Welcome to the latest issue of Global Defence Technology magazine 

The growth of the global surface vessel market in recent years has been driven by a number of factors, such as fleet recapitalisation as well as the need (depending on which sides of the fence one sits on) to limit or maximise China’s ambitions in the South and East China seas. While attention centres on the development of big-ticket items such as aircraft carriers, it is the humble OPV and corvette that will be tasked with most littoral maritime security operations.

Elsewhere, the tripartite development of the GCAP programme is seeing the UK, Italy, and Japan attempt to do what few can claim to have achieved and develop a true next-generation fighter platform, potentially up to the vaunted sixth generation of air combat aircraft.

Also don’t miss out on the latest insight from our team on the war in Ukraine, Australia’s cybersecurity ambitions, land-based hybrid-electric drives, and much more.

All this and the latest defence industry news, comment, and analysis from GlobalData. 

Richard Thomas, editor-in-chief