Ministry of Defence

THE FUTURE

The Emotionless Future of War Means Even More Killing

A new report thinks dispassionate killer robots will carry out the conflicts of tomorrow. What could possibly go wrong?
Tom Whyman
10.18.18
uk

The UK Wants Swarms of Drones for Defence Missions

Ministry of Defence launches competition for drone swarms that can track individuals and jam communications.
Ben Sullivan
9.6.16
earth

UK Govt Report: Oil Companies Drilling in the Arctic Will Find It's Unprofitable

The Arctic resource scramble is over—and so is the oil boom, warns UK defense ministry.
Nafeez Ahmed
5.19.16
uk

Even the Food Standards Agency Could Access UK Surveillance Data Under New Bill

All kinds of government agencies beyond law enforcement could request data under the draft Investigatory Powers Bill.
Joseph Cox
11.26.15
dystopia

The UK Ministry of Defence Says Life in 2045 Will Be Unequal and Violent

A new report sets out a future context for defence and security. And wow, is it a bit grim.
Victoria Turk
7.16.14
News

Drones Aren't Helping Job Creation in Wales

Schoolchildren in West Wales are told they have a choice in careers, and it goes a little something like this: farmer, fisherman, drunk, drone pilot. But now even the last option is becoming less and less viable.
Adam Smith
5.23.14
robots

A New Robo-Soldier Will Test Chemical Warfare Suits

Porton Man is designed to test chemical, biological, and radiological suits for the UK's Ministry of Defence.
Victoria Turk
4.7.14
News

I Spent the Weekend Getting Attacked by Soldiers in Cairo

One of them died, but my camera survived.
Tom Dale
5.8.12