Author: Moritz

In his latest public speech German Navy Chief Vice Admiral Kaack went into detail about what the year 2024 would bring for the German Navy (Marine) in the area of unmanned systems and manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) test campaigns. The German Navy’s desired structure in 2035 (Zielbild 2035) foresees a significant increase in reliance on unmanned capabilities, answering current technological developments and an increasingly difficult recruitment situation. 2035 target strength, German Navy In order to gain experience with operating unmanned systems in a MUM-T context, the German Navy has set it’s eyes on testing three key systems in 2024. The first…

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The CAPTOR radar family provides the main sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft. This article aims to provide a deeper insight into the first iteration: CAPTOR-M. This piece is the first part of a two-part series of articles. The second article focuses on the development and capability of the CAPTOR-E electronically steered radar. Development History In December 1983, France, Italy, Spain, West Germany and the U.K. collaborated on a new combat aircraft called the European Fighter Aircraft (EFA). In June 1985, discussions began between various corporations to explore the possibility of cooperation for the EFA’s radar. The United Kingdom selected…

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