New Features information at Army Technology New and updated information from Features listed on www.army-technology.com http://www.army-technology.com/ en-us http://www.army-technology.com/ New Features information at Army Technology http://www.army-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif The EU’s new non-combatant army http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurethe-eus-new-non-combatant-army-5760855/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurethe-eus-new-non-combatant-army-5760855/ Sixty-six years almost to the day after the idea of a European army was first floated, the EU passed a controversial resolution to establish a European Defence Union, which might finally pave the way for comprehensive and complete military integratio… Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Under the skin of a made-for-military microgrid http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureunder-the-skin-of-a-made-for-military-microgrid-5760854/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureunder-the-skin-of-a-made-for-military-microgrid-5760854/ Powering remote military structures and installations in hostile areas far away from reliable diesel fuel convoys is a critical capability and one that is drawing significant funding and innovation. Claire Apthorp speaks to lithium battery manufactur… Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 73 http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-73-5759628/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-73-5759628/ In this issue: The UK’s laser weapons project, US defence under Trump, industry trends for the year ahead, the challenges of maintaining effective land forces, new energy ideas for operating bases, a lesson in air readiness with NATO, and more. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:35:00 GMT February's top stories: MBDA and PGZ sign missile cooperation agreement, DLA awards JETS contract http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurefebruarys-top-stories-mbda-pgz-sign-missile-cooperation-agreement-dla-awards-jets-contract-5757242/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurefebruarys-top-stories-mbda-pgz-sign-missile-cooperation-agreement-dla-awards-jets-contract-5757242/ MBDA and PGZ sign missile cooperation agreement, and DLA awards $6bn JETS support contract to Leidos. Army-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from February 2017. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Trends in protected mobility: insights from the International Armoured Vehicles conference http://www.army-technology.com/features/featuretrends-in-protected-mobility-insights-from-the-international-armoured-vehicles-conference-5742706/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featuretrends-in-protected-mobility-insights-from-the-international-armoured-vehicles-conference-5742706/ As the changing nature of conflicts creates new challenges for land forces, armoured vehicle designs have to adapt to bridge conflicting demands of protection, mobility and firepower. At this year’s International Armoured Vehicles conference in Londo… Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT US defence under Trump: what can we expect? http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureus-defence-under-trump-what-can-we-expect-5742718/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureus-defence-under-trump-what-can-we-expect-5742718/ America’s 2016 presidential election will be remembered for many things, but perhaps none more bizarre than for propelling ‘post-truth’ into the general lexicon and firmly anointing it as the word of the year. The campaign circus is now all behind us… Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT The critical importance of NATO communications http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurethe-critical-importance-of-nato-communications-5731389/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurethe-critical-importance-of-nato-communications-5731389/ NATO’s Polycom technology provides command and control capability for meetings, international communication and operational mission collaboration across NATO’s highly protected restricted network. Claire Apthorp sat down with the head of the NATO Com… Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 72 http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-72-5736456/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-72-5736456/ In this issue: New capabilities in air-to-air refuelling, a look at NATO’s new comms system, trends in protected mobility for armoured vehicles, the world’s first explosives sniffer drone, the future of UAVs in maritime ISR, closing capability gaps i… Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:06:00 GMT January’s top stories: Indonesia-Australia relations, US troops in Poland http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurejanuarys-top-stories-indonesia-australia-relations-us-troops-in-poland-5734025/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurejanuarys-top-stories-indonesia-australia-relations-us-troops-in-poland-5734025/ Indonesia reportedly suspended military cooperation with Australia over 'insulting' training materials and US troops arrived in Poland to enhance the security of the European country. Army-technology.com wraps up key headlines from January. