In response to the coronavirus pandemic Farnborough Airshow put on a fully digital event this year. We speak to the organisers to find out how they brought an airshow online. We also report from the DSEI Leaders Webinar and chat to the event’s senior air advisor about why the 2021 show will feature a massively expanded aerospace component.

Also in this issue, we hear from Elbit Systems UK’s CEO about the company’s latest work in military training and simulation, and speak to Digital Concepts Engineering about its work on the Warrior optionally manned vehicle prototype and other unmanned vehicle developments for the British Army.

Plus, we find out how a material designed to protect buildings from earthquakes could be applied to military equipment and soldier armour, take a look at Parrot’s ANAFI USA drone designed for the US Army, and speak to QinetiQ about the development of digital test and evaluation systems for military equipment.

Susanne Hauner, editor