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April 26, 2017 by Angus Batey
The potential for commercial or hand-build small unmanned aircraft to be used by terrorists to deliver explosive, chemical, biological or radioactive payloads is a growing concern. As Defence IQ discovers, several companies are now offering counter-UAS or counter-drone systems, such as holographic radar.
April 26, 2017 by Defence IQ Press
Despite African nations boosting defence spending in recent months, it is evident from their nature that transnational maritime security threats cannot be addressed by individual states in isolation. Although much progress has been made in the realm of maritime security, incidents of piracy and other transnational threats continue. Defence IQ surveyed those in its community involved in security in Africa to discover the levels of confidence, the requirements, and the priorities in the region…
April 21, 2017 by Defence IQ Press
Ahead of this year's discussions at the Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance forum in Rome, Italy (27-28, September 2017), Defence IQ is polling the community to discover its opinions on some of the most pressing questions concerning maritime security and ISR around the world.
April 20, 2017 by Richard de Silva
With the ‘surprise’ announcement of a general election to take place on June 8th, Britain finds itself facing a number of critical decisions at home and abroad that will greatly impact defence. Defence IQ looks at the existing defence policies across the major political parties, including the voting records of its leaders in the House of Commons.
April 18, 2017 by Oliver Austin
Boeing has had to reassure Canadian officials over recent complaints from US Navy pilots over apparent oxygen deprivation and cockpit pressure loss during flights of several F/A-18 Super Hornets.
April 18, 2017 by Victor M. S. Barreira
Turkey’s state-controlled company Aselsan Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret and privately-owned FNSS Savunma Sistemleri is to begin serial production of the KORKUT self-propelled anti-aircraft gun system for the Turkish Armed Forces.
April 17, 2017 by Eugenio Po
With the steel cutting ceremony held at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard in March, Fincantieri has officially begun the construction of the first Multi-purpose Offshore Patrol Ship (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura; PPA) for the Italian Navy.
April 12, 2017 by Martin Cakebread
Martin Cakebread argues that the UK’s defence policy and posture are not fit for purpose in 2017. However, there is the opportunity to review and improve that situation, he says, should the government choose.
April 10, 2017 by Lucy Froggatt
In this second part of our ongoing series dedicated to Countering Violent Extremism, Lucy Froggatt, director of Audience Psychology at Global Influence, explores the importance of communicating with communities through a 'credible voice' and summarises the ways in which these can be supported.Anthropologist Scott Atran (2015) argues that...
April 10, 2017 by Philip Green
In this article we will be exploring the digital tools and social tactics that Islamic radicals employ to entice, recruit, and organise western individuals to take up their cause. Topics that will be covered include the use of the dark web, digital literature, how social media apps are utilised leading to the creation of a 'Virtual Caliphate'.