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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...
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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...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 57 12 November, 2015 In this issue: Making Pakistan’s schools safer with predictive analysis, how the Nexter-KMW merger will change the game for armoured vehicles in Europe, replacing the Humvee, Australia’s...

Extreme weather testing military aircraft: inside the world’s largest climatic laboratory 04 November, 2015 by Dr Gareth Evans Military aircraft have to operate in some of the hottest, coldest, wettest and dustiest environments in the world. We take a look inside McKinley Climatic Laboratory, the world’s largest...

October's top stories: USAF’s strike bomber contract, Finland’s fighter project 04 November, 2015 by Samseer M Northrop received the USAF contract to produce new long-range strike bomber, Finnish Defence Forces secured a mandate from the MoD to start the HX fighter project, and Boeing received Apache...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 56 15 October, 2015 In this issue: Why exercise Jade Helm caused controversy in the US, a look inside the BFBS, decision time for the US Air Force’s long-range strike bomber, extending drone range with hydrogen...

September’s top stories: KC-46A first flight, UK expands counter ISIL support 03 October, 2015 by Syeda Afshan The US Air Force (USAF) completed the first flight of a KC-46A Pegasus tanker at Paine Field in Washington, the UK set out plans to extend its ISR commitment to coalition operations against...

Alpha MALE: inside Europe’s next-generation UAV programme 24 September, 2015 by Julian Turner Airbus, Dassault Aviation and Finmeccanica are collaborating on a project to build a next-generation European medium altitude, long endurance (MALE) drone. Julian Turner talks budgets, weaponry...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 55 15 September, 2015 In this issue: The joint European MALE drone project, energy tech for forward operating bases, Skynet's strategic move to Asia Pacific, behaviour prediction software as a counterterrorism...

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