Alkras Laser Technology Zooms Forward

Alkras has told armadainternational.com that it expects the development of a new anti-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) laser to be completed and tested by the end of 2017. The company added, via a written statement, that this laser: “will be 50 times more compact and light...

Cost versus Credibility

C-295 Persuader MPA
While a maritime patrol capability is important for many countries, not all can afford aircraft than can provide a full spectrum of capabilities. However, inexpensive but effective is a difficult goal to attain in what is often a multi-mission domain. When the British government announced...

Invisible Strykers

The US Army’ 2nd Cavalry Unit stationed in Vilsek, southeast Germany is evaluating the Saab Barracuda Mobile Camouflage System (MCS) on its General Dynamics Stryker family eight-wheel drive armoured fighting vehicles. The 60-day training and evaluation, conducted alongside other NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation)...

3W-International GmbH offers Technical Customer Services

The new customer service of the German engine manufacturer is called 3W Engineering Services. This will not only be offered to existing and new 3W customers, but also to third-party customers and includes various service, test and measurement activities relating to engines and drive...

Who Goes There?

Identifying friends and enemies is a problem as old as warfare itself. The risk of inadvertently attacking one’s own side is an ever-present danger for military operations, particularly those involving aircraft, where the speed of warplanes and missiles makes the timely determination of identity...

Dumb Bombs with Graduate Degrees

Pakistani JF-17 Thunder
From the early days of aerial warfare, air forces around the world have sought ways to increase the accuracy and lethality of air-delivered ordnance, but it was not until advances in microchip technology that air forces were able to use precision guidance kits which...

Under the Gun

Troy's M10A1 rifle
On 25 October 2016, representatives from across the small arms industry met with military programme managers at the US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Centre (ARDEC) to consider future technologies to counter emerging threats. The ‘Overmatch the Spectrum of Threat’ event was to discuss...

Finding the X-Factor

In a recent assessment of the global market for trainer aircraft, the Teal Group, a consultancy based in Fairfax, Virginia, anticipates a global market for 2737 trainer aircraft, worth $32.3 billion over the next decade. The group’s assessment is a major increase from the...

3W-180 SRE Hybrid Wankel Engine

The world first will be presented for the first time to the specialist audience at the XPONENTIAL Trade Fair taking place in Dallas (USA) in May. Thus, the German engine manufacturer is expanding its range of drive products for UAVs by a further engine...

Lockheed Completes Laser for US Army

Laser truck_v6
Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kilowatt (kW) beam combined laser for its US Army Space and Missile Defence Command (SMDC) customer. In testing earlier this March, Lockheed Martin produced a single beam of 58 kW power, making...

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