All articles by Surendra Prasad Peravali

Surendra Prasad Peravali

Collaboration to keep army technology ahead of time

Defence technology is having to evolve rapidly to keep pace with the changing nature of the threats faced by the military. Andrew Tunnicliffe talks with Major General Marc Thys about how collaboration can keep armies up to date, and the shared challenges that lie ahead.

Fast and flexible patrolling to handle sea perils

Today’s littoral environments are more dangerous than ever, with long-standing threats such as pirates becoming increasingly sophisticated. In this special report, Lieutenant Commander Steven Wills and Commander Graham Edmonds discuss some of the biggest threats facing patrol boats, and explain why vessels need to be fast, flexible and responsive.

Interstellar battles: legalities of war in outer space

An international coalition of lawyers will draft a manual setting out the legalities of warfare in outer space, including guidance on issues such as the legality of attacking satellites, firing lasers and what constitutes a space war crime. To find out more, Claire Apthorp speaks to lawyers working on the project from the University of Exeter’s Law School.

Military training through virtually simulated war games

Military training in the virtual environment has grown in popularity over recent years, largely thanks to its cost-effectiveness and safety. Graham McIntyre, chairman and CEO of the European Training and Simulation Association, compares simulations with live training environments and asks how much more can we expect from them.

Systems that can evolve

Timothy Carlton, principal systems engineer at Dstl, outlines how mission-aware reconfigurable communications, computers and information systems are taking a step towards supporting command and control agility.

How to win war in cyberspace

Whether it be criminal gangs or rogue states perpetrating them, cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication. Newspaper headlines report successful, large-scale incidents, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. Kevin Scheid of the NATO NCI Agency and cybersecurity expert Piers Wilson talk about the threat that these attacks pose and how corporations, governments and individuals can respond.

Perpetual war on terrorism

More than 15 years after the 11 September 2001 attack, what kind of threats are the US and its allies still facing, and how are counterterrorism strategies evolving in response? Colin Clarke, a political scientist at the RAND Corporation, reviews a struggle that’s far from over.

The future of military satellite communications

Military satellite communications are a hugely important resource, but are becoming increasingly vulnerable to outside threats and are struggling to meet the growing demand for bandwidth. We explore how governments and industry are working together to secure the future of the sector.