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August's top stories: Scorpene data leak, $2.5bn Virginia-class submarine
09 September, 2016 | by Nancy Victor
The US Navy has taken delivery of new $2.5bn Virginia-class submarine, Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Illinois (SSN 786), India and France launch probe over Scorpene submarine data...
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Global Defence Technology: Issue 66 10 August, 2016 In this issue: The potential of a joint European force, Singapore’s defence procurement, Oshkosh’s TerraMax technology, the US Combat Rescue Helicopter programme, evolution of the Gripen...

July's top stories: UK Trident renewal, Court rule on South China Sea 08 August, 2016 by Nancy Victor The UK Parliament voted to renew continuous-at-sea nuclear deterrent, an international court ruled against China’s sovereignty claims over South China Sea and delivery of the US Navy’s first...

Archerfish: fishing for mines 26 July, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans Sea mines may seem an archaic hangover from a largely forgotten era of naval warfare, but they remain just as real and present a danger for sailors today as they did in earlier times....

Global Defence Technology: Issue 65 15 July, 2016 In this issue: Project CameraShy and Chinese cyber espionage, Nordic defence cooperation, lightweight vehicle armour, SpaceX challenges the United Launch Alliance, overhauling the UK’s Type...

Ironing out the ‘snags’ on the UK Navy’s Type 45 destroyers 14 July, 2016 The Type 45 destroyers, the UK Navy’s most advanced warships, have had their fair share of troubles. Just recently it was revealed that “total electric failures are common” and that the...

June's top stories: Fincantieri-Qatar’s €4bn navy deal, RIMPAC 2016 begins 06 July, 2016 by Nancy Victor Fincantieri won a €4bn contract to build seven vessels for the Qatar Navy, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 international maritime exercise started in Hawaiian waters and the US Navy’s fifth...

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...

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...

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