All articles by Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

Richard is editor-in-chief for defence and transport at GlobalData.

Military emissions: Global Defence Technology 144

Defence operations are a significant contributor to global emissions, with the US military under renewed emphasis to reduce its carbon footprint.

Ukrainian Navy receives USVs from Norway for maritime security

Since Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the littoral environments of the Black Sea have been strongly contested, with Moscow seeking to establish a maritime blockade of Ukraine’s coastline.

Signal: Thales completes acquisition of Imperva in cybersecurity push

The cost of global cybercrime will reach $10.5trn annually by 2025, with cybersecurity revenues reaching $344bn worldwide by 2030.

Red Sea naval crisis deepens after week of missile and drone attacks

UK-owned shipping the latest targets as Western naval forces rush to bolster maritime security in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

Hanwha to offer KSS III submarines for Poland’s restarted Orka programme

South Korea has built an extensive defence relationship with Poland in recent years, with the European country among the continent’s top military spenders.

UK Type 45 destroyer heading to Middle East due for engine work in 2024

Winter temperature in the Gulf region are similar to those experienced in Mediterranean summers, where HMS Diamond has been active.

US Navy and Air Force to acquire dozens of AARGM-ER missiles

A total of 118 of the advanced air-to-surface missiles will be produced and delivered to the two services, split 84 and 34 respectively.

Royal Navy exploring potential use of augmented reality on warships

Use of such capabilities comes as the service is looking to exploit technologies as new naval vessels require fewer crew to operate.

Babcock wins additional support deals for UK’s Dreadnought programme

The £31bn ($37.6bn) Dreadnought programme will replace the ageing Vanguard class as Britain’s next-generation strategic deterrent boats.

Signal: UK industry partnership to develop AI-based solutions for defence

The planned capability development is intended to enable rapid validation of algorithms and prototype technologies in a range of areas.