Current Issue: February 2024

Contents of this issue:

    • NATO as a customer: an overview of the NSPA (Stacy Cummings)
    • Saudi defence industry: capabilities and partnerships (Robert Czulda)
    • Defending the Kingdom (David Saw and Conrad Waters)


    • How effective is modern vehicle armour against contemporary battlefield threats? (Sam Cranny-Evans)
    • Awaiting the Lithium dawn (Mark Cazalet)
    • Examining the future of C-UAV and C-RAM (Sidney E. Dean)
    • Keep it short (Thomas Withington)
    • I, Robot? Autonomy developments for UAVs (Tim Mahon)
    • When networks become weapons (Thomas Withington)
    • Delivering the Royal Navy’s future surface fleet (Conrad Waters)
    • Doomsday or business as usual? Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and CBRN threats (Dan Kaszeta)
    • Designated marksman rifles – closing the range gap (David Saw)
    • Ukraine’s complex body armour story (Tim Guest)
    • Calibre conundrums – developments in small arms ammunition (David Saw)
    • Portable power storage for the dismounted soldier (Tim Guest)


    • Smooth sailing? The strategic relevance of (un)contested control of the Black Sea (Dr Giangiuseppe Pili, Jack Crawford, Nick Loxton and Roman Kolodii)
    • Search and destroy: Middle East theatre stages showdown betweenconducting and countering UAV operations (Dr Lee Willett)
    • US security aid to Ukraine falls hostage to the cult of Trump (Peter Felstead)


    • London (Tim Mahon)

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