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Arabian Sea Naval Patrols Increase Narcotics Seizures

Multinational naval forces operating in and around the Gulf are increasing seizures of narcotics, notably in the Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea. The...
The US Navy’s USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier .

US Carrier Group Under NATO Command; Only Second Time Since Cold War

The US Navy’s (USN) USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier and its strike group have been placed under NATO command for the second time...
The US Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) C2 system from Northrop Grumman will use cloud computing and new communications protocols. (Northrop Grumman)

Speaking across the Divide

While JADC2 heralds a paradigm shift in how the US armed forces and allied services share information, its implementation faces distinct challenges.  On paper, the...
The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (foreground) and the French Navy carrier FS Charles de Gaulle sail together in the Mediterranean Sea in March 2022. Recently, NATO has had a collective carrier presence of up to five ships at sea. (US Navy)

NATO’s Carrier Groups Demonstrate Collective Deterrence

NATO is enhancing its immediate and longer-term maritime presence to build deterrence now and into the future, a senior alliance official told a recent...
Hybrid propulsion is installed on a wide number of European frigates, including the FREMM. (Naval Group)

(R)evolutions in Naval Propulsion – It’s Electrifying!

Changing the type of propulsion used by warships to ones more environmentally friendly pose difficult challenges, especially if power hungry weapons/systems are to be...
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...
Northrop Grumman selected by U.S. Navy for sustainment and modernization of E-6B Mercury aircraft. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. (U.S. Air Force)

Northrop Grumman Selected by US Navy for Sustainment and Modernization of E-6B Mercury Aircraft

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced it was recently awarded the Integrated Modification and Maintenance Contract for the U.S. Navy’s E-6B Mercury platform, a derivative of...

March Spectrum SitRep

Armada’s monthly round-up of all the latest electronic warfare news in the product, programme and operational domains. Products In late January, Concurrent Technologies unveiled its new...
NATO ships and submarines participating in the alliance’s ‘Dynamic Manta’ anti-submarine warfare exercise sail in formation during a ‘photo exercise’ (PHOTEX). (NATO Maritime Command)

NATO’s Dynamic Manta ASW exercise gets underway in the Mediterranean

NATO’s Mediterranean-based anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise Dynamic Manta is underway off the coast of Sicily, Italy. The two-week exercise, which began on 21 February,...
Tempest fighter

Tomorrow’s Fighters

There are a number of prospective ‘Next Generation’ fighter projects taking shape around the world, although not all will be truly revolutionary. A new generation...

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