A Fatal Error Has Occurred

Attacks by computer hackers on the IT (Information Technology) systems of government and commercial organisations have become commonplace, and cybercrime is arguably the fastest growing new crime in the 21st century. Among the most dangerous prospects is a cyber-attack on a Nuclear Power Plant...

Coming to a Theatre near You

A400M
Airbus’ A400M Atlas strategic turboprop freighter is a new aircraft at the forefront of developments in new technology for a large transport aircraft. It is designed to carry up to 37 tons of equipment and carry out all airlift-related missions, including inter and intra-theatre...

Full Steam Ahead!

‘Formidable’ class frigate
Fast Attack Craft (FAC) can represent a cost effective solution, to both coastal and littoral defence requirements, and less intensive, maritime policing, needs. This article gives an analysis of the latest developments in the FAC domain. Demand for FAC is particularly noticeable in the Asia-Pacific...

Seeing Things

CMOS cameras
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, often as add-ons during upgrades and usually as stand alone systems. This is now changing rapidly thanks to the combination...

Drone Dangers

RADA UAV air defence systems
Having created a bow wave of enthusiasm and a new industry around Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of all sizes, there is now a pressing need by governments and the military to be able to bring them down, or at the very least prevent them...

Best Supporting Actors

Negev NG-7 medium machine gun
Concerns regarding the generation of collateral damage in the contemporary operating environment continue to have significant effects on the employment of support weapons on the battlefield, particularly in relation to complex Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT). Long and tiring US-led campaigns in Iraq and...

Water, Water Everywhere

‘Scorpene’ class submarines
Covert, deniable, versatile, and packing an ever bigger punch, modern submarines are the weapons platforms of choice for those navies which can afford them. It is not surprising, therefore, that both new build, and upgrade, submarine programmes are proliferating worldwide. Since the end of the...

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...

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...

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...

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Boeing KC-46A Tanker for U.S. Air Force Completes First Flight

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 5, 2017 – The first Boeing KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force next year successfully completed its first...

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