Global Defence Technology: Issue 77
In this issue: South Korea’s defence strategy, NATO’s cyber security upgrades, the future of Scotland’s military bases, stealth solutions for refuelling tankers, new research into supercavitating torpedoes and more.
Maxwell: smart base pilot kicks off
AT&T has announced it is working with Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, to pilot a more efficient and effective “smart base.” The concept uses Internet of Things technology to pull together connected smart perimeters, gate monitoring, notifications, fleet management and more. Claire Apthorp spoke to those involved to find out more about the pilot and talk early results.
June's top stories: US approves $1.3bn sale of Gulfstream G550 aircraft, USAF grounds F-35A aircraft
The US approved a potential $1.3bn foreign military sale of Gulfstream G550 aircraft to Australia, USAF grounded F-35A aircraft over pilot oxygen supply issue. Airforce-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from June 2017.
A stealth solution for the US Air Force's biggest birds
Pentagon chiefs are looking to Silicon Valley to present ideas for a ‘now you see me, now you don’t’ cloaking technology for the largest aircraft in the fleet – aerial refuelling tankers. According to top officials from the Air Mobility Command, there is no point cloaking fighter jets while all the enemy has to do is look for the refueller. So what options are out there? Claire Apthorp finds out.
F-35 Lightning: up and away
April’s arrival of F-35 Lightning IIs at RAF Lakenheath at the start of their first ever deployment outside of the US marked a significant milestone for an aircraft which has been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons.