Global Defence Technology: Issue 89
In this issue: F-35 purchase commitments at stake, the best tech and innovations from Eurosatory, US Triton drones head to the South China Sea, and more
America’s MQ-4C Triton drones and the battle for the South China Sea
The US is deploying Triton drones to Guam to assist with surveillance in the South China Sea, where the battle for strategic supremacy with China threatens to escalate into direct confrontation. What will the drones add to the US military’s arsenal in the Pacific?
Eurosatory 2018 – the best of the tech
Military technology specialists, from defence prime contractors to SME manufacturers of the most niche widgets, descended on the outskirts of Paris over 11-15 June to showcase their latest wares at the Eurosatory defence and security event. Berenice Baker reports on a selection of eye-catching technology at the latest iteration of the event.
Back to basics: trialling robust USB technology in jungle warfare
Keeping sensitive data secure yet still available to soldiers carrying out tactical actions is a challenge in harsh operational environments. Could extreme USBs, based on 'back to basics' hardware, improve command and control? A recent trial, coordinated by the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, suggests so, as Ross Davies reports.
A look at the US Navy’s Next Generation Jammer
The US Navy’s Next Generation Jammer, promises a new, more capable electronic warfare system that combines agile, high-power beam-jamming techniques and state-of-the-art solid-state electronics. Dr Gareth Evans takes a closer look.