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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 43 11 September, 2014 In this issue: The US military’s green energy research, advances in regenerative medicine for injured soldiers, the US Air Force’s vintage bomber upgrades, optionally manned capabilities for...

Game changers - five of the 20th century’s most pivotal naval battles 09 September, 2014 The 20th century witnessed many epic naval battles, some of which turned the course of both the first and second world wars. Naval-technology.com lists five of the most pivotal naval battles of...

August's top stories: US Navy’s X-47B, UK’s £348m OPV deal 03 September, 2014 by Nancy Victor The US Navy’s X-47B successfully conducted tests aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, UK MoD awarded £348m patrol vessel construction contract to BAE and the US F/A-18 jets conducted air strikes on...

Brand-new - naval ships built in 2013 26 August, 2014 Shipbuilding in some of the top naval shipyards was in full swing in 2013 with a number of new naval vessels including the Type 45, FREMM and LCS entering service. Naval-technology.com lists...

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