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Global Defence Technology: Issue 47
15 January, 2015
In this issue: Winning a war without boots on the ground, the US Army’s search for a lightweight armoured vehicle, a timeline of fusion power experiments, a new wave of mini weapons for...
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Flyweight – the US Army’s quest for an airborne Ultra Light Combat Vehicle 07 January, 2015 by Berenice Baker After years of enhancing survivability through heavy armour packages, the US Army is seeking a new generation of lightweight armoured vehicle that can be carried by helicopter or air-dropped...

2014: The year's biggest Army Technology stories 05 January, 2015 The UK Ministry of Defence announced it could allow women to apply for ground close-combat roles in 2016, Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine following heavy clashes between government forces...

No mans land - the ten most disputed borders 15 December, 2014 Ongoing unrest and armed struggles divide nations causing uproar and protest at home and aboard. From Crimea to the Senkaku / Diaoyu Islands, army-technology.com lists the world’s ten most...

Video feature: Omnifinity treadmill brings realistic movement to simulation 11 December, 2014 by Berenice Baker Omnifinity launched its new Omnideck 6 omnidirectional treadmill for use in virtual reality training at the recent I/ITSEC 2014 exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The Omnideck 6 is used with...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 46 10 December, 2014 In this issue: The strategic thinking behind US-Vietnam reconciliation, boosting simulation technology with an open-source approach, the problem of regulating private militaries, the...

Latest In Defence – eye-like zoom; nuclear-inspired submarine; F-35 carrier landing 08 December, 2014 by Berenice Baker In this edition of Latest In Defence, Sandia National Laboratories has developed a rifle zoom that works like the human eye; DCNS unveils a concept diesel-electric attack submarine that...

Video feature: Graphene holds promise as body armour 08 December, 2014 by Berenice Baker New research from Rice University suggests graphene could be used to make strong body armour and to protect spacecraft. Researchers tested a graphene sheet by firing ‘microbullets’ at it and...

November's top stories: US extends Afghanistan mission, UK counter-terrorism bill 03 December, 2014 US President Barack Obama authorised American soldiers to continue combat operations in Afghanistan through to 2015, PAX said major banks were investing billions in firms that produce...

Virtual World Framework: the next collaborative training revolution? 27 November, 2014 by Grant Turnbull The use of simulation tools for maintaining skills and readiness among military personnel is growing, especially as shrinking budgets constrain real-world training. Now, companies are looking...

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....

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...

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