The US Marine Corps has embarked on a ten-year makeover to return to its roots as an island-hopping, pacific-dominating force. We find out more about this strategic shift and the technologies that will help shape the marines of the future.

We also take a look at current trends in soldier technology, explore how technology can help make live military training safer, and chat with Tobias Ellwood MP, former UK Defence Minister and now chair of the government’s Defence Select Committee, about emerging threats and whether the UK is equipped to meet them.

Plus, we find out how defence departments and industry are using commercial simulation software to support equipment development and logistics, talk to Raytheon about its modular Spy-6 family of radars for the US Navy, and look into the recent resurgence of nuclear weapons around the world.

Susanne Hauner, editor