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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 71 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 November’s top stories: UK’s £1.9bn cybersecurity plan, SAF’s ICVs seized The UK Government has launched its new £1.9bn National Cyber Security Strategy, Hong Kong Customs authorities have seized a shipment of the Singapore Armed Forces' (SAF) Terrex infantry carrier vehicles (ICVs) and Australia received two Hawkei vehicl… Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce row: could a weak UK defence budget force a British icon to leave the sector? Rolls-Royce has warned that continued pressure on the UK defence budget could force the company to reduce investment in its highly-skilled defence workforce, with a worst-case scenario of the company pulling out of UK defence sector altogether. The h… Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT As autonomous technology emerges, are the days of the soldier numbered? A huge amount of pressure on the UK MoD to reduce costs has resulted in plans to cut the number of regular soldiers. Meanwhile new operational requirements, combined with media and public opinion, are also pushing the MoD to better equip soldiers and… Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:51:00 GMT Build and rebuild: Germany's future defence strategy The German Federal Ministry of Defence’s 2016 White Paper came with some sober assessments on the state of European and wider international security challenges. As Claire Apthorp finds out, peace and stability are no long a matter of course, even in … Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 69 In this issue: Could Russia gain a technological edge over Britain? Plus: the benefits of base sharing, protecting GPS guided weapons from spoofing, the next step in electric vehicles, contenders for the T-X jet trainer programme, lessons learned fro… Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:06:00 GMT It's DARPA’s Tern: new UAV software masters the roughest seas DARPA is ready to move to a full scale demonstrator of TERN, a technology that will allow UAVs to take off and land from confined spaces in rough seas to achieve efficient long-duration flight. With phase 3 now awarded to a team from Northrop Grumman… Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT October’s top stories: SAIC wins $1.4bn DLA deal, UK invests in cyber systems SAIC has received a $1.4bn logistics and supply-chain-management services contract from the US DLA, the UK Government commits £265m to enhance British military cyber systems and Kuwait requests $194m sale of radars from US. wraps … Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Is the British Army keeping up with Putin’s troops? A leaked document has revealed that British Forces could find themselves heavily outnumbered in the event of war with Russia. But was the leak a crafty tactic to boost defence coffers, or are UK forces really falling behind in areas such as advanced … Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Base swap: how military allies are cosying up to share assets Could 2017 be the year of the ‘base swap’? As asset sharing and joint logistics continue to trend upwards among military allies, what are the practical and political requirements for the efficient and harmonious sharing of bases and military installa… Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 68 In this issue: The tech behind exercise Unmanned Warrior, trends in the world’s nuclear arsenals, Germany’s ambitious defence plans, spider silk armour for the US Army, the RAF’s future air capabilities, new trouble with Gerald R. Ford, and more. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:24:00 GMT September's top stories: UK MoD calls on Europe to increase security efforts, Japan seeks $51bn in 2017 defence budget The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has asked Europe to increase its efforts against terrorism and migration, Japan’s Defense Ministry is reportedly seeking nearly JPY5.17tn ($51bn) in budget for fiscal year 2017. wraps up key headli… Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Downsized but modernised: why the world’s nuclear arsenals aren’t going anywhere In June the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its annual nuclear forces data showing that while the overall number of nuclear weapons in the world continues to decline, none of the nine nuclear weapon-possessing states… Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT