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British Army Counter-IED Training

UK Counter-IED Technology Advances

The United Kingdom’s Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) capabilities are being reinvigorated thanks to the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Project Crenic. It delivers new...
RAF Stories from the Future (Royal Air Force)

Fast Forward the Future

The Royal Air Force (RAF) describes it as “fictional intelligence, useful intelligence, a meld of narrative and nonfiction”. The world’s oldest air force should...

What Can Your Wingman Do for You?

The push to develop ‘loyal wingmen’ is widening but still leaves questions over how much complexity/capability they should have verses their attritability. Today’s congested and...
USAF RC-135W, callsign HOMER, track.

Conflict in Ukraine: Analysis of Three Factors in the First Stage

An analysis of how Russia’s invasion was monitored by NATO, together with reflections on two key elements of the fight so far - the...
RAF Typhoons deployed on Op Biloxi, the United Kingdom's contribution to NATO's Southern Air Policing, at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania, May 2021.

Operating at the Speed of Relevance

Air Marshal Sir Gerry Mayhew, the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Deputy Commander for Operations (DCOM Ops) talked to Armada International during a busy tour...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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