Tag Air Defence

Securing the Skies

To coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the RAF have released a an interesting brochure that compares and contrasts the defence of British airspace then and now; the raison d’être of any Air Force is to…

Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound)

Whilst the S-300 and S-400 get most of the headlines the KBP Instrument Design Bureau manufactured Pantsir-S1 air defence system is equally effective. It is a self-propelled short to medium range air defence system that combines guns and missiles on…

Ground Based Air Defence

An interesting tender release notice sees further details being revealed for UK Ground Based Air Defence Command, Control, Communication and Computer systems. The requirement is to deliver a Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) capability along with an initial support solution for…

Thales RAPIDFire

With the proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles there is an obvious demand for a system that can shoot them down without using quarter of a million pound missiles. Recognising this, Thales have developed the RAPIDFire, using the 40mm CTA cannon…