Small Satellites: All Set To Spur Innovation

  Indian universities developed and launched several microsatellites (microsats) between 2009 and 2011, in association with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). These were amongst the first few microsats in space. While...

American Carrier Strike Groups: An Electronic Perspective (Part 2 of 5)

The first part of this article covered defensive combat operations, air defence warfare, fighter aircraft and AEW aircraft combo (phase I), and air search radars and fighter aircraft combo (phase II)....

“We need to find ways to keep the missile on track even in the...

Avionics are the electronic systems used on aircraft, satellites and space vehicles that help them in communications navigation and management systems. While navigation in consumer devices is primarily based on the...

Directed Energy Weapons: High-Energy Laser Weapons

Development of high-energy lasers with military potential is leading to the production of beam weapons that transfer coherent light energy to the intended target to cause structural damage. In the coming...

Part 2 of 4: Defence Lasers and Optronic Systems: Solid-State Laser Electronics

Laser rangefinders and laser target designators are the most abundantly used laser systems for tactical battlefield scenarios. Laser rangefinders are used both as standalone devices as well as integral parts of...

GaN Solutions for Next Generation Military Communications

Advanced waveforms and signal processing increase the channel efficiency, improve jam resistance, allow networking, interoperability, and other tailoring to specific operational scenarios. But in all cases, the radio must confront the...

Particle Beam Weapons: Technology Areas, Advantages and Limitations

Part 1 of this article last month covered directed energy weapons, kinetic energy weapons and particle beam weapons. This part covers the involved technology areas and advantages as well as limitations...

Aerial Eye to Guard Against Terrorism

JULY 2010: The thought of terrorist attacks in Mumbai on Nov. 26, 2008 still sends chills down our spines. Be it the attack on a city that never sleeps or the...

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...

India Launched its First Reusable Space Shuttle Today

While highly popular space agencies in Europe and the USA continue to figure out ways to develop reusable space shuttle technology, India has quietly developed and launched its own prototype today morning. India...