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Model army
27 January, 2020
Getting the right supplies to the troops that need them is one of the...
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Taken to extremes 27 January, 2020 2019 has seen heatwaves occur across the globe, and a new report forecasts that servicemen and women in the US will have to become even more accustomed to working in extreme heat in...

In defence of the internet 27 January, 2020 Cyberdefence is becoming increasingly prioritised at NATO. Grace Allen talks to Ian West, cybersecurity chief at the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency, about its work...

Through the looking glass 27 January, 2020 Virtual reality (VR) continues to expand in the military sector, driving further investment in new technologies that enable the creation of authentic, detailed digital environments....

A swarm welcome 27 January, 2020 Advances in drone technology and robotics are playing a key role in front-line connectivity, with their use in large numbers enabling the development of swarm research and...

Ready to fire 27 January, 2020 Innovative technologies and methodologies are being employed in the development of mortar systems with high accuracy and improved ease of operation. Andy Tunnicliffe discusses advances...

Change with the times 27 January, 2020 As technology platforms advance, they require updating far faster than the military vehicles in which they operate. Open architecture can provide the flexibility required to help...

New maritime frontiers 27 January, 2020 The UK’s use of military drones has, until now, largely been confined to the deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles by the Royal Air Force. The establishment of the technology...

The new battleground 27 January, 2020 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is investing in cyberdefence, announcing in May 2019 additional funding for the British Army to stand up new cyber operations centres across the UK....

Equipped for success 23 January, 2020 Taking place at ExCel London on 10–13 September, Defence & Security Equipment International 2019 promises to showcase the sector’s best innovations, allow leading figures to...

More than meets the eye 23 January, 2020 The importance of camouflage to soldiers on active operations cannot be overstated. The natural world, vision theory and the electromagnetic spectrum all contribute to the design...

The view from above 23 January, 2020 Artificial intelligence has the power to dramatically extend ISR capabilities by analysing images with greater speed and accuracy, but also brings new challenges in terms of trust...

Eyes on the target 23 January, 2020 Simulated training environments can drastically improve operators’ ability to develop complex skills, or they can become expensive albatrosses. Is eye-tracking technology going to...

New zones of conflict 23 January, 2020 The operational environment of today, and tomorrow, will look very different from that of years gone by, and using older vehicles may not be conducive to the future of combat in...

AR games 23 January, 2020 As militaries around the world plough more funds into augmented reality, the questions surrounding its use and benefit remain. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with author Peter W Singer...

The world at stake 23 January, 2020 As threats to cybersecurity rise, international collaboration is vital to ensure adequate security measures are taken. Nations and companies have made declarations of unity...

Within the sphere of protection 23 January, 2020 Active protection systems (APS) for defence vehicles are a hot topic, with rapid development and a variety of offerings – meaning careful analysis is required to select and...

Autonomy on the open sea 23 January, 2020 Unmanned aerial vehicles have enhanced the capacity to strike targets on the ground remotely. Yet, while conflict in the air has been transformed, drones remain largely absent from...

Firepower on display 23 January, 2020 A rare firepower demonstration was recently organised by the South African National Defence Force and domestic ammunition specialist Rheinmetall Denel Munition. Grant Turnbull rounds...

Ready to assemble 23 January, 2020 NATO has been working to improve its military presence in Eastern Europe, with the Enhanced Readiness Four Thirties plan announced in 2018. Grace Allen considers the logistical...


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