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A new weapon in the fight against RCIEDs
26 August, 2015 | by Dr Gareth Evans
To date the best method for de-mobilising IEDs has been to jam the signals used to set them off – isolating that signal has, however, proved to be a needle in a haystack kind of challenge. A...
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Ready set go: Australia’s Land 400 programme 20 August, 2015 As the Australian Government zeroes in on a new fleet of armoured fighting vehicles under its biggest ever land acquisition programme, industry teams are aligning themselves to get a part of...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 54 12 August, 2015 In this issue: A new era for the US space launch market, the US and India team up for business, tackling RCIEDs with smart jamming, insights into emerging IT challenges from IFS, the new...

July's top stories: KMW and Nexter merger, DoD healthcare management upgrade 03 August, 2015 by Syeda Afshan Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) signed an agreement with French armoured vehicle maker, Nexter Systems to establish a joint holding company, Leidos received a $4.3bn contract to modernise the US...

Anthrax: tracing and containing the threat 29 July, 2015 by Gary Peters You might think it highly unlikely that live samples of anthrax could mistakenly find their way to 19 US states and, at the time of writing, four foreign countries - but that’s exactly...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 53 17 July, 2015 In this issue: Defining a defence strategy for the UK, the race is on for Land 400, the politics behind Israel’s David’s Sling programme, the news from Paris Air Show, the Ford carrier’s bumpy...

Programme delays and export woes: a look inside Germany’s defence industry 14 July, 2015 Historically the largest weapons manufacturing country in Europe, Germany has recently implemented new policies to curb foreign military sales, specifically those destined for the Middle...

Winning the war on landmine casualties 06 July, 2015 by Dr Gareth Evans On 1 March 2015, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines was able to report the lowest number of landmine casualties since records began. Dr Gareth Evans reports on the methods being used...

June's top stories: Nato AGS aircraft, AN / TPY-2 radar export 03 July, 2015 by Syeda Afshan Northrop Grumman unveiled the first Nato alliance ground surveillance (AGS) aircraft, the US Army awarded the first full rate production order to General Dynamics to build additional...

IFS Defence’s Brendan Viggers on new software solutions for the defence industry 29 June, 2015 by Heidi Vella Last month IFS World held its annual conference, where it launched its latest upgrade – Applications 9 – and announced the company had reached the milestone of one million users. Army...

The EMP threat: is enough being done? 22 June, 2015 by Gary Peters An open letter to US President Barack Obama from the EMP Task Force has outlined that the US should, as an urgent requirement, address the threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack...

Sleep: key to understanding mental health problems in the military? 16 June, 2015 by Gary Peters The importance of sleep in the armed forces is often forgotten, with early wake-up calls during basic training and the complexities of missions depriving members of healthy sleep. A study has...

Changing the French Defence Budget Mindset 10 June, 2015 by Dr Gareth Evans With the opening salvoes already fired in the battle for the French defence budget, the Napoleonic maxim that “no plan survives the first shot” is shaping up to prove as true as ever. Dr...

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