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Global Defence Technology: Issue 45
13 November, 2014
In this issue: Boosting European land defences against Russian tanks, innovative body armour from head to toe, the British Army’s contribution to the Bloodhound supersonic car, missile defence...
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US Navy’s Triton UAS – Poseidon’s perfect partner 10 November, 2014 by Berenice Baker Northrop Grumman is developing the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the US Navy to provide long-endurance maritime surveillance. The biggest UAS ever operated by the navy,...

Video feature: US Navy’s F-35C makes flawless first carrier landing 04 November, 2014 by Grant Turnbull The US Navy’s variant of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has successfully completed its first-ever landing on an aircraft carrier, marking a major milestone for the programme. Two...

October's top stories: UK's £3.2bn naval base deal, Joint Warrior 2014 03 November, 2014 by Nancy Victor The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded contracts worth £3.2bn to support British naval bases and maritime forces, and Nato nations started the UK-led Joint Warrior 2014...

A century unseen – 100 years of the Royal Navy’s Submarine Service 30 October, 2014 by Berenice Baker The Royal Navy recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Submarine Service, whose motto is “We Come Unseen”. It started off with a scurrilous reputation but soon covered itself in...

Turning Japanese: Australia’s next-gen submarine u-turn 23 October, 2014 by Grant Turnbull This year has seen the Australian Government backtrack on its promise to build the navy’s next-generation submarines domestically. In the ongoing submarine saga, it looks increasingly likely...

The world’s most dangerous waters - piracy incidents 2009 - 2013 20 October, 2014 The waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Singapore Straits are becoming increasingly dangerous, accounting for 70% of piracy incidents in the first half of...

Quality vs. quantity – should navies scrap high-tech ships? 13 October, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Buying defence equipment such as tanks, ships and jets often comes down to a stark choice; do you want a highly capable platform but only in limited numbers because of cost, or a less...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 44 08 October, 2014 In this issue: The Putin effect on land defence modernisation in Eastern Europe, the rise and fall of the Humvee, BAE’s new soldier power system, the first fully robotic remote weapon station...

September's top stories: US Navy's Triton UAS, France-Russia Mistral deal 07 October, 2014 by Nancy Victor The US Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) successfully completed its first cross-country ferry flight, France reportedly cancelled its earlier plans to deliver two...

VIDEO – ONR demonstrates new swarming boat technology 07 October, 2014 by Berenice Baker The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) has unveiled new technology which will enable any unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to autonomously act with others as a swarm to attack hostile vessels....

Video feature: Royal Navy’s HMS Artful makes first dive 07 October, 2014 by Grant Turnbull The Royal Navy’s third Astute-class submarine has successfully completed her first dive, a major milestone for the vessel before it begins sea trials next year. The nuclear-powered...

Possum anti-boarding system: filling the void in piracy response 29 September, 2014 More than half of all piracy and armed robbery attacks at sea succeed because of human failure in lookout and threat response. Simon Williams reports on Possum, a new technology which moves...

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