New Features information at Army Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Army Technology 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 Wrong kit, wrong place: will the Chilcot lessons be learned? “Lessons will be learned” is a mantra that has become the required response to every British inquiry into instances of abuse, scandal or disaster, typically uttered shortly before the conclusions drawn are forgotten, the recommendations ignored, and … Sun, 04 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT NATO summit 2016: common interests take sharp focus At the NATO summit in Warsaw, NATO and the EU issued their first joint declaration on security cooperation, pledging to work together particularly in the fields of hybrid warfare and cyber warfare, as well as joint maritime operations to prevent ille… Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Guarding the future with Fujitsu In 2015 two major contracts marked a fifty year relationship between the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Fujitsu that reaches right back to the days when the company (as ICL) delivered main frame systems into the MoD. Claire Apthorp takes a look at … Mon, 22 Aug 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 Fat fighters: can tech tackle the global military obesity problem? Despite regular fitness testing and physical training, increasing numbers of armed forces personnel are overweight or obese, and some are turning to extreme measures to achieve a healthy weight. Could more sedentary, IT-focussed roles be to blame or … Tue, 02 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 A single European army: do we need a joint force? In the run up to the UK’s ‘Brexit’ referendum, stories began to emerge of secret plans in Brussels for a single European army that were intended only to be made public after the polls had closed on 23rd June. It understandably did not play well amid … Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 65 In this issue: Project CameraShy and Chinese cyber espionage, Nordic defence cooperation, lightweight vehicle armour, SpaceX challenges the United Launch Alliance, overhauling the UK’s Type 45 destroyers and more Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:08:00 GMT