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Defence Dateline Group

Defence Dateline Group

Internal UK and European defence analytics

For military decision makers, industry stakeholders and the fighting men and women of Europe, understanding the state of European defence is a top priority. In this regular column, the Defence Dateline Group will explore Europe’s defence dilemmas: asking the tough questions, shining a light on the biggest issues and providing you with the “food for thought” you need to tackle the challenges ahead.

The Group

Tom Wein – Editor

Tom is a defence industry and strategy analyst with experience in the Middle East and strategic communications. He has worked as a project manager for Strategic Communication Laboratories, and published numerous policy papers and articles.

Robert Knapp Columnist

Robert is a regular foreign affairs and defence contributor to BN magazine, with his principal areas of focus being naval strategy, European defence procurement and 20th century maritime history.

Laurence Conneely – Columnist

Laurence is currently studying for an MSc in Violence, Conflict & Development at the School of Oriental and African studies, with a particular focus on contested governance, geopolitics and insurgent & separatist movements across the Indian Subcontinent, the Caucasus and the Middle East.

David MorozColumnist

David is a former RAF reservist and War Studies graduate. His areas of interest include air power, British defence policy and the Second World War in Europe.

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In this webinar David Hansen, Programme Manager for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, presents a detailed overview of the current focus for the programme and discusses the enduring requirement for what has been one of the DoD's largest ever acquisition schedules. During a Q&A session Mr Hansen also addresses the issue...Full Article »
As the international community stalls over direct action in Syria following increased violence and civil unrest in the country, James P. Farwell, the globally recognised defence consultant, presents this webinar on the challenge with Syria and its potential WMD threat.Here's an overview of some of the issues covered in the webinar:Who...Full Article »
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In relation to recent events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the communications environment and the ability for groups and individuals to broadcast and receive messages without state control has been significant and, some would argue, has contributed significantly to the ‘Arab Spring’. As Information Operations analysts and...Full Article »
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Countering IEDs and EFPs (explosively formed penetrator) is a critical challenge for NATO forces in Afghanistan. IEDs have contributed to staggering casualty rates, with vehicles and convoys being primary targets for insurgents. Reducing IED-induced battle damage to personnel and equipment is of paramount concern in saving Coalition lives. To...Full Article »
In 2010 in Afghanistan, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is undergoing a second surge and at least a third change in strategy since its involvement to battle an evolving insurgency that is spreading and increasingly taking hold. At the same time support for the mission from populations in Afghanistan and in coalition nations is...Full Article »
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Long term combat operations produce incredible strain on the defence supply and maintenance chains. Program managers within the US Defense sector are falling back on non-traditional methods to maintain their military’s operational readiness. However utilising COTS components features its own set of dilemmas. Because of reliability issues, COTS...Full Article »
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In the US Defense Sector, the utilisation of RFID technologies is expanding beyond expected forecasts. As this industry continues to grow, there emerges a greater need to maintain visibility while improving audit efficiency. Learn how Lowry’s Secure Visibility Asset Control System can improve asset accountability while dramatically impacting audit...Full Article »
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Colonel Peterson serves in one of the United States Army’s most important commands.  Joint MRAP Vehicle Program is dedicated to keeping Soldiers and Marines safe in all operational environments.  Countering IEDs and EFPs has become one of the United States biggest concerns in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  The leaders in the defense...Full Article »
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Picture this scenario: You have a problem with your SDR’s performance and your hardware engineer starts by pointing fingers at the software. No doubt, the software engineers in turn blame the hardware. This isn’t a case of hardware and software engineers being mistrustful of each other. It’s just a reflection of the difficulty in isolating the...Full Article »
It’s 2013 and the G20 Summit Leaders have gathered in Mumbai, India under the ominous threat of widespread civil disorder and imminent complex terror threats. India’s security forces are heavily taxed on all fronts in the attempt to maintain situational awareness through deployed ground units, but, unknown to the wider public is the widespread...Full Article »
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