In October we visited the British-French Combined Joint Expeditionary Force’s exercise Griffin Strike in the North Sea to find out about the operational readiness of its maritime component and speak to the leaders of both navies. You can read all about it in this issue.

Also in this issue, we take a look at the different variants of the Ajax vehicle and the capabilities it will bring to the British Army, and find out how a partnership between telecoms giant BT and Australia's DroneShield is developing counter-drone capabilities to protect infrastructure from drone disruption.

We also find out how IFS is working with Lockheed Martin on the F-35 programme, speak to Raytheon about its new single-sortie mine clearance concept, and hear from Babcock how the iSupport360 system brings smart insight to naval asset maintenance.

Susanne Hauner, editor