The UK's Dstl is calling for innovative technologies for the Royal Navy under its new Intelligent Ship competition. We look into the requirements to get a glimpse into the future of naval warfare.

Also in this issue, we hear from Eleanor Fairford, head of cyber assessment at the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, how the cybersecurity environment and nature of attacks has changed over the past year, and speak to Brigham Bechtel, MarkLogic’s chief strategy officer and a veteran of the US Intelligence Community, about the importance of having access to mission critical data for a decision advantage across the full spectrum of operations.

Plus, we preview the top themes expected at this year’s DSEI, find out how pilot training will change with the arrival of sixth-generation fighter jets, and speak to Patriot One about its new video recognition system for homeland security applications.

Susanne Hauner, editor