All articles by Harry McNeil

Trainee Reporter for GlobalData, covering Aerospace, Defence, and Security. Previously a Foreign Correspondent for a European Law and Politics publication.

Harry McNeil

BAE Systems APKWS tested in precision-guided rockets milestone

The APKWS system is designed to provide the military with a cost-effective and efficient method of neutralizing drones, which have become a significant security concern in recent years.

Austria MoD improves digital capabilities with SquadNet tactical radios

This contract, signed by the Austrian Ministry of Defence and Thales will supply more than 2,500 SquadNet tactical radios to support the Austrian army’s digital transformation.

Neutrality and lack of military spending provide limitations for Austria’s defence modernisation

Austria’s defence spending increases need to be more significant to allow major modernisation as its equipment ages, amid increasing pressures in Europe to increase expenditure following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Philippines pushes modernisation as South China Sea territorial disputes raise concerns

The Horizon programme aims to modernise and upgrade the AFP’s capabilities to respond to emerging security threats and challenges.

Taiwan’s defence budget increases 16% since 2019

Geopolitical tensions between Taiwan and China have been simmering for decades as Beijing claims Taiwan is a part of the People’s Republic and refuses to accept the island as a sovereign state.

QinetiQ to deliver digital night vision technology for US Army

QinetiQ has secured a contract to develop and integrate night vision technology for the US Armed Forces.

EDGE appointed as representative of Bharat Dynamics Limited in the UAE

EDGE Group entity, GRADEONE, will act as an official channel partner for Bharat Dynamics Limited for the UAE market.

Digitalisation to steer defence innovation plans for Hungary’s future 

At the SAE Media Group’s Future Soldier Technology Conference 2023, Brigadier General Imre Porkoláb, Ministerial Commissioner for Defence Innovation for the Hungarian Ministry of Defence, spoke about digital technology for quicker situational awareness on the battlefield and teaming with next-generation armoured platforms.

BAE Systems wins $256.8m Amphibious Combat Vehicles contract from US Marine Corps

BAE Systems has received a $256.8m contract from the US Marine Corps to provide production, fielding, and support costs for the ACV Personnel and Command variant (ACV-P, ACV-C).

Baltic military acquisitions grow in significance as Russia’s threat expands

As anxieties grow, patterns of military acquisition in the Baltic countries illustrate a relationship between Russia’s military aggression and a consequent increase in defence procurement by other former Soviet states.