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Nuclear powered aircraft: Cold War fission to new-age fusion 15 December, 2014 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... > read more

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...

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...

Beyond the hype: the year of the Scorpion fighter jet 10 November, 2014 Since its first flight in 2013, Textron AirLand’s new Scorpion aircraft has enjoyed significant attention from industry, the media and military top brass. The small, low-budget fighter jet made...

Argentina’s Gripen deal – a threat to the Falkland Islands? 29 October, 2014 Argentina has launched a bid to acquire 24 Saab Gripen E fighter jets off the back of a deal with Brazil. Some commentators were quick to label the proposal a threat to British interests in...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 44 08 October, 2014 In this issue: The Putin effect on land defence modernisation in Eastern Europe, the rise and fall of the Humvee, BAE’s new soldier power system, the first fully robotic remote weapon station...

Video feature: British Army’s Watchkeeper finally operational in Afghanistan 01 October, 2014 The British Army’s next generation unmanned air system (UAS) – called Watchkeeper – is now fully operational in Afghanistan. The aircraft, which is not armed, will give troops on the ground...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 43 11 September, 2014 In this issue: The US military’s green energy research, advances in regenerative medicine for injured soldiers, the US Air Force’s vintage bomber upgrades, optionally manned capabilities for...

VIDEO – Duke Airborne Systems RWS robotically arms helicopters in seconds 05 September, 2014 Utility helicopters perform a vital role in modern warfare delivering troops and supplies to otherwise inaccessible areas, but they are often minimally armed so have to fly with an armed...

BAE Systems reveals futuristic ’human skin’ concept for aircraft 21 August, 2014 Engineers have developed a human-like skin for aircraft which can detect damage and sense the world as it flies through the sky. The smart skin is embedded with tiny sensors the size of rice...

Remote controlled Black Hawks - reviving aircraft as unmanned systems 20 August, 2014 Unmanned aerial systems are commonplace for many air forces around the world, but the technology can often be expensive and bespoke systems can take years to build. Now aerospace manufacturers...

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