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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...

European MALE UAV Moves Forward

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Several European nations could receive a new Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) by the middle of next decade. According to French, German and Italian operational requirements, the UAV would be a modular system, able to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. A mock-up...

Radio Days

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Feverish activity has been witnessed in the European tactical radios domain in the past year, with new products being launched, and existing products receiving important modifications. Meanwhile, suppliers continue to fulfil radio procurements around the continent. In recent years, the tactical communications community have looked...

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...

Rational Geographic

United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NROL-61 satellite
Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) is a key capability for national defence and security, in order to allow military forces to have detailed awareness of the physical geography and human activity within their own borders and maritime approaches, and the theatres their troops are or will...

Let’s Get Linky!

The E-3 family
The Link-16 radio communications protocol, of which the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) commenced development in the 1970s, and which commenced fielding in the mid-1980s, revolutionised air-to-air and surface-to-air/air-to-surface communications. According to Bruce Eteson, technical director of data link systems at BAE Systems, Link-16...

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