Unmanned Systems: All-Seeing Eyes

The Phoenix-30 is a VTOL quad rotor
Armada International’s famous Unmanned Vehicles supplement returns, giving the reader all that they need to know regarding developments in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and Unmanned Surface/Underwater Vehicles (USV/UUV) domains 2015 was a busy year for the international unmanned vehicle market....

Left To My Own Devices

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...

The Transmission Party

E-Lynx radio family
Away from Europe and North America, the tactical radios domain is a hive of activity with suppliers from Australia, Israel, Pakistan and South Africa releasing new transceivers and moving forward on domestic and export procurement programmes. The Eurosatory defence exhibition held in Paris this June...

Local Stability in Troubled Times

FGS Mosel
The 34-day war that erupted in Lebanon in 2006 involving the Israeli armed forces and the Hezbollah insurgent organisation resulted in an expansion of the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). On 11 March 1978, following years of mounting tensions...

Strike from the Sea

SOF troop
Armada launches its new Stirling column providing the latest news and developments in the Special Forces community. Named after David Stirling, the founder of the Special Air Service, we hope he would have enjoyed it. Despite ongoing operations on land involving Special Operations Forces (SOF),...

CONTROP reports sale of several EO/IR Payloads

Ideal for Airborne Surveillance Missions, CONTROP highlights the iSky Family of six (6) EO/IR Payloads suitable for most platform sizes and applications.   19 June 2017 - CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a world leader in EO/IR surveillance, defense and homeland security solutions – is announcing the...

Turrets Syndrome

Vehicle turrets are growing increasingly sophisticated in a number of areas, from advances in ammunition to different uses of automation. There has been a range of changes in recent years, depending on calibre size and vehicle role. However, a number of themes can be...

The Magic Bullet Theory

As Armada was going to press, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched three ballistic missiles off its eastern coast towards the Yellow Sea on 4 September. Such actions indicate that Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) will continue to be in demand. The DPRK government...

Corvettes on Course

“Increasing demand for flexible ships that can adapt to multiple missions has been driving the corvette market over the last fifteen years,” notes Stephane Fremont, director for combat ships at DCNS, “in response to growing traditional and non-traditional threats.” Western nations are increasingly designing corvettes...

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