Military bases are in need of an upgrade, especially when it comes to establishing seamless connectivity across military operations. We hear from Honeywell how connectivity, networked asset management and operational control solutions can help future-proof military bases against emerging threats.

We also find out how the defence industry has reacted to the cancellation of Eurosatory and other key events, and explore other aspects of the business impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the defence sector.

Also in this issue, we take a look at cutting-edge unmanned minehunting vessels in development for the British and US navies, and how the technology could evolve to allow for fully autonomous mine clearance in the future.

Plus, we chat with Neil Fraser, NSSLGlobal’s director for defence and space and a 26-year veteran of the British Army, about his work on satcom for the MOD and the importance of maintaining ‘information advantage’ in today’s military operations.

Susanne Hauner, editor