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Dr. Thomas Withington

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Defence commentator, journalist, military historian.
Portable ELORAN systems like this containerised equipment produced by Hellen Systems provides PNT coverage in areas where ELORAN services are unavailable or where GNSS PNT information is being disrupted.

Where do you think you are?

Satellite navigation jamming is a growing concern in the Asia-Pacific. Fortunately, there are steps nations can take to mitigating this menace. A satellite navigation signal...
This image of one of the NEWS subvariants was also shared on social media. This type is towing what appears to be a folded, tall SIGINT collection antenna. (Twitter)

Japan Networks News

Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Force is overhauling its electronic warfare posture, both in force weight and capabilities. Reflecting ever-present tensions in East Asia, Japan’s Ministry of...
Hunter class (BAE Systems)

Protecting the Hunters

The Royal Australian Navy is forging ahead with its acquisition of new frigates. What electronic warfare capabilities might protect these new ships? The Royal Australian...
Cell-Phone-Tower

Huawei’s Perceived Threat Explained

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue - The UK has banished Huawei from its telecommunications networks. Was this the result of US pressure, or...
SIGINT

Japan’s SIGINT Challenge

While Japan has long been involved in the electronic warfare domain, the country’s navy needs to enhance its strategic EW capabilities. Japan is an Electronic...
HF-Radio

HF Radio: Still Valid After 100 Years

Discovered almost one century ago, High Frequency (HF) radio has never lost its appeal thanks to its ability to move traffic across long distances,...
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AI Cuts the Clutter

Artificial Intelligence is helping to assist the collection and analysis of SIGINT on and off the battlefield in an increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum. The term...
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Mumble in the Jungle

Rainforests and tactical radios don’t get on. Fortunately, help is at hand in ensuring armies can communicate more easily in thick vegetation. Jungle radio communication “Jungle...
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Scanning for Trouble

Ground Surveillance Radars (GSRs) help safeguard border lines, military and civilian installations and infrastructure. With local security challenges in mind, several GSR vendors are...
Growler

The Need for SEAD

The United States and her allies in Asia-Pacific face an Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2AD) threat from two significant actors in the region; the People’s Republic...

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