Welcome to the GDT Yearbook

As the year draws to a close we take a look back at some of the biggest stories, technology news and programme updates in the defence industry.

The modern-day arms race continues apace: the Baltic states are gearing up to defend against Russian aggression, investment in AI-powered weapons is growing and the world waits with growing concern to see who will be the first nation to develop hypersonic missile capability.

In the land domain, we look back at tech developments in bases, military vehicles and the growing role of autonomy in logistics support. In the air, we review NATO's Joint Air Power Strategy, top air defence trends, the roll-out of the F-35, cutting-edge laser weapons and more. In the naval domain, we round up frigate programme milestones, as well as the latest tech in unmanned systems and shipbuilding.

Plus, we review the biggest trends in training and simulation from the past year, including operational planning, air combat and CBRN exercises.