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

Studies and Research

See Without Being Seen

Air defence is a critical element of today’s military and security operations while the proliferation of aerial stealth means that 21st century states are seeking new defence options. The ability to detect movements or intrusion

National Security:Cooperative and Tech Savvy Efforts Across the Middle East

In approaching the end of this decade, there has been renewed optimism for a safer and more harmonious future across the Middle East and the GCC in particular. Nations are seeking to collaborate on cross-border

‘Flight Plan 2030’ Envisions ATC Systems for eVTOLs

Leading aircraft manufacturers and technology providers are laying the groundwork for a practical urban air transportation system by investing in the latest innovations, signalling an imminent urban mobility revolution. Embraer X, Embraer’s innovation division, with

The Human Impact on Military Action

History has shown that it is men who win wars, not weapons. As developed weapons and equipment may be, they are still dependent on the individuals using them.    In turn, modern weapons are technologically complex and

Air Force One: The Past, Present and Future of the Flying Oval Office

No matter where in the world the President of the United States travels, if he flies in an Air Force jet, then that plane is called Air Force One. Technically, Air Force One is the

Effects of War on Soldiers

Soldiers do not only suffer during wars, but their suffering can also continue afterwards. Therefore, they require attention and care for a long time, because of the psychological and physical impact caused by the war,

Multi-Domain Battle Management: Defeating Enemy in Armed Conflict

Following on from the discussion of Multi-Domain Battle (MDB) technology in our June issue, this article will tackle current strategies for defeating the enemy in armed conflict. We saw last month how adversaries demonstrate asymmetric

OXCART vs Blackbird:Do You Know the Difference?

Can you tell the difference between the OXCART and a Blackbird? Most people can’t and often confuse one with another. Yet the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) A-12 OXCART and the U.S. Air Force’s SR-71 Blackbird

Multi-Domain Battle Management

  Part 1: Primary Enemy Systems: New Methods for Armed Conflict   In a rapidly changing world, the military’s operating environment is becoming more contested, more lethal and more complex. While the integration of land, air, sea, space and

The Evolution of Central Command and NAVCENT

In the 19th century, the Great Britain’s Royal Navy and maritime law used to protect free trade in the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, and Arabian Gulf. The first U.S. warship to enter the Indian Ocean

Gripen Efficient and Sustainable Future Fighter

Modern fighter jets have an operational lifespan of 8,000 total hours of flight time. They fly for an average of 200 hours each year, meaning that they can expect to achieve high-performance missions or sorties

To Down A Drone

Drone numbers are growing fast in their multitude of different types and uses, from large MALE and HALE systems (Medium Altitude Long Endurance/High Altitude Long Endurance) to tactical UAVs, mini-drones and micro-UAVs. Whether aiding search-and-rescue

UAE Welcomes Next-Gen Armoured Vehicles

Established in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in May 1981, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries. With the presidency rotating annually, the GCC seeks to achieve unity

PREVENT’s Innovative Approach to Threat Prevention

Terrorism and other threats to domestic and international peace can appear almost anywhere in the world today. When acts of aggression occur, post-forensic analyses are conducted to determine cause, methods and associated patterns, providing the

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