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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...
KC-46A Pegasus-1

Pegasus Stretches Her Wings

Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Moores, Commander 344th Air Refueling Squadron provides insight into the squadron’s transition to the KC-46A Pegasus, its expanding mission set and...
M1A1 Abrams Tank offload Ssang Yong 14

All Change at the Corps: Force Design 2030

The plan for the future of the US Marine Corps is contentious and will see a restructuring away from its traditional all-arms employment. A revision...
The US Navy’s MQ-3C

Navies Now Seeking MUAS Bids

There has been a resurgence of interest in unmanned aerial submarine-hunting capabilities as potential underwater threats, especially from Russia and China, continue to grow. The...
ACT-IV system

DARPA helps ACT-IV transition AESA to next level

On 31 August the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that work on a first-of-its-kind sensor system developed under the Arrays at...
LongShot UAV

Loyal Wingmen and Swarms

The concept of an unmanned loyal wingman is being turned into reality and a variety of countries are investing in swarming development too. The concept...

ARM for TFX

Turkey is joining the select club of nations building their own anti-radiation missiles. Early July saw reports that Roketsan has developed the Akbaba (Vulture)...

Guardrail Goodbye

At fifty years old, the US Army’s Guardrail series of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) aircraft are looking at a well-deserved retirement. The Guardrail concept employed a...
CIRCM

Captain CIRCM

The US Army is moving forward on the CIRCM programme enhancing rotorcraft protection. Northrop Grumman is delivering its Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) to the US...

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