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Fast and furious - the world’s fastest military aircraft
16 April, 2014
Speed and agility are decisive advantages in any form of aerial dominance. Airforce-technology.com profiles the top ten fastest military aircraft in service with armed forces across the...
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Global Defence Technology: Issue 38 14 April, 2014 In this issue: How the British soldier’s kit evolved during operations Iraq and Afghanistan, the world’s nuclear arsenal, breakthroughs in networked simulation training for pilots, naval...

Gripen vote: how people power could ruin Saab’s $3bn Swiss deal 14 April, 2014 by Grant Turnbull The Swiss Government has agreed to spend billions of dollars replacing the air force’s 1970s-era fighters with modern Swedish jets. There is only one problem: the deal has to go to a referendum...

March's top stories: Indian C-130J Super Hercules crash, USAF's space funding 04 April, 2014 by Kadari Raghuram An Indian Air Force's newly acquired C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft crashed and the US Air Force Under Secretary Eric Fanning presented the 2015 air force space programme...

Global Defence Technology special issue: Unmanned military systems 31 March, 2014 In this special issue we take a look at the future of unmanned and autonomous military systems on land, in the air and at sea – from the latest army robots to unmanned convoys, the push for...

Sky rescue - the world’s best search and rescue helicopters 19 March, 2014 Modern search and rescue (SAR) helicopters such as the S-92, AW101 and S-70i provide an enormous advantage in search and rescue missions where every second counts. Airforce-technology.com lists...

Digital battlefield: connected simulators let pilots fly a full-scale war 19 March, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Soldiers, sailors and airmen could soon be working together to fight huge, highly realistic battles online. Just like gamers playing the latest Call of Duty or Battlefield games, they’ll be able...

Space wars: should militaries be doing more to protect critical satellite systems? 19 March, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Today, western militaries rely heavily on satellites for communications, navigation and imagery. Some see this reliance on space assets as a possible weakness, especially if satellites...

Billion-dollar bomber: US plans next-gen stealth aircraft 17 March, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Newly released documents show the US is set to spend billions of dollars on a new generation of stealth bombers. The programme is cloaked in secrecy and firm details on the new jets remain...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 37 13 March, 2014 In this issue: New cyber threats, how ground warfare will change over the next two decades, radical new helicopter designs, the most advanced main battle tanks, and...

Video: Inside the Science Museum’s Typhoon simulator 07 March, 2014 by Berenice Baker This edition of Latest In Defence takes a ride in the new Typhoon Force simulator made by Metropolis Entertainment in the Fly Zone of the Science Museum in...

February's top stories: Russia plans Arctic command, Terma’s Poland dispute 05 March, 2014 by Kadari Raghuram Russia announced plans to create a new strategic military command in the Arctic by the end of 2014 and Terma has ceased contract and issued summons against Polish Defence...

The world's biggest military transport aircraft 20 February, 2014 Giant airlifters such as the An-124 Ruslan, C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III enable the quick transportation of heavy equipment, supplies and troops directly to remote...

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