Ukraine conflict: UK deploys logistics brigade headquarters to channel arms

by Tim Ripley

Nearly 80 British Army logistics planners have been deployed to Germany to co-ordinate deliveries of weapons and military equipment to Ukraine.

The headquarters element of 104 Theatre Sustainment Brigade is now running the Stuttgart-based US European Command's International Donor Coordination Center (IDCC), according to a senior UK military source.

Brigadier Chris King, the brigade's commander, leads the 78-strong British Army contingent.


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SOCOM explores new Tactical Mission Network concept

by Carlo Munoz

A US Air Force Special Operations Weather Technician sends intelligence to the Reconnaissance Operations Center during the Marine's Reconnaissance Team Leader Course's final exercise on 31 October 2017. SOCOM is soliciting industry proposals to improve its Global Analytics Platform to process, exploit, and disseminate battlefield intelligence. (US Department of Defense )

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is exploring a new edge networking concept, focused on operationalising chat and data-sharing environments patterned closely after commercial applications like WhatsApp, Signal and Facebook Messenger.


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FlashHawk COMINT/CESM suite enters production

by Richard Scott

FlashHawk is designed to enable small airborne platforms to perform 3D geolocation of communications emitters. (Avantix)

French electronic warfare (EW) house Avantix has begun initial production of its FlashHawk airborne communications intelligence/communications electronic support measures (COMINT/CESM) system in anticipation of launch orders.


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US naval officials plan to conduct more Arctic operations

by Michael Fabey

USMC and NATO forces trained for Arctic operations during Exercise ‘Cold Response 2022‘ in Norway. (Michael Fabey)

The US Navy (USN) and US Marine Corps (USMC) will be conducting more operations in the Arctic, according to officials from both services.

”In both Alaska and frankly in Europe, we‘re going to more frequently deploy smaller units for two to four weeks at a time,” General David Berger, USMC commandant, testified on 18 May before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense during its hearing on the fiscal year (FY) 2023 USN and USMC budget request.


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