Military technology was dominated by several broad themes in 2021, and many of these will continue to be the focus for policymakers, armed forces and acquisition programmes in 2022. Berenice Healey asks industry experts for their forecasts for the year ahead.
Modern defence training simulations rely on artificial intelligence to make the synthetic elements behave realistically. If the AI is improperly trained, participants lose trust, and the exercise fails to meet its objectives. CEO and co-founder of distributed computing specialist Hadean Craig Beddis explains how to attain trust when using AI to meet defence needs.
The iconic Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter has served the US Army and many other armed services for 60 years, each powered by two Honeywell T55 turboshaft engines. Honeywell is funding improvements to the latest iteration, the T55-714C, itself, to deliver greater power and fuel efficiency and lift heavier payloads while being more reliable and easier to maintain.
Members of the defence community gathered at the recent Defence Safety Conference in London, held with the support of the UK Defence Safety Authority (DSA). At the event, DSA director general Lieutenant General Richard Felton explained how DSA drives continuous safety improvement to reduce avoidable deaths and injuries while maintaining defence capability.
Video game developer Slitherine is well known in the gaming community for its expansive stable of strategy and war titles. The professional edition of its commercial Command operation-level military simulation game is winning a new global audience of military and defence industry customers.