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Russia’s S-500 Prometheus SAM nears service entry

1-S500-SAM
Russia’s existing in-service ‘double digit’ Surface to Air Missiles (SAMs), the S-300 (known as the SA-10, -12 and -20 to NATO) and the S-400 Triumf (SA-21) are deadly, long-range missile systems that have dramatically shifted the balance in contested airspace, making the world a...

Cloak Of Invisibility

Northrop Grumman’s LAIRCM
Protecting aircraft from Radio Frequency (RF) and infrared threats remains paramount for air forces around the world, as illustrated by the high levels of activity in this regard which has occurred in this domain over the previous year.   Traditionally, several nations in the Asia-Pacific...

Above Average Intelligence

USAF EC-130H aircraft
The radio portion of the electromagnetic spectrum is becoming an increasingly crowded place, with civilian and military communications, and radar, all increasingly squeezing available bandwidth globally. The radio spectrum spans a waveband of three hertz to three terahertz. This may sound like a lot, but...

The Need for SEAD

MBDA’s Meteor
Events in Syria notably the deployment of sophisticated Surface-to-Air Missile systems such as the Russian Almaz-Antey S-400 Triumf to support Russia’s ongoing air campaign is giving the NATO pause for thought. The area which systems such as the S-400 can cover, which has a reported...

Dangers On The Edge Of Town

The threat from MANPADS
Conflicts in Ukraine, and in Syria and Iraq, illustrate the threat posed to current, and future air operations exemplified by medium-range/medium-altitude and long-range/high-altitude SAM systems and MANPADS. On 22 June 2012, Flight Lieutenant (Flt. Lt.) Gökhan Ertan and Flying Officer (F/O) Hasan Hüseyin Aksoy...

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...

Shayrat splashed, but questions remain

BGM-109C
Justin Bronk, airpower research fellow at London’s Royal United Services Institute, explains why Russian air defence systems may have failed to shoot down any of the cruise missiles the US Navy launched at targets in Syria on 7th April. The 7th April strikes against...

Aegean Tensions

It was revealed that on 9 December 2015, two Türk Hava Kuvvetleri (TAF/Turkish Air Force) General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16C multi-role combat aircrafts were placed under radar lock by a Russian Navy destroyer sailing close to the Greek island of Lemnos in the Aegean Sea. The incident follows...

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