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Soldier Modernisation: Macroeconomic Trends

Listed below are the macroeconomic trends impacting the soldier modernisation theme, as identified by GlobalData. The emergence of new warfighting doctrines and force structures that...

Hypersonics and Directed Energy are Critical emerging Technologies

WASHINGTON — The White House has added five new technology areas to its list of critical and emerging technologies — including hypersonic capabilities, directed...

The Perfect Storm of Technology, Intelligence and AI

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution is here and is rapidly becoming a central element of the Great Power Competition.  Machine Learning (ML) and Natural...

Ukraine war underscores need for permanent Nato eastern defences

Britain’s defence secretary Ben Wallace put it bluntly: “You don’t have 60 days to get your tanks to Estonia. Because by that stage there...

How The X-15 Took The U.S. Air Force Into Space

X-15 – A Truly Special X-Plane – Before Al Shepherd lobbed into space aboard a Mercury capsule, before John Glenn made his three orbits, and...

Rules of the Game: Standards and Competition in Emerging Technologies .

Internationally recognized standards play a crucial role in the future of critical and emerging technologies, ranging from advanced communications to artificial intelligence to quantum...

How Russia telegraphed invasion of Ukraine in space and online

PARIS — In the weeks leading up to its invasion of Ukraine, Russia telegraphed its intentions by destroying one of its own satellites in...

How anti-tank weapons shaped the early phase of the Ukraine war

Most shoulder-fired anti-tank weapons, such as the FGM-148 Javelin, Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon (NLAW) and Carl Gustav M4, employ what is known as...

Soldier Modernisation: Technology Trends

The digitisation of the modern battlefield is set to accelerate amid the emerging threat of peer-to-peer conflict and extensive reductions in active service personnel....