All articles by Samuel Cranny-Evans

Samuel Cranny-Evans is a research analyst at the Royal United Services Institute and contributor to Naval Technology.

Samuel Cranny-Evans

The inner workings of Russia’s thermobaric weapons

Thermobaric munitions have been used by Russia’s military and are considered controversial due to the indiscriminate damage caused.

Can NATO supply meet Ukraine’s artillery demands?

Ukraine’s exhaustive use of artillery as it battles the Russian military machine poses problems for western suppliers.

Integrated effects: Deterring Russia through multi-domain operations

Services are increasingly expected to be able to work across warfighting domains as an integrated force.

Pandora’s box: The challenge of Western aid to Ukraine

The myriad of military equipment provided to Kyiv has brought about its own challenges.

The role of AI in the People’s Liberation Army

China is a leader in military AI investment, but what progress has it made in developing autonomous platforms?

How anti-tank weapons shaped the early phase of the Ukraine war

Anti-tank weapons were a central element of the early aid provided to Ukraine as Russia’s invasion drew near and the war has reinforced past lessons about their ability to impact a battlefield.

Paving the way for force integration: practical considerations

We consider the practical aspects of domain integration, from equipment to bandwidth and AI-powered data processing.

Joint all domain operations and the future of missile defence

The drive toward data-centric warfare could improve the efficacy of air defence networks, particularly for forces with limited ground-based air defence capabilities.

Synthetic environments: the key to realism in military training

Creating training scenarios that accurately reflect modern warfare is a challenge, but synthetic environments can help to increase realism in military training.

Despite failures in Ukraine, don’t underestimate Russia’s armed forces

Russia’s armed forces struggled during the Ukraine invasion, but the country’s arsenal still poses a threat.