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Sniffed out: New technologies to detect weapons of mass destruction
04 May, 2016
While methods to detect weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) have improved with advances in satellite technology, there is still no substitute for on-site inspections. This could be set to...
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Time to turn and face: analysing the UK Defence review 2015 26 April, 2016 After a long wait, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) wound up publishing its 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) mere days after Europe’s worst terrorist attack in a decade....

Global Defence Technology: Issue 62 13 April, 2016 In this issue: The US defence budget for 2017, the case for consolidation in Europe, precision airdrops with the US military’s JPADS, the UK’s future flying training, the latest progress in the...

Defence mergers: could growing monopolies signal the end of innovation? 05 April, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans The Pentagon has warned against further consolidation amongst American defence companies following Lockheed Martin’s $9bn grab for Sikorsky. With fewer competitors in the market, will...

March's top stories: Harris $12.7bn radio deal, UN sanctions on North Korea 04 April, 2016 by Nancy Victor Harris secures position on US Army's $12.7bn contract for manpack radios, the UN resolves to impose sanctions on North Korea and US DoD approves decision to open military combat positions...

Inside the British Army's new front-line field hospital 31 March, 2016 In November, the British Army wrapped up trials of its newest operational medical capability, a new modular Role 3 field hospital supplied by Marshall Aerospace and Defence. The new hospital,...

Lock and load: a new handgun for the US Army 21 March, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans The US Army has decided to replace the 9mm Beretta M9, sparking a furious search for the next-generation...

Greener, cleaner & less explosive: the rise of military electric vehicles 14 March, 2016 What does the ground vehicle of tomorrow look like? If the direction of current research and development projects led the likes of GE and Qinetiq is any indication, they will increasingly...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 61 08 March, 2016 In this issue: India’s defence relationship with Russia and the US, the UK’s strategic shift, the future of directed energy weapons, improving connectivity at military bases, progress of the...

Norway’s Joint Submarine Plan 08 March, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans In the cold and strategically important waters around Norway’s long, jagged coastline, few platforms can match the versatile capabilities of a submarine – but maintaining an independent fleet...

Inside the US Army’s Warrior Training Alliance 08 March, 2016 The Warrior Training Alliance ushers in a new ethos in the way the US Army trains its soldier. With a collaborative approach to both live and virtual training at its heart, the $11.2bn...

February's top stories: Australia’s $195bn investment, Syrian cease-fire plan 01 March, 2016 by Nancy Victor Australia announced plans to invest $195bn in military acquisition, the US and Russia agreed to cease hostilities in Syria, and European Parliament votes for Saudi arms embargo....

What it takes: could personality tests make the military more effective? 29 February, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans With the military-industrial complex becoming ever more complex and specialised, could more detailed personality testing could hold the key to finding the right roles for today’s recruits?...

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