Armageddon Days Are Here Again!

In the first of a four-part series, we examine the potential effects of selected nuclear weapons on selected targets around the world, courtesy of the strangely addictive Nukemap website. General Michael Hayden, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2006 to 2009) warned in mid-January...

Hawkeye Specifics

More details have reached armadainternational.com regarding the new Mandus/AM General Hawkeye 105mm self-propelled howitzer unveiled at the October Association of the United States Army exhibition held in Washington DC. The Hawkeye is a 2200-pound (1000-kilogram) self-propelled howitzer that: “thanks to its reduced weight, well below...

LRPF Force Multiplier

Getting greater firepower in the same package is one of the objectives of Raytheon’s Long Range Precision Firepower (LRPF) missile development, for which a risk mitigation contract worth $5.7 million was awarded to the company by the US Army this August. Intended to replace the...

Moving Targets

On 28 October, US defence secretary Ashton Carter announced that the US Army’s Lockheed-Martin MGM-140 ATACMS (Army Tactical Missile System) will get upgraded to hit moving land and sea targets. The MGM-140 was designed to deliver a payload of submunitions to a specific location...

Guided Rockets Advance

Saab has teamed with Boeing to create a new battlefield precision strike weapon for low intensity operations; the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB). The new weapon was produced by marrying together two proven, in-service systems. The new weapon consists of a 250 pound...

Nuclear Assualt

“Heck, I reckon you wouldn’t even be human beings it you didn’t have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.” So stated Major TJ ‘King’ Kong, commander of the Boeing B-52G Stratofortress strategic bomber, in the Oscar-winning 1964 satire Dr. Strangelove or: How...

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