ALARM Missile

Difficult Decisions

Armada has been told that the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) had considered supplying examples of the ALARM missile to Ukraine. A senior...
Mayor of Kyiv and Starlink Terminal Boxes

SpaceX Needs to Get With the Programme

SpaceX’s provision of Starlink terminals and web connectivity to Ukraine should be applauded, but the erratic nature of some members of the company’s management...
Armoured columns sent down streets in built-up urban areas, particularly without prior proper reconnaissance and support by dismounted infantry, can be easily attacked by Ukrainian defenders armed with shoulder-fired anti-armour weapons. Here a Russian column sits devastated following engagement by Ukrainian forces. (Ukraine MoD)

Hand-held Equaliser: Russian Tanks Hit Hard by Shoulder Fired Anti-Armour Weapons in Ukraine

Although the more sophisticated long range and precision guided anti-armour missiles like the FGM148 Javelin from the United States and Saab Dynamics NLAW provided...
Civilian Radios

Point Break

Do claims that Russian COMINT experts have cracked the AES-256 encryption standard, and are exploiting this achievement to support military operations in Ukraine, hold...
RF-7800V

Making Waves

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year could have a profound impact on the tactical communications domain. What the world is seeing in Ukraine is a...
Screen grab of alleged Sentinel jamming

Deliberate Interference?

Allegations have emerged that Russian electronic warfare systems are deliberately jamming the ESA’s Sentinel-1A Earth observation satellite as it flies over Ukraine. Are they...
ColdWar

Ukraine Tension Heats Cold War Incursions

Speak to the majority of military personnel with experience of the Cold War and most will confirm that Russian air force and naval activities...
Russia-EU-NATO

Russian Forces Continue Advance; Reports of Them Entering Kyiv

As I write this the BBC is reporting that Russian forces are entering the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv. Whether the ‘call to arms’...
Russian "Azart" radios

Talking the Talk

Translated official Russian documents seen by Armada provide an insight into how tactical communications are deployed by Russia’s army on the battlefield. In April...
2S19

The Art of Countering Artillery Fires in Ukraine

As Russia’s invasion and occupation of southern and eastern Ukraine moves into a new phase, counter-battery radar is proving its worth as the artillery...

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