All articles by Grant Turnbull

  1. Beyond the hype: the year of the Scorpion fighter jet

    Military aircraft and other defence equipment are becoming increasingly complex and expensive, but at the same time budgets are being…
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    9 Nov
  2. Video feature: British Army’s Watchkeeper finally operational in Afghanistan

    UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced the beginning of Watchkeeper operations on a visit to Kabul alongside the Chief of…
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    30 Sep
  3. Airbus announces defence sell offs, will others follow?

    In a statement, Airbus Defence and Space said it had made the decision to divest non-core segments after a "detailed…
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    16 Sep
  4. BAE Systems reveals futuristic ’human skin’ concept for aircraft

    Researchers at BAE System’s Advanced Technology Centre are currently investigating the advanced concept, which embeds tens of thousands of micro-sensors…
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    20 Aug
  5. Bombs away: US bomber fleet upgraded for the 21st century

    While most air forces today have abandoned their long-range strategic bombers, the US is one of the few countries in…
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    5 Aug
  6. Stealth dilemma: debates heats up over F-35’s radar-evading tech

    From the outset of its development, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was designed to have a low-radar cross section,…
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    31 Jul
  7. Russian rockets: the US Government’s RD-180 conundrum

    In May, Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin announced via Twitter that the country would end its export of rocket…
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    22 Jul
  8. Fresh focus on UK defence at Farnborough 2014

    Two years ago, in 2012, Prime Minister David Cameron announced a collaborative venture between government and industry called the Aerospace…
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    15 Jul
  9. Gripen vote: how people power could ruin Saab’s $3bn Swiss deal

    On 18 May voters in Switzerland will be asked whether they want their government to fund 22 new Gripen fighter…
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    13 Apr
  10. Digital battlefield: connected simulators let pilots fly a full-scale war

    In December 2013, US defence company Northrop Grumman announced it had carried out a unique virtual aerial refuelling demonstration. The…
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    18 Mar