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 has its pundits and detractors, but how will the ships stack up against potential adversaries? Claire Apthorp finds out.
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 over Trident, naval construction logistics and more.
In a war with cyber attackers, just how vulnerable is Trident?
A report released earlier this year suggests that there are major vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers to render the UK’s nuclear missile equipped Trident submarines useless, or worse. Could that be true, and if so what can be done? Dr Gareth Evans reports.
August's top stories: British Royal Navy's future sub concepts, Thales $4bn AJISS deal
The British Royal Navy presented a series of futuristic submarine concepts and Thales secured a C$5.2bn ($4.13bn) in-service support (ISS) contract for the Canadian Navy's AOPS and JSS fleet. Naval-technology.com wraps up key headlines from August 2017.
Global Defence Technology: Issue 78
In this issue: Autonomous systems for frontline resupply, electric hub-drive technology for armoured vehicles, the F-35’s arrival in Europe, how to turn an air force base into a ‘smart base’, the future of littoral warfare and more.