Welcome to the latest issue of Global Defence Technology magazine.

The responsibilities of the humble soldier continue to widen in scope, increasing the physical and cognitive burden on an already-complex role. However, the importance of tactical-level capability and its ability to impart strategic effect drives this demand, with digital technologies and advanced materials connecting the warrior to the wider battlespace.

Elsewhere, and Europe’s military fixed-wing airlift capability has for decades been provided by an established combination of indigenous and US-based platforms. However, new options in the aerospace sector look to capture their own slice of the market.

Also, don’t miss out on the latest insight from our team on the British Army’s new Challenger 3 main battle tank, an exclusive interview with Crowdbotics on AI coding, analysis of France’s defence modernisation initiatives, and more.

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

Richard Thomas, editor-in-chief