New Features information at Army Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Army Technology 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 Global Defence Technology: Issue 67 In this issue: Key outcomes from this year’s NATO summit, lessons to be learned from the Iraq invasion, inside the smart HQ, managing the MoD’s joint contingency plans, industry majors team up for the UK’s new fighter trainer, the Royal Navy catches … Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:42:00 GMT Inside ASDOT: the UK MoD’s new fighter trainer QinetiQ, Thales and Textron AirLand have announced a collaborative bid to lead the UK Ministry of Defence’s upcoming Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) programme. Claire Apthorp looks at the move, which is the latest step in an accel… Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT August’s top stories: US-Saudi $1.15bn sale, Canadian Army’s first TAPV Saudi Arabia has requested a $1.15bn sale of battle tanks and vehicles from US, the Canadian Army received its first TAPV from Textron Systems and Lockheed's PAC-3 MSE interceptor achieves initial operational capability. wraps up … Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Armoured vehicle manufactures look on the light side to shed weight When it comes to ballistic protection, vehicle manufacturers experience the same problem as dismounted soldiers: the weight of armour. To tackle the problems created by heavyweight armour – such as difficulties in transport and manoeuvrability – vehi… Tue, 06 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Singapore's 1bn helicopter deal reveals true ambition of a new heavyweight In the midst of a navy and air force evolution, Singapore will be offering a $1bn (£687m) tender for multi-purpose military utility helicopters in an effort to develop and maintain continued air superiority in a region marked by rising nationalism, t… Mon, 15 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 66 In this issue: The potential of a joint European force, Singapore’s defence procurement, Oshkosh’s TerraMax technology, the US Combat Rescue Helicopter programme, evolution of the Gripen E, Archerfish mine-hunting drone and more. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:58:00 GMT Oshkosh TerraMax: one hand on many wheels The Oshkosh TerraMax technology enables a traditional tactical vehicle to be turned into a fully integrated autonomous vehicle system. A single operator can then supervise up to five unmanned vehicles during convoy, reconnaissance and route clearance… Tue, 09 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Cyber insiders: Putting warriors on the front line against hack attacks Cyber warfare has claimed its rightful place among the better-established battle domains of land, sea, air and space, but the widening skills gap in this specialist field risks leaving military systems vulnerable. The MoD is introducing a new scheme … Mon, 08 Aug 2016 09:00:00 GMT July’s top stories: Turkey Military coup, Terror attack in Nice A military coup attempt to oust government had failed in Turkey, a gunman drove a truck into a crowd in Nice, France, killing nearly 84 people and the US and ROK agree to deploy THAAD system in South Korea. wraps up key headlines … Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Unravelling China’s state sponsored cyber war with Project CameraShy A new intelligence report claims to have uncovered Chinese state-sponsored cyber attacks against military, diplomatic and economic targets across South-East Asia. Julian Turner talks to Rich Barger of ThreatConnect about Project CameraShy and the fig… Sun, 31 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT