All articles by Claire Apthorp

  1. Sizing up the latest trends in soldier armour

    The priority for body armour is to save the wearer’s life in the face of battlefield threats, from gunfire to…
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    1 Nov
  2. Inside the Defence Animal Training Regiment: Britain’s school for army animals

    Although today’s mounted troops ride in armoured vehicles rather than on horseback, animals continue to play a special role in…
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    11 Sep
  3. New rules for space warfare

    Space assets play an ever-greater role in the everyday life of civilians around the world. Whether using GPS satellite navigation…
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    7 Aug
  4. Using autonomy to supply the ‘last mile’

    The idea of using unmanned ground and aerial vehicles to resupply the front line is nothing new. Perhaps the most…
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    25 Jun
  5. Modernising Scotland’s military bases

    Announcing the investment as the MoD’s Defence Board convened in Edinburgh for the first time, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said…
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    12 Jun
  6. The race for space robots: public vs private sector

    In February DARPA announced that it had selected Space Systems Loral (SSL) as its commercial partner for the Robotic Servicing…
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    4 Jun
  7. A look inside Zephyr, Airbus’s new high-altitude spy pseudo-satellite

    In late 2015, the UK Government began making mention of a new British-designed aircraft that would “fly at the very…
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    1 May
  8. Talking cyber security skills with BAE

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is in the process of recruiting hundreds of computer experts as cyber reservists to…
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    23 Apr