Small Targets present Big Challenges

USAF B-52H
Counter Insurgency (COIN) campaigns present some of the most demanding mission sets for military aircraft involved in Close Air Support (CAS). Yet improvements in sensors and weapons is honing the ability of air power to deliver decisive effects in this regard. In spite of the...

Saab’s GlobalEye rolled out

Saab’s Bombardier 6000 GlobalEye is no longer a concept. The prototype aircraft, destined for the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Defence (UAEAF&AD) was rolled out on 23 February at the company’s Linkoping facility in Sweden. It comes nearly two and a half years after...

Up Close and Personal

BAE Systems’ Mk.38 Mod.3
Close-In Weapons Systems are effectively the ‘last line of defence’ for naval vessels. CIWS have evolved in recent years as the immediate threats to ships have grown more complex, with new avenues of development in the area for companies and navies alike. These weapons...

Rafael’s unique satellite propulsion system has been declared operational

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel announced today that it has completed the first series of tests of the "Venµs" satellite's electric propulsion system in its space orbit, after the launch. As part of a joint venture between the Israeli Space Agency (ISA)...

Hamad Port Set to Welcome ‘Visiting Warships’ for DIMDEX 2018

As part of the highly anticipated sixth edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX 2018), Hamad Port, one of the Middle East’s largest port, is set to welcome for the first time the Visiting Warship Display at its state-of-the-art facilities....

Fighting Fascism

Boeing EA-18G
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) came to prominence with its declaration of a worldwide caliphate in June 2014. Soon after, it occupied significant tracts of land in Iraq and Syria while performing acts of political violence beyond the Middle East. By the...

War Without End?

Textron
In January 2015, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) transitioned to a non-combat support role to assist the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIROA) following more than a decade of combat operations against the Taliban and other insurgent groups. US-led combat operations in...

The Great Escape

The USAF’s HH-60G Pave Hawk CSAR helicopter
Although still considered a niche capability, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) is being employed by a growing number of armed forces worldwide, who recognise the importance that such an asset can play in getting their personnel out of danger when things go wrong. CSAR traces...

Power Politics

SPM-622 in the field
Combining two or more energy sources, hybrid power systems are increasingly seen as the most efficient way of providing dismounted soldiers with the energy they need to operate their electronic equipment away from established power sources, for increasingly longer periods. For forward operating bases...

Decision Time

Boeing’s new AH-64E Guardian
The decision to discard the Airbus Helicopters/Eurocopter EC-665 Tiger-ARH (Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter) gunship announced in the Australian government’s Defence White Paper this February has left questions about the future of rotary attack in the country’s arsenal. The EC-665ARH attack helicopter programme can be seen as...

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