Advertising Deadline – 11th April 2018
Publication Date – 2nd May 2018
Focus on European Security – MS&T takes a look at the training and readiness associated with the security and defence realities in Europe, including NATO deployments in the former Eastern Europe in response to continued posturing by Russia. The continental defence and security picture is being driven by multiple factors, including Brexit, the migration crisis, and the cyberwarfare threat to name a very few, and this is impacting the political landscape, as well as defence and security policies.
Language and Culture Training – The Pentagon is stepping up efforts to provide language and culture training and education for military personnel in all services. These competencies are routinely part of exercise scenarios and pre-deployment training for wider cohorts of individuals and units, and are enabling missions in information warfare. At the same time, technology is increasingly used to deliver learning content. MS&T investigates an extremely important training subject for US forces as well as Western militaries generally.
Man-wearable Technologies – Public acceptance and use of wearable technologies has accelerated in the last few years and includes everything from fitness watches and Bluetooth-equipped ocular and earpiece devices, to advanced prosthetics and all manner of GPS-driven accessories. Perhaps the most promising from a training perspective are the enormous advances being made in virtual and augmented reality technologies and the power this can bring to individualized training and operations. MS&T investigates.
UK Wildcat – The AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat is the latest helicopter type to enter service with the UK Army, Royal Marines and Royal Navy. Previously known as ‘Future Lynx’ and ‘Lynx Wildcat’, it is the product of a replacement programme initiated in 1995, for the Lynx Mks 7, 8 and 9. Although it bears a visual resemblance to its forebears, to regard Wildcat as just a development of Lynx would be to do it a disservice. MS&T visited Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton to take a look.
DMSCO and AMSO Insights – Just after the 3rd Annual US Army M&S Forum concluded on February 28, MS&T took the opportunity to obtain exclusive leadership insights from the US Army Modeling and Simulation Office (AMSO) and the Defense Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office (DMSCO). The feature article includes interviews with Jesse Citizen, the Director of DMSCO, and Colonel Joseph Nolan, the Deputy Director of AMSO.
Military Gaming Update – MS&T has long been an advocate of the use of gaming technology as a delivery medium for instructional material and over the last several years has provided extensive editorial coverage on the use of gaming in western military forces. This feature article will investigate some of the latest developments in military gaming technology and profile some of the winning products highlighted at the Serious Games Showcase during November’s I/ITSEC conference in Orlando, FL.
Industry Profile – SEA – The port city of Bristol in south-western England, is a focus for many companies operating in the UK defence sector, not least because of the location of that city in the UK MoD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation. One such company is Systems Engineering and Assessment (SEA), which specialises in training and simulation solutions, logistics and planning software, marine combat systems and dismounted soldier systems.
MFTC Conference Report – A report from the Military Flight Training Conference, held March 26-29 in London.
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