Thinking, Inside the Box

USSOCOM
Special forces around the world are keeping a keen eye on technological trends in the artificial intelligence and cyber domains as they seek to maintain operational and tactical advantages over actual and potential adversaries. Addressing representatives from across the international special forces community in Tampa,...

Avoiding a Mid-Life Crisis

Saab
The Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) requirements of military aircraft account for a significant portion of defence budgets around the world. Customers want high reliability and availability from their fighter, helicopter, transport and special mission aircraft, and they want it at a good price. This...

Thales celebrates the production of its 500th FLASH sonar

NH-90-Sonar-FLASH
Thales teams in Brest are proud to announce the completion of the 500th FLASH sonar system (Folding Light Acoustic System for Helicopters). Thales started the development of the lightweight anti-submarine warfare (ASW) sonar for helicopters in the 1990s, since when the product has been...

Wheels of Fortune

Patria’s AMV
There is growing recognition that protecting soldiers while providing tactical mobility under fire is critical to battlefield success not only in conventional conflicts but also in counterinsurgency, security operations, peace enforcement and peace keeping. This recognition has generated a renewed emphasis on Armoured Combat...

Loaded

The demand for reliable logistics support has always played a key role in warfare, and the militaries of today are no exception. There are a huge variety of wheeled logistics vehicles in operation, but some themes can be discerned: a demand for flexibility, adaptability,...

Best Supporting Actors

L-39
The nature of modern day operations means that air strikes are often the primary form of attack used against targets, and traditional battlefields, which generally only involve the two opposing sides but that are away from civilians, reside for now in the history books....

SEA to showcase Decksim Technology to International Navies

Cohort company SEA has been invited to outline the latest developments in portable training options for Flight Deck Officers (FDOs) at a meeting of the Maritime International Training Support Group (MITSG), to be held as a precursor to the I/ITSEC exhibition in Florida at...

Flying Filling Stations

Boeing KC-46A
Operation INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR), the ongoing US-led military operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) insurgent group which has occupied significant parts of both countries, has highlighted the lack of air-to-air refuelling capabilities among the participants. OIR commenced in June 2014 and...

Back to the Future

Vehicle-based applications for laser weapons
Although a few remaining hurdles are pushing the operational advent of laser weapons to the mid-2020s, they promise to bring cost-effectiveness and efficiency to the future capabilities equipping warships. Upon hearing the words ‘laser weapons’ one cannot help but picturing Luke Skywalker, the hero of...

Indonesia’s NASAMS

NASAMS-Kongsberg
Norway’s Kongsberg Gruppen has secured a US$77 million order from the Indonesian Ministry of Defense to provide two batteries of its NASAMS ground anti-air missile system. The contract finalized at the end of October 2017 covers launchers, AN/MPQ-64 F1 Sentinel X band 3D radars, command...

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Bruno Even Appointed CEO of Airbus Helicopters

Airbus SE has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 April 2018. He will report to Airbus CEO...

Orders worth MNOK 320 for deliveries to F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has received two orders with a total value of 320 MNOK for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The...

Latvian MOD acquisition of SPIKE missiles

The Latvian MOD signed on Monday (February 12th ) a contract in the amount of 108 million Euros, with EuroSpike GmbH, for production and...

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