Velocitas Eradico

The headline translates as ‘I, who is speed, eradicate’; an apt slogan employed by the US Navy for its research into electromagnetic railguns. Electromagnetic technology is advancing in the naval domain, offering promise for offensive weapons and aircraft carrier operations. A report written by Ronald...

Seagull™, Elbit Systems’ USV Performed Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission

London, UK, 14 September 2017 - Seagull, Elbit Systems’ multi mission Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) system, demonstrated live, a remotely operated Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) mission. Via Satellite Communication (SATCOM), the Seagull platform, sailing in the Haifa Bay, Israel, performed the operational ASW mission using...

Protecting the Air from the Sea

JMSDF fleet
Advances in the capabilities of surface-to-air missiles are being matched by developments in maritime air defence sensors. There is therefore demand for increasingly sophisticated, dedicated air defence vessels. This article analyses a number of the most significant recent developments in this field. Australia is one...

L3 WESCAM Awarded $49 Million ID/IQ Contract

BURLINGTON, Canada, August 23, 2017 – L3 WESCAM announced today that it has recently been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract worth up to $49 million from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) for its MX™-10MS electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging...

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....

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),...

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...

Rostec presents advanced naval missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system PANTSIR-ME

The naval missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system Pantsir-ME developed by the Tula KBP (part of the High Precision Systems Holding) provides the ultimate protection against modern air threats, including low-flying and small-size unmanned aerial vehicles. The naval weapon systems Pantsir-ME and its forerunners...

CAMCOPTER® S-100 COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL QUALIFICATION FLIGHTS ON FRENCH NAVY’S BPC DIXMUDE

SCHIEBEL CAMCOPTER® S-100 COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL QUALIFICATION FLIGHTS ON FRENCH NAVY’S BPC DIXMUDE Montpellier / Vienna, 21 June 2017 – Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) once again convinced with its outstanding maritime capability when successfully completing qualification flights for the French Navy from 29...

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