All articles by Norbert Neumann

Norbert Neumann is the senior defence writer for Global Defence Technology and its sister websites. He joined after acquiring a degree in journalism and spending a short period with Times Radio's news team.

Norbert Neumann


The next level of simulation training: enter the defence metaverse

Norbert Neumann finds out about the metaverse and its potential for defence applications such as military training.

Will future wars be fought with missiles and rockets?

China and Russia have been successfully testing hypersonic systems but the US has been struggling to develop its own. Where is this arms race heading?

QinetiQ paves the way to net-zero

Defence plays a huge role in combating climate change as both its active and passive emissions are amongst the highest globally.

The future of armoured vehicles: Requirements and capabilities

The effectiveness of anti-tank weapons used by Ukraine against Russian tanks raises questions about the future of armoured vehicles.

ECS and TCI exhibits counter-UAS and data link portfolio at DSA 2022

Blacktalon incorporates SIGINT, radar and radio frequency technologies to identify and counter UAS systems.

Securing the rare earth supply chain is crucial for defence

Some of the most modern defence equipment relies on parts made of rare earth elements. The majority of the planet’s reserves, however, is found in China, making the US and other nations heavily dependent on imports. Norbert Neumann looks at the importance of rare earths and ways the US is trying to weaken reliance on Chinese imports.

What does Germany’s historic defence policy mean for the Bundeswehr?

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Germany unveiled a historic change in its defence budget. Norbert Neumann explores the equipment the German Army may receive and the potential implication of the move for the country and Europe.

Improbable to help militaries by modelling defence operations

Working with various research institutions and universities, Improbable Defence’s research team conducts research that explores different topics, including modelling defence.

Russian thermobaric weapons can cause devastation

Thermobaric bombs and missiles are very effective in causing mass destruction and Russia may be using them in Ukraine.