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Winds of change in the Fighter market

F-15C/E
Andrew Hunter - Very little stirs the blood in defence quite like a good fighter competition. Fighters are glamorous, eye-catching, and expensive. They are the crown jewels of military gear. This means that fighter competitions, when they are actually held, are fiercely competed. Over...

Thales embarks on France’s new strategic intelligence aircraft programme

Thales welcomes the decision by the Ministry of the Armed Forces to award a contract to integrate Thales's Universal Electronic Warfare Capability (CUGE) on board three Falcon Epicure jets. This new programme will strengthen electronic intelligence capabilities and thereby help the French Armed Forces to...

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...

Of Sparrows and Sidewinders

IRIS-T
The global Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) market is a fiercely competitive one, in which long-established players battle to provide the armament for a diminishing number of different fighters in service with air forces and navies worldwide. While the People’s Republic of China is very active...

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...

European MALE UAV Moves Forward

talarion-male-uav-rpas
Several European nations could receive a new Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) by the middle of next decade. According to French, German and Italian operational requirements, the UAV would be a modular system, able to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. A mock-up...

Catch-22

A quiet revolution is occurring in naval communications. The stalwart Link-11 Tactical Data Link (TDL) is being replaced by Link-22. How does this new communications architecture work, and what might it offer to naval operations? The title of Joseph Heller’s seminal novel published in 1953...

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...

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