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Dr. Thomas Withington

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Editor, Defence commentator, journalist, military historian.

The Magic Bullet Theory

As Armada was going to press, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched three ballistic missiles off its eastern coast towards the Yellow...

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...
Alkras

Alkras Laser Technology Zooms Forward

Alkras has told armadainternational.com that it expects the development of a new anti-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) laser to be completed and tested by the...

IMDEX Show News – Brazil Expands its Horizons

Brazil’s new OTH-100 High Frequency (HF: three megahertz/MHz to 30MHz) naval surveillance radar is expected to be operational by 2018, confidential sources have informed...

IMDEX Show News – MFRAD Radar To Commence Sea Trials By Year End

GEM Elettronica plans to commence sea trials of its MFRAD X-band (8.5-10.68 gigahertz) naval surveillance radar by the end of the year, the company...

IMDEX Show News – Terma Steps Forward With Scanter

Terma is planning to complete testing of new and upgraded naval surveillance and navigation radars by the end of this year, the company has...

Smooth Seas for Swedish Subs

Hakan Buske, Saab president and chief executive officer is bullish about the export prospects for the company’s ‘A26’ class of conventional hunter-killer submarines which...

Albion and the Apocalypse

Upon becoming the United Kingdom’s prime minister on 13 July Theresa May, like her predecessors, was asked to write several letters by the cabinet...

Who Goes There?

Identifying friends and enemies is a problem as old as warfare itself. The risk of inadvertently attacking one’s own side is an ever-present danger...
CENTCOM Al-Udeid

Russia-US CENTCOM Airspace Coordination

US CENTCOM (Central Command) and the Russian armed forces are in regular contact to ensure the safety of the skies above Syria, as both...

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