Operational innovation to face today and tomorrow threats
by Paolo Valpolini
Innovating is a multi-faceted word that includes numerous aspects; when applied to defence, or more precisely to land defence, this does not change. What influences innovation ranges from scientific research, to technological research, to products development, however other aspects must be taken into consideration…
The Colombian military-industrial complex
by David Oliver and Paolo Valpolini
Between 3000 and 4000 uniforms a day leave the factory of the Fondo Rotatorio de la Policia Nacional, downtown Bogotá. Overall the factory employs 1,200 workers, 90% of them female; but there is more behind the simple production of uniforms.