Berenice Baker

Berenice is the Editor of Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI) which provides continuously updated industry intelligence and detailed research reports on the latest global developments in defence, and writes features for NRi's defence titles, including Global Defence Technology, Army Technology, Naval Technology, and Airforce Technology. She graduated from Salford University with a degree in Information Technology the year Tim Berners-Lee made all she had learnt obsolete by inventing the World Wide Web. Despite this, she spent 15 years working as an IT consultant before switching careers to journalism, specialising in technology and innovation. Since 2010 she has focussed on the defence industry, addressing the challenges facing the military, ministries of defence and contractors alike of delivering novel solutions to established and emerging threats in the face of defence cuts and rapidly changing world events from the Arab Spring to the London Olympics. From nanotechnology at one end of the scale to massive aircraft carriers at the other, she has covered subjects as diverse as dogfighting drones, cloaking technology, cyber security, railguns, mind controlled weapons and the ethics of arming UAVs.  

All articles by Berenice Baker

  1. Splash in the ocean: the US Navy’s UUV investment

    The sea is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is, to misquote Douglas…
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    28 Sep
  2. EMALS – launching aircraft with the power of the railgun

    The US Navy is one of the most technologically advanced armed forces in the world, yet, perhaps surprisingly, it still…
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    18 Nov
  3. Pastor provides protection against pirates

    Thales is best known for its defence and aerospace solutions, and in the civil market also provides border surveillance, border…
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    2 Feb
  4. How integrated maritime systems support smaller navy crews

    From aircraft supercarriers to offshore patrol vessels, highly integrated on-board systems offer centralised oversight of the status of all a…
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    19 Jan
  5. US Navy’s Triton UAS – Poseidon’s perfect partner

    When it takes to the skies in 2017, Triton will cast an imposing shadow over the world’s oceans. Its 131ft…
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    9 Nov
  6. A century unseen – 100 years of the Royal Navy’s Submarine Service

    13 September 1914 Until World War I, the Admiralty regarded submariners as little better than a bunch of pirates. In…
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    29 Oct
  7. VIDEO – ONR demonstrates new swarming boat technology

      The ONR’s solution, Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command and Sensing (CARACaS) was demonstrated over two weeks in August…
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    6 Oct
  8. Latest In Defence – QEC floated out; US Marines LS3 robot; DARPA Exacto guided bullet

    Queen Elizabeth Carrier floated out It is sometime hard to grasp the sheer enormity of the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class…
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    19 Aug
  9. France’s Mistral sale to Russia– a deal with the devil?

    The downing of flight MH-17 over Ukraine, allegedly by pro-Russian troops armed by the Kremlin, brought to a head international…
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    31 Jul
  10. Sampson radar – UK pursues at-sea missile defence capabilities

    Is there nothing the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers can’t do? The six Daring-class vessels patrol the world’s oceans, taking…
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    23 Jul

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