Superiority Complex

The AIM-9X weapon
The world’s air forces deploy a variety of Air-to-Air Missiles (AAM). This article profiles some of the leading European, Israeli and North American efforts in this regard both for prosecuting within visual range and beyond visual range engagements. European nations have been keen to...

Velocitas Eradico

The headline translates as ‘I, who is speed, eradicate’; an apt slogan employed by the US Navy for its research into electromagnetic railguns. Electromagnetic technology is advancing in the naval domain, offering promise for offensive weapons and aircraft carrier operations. A report written by Ronald...

The Other End of the Line

US Army’s Fort Gordon’s Cyber Operations Centre
During May and June the war against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) gradually gathered strength in an all-out campaign by Iraqi and other forces to retake territory occupied by the world’s most dangerous insurgent group in recent times. However, even if the...

What is it with Waveforms?

WF40 MANET waveform
This headline encapsulates the importance of waveforms for tactical radios. Each task that a radio executes must be performed in a certain way. This article aims to demystify the oft-baffling domain of the tactical radio waveform. The late tactical communications expert and defence journalist Adam...

The Sharpest Tools In The Shed

Camero’s Xaver-400
Technology is increasingly assisting the soldier’s work in the urban environment. Advances in optronics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), weaponry and command and control are all playing their part in easing the MOUT burden. According to General Alain Bouquin, Thales’ army advisor: “discussions over tactics and...

The Generation Game

T-50's tail 'sting'
On April 27, 2016 the latest example of Russia’s fifth-generation fighter, the Sukhoi Company T-50-6-2, performed its maiden flight. This test aircraft, described by the design bureau as the first of the ‘second stage’ prototypes, marked an important milestone for the programme. However, in...

Tanked Up

Type -99
Main Battle Tanks (MBT) continue to offer the most effective means for providing mobile protected firepower against a range of targets in both offensive and defensive actions, and new technologies continue to be applied to the MBT to enhance its combat effectiveness. To this...

Preparing For Battle

small arms training systems
Alongside their reliance on ever-improving technology, individual soldiers need to be trained in an environment where the vast majority of the fighting takes place in built up areas with actions often occurring at squad, or even individual levels. As Frédéric Chamaud and Colonel Pierre Santoni...

COIN-Operated

Dominican Republic A-29 Super Tucano
In this article Armada focuses on the lighter (and exclusively fixed-wing) end of the light combat and Counterinsurgency (COIN) aircraft market, where the focus is on non-traditional warfare and border patrol as opposed to classic air combat tasks. Back in 2006 the US Air Force...

It’s Cold Outside

Arctic warfare capabilities
As attention continues to focus on current special forces operations in the Middle East to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the international special operations community is being forced to prepare for contingency operations across a much wider spread of environments. According...

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