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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.

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Exciting times

• South Korea unveils artillery locating radar
• UK election delays Sentinel decision
• Typhoon Captor-E integration continues
• China promotes new radar
• Harris anticipates Australian Land 2072 contract

Reducing the demands placed on dismounted close combat troops while modernising their equipment is a significant challenge in the race to optimise efficiency of personnel engaged in battle.

With military requirements for data connectivity at an all-time high, OEMs are striving to offer cost-effective, innovative SATCOM solutions that can operate in both on-the-move and static positions.

The advent of the F-35 and its advances in datafusion spell a new era of pilotage, in which aviators will need to be adept at synergising a vast array of information to make rapid, tactical decisions.

Radar developers are looking towards modifications that they can offer for fourth- and fifth-generation fighters, and while domestic pilots are looking forward to this technology, it is the newer operators that are really seeing the benefits.

The demands of the battlefield are driving advances in sight systems for vehicles, with an increasing appetite emerging for smarter night
vision devices and thermal imagers that can deliver superior resolution across longer distances.

Responsible for the co-ordination of a complex array of capabilities, the combat management system is essential to a naval vessel's smooth
operation. Countries in the Asia-Pacific region who are upgrading their fleets are therefore determined to invest in the best.


Grant Turnbull speaks to Fabrizio Giulianini, head of Leonardo Electronics, Defence & Security Systems about the subsystems that the company provides for the Eurofighter Typhoon and plans to introduce 'fifth-generation' capabilities.

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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