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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,...
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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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January Spectrum Sitrep

Armada’s monthly round-up of all the latest electronic warfare news in the product, programme and operational domains. Products Late November 2021 saw TCI International and Enterprise...
Laser Weapon System Demonstration

US Navy’s Demonstration of High Energy Weapon in Gulf of Aden Sends Message to...

On 14 December, the US Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) conducted a high-energy laser weapon demonstration in the Gulf of...
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Sighting Dynamics

Variable magnification and laser range finding are two factors that have greatly improved weapon sighting for modern riflemen. For much of history the primary focus...
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UAVs can enhance carrier airwing range and numbers to address A2/AD threats

Integrating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with manned aviation can increase an aircraft carrier’s operational range and strike aircraft numbers in an operating environment where...

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