As another year draws to a close, we once again have a chance to reflect on the achievements and challenges our industry has conquered over the last 12 months.  It’s been an intense journey, embracing and learning new technologies in our 4th industrial revolution, whilst facing huge global challenges with the Ukraine war, inflation, workforce, supply chains and new technologies, both a threat and an opportunity.  

The world is at an economic, strategic and technological inflection point, with defence forces under pressure to act now to embrace emerging technology, create flexible organisations and above all recalibrate to face a more conventional form of combat.  It’s a time to take bold action, adapt and transform.

The organisations equipped to plan, acquire and sustain the best military forces to carry out their strategies in this period of change will be those that seek and harness the most effective ideas and partners from across their respective defence ecosystems.  The risks and threats to citizens now transcend physical and virtual borders and require a collaborative approach to ensuing that future generations are protected.

Our goal at Halldale remains to be the catalyst and hub for simulation training  discussion and progress and this last year has shown us that the industry needs more support than ever to overcome todays challenges for tomorrow’s security.

So rather than look back, we’re looking to the future, building and shaping 2023 activities to meet the needs of our simulation training community.


A brand new initiative for 2023, our MS&T webinars will tackle the latest issues and topics head on, utilising the skills and education from key players and leaders in their specialist fields.  Expect to see subjects such as ‘Understanding the Metaverse’, reviewing ‘The Balance of Power and Emerging  Economies and Revolutionary technologies.  Dates are coming soon, so watch this space!


We’ve joined up with ‘The Warfighter Podcast’ team to provide insight and opinion as part of their weekly podcast. Subjects such as robotic fighters, building better warfighters, and understanding the 3D modelling pipeline offer lively debate and learning.


Busy lives mean our content is now driven by an online, on-demand approach, so our website and newsletters are now offering more information than ever for the military simulation and training community.
Categorized by the latest topics, including air, land, sea and joint/cyber, 2023 offers a comprehensive editorial schedule and will include in-depth features from our experienced team and a wide range of military leaders.


The Halldale MS&T Team will be attending a variety of events next year, including I2TEC, DSET and I/ITSEC.  A valuable platform for learning and networking, our editorial post event synopsis and commentary are renowned for providing succinct and intelligent features on the latest topics and conversations.


Relevant, topic based information in an easy to consume module is what we’ve been asked for, so that’s what we’re producing!  Our info pods will provide best practice examples, featured content, white papers, news stories and more in specialist modules – everything you need to tackle a project or challenge!

Needless to say, we’re looking forward to a very successful 2023, and continuing to evolve and adapt to the needs of our very special industry.  We look forward to seeing you on the journey, thank you for your continued support and we wish you and your colleagues and families a very Merry Christmas.

See you in 2023!

MS&T 2023