Protecting the Air from the Sea

JMSDF fleet
Advances in the capabilities of surface-to-air missiles are being matched by developments in maritime air defence sensors. There is therefore demand for increasingly sophisticated, dedicated air defence vessels. This article analyses a number of the most significant recent developments in this field. Australia is one...

Russian Helicopters test Ka-52K

The experts of the "Russian Helicopters" holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) will, within the framework of testing the Ka-52K ship reconnaissance and combat helicopter, test the airborne equipment of the machine for resistance to electromagnetic interference. Currently, one of the preproduction samples of the...

How Not To Be Seen

camouflage designs
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...

The Need for SEAD

MBDA’s Meteor
Events in Syria notably the deployment of sophisticated Surface-to-Air Missile systems such as the Russian Almaz-Antey S-400 Triumf to support Russia’s ongoing air campaign is giving the NATO pause for thought. The area which systems such as the S-400 can cover, which has a reported...

Russian Helicopters in “ARMY 2017”

The holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) will demonstrate a wide range of military helicopters at the International military- technical forum "ARMY-2017" that will take place in the congress exhibition center "Patriot" in the city of Kubinka from August 22 to August 27. As part of the...

CM-32 Mortar Variant Revealed

Taiwan’s CM-32 mortar variant
A variant of the Republic of China’s Ordnance Readiness Development Centre’s CM-32 eight-wheel drive armoured fighting vehicle, equipped with a 120mm heavy mortar has been revealed. The vehicle was showcased at the Taipei Aerospace and Defence Technology Exhibition (TADTE) 2017 held between 17th and 19th...

Electric Avenue

The RC-135V/W
The events of the last twelve months in the theatres discussed above underscore the reality that the electromagnetic spectrum, in which friendly and hostile radars and communications operate, is a domain of warfare in its own right, as much as the oceans, the ground...

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...

Hitting Where It Hurts

ACE assault rifles
With the advancement in equipment and technology associated with “Near Peer” states including Russia, NATO members and other allied nations are becoming increasingly concerned with regards to being overmatched. According to Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie of the dismounted close combat capability directorate at the UK’s...

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...

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The Generation Game

On April 27, 2016 the latest example of Russia’s fifth-generation fighter, the Sukhoi Company T-50-6-2, performed its maiden flight. This test aircraft, described by...

Tanked Up

Main Battle Tanks (MBT) continue to offer the most effective means for providing mobile protected firepower against a range of targets in both offensive...

Preparing For Battle

Alongside their reliance on ever-improving technology, individual soldiers need to be trained in an environment where the vast majority of the fighting takes place...

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