At the end of last year British troops tested a range of new unmanned technologies including surveillance drones and unmanned vehicles during the first Autonomous Warrior exercise. We take a look at some of the prototypes that were trialled for future combat use.

We also check out the US Army’s new body armour which can be tailored for a wider range of missions, and find out about a new quantum light source created by US researchers that has the potential to lead to more secure communications and enhanced sensing capabilities for soldiers.

Plus, we speak to Leonardo about its infrared search and track technology for fighter aircraft, explore the US DoD's planned investment in directed-energy systems for missile defence, and find out about Polaris Consulting’s Ants On Deck routing algorithm for autonomous surface vehicles.

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