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Battlefield Potential of Laser Communications

Free-Space Optical (FSO) Wireless, or laser communications, has been in use in the commercial sector for years. It’s potential on the battlefield, though yet to be fully exploited, is now being taken evermore seriously. Imagine a means of line-of-sight communications that is totally secure, cannot be intercepted, eavesdropped, or disrupted by EW and jamming. Well, […]

Thales BLUESCAN at Euronaval 2020

During Euronaval 2020, Thales presented the BLUESCAN acoustic data management suite dedicated to Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), designed to be installed onboard naval vessels. This technology allows for the merging of multiple sonar signals into a recognised acoustic picture of the area of operations. It provides operators with an acoustic situational awareness that facilitates quick and […]

Dencrypt – Hans Hasselby-Andersen, CEO

Eavesdropping on smartphones and the hacking of messages and files is easier and more widespread than most companies think. Smartphone security is still an overlooked area in many businesses. Often, companies only recognise the need to secure their phones after a data breach has been discovered, that is, if the breach is discovered at all. […]

Features of Modern Military Logistic Trucks

In modern combat, often characterised by operations covering extensive areas, it is logistics – based on efficient trucks – that is one of the guarantees of successful action. Military trucks are benefiting from the ongoing development of civilian trucks, but they also require special features. Reliability, high transport performance, tactical mobility and, last but not […]

CAMCOPTER® S-100 for Finland

Jack Richardson  The Finnish Border Guard will operate the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes under an offer by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), which will also extend to Estonia and Sweden. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 will support the Finnish authorities in carrying out Coast Guard functions including: search and rescue monitoring and surveillance ship and […]

Keeping Focussed: The French Air Force

Alan Warnes In recent years, the French Air Force (FAF – Armée de l’Air), arguably the most operational of any air arm in Europe, has seen its resources stretched. FAF assets are based all over the world these days in combat. In November 2018, the French Air Force Chief of Staff, General Philippe Lavigne, announced […]

The French Army: Procurement Trends and Future Prospects

David Saw Unnoticed by many and often uncredited, the French Army is in the midst of a major effort to enhance its operational capabilities through the acquisition of new equipment. In parallel with this it is working to upgrade the capabilities of its existing equipment, as well as investing in spare parts and maintenance to […]

New Mortars for the Danish Army

When fighting a peer or near-peer adversary, there is always an imminent threat of counter fire in response to your mortars or artillery engagement. Radars and drones in all variants have proven to be effective assets in providing target information. To defend the counter-fire threat, the Danish Army will have to change the way we […]

Water Purification

The logistical need for water in modern conflicts is enormous. Various military operations in dry climate zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan require extensive water supplies. Napoleon famously, if apocryphally, wrote that an army travels on its stomach. However, an army might even fight for a day or three without any food. But an army […]

Will 3-D Printing Revolutionise The Industry?

Although we are not yet living in the futuristic world many 20th-century science-fiction writers predicted, many recent technological advances were inspired by the stuff of fantasies. Inventions such as GPS, Bluetooth headsets, tablet computers, automatic doors, big screen displays, real-time universal translators and teleconferencing among others all owe their genesis to Star Trek. Among the […]

Arctic Tests Of The BRONCO 3 Completed

Currently, ST Engineering Land Systems is finalising the development of the BRONCO 3 vehicle. For the end of a test campaign lasting several weeks, ST Engineering invited interested parties from Europe, America and Asia, as well as international specialised journalists, to Ivalo/Finland – 300 km north of the Arctic Circle – to present and demonstrate […]

Digitisation Of Land Forces: The Military Embraces 4IR

The integration of communications and information is driving a worldwide transition that is being termed the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Armed forces and security organisations around the globe are embracing this transformation, by fielding digital communications networks and interconnected systems of systems, empowered by information services. The capabilities they deliver empower military forces, enabling smaller forces […]

Active And Reactive Vehicle Protection Systems

As anti-armour weapons have become more powerful, armies have reacted by increasing the thickness and resilience of vehicle armour. Modern ammunition, however, destroys even the strongest armour, forcing armies to develop reactive and active protection systems. The advent of potent shaped-charge warheads and kinetic-energy penetrators (KEPs) capable of defeating very thick armour forced armed forces […]

Arming The Attack Helicopter

Developed and fielded as a result of early US combat experience in Vietnam, the attack helicopter has become a vital tool on the modern battlefield, hunting down and engaging enemy vehicles or even personnel. Its armament can be a mixture of custom-designed weapons, or existing weapons that have been adapted for the airborne role. These […]

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