On The Move

satellite WIN-T communications
Satellite Communications or ‘SATCOM’ is nothing short of a communications miracle, offering high bandwidths over long ranges. Unsurprisingly, militaries around the world want this capability on their platforms, particularly their vehicles. The benefits afforded to military operations by SATCOM are well documented: They include the...

Avoiding a Mid-Life Crisis

The Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) requirements of military aircraft account for a significant portion of defence budgets around the world. Customers want high reliability and availability from their fighter, helicopter, transport and special mission aircraft, and they want it at a good price. This...

Break for the Border

Spider C-1 vehicle
Border control has never been a more sensitive issue in peacetime than it now is in Europe and the United States. In Europe, sympathy for people escaping civil war in Syria and state failures in Africa mixes with fear of political violence and social...


The demand for reliable logistics support has always played a key role in warfare, and the militaries of today are no exception. There are a huge variety of wheeled logistics vehicles in operation, but some themes can be discerned: a demand for flexibility, adaptability,...

Cyber Active

Military personnel
Hardly a day goes by without the announcement of a significant computer hacking event, usually characterized as ‘cyber warfare’. Typically, a company’s computer system is breached and valuable data are stolen. Except that this is not cyber war, it is merely a cyber-attack. While hacktivists...

Talking at the Same Time

MANET or Mobile Ad Hoc Networking is the glue that holds tactical military communications together. It has revolutionised the tactical radio domain since its introduction, and holds further promise as the technology develops in the future. To most people, the word Manet is more usually...

Flying Filling Stations

Boeing KC-46A
Operation INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR), the ongoing US-led military operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) insurgent group which has occupied significant parts of both countries, has highlighted the lack of air-to-air refuelling capabilities among the participants. OIR commenced in June 2014 and...

Of Sparrows and Sidewinders

The global Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) market is a fiercely competitive one, in which long-established players battle to provide the armament for a diminishing number of different fighters in service with air forces and navies worldwide. While the People’s Republic of China is very active...

Over The Top

Elbit Soltam smoothbore 120mm mortar
Mortars are a class of artillery. They differ from guns which have a low, flat trajectory best suited for engaging targets by direct fire and howitzers which typically engage targets not seen from the gun position with an arching trajectory. The mortar fires a...

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...

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Barrett HF on surveillance boats in remote Chilean region

Barrett Communications have recently supplied High Frequency (HF) radio communications equipment for surveillance boats which operate in the remote and environmentally challenging Aysen región...

Stryker Dragoon Operational in Germany

General Dynamics Land Systems developed the Stryker 8x8 wheeled combat vehicle outfitted with a Orbital-ATK 30mm Bushmaster auto-cannon in the Kongsberg MCRWS unmanned weapon...

ThinKom delivers Ka satcom systems for US E-4B aircraft

ThinKom Solutions, Inc. announced it has delivered its next-generation Ka-band aeronautical satellite antenna systems for the U.S. government’s E-4B National Airborne Operations Center aircraft. The E-4B...

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