February 2021

The importance of the space domain has grown massively in recent years. Following the launch of the US Space Force, last year the UK announced plans to stand up a new Space Command. We speak Air Vice-Marshal Harv Smyth, head of the UK’s Space Directorate, about the UK's plans for space.

These recent strategic moves have demonstrated that there is a strong focus on offensive and defensive cyber capabilities in the space domain. As military and civilian capabilities increasing rely on space-based assets, we look at the potential effects of cyberattacks against them, and how they can be prevented.

We also take a look defence departments’ growing interest in space planes, including technologies already in development and the capabilities they offer.

Back on Earth, we catch up with the latest developments in electronic warfare, including the US Army’s plan for a modular electromagnetic spectrum deception suite, which is in its early concept stage, find out how the UK’s Royal Marines are transitioning into a Future Commando Force, and report from the Surface Warships 2021 conference.


Publisher | Susanne Hauner

Features Editor | Berenice Baker

Commissioning Editor | Daniel Garrun

Feature Writer | Harry Lye

Contributors | Alex Love, Julian Turner
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