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Name of the Roses

Russia’s “joint” S-300 air defense system turned out to be nothing of the sort.
In the late 1960s, the highest authorities in the Soviet Union (read: the Politburo of the Communist Party) were concerned about the growing costs of armaments development programs. At that time, the Soviet Union undertook tremendous efforts to field a broad range of new weapons types, including new air...
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Metric Radars Win Reprieve in Hungary

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Decades ago, western defense industry contractors and armed forces downplayed the usefulness of meter-wavelength radars of Soviet/Russian origin, but they are still going strong in several countries around the globe. Although a member of NATO for nearly seven years now, Hungary not only still operates such radars, but also...
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Literature Showcase

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Capability Brochure This eight-panel folding brochure highlights the products and capabilities of the American Microwave family of companies. Products include solid-state switches, attenuators, DLVAs, phase shifters, amplifiers, filters, switched filter banks and integrated assemblies. Machine shop and clean room facilities are also detailed. Handy pocket panel houses the latest...
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Internet Technology Improves Air Combat Capabilities

An Electronic System Center (ESC) capability, demonstrated in a “proof-of-concept” flight at Eglin AFB, FL, could translate into more effective information-sharing and better overall situation awareness. Flexible Access Secure Transfer, or FAST, is a technology concept managed by ESC’s Global Information Grid Systems Group, which delivers critical near-term operational...
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CORDA Centres on Maritime Research

A programme that could be instrumental in shaping military thinking over the next 20 years will be overseen by the Centre for Operational Research & Defence Analysis (CORDA). The wholly-owned subsidiary of BAE Systems has been awarded the enabling contract by the UK MoD Research Acquisition Organisation to lead...
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