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Typhoon Captor E

Airborne AESA Fighter Radars

AESA radars are generally considered to be the most innovative and technologically-advanced type of tactical radar system and have become almost a necessity for...
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...
USAF WC-135W “Constant Phoenix” now deployed to Europe. (Eielson AFB)

War in Ukraine: USAF Deploys Aircraft to Sniff for Chemicals

United States President Joe Biden has continually asserted that NATO would not establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine. However, wary of possible damage to...
F-35 Training

Synthetic Training for Combat Air: Panacea or Pipedream?

While there seems to be a general agreement that more synthetic flying is a good thing (cost-effective, environmentally better, and broadly more inclusive), will...

December Spectrum Sitrep

Armada’s monthly round-up of all the latest electronic warfare news in the product, programme and operational domains. Products Leonardo and Elettronica signed an agreement to “strengthen...
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...
VR equipment.

Virtual Reality Trailed by RAF to Guide Increase In Ground Based Fast Jet Training

The UK’s Royal Air Force is trailing ways that it can improve synthetic fight training for fast jet pilots using virtual reality (VR). Ascent Flight...
The Raytheon Sentinel R1

RAF Sentinel R1 Takes Final Curtain Call

One of the Royal Air Force’s most effective Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft of recent times, the Raytheon Sentinel R1, was withdrawn from...
Air-Mission-Planning

Exclusive Interview with Squadron Leader Michael Burley, RAF released for Air Mission Planning and...

SMi Reports: Exclusive interview with RAF speaker released for the upcoming the Air Mission Planning and Support Virtual Conference SMi Group’s 12th Annual Air Mission...
ALARM-(Geoffrey-Lee-Royal-Air-Force)

When they sounded the ALARM

30 years ago, the RAF deployed its ALARM anti-radar missile. Armada reflects on this weapon and its legacy. British Aerospace’s Air-Launched Anti-Radar Missile, better known...

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