Mark Bridge writes:
Unmanned drone aircraft are flown by pilots thousands of miles away, while hackers attempt to intercept their transmissions.
It’s clear that communications technology has transformed 21st century warfare. What may not be so obvious are the ways that wireless communications played a part in the First World War... and the concerns about security that remain with us today.
The UK’s 4G mobile spectrum auction has only just started - but already there’s a second auction being planned.
That’s because the Ministry of Defence is selling some of its radio spectrum to raise money; a plan that was announced in the Government’s Spending Review two years ago.
How Mobile Apps are changing the way the military operates in the field
Kevin Deal, Vice President of Aerospace & Defence at IFS North America, writes:
It is difficult to believe that the idea of a hand-held mobile phone was an alien concept only a few short decades ago. From brick-sized analogue devices to wafer thin smartphones with processing capabilities comparable to those of laptops, new technology is constantly pushing the boundaries of what we can expect from our phones. And, in a reverse of the normal pattern of technology innovation, a development driven by consumers is set to have an important impact on aerospace and defence (A&D).