Strategic Defence Intelligence

Data for the Global Defence Industry

The Shape of Robots to Come

Since science fiction first came up with the concept of robots, it has been assumed that, at some point in the future, human troops will be joined on the front line by anthropomorphic, or...

The Shape of Robots to Come

Unrest and Revolution

The mass protests in the Middle East and North Africa have succeeded in overthrowing the leadership of oppressive regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, with potentially more to follow. Observers...

Unrest and Revolution

Seeing Through 'Invisibility' Claims

Barely a week goes by without researchers announcing a new 'invisibility cloak' or 'cloaking device' (depending on whether they read Harry Potter or watch Star Trek) that could...

Seeing Through 'Invisibility' Claims

Lasers on the Battlefield

Since lasers were first developed over 50 years ago, the defence industry has consistently explored their varied uses. Lasers have since found many applications on the battlefield but laser...

Lasers on the Battlefield

Export Transactions Are Vital to the Survival of the Defence Industry

2011 is set to be a difficult year for the defence industry. Companies will have to step up competitiveness and look to overseas markets to remain profitable. Once, the defence industry...

Export Transactions Are Vital to the Survival of the Defence Industry

South Korea to Cooperate with Israel for Border Protection Expertise

South Korea is looking to increase its spending on defence contracts with Israel, according to reports in Israeli newspaper Haaretz. South Korea seeks to benefit from Israel's extensive...

South Korea to Cooperate with Israel for Border Protection Expertise

Cyberwarfare Poses Real Risk

A recent study carried out by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), about the potential effects of attacks on computer systems, suggests the risk of a true 'cyberwar'...

Cyberwarfare Poses Real Risk

Smartphones are a Smart Move for the Military

The US Army wants every soldier to carry a smartphone, and thinks the move could revolutionise the way troops think and fight. This is just one example of how a ready-made solution can solve...

Smartphones are a Smart Move for the Military

Railguns Prepare for the Battlefield

The principle behind railguns, which use an electromagnetic force to propel projectiles at high velocity, has been around since the First World War. Practical models are now under test, which...

Railguns Prepare for the Battlefield

Top Army Inventions Recognised

The US Army has recognised its top ten inventions of 2009 at the 27th Army Science Conference in Florida, US. The theme of this year's conference was 'transformational science and technology...

Top Army Inventions Recognised