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.

The character of war

• UK MoD confirms Sentinel fleet cut
• Pakistan orders Saab AEW aircraft
• Thales rolls out truck-mounted radar
• Cyber and EW attacks converge
• Upgraded Rafale AESA radar set for trials
• Russia steps up electronic war in Ukraine


Much of the focus of coalition operations in the skies over Iraq and Syria has centred around the offensive air strike element, but a significant number of assets are also deployed to provide surveillance and communications support to the mission. 


Submarines remain the stealthiest of major military platforms and can therefore get closer to targets of interest, which makes them uniquely useful for gathering COMINT and for providing communications electronic support.

From smartphone apps to nano-satellites, a number of technology strands are converging to deliver new levels of geospatial data to military users. 

In terms of digitising its army, Australia is blazing a pioneering trail in the Asia-Pacific region, while countries such as New Zealand, with fewer financial resources, are following in its footsteps.

While much has been made of NATO members’ commitment to supplying conventional forces to the alliance, finding resources to defend the cyber domain is equally critical. 


Advances in electronics are transforming the capabilities of defence equipment, particularly when it comes to naval radars. Gaston Marcantoni, director for surface multi-function radar activities at Thales, talks about the company’s work on next-generation systems.

Jan/Feb 2017
Asia-Pacific aircraft BMS
Middle East military communications
Naval fire control
SATCOM – Part 1

Event distribution

IDEX (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Avalon (Geelong, Australia)
AUSA Global (Huntsville, AL, USA)
Satellite 2017 (Washington, DC, USA)
Aero India (Bengaluru, India)

Mar/Apr 2017

Border surveillance – EO/IR
GEOINT systems
ELINT technology
Tactical communications

Event distribution

LIMA (Langkawi, Malaysia)
Sea-Air-Space (National Harbor, MD, USA)
LAAD (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
IDEF (Istanbul, Turkey)

May/Jun 2017

SATCOM 2 – Part 2
Soldier modernisation
Night and thermal vision
Airborne radar technology

Event distribution

IMDEX (Singapore)
MilSatCom Asia-Pacific (Singapore)
SOFIC (Tampa, FL, USA)
UDT Europe (Bremen, Germany)
CANSEC (Ottawa, Canada)
EW Europe (London, UK)
Paris Air Show (Paris, France)
MilSatCom USA (Arlington, VA, USA)

Jul/Aug 2017

Naval C2
Land BMS

Event distribution

MSPO (Kielce, Poland)

Sep/Oct 2017

Soldier headsets
Naval radar programmes
Land C2
Mobile ad-hoc networking

Event distribution

DSEI (London, UK)
AFA Air, Space & Cyber
(National Harbor, MD, USA)
Modern Day Marine (Quantico, VA, USA)
AUSA Annual (Washington, DC, USA)
Seoul ADEX (Seoul, South Korea)
Milcom (TBC)

Nov/Dec 2017

SATCOM – Part 3
Airborne C2
Jamming technology

Event distribution

Global MilSatCom (London, UK)
Defence & Security (Bangkok, Thailand)
Dubai Airshow (Dubai, UAE)
I/ITSEC (Orlando, FL, USA)
AOC Annual (Washington, DC, USA)
Gulf Defence (Kuwait)

Jan/Feb 2018

Rugged systems
Border surveillance

Event distribution

Singapore Airshow (Singapore)
DefExpo 2018 (India)

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