Fighting In The Canyons

The key characteristic of MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) is that urban terrain, in all its complexities, has altered the balance of power as victory no longer necessarily belongs to the belligerent with the most deadly and technologically-advanced capabilities. According to Colonel Pierre Santoni,...

Cities in Conflict

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One could argue that the strategic importance of cities in a conflict is not a new concept. Historically, cities were used for protection by the population that lived within their walls, while fighting took place outside the city walls, or on its ramparts. Once...

How Not To Be Seen

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Modern armed forces must adopt a mix of tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), standard operating procedures (SOPs) and technology in order to successfully execute missions across a varied Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). Traditionally, camouflage was designed to protect soldiers from being identified by the naked...

Local Stability in Troubled Times

The 34-day war that erupted in Lebanon in 2006 involving the Israeli armed forces and the Hezbollah insurgent organisation resulted in an expansion of the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). On 11 March 1978, following years of mounting tensions...

Strike from the Sea

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Armada launches its new Stirling column providing the latest news and developments in the Special Forces community. Named after David Stirling, the founder of the Special Air Service, we hope he would have enjoyed it. Despite ongoing operations on land involving Special Operations Forces (SOF),...

Silent Archer deliveries by late 2017

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The US Army will take delivery of SRC’s Silent Archer Counter-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (CUAV) system later this year. Earlier in February, the force awarded the film a contract worth $56 million for the Silver Archer product that detects, tracks, classifies and identifies a UAV threat...

US Armour Returns To Europe

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January has witnessed US Army heavy armour returning to Europe for the first time since 2004 following the move of 2000 combat vehicles from the 3rd Armoured Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) of the 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colorado to Europe.   Since arriving...

Ukrspecexport Bullish on Future Prospects

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The Director General of Ukraine’s state-owned defence export company Ukrspecexport Pavel Bukin, says that the firm has enjoyed a healthy order book in 2014/15, and is looking forward to increased sales in 2016. The company, which is headquartered in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, provides...

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Flying Filling Stations

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