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Global Defence Technology: Issue 54
12 August, 2015
In this issue: A new era for the US space launch market, the US and India team up for business, tackling RCIEDs with smart jamming, insights into emerging IT challenges from IFS, the new...
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US space launch market: entering a new trajectory 06 August, 2015 by Gary Peters The US space launch market, so long dominated by United Launch Alliance, is entering a period of evolution, with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch system certified for national security space missions...

July's top stories: Iraqi F-16 jets, India scraps MMRCA deal 03 August, 2015 by Syeda Afshan The Iraqi Air Force took delivery of the first batch of four US F-16 warplanes, and India scrapped a multi-billion dollar tender for 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA), while...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 53 17 July, 2015 In this issue: Defining a defence strategy for the UK, the race is on for Land 400, the politics behind Israel’s David’s Sling programme, the news from Paris Air Show, the Ford carrier’s bumpy...

June’s top stories: A400M deliveries, LCH hot weather trials 03 July, 2015 by Syeda Afshan Airbus Defence and Space resumed deliveries of its A400M aircraft after Spanish regulator DGAM lifted all remaining flight restrictions, the UK sent a C17 Globemaster to Tunisia in order to...

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...

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...

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