Tag C4ISTAR

RFA Cardigan Bay and Scan Eagle RPAS

A handful of images from RFA Cardigan Bay in the Middle East and the Scan Eagle Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) [tabs] [tab title=”Image 1″] [/tab] [tab title=”Image 2″] [/tab] [tab title=”Image 3″] [/tab] [tab title=”Image 4″] [/tab] [tab title=”Image…

The BPG and HEVC Image and video Formats

In a world of constrained bandwidth links and a voracious demand for imagery and video the BPG graphic format is an important step forward. BPG stands for Better Portable Graphics and is based on the open source HEVC video compression…

King Air 350 Saddle Tanks

Its the little things that can sometimes deliver extra capability for not a lot of money. The US company Cen-Tex Aerospace has just had their King Air 350 saddle tanks certified that provide the aircraft with an additional 190 gallons…

Roll on Roll Off in the Sky

In our many conversations about utilising one airframe or the other to cover a broader mission set the subject of roll on roll off systems has often been raised. There are many possibilities but the ones we have discussed most…

Pocket Gunships

AC-235 Light Gunship

The Jordanian Airbus/ATK/KADBB C295 gunship is a fascinating study in delivering effects for a modest outlay. Jordan has effective armed forces and a growing defence industry, especially the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB), but these two developments…

Watchkeeper Deploys to Afghanistan

News from the MoD How cool is that container! The Army’s next generation of Unmanned Air System (UAS) – Watchkeeper – is now fully operational in Afghanistan. This new capability is providing force protection for British troops as they prepare…