Andrew White

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Andrew White


Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard Media from Jane’s, where he was land forces reporter for International Defence Review and Jane’s Defence Weekly.

Andrew has served with UK forces in three operational theatres: Afghanistan, the Balkans and Iraq. He still contributes to Shephard titles, including Land Warfare International, when he isn't teaching people how to remove vital organs with a dull spoon.

  • SOF - Special Operations

    DSEI 2017: New parachute safety system unveiled

    12th September 2017

    Airborne Systems North America has unveiled a next-generation safety solution for airborne and special operations forces at DSEI 2017 in London. The company, which designs ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Navy SEALs to use UAVs for training

    11th September 2017

    The Navy Special Warfare Basic Training Command (NSWBTC) SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) Land Warfare Team has released plans to use vertical take-off/landing (VTOL) UAVs to ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Georgian SF become NATO certified

    8th September 2017

    The Georgian Special Operations Forces (GEO SOF) has successfully completed NATO certification to operate a Special Operations Task Group (SOTG), defence sources have confirmed to ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    North Korean SOF show of force fails to impress

    2nd September 2017

    The latest public ‘show of force’ from the Korean People’s Army (KPA) SOF has provided a further glimpse into their capabilities as tensions continue to ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Afghan Special Operations Command to double in size

    1st September 2017

    The Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) officially transitioned into a Special Operations Corps on 20 August, which will see the organisation almost double ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    Milrem UGV performs MANET role

    18th August 2017

    Communications specialist, Silvus Technologies, has integrated a mobile ad hoc network payload on board an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for the first time as it seeks ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Ukraine special ops development continues

    28th July 2017

    Force elements from Ukraine’s Special Operations Command have completed a joint training programme with the US Naval Special Warfare Command in the Black Sea as ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Counter-UAS technology maturing

    27th July 2017

    In response to the SUAS threat from both state and non-state actors the defence and security market is continuing to push the proliferation of counter-UAV ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Interview: Polish Special Forces commander

    26th July 2017

    On 14 March 2017, Brig Gen Wojciech Marchwica took over as Commander of Poland’s Special Operations Component Command (POL SOCC) with a remit to further ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    Analysis: UAVs in the wrong hands

    25th July 2017

    With the proliferation of commercial-off-the-shelf UAVs employed by extremist organisations in the Middle East, the defence and security sector continues to ramp up capabilities to ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Special forces trigger Latin American exercise

    19th July 2017

    Special Forces from across Latin America started the annual Fuerzas Comando competition in Paraguay on 18 July as they seek to improve doctrine, concepts of ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Winter is here: SOF cold weather operations

    19th July 2017

    As the international coalition of Special Operations Forces continues to focus on counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency campaigns across the Middle East and North Africa, commanders are ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Flyer 60 evaluated by Special Operations

    7th July 2017

    The US Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command is evaluating the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) Flyer 60 as an additional option for ‘fly ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    Analysis: Israel revives Special Forces unit

    23rd June 2017

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced in April that it was reviving the Haruv Special Operations Unit following its disbandment in 1974 as part of ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    SOF goes cyber

    12th June 2017

    Details have emerged regarding a joint training exercise conducted by the US Army Cyber Command and Dutch Defence Cyber Command (DCC), aimed at developing a ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    EW Europe: IAI Elta seeks unified vision

    5th June 2017

    Technology associated with signals intelligence (SIGINT) must feature improved levels of sensitivity and frequency coverage in order to keep pace with emerging requirements from the ...

  • UV - Unmanned Vehicles

    ISDEF: IDF to receive Skylark 3 tranche

    31st May 2017

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are preparing to receive the first tranche of Skylark 3 unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in June, service officials have disclosed. ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    EW Europe: Limited EW loads for special forces

    31st May 2017

    Special Forces Communicators (SFC) attached to force elements in US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) have shed light on emerging restrictions facing operators conducting electronic warfare ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    EW Europe: SIGINT payload tested on Puma UAS

    30th May 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has completed final testing of the latest variant of its Silent Echo signals intelligence (SIGINT) payload, service officials have explained.  ...

  • SOF - Special Operations

    SOFIC 2017: SOCOM seeks asymmetric advantage

    15th May 2017

    US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has updated its requirements for lethality, protection and human performance as it seeks to further extend the operational effectiveness of ...

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