• Securing the Royal Navy’s future firepower

    As things stand, 2018 will see the Royal Navy’s Harpoon (Block 1C) missile – the sole heavyweight anti-ship missile system in its service – retire without replacement, leaving the UK...

  • Global Defence Technology: Issue 74

    In this issue: The EU army that isn’t an army, BAE Systems on cyber security skills, innovation in explosive trace detection, Airbus’ high-altitude pseudo-satellite, the UK’s $1bn deal for US-built...

  • Operation Ocean Shield: mission success?

    Since the end of NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield, two ships have been hijacked within two weeks near the cost of Somalia – a development that has raised questions over the...

  • LCS: solving engineering problems

    On 13 September, just three days after she was commissioned, the US Navy’s latest Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), USS Montgomery, became the third in as many weeks to experience significant...

  • Global Defence Technology: Issue 70

    In this issue: The tanks of tomorrow, unmanned technology and the frontline soldier, Rolls-Royce speaks out about UK budget policy, a new marketplace for surplus equipment, solving engineering problems on...

  • US Green Fleet: a new era of naval energy

    The US Navy has launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel made from beef fat, a significant turning point in reducing the military’s reliance on imported oil.

  • Electrifying the US Navy: meeting future demand

    From meeting the need to improve fuel economy and enhance operational flexibility to preparing for the power-hungry radar, communications and energy weapons systems of the future, the US Navy has...

  • Mine-hunters: are they still needed?

    While the use of sea mines has declined steeply since the two world wars, it would be wrong to consign them to the history books just yet. With murmurs of...

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