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Straining ‘hearts and minds’ – the problem with private militaries
28 October, 2014 | by Berenice Baker
Governments often recruit private military and security companies to bolster regular troops and support services, and they were used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan. While considered...
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Latest In Defence – Digital training ranges and the Sikorsky S-97 Raider 23 October, 2014 by Berenice Baker In this edition of Latest In Defence, Lockheed Martin develops a new type of live-fire training range; Sikorsky releases a simulation of how its futuristic S-97 Raider multi-mission...

British Army and Bloodhound project set sights on 1,000mph speed record 23 October, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Next year, a team of British engineers led by Richard Noble aim to break the current land speed record with a jet and rocket-powered car called Bloodhound SSC. The team could smash the...

The Putin effect – increasing armoured vehicle lethality with anti-tank missiles 21 October, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan has seen military planners are reassess their approach to future land warfare. Instead of fighting...

Ultra-light vehicles and armed drones: AUSA 2014 tech round-up 15 October, 2014 by Grant Turnbull The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition was held in Washington DC this week. Spanning three days, it’s one of the biggest land warfare expos in the world...

Mefloquine – the military’s deadly malaria treatment 13 October, 2014 by Berenice Baker Developed by the US Army, the malaria preventative and treatment mefloquine, trade name Lariam, can cause strong psychotic reactions and has been implicated in several military incidents,...

High-tech protection - head to toe armour innovation 09 October, 2014 by Berenice Baker Body armour for infantry soldiers has become so specialised, purpose-designed protection is available for seemingly every individual body part, using the very latest modern materials to ensure...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 44 08 October, 2014 In this issue: The Putin effect on land defence modernisation in Eastern Europe, the rise and fall of the Humvee, BAE’s new soldier power system, the first fully robotic remote weapon station...

Latest In Defence - Four minute mile jetpack; danger-dodging vehicles; new laser weapons 07 October, 2014 by Berenice Baker In this edition of Latest In Defence, American researchers have developed a jetpack to enable soldiers to run a four-minute mile; DARPA brings us a vision of some futuristic new ground...

September's top stories: Ukraine ceasefire, £3.5bn Scout SV contract 03 October, 2014 Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels agreed to a long-term ceasefire, the US House of Representatives approved a bill to arm Syrian rebels and GD received a £3.5bn contract to supply Scout...

Russian aggression spurs Eastern European vehicle modernisation 02 October, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Recent geopolitical events triggered by Russia have led many European countries to think again about their military capabilities - that's particularly true for those in Eastern Europe which...

Global Defence Technology: Military vehicles special issue 01 October, 2014 In this special issue: The US Army's troubled armoured vehicle programmes, virtual reality tools for military vehicle design, the benefits of hybrid electric engines, vintage tank restoration...

End of an icon: the rise and fall of the Humvee 30 September, 2014 by Grant Turnbull For nearly 30 years the Humvee has been the workhorse of militaries across the globe. It has achieved iconic status and is now one of the most recognisable vehicles on the planet. But...

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