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Dr. Alix Valenti

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Defence and security freelance journalist.
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Thales Visioloc Makes Light Work of Geolocation

On Monday 13 June, on the first day of Eurosatory, Thales launched Visioloc, its new geolocalisation system. Visioloc is a new functionality of Thales’...
Akeron MP

MBDA Launches Akeron Weapons Family

On 8 June 2022, MBDA launched its new family of fifth generation combat weapons: named Akeron. The Akeron family includes the Akeron MP, a...
Hybrid propulsion is installed on a wide number of European frigates, including the FREMM. (Naval Group)

(R)evolutions in Naval Propulsion – It’s Electrifying!

Changing the type of propulsion used by warships to ones more environmentally friendly pose difficult challenges, especially if power hungry weapons/systems are to be...
Thales-mine warfare

Dead Reckoning – Pathways to USV/UUV Autonomy

How much autonomy do maritime USVs and UUVs actually need to accomplish their missions now and in the future? ‘Autonomous’, ‘unmanned’, ‘uncrewed’, ‘lean manning’… over...

FDI Keel Laying

On 16 December, Naval Group laid the keel of the first defence and intervention frigate (Frégates de Défense et d’Intervention - FDI) ordered by...
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Naval Design Swap

Naval ship design has significantly changed to reflect influencing factors such as lifecycle costs, modularity and energy efficiency. Over the past couple of decades, technological...
Naviris

Warship Design: Is Green the New Blue?

Published in the February/March 2021 Issue - During a pre-Euronaval press conference, on 19 October 2020, Naval Group’s CEO, Eric Pommelet, briefly talked about...
Vehicle-based applications for laser weapons

Back to the Future

Although a few remaining hurdles are pushing the operational advent of laser weapons to the mid-2020s, they promise to bring cost-effectiveness and efficiency to...

Velocitas Eradico

The headline translates as ‘I, who is speed, eradicate’; an apt slogan employed by the US Navy for its research into electromagnetic railguns. Electromagnetic...
Camero’s Xaver-400

The Sharpest Tools In The Shed

Technology is increasingly assisting the soldier’s work in the urban environment. Advances in optronics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), weaponry and command and control are...

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