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UAE Armed Forces take UAS, Rotorcraft and Naval Synthetic Training to New Levels of Proficiency

Andrew Drwiega, IDEX, UAE - The United Arab Emirates is proving to be a leader in the Gulf region in terms of synthetic training for its armed forces. Three programmes in particular are bringing an unsurpassed level of training to military personnel, all of...

Hazards of delivering Close Air Support over a complex battlefield

Close Air Support Conference
Andrew Drwiega, Reading, UK - Several of the main speakers on the opening day of the Close Air Support Conference being held in Reading, UK, concurred that the skills of applying close air support during conflicts were often soon forgotten, sidelined or declined through...

Saab / Damen Restate Intent to Capture Walrus Replacement

EURONAVAL Paris: Saab (Kockums) and Damen Group reaffirmed their united ambition to be successful in bidding for the replacement for the Royal Netherlands Navy Walrus Class submarine. The design will be a larger derivative of the Kockums A26-class submarine currently under construction for the Swedish...

Pace Quickens for UMS Skeldar

V-200-UMS-Skeldar
EURONAVAL, Paris: Following the announcement in August that the German Navy will be the first customer for UMS Skeldar’s V-200B unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), an agreement has been reached with Finnish company Scanfil to secure a volume production line. David Willems, head of business development...

US Army Looking to Reverse ‘Downward Slope’ of Readiness

AUSA-AD
AUSA Day 1: The US Army leadership is emphasising once again the need for readiness and modernisation. The Army Future Forces Command was created with the objective of “developing and delivering future force requirements, designing future force organisations, and delivering materiel capabilities.” Dr. Mark Esper,...

Russian Helicopters invites Armada International to Russia for update briefings

Editor Andrew Drwiega has just returned from several days in Russia where he visited the Ansat/Mi-38/Mi8/17 production facility in Kazan, the largest city and capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. He also had the opportunity to visit Army18, the largest exposition of Russian military equipment...

Swedish Navy Keeps Future Plans Quiet

Stealthy, economic and effective is how the Swedish Navy has developed - and new plans with Kockums Shipyard aim to further develop along proven designs. The Swedish Navy is facing exciting times which looks set to seeing it recover some of the strength that it...

Air Chiefs meet to talk Technology in Dubai

Senior international air force commanders and the aviation industry make the biennial Dubai Air Chiefs Conference and Airshow a ‘must do’ event. The 8th Dubai Air Chief’s Conference (DIAC), staged this year on Saturday 11th November 2017, is always the blue-ribbon event ahead of the...

RUAS progress increases Maritime Relevance

As Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS) have improved in terms of range and load capability, they have moved into the tactical sphere encompassed by naval needs for Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). The utility and cost of acquiring and deploying unmanned aerial systems (UAS) is witnessing...

Making Military Rotorcraft – An Insider’s Experience

Armada International gets the inside line on the military rotorcraft industry from an industry professional who has spend decades selling and promoting military rotorcraft. In looking to get an insider’s view point on the military rotorcraft industry today, delving into where it has come from...

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