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Falling cats and tumbling athletes inspire search and rescue robots
24 November, 2014 | by Berenice Baker
Until now, search and rescue robots have been mainly tracked and either self-righting or able to operate either side up to enable them to cope with uneven terrain and falling from heights....
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Commercial crossover makes Aeroscraft military airship dream come true 21 November, 2014 by Berenice Baker Worldwide Aeros promises to revolutionise military heavy-lift operations with its massive Aeroscraft cargo airships, and a half-scale demonstration model successfully proved the concept when...

Women to be given go-ahead for British Army combat roles 18 November, 2014 by Grant Turnbull The British Army could soon relax its rules preventing women joining elite frontline units like the Parachute Regiment or the legendary Special Air Service (SAS). That’s according to a...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 45 13 November, 2014 In this issue: Boosting European land defences against Russian tanks, innovative body armour from head to toe, the British Army’s contribution to the Bloodhound supersonic car, missile defence...

Vietnam and the US: why former enemies became friends 10 November, 2014 by Grant Turnbull After decades of bitter fighting during the Vietnam War, the US and communist-run Vietnam are now forging closer political, economic and military ties. The US partially lifted a weapons ban...

October's top stories: Camp Bastion hand over, Ukraine cluster munitions 03 November, 2014 The UK handed over Camp Bastion to the Afghan National Army, the US was assessing claims that the Islamic State has man-portable air-defence systems in its weapon arsenal, and the Human...

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...

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...

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