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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...

Time to Accessorize

Often neglected in the world of tactical radios, but as vital as the transceivers themselves, are the accessories which enable the radios to be used in the most efficient way possible. These can include everything from amplifiers to antennae. As well as representing an excellent...

Radio Programmes

The erstwhile Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) programme continues to dominate tactical radio procurement for the United States armed forces, with new waveforms and hardware being spun out of these initiatives for export customers. Joining Harris and Rockwell Collins (see below), General Dynamics is one...

Frenetic activity in the Tactical Radios world

It has been another year of frenetic activity in the tactical radios world. Armada’s Tactical Radios Compendium returns providing readers with a digest of news in the hardware, software, programmes and accessories domains. At the European level, Bittium (formerly Elektrobit) has made important software...

Rational Geographic

United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NROL-61 satellite
Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) is a key capability for national defence and security, in order to allow military forces to have detailed awareness of the physical geography and human activity within their own borders and maritime approaches, and the theatres their troops are or will...

EU and NATO Look to Closer Defence Ties

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The European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) are taking steps to deepen their defence cooperation following the signing of the Warsaw Joint Declaration signed on 8 July 2016. The Declaration identified several key areas of cooperation: to counter hybrid threats,...

Local Stability in Troubled Times

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

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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),...

Heavy Metal

The Royal Navy will receive the ‘Type 26’ class
Around the world, navies are procuring multi-purpose and flexible frigates and destroyers with new generation sensors and weapons capable of accomplishing a wide-range of missions with reduced personnel, procurement and life-cycle costs. For example, the Franco-Italian FREMM (Frégate Européenne Multi-Mission/Fregata Europea Multi-Missione) European multi-role frigate...

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