Brigadier General John Hyten discusses the current and future use of space by the US military, from improving aerospace capabilities to the potential offered by space-based surveillance systems. As the leading space-faring nation, the US is looking to build international cooperation with the aim of maximising expertise and responsible participation in the use of space.
The use of the sea remains fundamental to international security. At a time of increasing public spending constraints, what is the significance of naval force – and of the Royal Navy in particular – in supporting national and international defence and security.
Dr Andrew James, Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Policy and Management at Manchester Business School argues that the traditional closed model of defence innovation is broken and a new era of open innovation beckons, placing a strong emphasis on a closer relationship between government, industry, universities and non-traditional sources of research and technology