Advances in bionic prosthesis technology may enable civilians with loss-of-limb related injuries or hereditary disorders to serve in the military because they are likely to be capable of meeting or exceeding physical requirements
The announcement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron that their countries intend to cooperate in producing a new fighter aircraft has sparked great interest in UK defence and industrial circles. However, how significant is this as a ‘hard’ defence initiative?
Saluting the Few: The triumph of British Air Power in 1940
Christina J.M. Goulter
Dr. Christina J.M. Goulter is Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies, King’s College London, and Air Warfare Historian on the Higher Command and Staff Course, Joint Services Command and Staff College, Defence Academy of the UK.
‘If we lose the war in the air, we lose the war, and...
Installed power on naval surface combatants has steadily grown over the past few decades. The principal reasons for this are two fold: ships have got larger and faster, and ships have more power demanding mission-systems. This paper examines the technical drivers behind the trends.
Technological advances are making computer simulations a credible alternative to costly field exercises and live firings – and in some cases they are preferred. With ever more realism and likeness to the battlespace, technology is replacing traditional modelling, validation and training techniques, particularly for guided weapons. Ben Toomer takes a closer look
Joint Strike Fighter will be a step change for combat aircraft training, not only will most forces operating the aircraft move to a 50-50 live/synthetic training mix but the synthetic training may prove to be more beneficial in some cases than live flying. Elizabeth Quintana investigates synthetic training for the JSF fifth-generation aircraft programme
Dr Andrew James, Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Policy and Management at Manchester Business School argues that the traditional closed model of defence innovation is broken and a new era of open innovation beckons, placing a strong emphasis on a closer relationship between government, industry, universities and non-traditional sources of research and technology