Senior writer Dave Keating is a US journalist and conference moderator covering European affairs from Brussels, with a focus on environment and energy. He has worked for France24 and Forbes. Contact Dave at: dave.keating [at] energymonitor.ai
From January 2016 all US military occupations and positions became open to women, without exception. The much-welcomed decision is expected to roll out with ease and the military hopes to quickly see the benefit of the skills and perspectives that women have to offer. This special timeline feature by Claire Apthorp takes a look at how opportunities for women have evolved in the US Army over the last century.
What does the ground vehicle of tomorrow look like? If the direction of current research and development projects led the likes of GE and Qinetiq is any indication, they will increasingly utilise electric innovation throughout their architecture, as Claire Apthorp finds out.
The US Pentagon has announced it wants to increase the number of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) drone flights by almost 50% by 2019. However, following a long campaign in the Middle East, the US Air Force is dealing with a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) community that is overburdened, overstressed, and under resourced. So how does it plan to achieve these goals? Claire Apthorp reports.