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BAE Systems use simulation to refine F-35 and QEC integration
21 July, 2014 | by Berenice Baker
How do you work out how best to support pilots flying an aircraft that spends more time grounded than in the air to land on an aircraft carrier that’s not quite finished yet? BAE Systems...
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HMS Queen Elizabeth - the beating heart of Britain’s strategic armada 16 July, 2014 by Grant Turnbull The naming of HMS Queen Elizabeth was a chance to show off the Royal Navy's newest flagship vessel and celebrate the achievements of thousands of British workers. But it was also an occasion...

The geopolitics behind RIMPAC, the world’s largest naval exercise 11 July, 2014 The world’s largest naval exercise is currently underway in the Pacific. Rim of the Pacific – or RIMPAC – will see ships, submarines and aircraft from 22 nations train together for an...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 41 09 July, 2014 In this issue: Brazil’s move on the international defence market, keeping non-lethal weapons safe, the future of the British defence industry as an era of mega-projects ends, the latest in...

RIMPAC 2014: participating vessels by country 08 July, 2014 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014, the world’s biggest multinational maritime exercise, will be held from 26 June to 1 August in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands. The event will involve...

June's top stories: US missile defence system test, RIMPAC 2014 08 July, 2014 by Nancy Victor The ground-based mid-course defence (GMD) element of the US ballistic missile defence system (BMDS) is successfully tested, exercise RIMPAC 2014 begins in the waters surrounding the...

HMS Queen Elizabeth - Britain’s huge new aircraft carrier christened 04 July, 2014 by Grant Turnbull The Queen has officially named the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland today. At 65,000 tonnes, the Queen Elizabeth will be three times the size of the carriers before...

Commission signals support for UK Trident renewal 03 July, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Britain’s arsenal of nuclear weapons should be retained to defend the country and prevent “nuclear blackmail”, says a long-awaited report into Trident renewal. The Trident Commission - made up...

All quiet – inside the defence manufacturing lull 23 June, 2014 by Berenice Baker Several significant British and European defence programmes are coming to maturity, but there is little evidence of a next generation of mega-projects coming through to replace them over the...

Laser quest: Phalanx, LaWs and the future of close-in weapon systems 18 June, 2014 by Julian Turner Close-in weapon systems (CIWS) remain a shipboard necessity for detecting and engaging missiles and aircraft at short range. Julian Turner assesses the latest upgrades to Raytheon’s...

Back to basics: the US Marine Corps post-Afghanistan 12 June, 2014 by Grant Turnbull With operations in Afghanistan drawing down, the US Marine Corps is once again concentrating on its core mission as a sea-based expeditionary force. Over the next decade, the service plans...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 40 11 June, 2014 In this issue: The Royal Navy's Merlin makeover, the future of Phantom Eye in the UAV market, how simulation villages are creating realistic training scenarios from around the world, a new...

The world’s deadliest torpedoes 09 June, 2014 Torpedoes are the most preferred lethal underwater weapons for naval platforms such as submarines, surface vessels, aircraft and helicopters. Naval-technology.com lists the world’s most...

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