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.
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. Army-technology.com wraps up key headlines from September.
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 are prepared to give up their nuclear arsenals for the foreseeable future. Claire Apthorp reports.
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 up with unmanned capabilities and more.
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 accelerated programme to find a service provider by January 2020 when the current electronic warfare-type training activity ends.