Tag C4ISTAR

Underwater Pit Stops

Autonomous underwater vehicles and surface vessels are currently the subject of a great deal of research effort. It is widely predicted that future anti-submarine operations will include surface and sub-surface unmanned systems, some deployed from submarines, some from surface ships. In…

JSTARS and the P8 Poseidon

Just as the USAF may be accepting that their JSTARS replacement might look a lot like the RAF’s Sentinel, the mood music seems to be indicating that the Sentinel can be sacrificed on the altar of getting the JSTAR’s size…

Royal Navy CROWSNEST Decision

In what I think is the first post-election major project announcement the MoD have today confirmed that an updated Thales Cerberus system has been selected for the CROWSNEST requirement that will deliver an airborne surveillance system to protect the Queen Elizabeth…

The Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS)

In a post from March this year I asked ‘What to do about the rise of the quadcopter‘, discussing the potential security challenges posed by the cheap and widely available multi-rotor unmanned aircraft. Unbeknownst to me, a trio of British companies…

Roll on Roll Off Gunship

Cast your mind back a few months and we discussed the potential for using transport aircraft as gunships, combat ISTAR, electronic warfare and even maritime patrol by  using roll on roll off palletised and pylon mounted equipment. A couple of…

A Ground Based ARTISAN

The BAE/ROKE ARTISAN (Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation) Radar is now in service with the Royal Navy, designated the Type 997. [tabs] [tab title=”ARTISAN 3D”] [/tab] [tab title=”ARTISAN Video”] [/tab] [/tabs] It is an advanced medium range…

The USB Type C

Connecting bits of military display and communications equipment presents all sorts of challenges from electromagnetic control to temperature tolerance and ruggedness. Even the ability to plug and unplug with gloved hands is vitally important. So a wide range of connectors…