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Global Defence Technology: Issue 50 09 April, 2015 In this issue: Simulation training steps up a gear, progress in micro UAVs, potential replacements for the UK's Nimrod programme, Canada's navy at the crossroads, the evolution of the LCS and... > read more

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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