What is the Information Warfare Group (IWG)?

A new section has been created to help the UK military conquer the online space. The Information Warfare Group (IWG) will act as a focal point for digital expertise by bringing together existing departments at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom (DAUK): The Information Capability Branch; Defence Cyber School; and Defence Simulation Centre. With… Read More

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What to be a Special Observer?

A Special Observer is a unique and immensely rewarding role. Service is open to all arms and services, both regular and reserve, subject to completion of the Surveillance and Reconnaissance Patrol course. Service as a Special Observer qualifies personnel for additional pay and specialist courses. Personnel serving as a Reservist in the British Army, Royal… Read More

The Significant Costs of Aircraft Carriers

What is an Aircraft Carrier? An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft. Countries with Aircraft Carriers Notwithstanding the US, other countries capable of launching jet aircraft make do with smaller and less potent vessels. Countries… Read More

Predicting the Energy Costs of Dismounted Movements over Snow

Research Paper Title Terrain coefficients for predicting energy costs of walking over snow. Background Predicting the energy costs of human travel over snow can be of significant value to the military and other agencies planning work efforts when snow is present. The ability to quantify, and predict, those costs can help planners determine if snow… Read More

What is the Influence of Body Armour on Balance & Movement Quality?

Research Paper Title The Influence of Body Armor on Balance and Movement Quality. Background Body armour is essential to the protection of military personnel; however, body armour may impede the users balance and movement quality. A better understanding of the influence of body armour on balance and movement quality may help in the development of… Read More

Resilience Training: Guided Self-reflection as an Alternative to Coping Skills in Military Officer Cadets

Research Paper Title Strengthening resilience in military officer cadets: A group-randomized controlled trial of coping and emotion regulatory self-reflection training. Background This group-randomized control trial examined the efficacy of guided coping and emotion regulatory self-reflection as a means to strengthen resilience by testing the effects of the training on anxiety and depression symptoms and perceived… Read More

What is the Cannon-Delivered Area Effects Munition (C-DAEM)?

The US Army wants to build cannon-fired missiles that will use artificial intelligence (AI) to hunt their targets, out of reach of human oversight. C-DAEM, as the project is known, requires the weapon to hit moving and imprecisely located armoured targets whose exact position has high uncertainty. Unlike laser-guided weapons, which strike a target highlighted… Read More