New Features information at Army Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Army Technology Using autonomy to supply the ‘last mile’ The UK Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin has challenged industry and academia to design autonomous systems to resupply frontline troops. As part of the MoD’s innovation initiative, £3m has been invested in the next stage of the Innova… Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Modernising Scotland’s military bases In February the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved £1.7bn to upgrade Scotland’s military bases. The work is part of a wider programme that will bring sweeping changes to the MoD’s Defence Estate around the UK. Claire Apthorp found out where the mo… Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 76 In this issue: The UK’s new virtual training capability, how small businesses can secure MoD contracts, benefits of networking radios for dismounted combat, contenders for the US Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle, improving MRO availability wit… Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:36:00 GMT May’s top stories: US-Saudi Arabia sign $110bn deal, Manchester Arena attack US President Donald J. Trump and King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia signed a $110bn arms deal, a suicide bomb blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killed 22 people and the US THAAD advanced missile defence system became opera… Tue, 06 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT The race for space robots: public vs private sector A DARPA project to develop a robot for satellite servicing in space has come under fire over claims that it violates national space policy guidelines that discourage public competition with commercial space activities. Lawmakers in the US have asked … Sun, 04 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sizing up South Korea’s defence strategy South Korea’s proximity to both its belligerent northern neighbour North Korea and China has made it a strategic lynchpin for the US and other allies. It’s no surprise then that the country is projected to become a major export hub and buyer for new … Mon, 29 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Breaking in: UK MoD procurement and SMEs Mention “military procurement” and in the main it tends to be multi-million pound acquisition programmes and major international defence contractors that spring instantly to mind, rather than the openings that exist within all of that for smaller com… Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Moving ahead in the virtual battlespace ‘Wargames’ have taken on a whole new meaning with the advent of realistic simulation technology, as the British army, like an increasing number of the world’s armed forces, has embraced the benefits of training on a virtual battlefield. Sun, 14 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 75 In this issue: The race for satellite servicing robots in the US, Finland’s defence upgrades, replacing the Royal Navy’s Harpoon missiles, why NATO must adapt to survive, and more. Wed, 10 May 2017 12:01:00 GMT Finland’s defence in focus Finland’s defence capability faces what the government has described as “an exceptional situation” in the 2020s, as the main core systems of both the country’s air force and army need to be phased out. Sun, 07 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT April’s top stories: Egypt’s Coptic church attacks, US THAAD in South Korea The Egyptian Government has declared a three-month state of emergency following two ISIS-claimed explosions at Coptic churches on Palm Sunday and the US has started moving THAAD equipment to the South Korean site. wraps up key hea… Wed, 03 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT A look inside Zephyr, Airbus’s new high-altitude spy pseudo-satellite Airbus Defence and Space’s Zephyr, a new breed of solar-powered aircraft designed to circle in the Earth’s stratosphere, is set to take to the skies in 2017. Able to launch, land and re-deploy like a hand-launched unmanned aerial vehicle, the high-al… Mon, 01 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Talking cyber security skills with BAE Reflecting the climate of concern around the now ever-present threat of cyber attacks, BAE Systems is to recruit 80 graduates into its cyber security business in 2017, a number which represents almost one third of this year’s graduate intake. Claire … Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 74 In this issue: The EU army that isn’t an army, BAE Systems on cyber security skills, innovation in explosive trace detection, Airbus’ high-altitude pseudo-satellite, the UK’s $1bn deal for US-built Predator B aircraft, piracy in Somalia after Operati… Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:42:00 GMT NATO: in need of an overhaul? “Keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down” – that was how NATO’s first Secretary General, Lord Ismay, famously characterised the purpose of the newly founded organisation. Roll on nearly seventy years and with a more introspectiv… Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT March's top stories: Boeing wins $3.4bn Apache helicopters contract, US ally uses Patriot missile Boeing has secured a $3.4bn contract to deliver AH-64E Apache helicopters to the US Army and Saudi Arabia, and a Patriot long-range air defence system was used by an American ally to shoot down a small quadcopter drone. wraps up t… Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Hitting the track with Boston Dynamics’ Handle Boston Dynamics recently unveiled its latest creation, a two-wheeled robot named Handle built to hurdle obstacles at speed. Claire Apthorp reports on this leap in robotics and considers whether, with the company reportedly up for sale, the designs wi… Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT With today's advanced explosive detectors, is it time to retire the K9? In an evolving frontline environment, are K9 dog detection squads still the best option, and will it be new technologies like ETD that really make a difference? Simon Williams and Nicholas Dale find out. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:37:00 GMT Dragonfire: the road to battlefield ready laser weaponry Directed energy weapons (DEWs) are fast shaping up to be the ‘must-have’ arms for the mid-21st century, and while developments in the US may have stolen much of the limelight in recent years, every military worth its salt is working towards bringing … Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT The EU’s new non-combatant army 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