Over The Ocean

S-100
While they are primarily used by air forces, with armies, following closely behind, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are becoming an asset that naval forces are increasingly interested in operating, although the introduction of them comes with a number of challenges. The ultimate aim for naval...

Of Sparrows and Sidewinders

IRIS-T
The global Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) market is a fiercely competitive one, in which long-established players battle to provide the armament for a diminishing number of different fighters in service with air forces and navies worldwide. While the People’s Republic of China is very active...

Cloak Of Invisibility

Northrop Grumman’s LAIRCM
Protecting aircraft from Radio Frequency (RF) and infrared threats remains paramount for air forces around the world, as illustrated by the high levels of activity in this regard which has occurred in this domain over the previous year.   Traditionally, several nations in the Asia-Pacific...

Over The Top

Elbit Soltam smoothbore 120mm mortar
Mortars are a class of artillery. They differ from guns which have a low, flat trajectory best suited for engaging targets by direct fire and howitzers which typically engage targets not seen from the gun position with an arching trajectory. The mortar fires a...

A Fatal Error Has Occurred

Attacks by computer hackers on the IT (Information Technology) systems of government and commercial organisations have become commonplace, and cybercrime is arguably the fastest growing new crime in the 21st century. Among the most dangerous prospects is a cyber-attack on a Nuclear Power Plant...

Schiebel shapes the future of VTOL UAS

CAMCOPTER S-100
Schiebel hosted customers from all over the world, spanning five continents, for its second international CAMCOPTER® S-100 User Conference from 17 to 19 October in Vienna. Following the success of the first CAMCOPTER® S-100 User Conference in 2012, Schiebel again welcomed its valued customers...

Suits of Armour

TenCate Advanced Armour
Helicopter armour that protects aircrew members and passengers from small arms fire is a proven requirement driven by recent, and ongoing, conflicts in the Iraq/Syria and central Asian theatres, meanwhile the drive towards lighter armour will continue. Armouring helicopters, more properly defined as adding ballistic...

Coming to a Theatre near You

A400M
Airbus’ A400M Atlas strategic turboprop freighter is a new aircraft at the forefront of developments in new technology for a large transport aircraft. It is designed to carry up to 37 tons of equipment and carry out all airlift-related missions, including inter and intra-theatre...

Above Average Intelligence

USAF EC-130H aircraft
The radio portion of the electromagnetic spectrum is becoming an increasingly crowded place, with civilian and military communications, and radar, all increasingly squeezing available bandwidth globally. The radio spectrum spans a waveband of three hertz to three terahertz. This may sound like a lot, but...

Seeing Things

CMOS cameras
Military vehicles have used optronics, such as night vision devices, for decades for observation and targeting, driver aids and, more recently, local all-round vision, often as add-ons during upgrades and usually as stand alone systems. This is now changing rapidly thanks to the combination...

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Patria delivers a new version of AMVXP vehicle to Slovakia

The Slovak and Finnish Ministries of Defence have agreed on a joint 8x8 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) development programme, and Patria has been selected...

The Outside of the Envelope

The continued proliferation of both military and commercial RF (Radio Frequency) equipment, means that airborne EW will continue to remain as important, if not...

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...

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