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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...

The Making of a Radio-Controlled Plane

If you are planning to make your own multi-rotor from scratch at home, note that choosing the right electronic speed control (ESC) for your radio-controlled electric aircraft (RC plane) is not...

Sensors That Add Strength to Aviation and Aerospace

Aviation is witnessing fast growth in global markets. Whether it is civil or military aviation, modern aircraft are equipped with electronics systems. Accurate feedback systems and ease of control of aircraft systems...

Precision-Guided Munitions: Infra-Red-Guided Weapons (Part 3 of 4)

Dr Anil Kumar Maini is former director, Laser Science and Technology Centre, a premier laser and optoelectronics research and development laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation of Ministry of Defence Nakul...

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...

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...

Optronic Sensors: Fundamentals and Types (Part 1 of 6)

Understanding optronic sensors and related sensor systems is essential to understanding the design and operation of a large number of defence systems. Hence this six-part article series starts with an overview...

Should LAWs Be Outlawed: What Autonomous Weapons Are Up To

EDI, a fighter jet based on F/A-37 Talon, is a fictional lethal autonomous weapon (LAW) designed to carry out airborne attacks on enemies and come back home in time for dinner...

Optronic Sensors: Gyroscopic Sensors (Part 4 of 6)

Read Part 3 Operational basics, salient features and military specific applications of ring laser gyroscopes and fibre-optic gyroscopes are discussed in this part of the article. Gyroscopic sensors constitute an essential component of inertial...

Precision-Guided Munitions: Laser-Guided Munitions (Part 2 of 4)

Laser-guided munitions are the most widely exploited electro-optically-guided precision-strike munitions on various land based, sea based and airborne military platforms, such as main battle tanks, armoured fighting vehicles, ships, fighter aircrafts...

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