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Issue 133 • March 2022

Electronic warfare (EW) is as important a component of modern military engagements as physical assets. Crucially at this time, EW plays a key strategic role in the operations of Russia’s armed forces. In this issue, we investigate how the country’s electronic warfare assets support its military strategy. 

We also take a look at EW as an enabler of success in uncrewed operations and find out how it is fuelling efforts to develop more advanced counter-drone technologies.  

Elsewhere, we hear how Thales is working with the UK Ministry of Defence to provide the Royal Air Force with an information exploitation capability and speak to Hanwha Defense about its work in supporting the development of land equipment on both sides of the Pacific. 

Plus, we take a look at progress in the Italian Navy’s U212 Near Future Submarine programme and find out how the new submarines will support the country’s maritime security and counter-piracy commitments to Nato. 

Susanne Hauner, editor