December 2020

From Covid-19 to Brexit, a climate of uncertainty will prevail as we head into the new year. In our next issue, we speak to defence exerts and industry leaders to get their opinions and predictions on what the big topics in defence will be in 2021.

While much has been said about the importance of cyberspace as a warfighting domain, cyber operations are currently shared by several civilian and military agencies in the UK. We ask whether this approach makes sense and how it could be streamlined. We also explore the growing threat of swarm attacks on naval vessels, and technologies to defend against them.

Plus, we catch up with the latest developments in future fighter jet programmes, from South Korea’s F-X prototype to the US’ Next Generation Air Dominance Programme and Europe’s competing FCAS and Tempest programmes. And, with the TopGun sequel due for release in December, we had a chat with former F-14 radar intercept officer Dave Baranek, who consulted for the original Top Gun film and has released a book based on his experiences, Tomcat RIO.


Publisher | Susanne Hauner

Features Editor|Berenice Baker

Commissioning Editor| Daniel Garrun

Feature Writer | Harry Lye

Contributors| Stewart Goulding, Alex Love, Oliver Shepherd
Magazine Designer | Petra Konyi-Kiss

Graphic Designers | Anett Arc, Ashley McPherson, Tyrrell Lowe, Noemi Balint, Marzia Del Gaone, Maria Gimenez, Filipe Costa, Martina Labaiova
Lead Designer | John Hammond 

Digital Publishing Director | Duncan West


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