Air Warfare: emerging threats, critical care, US Army Aviation and more
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What's inside this edition:
As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on human lives and the global economy, the defence industry continues to contribute to battling the crisis.
As the aerial battlespace evolves, platforms and networks face the prospect of a fresh threat spectrum that goes beyond traditional kinetic weapons and EW effectors.
The ways in which attack helicopters and their associated weapons management systems play a role in contested environments has become a highly topical issue. Shephard looks at all sides of the argument.
Other features include:
As a long-term proponent of dissimilar air combat training, the US military is looking to enhance both its organic capability and increase the scope of contracted services.
As the contemporary operating environment demands more of SOF, special operations aircraft look set to continue to be heavily relied upon to support air, ground and maritime missions with an ever-increasing range of capabilities.
The challenge for future airborne communications lies in ensuring network robustness while maintaining the capability to cater for the broadest variety of platforms, devices and protocols.
The US Army’s FVL programme promises new helicopters with increased speed and range, but as budgets tighten, will these aircraft deliver much-needed capability or fall victim to age-old and future threats?
Evolving from stovepiped ISR assets to network-enabled multi-capability platforms, TUAVs have come a long way since their inception, and future developments could see a further significant shift in their application.
GOOD AT NETWORKING
Managing an air battle is far from simple, especially when enemy forces are disrupting C2 by jamming radio communications.
Hensoldt announced on 28 May that it had secured a contract with the German Air Force to equip its fleet of 90 Tornado fighter aircraft ...
The Brazilian Army Assessment Centre (CAEx) has received components of the ASTROS tracking radar pedestal and antenna which will be integrated into the Transportable Flight ...
Indra has been selected to modernise the IFF systems used by Spanish Army air surveillance squadrons (EVA) in order to adapt them to the latest ...
Australia’s MoD confirmed on 27 May that Chemring Australia had recently secured a $US107.5 million contract for the production and delivery of countermeasure flares for ...
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Curtiss-Wright to provide complete Data Acquisition System (DAS) solutions to its new fifth-generation fighter aircraft. The new aircraft is ...
US Africa Command (USAFRICOM) reported on 26 May that it believes Russian MiG-29 aircraft have been deployed to Libya in order to support private military ...