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Future fleet: Royal Canadian Navy limbers up to meet modern maritime challenges
13 April, 2015
The Royal Canadian Navy is currently in the midst of one of the most challenging periods in its peacetime history as it grapples with the unenviable task of modernising and renewing its...
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Global Defence Technology: Issue 50 09 April, 2015 In this issue: Simulation training steps up a gear, progress in micro UAVs, potential replacements for the UK's Nimrod programme, Canada's navy at the crossroads, the evolution of the LCS and...

March's top stories: UK’s Merlin contract, Sweden orders A26 subs 07 April, 2015 by Nancy Victor The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded multi-million pound contracts for Merlin helicopter support and Successor submarine design work, the Swedish Navy is to procure two new A26 submarines...

Support from the sky – how will the UK replace Nimrod? 24 March, 2015 By the time the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) officially cancelled the Nimrod programme in 2010, the writing had been on the wall for some time that the aircraft would never fly as part of the...

Littoral Combat Ship: Still relevant? 17 March, 2015 As one of the largest ship building programmes undertaken by the US Navy, the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) has a lot to live up to. There is no doubt that LCS represents a revolutionary approach...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 49 11 March, 2015 In this issue: Russia’s massive arms investment, a look inside the extreme weather testing facility for military aircraft, why the US Army’s JLENS surveillance blimp is causing privacy...

February's top stories: UK's £859m Type 26 GCS deal, India's $16bn navy projects 05 March, 2015 by Nancy Victor The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded a £859m contract to BAE Systems for Type 26 frigates, the Indian Government approved nearly $16bn worth of projects to construct seven stealth frigates...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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