Thinking, Inside the Box

USSOCOM
Special forces around the world are keeping a keen eye on technological trends in the artificial intelligence and cyber domains as they seek to maintain operational and tactical advantages over actual and potential adversaries. Addressing representatives from across the international special forces community in Tampa,...

Wheels of Fortune

Patria’s AMV
There is growing recognition that protecting soldiers while providing tactical mobility under fire is critical to battlefield success not only in conventional conflicts but also in counterinsurgency, security operations, peace enforcement and peace keeping. This recognition has generated a renewed emphasis on Armoured Combat...

Best Supporting Actors

L-39
The nature of modern day operations means that air strikes are often the primary form of attack used against targets, and traditional battlefields, which generally only involve the two opposing sides but that are away from civilians, reside for now in the history books....

The Outside of the Envelope

USAF’s F-22A fighters
The continued proliferation of both military and commercial RF (Radio Frequency) equipment, means that airborne EW will continue to remain as important, if not more so, in the future. Travis Slocomb, vice president of electronic warfare systems at Raytheon stated to Armada that: “Electronic...

Back to the Future

Vehicle-based applications for laser weapons
Although a few remaining hurdles are pushing the operational advent of laser weapons to the mid-2020s, they promise to bring cost-effectiveness and efficiency to the future capabilities equipping warships. Upon hearing the words ‘laser weapons’ one cannot help but picturing Luke Skywalker, the hero of...

Over The Ocean

S-100
While they are primarily used by air forces, with armies, following closely behind, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are becoming an asset that naval forces are increasingly interested in operating, although the introduction of them comes with a number of challenges. The ultimate aim for naval...

Cloak Of Invisibility

Northrop Grumman’s LAIRCM
Protecting aircraft from Radio Frequency (RF) and infrared threats remains paramount for air forces around the world, as illustrated by the high levels of activity in this regard which has occurred in this domain over the previous year.   Traditionally, several nations in the Asia-Pacific...

Something’s Happening Here

BAE Systems
While the most prominent multi-national military campaign that is currently underway, the US-led efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) insurgent movement is primarily an air-led operation, an awareness of what is on the ground below is of paramount important. Having...

Suits of Armour

TenCate Advanced Armour
Helicopter armour that protects aircrew members and passengers from small arms fire is a proven requirement driven by recent, and ongoing, conflicts in the Iraq/Syria and central Asian theatres, meanwhile the drive towards lighter armour will continue. Armouring helicopters, more properly defined as adding ballistic...

Above Average Intelligence

USAF EC-130H aircraft
The radio portion of the electromagnetic spectrum is becoming an increasingly crowded place, with civilian and military communications, and radar, all increasingly squeezing available bandwidth globally. The radio spectrum spans a waveband of three hertz to three terahertz. This may sound like a lot, but...

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