Vehicles For Change

Current counter-insurgency operations are occurring in vast theatres in North Africa and the Middle East, often in semi-arid and desert conditions. This is spurring...

Catch-22

A quiet revolution is occurring in naval communications. The stalwart Link-11 Tactical Data Link (TDL) is being replaced by Link-22. How does this new...

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

The military vehicle maintenance market is in a state of transition: The model that came into play over a decade of US-led combat operations...

What Lies Beneath?

Ship categories are changing: As navies are required to respond to an ever-increasing spectrum of traditional and non-traditional threats, the lines of classification between...
Airborne Systems

The Man Who Fell To Earth

Parachutes have been providing soft landings for people who have needed to leave airborne aircraft, either in an emergency or by design, for more...
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Class War

It is said that vehicles, like humans, gain weight as they get older. This is certainly the case for Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs). This...
C-295 Persuader MPA

Cost versus Credibility

While a maritime patrol capability is important for many countries, not all can afford aircraft than can provide a full spectrum of capabilities. However,...

Let There Be Light

As a concept, Lidar has been around for decades. However, recent years have seen a sharp uptake in interest in the technology, as sensors...

Albion and the Apocalypse

Upon becoming the United Kingdom’s prime minister on 13 July Theresa May, like her predecessors, was asked to write several letters by the cabinet...

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...

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