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, so looking beyond the ‘fake news’ and the ‘alternate facts’, where does US defence stand, and what can the world expect from America’s new Commander in Chief?
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 Communications and Information Agency to find out how more about how its comms are run.
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 in the Royal Navy, and more.
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. Army-technology.com wraps up key headlines from January.
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 integrated laser-based drone platform is pushing the frontiers of drone capabilities. LDS president Eli Venezia discusses SpectroDrone’s advantages and the challenges involved with its development.