Dangers On The Edge Of Town

The threat from MANPADS
Conflicts in Ukraine, and in Syria and Iraq, illustrate the threat posed to current, and future air operations exemplified by medium-range/medium-altitude and long-range/high-altitude SAM systems and MANPADS. On 22 June 2012, Flight Lieutenant (Flt. Lt.) Gökhan Ertan and Flying Officer (F/O) Hasan Hüseyin Aksoy...

Still Hitting Where it Hurts

BGM-71 family missile
The Raytheon BGM-71 TOW (Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire-guided or Wireless) Anti-tank Guided Missile (ATGM) is fielded by over 40 armies worldwide. So a video of a Syrian rebel BGM-71 missile engaging a Syrian Army Uralvagonzavod T-90 Main Battle Tank (MBT) received considerable attention including some...

We Want Information!

Camero’s Xaver 400
Command and Control (C2) technology continues to dominate current operations with ever-increasing demands placed on airborne, maritime and land-based systems in support of dismounted users. Industry is stepping up to the challenge. The C2 market is witnessing trends driven by the desire for improvements in...

AMPV Mission Command Variant Advances

BAE Systems’ Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Mission Command variant will provide the US Army with mobile communications, force tracking and battlefield information management for battalion and higher unit commanders in Armoured Brigade Combat Teams. This AMPV variant replaces the United Defence/BAE Systems’ M-577A1 tracked...

Unmanned Systems: All-Seeing Eyes

The Phoenix-30 is a VTOL quad rotor
Armada International’s famous Unmanned Vehicles supplement returns, giving the reader all that they need to know regarding developments in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and Unmanned Surface/Underwater Vehicles (USV/UUV) domains 2015 was a busy year for the international unmanned vehicle market....

Left To My Own Devices

Revision Military’s initial concept
The contemporary operating environment’s hybrid mix of regular and irregular warfare continues to be illustrated around the World with state and non-state actors employing a diverse range of Concepts of Operation (CONOPS). Such CONOPS range from information operations involving a cyber dimension, through to kinetic...

The Day Without Satellite

Software approaches look set to increase in importance regarding tactical radio design, while threats in terms of anti-satellite weapons and electronic jamming will also shape tactical radio engineers. In terms of hardware, the need to improve hearing protection and battery safety will continue. A number...

Time to Accessorize

Invisio’s V60 product
Often neglected in the world of tactical radios, but as vital as the transceivers themselves, are the accessories which enable the radios to be used in the most efficient way possible. These can include everything from amplifiers to antennae. As well as representing an excellent...

SABCA concludes collaboration agreement with DronePort

DronePort
SABCA, a leading Belgian player in the international aerospace industry, has set its sights on the unmanned aircraft market. SABCA wants to become the European reference within the drone ecosystem for the integration, testing, certification, qualification and maintenance of drones. To realise these ambitions,...

SABCA to launch a complete suite of services for the drone industry

DronePort
Paris, June 21st 2017, True to its long experience in managing maintenance, repair, modification, upgrade, testing and certification programs for aircraft and helicopter systems and equipment, SABCA takes the natural next step offering its expertise and infrastructure to the industry of remotely-piloted and unmanned...

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