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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New footage has been released of the US Navy's prototype railgun, which launches projectiles at distances of over 100 nautical miles and at speeds exceeding Mach 6....Full Article »
Southeast Asian navies desperately require blue water data but funding survey vessels is proving a difficult challenge in the current economic climate....Full Article »
Fear of removing the man-in-the-loop and embracing AI and automation may be hampering the efficiency of armed forces....Full Article »
With civilian drones already being used as low-tech weapons, an ability to spot the threat is in serious demand. Defence IQ investigates the market growth....Full Article »
The defence industry would be best served by maintaining ‘simplicity’ when dealing with increasingly complex cyber threats, say security experts....Full Article »
The former director general of MI5 has hit out at critics of Britain’s intelligence service, saying the threats of today are “worse and more complex” than the country has previously seen....Full Article »
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 »
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