Thales-mine warfare

Dead Reckoning – Pathways to USV/UUV Autonomy

How much autonomy do maritime USVs and UUVs actually need to accomplish their missions now and in the future? ‘Autonomous’, ‘unmanned’, ‘uncrewed’, ‘lean manning’… over...
Tempest fighter

Tomorrow’s Fighters

There are a number of prospective ‘Next Generation’ fighter projects taking shape around the world, although not all will be truly revolutionary. A new generation...
Indian Air Force Rafale DH.

Rafale Success Hits Headwind Over India

It is 35 years since the Dassault Rafale first took off from Istres Airbase in France, on 4 July 1986. France was originally a...
SkyGuardian RPAS

Leading the Field

Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Wigston, Britain’s Chief of the Air Staff, talked to Armada International about his hopes for the new Protector Remotely...
Mercer-Street

Targets of Opportunity

The attack on the MV Mercer Street by Iranian ‘one way explosive UAVs’ illustrates how loitering munitions are now being widely considered for battlefield...
Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG)

Sighting Dynamics

Variable magnification and laser range finding are two factors that have greatly improved weapon sighting for modern riflemen. For much of history the primary focus...
Babcock AH140

Polish Defence Ambition vs. Reality

Polish military procurement has ambition, although this has been slowed by ‘piecemeal’ and tardy decision making over the years. The Polish Government through the Armament...
The Lockheed Martin F-16

Poland’s Diverse Military Air Requirements

Poland’s Air Force acquisition programmes that strive to replace Soviet-era airframes with NATO compatible ones have suffered from frequent delays due to funding and...
MC-27J

Rough Transports stand ready to do Violence

Airbus has joined the sparse ranks of airframers offering ISR gunship versions of their seemingly benign transport aircraft. Airbus Defence and Space’s late June 2021...
ISR Wing

Looking Down From On High

The United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force is bringing in new platforms to continue its airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability, a skill developed...

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