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

A recent innovation designed to renew obsolete, small calibre naval guns is set to hit the defence market The new upgrade kit could revive outdated naval guns across global navies. Image: yukim An innovative upgrade stabilising kit for obsolete small calibre naval guns has been developed by the Greek companies Miltech Hellas and Hellenic Instruments. The new upgrade kit dubbed MLT-NGSS-2 can be…

Defence firms need ‘simpler’ cyber security solutions

The defence industry would be best served by maintaining ‘simplicity’ when dealing with increasingly complex cyber threats, say security experts When it comes to managing highly sensitive information, the defence industry undoubtedly sits in the top bracket of at-risk sectors. From the leak of personal details and correspondence through private companies like Stratfor and Niteworks, to the hacking of intellectual property on major…

Governments embrace machine-learning to counter online extremism

As Defence IQ’s recent report – ‘Countering violent extremism online: 2017’ – examines, there is a demand for new tactics when it comes to fighting the online war against radical groups. While some success has been made, many of the latest terrorist attacks are believe to have been at least partly facilitated through online engagement, be it in recruiting of impressionable people to…

Defence industry grappling with resistance in face of AI revolution

With 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. The report, to be published in October, examines the role intelligent enterprise (IE) technologies – including AI, the internet of things (IoT,…

Cubic signs $7.1m deal to provide simulation services to Australian Navy

US group will provide a range of simulation planning and technical support and to enhance synthetic training events Cubic Global Defense – a division of US-based Cubic Corporation – has been selected as the primary contractor for the development and delivery of local and distributed simulation-enabled training events for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The four-year contract – valued at US$7.1 million…

This is how militaries can defend against drones

With consumer drones a growing threat to military assets, there is now a strong investment case for countermeasures The Pentagon issued a classified policy to US forces in July declaring that military bases now have full legal rights to shoot down private or commercial drones deemed to be a threat. Local communities have since been notified that any unmanned aircraft…

Aerospace is the UK’s second fastest growing export sector

It has been a good week for the British aerospace sector. The Farnborough Air Show – largely considered to be one of the most important aerospace/defence events – is at full throttle, with huge reveals and deals capturing the minds of audiences, such as the reveal of the UK’s sixth-generation jet fighter Tempest. A timely report has emerged suggesting that aerospace is the UK’s…

Hypersonic missiles: What are they and can they be stopped?

An overview of hypersonic missiles An overview of hypersonic missiles After a long hiatus, hypersonic missile research and development is back in full swing. Major Powers, such as Russia, China and the US have been racing to develop hypersonic missile – a missile system so fast that it cannot be intercepted by any current missile defence system. Hypersonic missiles will…

Lockheed Martin discusses evolving artillery capabilities

For a company that has one of the most seasoned histories in the U.S. defence market, dating back more than 40 years, it is no surprise that its role in supporting the field artillery needs of both its American and international customers is held in high regard. From the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) to the High Mobility Artillery Rocket…

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