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End of an icon: the rise and fall of the Humvee
30 September, 2014 | by Grant Turnbull
For nearly 30 years the Humvee has been the workhorse of militaries across the globe. It has achieved iconic status and is now one of the most recognisable vehicles on the planet. But...
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BAE Broadsword: centralised batteries and wire-free textiles for soldiers 29 September, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Unveiled this year, BAE Systems’ new Broadsword product promises to reduce loads and revolutionise how soldiers are powered on the frontline using smart fabrics, data management and...

The top 10 aerospace and defence companies in 2014 29 September, 2014 Boeing sits atop the pinnacle, as the highest earning aerospace and defence contractor in 2014, followed by other industry behemoths such as Airbus Group and Lockheed Martin....

Did the US’s secretive spy drone take part in Syria strikes? 25 September, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Early Tuesday morning, US military commanders briefed reporters at the Pentagon giving details about airstrikes carried out in Syria the night before. The director of operations for the US...

Will DARPA’s airborne laser succeed where Boeing's YAL-1 failed? 17 September, 2014 by Berenice Baker The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Air Force Research Laboratory have developed a turret that could be used to aim future high-powered laser weapons through 360o at aerial...

Detect and diffuse – The top 5 military robots for explosive ordnance disposal 15 September, 2014 From the 510 PackBot to the Dragon Runner, Army-technology.com lists the top five tried and tested Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots deployed by major armed forces across the...

Flexible ‘Spiderman’ exosuits, the end of the bulky exoskeleton? 12 September, 2014 by Grant Turnbull The US military’s research agency DARPA is funding a new generation of flexible exoskeletons, which will enable soldiers to walk further, lift more and minimise injury risks. Unlike...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 43 11 September, 2014 In this issue: The US military’s green energy research, advances in regenerative medicine for injured soldiers, the US Air Force’s vintage bomber upgrades, optionally manned capabilities for...

The US Army’s armoured vehicle conundrum 11 September, 2014 by Grant Turnbull This year, funding for the US Army's next generation of combat vehicle - dubbed the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) - was slashed and the programme all but cancelled. Plans were for the GCV to...

Pole position: how F1 design tools are transforming major defence projects 09 September, 2014 by Grant Turnbull Delays on big defence programmes caused by design errors can have costly consequences for manufacturers and customers. Now engineers are taking advantage of Formula 1 design tools, including...

World of Tanks developer on rebuilding lost legends 03 September, 2014 by Chris Lo Wargaming’s suite of online games lets players take virtual command of history’s greatest war machines, but the company is now helping to restore historic vehicles in the real world. From...

UK to receive “fully digitised” armoured vehicles amid global crisis 03 September, 2014 by Grant Turnbull British troops are set to receive over 500 next-generation armoured vehicles as part of a £3.5 billion contract announced today. It is the British Army’s biggest single contract for...

August's top stories: UK to arm Kurds in Iraq, advanced hypersonic weapon fails 02 September, 2014 The UK announced it would be sending weapons to the Kurds in Iraq, the US Army aborted flight test of advanced hypersonic weapon, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Libya crisis,...

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