What is it with Waveforms?

WF40 MANET waveform
This headline encapsulates the importance of waveforms for tactical radios. Each task that a radio executes must be performed in a certain way. This article aims to demystify the oft-baffling domain of the tactical radio waveform. The late tactical communications expert and defence journalist Adam...

New Helmet Products in the Offing from 3M

N49 Ultra Light Weight Ballistic Bump Helmet
The ballistic helmet market will see new products from 3M in October, according to Cheryl Ingstad, the firm’s business manager for advanced ceramic platforms. The recently launched 3M N49 Ultra Light Weight Ballistic Bump Helmet is designed to reduce the equipment burden on users,...

The Human League

The US DoD’s modular handgun system
Finally, it appears armed forces worldwide are now beginning to pay particular attention to human factors associated with modern soldier systems, with widespread acknowledgement regarding optimised ergonomic fit as well as how best to prepare soldiers for specific missions. According to Lieutenant Colonel John Vest...

Power Politics

MC4 handheld device
The modern soldier market continues to see particular emphasis placed on reduction in the Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) of batteries in order to reduce the burden on the dismounted soldier, while maximising the electricity available to power their needs. The SETAF (Soldier Equipment Technology...

Eliminating Tunnel Vision

Soldiers describe using the traditional Night Vision Goggle (NVG) as like looking at the world through a paper roll tube. Many NVGs display a Field-Of-View (FOV) measuring 40 degrees or less which provides little in the way of peripheral vision. However, L-3’s Ground Based...

Barrett Communications launches the advanced 4075 High Power HF transmitter

Perth, Western Australia, August 11, 2017 – Barrett Communications have announced the release of their latest product, the advanced Barrett 4075 High Power High-Frequency transmitter. E-mail and messaging have become the common and preferred methods in modern communications.  Barrett’s innovative liquid cooled amplifier, when married...

Rational Geographic

Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) is a key capability for national defence and security, in order to allow military forces to have detailed awareness of the physical geography and human activity within their own borders and maritime approaches, and the theatres their troops are or will...

Marines To Get New Grenade Launcher

The US Marines are evaluating the Heckler and Koch M-320 40mm grenade launcher to replace the M-203 grenade launcher for the Marine rifleman. The M-320 is mounted below a standard infantry rifle but has the advantages of being side-loaded and to have its ladder...

Paris Air Show 2017

Weighing only 3.5kg, the new T-STAMP-XR includes a cooled thermal imaging camera with extremely narrow FOV, and unsurpassed gyro-stabilization – enabling outstanding day and night surveillance capabilities on small UAS. Paris Air Show 2017, Le Bourget, June 19-25, Hall 3, Stand C2 14 June 2017. CONTROP...

Friendly as a Hand Grenade

When the battle gets close, the hand grenade is one of the infantryman’s most effective weapons, with the most well-known incarnation of this weapon being the fragmentation grenade which is primarily suited for defensive use. This weapon’s large casualty radius of deadly shrapnel requires...

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