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.

Keep R&D running

• Thales dissolves JV with Hanwha
• USAF amends new radar contract
• Japanese communications satellite damaged
• OSI to supply NZ frigate upgrade radar
• DyNAMO data sharing tests begin

The contemporary operating environment continues to throw up evolving challenges for special operations forces seeking to successfully execute missions in increasingly congested and contested theatres.

Development of naval C2 systems has long pushed for wider interoperability with other armed forces and the ability to integrate unmanned systems seamlessly. Recent months have witnessed significant milestones for some of the world’s leading navies.

While providing crucial support to EW, ELINT needs to modernise to stay relevant in a developing market of receiver systems.

Developments in the hardware and software of airborne radar show that scanned arrays are evolving to match the threats of the future.

Situation awareness in the field is reliant on relevant and up-to-date mission data being available to the tactical operator in a way that is easy to access and customised to suit the mission at hand.

The battlefield has become an increasingly digitised environment. The computers used by soldiers share some similarities with the devices used in other industries and even with civilian systems. However, there is a wide array of unique demands made in the military sphere.

Underwater communication has always had significant challenges to overcome, but BAE Systems Electronic Systems is engaged in a programme that hopes to open up the seas to UUVs. Tim Fish talks to Geoff Edelson, director of maritime systems and technology, about the company’s latest effort.

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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