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Articles from Armada International (August 1, 2007)

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Airborne Laser compensation. 149
B-2 to get 30,000 pounders. 115
Better than bombs: unpowered guided bombs now dominate the drop-count, but there are better ways to attack low-value ground targets and those protected by modern air defences. There are also better armaments for drones and helicopters. Braybrook, Roy 1902
Big deals in short. 292
Bushmaster fires in the desert. 99
Carrier ops. Hooton, E.R. 2451
Corvette cutting edge gets sharper: the corvette has not just replaced the fast attack craft, which dominated the export market some 20 or 30 years ago, but it continues to evolve into a multi-role platform, which further enhances its value. The weapon systems associated with corvettes are a yardstick for marking the importance of these ships. Hooton, E.R. 2544
Denel. 109
Fres at heart of Dsei? 213
Howitzers on wheels: the post decade has seen the development of several truck-mounted self-propelled artillery systems intended to combine firepower and mobility while keeping costs down. The choice of systems is now widening to meet very differing requirements. Kemp, Ian; Biass, Eric H. 2896
Kitting up the advanced crew. Keggler, Johnny 2856
Land convoy protection. Braybrook, Roy; Kemp, Ian 3074
Lightweight, but heavy oomph: combat experience in Afghanistan, Iraq and other asymmetric conflicts is influencing the development of compact light machine guns that can dominate the 'mid-range battlespace'. Kemp, Ian 2051
Nobody onboard: while manned aircraft, helicopters and medium-to-large unmanned air vehicles can provide information on enemy activities in large open areas they are of lesser use to detect activities within the streets of a city. Best is to be able to fly within the streets. 2748
RPG zappers: although the Soviet Union fitted the Drozd hard-kill active protection system to its tanks in the early 1980s (see Armada 4/2005) it is the post-Cold War emphasis on lighter armoured fighting vehicles for rapid strategic deployment, and the asymmetrical characterisation of conflicts that has given new impetus to the development of active protection systems. Kemp, Ian 3402
Shoulder launch: more than ever, light, shoulder-launched weapons are proving their worth in built-up areas. However, a number of them are being optimized to enable the soldier on foot to deal with constructions rather than armour. They now include wall breakers, door smashers and high-pressure generators. 2333
Survivability: in a built-up area, the simplest rocket-launched grenade can suddenly turn itself into an effective top-attack weapon if fired from the roof or the terrace of a building. With the generalisation of conflicts in built-up areas, even the most modern tank has to be adapted the new 'laws' imposed by this environment. 2283
The Illustrious Osprey perch. 132
The wider the band the quicker the pace: defence industry engineers and architects piecing together new puzzles of combat networks enjoy ne'er a moments' rest, as the ever-growing demand for more battlefield bandwidth keeps them up nights squeezing their information packets ever tighter, designing lighter and smaller equipment and creating broader information tunnels to transfer more at a faster rate. Keggler, Johnny 2097
They keep flying in: one could have expected that the development of new drones and their related systems and payloads would have reached a point at which their manufacturers or users would turn towards upgrades, but the truth is that new models keep turning up at an amazing rate. Biass, Eric H. 1173
Those Bradleys are an expensive bunch. 154
Typhoons over British isles. 164
Urbe et bellum. Biass, Eric H.; Kemp, Ian 3386
When 'tight' won't suffice. 530

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