Welcome to the latest issue of Global Defence Technology magazine 

The latest military capability at the forefront of many in the defence space is hypersonic technologies and the apparent potential it offers as a game-changing strike weapon able to defeat existing air defence networks. Research into areas such as scramjet engines point towards a clear direction of travel for industry, but how viable are such systems in the long term?

Meanwhile, China has been performing a balancing act in its position over Russia’s war in Ukraine, having to be seen as supporting what amounts to an ally in Moscow, while attempting to maintain the economic influence it had cultivated with Kyiv. Also, don’t miss insight into the US Navy’s approach to 3D printing as a solution to maintenance issues, GlobalData TS Lombard’s exclusive commentary into the surge in demand for defence equipment brought about by the war in Ukraine, and much more.

All this and the latest defence industry news, comment, and analysis from GlobalData. 

Richard Thomas, editor-in-chief