The UK Royal Navy (RN) has outlined plans to equip deployed ships with a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) solution that is able to detect, track, identify, and defeat nano, micro, and mini UAS threats.
In an Invitation To Tender (ITT) released on 13 September, Navy Command Headquarters has called for a first system to be delivered by mid-January 2022 to support a Fleet Minor Trial activity. Up to five follow-on systems could be procured.
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a cluster of contracts under which industry will explore novel means of timing and navigation in the event of disruption to global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs).
The Alternative Navigation research initiative will investigate alternative techniques to provide a position, navigation, and timing (PNT) solution in order to improve resilience to GNSS denial.
UK to deploy more intelligence personnel to monitor Russia and China
17 September 2021
by Tim Ripley
Additional UK military intelligence personnel are being deployed to overseas locations as part of growing strategic competition with Russia and China, according to the head of the UK's Defence Intelligence organisation.
During a rare public appearance at DSEI 2021 in London on 16 September, the organisation's chief, Lieutenant General Jim Hockenhull, said this was part of a wider revamp of how Defence Intelligence gives early warning of crises to political decision makers and monitors the build-up of Chinese and Russian military capabilities.
Indian Air Force hastens its plans to buy ex-French Mirage 2000s
17 September 2021
by Rahul Bedi
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is fast-tracking its EUR27 million (USD31.78 million) plan to purchase 24 second-hand Dassault Mirage 2000 fighters from France in a bid to boost its declining combat squadrons.
Thirteen of the 24 aircraft are in “completed condition”, needing only “servicing and basic maintenance” before becoming fully operational for squadron service, official sources told
In this episode we speak to Adam Hadley on understanding and countering terrorist use of the internet.
Adam Hadley is the CEO of London-based data science consultancy QuantSpark and Founder of the Online Harms Foundation which implements Tech A...