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Russian rockets: the US Government’s RD-180 conundrum
23 July, 2014 | by Grant Turnbull
Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin recently sent shockwaves through the US space industry when he announced that Russia would no longer supply rocket engines to the US. The engines...
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Latest In Defence – A400M, P-8 Poseidon and Eurofighter Typhoon at Farnborough 22 July, 2014 by Berenice Baker Latest In Defence reports from Farnborough International Airshow, where the F-35 was due to make its international debut but failed to make a showing. We have an update on the UK’s A400M...

Fresh focus on UK defence at Farnborough 2014 16 July, 2014 by Grant Turnbull At this year's Farnborough Air Show held in Hampshire, it is UK defence, rather than commercial aerospace, which is the centre of attention. As the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review...

GE SmartSignal — predictive maintenance for military aircraft 15 July, 2014 by Berenice Baker Health and usage monitoring systems go a long way towards making the maintenance of military platforms more intelligent based on typical behaviour and live monitoring of threshold values. GE...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 41 09 July, 2014 In this issue: Brazil’s move on the international defence market, keeping non-lethal weapons safe, the future of the British defence industry as an era of mega-projects ends, the latest in...

June's top stories: Northrop $10bn B-2 upgrade, Sikorsky $1.3bn deal 02 July, 2014 by Nancy Victor USAF awarded $9.9bn B-2 modernisation and sustainment contract to Northrop, Sikorsky secured $1.3bn search and rescue helicopter development deal and Lockheed received $1.86bn contract to...

SpaceX vs the rocket launch status quo 18 June, 2014 by Chris Lo Elon Musk has rattled the US military space launch market, challenging the monopoly of United Launch Alliance by suing the US Air Force for the right to compete with his company SpaceX. How...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 40 11 June, 2014 In this issue: The Royal Navy's Merlin makeover, the future of Phantom Eye in the UAV market, how simulation villages are creating realistic training scenarios from around the world, a new...

May's top stories: RAF’s RC-135 Rivet, Russia tests ballistic missiles 02 June, 2014 by Nancy Victor The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) successfully conducted maiden test flight of the RC-135 Rivet SIGINT aircraft, a Russian Air Force Tu-95MC strategic bomber tested air-to-surface cruise missiles...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 39 15 May, 2014 In this issue: Europe's next-gen combat drones, smart weapons, Turkey's ambitions for a self-sufficient defence industry, progress in NATO’s missile defence programme and...

Taranis vs. nEUROn - Europe’s combat drone revolution 06 May, 2014 by Berenice Baker A new generation of experimental stealth Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) is under development to demonstrate the potential capability of remotely piloted armed aircraft as part of future...

April's top stories: RAAF F-35JSF, India tests Akash nuclear missile 06 May, 2014 by Nancy Victor The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is set to acquire an additional 58 F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft, India's DRDO test-fired the domestically built nuclear capable...

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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