all but dead as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Contagion

Our colleagues at TangentLink share with Armada their latest assessment of the economic and strategic fallout from the ongoing war in Ukraine. Bottom-line: Events are...
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Ukraine – Global Economic Dislocation has just Started

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author John Longhurst, Chairperson, TangentLink. In conjunction with our colleagues at TangentLink, below...
Belarus Air Force Mi-24s being overhauled at JSC 558 Aircraft Repair Plant.

Russia’s toxic partner Belarus

In January Russian forces began to mass in Belarus along Ukraine’s northern border when the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General...
Russian EW system attack (Twitter)

Rah, Rah, Rash Putin?

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24th February, Armada will provide continually updated coverage of Russian electronic warfare efforts as the conflict unfolds. Author’s Note...

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (28 February 2022, No.77)

PUTIN’S UKRAINE INVASION DRAGS RUSSIANS INTO SENSELESS EUROPEAN CONFLICT Dear Readers, Last week, what I hoped would not happen - while acknowledging all evidence to the...
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Russian Forces Continue Advance; Reports of Them Entering Kyiv

As I write this the BBC is reporting that Russian forces are entering the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv. Whether the ‘call to arms’...
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BREAKING NEWS: Russia Begins Attack on Ukraine

This morning, Thursday 24 February, all media outlets are reporting that Russia has now begun military operations against Ukraine. It has been widely reported...

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (22 February 2022, No.76)

RUSSIA’S UKRAINE MADNESS Dear Readers, I restart Bunker Briefing again in 2022 much where I left off in November 2021, shaking my head at the madness...
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Russian/Belarus Exercises Squeeze Ukraine from North and South

As Russian forces began to mass in Belarus along Ukraine’s borders, in January the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Alexander...

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