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...
The planned Nord Stream-2 natural gas pipeline running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea appears all but dead as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Contagion

Our colleagues at TangentLink share with Armada their latest assessment of the economic and strategic fallout from the ongoing war in Ukraine. Bottom-line: Events are...

Electronic Warfare Podcast 17: Chinese Whispers

Chinese electronic warfare is an enigmatic subject. Important new research sheds light on how the People’s Liberation Army’s land forces see EW. Sam Cranny-Evans is...
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Babcock JV Acquisition Strengthens Strategic Position Down Under

The Babcock International Group has announced that it will acquire the remaining 50 percent interest in its Australian Naval Ship Management (NSM) joint venture...
IISS

IISS Launches Military Balance 2022

On 15 February, The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) launched the 2022 edition of The Military Balance, in a year that is characterised...

Thailand to Stage First International Airshow in 2025

On Tuesday 8 February the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) announced its intention to stage the first Thailand International Airshow at U-Tapao Airport...
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February Spectrum SitRep

Armada’s monthly round-up of all the latest electronic warfare news in the product, programme and operational domains. Products Towards the end of 2021 Mercury Systems unveiled...
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PLAAF Keeps Continuous Pressure on Taiwan’s ADIZ

As tensions continue to rise over the Russian military build-up with its perceived threat to invade the Ukraine, in the Far East China continues...
Minelayer

Taiwan Navy Commissions Four Minelayer Vessels

On Friday 14 January, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen attended a ceremony to commission the Republic of China Navy’s First and Second Mining Operations Squadrons. A...
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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...

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