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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...

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...

IRNSS: India’s Attempt At Gaining Independence From GPS

“Indian Regional Navigation Spacecraft System (IRNSS) is the Indian navigation system that envisages the establishment of the regional navigation system using a combination of geostationary orbit (GEO) and geosynchronous orbit (GSO)...

Precision-Guided Munitions: Radar-Guided Weapons (Part 4 of 4)

Radar guidance like infrared (IR) homing guidance is predominantly used in surface-to-air and air-to-air guided weapons. While IR homing guidance is largely employed in short and medium operational ranges, radar guidance...

Extreme Temperatures Do not Deter modern Electronics

For ages, machines have been put to use in hazardous environments that intimidate humans, and these machines, more often than not, contain electronic components too. In the past, it was a...

Recent Stunning Engineering Marvels by NASA

National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) has been in the forefront of space exploration for civilian applications. From devices that can track humans buried under rubble through their heartbeat and 18-engine copter-planes...

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...

Part 1 of 4: Defence Lasers and Optronic Systems: Role of Electronics

There has been a dramatic increase in the commercial, industrial, medical, defence and research applications of lasers in the last 10 to 15 years. During this period, we have not only...

Trends and Developments in Aircraft Cockpits

  There are some interesting developments happening in the field of aviation. Flying cars of different configurations, currently in limited production, are expected to save billions of litres of fossil fuels now...

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...

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