Overflight!, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

An encounter with an aircraft can generate some tension. The first dilema is to correctly classify the contact, which requires an accurate identification first, to rule out by-passers who just happen to be flying around, and from that point on a number of new hypothetic situations may arise. When we report a civilian airliner, the … Continue reading Overflight!, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

The Humand Factor in the ASaC Environment, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

I keep telling myself over and over that “if you want something done right, then do it yourself”. Ironically, this contrasts with my firm belief that teamwork is the key to success in any environment, especially in the aeronautical world. Even fighter pilots rely on those who have assisted him in the preparations for a … Continue reading The Humand Factor in the ASaC Environment, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

MODE S: a useful tool for air contact classification, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

On the morning of July 3rd 1988, USS Vicennes was underway in the Strait of Hormuz, together with USS Sides and USS Montgomery. USS Vicennes opened fire on Airbus A300B2 Iran Air 655, killing all 290 passengers and crew on board. This action has been the object of infinite studies, primarily from a tactical point … Continue reading MODE S: a useful tool for air contact classification, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

Battle Management and Command and Control, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

“Don´t fix what ain´t broken”. Love it. Murphy simply nailed that one right down to the spine (spelling to one side, please). I think Mr Murphy simply meant to say that, as a general rule, it´s in the human nature not to work for the sake of it, but rather do it when necessary. And, … Continue reading Battle Management and Command and Control, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

New horizon for AEW?, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

On one too many occasions, the AEW concept, or ASaC (Airborne Surveillance and Control), if you please, has sustained several set back´s. The development of UAS (Unmanned Aerial System), the increasingly growing evolution of the ship borne radar and the ever more outstanding capabilities of today´s fighters are partially to blame for the reduction of … Continue reading New horizon for AEW?, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer