DARPA is studying biological aptitude with the aim to understand and monitor the biology that underlies success in specialised military roles. We find out how this approach will help to optimise training for future warfighters.

We also report from the Security & Counter Terror Expo 2019, look at the exoskeleton technologies being explored by the US Army Soldier Center for potential military applications, and speak to researchers studying explosions with the aim of improving the design of bomb protection systems.

Also in the next issue, we catch up with the ‘Swarm and Search AI Challenge’, run jointly by the US Air Force Research Laboratory, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, which intends to find better ways to play complex search and rescue missions using unmanned aerial vehicles. Plus, we speak to BAE Systems about its new £25million submarines training facility in the UK and its latest increase in apprentice recruitment.

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