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Dr. Thomas Withington

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Editor, Defence commentator, journalist, military historian.
Polomarconi naval communications system

November Radio Roundup

Armada's monthly roundup of all the latest news in the military communications product, programme and operational domains. Modular Machinations L3Harris’ new Distributed Tactical Communications System (DTCS)...
Currawong communications system

Currawong’s Song

The Australian Defence Force’s Currawong battlefield communications system provides a plethora of links to deployed forces at tactical and operational levels. Taking its name from...
US Army Soldiers with Communications Equipment

Networking Event

The next iteration of the US Army’s Integrated Tactical Network, known as Capability Set 23, is moving ahead. The US Army’s Integrated Tactical Network (ITN)...
Norm Wade, The Chinese Military

Chinese Whispers

An important new book sheds much-needed insight on the People’s Liberation Army’s manoeuvre force tactical communications posture. Armada is a fan of the books...
Sky Shield Pod and Typhoon-ECR

November Spectrum SitRep

Armada’s monthly round-up of all the latest electronic warfare news in the product, programme and operational domains. Boule de Protection The SPART counter-improvised explosive device jammer...
Elettronica E4Shield Countervirus system

EW Podcast 23: Killing the Virus

Electronic Warfare has a new foe in the guise of the Covid-19 with microwaves harnessed as an effective tool to kill the virus. Elettronica...
F-126 class frigate

Programme Focus: KORA-40 for Germany’s New Frigates

Development is moving ahead on the electronic warfare system destined to equip new frigates for the German Navy. The Deutsche Marine (German Navy) will receive...
North Korean Armed Forces Book

It’s Not Easy in the DMZ

A new book sheds much-needed light on the electronic warfare posture and doctrine of the North Korean Army. Back in January Armada sat down...
US Army HF Radio

October Radio Roundup

Armada's monthly roundup of all the latest news in the military communications product, programme and operational domains. Programmes L3Harris has won a $13.4 million order from...
New Zealand soldiers with SATCOM equipment

Tranches and Transceivers

New Zealand is overhauling her army’s communications and command and control systems as part of an ambitious modernisation initiative. The New Zealand Network Enabled Army...

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