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The Great Escape

The USAF’s HH-60G Pave Hawk CSAR helicopter
Although still considered a niche capability, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) is being employed by a growing number of armed forces worldwide, who recognise the importance that such an asset can play in getting their personnel out of danger when things go wrong. CSAR traces...

Dangers of the Deep

Double Eagle Mk.II/III ROV family
Easy to deploy and cheap to acquire, maritime mines and underwater explosives pose a real threat to navies and commercial shipping by reducing freedom of movement in shallow waters and strategic choke points. The capability to detect, locate, classify and neutralise these weapons remains...

Break for the Border

Spider C-1 vehicle
Border control has never been a more sensitive issue in peacetime than it now is in Europe and the United States. In Europe, sympathy for people escaping civil war in Syria and state failures in Africa mixes with fear of political violence and social...

Full Steam Ahead!

‘Formidable’ class frigate
Fast Attack Craft (FAC) can represent a cost effective solution, to both coastal and littoral defence requirements, and less intensive, maritime policing, needs. This article gives an analysis of the latest developments in the FAC domain. Demand for FAC is particularly noticeable in the Asia-Pacific...

Seeing Things

CMOS cameras
Military vehicles have used optronics, such as night vision devices, for decades for observation and targeting, driver aids and, more recently, local all-round vision, often as add-ons during upgrades and usually as stand alone systems. This is now changing rapidly thanks to the combination...

Drone Dangers

RADA UAV air defence systems
Having created a bow wave of enthusiasm and a new industry around Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of all sizes, there is now a pressing need by governments and the military to be able to bring them down, or at the very least prevent them...

The Other End of the Line

US Army’s Fort Gordon’s Cyber Operations Centre
During May and June the war against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) gradually gathered strength in an all-out campaign by Iraqi and other forces to retake territory occupied by the world’s most dangerous insurgent group in recent times. However, even if the...

Turrets Syndrome

Vehicle turrets are growing increasingly sophisticated in a number of areas, from advances in ammunition to different uses of automation. There has been a range of changes in recent years, depending on calibre size and vehicle role. However, a number of themes can be...

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...

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