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Dr. Thomas Withington

Dr. Thomas Withington
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The Nikkei Asian Review reported on 29 June that the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGDSF) will active a new electronic warfare unit near the...

We need to talk about Pantsir

How has electronic warfare made Russia's Pantsir air defence system so vulnerable? KBP’s Pantsir (NATO reporting name SA-22 Greyhound) series short-range air defence system was...

Electronic Warfare for RAF Wedgetails

Leonardo plans to certify electronic warfare equipment for the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) new E-7 Wedgetail AEW.1 airborne early warning aircraft by 2022. Defensive...

COMJAM Down Under

Reports emerged in May that the Australian Army will receive new mobile EW systems. What will this mean for its EW posture? The Australian Army...

The Cooperative Approach

NATO’s CESMO initiative is an important step forward in providing real-time RF data during operations to help the speedy avoidance or engagement of RF...

Electronic Warfare Podcast 5: Space-based RF sensing and analysis [11:42]

Space-based RF sensing and analysis is democratising thanks to the influence of the private sector, no longer solely the domain of those nations rich...


The exclusive space SIGINT club is about to receive to new members as the Netherlands and Norway forge ahead with their BROS satellite programme. The...

Police in a Jam

Widespread anger in the US over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department are seeing some protestors jam...

Electronic Warfare Podcast 4: David Gledhill talks about his new novel Infiltration [8:38]

David Gledhill was a navigator on the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom series fighter, and then on the RAF’s Panavia Tornado-F3...

From Russia with Hertz

We catch up with Jonas Kjellén, an analyst at Sweden’s FOI defence research institute and an expert on the Russian military, to hear his...

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