Video feature: Showboat - DCNS showcases FREMM frigate to Canada
French shipbuilder DCNS has released footage of its first FREMM frigate Aquitaine arriving in New York ahead of a visit to Canada, with the aim of turning a few armed forces heads. The country is considering the purchase of new-generation combat vessels for its Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme.
Radar in 2013 – a technology that just keeps on detecting
Despite the general downturn in defence budgets, radar development and procurement has remained relatively strong, bucking the wider trend of reduced spending. Dr Gareth Evans profiles BAE's Artisan radar and QinetiQ's Alarm to find out just why the importance navies place on radar research isn't likely to change any time soon.
April's top stories: Abraham Lincoln set for overhaul, surveillance jellyfish tested
The US Navy underpinned its modernisation efforts as the Nimitz-Class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was booked in for an overhaul, while robotic jellyfish used for surveillance were tested. Naval-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from April 2013.
Independence and defence - Scotland the brave tackles Trident
Scotland will go to the polls on 18 September 2014 to vote on whether to break away from the rest of the United Kingdom and become a sovereign state. In the event of a "yes" vote, there will be a significant shift in defence provision and expenditure across the former UK, not least the submarine-based Trident nuclear deterrent, which is currently operated out of the Faslane complex on the River Clyde on the west coast of Scotland.
Naval capabilities on the Korean Peninsula
Antagonistic rhetoric from North Korea has plunged relations on the Korean Peninsula to new depths in recent weeks. With the US assessing the missile threat to be very real, what are the naval capabilities of neighbouring regions?