From Trump to Brexit, what will the defence landscape look like in 2018?
From uncertainty around Brexit, Trump in the White House and the threat posed by rising powers in the East to a committed pursuit of NATO targets and massive projects like the F-35 and Trident, the defence landscape is by no means straightforward. Can looking back at the major trends of 2017 tell us anything about the year to come?
Women in Defence: Defence technology’s female future
Women have served in the British Armed Forces for a century and behind the lines, female scientists and engineers have been developing battle-winning solutions for at least as long. Inspiring examples from the military, civil service and the defence industry were recently recognised at the Women in Defence UK Awards 2017.
Inside Patriot: missile defence in the spotlight
On the frontlines of the ever more dangerous border between South and North Korea stands a battery of US-built Patriot missile systems. As the world waits to see whether raucous rhetoric will spill over into war, Claire Apthorp ask what the Patriots are designed to do, and whether it will be enough.
Global Defence Technology: Issue 82
In this issue: Japan’s record defence budget, cybersecurity insights from Airbus, medical equipment for the frontline, saving fuel costs with digital tanker management, the UK’s shipbuilding renaissance and more.
Soldier en route: the technology saving lives on the way to hospital
Soldiers today have the best survival rates in the history of warfare, but, of those who don’t make it, 90% die on the battlefield before reaching hospital. Dr Gareth Evans finds out about the technological advances making the crucial difference en route to hospital.