Posts Categorized: May 2018

Comms on the battlefield

Michael Van Rassen explains the challenges faced in maintaining a network when it really matters The evolution of warfare technology, designed to aid and abet communications across the battlefield, has and continues to rapidly change the way that armed forces function. From an ‘eye in the sky’ drone to a swarm of robotic land machines,… Read more »

Starting a chemical reaction

Timothy Compston reflects on how recent incidents involving chemical weapons have been a catalyst for renewed action by the West. With the spectre of a type of Novichok nerve agent apparently having been deployed in Britain to target the former Russian military intelligence officer and double agent Sergei Skripal – and then a few weeks… Read more »

World Cup security

Gavin Hepburn explores what’s being done to keep football fans visiting Russia this summer safe. This summer the biggest sporting event on the planet, the World Cup, will officially kick off in Russia on 14 June. The opening game will mark the first of 65 games played across 11 different Russian cities, including Saint Petersburg,… Read more »

Threat from above

Mark Brace reports on the emerging use of drones by militant groups Since 2014, there has been an increased emphasis on monitoring and countering unauthorised commercial drone flights near airports or in close proximity to civilian aircraft inflight. According to data released by the United Kingdom Airprox Board, there were just six emergency situations involving… Read more »

X marks the spot

Tomi Fält explains different applications in which X-rays are utilised, what the latest advances are and how it provides security forces with an advantage The fundamentals of the X-ray technology for security screening systems date back to seventies. However, this does not mean that X-ray technology development is complete or even slowing down. The latest… Read more »

Opportunity knocks

Ashley Lane reports on the growing opportunities for small businesses in the US security and defence sectors With some 30 million small businesses in the USA employing around 57 million people and accounting for 99 percent of the US business cohort, the need for SME access to Government is self-evident as a major potential source… Read more »

Holograms continue to shine

Four leading industry insiders reflect on 25 years of ups and downs for holography and its future evolution In 1993, the International Hologram Manufacturers Association was established, and since then, the organisation – which supports producers and converters of holograms for banknotes, anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, packaging, graphics and other commercial applications around the world –… Read more »