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After eighty years of Navy cryptography the question is where to next?
22 June, 2016
Keeping secrets seems to be hardwired into human DNA; the use of cryptography – literally ‘hidden writing’ – as a means of secure communication arguably dates back nearly 4,000 years to...
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Succeeding with Successor: the UK presses on with its next-gen submarine programme 13 June, 2016 The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed a further £642m of funding for the Successor submarine programme, bringing the total spend so far to £3.9bn. With the programme’s assessment phase...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 64 09 June, 2016 In this issue: Australia’s shifting defence spending priorities, military innovation made in Japan, the next stage of the British-French Future Combat Air System project, modernising IT for the...

May's top stories: First Zumwalt destroyer, BWXT’s $3.1bn US Navy contract 07 June, 2016 by Nancy Victor The US Navy took delivery of first Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, BWXT won $3.1bn contract to provide naval nuclear reactor components and fuel and MBDA receives £411m contract to...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 63 12 May, 2016 In this issue: The US Marine Corps under pressure, what’s holding back military robotics, investigating drone crashes, the potential of synthetic biology in new material research, detection...

US Green Fleet: a new era of naval energy 04 May, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans The US Navy has launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel made from beef fat, a significant turning point in reducing the military’s reliance on imported...

April's top stories: DCNS wins $39bn Australian submarine deal, US’ $8bn EMC2 project 02 May, 2016 by Nancy Victor Australia has selected France’s DCNS for $39bn future submarine project, twelve companies win $8bn contract for US Navy’s EMC2 programme and delivery of the US Navy’s first Zumwalt-class...

Electrifying the US Navy: meeting future demand 26 April, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans From meeting the need to improve fuel economy and enhance operational flexibility to preparing for the power-hungry radar, communications and energy weapons systems of the future, the US Navy...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 62 13 April, 2016 In this issue: The US defence budget for 2017, the case for consolidation in Europe, precision airdrops with the US military’s JPADS, the UK’s future flying training, the latest progress in the...

March's top stories: UK’s $3.2bn P-8A deal, first AWD Hobart aegis testing 05 April, 2016 by Nancy Victor The US has agreed the $3.2bn sale of P-8A patrol aircraft to the UK, Lockheed starts Aegis testing on Australian Navy’s first AWD Hobart and the UK Government announces £642m investment...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 61 08 March, 2016 In this issue: India’s defence relationship with Russia and the US, the UK’s strategic shift, the future of directed energy weapons, improving connectivity at military bases, progress of the...

February's top stories: Railgun for Zumwalt ship, Successor submarine design work 01 March, 2016 by Nancy Victor The US Navy revealed plans to install electromagnetic railgun on its new Zumwalt-class destroyer, the UK MoD invested £201m for Successor submarine design work and HMS Queen Elizabeth crew...

Celestial navigation: navy resurrects ancient craft to thwart hackers 29 February, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans Celestial navigation is making a comeback on the US Navy’s curriculum as the threat of cyber attacks on increasingly high-tech positioning systems becomes ever more of a concern. How is the...

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