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NGOs fight on the most vital frontlines of our time

NGOs fight on the most vital frontlines of our time

War and disaster are an unfortunate staple of our news cycles. In such times of hardship, the mission critical communications that connect aid workers can be the only hope of the victims of catastrophe. With exclusive comment from Najwa Natalie Ayoub, Market Development Manager for Government and the UN-NGO/Relief Sector at Thuraya, we take a look at the sector.

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Space crash

Space crash

Many have regarded space as being above the ups and downs of Earthly politics, and for good reason. Since the creation of the International Space Station (ISS) and the 1998 signing of Space Station Treaty by the United States, the European Union, Canada, Japan, and Russia, astronauts and cosmonauts have worked side by side on scientific experiments and technological advances that have benefited Earth’s inhabitants. However, Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has now jeopardized not only the balance of power aboard the ISS, but also the multi-national satellite and space industry itself.

Crispin Littlehales Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Crispin Littlehales Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Avoid interception and jamming

Avoid interception and jamming

Blu Wireless specializes in millimetre wave (mmWave) and advanced wireless technology for defence, transport, and private networks. Their work has the potential to deliver unique capability to avoid interception and jamming, as well as high data rates. Mark Barrett, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder of Blu Wireless, explains the technology, and what the company has been doing to bring it to market.

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Drones and first responders

Drones and first responders

Draganfly has been a leader in the drone industry for two decades serving new solutions in the field. Now pursuing Phase 1 of its contract with Coldchain Delivery Systems to support drones in first response activities, the company is exploring how drone technology can be integrated into all manner of industries. Cameron Chell, CEO, explained the company’s progress, and how they plan to evolve, continuing to shape the ever changing drone market.

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Staying a step ahead of security and crisis risks

Staying a step ahead of security and crisis risks

Dragonfly, a specialist security intelligence firm, helps organisations stay a step ahead of security and crisis risks. We spoke with the company’s newly appointed Head of Advisory, Cvete Koneska, to get her opinion on the risks facing the satellite and space industries now that sanctions have been placed against Russia.

Crispin Littlehales, Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Crispin Littlehales, Global Contributing Editor, Satellite Evolution Group

Gaining an operational edge: why satcom leverage lies in a layered approach

Gaining an operational edge: why satcom leverage lies in a layered approach

Satellite communications (satcoms) are increasingly critical for global security, prosperity, and competitiveness amongst nations. They’ve become a priceless tool for defence, security, humanitarian and emergency response, and diplomatic communications. It is of paramount importance for any national defence or multi-national government satcom strategy to take into consideration the innovations happening in space and on the ground to ensure an operational edge.

Koen Willems, Head of Global Government Market Development and Strategy at ST Engineering iDirect

Koen Willems, Head of Global Government Market Development and Strategy at ST Engineering iDirect

Simulated training

Simulated training

As in every workplace the world over, training is a vital part of the job for new and existing recruits. While live fire exercises remain a vital part of the training ecosystem, simulated options are increasingly offering a viable alternative.

Dr Amy Saunders, Editor, Global Military Communications

Dr Amy Saunders, Editor, Global Military Communications

Defence by AI

Defence by AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a widely explored topic in the last couple of decades, with many predictions that the machines will ultimately be the undoing of us all. Nevertheless, AI is very much reality, and proving exceedingly useful to militaries across the world.

Dr Amy Saunders, Editor, Global Military Communications

Dr Amy Saunders, Editor, Global Military Communications

Ingenuity combined with state-of-the-art technology

Ingenuity combined with state-of-the-art technology

Carol Craig, a self-described “astropreneur” and unconventional CEO, was the first female owner-founder of a space company, Sidus Space, to put her organization on the NASDAQ earlier this year. Her company strives to provide development solutions for space industries, as well as a modular satellite-as-a-service model in their LizzieSat platform.

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Laurence Russell, Assistant Editor, Global Military Communications

Beware ‘the new Trojan Horse’: Why cyber hardening is imperative to government defence

Beware ‘the new Trojan Horse’: Why cyber hardening is imperative to government defence

Based in Ornsköldsvik, Sweden, Clavister AB supplies communication service providers, governments, enterprises, and managed security service providers in more than 150 countries with virtual cyber security and digital threat deterrence software. The company’s Cyber Armor solution provides military vehicles with embedded defence against cyber-attacks, regardless of their origin.

Stefan Brodin, Head of Defence, Clavister

Stefan Brodin, Head of Defence, Clavister

Countering UAS technology

Countering UAS technology

The massive boom in unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology in the last decade has seen the rapid advancement of a relatively new major source of threat. With militaries the world over jumping on board with their own UAS for offensive missions, the sector has scrambled to come up with solutions to protect against this new form of adversary.

Dr Amy Saunders, Editor, Global Military Communications

Dr Amy Saunders, Editor, Global Military Communications

‘What’s Your Warrior?’ campaign

‘What’s Your Warrior?’ campaign

The US Army’s newest recruitment effort, the ‘What’s Your Warrior?’ campaign, aims to engage younger recruits from a generation becoming increasingly disaffected by the military. Sgt. Jennifer Smith, Signal Support System Specialist, and Paul Mehney, Public Communications Director, US Army Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical, outline the new strategy and discuss how the US Army has changed in recent years.

Laurence Russell, News and Social Media Editor

Laurence Russell, News and Social Media Editor