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Global Defence Technology: Issue 48
11 February, 2015
In this issue: the F-35C proves its worth in carrier trials, transforming deployable communications for the NATO Response Force, Raytheon’s ISR software brings big data processing to...
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Above and below the waterline – how Royal Navy sailors keep entertained 10 February, 2015 “Join the Navy and see the world!” The familiar World War II recruitment slogan still rings true, but between ports of call, sailors also see a lot of sea stretching to the horizon, not to...

January's top stories: Irving $2.3bn AOPS contract, £100m Portsmouth investment 03 February, 2015 by Nancy Victor The Canadian Government awarded a $2.3bn DeWolf-class arctic offshore patrol ships (AOPS) construction contract to Irving Shipbuilding, the UK confirmed a £100m boost for Portsmouth Naval Base...

Pastor provides protection against pirates 03 February, 2015 by Berenice Baker The threat of piracy against merchant shipping is growing, and while navies are bolstering their patrols in high-risk areas, they can’t be everywhere, so shipping companies are taking the...

How integrated maritime systems support smaller navy crews 20 January, 2015 by Berenice Baker Doing more with fewer crew members has become the mantra of today’s budget-squeezed navies, and the latest ships are making this possible with unprecedentedly automated and integrated systems....

Global Defence Technology: Issue 47 15 January, 2015 In this issue: Winning a war without boots on the ground, the US Army’s search for a lightweight armoured vehicle, a timeline of fusion power experiments, a new wave of mini weapons for...

2014: The year's biggest Naval Technology stories 05 January, 2015 by Nancy Victor France suspended the first Russian Mistral warship delivery, Russian forces took control of another Ukrainian naval base in Crimea, and the UK Royal Navy's new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE)...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 46 10 December, 2014 In this issue: The strategic thinking behind US-Vietnam reconciliation, boosting simulation technology with an open-source approach, the problem of regulating private militaries, the...

November's top stories: UK F-35B order, France-Russia Mistral deal 08 December, 2014 by Nancy Victor The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) ordered four F-35B Lightning II aircraft and France reportedly suspended the delivery of the first Mistral-class aircraft carrier, Vladivostok, to Russia...

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...

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...

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