Global Defence Technology: Issue 29

As digital systems increasingly control real-world assets, cyber-defence is now a vital element of national security. In this issue we talk about critical infrastructure protection with Israel-based Waterfall Security Solutions.

We also investigate the military capabilities on the Korean Peninsula and the measures put in place to counter potential attacks from North Korea. Moreover, we ask if the RAF’s Storm Shadow missile is proof that multinational co-operation on arms procurement can weather the shortages hewn by dwindling budgets.

Plus, we find out why radar procurement has remained strong despite spending being reduced in many other areas.

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Special report
Independence and Defence

Scotland voting ‘yes’ on the decision to break away from the UK in 2014 would have a significant impact on defence provision. We look at how this move could affect the submarine-based trident nuclear deterrent.
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The Hole in the Fence

With digital systems increasingly controlling real-world assets, waterfall security solutions CEO Lior Frenkel tells GDT why protecting critical infrastructure is no longer simply about denying physical access.
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Crisis vs. Capabilities
After conducting a series of provocative weapons tests, North Korea has issued increasingly bellicose threats to the international community, causing south korea to raise its alert level. We ask what Pyongyang’s arsenal is capable of.
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A New Approach to Procurement

With the RAF’s conventionally armed stand-off missile lauded as a consummate example of collaborative procurement, we ask whether it is proof that multinational co-operation can withstand dwindling budgets.
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Taking Radar to the Next Level

Despite the downturn in defence budgets, radar procurement has remained strong. We investigate why radar is bucking the trend of reduced spending.
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Naval Capabilities on the Korean Peninsula
As antagonistic rhetoric from North Korea has plunged relations on the Korean Peninsula to new depths, we consider the naval capabilities of neighbouring regions.
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Next Issue

Despite technological advances in detection, improvised explosive devices continue to be the sharpest thorn in the side of alliance forces operating in Iraq and Afghanistan. We take a look into the future of counter-IED training.

We also profile the latest version of the AH-46 Apache attack helicopter, take a look at the US Navy’s X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator, and review the latest milestones in the development of the A400M for the French Air Force.

Moreover, we explore simulation technology creating realistic training environments for marine personnel, and take a look the FREMM frigate, the French new-generation combat vessel that is currently making waves.

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