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Editor Tim Fish provides an overview of some of the developments in the C4ISR world touched upon in this issue of Digital Battlespace.


Australian Wedgetail nears FOC
Savox launches new tactical headgear
L-3 Linkabit delivers NCW modem to Canada • Thales, Ultra TCS team for next-gen radios
NZDF looks to renew comms network

An array of functions

Radar technology has always been at the forefront of electronic engineering R&D. Tom Withington considers how innovation is further extending the capabilities of ground-based air surveillance systems beyond simply detecting and tracking aircraft.

From the ground up

Industry is driving fresh innovation in radar and surveillance cameras as threats, particularly on national borders, are becoming more widespread and diverse. Jonathan Tringham examines the emerging trends.

Remote access

SATCOM is critical to the success of military forces, especially when deployed in isolated or austere environments. Andrew White examines how these needs will be met by a combination of commercial and dedicated military solutions on future operations.

Electronic nerves

Armoured vehicles must be able to evolve quickly in response to new threats. Angus Batey discusses the challenges of developing an electronic architecture to keep platforms fighting fit for decades to come.

Rugged individualism

Making COTS PDAs ready for operational environments requires a combination of ruggedisation and encryption. Tim Fish examines how industry is assisting with the former.

Picking locks

With the surge in COTS devices being used for military and government data storage and communications, ensuring adequate encryption is a top priority, finds Tim Fish.

Shielding effect

A variety of long-range radars and interceptor missiles protect US and allied assets in Asia-Pacific from North Korean and other ballistic threats. Gordon Arthur reviews the technology and maps out its upgrade path.

Final Word

The recent launch of the annual Military Balance by the London-based IISS provided an opportunity for a snapshot view of key strategic developments in the last 12 months. Nick Watts discussed these with Eneken Tikk-Ringas, senior fellow for cyber security at the institute.

Nov/Dec 2014


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


Jan/Feb 2015

(AFCEA West, IDEX, Aero India, Avalon)


• Maritime EW

• Tactical communications

• Next-generation power

• Land C2


Mar/Apr 2015

(LIMA, AUSA Winter, Sea-Air-Space, LAAD, Interpol World, IDEF)


• Border surveillance
• Vehicle digitisation
• Ground-based radar

May/Jun 2015

(IMDEX, UDT Europe, Paris Air Show)


• Maritime radars
• Airborne surveillance
• Direction finding
• Underwater communications

Jul/Aug 2015



• Intelligent EO/IR
• Airborne early warning
• Soldier modernisation


Sep/Oct 2015

(AUSA Annual, DSEi, Modern Day Marine, ADEX)


• Software-defined radios
• Cyber warfare
• Ruggedised computing
• Maritime C2


Nov/Dec 2015

(Defense and Security, Dubair Airshow, AOC Annual)


• Mobile ad-hoc networking
• Air defence networks
• Jamming
• Data management


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