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Dr. Thomas Withington

Editor, Defence commentator, journalist, military historian.
Groza-S CUAV System

Russian Drone Protection

A Russian military manual provides useful details on how Russian land forces counter uninhabited aerial vehicles at the tactical level. As Armada highlighted in a...
Iran Cobra EW System

Cobra Shows its Fangs

Iran claims to have new jamming capabilities in the form of the Cobra-V8, but is this simply a re-badged Russian Krasukha-4 electronic attack system,...
Russian Army FPV UAV

Check the Manual

Armada has obtained a Russian language military manual providing guidance on tactical first person view uninhabited aerial vehicle employment by Russia’s land forces. The manual...
Jim Hockenhull

Clear Channels

An innovative approach to radio communications promises to enhance the survivability of Ukrainian uninhabited aircraft in a conflict increasingly characterised by the widespread use...

March Radio Roundup

Armada’s monthly roundup of all the latest news in the military communications product, programme and operational domains. DPAAS Evolves L3Harris announced in early February that it...
Bowman system in deployed command post

Bowman’s life to be extended … again!

The UK MOD’s long-running saga to replace the communications element of the Bowman tactical radio and C2 system used by British land forces enters...
Patria ARIS-E ESM System

March Spectrum SitRep

Armada’s monthly round-up of all the latest electronic warfare news in the product, programme and operational domains. New ARIS Acquisitions In early February, Patria announced it...
Location Tracking on the Battlefield

Blowin’ up my phone

A new report highlights the challenges of tracking cellphones on the battlefield using the ongoing war in Ukraine as a case study. Arguably the first...
Illicit Supply Diagram

Dependency Syndrome

Social media continues to be a mine of information on how Russia evades sanctions to acquire EW technologies that support her continued occupation of...

Radioflash! Episode 10: Shining Examples

Diamonds have attributes which are useful for current and future defence electromagnetic applications such as quantum communications and navigation. Diamonds have the highest thermal...

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