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Night Vision

VISION THING   When night vision technology was novel, the big distinction was between forces that had some, and knew how to use it, and those that did not. Now, those forces that provide the best equipment to the most troops are more likely to own the night and even small increments in sensor performance […]

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Corvette and OPV

KEEPING THE COAST CLEAR   While a few Asia-Pacific navies have ambitions to shield all their maritime lines of communications, most focus upon the protection of their coast lines and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) which extend some 200 nautical miles (370 kilometres) from the shore.   EEZs ensure the livelihoods of a nation’s fishermen, because […]

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5) RNZAF T-6C

Trainer Aircraft

NEW RULES FOR FLIGHT SCHOOLS   While the United States and Western Europe’s military focus fluctuates between the Middle East conflicts and Russia’s involvement in the Ukrainian civil war, tensions and territorial disputes remain unresolved in the Asia-Pacific region where military spending is on the increase.   Many countries are committing to the acquisition of […]

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EXOCET AM39

Naval Electronic Warfare

Ether Madness   A grey overcast ocean can seem like a particularly solitary place with no other sign of human activity in the vast emptiness. Yet while such emptiness may be palpable, the air may be resonating with thousands upon thousands of pulses from ship and aircraft radars beyond the horizon.     Naval Electronic […]

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HMA Ships SUCCESS and PIRIE Asia-Pacific deployment

AMR Naval Directory 2014

A confluence of factors is fuelling an expansion of surface and submarines forces in the Asia-Pacific. One motivating factor is China, whose maritime claims and naval modernisation efforts are driving regional neighbours to buy new weapons systems and platforms, and upgrade old ones.   Prepared by Marty Kauchak At the same time, many of these […]

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Nobody On Board

The Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) market in the Asia-Pacific is well developed, with a number of armed forces operating sizeable fleets in support of military operations. This article will discuss several TUAV programmes ongoing around the region. by Claire Apthorp   While true Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) UAVs remain beyond the reach and requirements of […]

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Enduring Freedom

Yoda-Like Perception

Dark and shadowy is the habitat of the Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) gathering aircraft. Able to ‘hoover up’ information regarding potentially hostile radar and communications transmissions, the detailed activities of these platforms are rarely discussed by the air forces who operate them. by Thomas Withington   ELINT aircraft essentially have two basic functions within the Electronic […]

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PULSE: Radar, Electronic Warfare & Tactical Radio

Radar: Hot on the heels of its Eurofighter Typhoon Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) rival, the Saab JAS-39 Gripen-NG MRCA will soon receive a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. As reported in the September 2014 edition of Pulse, it was announced at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom that the Typhoon […]

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