Norbert Neumann is the senior defence writer for Global Defence Technology and its sister websites. He joined after acquiring a degree in journalism and spending a short period with Times Radio's news team.
Some of the most modern defence equipment relies on parts made of rare earth elements. The majority of the planet’s reserves, however, is found in China, making the US and other nations heavily dependent on imports. Norbert Neumann looks at the importance of rare earths and ways the US is trying to weaken reliance on Chinese imports.
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The purchase of the 50 new helicopters includes a $2.3bn training and support programme with Boeing until 2040. Norbert Neumann visited the flying station and talked to the Defence Minister and experts.
Lockheed Martin and the Australian Defence Force are working in close cooperation with F135 engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney to ensure Tindal will serve as an effective base for long-term engine maintenance.
The Eurofighter Typhoon has served the Royal Air Force for nearly two decades. Developments around the UK Tempest concept and recent defence reviews have set the blueprint for the future of the air force and the spotlight falls once again on the Eurofighter Typhoon. Norbert Neumann explores the role and potential future of the aircraft.