North Korea defied international warnings and conducted a fourth short-range guided missile launch, as EU member states voted to end an arms embargo, allowing rebel forces in Syria to be armed. Army-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from May 2013.
Despite a recorded rise in IED incidents, deaths of coalition forces continue to fall. While detect and diffuse technologies have come a long way, superior training using private sector specialists has tipped the balance. Could this help set a trend for greater outsourcing in the UK?
The US continued to respond in kind to threats of nuclear war emanating from North Korea, as the latter’s vote against an arms trade treaty failed to stop it from receiving approval. Army-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from April 2013.
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Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal blew the lid on performance enhancing drugs in professional sport, but opened up the debate regarding their use in other walks of life. Given what’s at stake, should soldiers be pumped full of drugs to help them reach their peak, and to what extent is this already happening?
Having been the subject of interest of military commanders and science-fiction fans alike for decades, the US Department of Defense believes it is finally making ground in the pursuit of laser weaponry following a successful test of its LAWS system.
The US has ordered a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) battery to Guam in response to a North Korean Army statement declaring that it had been cleared to conduct a nuclear strike on targets within the US.
Tensions between North Korea and the US continue to teeter towards breaking point, as the UK announced further non-lethal assistance to opposition forces in Syria. Army-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from March 2013.