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5G Implications

While the drive towards 5G systems is irresistible, foreign commercial developers leading the charge present unavoidable security concerns. Military communications at the tactical edge always...
Soldier-Radio-Waveform-Narrowband-1

Military leaps ahead with Commercially Developed Waveforms

The drive for increased capacity means the military can adopt commercially developed waveforms but adapt them for tighter security. Waveforms are the software that dictate...
Airborne-Division

The Art of Packing More Into Less

As military tactical communication needs evolve, Software Defined Radios (SDR) that form the core of the capability are packing more communications bands into smaller...

Blinding the Enemy – with Science

Previously known as Electronic Counter Measures, Electronic Attack uses electromagnetic energy, directed energy, or anti-radiation weapons to attack enemy personnel, facilities, or equipment. Electronic Attack...
SPM-622 in the field

Power Politics

Combining two or more energy sources, hybrid power systems are increasingly seen as the most efficient way of providing dismounted soldiers with the energy...
Liquid Robotics’ Wave Gliders

Moby Dick or Red October?

In the long history of human seafaring, our species has found ways of harnessing the energy from the environment and eking out meagre on-board...
Spider C-1 vehicle

Break for the Border

Border control has never been a more sensitive issue in peacetime than it now is in Europe and the United States. In Europe, sympathy...
CMOS cameras

Seeing Things

Military vehicles have used optronics, such as night vision devices, for decades for observation and targeting, driver aids and, more recently, local all-round vision,...
Airborne Systems

The Man Who Fell To Earth

Parachutes have been providing soft landings for people who have needed to leave airborne aircraft, either in an emergency or by design, for more...

Enhancing The MK.1 Eyeball

Dismounted troops face a complex array of tasks that frequently involve making quick, critical decisions under harsh, dangerous conditions. Whether conducting sustained combat, raids,...

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