Elbit Soltam smoothbore 120mm mortar

Over The Top

Mortars are a class of artillery. They differ from guns which have a low, flat trajectory best suited for engaging targets by direct fire...

Transforming the Royal Air Force

Air Marshal Andrew Turner, deputy commander, Capability provides an insight into the intellectually driven ASTRA - the plan to transform the Royal Air Force...

C-UAS Strikes Back

Air defence on the battlefield has returned, particularly to counter unmanned aerial systems. For decades the functions of forward tactical air defence have taken a...
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Military leaps ahead with Commercially Developed Waveforms

The drive for increased capacity means the military can adopt commercially developed waveforms but adapt them for tighter security. Waveforms are the software that dictate...
BAE Systems’ Mk.38 Mod.3

Up Close and Personal

Close-In Weapons Systems are effectively the ‘last line of defence’ for naval vessels. CIWS have evolved in recent years as the immediate threats to...

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...
Integrated Head Protection System

Lighter but Tougher Combat Vests and Helmets

Published in the Modern Soldier Compendium 2019/2020 - Body armour and helmet designs are advancing to give today’s soldiers lighter and better protection. Soldier survivability...
The Artillery Gun Module

Shoot and Scoot

Forces that have shown the ability for their ‘guns’ (field artillery) to keep up with advancing infantry and cavalry combat forces have always had...
MBDA’s Meteor

The Need for SEAD

Events in Syria notably the deployment of sophisticated Surface-to-Air Missile systems such as the Russian Almaz-Antey S-400 Triumf to support Russia’s ongoing air campaign...
Nano-Satellites

Space on Budget

Reducing launch and spacecraft costs could enable more countries to affordably develop military communications satellites. Space Costs & Spendings Director Ridley Scott’s 1979 science fiction epic...

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