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The expansion of peacetime and humanitarian operations presents today’s military engineer with a range of responsibilities in aid of ensuring international forces can provide support to civilians, whatever the situation. From construction projects to mine clearance, this map looks at some of the most interesting developments that have taken place across the world in the past year.
International Military Engineering 2017 will include discussion of peacekeeping lessons and developments from the perspectives of engineers and solution-providers.
Following the release of the British government’s 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the British Army is seeking to establish an industry consortium to help source new and innovative solutions, beginning with the 2016 International Military Engineering conference. Colonel Jason Hones, Head Maneouvre Support for the British Army’s Capability Directorate Combat Support (CDCS) states that this event "will hopefully be the start of the conversation that leads to the establishment of a Military Engineering Industry Consortium. We want to know how we can set that up and who to involve."
With uncertainty around future operational commitments, the pressures of the current humanitarian security environment, the anticipated effects of global warming, and the increasing sophistication of threats, the context for engineering operations has become vastly more complex. Military engineers must now be prepared to play a broader role than at any time in history, while continuing to provide excellent delivery of conventional capabilities. This visual guide presents a landscape-view of operations today and tomorrow, as well as a look into the development of FOB protection in the coming years and recommendations on which of our conference speakers will be covering these topics...
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The operational need for investment into frontline renewables
The military is in the business of winning war, not saving energy – this is the somewhat jaded sentiment that has often been voiced by fuel-focused defence personnel. Going ‘green’ was more likely to refer to the colour of their fatigues rather than the military’s concern for their carbon footprint...[Read on]
From automated air defences to unmanned ground vehicles, the advance of technology is going a long way to providing much-needed coverage. However, with the prominence of these counter-measures, there is a growing risk that militants are finding ways to circumvent them, including methods that were first tried and tested thousands of years ago. Brigadier General Oshri Lugasi, will be briefing on this fascinating topic at the International Military Engineering 2016 conference...
The case for reducing fuel supplies in theatre can be made in the fact that energy efficiency does not just save money, but also saves lives, reducing casualties through the simplification of logistics. In spite of the drawdown from Afghanistan, military planners must focus on the future, anticipating that the next deployed ground force will need to be outfitted with the best capability possible to generate enough energy on-base. View the diagram and scroll over the green energy buttons to learn more...
Military Engineering 2015: Find out which nations have active programmes in the field of renewable energy and how their current timelines look. This quick fact sheet also includes selected facts, figures, targets, quotes and links to help you understand the military/commercial landscape.
The role of the military engineer is becoming more diverse, expanding into new capabilities and continually facing new challenges domestically and overseas.
This free eMagazine provides updates on the developments taking place worldwide in the areas of mine clearance, smart energy, training, and engineering units.
Exclusive interviews include Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Timothy Cross, who discusses the progress and role of private contractors in modern humanitarian operations based on his personal experience in building refugee camps in during his deployment in Kosovo. Meanwhile, the Spanish Army's Brig. Gen Miguel García García de las Hijas, Instruction, Training and Evaluation Subdirectorate Commander, explains his Force's approach to educating the combat engineer.
Both gentlemen will be briefing at the International Military Engineering forum (Feb 2017; London, UK), so join them (and us!) to learn and network with the experts in this domain.