UAV vs AEW??, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

In recent years, AWACS units have gradually been slowing down their upgrades, in some cases limited to improving communications only. Some have argued that there is no need to improve their capabilities as the strategic environment we are in has less and less missions where these assets may be put into good use. Further more, … Continue reading UAV vs AEW??, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

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Air Defence Exercise in the Gulf of Cadiz, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

During the first week of October 2014, the Armada has carried out an air defence exercise with the launch of live missiles against remote targets. This exercise, while a routine one within the normal training scheduleĀ of the units of the Fleet, has seen, again after several years, the Searchwater as one of the participants of … Continue reading Air Defence Exercise in the Gulf of Cadiz, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

The tricky art of Identification and Classification, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

Between the years 1976 and 2006 there have been over a dozen cases in which a military unit has effectively engagedā€¦a civilian aircraft by accident. These have been subject of severe scrutiny in behalf of the media. Regardless of culprits and circumstances, the common element in these cases has been the misidentification, and consequently misclassification, … Continue reading The tricky art of Identification and Classification, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

The Principles of Detection, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer

1. INTRODUCTION Since ever history can remember, in warfare in general, and naval warfare in particular, events have been drastically conditioned by a very simple fact: who has been the first to locate the enemy. Back in the old days before RADAR made its debut, this heavy burden of responsability relied on the fellow who … Continue reading The Principles of Detection, by Juan Del Pozo Berenguer