• UK MoD exercise assesses cyber defence talent

    The UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Defence Cyber School has hosted a cyber exercise featuring a fictitious attack on military communications equipment. The event was created by Her Majesty’s Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) and held at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham

  • CIS offers open-source cyber security standards

    A set of common cyber security standards is gaining ground in the defence sector, as organisations seek to shield themselves from potential threats across their supply chains. The Center for Internet Security (CIS), a US non-profit organisation that promotes cyber security awareness, has developed

  • Lockheed Martin adopts a new approach with ARES radar

    Lockheed Martin is showcasing a new air and missile defence radar designed to enable rapid and affordable upgrades. With its active electronically scanned array (AESA) Radar for Engagement and Surveillance (ARES) system, Lockheed Martin is developing a modular open-architecture capability

  • US Army orders additional HMS Manpacks for next phase of testing

    Key Points Harris and Rockwell Collins will supply radios for testing in 2018 and 2019 General Dynamics withdraws from Manpack competition Harris and Rockwell Collins will each deliver 101 Handheld, Manpack, and Small Form Factor (HMS) Manpack radios to the US Army for continued testing of the

  • US military develops power optimisation app for dismounted troops

    The US Army is testing a new app-based mission planning tool that enables soldiers to optimise their energy supplies for deployments, taking into account the configuration of the equipment that they are carrying as well as the expected environmental conditions. The US Army’s

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  • Riverine warriors: The Colombian Marine Corps

    This year, on the 80th anniversary of its formation, the Colombian Marine Corps is characterised by an evolving security environment, marked by the progress made in the implementation of the peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) following six decades of armed conflict. Erwan de Cherisey reports
  • ISTAR firmament: the future of the RAF's combat air reconnaissance assets

    The UK's airborne intelligence, surveillance, targeting, acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) platforms constitute an increasingly important capability. Tim Ripley examines the status of the country's ISTAR assets and charts their future evolution
  • Hyperspectral analysis set to expand in coming decade

    Advances in the development of hyperspectral imaging sensors raise the prospect of wider future use of the technology in space. Brian Lim and Melissa Hanham assess what an increase in commercially available hyperspectral imagery would mean for open-source intelligence practitioners
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  • Indonesia's Dirgantara N219 completes maiden flight

    Key Points Indonesia has completed the maiden flight of its N219 twin-turboprop aircraft Flight paves the way for further tests and certifications for the programme, which was originally scheduled to begin serial production in 2015 State-owned firm PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has flown its
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