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JPADS: circumventing GPS for next-gen precision airdrops
26 April, 2016 | by Dr Gareth Evans
Global positioning system (GPS) tech has been a vital enabler of accurate military airdrops for 25 years, but it has its limitations. With the development of the Joint Precision Airdrop...
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Global Defence Technology: Issue 62 13 April, 2016 In this issue: The US defence budget for 2017, the case for consolidation in Europe, precision airdrops with the US military’s JPADS, the UK’s future flying training, the latest progress in the...

March’s top stories: France-UK combat air system project, second phase of Operation Inherent Resolve 04 April, 2016 by Anagha Unnikrishnan France and UK to work on £1.54bn future combat air system project, Operation Inherent Resolve enters second phase, Finmeccanica to supply M-346 aircraft to Italian Air...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 61 08 March, 2016 In this issue: India’s defence relationship with Russia and the US, the UK’s strategic shift, the future of directed energy weapons, improving connectivity at military bases, progress of the...

February’s top stories: First rendering of B-21, Minuteman III missile launch 03 March, 2016 by Anagha Unnikrishnan The USAF unveils first rendering of B-21 long-range strike bomber, the USAF conducts second test launch of unarmed Minuteman III ballistic missile, North Korea launches long-range rocket...

Speed and efficiency: are adaptive jet engines the way forward? 29 February, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans Thrust and fuel efficiency have always seemed destined to remain mutually exclusive – the higher the one, the lower the other – inevitably forcing jet engine designers to make calculated...

Extending Global Hawk 16 February, 2016 The Global Hawk UAS has recently come under fire as constrained military budgets force the US Air Force to pick and choose between its high-altitude reconnaissance assets. No one can doubt...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 60 11 February, 2016 In this issue: Why the Pentagon opposes further defence industry mergers, a new technology to detect WMDs, the ground vehicle of tomorrow, contenders for the US Army’s next handgun, how the...

January’s top stories: Indonesia, KAI to develop KF-X jets, India-France Rafale deal 05 February, 2016 Indonesia agrees to jointly develop Korea’s domestic fighter jets, France and India finalise the Rafale deal, and Iraq requests US to supply weapons worth $2bn for F-16...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 59 13 January, 2016 In this issue: How ISIS captured an arsenal of Western weapons and vehicles, the UK’s new frontline hospital, the future of Global Hawk, the US Navy counters hacking threats with...

2015: The year's biggest Airforce Technology stories 05 January, 2016 by Nitin Kumar Russia ends ban on S-300 missile, UK to extend ISR commitment, while Iraq receives first batch of F-16 warplanes, and France begins its biggest attack on Syria. Airforce Technology.com wraps up...

November’s top stories: Strikes on Syria, Russia’s Sukhoi deal with China 18 December, 2015 by Bhavana Navuluri Russian plane downed on Syria-Turkey border, Lockheed closes $9bn Sikorsky acquisition, and Indonesia to invest $1.5bn in South Korea’s fighter project. Airforce-technology.com wraps up the...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 58 09 December, 2015 In this issue: Afghanistan’s military overhaul, the US Air Force’s adaptive jet engine, progress of the XS-1 space plane, Norway’s plans for collaborative submarine procurement, smart energy...

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