The US Army has briefed industry on its upcoming electronic warfare program and is now asking for feedback. The Terrestrial Layer System (TLS) is an integrated EW and signals intelligence system for ground use that the army decided to pursue instead of the old Multi-Functional Electronic Warfare Ground and Dismounted system. We find out more about the project.

We also look into technologies that could replace traditional military radios in the field, report on the latest developments in rifle technology from the EnforceTac exhibition, and visit a rare firepower demonstration organised by the South African National Defence Force.

Plus, we take a look at new solutions being developed to neutralise small drone threats, speak to the British Armed Forces’ first female three-star commander about her work in the RAF, and find out more about the UK MOD’s plans for a new class of Future Littoral Strike Ship.

Susanne Hauner, editor