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Explosives detection: the world’s first sniffer drone http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureexplosives-detection-the-worlds-first-sniffer-drone-5729390/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureexplosives-detection-the-worlds-first-sniffer-drone-5729390/ The world's first drone-based explosive detection system, SpectroDrone, has been unveiled by Laser Detect Systems in Tel Aviv, Israel. With a flight range of 3km and its ability to identify explosives and other hazardous materials at distance, the in… Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Repair and protect: damage detection for soldier safety http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurerepair-and-protect-damage-detection-for-soldier-safety-5711082/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurerepair-and-protect-damage-detection-for-soldier-safety-5711082/ Plextek has created a detection system to immediately identify any damage to a soldier’s armour while still on the battlefield. The system can even identify hairline fractures, which often go undetected but can seriously compromise reliability. Clair… Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Is a new cold war brewing in the Arctic? http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureis-a-new-cold-war-brewing-in-the-arctic-5710896/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureis-a-new-cold-war-brewing-in-the-arctic-5710896/ Climate change has thrust the Arctic firmly into the strategic and economic limelight, bringing it ever closer to surrendering its untapped wealth of natural resources and finally opening up shipping routes across the roof of the world. But are overl… Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT One Atlas: the worlds most advanced satellite imagery library http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureone-atlas-a-world-library-at-your-fingertips-5710818/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureone-atlas-a-world-library-at-your-fingertips-5710818/ Airbus Defence and Space is targeting the defence, intelligence and security community with a new satellite image library offering constantly updated imagery at high resolution. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 71 http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-71-5714433/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-71-5714433/ Keeping the peace in the Arctic region, a new satellite service from Airbus, closing the GPS gap with wearable sensors, instant detection for armour damage, high-speed drones for fighter aircraft support, progress of Australia’s new submarines, and m… Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:15:00 GMT The next generation of wearable sensors for frontline troops http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurethe-next-generation-of-wearable-sensors-for-frontline-troops-5711306/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurethe-next-generation-of-wearable-sensors-for-frontline-troops-5711306/ The UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, together with industry partners Roke Manor Research, QinetiQ and Systems Engineering and Assessment, has developed dismounted close combat sensors which enable GPS-free navigation, automatic threat … Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2016: The year's biggest Army Technology stories http://www.army-technology.com/features/feature2016-the-years-biggest-army-technology-stories-5705520/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/feature2016-the-years-biggest-army-technology-stories-5705520/ Obama unveiled new executive action to reduce gun violence, Australia planned to invest $195bn in military acquisition, and the US Department of Defense (DoD) approved the landmark decision to open all US military combat positions for women. Army-tec… Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT What does the future hold for tanks? http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurewhat-does-the-future-hold-for-tanks-5688047/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featurewhat-does-the-future-hold-for-tanks-5688047/ Having been a mainstay of modern militaries for so long, will the tank continue to play a role on tomorrow’s battlefields? And if it does, how will tanks and armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) need to change to meet the challenges of future warfare? Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT GovPlanet EU: surplus military equipment market sets up shop online http://www.army-technology.com/features/featuregovplanet-eu-surplus-military-equipment-market-sets-up-shop-online-5690389/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featuregovplanet-eu-surplus-military-equipment-market-sets-up-shop-online-5690389/ Buying anything second-hand always carries an element of uncertainty, even when you can inspect it directly for yourself. However, when your potential purchase is military surplus, the questions marks are even bigger. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Timeline: 100 years of tanks http://www.army-technology.com/features/featuretimeline-100-years-of-tanks-5694455/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featuretimeline-100-years-of-tanks-5694455/ The first tanks rolled across a battlefield on the morning of 15 September 1916, when British forces attacked the positions of the German 28th Reserve Infantry Regiment at Flers–Courcelette with 32 tanks in an effort to break the stalemate on the Som… Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 70 http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-70-5693289/ http://www.army-technology.com/features/featureglobal-defence-technology-issue-70-5693289/ In this issue: The tanks of tomorrow, unmanned technology and the frontline soldier, Rolls-Royce speaks out about UK budget policy, a new marketplace for surplus equipment, solving engineering problems on the Littoral Combat Ships, and more. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:21:00 GMT