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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....
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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...

The integration game – Raytheon UK’s new multilayered ISR solutions 20 January, 2015 by Berenice Baker The mass of intelligence gathered by sensors aboard surveillance aircraft needs to be rapidly processed alongside other information to support real-time decision making in the field. Raytheon...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 47 15 January, 2015 In this issue: Winning a war without boots on the ground, the US Army’s search for a lightweight armoured vehicle, a timeline of fusion power experiments, a new wave of mini weapons for...

2014: The year's biggest Air Force stories 05 January, 2015 by Syeda Afshan The US and its allies launched air strikes against the Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria, and the UK Royal Air Force departed Kandahar Airbase in Afghanistan, while Israel and Hamas...

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