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...
STEADFAST COBALT Exercise

Zero Day, Plug and Play

As far as codenames for military exercises are concerned, they don’t come much better than STEADFAST COBALT. Starting on 16th May STEADFAST COBALT tests...
The Klitschko Brothers and Starlink Terminals

Military Communications Podcast 2: Deep Impact

Private sector satellite communications provision is paying dividends for Ukrainian forces in that country’s ongoing war. In the wake of Russia’s Ukraine invasion on...
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...
Thales AN/PRC-148 radio

Casting the Net: New Combat Net Radios for the US Army

The US Army’s Combat Net Radio programme heralds new transceivers for the US armed forces to eventually replace legacy SINCGARS systems. It has been a...
Dismounted Links

Simulate to Communicate

Armada is delighted to have had the opportunity to evaluate MASS’ Batteleye mission support software tool as a tactical communications planning aid over the...
DARPA GRYPHON Programme

It’s Just a Phase

DARPA’s GRYPHON programme uses photonics to reduce phase noise promising efficiency improvements for radio frequency applications. Radios depend on electronic oscillators which convert a Direct...
US Army HF Radio

July Radio Roundup

Armada's monthly roundup of all the latest news in the military communications product, programme and operational domains. Products Collins Aerospace revealed during this year’s Eurosatory exhibition,...
Ice Free Arctic

Cold Calling

The United States is taking an important step forward towards enhancing its satellite communications coverage over the arctic. The Arctic is not well served by...
Arkeocean AUVs

Wifi Below the Waves

The Proteus project is developing innovative approaches for underwater networking and the sharing of data with users on the surface. Naval operations are increasingly networked....

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