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Coyote

LOCUST displays potential for multifunctional UAV swarms Video

17 Apr 2015

The US Navy is demonstrating a development version of a system to launch an autonomous swarm of drones for a variety of missions.

Cyber security

Airbus takes charge of system to protect military against cyber-attack

10 Apr 2015 | By Jason Ford

A system designed to verify and mitigate cyber attacks on military assets is being developed by Airbus Group Innovations.

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Ethical hacking: cyber-security career guide for engineering graduates

15 Jan 2015 | By Stephen Harris

The rapid pace of technology development means every day is different when you’re defending against cyber attacks.

Employees in Palaiseau

5 tips for getting a graduate engineering job at Thales

8 Jan 2015 | By Stephen Harris

We spoke to the aerospace and transport electronics firm to get the inside scoop on how to grab yourself one of its hotly contested graduate jobs.

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QE

Generation preparation on board the Navy's new flagship

2 Apr 2015 | By David Downs

Assembly work continues on the second QE class carrier, Prince of Wales, while Queen Elizabeth prepares for life independent of the shore

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Cross-party support and parental misgivings

9 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

Many parents see apprenticeship schemes as worthwhile, but only if someone else’s child is doing one.

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AVRO Lincoln

February 1946: the last of the piston-engined bombers

4 Feb 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Soon to be superseded by the jet-powered V-bombers, the Lincoln represented the last gasp of WWII technology for the RAF.

Inflexible

April 1874: The 81-ton gun

23 Apr 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Britain’s largest guns to date were designed for shipboard use aboard the Royal Navy’s latest warships

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