New kid on the dock: US Marine Corps amphibious vehicle rolls ashore
In June, the US Marine Corps (USMC) awarded BAE Systems a $198 million contract to build 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) on a low-rate production basis. Berenice Baker takes a look at the eight-wheeled platform designed to replace the venerable Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV), which has been in service since 1972 and repeatedly upgraded.
How will the UK MoD pay for Trident in an era of funding gaps?
The UK National Audit Office expects the total cost of the Trident nuclear submarine programme to hit £50.9bn – £2.9bn over budget – on top of the £3bn the MoD has already had to find in efficiency savings. Julian Turner asks how further cutbacks can be made without compromising Trident’s mission.
Global Defence Technology: Issue 89
In this issue: F-35 purchase commitments at stake, the best tech and innovations from Eurosatory, US Triton drones head to the South China Sea, and more
SEA 5000: building Australia’s future frigates
With a contract award for Australia’s new Project SEA 5000 warships imminent, Elliot Gardner takes a closer look at the companies hoping to build the Future Frigates that will replace the Royal Australian Navy’s eight Anzac-class frigates constructed between 1993 and 2004.
Global Defence Technology: Issue 88
In this issue: Nordic countries arm to defend the Baltic region, inside the US Air Force’s light attack aircraft experiment, France's pushes AI investment for future weapon systems, and more