All articles by John Hill

Reporter for Global Defence Technology digi-mag and its sister sites: Army, Airforce and Naval Technology.

John Hill

Signal: Thales joins Paris climate index as ESG filings decline

Despite the considerable fall in ESG mentions across defence, Thales has announced it will join the CAC SBT 1,5° climate index on the Paris Stock Exchange.

Navantia gets the all-clear for its AIP bioethanol stealth tech for Spanish submarines

The bioethanol stealth tech is an air-independent propulsion solution enhancing Spain’s S-80 submarines to avoid vulnerability when snorkelling.

ADF acquires fourth MQ-4C Triton and upgrades P-8 maritime patrol aircraft

Australia’s acquisition and upgrades will total $1.5bn as the Pacific nation attempts to fulfill its pledges outlined in the Defence Strategic Review.

US Navy commissions Freedom-class LCS after fleet reduction

The new Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship, USS Marinette, represents the Navy’s struggle to preserve its problematic fleet.

Signal: General Atomics acquires EO Vista to leverage its trend-setting optical sensor systems

General Atomics will leverage EO Vista’s “rapid innovation” in electro-optical sensor systems that “set new standards of performance and affordability.”

Naval Group consolidates Indian defence industry with a new technical facility

Naval Group is moving into the Indian Navy’s Karwar shipyard, the future base for the nation’s fleet of carriers, warships and Kalvari-class submarines.

DSEI 2023: A military-industrial partnership must share financial risk

The UK government cannot afford to invest in everything, so emerging start-ups must learn to share the financial risk as well as benefits.

Signal: Storm Shadow missiles fired on Russian ships in Crimea

A flurry of social media posts report that Ukraine fired ten Storm Shadow missiles at the Russian-occupied naval shipyard in Sevastopol.

DSEI 2023: Babcock and Saab sign agreement to design next-gen corvette

The agreement will leverage both companies’ collective strengths through offering a broader range of products, services and integrated solutions.

DARPA sets up project to overcome the effects of drag on vessels

This research effort creates optimised shapes and surface characteristics for hulls to reduce drag in transitional and fully turbulent flow conditions.