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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...
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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...

Small bombs, big effect: arming small UAVs with guided weapons 17 December, 2014 by Grant Turnbull The use of small, lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) on the battlefield has surged over recent years. Fitted with advanced sensors and cameras, the UAVs have proved a cost-effective way...

Nuclear powered aircraft: Cold War fission to new-age fusion 15 December, 2014 by Berenice Baker Inspired by the promise of vastly increased flight durations, the Russian and American militaries experimented with nuclear powered aircraft for two decades, but the concept never progressed...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 46 10 December, 2014 In this issue: The strategic thinking behind US-Vietnam reconciliation, boosting simulation technology with an open-source approach, the problem of regulating private militaries, the...

November's top stories: RAF departs Kandahar Airbase, S-400 Triumf export 03 December, 2014 by Syeda Afshan UK Royal Air Force personnel left Kandahar Airbase in Afghanistan, Russia signed a contract for the first-ever export of its S-400 Triumf air defence system to China, and Libyan Air Force...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 45 13 November, 2014 In this issue: Boosting European land defences against Russian tanks, innovative body armour from head to toe, the British Army’s contribution to the Bloodhound supersonic car, missile defence...

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