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  • Investment in the defence sector can make a major contribution to economic revival (João Gomes Cravinho)
  • We Became Complacent. – Interview with João Gomes Cravinho, Minister of National Defense of Portug
  • Strengthening Security and Defence Culture – Interview with Prof. Dr. António Figueiredo Lopes
  • Transformation of Portuguese Defence Procurement Processes (Augusto de Melo Correia)
  • Overview of the Portuguese Defence Industry (Agostinho Costa)
  • Information is Our Core Material – Interview with Rear Admiral António Gameiro Marques
  • Providing Security in the Central African Republic (Carlos Branco)
  • Fostering Ambitious Large-Scale Initiatives – Interview with José Neves, AED Cluster President
  • One of Portugal’s Largest Players in Defence – Interview with Fernando Braz de Oliveira, Head of Naval Systems at EDISOF
  • Mission Critical Software Systems – Interview with Nuno Bustorff Silva, Business Development Manager, Defence Market at Critical Softwa
  • Integrated Systems for Advanced Solutions – Interview with Alberto de Pedro, CEO of GMV

Further Topics

  • Covid-19 and Terrorist Groups (Andreea Stoian Karadeli)
  • Public-Private Partnerships – A Defence Industrial Policy Choice in The Post-Covid Era? (Manuela Tudosia)
  • Does a French Exception Still Exist? (Giulia Tilenni)
  • Arquus – Taking Charge of Complex International Programmes – Interview with Emmanuel Levacher, President of Arquus
  • Redefining Mobile Artillery:How AM General is Changing the Game – Interview with Major General (Ret’d) Mark McDonald
  • The Donbas Conflict and the Future of Armoured Warfare (Reuben F. Johnson)
  • Asymmetric Warfare (Suman Sharma)
  • Agile Development With Soldier Feedback – Interview with General John M. Murray, first Commanding General of US Army Futures Command
  • Research and Technology for the Future Main Ground Combat System (Thomas Czirwitzky and Pierre Wey)
  • Equipping the UK STRIKE Brigades (Henry Richardson)
  • 4×4 Armoured Vehicles (Sidney E. Dean)
  • Digitisation of Land-Based Operations (Tamir Eshel)
  • UK Moves Ahead on Active Protection Systems (Christopher F. Foss)
  • Armour Renaissance in the French Army SCORPION Transformation Programme (David Saw)
  • Digital Command of Urban Combat (Doug Richardson)
  • The System that Never Was? (Thomas Withington)
  • A World of Hertz (Thomas Withington)
  • Air and Ground Systems for Short-Range Reconnaissance (Doug Richardson)
  • Towards Trustworthy Military Autonomous Systems (Tamir Eshel)
  • CBRN: Protecting the Force (Dan Kaszeta)
  • Support for the BOXER fleet (Robert Elvish)
  • Directed Energy Developments (Joris Verbeurgt)
  • The Continuing Evolution of the Combat Helmet (David Saw)
  • Protected Vision (David Saw)

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