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The Leading Programmes
Frigates and corvettes have always been the combatant backbone of navies around the world. Recent budget reductions and the changing world security scenario have called for more flexible, smaller and less expensive platforms. However, high-intensity operations still require sophisticated ... more

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Target Markets for Armed Whirly Birds
Saddam Hussein had tanks, but today’s bad guys are mostly VNSAs (violent non-state actors) with four-wheel drives and ‘technicals’ – improvised fighting vehicles. Either way, today’s good guys need armed helicopters for today’s asymmetric conflicts. Roy Braybrook Dedicated attack ... more

Enduring Freedom

Aerostats As Comms Relays
With an operational history stretching back to the American Civil War, tethered lighter-than-air balloons constitute the most venerable class of air vehicles in service. Requirements stemming from modern counter-insurgency warfare and border security concerns have made such aerostats more ... more

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Drones
The Post-Afghanistan Era Attitudes towards drones are changing with the withdrawal from Afghanistan and with a general switch of attentions to the Asia-Pacific region. The ... more

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Special Ops
Land Mobility: Special forces used to be called upon to operate behind enemy lines. In today’s scenario they are still required to move stealthily, although the term “enemy ... more

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Light Armoured Vehicles
“Lights” on a Turning Point With the mission in Afghanistan wrapping up and total uncertainty on what allied ground forces will find in their next mission (or missions), ... more

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AUSA 2013
Held in the American capital at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre between 21 and 23 October, AUSA 2013 managed to escape the governmental shutdown by only a few days. The authorisation signed in early September by the Army Secretary to allow service personnel to take part in the event ... more

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SPECIAL MISSION AIRCRAFT
The best way to respond to some mission needs is to add sensors, work stations, extra communications equipment, defensive aids (and even armour and armament) to existing utility or transport aircraft. This can provide a relatively low-cost, well-proven platform that minimises the time and funds ... more

Harbour protection

The Hunt for Harbour Intruders
In the wake of the attack on the US Navy’s Cole DDG-51 type destroyer in October 2000 and on the French-registered tanker Limburg two years later, military, homeland and private security customers started to look at ways of countering the threats posed by underwater terrorists or divers ... more

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