Directed Energy Weapons: Less-Lethal Laser Weapons

Under directed energy weapons, so far we have covered particle beam weapons and high-power microwaves. Let us now take a look at some less-lethal laser weapons. Directed energy laser systems are generally...

Part 1 of 5: American Carrier Strike Groups: An Electronic Perspective

An aircraft carrier is a moving airbase that can house approximately hundred combat aircraft. Being a ship, it can also sail to its war theatre quickly. By remaining in international waters,...

A Guide To Model Rocketry

Model rocketry is an interesting hobby. To have a safe and predictable flight, rocketeers must have keen interest and some experience in the field. Lack of insight into the underlying technology...

Precision-Guided Munitions: Guidance Techniques (Part 1 of 4)

Precision has always been one of the five most important attributes of a weapon, with operational range, striking power, volume of fire and portability being the other four. The state-of-the-art precision-guided...

Falsifying Galileo Satellite Signals will Become More Difficult

The European Union activated its Galileo satellite navigation system in December 2016. The EU is dedicated to setting this system apart from other navigation systems such as GPS – the US...

Demystifying Best ADC Reference Designs

Analog-to-digital converters are virtually everywhere, where there is a need to convert an analog signal to digital. Since most real world signals are analog, ADCs are important electronic components which help us...

Should LAWs Be Outlawed: What Autonomous Weapons Are Up To

EDI, a fighter jet based on F/A-37 Talon, is a fictional lethal autonomous weapon (LAW) designed to carry out airborne attacks on enemies and come back home in time for dinner...

A Sunrise Peppered With Drones

When I started work on this story at the close of 2015, the USA’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was voicing serious concerns about the number of drones expected to be bought...

Opportunities Galore in Defence Sector to Accelerate Pace of “Make in India Campaign”

The 7th Strategic Electronics Summit 2016 got underway today with record participation at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Minister for Defence, Government of India was the chief...

American Carrier Strike Groups: An Electronic Perspective (Part 3 of 5)

The first two parts of this article, covered air defence warfare in great detail. In this part we discuss electronic warfare (EW), under-sea warfare, surface warfare and strike warfare. Electronic warfare EW is...

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