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Thomas Withington

Thomas Withington
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Head editor, Defence commentator, journalist, military historian.
Inmarsat

Avoiding the Rocks and Hard Places

Like most military capabilities, Satellite Communications (SATCOM) can be expensive to develop, procure and operate. Fortunately, help is at hand from third-party commercial SATCOM...
F-16

Protection Racket

Fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft face a plethora of Surface-to-Air and Air-to-Air Missile (SAM/AAM) threats employing radar, infrared and laser guidance. Integrated Self-Protection Systems (ISPS)...
EL/M-2258

Big Surveillance for Small Platforms

The high performance found in naval surveillance radars equipping large surface combatant is migrating to smaller surface vessels of corvette and Offshore Patrol Vessel...

Stranger On The Shore

India has the eighteenth longest coastline in the world, according to the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Fact Book. Stretching for a total of 3779.7...
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Picture This

Integrated Air Defence Systems (IADS) are at the cornerstone of protecting a nation’s air space. The need to know what is going on in...

IMDEX Show News – Bel Tolls for Indian Navy Radio

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) expects to commence the installation of its SDR-NC multiband naval radio across the Indian Navy fleet from 2018. Speaking to asianmilitaryreview.com...

IMDEX Show News – From Alpha to Omega

Sources close to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Elta division have told asianmilitaryreview.com that the firm expects to complete sea trials of its EL/M-2258 Alpha...
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IMDEX Show News – Thales Showcase New Naval Wideband HF

Thales hopes to have the first example of its new HF XL High Frequency (HF: three megahertz/MHz to 30MHz) wideband communications capability in service...

Turning Down The Heat

Man-Portable Air Defence Systems, better known as MANPADS, are a continuing source of concern for operators of military and civilian aircraft alike. Fortunately, investments...
ESMs

The Signal and The Noise

The electromagnetic spectrum is a loud, chaotic place. Navies must use their Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment to listen carefully to tease out the signals...

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Survival Instinct

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