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Dr. Thomas Withington

Dr. Thomas Withington
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Editor, Defence commentator, journalist, military historian.

French Flare for Space SIGINT

French Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities will take an important step forward with the expected launch of the first CERES (Capacité de REnseignement Electromagnétique Spatial/Space Electromagnetic Intelligence Capability) satellite in 2021. The programme will build upon work already achieved by France’s Direction Générale de l'Armement (General...

Turning Corners

Qualification has been completed for IrvinGQ’s and Rheinmetall’s new MASS-OCR radar corner reflector decoy. The MASS-OCR has been jointly developed by both companies for use with Rheinmetall’s Multi-Ammunition Soft-Kill System (MASS) decoy launcher. Martin Fegg, Rheinmetall’s head of product group protection/soft kill, told Armada...

The Burning Question

Etienne-Lacroix has announced it has commenced deliveries of its first serial production batch of LIR-120-A400M and LIR-121-A400M flares. These which will equip the Armée de l’Air’s (French Air Force) Airbus A-400M strategic turboprop freighter. According to the firm’s official literature the LIR-120-A400M is a...

Simple, Reliable, Accurate

CRFS takes wide area passive Radio Frequency (RF) detection a step further. The firm’s new RFEye 3DTDOA system offers impressive surveillance capabilities as Jon Bradley, the company’s Vice President of International Sales, explains. “We are not a replacement for radars, but radar augmentation,” says...

GM-200 for Dutch Army

GM-200MMC
Dr. Thomas Withington - The Dutch Army will receive new ground-based air surveillance radars in 2021, allowing the force to retire several legacy systems. Thales is expected to commence deliveries of its GM-200 Multi-Mission/Compact (GM-200MM/C) S-band (2.9 gigahertz/GHz to 3.3GHz) ground-based air surveillance radars to...

Smart Decision

SMART-L
Dr. Thomas Withington - New radars promise a major enhancement to the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s air surveillance. The Koninklijke Luchtmacht (RNLAF/Royal Netherlands Air Force) will have completed the introduction of its Thales Smart-L L-band (1.215 gigahertz/GHz to 1.4GHz) ground-based air surveillance radars into service...

Made In Taiwan

Dr. Thomas Withington - In June, the Republic of China Air Force confirmed a five-year programme worth $2.5 billion to develop a new Anti-Radiation Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (ARUAV), following the programme’s approval by the country’s law-makers. Few details have emerged regarding the specification of the...

Throwing SPEARS

Dr. Thomas Withington - MBDA and Leonardo are moving forward with the development of an Electronic Warfare (EW) variant of MBDA’s Select Precision Effects At Range Capability-3 (SPEAR’3) air-to-surface missile. The SPEAR-EW initiative was announced this April and could develop an air-launched loitering EW system...

Raytheon moves ahead with its new passive airborne ELINT/ESM gathering system

By Dr. Thomas Withington, EW Europe, Stockholm - During the EW Europe conference and exhibition being held in Stockholm between 14 - 15 May, Raytheon’s German subsidiary outlined the progress the company has made on its ARDS (Advanced Radar Detection System). The ARDS is an...

Carbon Lifeform

By Dr. Thomas Withington, EW Europe, Stockholm - My-Konsult unveiled a new version of Astor-IV electronic warfare training pod at EW Europe. The company has employed carbon fibre in a new version of its Astor-IV Electronic Warfare (EW) training pod. A mock-up was displayed...

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