Next issue: July 2018
The US is preparing to deploy Triton drones to Guam this summer to assist with surveillance in the Pacific, where tension is bubbling. With Beijing and Washington racing to keep tabs on one another in the South China Sea, and China shipping surveillance and electronic warfare equipment to its controversial outposts in the region, we review the situation and find out what the Triton drones will add to the US military’s arsenal in the region.
We also report on the biggest topics from Eurosatory, check in with DARPA’s work on the aerial launch and recovery of unmanned drones, and take a look at the capability requirements of Australia’s SEA 5000 future frigates.
Also in the next issue, we find out how the growing military interest in cyber and space is affecting multi-domain command and control, ask whether the ongoing controversy about operations and maintenance costs of the F-35 fighter will have an impact on purchase commitments, and take a look at the emerging arms race for hypersonic missiles.