Tag C4ISTAR

RAF Sentinel Quick Look

ASTOR System Links

With the announcement of a single RAF Sentinel R Mk 1 (Number 5 (Army Cooperation) Squad­ron) being deployed to support the French operation in Mali I thought a quick look at what it is would useful. [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;] The Sentinel…

Parasitic Communications

Skynet 5a Satellite Communications

One of the challenges of operating in built up areas is communications, urban canyons make conventional HF communications difficult and satellite communications even more difficult. It is a very broad brush statement but the lower frequency the greater the range…

IOS, Android or 5.56mm

To what degree are open source portable devices outstripping the capabilities of dedicated military portable electronics? We are already seeing Android and Apple IOS devices being used for training or mission support roles, how long before they start seeing action…