Defence Ministers

Russian/Belarus Exercises Squeeze Ukraine from North and South

As Russian forces began to mass in Belarus along Ukraine’s borders, in January the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Alexander...
USAF RC-135W, callsign HOMER, track.

Conflict in Ukraine: Analysis of Three Factors in the First Stage

An analysis of how Russia’s invasion was monitored by NATO, together with reflections on two key elements of the fight so far - the...

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (22 February 2022, No.76)

RUSSIA’S UKRAINE MADNESS Dear Readers, I restart Bunker Briefing again in 2022 much where I left off in November 2021, shaking my head at the madness...
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...
The Carl Gustav M4 is the fourth generation of a weapon that now has a range of ammunition that makes it so much more than just an anti-armour weapon.

Shoulder Fired Mayhem

Armada International was invited by Saab Bofors Dynamics to witness live firing of the company’s Carl Gustav, AT4 and NLAW man portable products in...
putin-nato-ukraine

Russia’s Threat to Ukraine Is a Dilemma for Europe

The tense situation over the continuing independence of Ukraine is the concern of most of Europe this week. While not a member of NATO...
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...
US Army TLS-BCT vehicles

Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Doctrine

The US Army’s ATP 3-12.3 Electromagnetic Warfare Techniques publication hit the streets in January 2023. It provides an excellent insight into how the force...
NATO Mobile SATCOM

Put to the Test

The annual Steadfast Cobalt exercise tests the interoperability of military communications systems and networks supporting the NATO Response Force. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s...

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (28 February 2022, No.77)

PUTIN’S UKRAINE INVASION DRAGS RUSSIANS INTO SENSELESS EUROPEAN CONFLICT Dear Readers, Last week, what I hoped would not happen - while acknowledging all evidence to the...

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