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  • Mind the gap: UK aircraft carrier operations

    The United Kingdom is poised to become a major carrier navy, with the first operational deployment looming for HMS Queen Elizabeth. Dr Lee Willett examines how the Royal Navy might tackle tasks at home when a UK carrier task group deploys – especially with risks increasing around UK waters
  • Coming ashore: unmanned systems lead the way in amphibious operations

    Marines coming ashore rely on unmanned systems to provide situational awareness that lets them know if surf zones and beaches are free of obstacles, mines, and potential adversaries. Michael Fabey, Geoff Fein, and Pat Host examine the use and development of unmanned systems in amphibious operations
  • King of the sea: The United Kingdom aims to bolster its maritime air power

    The United Kingdom is poised to take delivery next year of its first Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to fill a major gap in its capability to hunt for submarines and monitor naval activity around the country’s shores. Tim Ripley reports on the UK effort to regenerate its shore-based air power
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  • Farnborough 2018: Leonardo launches SPIDER COMINT system

    Leonardo unveiled its new Spider airborne communications intelligence (COMINT) system at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show. SPIDER has been developed in the UK and operates in the 20 MHz to 6 GHz band, is designed to “detect, identify, analyse and geolocate” emissions. Jan Boyes, head of

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