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B-52

B-52s in Tindal … motivations and risks

Unpacking the motivations and benefits of basing USAF B-52s in RAAF Base Tindal. In late October, it was revealed that the United States will build...
Italian MQ-9

A Gathering of Reapers

The MQ-9 Reaper has become a ‘must have’ capability among Europe’s armed forces looking for a weapon capable UAV. The conflict in Ukraine has spurred...

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...
USAF and US Navy HIJENKS

Closing the Zap Gap – Microwave Weapons Research Moves Forward

US microwave weapon efforts are advancing via the HIJENKS programme which could yield a powerful weapon for use against hostile electronics. Reports in early July...
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...
T-7A Red Hawk Aircraft

Roll-Out of EMD-phase T-7A Red Hawk Aircraft

During a roll-out ceremony on Thursday, April 28, the first T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer test aircraft built under the Engineering and Manufacturing Development...

April Spectrum SitRep

Armada’s monthly round-up of all the latest electronic warfare news in the product, programme and operational domains. Products Northeast Information Discovery has launched its EMSO Master...
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...

Electronic Warfare Podcast 16: Where Eagles Dare

Author and historian Mike Guardia joins us to discuss his latest book Skybreak looking at the career of the US Air Force’s F-15Cs during...

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