Key Strategic Developments in the realm of Air and Space
23 Feb 2023 "It was about 2012 when defence designed to go for NATO by default and in fact more and more recently I'm hearing NATO by design"
A digital age for the British Army - Callback to CGS’ speech at DSEI 2021
22 Feb 2023 Benjamin Howe Sir Mark’s comments suggested that the digitalisation of the Army represents the biggest development to follow mechanisation, which saw automobiles replace horses in warfare. Now, as then, the ramifications for the Future Soldier are significant. This new digital culture will demand skills that have no legacy career path for the Army, and even the full range of skills required remains unclear.
One (Long and Eventful) Year on: Reflecting on Chief of the Air Staff’s Keynote Speech at DSEI 2021
22 Feb 2023 Dr. Sophy Antrobus What is particularly interesting is the purely national focus of his speech. [..] This perhaps was intended to reflect the narrative of Boris Johnson’s ‘Global Britain’, with Britain’s ‘going it alone’ untethered from the European Union. How our world has changed.
Sustainability of Defence Operations in a Changing Climate
07 Dec 2022 Gerrard Cowan The recent COP27 summit in Egypt underscored the importance of all industries in addressing climate change. What steps is the UK defence sector taking to reduce emissions and contribute to a greener future?
Supply chain innovation: the near-future of 3D printing
22 Nov 2022 Gerrard Cowan 3D printing could transform military delivery and deployment, with significant benefits for logistics, the supply chain, prototyping and more. How are industry and military organisations advancing the technology, and what challenges stand in the way?
To 3% or Not To 3%: Tough Choices for UK Defence
09 Nov 2022 Jack Richardson Rishi Sunak has not committing to the 3% target and, according to reports from inside a key meeting of MPs, will spend, “whatever it takes to keep the country safe.” As a result, the 3% target will not happen, according to independent defence analyst Howard Wheeldon
Anna Keeling highlights the importance of collaboration in Defence
07 Nov 2022 MISO Meetings "A shortage in STEM workers in the UK is costing industry £1.5bn in additional recruitment costs, in interim staffing solutions, in training and wage inflation"
Mosquito remarks bite for RAF
01 Nov 2022 Tim Martin "Let’s just say don’t act surprised if the phrase ‘so much so’ gets erased from MoD scriptwriting for the foreseeable future."
Podding along: Is the Royal Navy doing enough to forward?
01 Nov 2022 Harry Lye With politicians and officials discussing the challenges of the grey zone and defending underwater critical national infrastructure, buying the ships should be an absolute priority. At this point, the programme remains in the concept phase.
Ukraine drives SOF procurement in Europe
24 Oct 2022 Althea Rodrigues Events in Ukraine are highlighting the effect that well-equipped forces can have against traditional force manoeuvres. Looking ahead, the challenge that SOF commanders in Europe face is to ensure they can secure the funding to equip their own SOF with the right equipment in the right timescales.
Doing business with Special Operations Forces
29 Sep 2022 Althea Rodrigues “Watching Ukraine is changing the way people are budgeting,” Yoho said. “The aircraft carriers, combat aircraft and tanks that have dominated acquisition budgets over the past 20 years are looking increasingly irrelevant in the era of precision strike and man-portable weapons systems."
Multi-domain integration: Is Britain ready for the future?
28 Sep 2022 Norbert Neumann "We must exploit current operations...and ensure lessons are fed into an interactive learning domain"
GSOF SYMPOSIUM EUROPE heads to Budapest
20 Sep 2022 Althea Rodrigues “Current events in Europe are not only driving a huge reinvestment in SOF capabilities, they are providing unique insight into how the SOF-conventional warfare dynamic is evolving before our eyes”
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency joins the MISO Meetings line-up
16 Aug 2022 MISO Meetings Our latest AI & Innovation event is proud to announce the NSPA's CIO to lead one of our panels.
The Front Line Commands join the MISO Meetings speaker line-up
10 Aug 2022 MISO Meetings We are proud to confirm the attendance of speakers from the Front Line Commands at the next MISO Meetings: AI & Innovation
Forces Focus RAF - Exploring Human-Machine Teaming
02 Aug 2022 Forces Focus Following the Royal Navy (RN)’s first edition of Forces Focus events, which bring the industry and military together to help tackle challenges identified by each Front Line Command (FLC), the Royal Air Force (RAF) hosted the second part of the series. They built on the ideas from RN’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) discussions to explore Human-Machine Teaming (HMT) opportunities for the RAF.
Forces Focus RN- the power of open conversation in creating a shared vision
12 Jul 2022 Forces Focus The Forces Focus is a new hybrid engagement opportunity for each Front-Line Command to meet with representatives from across the Defence and other relevant industries to discuss their requirements and develop new ways of working. It aims to drive innovation for current and future projects and crowd-source solutions for problems and roadblocks that hinder the development of key programmes and capabilities.
Insights: Sea & Skills
20 Apr 2022 MISO Meetings Every two months, MISO focuses on a particular domain and an industry-wide area of challenge. Within those two months a number of articles and interviews are released which relate to either or both the domain and the challenge.