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Aug 17
 
  Published by Dar Assayad Arab Defence Journal
Highlights   المعلوماتية العسكرية تكنولوجيا الدفاع حول العالم العالم العربي تحديث السلاح الافتتاحية رسالة الناشر
Highlights
Manportable Surface-to-Air Missiles
Protecting frontline infantry forces from surprise attack or so-called pop-up threats from low-flying fixed-wing aircraft, attack helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is an ideal task for manportable air-defence systems (MANPADS).
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NAVAL AVIATION & POWER PROJECTION
There was a time when naval aviation was limited to just a few nations, but in the 21st Century it is an essential part of most of the world"s military force structures. At the high end of naval air capability are the largest fleet aircraft carriers, and their fixed wing and rotary wing air groups, and then there are smaller carriers and assault ships used as helicopter platforms, and some with VSTOL Harriers as well. Then there are destroyers, frigates and patrol ships equipped with anti-submarine or general purpose helicopters. Increasingly there are also small Unmanned Air Vehicles carried aboard warships which can be used for extending the range of surveillance assets as an alternative to using a helicopter. But not all naval air power is based on warships or auxiliary vessels. Many nations allocate long-range maritime air operations and coastal patrols to land-based fixed wing naval aircraft. These have traditionally been large jet or turboprop platforms, with large numbers of specialist crews aboard to monitor and operate the on-board search, identification and tracking sensors, which include air-surface radar and electro-optical video cameras and infrared sensors. For submarine searches magnetic anomaly detectors can be carried in the tail position with sonabuoy launch tubes in the fuselage and other listening devices being able to be deployed. Search radars can detect the smallest surface contacts, even in severe weather, and this can include submarine periscopes or victims in the water during a search-and-rescue mission. Most long range maritime patrol aircraft also carry fuselage or wing-mounted pylons for weapons, such as torpedoes or air-to-surface missiles, and emergency stores or life-rafts for victims of an at-sea emergency. Some military transport aircraft with rear loading doors are used for maritime patrol and search-and-rescue missions, where large payloads of survival equipment can be dropped from the air. Today"s armed forces often operate with much inter-service cooperation, and also in partnership with allies or coalition partners, and naval aviation is no exception. In all recent joint operations in the Middle East, from the Mediterranean to Afghanistan, naval combat aircraft and helicopters have worked closely with other navies, air forces and army aviation units.
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HIGHLIGHTS
Manportable Surface-to-Air Missiles
Protecting frontline infantry forces from surprise attack or so-called pop-up threats from low-flying fixed-wing aircraft, attack helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is an ideal task for manportable air-defence ...
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