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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....
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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...

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...

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...

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