Digital Battlespace is the only dedicated publication delivering news, information and analysis for the global C4ISR community. The bi-monthly publication and dedicated online news service extend Shephard’s existing services to the global C4ISR community, and reinforce the success of the company’s related handbooks and events.

The DB team delivers timely news, analysis and comment on the pressing issues facing the C4ISR community. The magazine is delivered to a hand-picked audience of government and military decision-makers and opinion leaders throughout the globe and the audience keep in touch with issues on a day to day basis through the dedicated portal.

Through Shephard’s team of in house journalists and expansive, global network of dedicated correspondents, DB covers the widest possible range of issues of concern to the C4ISR practitioners, covering everything from sensor development to network generation, through concepts of operation to procurement practices.

Whether you are an expert wanting to know the challenges facing the C4ISR community, or a company wanting to reach the right decision-makers, DB is the only magazine that you can rely on to deliver.

As the mystery continues surrounding Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, Andrew White outlines the implications for the C4ISR community.

• EMS critical to evolving operations, says USN
• UK GEOINT remains crucial post-Afghanistan
• Airborne Technologies unveils WiFi ISR payload

Active seekers
Against a background of intensive procurement activity in the sector, Tom Withington examines the aircraft and sensors currently deployed or offered for the AEW&C role.

Fine tuning
With the operational tempo increasing across Asia-Pacific, both indigenous and international companies are looking to satisfy emerging requirements. Matthew Smith examines the tactical communications market.

Moving targets
Militaries are increasingly turning to voice and data SATCOM to keep forward-deployed mobile units in the loop. Beth Stevenson talks to industry experts about the practicalities – and limitations – of the technology.

Visual impact
Soldier modernisation efforts have seen a number of PCs, tablets and remote viewing devices developed over the years, often originating from COTS products. Andrew White canvasses the visual devices market.

Events management
During major events, ensuring national security while providing a safe, secure and non-intrusive environment for innocent spectators is a tough balancing act. Angus Batey explores how some countries have tackled such a task.

Water gathering
Naval SIGINT poses a subtly different set of challenges to its overland counterpart. Claire Apthorp examines the latest generation of surface and airborne maritime platforms, and the sensors that equip them.

Final Word
Major General Khalil Arslanov, Acting Chief of the Department of Communications, Russian MoD, explains to Eugene Gerden how digital command systems now have ‘significant importance’ for the army.

Nov/Dec 2013

(Dubai Airshow, MILCOM, Maritime Surveillance Aircraft)


• Airborne EW
• Battlefield communications
• Cyber security
• Signals intelligence


Jan/Feb 2014

(DGI Europe, Singapore Airshow, AUSA Winter, Defexpo, AFCEA West, EW Asia 2014)


• Defence mapping


• Battle management systems - land

• Information sharing - air


Mar/Apr 2014

(FIDAE, Defence Services Asia, SOFEX)


• Asian tactical communications
• Border security
• Remote viewing
• Naval SIGINT

May/Jun 2014

(IDEB, EW Europe, UDT Europe, ILA Berlin, Eurosatory)


• Urban terrain awareness
• Generic vehicle architectures
• Soldier modernisation
• European communications

Jul/Aug 2014

(Farnborough Air Show, Asian Air Power)


• Airborne communications
• Vehicle intercoms
• Ground-based radar
• Land EW


Sep/Oct 2014

(African Aerospace & Defence Exposition)


• African communications modernisation
• Airborne EW
• Ruggedised computing
• Mobile ad-hoc networking


Nov/Dec 2014

(Euronaval, Airshow China, Indo Aerospace)


• Maritime ISR
• MOTS battle management system
• Defence biometrics
• Tactical communications support


Digital Battlespace is part of the C4ISR division in Shephard's internationally renowned publishing portfolio.

DB has circulation of over 8,800 and each printed copy has a 4 times pass on readership. (Adestra Readership Survey 2010).

Circulation has been further enhanced with the launch of our free digital editions service.

Shephard's publications are also distributed at all major shows throughout the year.

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