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AESA Radar – Required Not Desired

For some years now, whether or not a fighter has an AESA radar has been a key discriminator, but the technology is increasingly being...

What Can Your Wingman Do for You?

The push to develop ‘loyal wingmen’ is widening but still leaves questions over how much complexity/capability they should have verses their attritability. Today’s congested and...
Typhoon Captor E

Airborne AESA Fighter Radars

AESA radars are generally considered to be the most innovative and technologically-advanced type of tactical radar system and have become almost a necessity for...
RAF Typhoons deployed on Op Biloxi, the United Kingdom's contribution to NATO's Southern Air Policing, at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania, May 2021.

Operating at the Speed of Relevance

Air Marshal Sir Gerry Mayhew, the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Deputy Commander for Operations (DCOM Ops) talked to Armada International during a busy tour...
F-35 Training

Synthetic Training for Combat Air: Panacea or Pipedream?

While there seems to be a general agreement that more synthetic flying is a good thing (cost-effective, environmentally better, and broadly more inclusive), will...
Tempest fighter

Tomorrow’s Fighters

There are a number of prospective ‘Next Generation’ fighter projects taking shape around the world, although not all will be truly revolutionary. A new generation...
SkyGuardian RPAS

Leading the Field

Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Wigston, Britain’s Chief of the Air Staff, talked to Armada International about his hopes for the new Protector Remotely...
ISR Wing

Looking Down From On High

The United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force is bringing in new platforms to continue its airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability, a skill developed...

Beginning of the End for F-35?

The United States Air Force’s (USAF) Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC) office has drawn up a new future fighter roadmap that would cap Lockheed Martin...
Lockheed Martin F-35B

Check Six – 360º Air Engagements

Air-to-air missiles can engage targets beyond visual range and ‘over the shoulder.’ The development of fighter aircraft has largely stalled in recent years, at least...

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