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Reshaped priorities: US defence budget 2017
26 May, 2016
US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced that the president would seek a $582.7bn defence budget for 2017 and reshape spending priorities to address five evolving challenges, including...
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Australia’s defence budget: sign of a power shift in East Asia? 17 May, 2016 by Dr Gareth Evans Nestling alongside the detailed strategic narrative, geopolitical analysis and discussions of future military capabilities contained in the 190 pages of Australia’s latest Defence White Paper...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 63 12 May, 2016 In this issue: The US Marine Corps under pressure, what’s holding back military robotics, investigating drone crashes, the potential of synthetic biology in new material research, detection...

Battlefield 2050: direct energy weapons meet the forcefield 10 May, 2016 Death beams and ray guns may be science fiction staples, but the idea of directed energy weapons (DEWs) was around long before Captain Kirk boldly went anywhere, or anyone named Skywalker...

April’s top stories: China’s missile test, Boeing Apache helicopters deal 05 May, 2016 by Anagha Unnikrishnan China test fires DF-41 ballistic missile, Boeing secures $1.5bn contract to upgrade Apache helicopters, Switzerland lifts ban on arms export to Middle East. Army-technology.com wraps up...

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...

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...

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