Berenice Baker

Berenice is the Editor of Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI) which provides continuously updated industry intelligence and detailed research reports on the latest global developments in defence, and writes features for NRi's defence titles, including Global Defence Technology, Army Technology, Naval Technology, and Airforce Technology. She graduated from Salford University with a degree in Information Technology the year Tim Berners-Lee made all she had learnt obsolete by inventing the World Wide Web. Despite this, she spent 15 years working as an IT consultant before switching careers to journalism, specialising in technology and innovation. Since 2010 she has focussed on the defence industry, addressing the challenges facing the military, ministries of defence and contractors alike of delivering novel solutions to established and emerging threats in the face of defence cuts and rapidly changing world events from the Arab Spring to the London Olympics. From nanotechnology at one end of the scale to massive aircraft carriers at the other, she has covered subjects as diverse as dogfighting drones, cloaking technology, cyber security, railguns, mind controlled weapons and the ethics of arming UAVs.  

All articles by Berenice Baker

  1. Next-gen armoured vehicles thunder across Eurosatory

    BAE Systems CV90 BAE Systems showcased the latest model of its MkIV CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, decked out in a…
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    13 Aug
  2. Plugging the UK explosives expertise brain drain

    The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom delivers higher education for members of the Armed Forces and government representatives. Visiting…
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    19 Feb
  3. Made to measure: the next generation of military 3D printing

    The military was quick to pick up on the potential for 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), when…
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    23 Jan
  4. Women in Defence: Defence technology’s female future

    This year marks 100 years since women could first serve in the British military. Since then, British women have served…
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    14 Dec
  5. Cyber insiders: Putting warriors on the front line against hack attacks

    Cyber attacks against military targets are increasing exponentially. In June 2015 Brigadier Alan Hill, then head of Operate and Defend…
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    8 Aug
  6. Fat fighters: can tech tackle the global military obesity problem?

    The world’s waistlines are getting wider, and even military personnel, traditionally some of the fittest individuals around, aren’t immune to…
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    2 Aug
  7. Putting an end to cruel “Danish Bacon” animal wounding exercises

    Deliberately severely injuring animals so military surgeons can practice on them is such a horrific concept that it is no…
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    9 Feb
  8. Flyweight – the US Army’s quest for an airborne Ultra Light Combat Vehicle

    In Afghanistan and Iraq, the main threat to armoured vehicles came from IEDs and shoulder-launched missiles. Arms manufacturers tripped over…
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    6 Jan
  9. Latest In Defence – eye-like zoom; nuclear-inspired submarine; F-35 carrier landing

    Sandia eye-like zoom The zoom function on rifle scopes is vital for soldiers, and especially snipers, to get a close-up…
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    7 Dec
  10. Video feature: Graphene holds promise as body armour

      The Rice University team conducted miniature ballistic tests by firing microscopic projectiles at sheets of graphene, each consisting of…
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    7 Dec
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