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Tackling trafficking with joint forces
26 August, 2015 | by Dr Gareth Evans
Over 127,000 migrants – men, women and children – made the hazardous trip across the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe’s shores in the first six months of 2015 alone. Although just two...
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UCLASS kicks off 20 August, 2015 by Dr Gareth Evans After years of uncertainty, deliberation and delay, the competition for the US Navy’s much debated unmanned carrier-launched airborne surveillance strike (UCLASS) acquisition programme is...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 54 12 August, 2015 In this issue: A new era for the US space launch market, the US and India team up for business, tackling RCIEDs with smart jamming, insights into emerging IT challenges from IFS, the new...

July's top stories: Chattanooga shooting, Fincantieri-Finmeccanica's €1.1bn deal 04 August, 2015 by Nancy Victor Four US Marines and one sailor were killed during a suspected terrorist shooting at the US Navy's Operational Support Center (NOSC) in Chattanooga, UK to increase MoD budget and meet Nato's...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 53 17 July, 2015 In this issue: Defining a defence strategy for the UK, the race is on for Land 400, the politics behind Israel’s David’s Sling programme, the news from Paris Air Show, the Ford carrier’s bumpy...

June's top stories: HII wins $3.35bn contract, HMS Queen Elizabeth powers up 07 July, 2015 by Nancy Victor Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has secured a $3.35bn contract to build nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F Kennedy, the US approves $1.91bn Aegis Combat Systems sale to South Korea and...

UK defence: challenges loom for triumphant Tories 25 June, 2015 by Chris Lo The Conservatives have free rein for the first time since 1997 after securing an unexpected majority at the UK general election in May. But with global instability at its highest level for...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 52 10 June, 2015 In this issue: The future or arms control in Europe, times of trouble for Germany’s defence industry, the US Army’s ammunition recycling project, new information management tools for...

May's top stories: Canada’s $21.5bn vessels, Italian Navy’s $4bn order 01 June, 2015 by Nancy Victor Canada is set to construct up to 15 vessels under C$26.2bn programme, Fincantieri and Finmeccanica received a €3.5bn ($4bn) contract to build a total of seven naval vessels for the Italian Navy...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 51 13 May, 2015 In this issue: France reconsiders its defence budget, he UK's new virtual cyber centre of operations, success stories in landmine clearance, Australia's F-35 trouble, building warships in...

April's top stories: X-47B UCAV’s first AAR, $3.17bn Indian Navy deal 06 May, 2015 by Nancy Victor The US Navy's X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) conducted first autonomous aerial refuelling (AAR), GRSE won $3.17bn Indian Navy contract to build three new stealth frigates and...

3D software - making virtual a reality in Royal Navy shipbuilding 05 May, 2015 BAE Systems is leading a ‘virtual revolution’ in UK shipbuilding by using 3D technology which it claims will transform the way it designs and builds Royal Navy war ships. Carol Jenkins reports....

Future fleet: Royal Canadian Navy limbers up to meet modern maritime challenges 13 April, 2015 The Royal Canadian Navy is currently in the midst of one of the most challenging periods in its peacetime history as it grapples with the unenviable task of modernising and renewing its...

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