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issue No 10,
ULY 2018
 
  Published by Dar Assayad Arab Defence Journal
Highlights   المعلوماتية العسكرية تكنولوجيا الدفاع حول العالم العالم العربي تحديث السلاح الافتتاحية رسالة الناشر
Highlights
AEROSPACE SHOWCASE
Every two years the aerospace and defence sector comes together at the Farnborough International air show in the UK with exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. This show includes representative companies from the complete industry supply chain, extending into design and technology showcase organisations, and with products ranging from small business aircraft and regional jets, to wide-body jetliners and military aircraft, missiles and systems. In recent years the huge airline orders placed during the show trade days has tended to dominate media coverage at Farnborough, but with around 12,000 large civil aircraft now in the sales backlog, awaiting construction and delivery, there is little all-new civil aircraft programme news, and attention has moved towards new developments in engine technology and the future sustainment of military aircraft programmes.
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TACTICAL CYBER
Seeking to integrate cyber capabilities down to the lowest tactical level across contemporary and future operating environments, global armed forces continue to closely monitor ongoing and market leading activities of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
Paying particular attention to the development of concepts of operations (CONOPS), tactics, techniques and procedures associated with so-called "tactical cyber" capabilities, is the international special operations forces (ISOF) community which gathered at the home of USSOCOM in Tampa, Florida between 21st and 24th May 2018.
Commanders from across the ISOF community heard from USSOCOM"s Commanding General, Tony Thomas, who described his emerging vision of the "Hyper Enabled Operator" (HEO) which would be centered around the proliferation of "tactically relevant" personnel via a series of "SOF-specific space and cyber programmes".
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Targeting Pods for Fighter Aircraft
Precision guided munitions have transformed aerial warfare, allowing combat aircraft to hit multiple targets with pin point accuracy, day or night. The keys to effective employment of precision guided munitions are targeting pods to locate targets and direct weapons onto them.
The first generation of target pods appeared in the late 1970s to direct early laser guided bombs. They consisted of a television camera and a laser designator to mark targets for bombs fitted with early models of laser seekers. After being used successfully in the Vietnam War, these early targeting pods underwent rapid modification and evolution.
Today"s targeting pods contain far more advanced and capable laser designators but they also incorporate several other important features. They have high definition electro-optical thermal imaging cameras to enable operators to find and identify targets, during day or night. Advanced computers are fitted to allow pilots to almost instantly downloaded target co-ordinates into Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) guided munitions. Onboard datalinks also allow video imagery from the targeting pod to shared with other aircraft or forward air controllers on the ground.
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HIGHLIGHTS
AEROSPACE SHOWCASE
Every two years the aerospace and defence sector comes together at the Farnborough International air show in the UK with exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. This show includes representative companies from the ...
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