All articles by Claire Apthorp

  1. Friend or foe: securing aircraft IFF systems

    In July it was announced that US defence company Raytheon would provide the US Air Force with a $42.8 million…
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    13 Aug
  2. Maxwell: smart base pilot kicks off

    Since 2015, AT&T has been busy building what it sees as the city of the future. What does the city…
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    9 Jul
  3. A stealth solution for the US Air Force’s biggest birds

    In April, comments made by the head of the US Air Mobility Command (AMC) to Bloomberg caused a stir among…
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    2 Jul
  4. All a Kaggle: DSTL teamup identifies novel ways to evaluate defence data

    Imagery captured by satellites orbiting high above the earth’s surface have revolutionised the way we understand our planet, its man-made…
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    19 Jun
  5. The US Air Force’s struggle to retain fighter pilots

    In September 2015 a directive was issued by the Chief of Staff of the US Air Force (USAF) to plan…
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    2 Apr
  6. Certifiable Predator B: a new generation sharpens its claws

    The UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) plans for acquiring the next-generation Certifiable Predator B UAS will deliver a step change…
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    12 Mar
  7. A lesson in air readiness with NATO

    In the face of an emerging crisis or security threat, NATO forces must be ready to go wherever, whenever, on…
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    19 Feb
  8. The unmanned wingman: high-speed drones to support fighter aircraft

    In October Kratos Defense & Security Solutions was awarded a contract by the US Defense Innovation Unit Experimental to explore…
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    12 Feb
  9. Spoofing and jamming: tackling threats to GPS-guided systems

    GPS guidance for weapons has taken off for the US and allied militaries over the past two decades as a…
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    26 Oct
  10. Profiling the contenders for the USAF’s T-X jet trainer programme

    In September, Boeing and Saab revealed the design that the team will propose for the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) T-X…
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    24 Oct