- Singapore homeland securityHomeland security is a very significant concern across the Asia-Pacific and with the increase in terror-related events and also the effect of natural disasters it is easy to see why. Last year, Singapore agreed to back the multinational coalition against the Islamic State. This move has automatically rendered Singapore as vulnerable to an attack on its citizens. Of most concern are the so-called ‘lone wolf’ attacks that are launched without warning and can strike anywhere and at any time.
- Airborne ISRAirborne intelligence has become a staple of any military’s C4ISR portfolio and although budget constraints and changing priorities have struck militaries across the world, airborne ISR remains a top priority and an essential part of the C4ISR portfolio for both military and civil use.
- Wearable technologyTechnology such as smartwatches, fitness and activity trackers, tablets and smartphones is having a very significant impact on our everyday lives and we find these devices very useful in helping us to communicate, to keep up with day to day events and even to monitor our health. Militaries across the world are also assessing and developing ways in which wearable technology can be incorporated into military kit to enable better operational performance and enhanced safety. We delve into the world of wearable tech for the military.
- Tracking friend and foeIn the network centric battlefield of today, situational awareness of every echelon of any military force is vital in order to lift the ‘fog of war’ and to prevent attack and ‘blue-on-blue’ incidents. Blue Force Tracking on land, sea and air, is a hugely valuable asset. The knowledge of where your enemies and allies are located is central to a successful mission.
- Security, interoperability and efficiencyHughes Defense and Intelligence Systems places enormous emphasis on opening up new areas of thought, research and development in satellite communications. The company also places great emphasis on partnerships with defence forces and companies to help enhance security, interoperability and efficiency across their mission-critical communications. Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems has recently taken part in the Talisman Sabre military exercise. Helen Jameson speaks to Dan Losada, Senior Director of Defense Systems, about the exercise, the company’s technology and future plans.
- NCI Agency – working MAJIICThe NATO Communications and Information Agency NCI Agency was formed on July 1st 2012 and was the result of a merger of several agencies within the NATO structure: the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A), the NATO ACCS Management Agency (NACMA), the NATO Communication and Information Systems Services Agency (NCSA), the ALTBMD Programme Office and elements of NATO HQ Information and Communication Technology Management (ICTM). The establishment of the Agency was part of a broader NATO reform.