New Features information at Army Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Army Technology Inside the Dutch military superstructure After a decade of stagnation, the Dutch defence budget is now set to rise, with spending forecast to grow by around US$1.3 billion over the next four years. Driven by the needs of modernisation, NATO commitments and the increasingly complex global se… Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 78 In this issue: Autonomous systems for frontline resupply, electric hub-drive technology for armoured vehicles, the F-35’s arrival in Europe, how to turn an air force base into a ‘smart base’, the future of littoral warfare and more. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:29:00 GMT July’s top stories: Poland, Romania seek Patriot system, $3.8bn Black Hawk deal Poland signed a memorandum to purchase the latest Patriot missile system from the US Government and Sikorsky secured a $3.8bn contract to manufacture H-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the US Army. wraps up key headlines from July. Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT New rules for space warfare An international coalition of lawyers is set to draft a manual setting out the legalities of warfare in outer space, including guidance on issues such as the legality of attacking satellites, firing lasers and what constitutes a space war crime. To f… Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Inside QinetiQ’s revolutionary hub drive for armoured vehicles A novel electric drive technology from QinetiQ could usher in a fundamental shift in the way armoured vehicles are built in future. Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 77 In this issue: South Korea’s defence strategy, NATO’s cyber security upgrades, the future of Scotland’s military bases, stealth solutions for refuelling tankers, new research into supercavitating torpedoes and more. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:33:00 GMT Reducing musculoskeletal injuries in the armed forces Britain’s armed forces routinely battle a largely unseen enemy which, despite being responsible for significant loss of both operational readiness and ultimately even personnel from active service, nevertheless remains essentially unknown and often u… Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT The borders have shifted: understanding NATO’s response to cyber warfare “Most crises and conflicts today have a cyber dimension,” NATO’s Secretary General warned in 2016, as he declared the internet an official war zone. With our critical systems now under attack, as was acutely demonstrate in the WannaCry attack on the … Sun, 02 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT 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