Global Defence Technology: Issue 80
In this issue: Trends in soldier armour, Palau’s place in US military strategy, trans-Atlantic cooperation on anti-submarine warfare, the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates, 3D printing for naval replacement parts, new treatments for PTSD and more
September's top stories: Naval Group / Fincantieri merger, Rolls-Royce autonomous ship
The French and Italian governments are considering a possible merger of Naval Group and Fincantieri, Rolls-Royce has unveiled plans to develop an autonomous single-role naval vessel and GD won $5.1bn design contract for the US Navy's lead Columbia-class submarine. Naval-technology.com wraps up key headlines from September 2017.
Scanning the Dutch navy
Keeping its vessels in top condition is a critical aspect of a naval force’s readiness, but to do so each part, little or big, needs full attention. Claire Apthorp looks at a project to scan the entire Dutch Navy in 3D.
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.