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Dr. Thomas Withington

Dr. Thomas Withington
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Defence commentator, journalist, military historian.
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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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Unpicking the Electromagnetic Tapestry

Dr. Thomas Withington - The Latin phrase ‘scientia potentia est' (knowledge is power) encompasses the naval need to classify and process electromagnetic signatures in an area...
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RAP-pers Delight

Developing and operating an Integration Air Defence System (IADS) system is a fiendishly complex exercise. Such systems have two key functions; to help safeguard...
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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...
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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)...
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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...

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