A new era for the British Armed Forces is about to begin. On 22 March, the Government of the United Kingdom officially released its Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, which will define the government’s vision for the UK’s role in the world over the next decade.
Over the last decade, the collection and sale of data has become a thriving sector. Some services no longer require any real payment in exchange for our personal information. For example, we often agree to connect our social media accounts filled with personal information to certain websites to use their services. This focus on data and information has found its way into the military. Virtual training and simulation are becoming standard practice within the military systems of European states. These produce large amounts of data, which can be analysed and used to optimise training and enhance operational capability. ‘Train as you fight and fight as you train’ is a mantra that can be put into practice more easily with virtual tools, as these tools allow land forces to train in situations that would not be suitable for live training, for example, training in urban areas.
Written by Miguel Gonzalez Buitrago, Lucia Santabarbara and Simone Rinaldi Land Force Modernisation is a process that entails changes of military equipment and capacities at the strategic, operational, and tactical…
The cancellation of Germany’s Schwerer Transporthubschrauber/STH (Heavy-lift Helicopter) competition and its dismissal of the two US options, combined with a long-term lack of a European alternative, poses the question: is it time for a European Heavy-Lift Helicopter?
At the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Summit in Warsaw in 2016, NATO heads of state and government decided to strengthen NATO's enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) to further allow the allies to deploy limited military forces to the three Baltic countries and Poland.