France is planning to create a collaborative combat platform linking manned and unmanned ground vehicles and aerial support. We got a look at how this networked fleet will work in an engagement scenario at International Armoured Vehicles in January, and also checked out the country's new and upgraded land vehicles. 

Also in this issue, we take a look at the British MOD's new Defence Wargaming Centre, and explore the UK Government's ambitions to establish a space command.

Plus, we find out how autonomous technology is progressing in the field of aerial refuelling, get a look at Qinetiq's new counter-drone system, and check in on the progress Dstl's Intelligent Ship competition has made in its first year of reimagining the future of naval warfare.

Susanne Hauner, publisher