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Equipped for success
23 January, 2020
Taking place at ExCel London on 10–13 September, Defence & Security...
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More than meets the eye 23 January, 2020 The importance of camouflage to soldiers on active operations cannot be overstated. The natural world, vision theory and the electromagnetic spectrum all contribute to the design...

The view from above 23 January, 2020 Artificial intelligence has the power to dramatically extend ISR capabilities by analysing images with greater speed and accuracy, but also brings new challenges in terms of trust...

Eyes on the target 23 January, 2020 Simulated training environments can drastically improve operators’ ability to develop complex skills, or they can become expensive albatrosses. Is eye-tracking technology going to...

New zones of conflict 23 January, 2020 The operational environment of today, and tomorrow, will look very different from that of years gone by, and using older vehicles may not be conducive to the future of combat in...

AR games 23 January, 2020 As militaries around the world plough more funds into augmented reality, the questions surrounding its use and benefit remain. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with author Peter W Singer...

The world at stake 23 January, 2020 As threats to cybersecurity rise, international collaboration is vital to ensure adequate security measures are taken. Nations and companies have made declarations of unity...

Within the sphere of protection 23 January, 2020 Active protection systems (APS) for defence vehicles are a hot topic, with rapid development and a variety of offerings – meaning careful analysis is required to select and...

Autonomy on the open sea 23 January, 2020 Unmanned aerial vehicles have enhanced the capacity to strike targets on the ground remotely. Yet, while conflict in the air has been transformed, drones remain largely absent from...

Firepower on display 23 January, 2020 A rare firepower demonstration was recently organised by the South African National Defence Force and domestic ammunition specialist Rheinmetall Denel Munition. Grant Turnbull rounds...

Ready to assemble 23 January, 2020 NATO has been working to improve its military presence in Eastern Europe, with the Enhanced Readiness Four Thirties plan announced in 2018. Grace Allen considers the logistical...

A stab in the dark 20 December, 2018 Being able to see in the dark can prove decisive on the battlefield. Here, Defence & Security Systems International takes a look at current and coming technology in the field, and...

Evolution on the high seas 20 December, 2018 Technology is having an impact on everything in the world today, and that includes military operations beneath the sea. How can navies better adopt the latest technologies in a way...

Shielded from harm 20 December, 2018 With the cyber-domain playing host to increased hostilities, being ready for large and small-scale attacks has rarely been more crucial. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with CCDCOE’s Kadri...

Keep your feet on the ground 20 December, 2018 Simulation is finding a home in military training – whether it be in the air, sea or on the ground. However, as Andrew Tunnicliffe finds out, despite offering new possibilities, it...

A conflict of interest 20 December, 2018 Experts believe that the majority of the security threats confronting modern militaries over the next few decades will involve urban conflicts, facing enemies equipped with...

Rough and tumble 20 December, 2018 Rugged technology isn’t new, but what it offers those in the field changes almost daily. However, as Andrew Tunnicliffe finds out, selecting the right device is not as simple as it seems.

Radar to sensor 20 December, 2018 From today’s behavioural identification algorithms to near-future possibilities, such as mosquito designs able to extract DNA, sensor and radar technology is combining with other...

Lines in the sand 20 December, 2018 As the Middle East continues to make the headlines, it is clear the situation in the region is the most challenging it has been for some time. Defence & Security Systems...

Chain of command 20 December, 2018 It goes without saying that tracking the movement of materiel throughout the US military forces’ worldwide logistics chain is an immense challenge. Michael Shaw talks to Linus...


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