Engineers Envision How We Could Grow Drones in Vats

Engineers from the University of Glasgow and BAE Systems think that “within this century” we could chemically “grow” drones in labs. Whatever you say, guys, whatever you say. Read More >>

Bangladesh Bank Hackers Created Malware to Target the Global SWIFT Payment System

The hackers behind a large-scale Bangladesh bank hack went further than simply stealing money. Now it turns out that they created malware that could compromise the internationally used SWIFT payment system. Read More >>

This is the Bike Set to Push Team GB’s Cyclists to Olympic Glory

BAE Systems has revealed the new creation it hopes will power Team GB’s cyclists to gold medal glory at the Olympics this year, and it looks suspiciously like an exercise bike. However, appearances aren’t everything. Read More >>

BAE Systems’ ‘Swiss Army Knife’ Vehicle Looks Like a Real-World Decepticon

This terrifying-looking thing is Terrier. It’s BAE Systems’ new and improved combat vehicle, which could soon help British soldiers fight the good fight in foreign lands where lives don’t really matter that much. The thing looks bloody scary. It’s been described as the Swiss Army Knife of tanks, and it wouldn’t look out of place in a Transformers movie. Though let’s face it, there’s no way the 32-tonne Terrier would be a goodie. Read More >>

BAE Claims Rosetta Tech Will Help Monitor Nuclear Sub Atmospheres

Atmosphere-tasting tech based on "lessons learned" during the European Space Agency's  Rosetta Mission could one day find itself working in the UK's fleet of nuclear submarines, Read More >>

BAE’s Bonkers Futurists Imagine Planes That Uncouple and Print Drones Mid-Air

BAE Systems has thrown a few wild ideas out there today, revealing what it thinks, hopes or possibly just imagines cutting-edge military aeroplanes may be like in the year 2040. Read More >>

BAE Reveals “IntelliCabin” Wireless/Tablet/LED/Roomier Flight System

BAE Systems has taken a break from doing submarines and warships to think about ways it can keep spoilt modern consumers amused on commercial air flights. The answer, it thinks, is IntelliCabin, a system that integrates passenger controls into a touchscreen tablet interface for fliers and staff. Read More >>

BAE’s Taranis Combat Drone Now Flying Above the UK

The MoD and BAE Systems have revealed that the Taranis unmanned combat vehicle was undergoing secret test flights in the UK last year, with the drone carrying out several flights in our airspace -- some lasting for as long as one hour. Read More >>

British Bobsleigh Team Battered Into Shape by BAE’s Fighter Jet Wind Tunnels

Yes, we have a bobsleigh team, and it's going to be taking part in the Sochi Winter Olympics. It might not capture the public imagination as much as when Wiggins did his victory lap of London, but we could win a medal -- and BAE Systems and McLaren have been lending their technical expertise to the effort. Read More >>

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Next-Gen Typhoon Tranche 3 Combat Jet Makes First Test Flights

The first-generation Typhoon fighter jets are considered the most advanced multi-role/swing role combat aircraft in operation, and the next-gen Typhoon Tranche 3 models are even more impressive. Taking flight for the first time in a series of test runs, check out this beast of the skies in these majestic videos. Read More >>

British Armed Forces Network all Their Simulators Together for Greatest LAN Party Ever

As every proper gamer knows, single-player gaming is nothing compared to the fun of pumping your buddy full of lead. The Armed Forces, no strangers to teamwork, seem to agree, so have networked ship simulators together with those flown by the fighter jocks to create the ultimate in electronic war porn. Read More >>

This Helmet Gives Eurofighters X-Ray Vision

In conventional combat aircraft, the target generally needs to be in both the pilot's field of vision and within the sights of the plane itself. That is, the plane needed to be pointed in the general direction of whatever you're shooting at. But in the case of the new Eurofighter Typhoon, pilots can squeeze off a few Sidewinders at bogies incoming from any direction thanks to a super helmet that links their eyes to the plane's electronic brain. Read More >>

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This Is How Massive Our New Aircraft Carrier Really Is

Our brand new aircraft carrier is coming along nicely, with the HMS Queen Elizabeth due for launch in 2014. Now that the two halves have been put together for the first time we get a real feeling for just how huge (280m in length) this beast is going to be. It'll be taller than Nelson's Column for goodness sake. Read More >>

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The US Navy’s Advanced Guns System Fires Rocket-Powered Artillery Shells

The 54-cal, 5-inch naval artillery shells fired by Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are brutally efficient at destroying surface ships, aircraft, and land targets. But they're little more than pea shooters compared to the 6.1-inch rocket-propelled, GPS-guided shells shot by the new Zumwalt-class' Advanced Guns System. Read More >>