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Will DARPA’s airborne laser succeed where Boeing's YAL-1 failed?
17 September, 2014 | by Berenice Baker
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Air Force Research Laboratory have developed a turret that could be used to aim future high-powered laser weapons through 360o at aerial...
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Detect and diffuse – The top 5 military robots for explosive ordnance disposal 15 September, 2014 From the 510 PackBot to the Dragon Runner, Army-technology.com lists the top five tried and tested Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots deployed by major armed forces across the...

Flexible ‘Spiderman’ exosuits, the end of the bulky exoskeleton? 12 September, 2014 by Grant Turnbull The US military’s research agency DARPA is funding a new generation of flexible exoskeletons, which will enable soldiers to walk further, lift more and minimise injury risks. Unlike...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 43 11 September, 2014 In this issue: The US military’s green energy research, advances in regenerative medicine for injured soldiers, the US Air Force’s vintage bomber upgrades, optionally manned capabilities for...

The US Army’s armoured vehicle conundrum 11 September, 2014 by Grant Turnbull This year, funding for the US Army's next generation of combat vehicle - dubbed the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) - was slashed and the programme all but cancelled. Plans were for the GCV to...

Pole position: how F1 design tools are transforming major defence projects 09 September, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Delays on big defence programmes caused by design errors can have costly consequences for manufacturers and customers. Now engineers are taking advantage of Formula 1 design tools, including...

World of Tanks developer on rebuilding lost legends 03 September, 2014 by Chris Lo Wargaming’s suite of online games lets players take virtual command of history’s greatest war machines, but the company is now helping to restore historic vehicles in the real world. From...

UK to receive “fully digitised” armoured vehicles amid global crisis 03 September, 2014 by Grant Turnbull British troops are set to receive over 500 next-generation armoured vehicles as part of a £3.5 billion contract announced today. It is the British Army’s biggest single contract for...

August's top stories: UK to arm Kurds in Iraq, advanced hypersonic weapon fails 02 September, 2014 The UK announced it would be sending weapons to the Kurds in Iraq, the US Army aborted flight test of advanced hypersonic weapon, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Libya crisis,...

Innovation drive – how new engine technology is transforming military vehicles 28 August, 2014 by Berenice Baker Innovation in armoured vehicles is taking place under the bonnet as much as elsewhere, exploring power options such as hybrid electric engines and hydrogen fuel cells. Automotive engineers from...

Re-generation game: how regenerative medicine could help injured soldiers 26 August, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Growing organs, spray-on skin and limb transplants might sound like technology found in a Hollywood sci-fi movie. In reality, these medical miracles are happening right now. The relatively...

Super bainite steel – perfection in impenetrability 21 August, 2014 by Berenice Baker While ceramics, smart materials and additive manufacturing have dominated recent military material innovation headlines, metal alloys have been quietly evolving to deliver unprecedented...

Unleash the tether: reducing the US military’s thirst for foreign oil 20 August, 2014 by Grant Turnbull From frigates run on bio-fuels to huge solar farms powering military bases, the US military is investing billions in renewable energy initiatives. Hundreds of projects are currently underway,...

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