Military and Strategic Journal
Issued by the Directorate of Morale Guidance at the General Command of the Armed Forces
United Arab Emirates
Founded in August 1971


The JLTV: A New Icon for the Modern Battlefield

The world has produced numerous military vehicles over the past century, but only a select few ever ascended to an iconic status. Germany’s Panzer II tank. The American Jeep. The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle

GCC Embraces Renewable Energy

Renewable energy has seen tremendous demand growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region over the past decade. From small-scale pilot projects, renewable project pipeline has now grown to almost 7 gigawatts (GW) of new

Concorde at 50 and X-Plane

Fifty years ago, in March 1969, civil aviation took a giant leap forward as Andre Turcat made the first ever Concorde 001 Flight on March 2nd at Toulouse in France.  Just over five weeks later

Xpeller Counters Rogue Drones

The proliferating use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones for entertainment and commercial purposes in various industries make them a tool suited for potential criminal activity. The widely unregulated use has also caused several

MBDA’s SPIMM All-In-One Module

MBDA used their appearance at Navdex 2019 to present their SPIMM (Self-Protection Integrated Mistral Module)–an all-in-one air defence module based on the SIMBAD-RC system.    The SPIMM will equip ships of every type, but particularly supply ships

Stratolaunch Flies High

Scaled Composites, LLC, made aviation history recently with the flight of one of the largest wingspan aircraft, the Stratolaunch. During this initial flight, the team tested out specific handling qualities to validate the design.   Scaled Composites

Ready for Today’s Needs, Prepared for Tomorrows Threats

With newer threats evolving from every frontier, be it air, sea, land, space or the cybersphere; enabling technologies and tactical solutions must also advance to give soldiers the edge they need on the battlefields. Preserving

NATO at 70: An Indispensable Global Military Partner

Foreign Ministers gathered in Washington D.C. on 4th April 2019 to mark 70 years since the founding of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).    Politicians continue to adapt NATO’s Alliance as the single most important contributor

Two more NATO Members Root for ROSY

Two NATO member nations recently opted to purchase Rheinmetall’s ROSY rapid smoke/obscurant system for protecting their vehicle families. This modular system continues to expand its presence in the global force protection market. The two orders

KC-390 Celebrates Fourth Anniversary of First Flight

Designed for airlift and humanitarian missions, the KC-390, which stands at the height of a four-story building, symbolises the advancement of the Brazilian aeronautical industry.   February 3 is a special date for the Brazilian aviation industry.

Saab Struts its Wares at LAAD

Saab showcased its broad portfolio of solutions for land, air and sea at the recently concluded LAAD International Defense and Security at the Riocentro exhibition center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.    At its booth, Saab brought

U.S. Navy Awards $3.2B to E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

The U.S. Navy has awarded a multi-year contract modification for an additional 24 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to Northrup Grumman. Under the US$3.2 billion fixed-price-incentive-firm contract, the company is expected to produce and deliver 24

Air Defence Capable FREMM Frigate Alsace Launched

On April 18, Naval Group launched the multi-mission FREMM frigate Alsace. It is the first one of the two air defence frigates of the FREMM programme designed for the French Navy and receives the same

CAESAR Captivates Brazil

Nexter, a KNDS Group company, was present at the recently concluded LAAD exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the show, the company presented its know-how by proposing solutions covering the needs of the ground,

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