US, Israeli firms in court battle over British combat simulation solutions
The US C5ISR firm Cubic has made a legal challenge to the MoD's choice of Israel's Elbit to supply a piece of training simulation technology for the British armed forces.
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Across the globe, spies gather in inconspicuous dens where they meet contacts and hold discreet conversations. This week, Intelligence Online pushes open Teddy Picker's door, a unique yet typical cafe in Canberra where Australian intelligence officers like to feast on tasty local fare with their sources.
The current head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and former head of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is a living symbol of the Australian intelligence sector's determination to raise its game to meet the perceived threat posed by China.
With a growing number of companies offering virtual-world simulation technology, Western armies and intelligence services are starting to get in on the game, branching out into the "metaverse" to optimise their operations and plan for a future where information will be gathered in this alternate space.