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Paris Air Show 2015 –sun shines but not on big ticket items
02 July, 2015
While the sun made a very welcome appearance at Le Bourget for this year’s Paris Air Show, big ticket sales of military aerospace equipment did not. Sales were markedly dominated by Airbus...
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Global Defence Technology: Issue 52 10 June, 2015 In this issue: The future or arms control in Europe, times of trouble for Germany’s defence industry, the US Army’s ammunition recycling project, new information management tools for...

May's top stories: Egypt MiG-29 aircraft, A400M crash 05 June, 2015 by Syeda Afshan Russia had signed a contract worth $2bn with Egypt to supply 46 MiG-29 air superiority fighters, the Israeli Air Force launched four strikes on training camp targets in the Gaza Strip, in...

Top Gun: The 10 most powerful fighter jet engines 20 May, 2015 American aero-engine manufacturers Pratt & Whitney and GE Aviation produce six of the world’s ten most powerful fighter jet engines while the rest are all Russian made....

Global Defence Technology: Issue 51 13 May, 2015 In this issue: France reconsiders its defence budget, he UK's new virtual cyber centre of operations, success stories in landmine clearance, Australia's F-35 trouble, building warships in...

April's top stories: Iran S-300 sale, Hezbollah airstrip 03 May, 2015 by Syeda Afshan Russia lifted a ban that prohibited the transfer of S-300 air defence systems to Iran and IHS Jane's Defense Weekly claimed that Lebanese Shi'a militant group Hezbollah has built an airstrip...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 50 09 April, 2015 In this issue: Simulation training steps up a gear, progress in micro UAVs, potential replacements for the UK's Nimrod programme, Canada's navy at the crossroads, the evolution of the LCS and...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 49 11 March, 2015 In this issue: Russia’s massive arms investment, a look inside the extreme weather testing facility for military aircraft, why the US Army’s JLENS surveillance blimp is causing privacy...

February's top stories: Egypt Rafale, Australia’s OneSKY programme 03 March, 2015 by Syeda Afshan Dassault Aviation was selected by the Egyptian Government to supply Rafale fighters to the national air force, Airservices Australia signed an advanced work contracting arrangement with...

JLENS: controversial spy blimp takes to the skies 24 February, 2015 On 27 December, the US Army’s newest aerial surveillance asset took to the skies over Maryland on the US East Coast. Talk to the army, and JLENS is a tethered aerostat that floats 10,000ft in...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 48 11 February, 2015 In this issue: the F-35C proves its worth in carrier trials, transforming deployable communications for the NATO Response Force, Raytheon’s ISR software brings big data processing to...

The Mothership - UAV swarms inspire research into flying aircraft carriers 10 February, 2015 Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have already transformed military operations but an ambitious new project from DARPA could take the capability even further by deploying a cooperative,...

January's top stories: Greece F-16 crash, A400M programme restructuring 03 February, 2015 by Syeda Afshan At least ten soldiers died following the crash of a Hellenic Air Force's F-16 jet at the Los Llanos base in Spain, Airbus restructured its A400M programme over production delays, and the UK...

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