More than 17,600 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the U.S. military participated in Balikatan 2023, an annual bilateral exercise between the two allies and the largest iteration of Balikatan to date.
U.S. Army North, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, participated in Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 23, a bi-national homeland defense exercise between the U.S. and Canada from 11-19 April.
In April 2023, IT²EC returns to the Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands for its 32nd edition. With the strong support of Dutch Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces, around 2,000 visitors and more than 75 exhibitors are expected to convene for the three-day exhibition and conference to discuss the future of military training and explore the technologies that will shape it.
The commercial sector is developing key technologies and applications that have the potential for cost-effective adaptation for defence use and use in modelling and simulation (M&S) applications such as defence planning, training, operations, and capability development.
Applicants will develop prototypes that address the challenges often associated with distributed mission training events, such as interoperability and configuration management. Submissions are open now until 21 April, with cash prizes totaling $100,000.