The Progress of War…

War brings out the best and worst in humanity. It has revolutionised medicine, transportation and communication, and changed how we live and how we think. Advertisements

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War & Communication…

“The secret of war lies in the communications.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the West. He revolutionised military… Read More

Control & Communication…

“Control presupposes that the leaders knows the location of all elements of his command at all times and can communicate with any element at any time.” General George C. Marshall (1880 to 1959) George Catlett Marshall was a General in the US Army, being Army Chief of Staff during World War II (1939-45) and later… Read More

Title Changes for Two Senior British Army Leaders

Two key figures in the British Army are taking on new titles to better reflect the work they are already doing at the top of the organisation (British Army, 2018). As part of an ongoing review of the Army’s operating model by Chief of the General Staff, General Mark Carleton-Smith, there are going to be… Read More

What is the Special Project Communications & Force Protection (SPCFP) Team?

The Special Project Communications and Force Protection (SPCFP) Delivery Team, part of the ISTAR Operating Centre, is responsible for the procurement, integration and support of complex force protection and communications systems for land operations. The core of its work is managing requirements in electronics, countermeasures, surveillance and communications. Reference Doing Business with Defence Handbook. Edition 24 (2018).

What is the British Army’s Dismounted Situational Awareness Tool?

What is the Dismounted Situational Awareness Tool? The British Army has developed a new battlefield/operational situation awareness technology package known as the Dismounted Situational Awareness Tool, and has been “hailed a “game changer”” (Nicholls, 2018). This “battlespace management application” enables improved communication between the US and UK. The Android Tactical Assault Kit (Atak) – which is a… Read More

Operations: Linking Harmony, Communications, Trust & Experience

“Harmony in operations is created by the bonds of implicit communications and trust that evolve as a consequence of the similar mental images or impressions each individual creates and commits to memory by repeatedly sharing the same variety of experience in the same ways.” Colonel John R. Boyd (1927-1997) A United States Air Force fighter… Read More