Future soldier Top
Colonel (ret'd) Richard Hansen, former project manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army Defence Acquisition University
Colonel Richard Hansen forecasts the future capabilities and needs of US warfighters, and looks at how the acquisition process of requirements, resourcing, technology and materiel development will need to evolve.
Land systems Top
Dr Mahbub Hoque, Director CERDEC, RDECOM, US DoD
Dr Mahbub Hoque gives Defence & Security Systems International an insight into the R&D efforts being undertaken at CERDEC to improve the situational awareness of armoured vehicles crews.
Major Chris Hunter QGM (ret'd), senior IED intelligence analyst, British Armed Forces
Counter-IED security goes beyond the military and deep into civilian life; heightening the need for a coordinated strategy amongst many different stakeholders within society, argues Major Chris Hunter.
Robert Szczerba, director of global healthcare initiatives, Lockheed Martin
Simulating high-pressure environments and developing information management systems for defence and aerospace applications creates solutions with valuable applications in many other industries. Lockheed Martin has proven this by launching innovative products for the healthcare sector. Robert Szczerba explains the crossover.
Michael Sieber, assistant director research and technology, European Defence Agency (EDA)
Cybersecurity is a borderless concern for all nations, needing a collaborative approach to be effectively tackled. Europe is taking just such an approach, as we find out more about the European Framework Cooperation (EPC) on Cyber Security.
Bob Alce, logistics plans officer, Defence Policy and Planning Division, NATO
We look at the collective approach NATO takes to logistics, the importance of this approach for such a collaborative organisation and how this is implemented.
Naval capabilities Top
Jean-Pascal BIAGGI, vice-president TECHNIP Subsea Innovation Management
Surface vessels are just part of the battle to secure the world's oceans. Technip explains what technologies are in development for use in underwater intervention.
Training and simulation Top
Nick Taylor, head joint and battlefield trainers, simulation and synthetic environments, DE&S, UK MoD
While using a synthetic environment is a safer and cheaper way of training today's armed forces, questions remain over its ability to accurately replicate real-world situations. We find out how these environments are being further developed to minimise this issue.