COIN-Operated

Dominican Republic A-29 Super Tucano
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 is on non-traditional warfare and border patrol as opposed to classic air combat tasks. Back in 2006 the US Air Force...

Honeywell and Jordanian Aeronautical Systems boost engine support

Jordanian Aeronautical Systems to become first T53 engine service center in the Middle East and Africa region. ROLLE, Switzerland, August 21, 2017 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has signed a license agreement with Jordanian Aeronautical Systems Co. to provide support services for Honeywell’s T53 series of...

Special Effects

Polish soldier from the GROM unit
The contemporary operating environment remains an extremely busy one for international Special Operations Forces (SOF), as governments continue to recognise and further extend their specialist capabilities and force multiplying effects. Ongoing Counter-Insurgency (COIN) operations continue to dominate the headlines, whether they be occurring in Africa,...

The Transmission Party

E-Lynx radio family
Away from Europe and North America, the tactical radios domain is a hive of activity with suppliers from Australia, Israel, Pakistan and South Africa releasing new transceivers and moving forward on domestic and export procurement programmes. The Eurosatory defence exhibition held in Paris this June...

Frenetic activity in the Tactical Radios world

Tactical radio providers
It has been another year of frenetic activity in the tactical radios world. Armada’s Tactical Radios Compendium returns providing readers with a digest of news in the hardware, software, programmes and accessories domains. At the European level, Bittium (formerly Elektrobit) has made important software...

Heavy Metal

The Royal Navy will receive the ‘Type 26’ class
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 missions with reduced personnel, procurement and life-cycle costs. For example, the Franco-Italian FREMM (Frégate Européenne Multi-Mission/Fregata Europea Multi-Missione) European multi-role frigate...

CONTROP reports sale of several EO/IR Payloads

Ideal for Airborne Surveillance Missions, CONTROP highlights the iSky Family of six (6) EO/IR Payloads suitable for most platform sizes and applications.   19 June 2017 - CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a world leader in EO/IR surveillance, defense and homeland security solutions – is announcing the...

Corvettes on Course

“Increasing demand for flexible ships that can adapt to multiple missions has been driving the corvette market over the last fifteen years,” notes Stephane Fremont, director for combat ships at DCNS, “in response to growing traditional and non-traditional threats.” Western nations are increasingly designing corvettes...

Vehicles For Change

Current counter-insurgency operations are occurring in vast theatres in North Africa and the Middle East, often in semi-arid and desert conditions. This is spurring requirements for reliable vehicles which can be used by special forces to rapidly and safely cover such distances. Since August 2014,...

Dumb Bombs with Graduate Degrees

Pakistani JF-17 Thunder
From the early days of aerial warfare, air forces around the world have sought ways to increase the accuracy and lethality of air-delivered ordnance, but it was not until advances in microchip technology that air forces were able to use precision guidance kits which...

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