• Understanding acoustic signatures

    Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group has invested several years into developing a tool to model acoustic signatures for all classes of naval vessels. Acoustic signatures allow friendly forces to...

  • Type 26: all systems go

    UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon recently announced the signing of a contract worth around £3.7b to start building the Royal Navy’s much anticipated Type 26 frigates. The complex deal...

  • Global Defence Technology: Issue 79

    In this issue: The race to perfect intercontinental missile interception, Germany’s new cyber security centre, Dutch defence upgrades, secure IFF equipment for aircraft, new rules for space warfare, cybersecurity concerns...

  • Global Defence Technology: Issue 77

    In this issue: South Korea’s defence strategy, NATO’s cyber security upgrades, the future of Scotland’s military bases, stealth solutions for refuelling tankers, new research into supercavitating torpedoes and more.

  • The 10 biggest aircraft carriers

    The eminence of aircraft carriers as floating air bases has been proven since World War II. Three of the world's 10 biggest aircraft carriers by displacement are operated by Asian...

  • The allure of supercavitating torpedoes

    Alongside directed energy weapons and electromagnetic rail guns, supercavitating torpedoes repeatedly feature at the top of the wish list of must-have capabilities for any self-respecting navy of the future –...

  • Securing the Royal Navy’s future firepower

    As things stand, 2018 will see the Royal Navy’s Harpoon (Block 1C) missile – the sole heavyweight anti-ship missile system in its service – retire without replacement, leaving the UK...

  • Global Defence Technology: Issue 73

    In this issue: The UK’s laser weapons project, US defence under Trump, industry trends for the year ahead, the challenges of maintaining effective land forces, new energy ideas for operating...