New Features information at Army Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Army Technology 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 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 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 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 Under the skin of a made-for-military microgrid Powering remote military structures and installations in hostile areas far away from reliable diesel fuel convoys is a critical capability and one that is drawing significant funding and innovation. Claire Apthorp speaks to lithium battery manufactur… Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 73 In this issue: The UK’s laser weapons project, US defence under Trump, industry trends for the year ahead, the challenges of maintaining effective land forces, new energy ideas for operating bases, a lesson in air readiness with NATO, and more. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:35:00 GMT February's top stories: MBDA and PGZ sign missile cooperation agreement, DLA awards JETS contract MBDA and PGZ sign missile cooperation agreement, and DLA awards $6bn JETS support contract to Leidos. wraps up the key headlines from February 2017. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Trends in protected mobility: insights from the International Armoured Vehicles conference As the changing nature of conflicts creates new challenges for land forces, armoured vehicle designs have to adapt to bridge conflicting demands of protection, mobility and firepower. At this year’s International Armoured Vehicles conference in Londo… Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT US defence under Trump: what can we expect? America’s 2016 presidential election will be remembered for many things, but perhaps none more bizarre than for propelling ‘post-truth’ into the general lexicon and firmly anointing it as the word of the year. The campaign circus is now all behind us… Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT The critical importance of NATO communications NATO’s Polycom technology provides command and control capability for meetings, international communication and operational mission collaboration across NATO’s highly protected restricted network. Claire Apthorp sat down with the head of the NATO Com… Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Global Defence Technology: Issue 72 In this issue: New capabilities in air-to-air refuelling, a look at NATO’s new comms system, trends in protected mobility for armoured vehicles, the world’s first explosives sniffer drone, the future of UAVs in maritime ISR, closing capability gaps i… Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:06:00 GMT January’s top stories: Indonesia-Australia relations, US troops in Poland Indonesia reportedly suspended military cooperation with Australia over 'insulting' training materials and US troops arrived in Poland to enhance the security of the European country. wraps up key headlines from January. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Explosives detection: the world’s first sniffer drone The world's first drone-based explosive detection system, SpectroDrone, has been unveiled by Laser Detect Systems in Tel Aviv, Israel. With a flight range of 3km and its ability to identify explosives and other hazardous materials at distance, the in… Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Repair and protect: damage detection for soldier safety Plextek has created a detection system to immediately identify any damage to a soldier’s armour while still on the battlefield. The system can even identify hairline fractures, which often go undetected but can seriously compromise reliability. Clair… Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Is a new cold war brewing in the Arctic? Climate change has thrust the Arctic firmly into the strategic and economic limelight, bringing it ever closer to surrendering its untapped wealth of natural resources and finally opening up shipping routes across the roof of the world. But are overl… Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT One Atlas: the worlds most advanced satellite imagery library Airbus Defence and Space is targeting the defence, intelligence and security community with a new satellite image library offering constantly updated imagery at high resolution. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT