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.

Keeping up with the times

• F-16 upgrade looks to increase RSAF flexibility
• Gulf states receive Patriot upgrades
• Philippines hunts for C4ISTAR and radars
• SDSR outlines defence against cyber attacks
• USSOCOM EW contracts awarded for C-130Js

Effective collection and dissemination of geospatial intelligence has never been richer. However, a number of emerging concepts, implementations and technological developments could push capabilities even further.

Sophisticated threat environments and a proliferation of different platform types using multiple standards are complicating the transmission of data between airborne combat, support and ISTAR assets. What options are in the pipeline to get these aircraft talking to each other?

The re-emergence of the RF threat in the airborne arena has sparked an upsurge in interest in a new generation of radar warning receiver systems.

With commercial industry launching new versions of handheld devices every few months, the knock-on effect has been militaries around the world utilising these developments in their own modernisation programmes.

Air defence radar has become a mainstay in the toolkit of deployed forces, helping provide early warning of incoming battlefield threats.

With a number of governments now looking to commercial satellite operators for their military SATCOM, Inmarsat is working closely with a several countries to provide bespoke capabilities from its Global Xpress constellation. Beth Maundrill talks to Andy Start, president of the company’s Global Government business unit, about this trend.

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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