Berenice Baker

Berenice is the Editor of Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI) which provides continuously updated industry intelligence and detailed research reports on the latest global developments in defence, and writes features for NRi's defence titles, including Global Defence Technology, Army Technology, Naval Technology, and Airforce Technology. She graduated from Salford University with a degree in Information Technology the year Tim Berners-Lee made all she had learnt obsolete by inventing the World Wide Web. Despite this, she spent 15 years working as an IT consultant before switching careers to journalism, specialising in technology and innovation. Since 2010 she has focussed on the defence industry, addressing the challenges facing the military, ministries of defence and contractors alike of delivering novel solutions to established and emerging threats in the face of defence cuts and rapidly changing world events from the Arab Spring to the London Olympics. From nanotechnology at one end of the scale to massive aircraft carriers at the other, she has covered subjects as diverse as dogfighting drones, cloaking technology, cyber security, railguns, mind controlled weapons and the ethics of arming UAVs.  

All articles by Berenice Baker

  1. Live and virtual environments shape the future air combat training

    With just a handful of fifth-generation jet fighter aircraft models combat-ready, defence departments are already ramping up funding of R&D…
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    5 Nov
  2. Taking out drone threats: Raytheon showcases counter UAS technology

    Relatively cheap to acquire and capable of missions from basic spying to carrying weapons of mass destruction, UAS pose a…
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    1 Nov
  3. Farnborough International Airshow 2018: the future of flight

    Set over a few cloudy, drizzly days in the middle of a long, hot summer, some public visitors dubbed this…
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    4 Oct
  4. Agents of SHiELD – the US Air Force’s new aircraft-mounted laser weapon

    Developing a compact, high-efficiency laser that can be used on a tactical fighter jet presents new challenges in terms of…
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    19 Feb
  5. A journey through space and time: the UK’s space programme

    Fittingly, Dstl announced its cash boost for space programmes last October, during World Space Week. At a time when budget…
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    18 Jan
  6. Nuclear powered aircraft: Cold War fission to new-age fusion

    The radioactive dust had barely settled on Hiroshima before military scientists on both sides of the Iron Curtain turned their…
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    14 Dec
  7. Argentina’s Gripen deal – a threat to the Falkland Islands?

    As Basil Fawlty warned, "Don’t mention the war!" But the very mention of Argentina, especially in a military context, prompts…
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    28 Oct
  8. Raising missileer morale – US Air Force to issue nuclear deterrence medal

    In a quiet post-Cold War era, when seemingly futile ‘duck and cover’ civil defence advice and the wail of four-minute…
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    20 Oct
  9. Flight MH17 – could technology and intelligence have prevented tragedy?

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam in July 2014 when it was shot…
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    15 Oct
  10. VIDEO – Duke Airborne Systems RWS robotically arms helicopters in seconds

      Duke Airborne Systems new Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for helicopters is based on the company’s land-proven RWS, with the…
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    4 Sep