Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull is a feature writer for NRI Digital, covering developments in army, naval, air force and aerospace technologies. He is also a contributor to Strategic Defence Intelligence, writing news and providing up-to-date comment on recent events.Grant read War and Security Studies at the University of Hull's Department of Politics and International Studies. His research areas included British defence policy since 1945, counterterrorism and counterinsurgency, defence equipment procurement and UK civil-military relations.This academic background has been supplemented with work in the British Army as a Territorial Army soldier. Grant completed his infantryman course at the prestigious Infantry Training Centre Catterick in 2008 and has since been deployed to the Falkland Islands and as Venue Security at the London Olympics Games.Grant's other experience includes working as an editorial assistant for a major defence think-tank in London. He has also contributed to a leading political magazine in Westminster and his local newspaper in north London. In 2013, Grant completed an NCTJ Journalism Diploma at the News Associates training school in south London. 

All articles by Grant Turnbull

  1. Facial recognition: essential for security or bordering on Big Brother?

    From accessing smartphones and bank accounts to travelling abroad, the use of devices and systems that scan our biometrics is…
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    28 Oct
  2. Could F1 technology power laser weapons?

    Futuristic laser weapons that can blast drones out of the sky and the high-speed world of motorsport don’t sound like…
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    24 Oct
  3. From defensive to offensive: the UK boosts its cyber units

    It seems that not a week goes by without a story on how hackers have breached a huge corporation to…
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    17 Oct
  4. DARPA’s Grand Challenge at 15: how far have autonomous military vehicles come?

    Driving a car 142 miles across the desert from California to Nevada is not a simple task at the best…
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    14 Oct
  5. 3D printing: where next for additive manufacturing in defence?

    Industry analysts have talked about the disruptive nature of 3D printing for several years, and the benefits of being able…
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    17 Jul
  6. From Russia to Nato: the logic behind Poland’s military modernisation

    Poland is in a precarious position, sandwiched between East and West and historically where great powers have fought for control…
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    8 Jul
  7. Future military rifles: alternative small arms technologies

    Combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as expanded operations throughout the Middle East and North Africa, have allowed…
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    19 Jun
  8. Boom time: South African Army firepower on display

    A Gripen fighter jet roars overhead making a low pass with its afterburner fully lit; in an instant the pilot…
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    5 Jun
  9. Measuring Biological Aptitude: enhancing soldier “biological awareness”

    The demand for highly skilled personnel in the military is constantly increasing, particularly in today’s network-centric battlespace where cyber attacks…
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    13 May
  10. Can logistics software solve NATO’s troop mobility issue in Europe?

    Logistics is often referred to as the “sinews of war”, linking forward-deployed units with support elements to ensure they are…
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    3 Apr
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