Saab MSHORAD

Air Defence Warning – RED

NATO’s ground based air defence (GBAD) has made important strides in catching up its rivals lead in countering the forward battlefield air threat. In June...

What Can Your Wingman Do for You?

The push to develop ‘loyal wingmen’ is widening but still leaves questions over how much complexity/capability they should have verses their attritability. Today’s congested and...
CAESAR 155mm/52 calibre (6x6) self-propelled artillery system carrying out a fire mission. This one has a fully protected cab. (Nexter)

Wheeled artillery – the way ahead?

An increasing number of countries are now replacing their conventional tracked self-propelled artillery with wheeled SP, although each have their own advantages. Wheeled SP artillery...
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...
The US Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) C2 system from Northrop Grumman will use cloud computing and new communications protocols. (Northrop Grumman)

Speaking across the Divide

While JADC2 heralds a paradigm shift in how the US armed forces and allied services share information, its implementation faces distinct challenges.  On paper, the...
Typhoon Captor E

Airborne AESA Fighter Radars

AESA radars are generally considered to be the most innovative and technologically-advanced type of tactical radar system and have become almost a necessity for...
RAF Typhoons deployed on Op Biloxi, the United Kingdom's contribution to NATO's Southern Air Policing, at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania, May 2021.

Operating at the Speed of Relevance

Air Marshal Sir Gerry Mayhew, the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Deputy Commander for Operations (DCOM Ops) talked to Armada International during a busy tour...
The Mexican Navy’s Sierra-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ARM Benito Juarez is pictured at sea. Damen Naval designs, builds, and supports ships for a range of international customers, including the German, Indonesian, Netherlands, and Mexican navies.

Shipbuilding With VR, AR and Digital Twinning

Damen develops simulation training products to add value in ship concept, design, build, and support. Navies are seeking to introduce new ships more quickly and...
A Falcon Squadron 6x6 Fuchs TPz CBRN reconnaissance vehicle and crew on a training exercise in Jordan. (Crown Copyright)

CBRN Danger Persists

Despite the impact of COVID-19, there is still good reason for governments to affirm their commitment to new CBRN equipment and training. The long delayed...
The Hellenic Navy’s Meko 200 Hydra-class frigate HS Spetsai conducts maritime security patrols around offshore resource platforms in the Mediterranean Sea, while supporting NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian in December 2020.

NATO’s Emerging Maritime Threats

Vice Admiral Keith Blount, NATO’s Commander Allied Maritime Command discusses the range of emerging and traditional threats and risks now pressurising the alliance’s maritime...

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