Richard
de Silva

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Richard de Silva (BA, MA) is the Editor-in-Chief of DefenceIQ.com and Defence Industry Bulletin, reporting on matters of defence, security and intelligence. He is a regular face at leading trade show events, including Eurosatory, DSEi, Farnborough Air Show and the Counter Terror Expo, and has interviewed some of the world’s most senior military leaders, including Gen Sir Peter Wall (British Army), Gen Mike Hostage (US Air Force), Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Director, US DIA), and Vice Admiral Rinaldo Veri (NATO; OUP naval commander).

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Following hacked email leaks during election campaigns in France and the US, Defence IQ explores the possibility that a British intelligence storm is on the horizon....Full Article »
The question of who is culpable over the widespread WannaCry malware attacks is being debated by some of the leading cyber intelligence analysts around the world, with some saying the NSA is not to blame....Full Article »
Counter terrorism officers and emergency personnel are soon to benefit from advances in virtual and mixed reality technology as the EU Commission's AUGGMED project nears completion....Full Article »
Narco tanks may be disappearing, but there is a continued rise in the use of military-grade weaponry among criminal organisations in Latin America. The situation is forcing authorities to rethink their defence procurement needs....Full Article »
The economic cost of maritime piracy and the frequency of kidnap-for-ransom incidents is climbing for the first time in years due to a resurgence of criminal activity off the West African coast, says watchdog....Full Article »
Defence IQ spoke with Brigadier General Roberto DiMarco, Deputy Commander of NATO's Deployable Air Command...Full Article »
With the ‘surprise’ announcement of a general election to take place on June 8th, Britain finds itself facing a number of critical decisions at home and abroad that will greatly impact defence. Defence IQ looks at the existing defence policies across the major political parties, including the voting records of its leaders in the House of Commons....Full Article »
Hanif Qadir, founder of a youth mentoring group and counter-extremist campaigner, condemns the UK government’s Prevent campaign and its 'misguided' selection process when it comes to funding P/CVE organisations....Full Article »
This year’s Search and Rescue Europe conference (30th May - 1st June, 2017; Copenhagen, Denmark) will bring together world-leading SAR professionals and innovative equipment manufacturers, in a forum which will deliver fresh ideas and options to first responders.This high-level meeting will also share crucial insight into the strategic elements of...Full Article »
Last week, the International Armoured Vehicles conference and exhibition saw its 17th annual iteration. The event has become the world's premier forum dedicated to the armour community, seeing experiences shared between military and business leaders, with new platforms and equipment on display. Here, we round-up just a few of the most...Full Article »
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