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Global Defence Technology: Issue 65
15 July, 2016
In this issue: Project CameraShy and Chinese cyber espionage, Nordic defence cooperation, lightweight vehicle armour, SpaceX challenges the United Launch Alliance, overhauling the UK’s Type...
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Gearing up for the next generation of air combat helicopter 14 July, 2016 An update from Sikorsky reveals that the $1.2bn programme to replace the US Air Force's rapidly ageing HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters is progressing well. The contract signed in 2014 will see...

Japan: a new dawn of military innovation? 07 July, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans There is an oft-quoted Japanese saying that ‘business is war’ and now, after easing more than forty years of restrictions on foreign arms sales in 2014, it seems Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is...

The smart deployed HQ: digital transformation in the battlefield 06 July, 2016 Digital technologies are transforming old and inefficient ways of working and making businesses much more agile. Can they do the same in the defence sector, where success on deployments depends...

June's top stories: Orlando gay nightclub shooting, US DoD lifts transgender ban 06 July, 2016 by Nancy Victor Firing at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, US, killed nearly 50 people and injured at least 53, the US DoD lifts ban on transgender service members and the US Army awarded $1.7bn contract...

Nordics look to collaboration in defence of Europe’s new front line 04 July, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans Untroubled for decades, the Nordic nations are increasingly seeing themselves as sitting on Europe’s new front-line. A challenge which can only be solved with steadfast...

Is it time for the European arms industry to consolidate? 28 June, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans Seventy years on from the end of WWII, the European defence industry remains almost entirely organised along old national lines. This legacy has significant implications today including...

Drone crashes: what’s going wrong? 22 June, 2016 Reports have emerged showing that a record number of US Air Force drones crashed in major accidents last year. The most accident-prone appears to be the Reaper UAV, which has become the...

The war on bullying and violence in the armed forces 15 June, 2016 The issue of bullying, sexual violence and domestic violence in the armed forces has become an increasingly hot topic following a rise in reported incidents. Many nations are attempting to...

Where have all the army robots gone? 13 June, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans Future war will be fought by robots - or at least that’s what we’ve been told. For decades huge amounts of military spending have gone into robotic development, from pack mules to drones...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 64 09 June, 2016 In this issue: Australia’s shifting defence spending priorities, military innovation made in Japan, the next stage of the British-French Future Combat Air System project, modernising IT for the...

Thanks to a lot of defence spending synthetic biology is finally going mainstream 09 June, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans Once almost unheard of outside of sci-fi circles, the fast-developing field of synthetic biology is now swiftly leaving the dystopian fantasy landscapes of Blade Runner and Gattaca far behind...

Under pressure: is the US Marine Corps fit for duty? 07 June, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans The US Marine Corps fills a unique role – operating seamlessly between land, sea and air – but in a time of cutbacks and longer duration deployments, is the Corps as we know it doomed to...

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