All articles by Berenice Baker

  1. Agents of SHiELD – the US Air Force’s new aircraft-mounted laser weapon

    Developing a compact, high-efficiency laser that can be used on a tactical fighter jet presents new challenges in terms of…
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    19 Feb
  2. A journey through space and time: the UK’s space programme

    Fittingly, Dstl announced its cash boost for space programmes last October, during World Space Week. At a time when budget…
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    18 Jan
  3. Nuclear powered aircraft: Cold War fission to new-age fusion

    The radioactive dust had barely settled on Hiroshima before military scientists on both sides of the Iron Curtain turned their…
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    14 Dec
  4. Argentina’s Gripen deal – a threat to the Falkland Islands?

    As Basil Fawlty warned, "Don’t mention the war!" But the very mention of Argentina, especially in a military context, prompts…
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    28 Oct
  5. Raising missileer morale – US Air Force to issue nuclear deterrence medal

    In a quiet post-Cold War era, when seemingly futile ‘duck and cover’ civil defence advice and the wail of four-minute…
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    20 Oct
  6. Flight MH17 – could technology and intelligence have prevented tragedy?

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam in July 2014 when it was shot…
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    15 Oct
  7. VIDEO – Duke Airborne Systems RWS robotically arms helicopters in seconds

      Duke Airborne Systems new Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for helicopters is based on the company’s land-proven RWS, with the…
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    4 Sep
  8. Remote controlled Black Hawks – reviving aircraft as unmanned systems

    A medevac helicopter lands near the site of an attack of an armoured patrol and its crew members carry injured…
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    19 Aug
  9. Latest In Defence – A400M, P-8 Poseidon and Eurofighter Typhoon at Farnborough

    The Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, also known as Atlas, is designed for tactical and logistics missions and can also…
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    21 Jul
  10. GE SmartSignal — predictive maintenance for military aircraft

    Having aircraft and vehicles out of action costs the military dearly, both financially and in terms of availability, not to…
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    14 Jul