Global Defence Technology: Issue 81
In this issue: The potential of hypersonic flight for aerial combat, the US Army’s Synthetic Training Environment, AI-equipped drones for airfield repairs, the Patriot missile system’s role in Korea, Guam’s strategic importance for the US, and more.
Is the UK naval shipbuilding industry ready for a ‘renaissance’?
The UK Defence Secretary has promised a ‘renaissance’ in British maritime power with significant investment across the board. But with the budget heavily dented by new carriers and replacement for Trident, is the money there for investment in key areas? Dr Gareth Evans reports.
BAE and Cammell Laird to bid for UK’s £1.25bn Type 31e frigate programme
British Royal Navy’s RFA Tidespring completes first helicopter deck landing
The British Royal Navy has successfully conducted the first helicopter deck landing on-board the first of its four new 39,000t Tide-class tankers, RFA Tidespring.
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.