ECA UAVs and UGVs Collaborate

ECA is pushing forward collaboration among several of its unmanned systems notably the Iguana Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) and IT-180 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The company recently demonstrated to the press the added value that collaborative work between UGVs and UAVs could bring to dangerous...

OCCAR and EDA explained

OCCAR
European Union (EU) member states’ willingness to participate in cooperative defence equipment programmes is supported by two organisations; the EDA and OCCAR. The European Defence Agency (EDA) and the Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement (OCCAR/Joint Organisation for Armament Coopperation). Although established by...

On Funds and Windows

EU troops
The European Commission is working on new economic incentives to support member states’ willingness to cooperate regarding national and collective European Union (EU) security through the European Defence Action Plan. The European Commission (the EU’s executive body) considers the creation of a real European...

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 than a century, enabling escape from damaged aircraft and the delivery of troops behind enemy lines during airborne assaults or...

Managing the Modern Battlespace: Communications in Contested RF Environments

It’s a known reality that the battlespace is already a congested (and noisy) communications environment with increasing demands for limited spectrum to connect Warfighters, providing them with mission enabling intelligence to give forces at the tactical edge the ability to detect and disrupt enemy...

Class War

It is said that vehicles, like humans, gain weight as they get older. This is certainly the case for Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs). This appellation becomes less and less relevant with the latest models of ‘light’ armoured fighting vehicles, as this article will explain. Platforms...

New era of technological evolution arrives with first Wärtsilä HY contract

The technology group Wärtsilä has received its first order for the recently introduced Wärtsilä HY, a hybrid power module that combines engines, an energy storage system, and power electronics. The contract has been signed with Italy based Rimorchiatori Riuniti, the biggest owner and operator...

Alkras Laser Technology Zooms Forward

Alkras
Alkras has told armadainternational.com that it expects the development of a new anti-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) laser to be completed and tested by the end of 2017. The company added, via a written statement, that this laser: “will be 50 times more compact and light...

Friendly as a Hand Grenade

When the battle gets close, the hand grenade is one of the infantryman’s most effective weapons, with the most well-known incarnation of this weapon being the fragmentation grenade which is primarily suited for defensive use. This weapon’s large casualty radius of deadly shrapnel requires...

Cost versus Credibility

C-295 Persuader MPA
While a maritime patrol capability is important for many countries, not all can afford aircraft than can provide a full spectrum of capabilities. However, inexpensive but effective is a difficult goal to attain in what is often a multi-mission domain. When the British government announced...

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