All articles by Grant Turnbull

  1. Space wars: should militaries be doing more to protect critical satellite systems?

    From humanitarian relief operations to major combat, modern militaries depend heavily on space for mission success. The US military, for…
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    18 Mar
  2. Billion-dollar bomber: US plans next-gen stealth aircraft

    The US is planning to pour billions into a stealth programme that, by 2025, will see the US Air Force…
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    16 Mar
  3. Road to nowhere? The US Unmanned Systems Roadmap

    Just before Christmas last year, when much of Washington DC had emptied for the holidays, the Pentagon quietly released its…
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    30 Jan
  4. Data overload: satellite communications on the battlefield

    Effective communication on the battlefield has always been an integral part of conflict and fighting a decisive battle. Today, that…
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    26 Nov
  5. Helicopter underslung loads: taking supplies to the frontline

    For helicopter pilots, one of the most challenging parts of their job is picking up, carrying and dropping off an…
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    10 Nov
  6. Future Vertical Lift: The end of the helicopter as we know it?

    Is it a plane? Is it a helicopter? Is there a pilot? These used to be easy questions to answer…
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    4 Nov
  7. Lockheed Martin unveils SR-72 as successor to SR-71 spy plane

    Details of the aircraft, dubbed the SR-72, were revealed by Aviation Week on November 1 and confirm that Skunk Works…
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    3 Nov
  8. Nike Ajax: How the first surface-to-air missile changed warfare forever

    On 27 March 1999, Lt. Col. Dale Zelko was at the controls of a billion dollar F-117 stealth fighter above…
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    14 Oct
  9. An integrated vision: Nato’s Air Command and Control System

    The goal of having an integrated air command and control (AirC2) capability among the Nato alliance has long been a…
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    22 Sep
  10. Improving air defence capabilities through computer simulations

    The simulated environment allows people to ask the all important question – what if? And from this they often get…
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    16 Sep
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