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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...
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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,...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 42 13 August, 2014 In this issue: Russia’s threat to cut the US off from vital rocket engine supplies, Michelin’s new anti-landmine tyre, the best designs for military flying trucks, new criticism of the...

Are cluster bomb alternatives just as bad? 05 August, 2014 by Berenice Baker Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated an alternative warhead for its Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System designed to deliver the same effect as cluster munitions but without the lingering...

Latest In Defence — Helicopter RWS; vehicle-launched missiles; small diameter bomb 16 July, 2014 by Berenice Baker This edition of Latest In Defence features technology unveiled around the time of the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris. Duke Airborne Systems unveils a pioneering remote weapons system for use...

Flying trucks - where VTOL rotors meet army motors 15 July, 2014 by Berenice Baker Military hybrid flying trucks, or road-capable aircraft, may offer a future solution to the problem of delivering troops and logistics to otherwise inaccessible regions by ground and air. As...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 41 09 July, 2014 In this issue: Brazil’s move on the international defence market, keeping non-lethal weapons safe, the future of the British defence industry as an era of mega-projects ends, the latest in...

Bat Bombs, V3 Cannon and the pigeon missile: the world’s weirdest weapons 08 July, 2014 The world has seen some strange military weapons over the last century and, despite dozens of outright failures, a number of initially strange concepts have become reality. From Bat Bombs...

June's top stories: Iraq crisis, North Korea tests missiles 08 July, 2014 by Nancy Victor Iraq is in crisis following attacks by the ISIS Sunni militant group, North Korea test-fires precision-guided missiles and Jinnah International Airport is attacked by militants....

US signals policy shift on anti-personnel landmines 03 July, 2014 by Grant Turnbull US officials have signalled their intention to stop the production, purchase and stockpiling of anti-personnel landmines, marking a significant breakthrough for the 15-year-old Mine Ban Treaty....

The world’s longest ongoing arms embargoes 03 July, 2014 Arms embargoes are implemented by countries or international organisations as a means to establish peace and maintain security. Army-technology profiles the longest ongoing arms embargoes by...

Open Architecture - interoperability at the heart of the modern military arsenal 03 July, 2014 by Berenice Baker Military systems increasingly need to directly interface with each other to reduce redundancy and soldier burden, and to take advantage of new ‘big data’ analysis techniques. British...

Super cells: developing the next generation of soldier batteries 01 July, 2014 by Grant Turnbull A decade of war has highlighted the importance of batteries for the soldier. New technology has multiplied the number of batteries used and the weight a soldier has to carry. Dr. Cynthia...

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