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MDO With Chinese Characteristics

The US DOD’s annual report on the People’s Liberation Army contains some interesting discussion of the importance the force attaches to connectivity. On 19th October,...
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How will the PLA use GenAI?

One of China's research institutes run by the Ministry of Science and Technology, revealed earlier this year that Chinese organisations had launched 79 large...
The 'digital ocean' concept (Credit: Liquid Robotics, a Boeing company)

Digital Ocean

Covering 70 percent of the Earth's surface and extending to a maximum depth of about 11,000 metres (36,000 ft), the ocean remains largely unexplored...
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Shoulder Fired Arms – Requirement and Technologies

Shoulder fired weapons are not only the mainstay of the infantryman but also a vital complement for other combat and support personnel. Shoulder fired weapons...
PRC flag at PLA HQ

A Tale of Two Systems

The People’s Liberation Army is planning to emulate the US Department of Defence’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control concept. Towards the end of 2022 the...
Norm Wade, The Chinese Military

Chinese Whispers

An important new book sheds much-needed insight on the People’s Liberation Army’s manoeuvre force tactical communications posture. Armada is a fan of the books...
A Falcon Squadron 6x6 Fuchs TPz CBRN reconnaissance vehicle and crew on a training exercise in Jordan. (Crown Copyright)

CBRN Danger Persists

Despite the impact of COVID-19, there is still good reason for governments to affirm their commitment to new CBRN equipment and training. The long delayed...

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...

China Crisis

Two recent reports evaluate China’s electronic warfare capabilities and their implication for Asia-Pacific security. The US Department of Defence’s (DOD) annual report to Congress on...
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...

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