Achieving Milestone- First Thales A400M full flight simulator ready

Recently, the first A400M Full Flight Simulator (FFS) designed and built by Thales for Airbus Military received European Aviation Safety Agency’s qualification for training. This qualification is a key enabling milestone that allows Airbus Military to start to train A400M flight crews for their complex missions in a safe environment. The Full Flight Simulator utilizes […]

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Accurate navigation-Raytheon unveils Excalibur with dual-mode guidance

Raytheon Company has initiated an internally funded program to enhance its combat-proven 155mm Excalibur GPS-guided projectile with a new guidance and navigation unit (GNU) with a semi-active laser (SAL) end-game targeting capability. Addition of the SAL seeker will allow the munition to attack moving targets, attack targets that have re-positioned after firing, or change the […]

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Reconnaissance Asset- Royal Navy’s ScanEagle to be deployed soon

The Royal Navy is deploying multimillion pound unmanned surveillance crafts to scout out missions and gather intelligence. UK warships are to benefit from an unmanned ‘eye in the sky’ as part of a new multimillion-pound contract. The unarmed ScanEagle aircraft is to be used by the Royal Navy and will launch from the back of […]

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Changing Dimensions- Electronic warfare and use of countermeasures

Electronic warfare has long been the fastest changing and the most quickly redundant entity in warfare. That remains constant to this day and the new kink is that even the most ordinary mobile telephone could become a source of jamming and disruption. This makes all emissions suspect and given the plethora of mobile phones the […]

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Limited Access- Secure Military Communication Networks

A Network Centric Warfare system and a system of protecting it from electronic penetration and disruption are separate but concomitant requirements. Even though the Indian Army’s Network Centricity is as yet incomplete the method of protecting it through electronic counter measures is well in place in all the three Services. The Army has the Samyukta, […]

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Boosting Performance- The US Army advances standardized tactical computer

In combat and tactical vehicles, soldiers can access communications systems that display a complete picture of the battlefield. However, these high-tech situational awareness features are viewed through different computer systems, over separate monitors and with little room to spare. Now the US Army is looking to replace that “swivel chair” approach to situational awareness by […]

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