Saturday, 20 December 2014

Defence

Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

Laser weapon destroys targets with ‘near-instantaneous lethality’ Video

12 Dec 2014

The US military has successfully tested a prototype laser weapon system on selected targets during trials in the Persian Gulf.

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Science 'personal priority' for Osborne

3 Dec 2014

Measures to boost skills, science and infrastructure have been outlined today by the chancellor George Osborne.

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On target: defence career guide for graduate engineers

8 Oct 2014 | By Jason Ford

Defence  - which brings in one of the widest ranges of engineering disciplines of any sector - offers graduates a host of opportunities at the cutting edge of technology

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Warfighter wearables: how advanced display technology is shaping the soldier of the future

17 Sep 2014 | By Jon Excell

Head-mounted virtual and augmented reality display technology is beginning to make a mark in the defence sector.

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Power Dressing: why it's exoskeleton time

15 Dec 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Technological and societal trends have triggered a race to develop wearable exoskeletons that augment a user’s strength for a range of applications.

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A year with the carriers

11 Dec 2014 | By David Downs

David Downs, Engineering director of the aircraft carrier alliance, looks back over the year which saw one carrier launched and the assembly of the second get underway

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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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March 1917: Submarine warfare

5 Mar 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

As the First World War raged and following a shock attack on neutral merchant ships, the government was anxious to quell public concern about the threat to shipping posed by German U-boats

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