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Defence IT 2012: IT deciding factor in warfare, industry leaders argue

19th April 2012 - 11:38 GMT | by Andrew White in Bristol, London


Defence information technology is the ‘major enabler’ in the success or failure of military campaigns, according to a senior industry executive.

Nigel Whitehead, group MD for programmes and support operating group at BAE Systems and chairman of the UK Council for Electronic Business (UKCeB), described how history had shown that ‘great military campaigns’ had been won by generating an ability to supply the armed forces.

Speaking at the Defence IT conference in Bristol, Whitehead said: ‘Military operations include lots of moving parts and we have to get the detail right. Expeditionary warfare amplifies all those issues and if we get

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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