No other military technology has been so eagerly embraced in more applications, or by so many diverse markets, than the global positioning system (GPS), but it has not been without its drawbacks in theatre. Brandie Chenoweth reports on the new developments that are extending the technology’s capabilities.
Against a backdrop of budget cuts, the UK military is facing logistical challenges, most notably the task of exiting Afghanistan with a diminishing number of assets. Major General (Ret’d) David Shouesmith, former assistant chief of defence staff for logistic operations, tells Abi Millar how financial constraints and operational developments are shaping the evolution of logistical capabilities.
Having the right information at the right time lies at the heart of any successful military operation. As CIO and chief of warfighting integration at the US Air Force, Lieutenant General William T Lord knows just how important this is. He discusses the challenges of this process in a world of ever-advancing technology with Ross Davies.