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.

Power tools

• Steps towards European waveform
• New SIGINT for UK special forces
• Plans for future GPS III emerge
• Hornets brought back to life
• Taiwan to create cyber force against China
• Thales presents Synaps radio family

While full ‘future soldier’ suites have not yet been deployed en masse in Western militaries, an incremental approach is seeing an ever greater number of networked   ISR tools being added to the infantryman’s inventory.

Tactical operators in the air, on the ground and at sea face agile and increasingly technically capable adversaries across the spectrum of conflict, and need every  edge that advanced networking can give them.

The need for a detailed, precise view of circumstances across platforms is crucial. Vehicle crews are now reaping the benefits of recent evolutions in situation wareness.

SATCOM programme requirements show that military forces are looking to go ever faster, smaller and lighter when it comes to their desired capabilities. European radar manufacturers are maturing new shipborne active phased-array radar systems designed to support the long-range detection and tracking of ballistic missile threats.

Whether it is a flight data recorder, communications node or any other integrated device, airborne C4ISR systems must be rugged enough to cope with the growing number of harsh environments militaries are subjecting them to. 

As armed forces look to renew their C4ISR capabilities, industry is being pushed to provide multi-functional capabilities. Bill Keirnan, director of business development for ISR systems at L-3 Linkabit, talks to Beth Maundrill about the trends and challenges multifunctionality raises.

Nov/Dec 2015
(EW Saudi Arabia, AOC Annual)


• Mobile ad-hoc networking

• Air defence networks

• Jamming

• Data management


Jan/Feb 2016



• Earth observation GEOINT

• Air defence radar

• Displays/handheld

• Naval BMS


Mar/Apr 2016



• Naval radar
• Asian tactical comms
• Special mission aircraft

May/Jun 2016

(SOFIC, CANSEC, ILA Berlin, Eurosatory


• Connectors
• Defence IT Infrastructure
• Urban terrain awareness

Jul/Aug 2016

(Farnborough International Airshow)


• Soldier modernisation
• Tactical air networks
• SATCOM Part 2
• Ruggedised computing Part 1


Sep/Oct 2016

(Milcom, Euronaval, EW Asia, Indo Defence, Radar)


• Naval C2
• Ruggedised computing Part 2


Nov/Dec 2016

(AOC Annual, I/ITSEC)


• EW – jamming
• Army battle management
• Sub surface comms

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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