There are some 160 million objects in orbit – mainly debris – which could collide with satellites providing vital services to civilian life and military operations. We find out how the UK Space Agency and Ministry of Defence are working with industry partners such as Fujitsu and Amazon Web Services on new methods to of removing dangerous ‘space junk’.

We also investigate what Brexit will mean for the future of UK defence procurement and joint projects in development with other European nations, talk to QinetiQ about the increasing importance of grey zone threats, and take a look at a UK MOD competition is seeking proposals for innovative, less lethal weapons.

Plus, we explore applications for micromotors in defence electronics, from remotely operated vehicles and detection systems to breathing apparatus and exoskeletons, and hear about the importance of small and medium-sized enterprises in UK defence manufacturing.

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