RAF ASRAAM Integration Advances

F-35B-ASRAAM
A live firing of MBDA’s Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) from a Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning-II fighter has taken place; marking the first time a non-US made weapon has been dropped from the type. The infrared-guided ASRAAM is being certified for use on the...

THeMis UGV Marches Forward

Titan THeMIS
Estonia’s MILREM has developed, with support from the Estonian armed forces, the THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). This UGV is designed to be used at the small unit level to carry loads beyond the capacity of the soldiers. It...

SCTX 2017: an international platform for global security

UK’s leading national security event returns to London in May with a programme created to help those tasked with keeping nations, assets and businesses safe. Terrorism has become part of every day life. Over the past 12 months, Europe has experienced some the deadliest attacks...

Advancing EW and Electromagnetic Operations Together

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AOC EW Europe will take place at the Olympia, London from 6-8 June 2017. The conference will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where potential...

Norway NASAMS Deliveries to Commence 2018

NASAMS HMMWV Firing Raytheon
Kongsberg expects to commence deliveries of NASAMS (Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) to the Luftforsvaret (Royal Norwegian Air Force) by 2018, the company has told armadainternational.com. The news follows an announcement on 6th February by the country’s Ministry of Defence of a $115...

Czech Army Warms to the Pandur-II

Pandur II
The Czech Army expects to receive an additional 20 General Dynamics Pandur-II eight-wheel drive armoured vehicles procured via an $82 million order this May. These new vehicles are to be outfitted as communications and command versions. The army currently has 107 Pandur-IIs acquired in 2009....

CERBERE Is Watching You

Thales plans to commence deliveries of its CERBERE land warfare simulation system to the French Army from 2019, the firm has told armadainternational.com. The news follows the announcement on 19th January that the firm had been awarded the contract to upgrade the instrumentation for the...

Print me a UAV!

As the Royal Navy seeks to replace its Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), armadainternational.com talks to experts from the University of Southampton, about 3D (Three Dimensional) printed UAVs, and what they can bring to military operations. In the second quarter of 2016, Southampton University,...

Crunching the Gears

Armada-A400M
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is well on its way to clearing up the gearbox issues that have recently plagued its Airbus A400M-C1 Atlas turboprop freighters. These gearbox problems did cause, on one occasion, one of the four Europrop TP400-D5 turboprop engines used by...

Evolving Electronic Warfare to Counter New Threats

The second edition of Electronic Warfare took place 17th-18th January 2017 in Warsaw, Poland, chaired by Air Marshal Greg Bagwell CB CBE, Former Deputy Commander, Royal Air Force. Over 150 attendees came together to collaborate, debate and share strategies to widen the role of...

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