BAE Systems’ Mk.38 Mod.3

Up Close and Personal

Close-In Weapons Systems are effectively the ‘last line of defence’ for naval vessels. CIWS have evolved in recent years as the immediate threats to...
Elbit Soltam smoothbore 120mm mortar

Over The Top

Mortars are a class of artillery. They differ from guns which have a low, flat trajectory best suited for engaging targets by direct fire...
MBDA’s Meteor

The Need for SEAD

Events in Syria notably the deployment of sophisticated Surface-to-Air Missile systems such as the Russian Almaz-Antey S-400 Triumf to support Russia’s ongoing air campaign...
The Royal Navy will receive the ‘Type 26’ class

Heavy Metal

Around the world, navies are procuring multi-purpose and flexible frigates and destroyers with new generation sensors and weapons capable of accomplishing a wide-range of...

Who Goes There?

Identifying friends and enemies is a problem as old as warfare itself. The risk of inadvertently attacking one’s own side is an ever-present danger...

Armada International Military Helicopter Industry Survey

The military helicopter market has had a robust couple of decades, particularly as a result of its use as a counter-insurgency vehicle of choice...
The Artillery Gun Module

Shoot and Scoot

Forces that have shown the ability for their ‘guns’ (field artillery) to keep up with advancing infantry and cavalry combat forces have always had...
Dominican Republic A-29 Super Tucano

COIN-Operated

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...

Turrets Syndrome

Vehicle turrets are growing increasingly sophisticated in a number of areas, from advances in ammunition to different uses of automation. There has been a...

Future Trends to Watch

A number of trends are influencing the development of future combat vehicles. They will also shape efforts to upgrade existing vehicle fleets in order...

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