In this issue

The Baltic region is on red alert as threats from Russia and cyberattacks have coerced the Nordic nations to gear up for a new type of warfare. As Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland boost spending to enhance their military capabilities, we investigate how the Nordic countries are arming up for potential conflicts.

Meanwhile, France is increasing spending on artificial intelligence as part of a drive to develop future weapon systems. We take a look inside France's AI push and similar efforts in other countries.

Also in this issue, we explore the major spenders on the global arms market, check in with the US Air Force's light attack aircraft programme, and find out why Dstl is going back to basics in its approach to computer hardware for harsh operational environments.

Susanne Hauner, editor