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SMEs still face barriers in breaking into the defence industry

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
From conducting business to conducting warfare, the world’s armed forces have dramatically changed the ways they operate to accommodate innovate technology. Recognising the benefits of becoming more digitalised, automated and agile, the defence... Read More


Defence industry grappling with resistance in face of AI revolution

Published: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Image: pixabayWith artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics on the cusp of revolutionising global business, the defence industry could be at risk of falling behind if vendors cannot adapt at pace, according to a recent deep-dive study by Defence IQ... Read More


Swiss considering F-35 amid plan for 40 new jets

Published: Monday, September 18, 2017
Swiss F/A-18 jets are to be upgraded while the MoD seeks to enact a new generation fighter programme. Image: G. MaderOn 6 September, Swiss Defence Minister Guy Parmelin presented the Bundesrat (the Swiss Governmental Ministerial Council) with a... Read More


Turkey’s S-400 deal may tip the Nato-Russia scale

Published: Monday, September 11, 2017
Image: Vitaly V. KuzminTurkey’s deal to purchase two batteries of the Russian S-400 air defence missile system – estimated to be worth $2.5bn – has followed months of rumours surrounding the purchase and its resulting controversies.  Until November... Read More


Military flight training: Global survey

Published: Friday, September 08, 2017
With fifth-generation fighter aircraft and an array of new transport platforms entering into services worldwide, it goes without saying that advanced military flight training remains a tri-service priority for most armed forces.Alongside new... Read More

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Ukraine launches scheme to modernise military

Published: Friday, September 08, 2017
Programme includes development of new weapon systems designed to enhance military re-armament efforts and to develop Ukrainian defence exportsUkraine President Petro Poroshenko launches programme to modernise armed forces (source: has... Read More


Philippine Navy modernisation: issues & opportunities

Published: Thursday, September 07, 2017
Throughout Southeast Asia, there is arguably no other seagoing force that is modernising at the rate of the Philippine Navy (PN). In the past five years, the service has undergone an unprecedented transformation, including the induction of its... Read More


UTC buys Rockwell Collins

Published: Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Companies confirm one of the biggest deals in aerospace historyUTC, makers of the Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 turbofan engine, have struck a deal. Image: USAFUnited Technologies (UTC) has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to... Read More


Countering violent extremism online: 2017 Report

Published: Monday, September 04, 2017
Countering violent extremism (CVE) relies heavily on online engagement and the input of social media companies is critical to supporting government initiatives.This report explores the latest developments in the collaborative effort of government... Read More


Europe's drone conundrum: Countering the threat

Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017
What is Europe’s view on the use of commercial drones in the civilian airspace? Other than the military applications such as surveillance and potential threat detection (chemical, for instance), drones are increasingly being used in a broad range of... Read More


US modernising joint nuclear forces

Published: Thursday, August 31, 2017
With US nuclear forces facing widespread scrutiny, progress is being made on the next generation of ground-based strategic deterrenceThe USAF is modernising ICBMs to ensure they remain an integral component of US nuclear deterrence for the future.... Read More

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New tech aims to give new life to small calibre naval guns

Published: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
A recent innovation designed to renew obsolete, small calibre naval guns is set to hit the defence marketThe new upgrade kit could revive outdated naval guns across global navies. Image: yukimAn innovative upgrade stabilising kit for obsolete small... Read More


Romania awaits HIMARS decision

Published: Thursday, August 24, 2017
The latest request for the Lockheed Martin rocket system could see Nato's shield harden in Eastern EuropeA High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) crew boards a MC-130J Commando II aircraft. Image: (USAF/ Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew)The US State... Read More


QinetiQ leads next phase of unmanned systems exploitation

Published: Monday, August 21, 2017
Defence science and engineering company QinetiQ has signed a $5.8m contract to lead phase four of the Maritime Autonomous Platform Exploitation (MAPLE) project for the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). The MAPLE project,... Read More


Pakistan strengthens low-to-medium altitude air defence

Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
With an eye towards India, Pakistan’s new investments seek to counter the airborne threatPakistan's new LY-80 system. Source: YouTubePakistan is developing its ‘defence by denial’ strategy by strengthening its air defence capabilities. 2017 has... Read More

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