Global Defence Technology: Issue 32

In this issue: We profile a new smartphone app that aims to support therapy services for military veterans, look at the retrofuturistic designs of the past, investigate new developments in robotic on-board decision-making capabilities and much more.


Issue 32

The treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans is an issue that can be challenging but needs to be addressed. In the latest issue of Global Defence Technology we profile the new digital tool and smartphone app Buddy, which aims to support therapy services and is being rolled out to help over 500 returning veterans.

We also profile the retrofuturistic designs of the past and take a look at new developments in robotics and find out how companies are working to equip military robots with ever better on-board decision-making capabilities.

We consider the challenges that need to be overcome in order to reach the goal of having an integrated air command and control (AirC2) capability among the Nato alliance.

Moreover, we explore how defence manufacturers are using simulation tools to build tailored air defence systems and look at how new research into unmanned systems could popularise the technology.

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In this issue

Special report
A Friend in Need

The treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans is challenging. Global Defence Technology learns about a new digital tool and smartphone app called Buddy that hopes to support therapy services.
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Back to the Future
BAE Systems has released a series of retrofuturistic designs for long-abandoned technologies to mark the opening of a heritage centre at its factory. We profile the aircraft and vehicles that never were.
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Army
Robot's Choice

Today's robots are a far cry from their forebears. Global Defence Technology reports on how companies such as Robotics Engineering Excellence (RE2) are equipping military robots with greater levels of on-board decision-making capabilities.
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Airforce
An Integrated Vision

Nato is on the brink of fielding an integrated air command and control system in four member countries. We consider the challenges that need to be overcome.
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Simulating Success
From flight simulators to the world of gaming consoles, simulations are used in every walk of life. We look at how defence manufacturers are using simulation tools to build tailored air defence systems.
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Navy
Unmanned Evolution

Militaries across the world are increasingly turning to unmanned systems to augment their manned capabilities. Global Defence Technology looks at how new research into vehicle technology, autonomy software and underwater communications could popularise the technology.
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Next issue

However tight budgets are, defence departments are always willing to invest in body armour and helmets. But with the US drawing out of Afghanistan and sequestration biting hard, we ask how technological innovation will keep the sector buoyant.

We also explore how anti-aircraft missiles have evolved since the launch of the first ever surface-to-air missile Nike Ajax 60 years ago, take a look at the US Navy's new maritime warfare aircraft, the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, and round up the biggest topics from this year's DSEI, where naval warships took centre stage.

Moreover, we investigate the drivers behind increased naval investment in South America and profile the vessels that will make up future fleets in the region.

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