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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...

Armada International Military Helicopter Industry Survey

The military helicopter market has had a robust couple of decades, particularly as a result of its use as a counter-insurgency vehicle of choice supporting ground troops in first Iraq, then Afghanistan and more recently in northern Africa. It enabled coalition forces to move...

Detecting Urgent Comms Calls While Keeping Alert

Following substantial orders from the US Army for its communications systems and headsets, Invisio senior VP, Carsten Aagesen talks to Armada International about the joint need for clear communications matched with situational awareness. The US Army has placed two orders for communications systems and headsets...

Decision Time

Boeing’s new AH-64E Guardian
The decision to discard the Airbus Helicopters/Eurocopter EC-665 Tiger-ARH (Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter) gunship announced in the Australian government’s Defence White Paper this February has left questions about the future of rotary attack in the country’s arsenal. The EC-665ARH attack helicopter programme can be seen as...

Suits of Armour

TenCate Advanced Armour
Helicopter armour that protects aircrew members and passengers from small arms fire is a proven requirement driven by recent, and ongoing, conflicts in the Iraq/Syria and central Asian theatres, meanwhile the drive towards lighter armour will continue. Armouring helicopters, more properly defined as adding ballistic...

Drone Dangers

RADA UAV air defence systems
Having created a bow wave of enthusiasm and a new industry around Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of all sizes, there is now a pressing need by governments and the military to be able to bring them down, or at the very least prevent them...

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