In this issue

The UK’s Dstl has been working with the military on the country’s biggest chemical warfare exercise, Toxic Dagger. As events from Syria to Salisbury once again put the spotlight on the CBRN threat, we take a look inside the exercise to find out how militaries train for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks. 

Also in this issue, we hear from telecoms provider BT how it is working with military customers to improve connectivity on bases, take a look at the UK’s new missile defence system, Sky Sabre, which will enter service in 2020, and examine the air capability goals set out in NATO’s new Joint Air Power Strategy.

Plus, we check out the contenders for the US Navy’s Future Guided Missile Frigate contract, and ask whether multinational ventures are the way forward for major equipment procurement programmes.

Susanne Hauner, editor