Information Warrior

The wars of the future will be fought not only on the battlefield but in cyberspace too. Information Warrior is a Royal Navy-led exercise to put the United Kingdom and her allies at the forefront of the high-tech field of Information Warfare.

 

At a glance

1000+

Expert personnel involved

5

Core disciplines

30

Organisations in collaboration

3

Weeks of activity

Why are we doing it?

The overall aim of Information Warrior is simple but far-reaching: to keep pace with the breath-taking rate of technological change and stay one step ahead of those who would do us harm.

More specifically, it’s about embedding the concept of Information Warfare in the psyche of the Naval Service at large; finding ways of implementing the programme in a way that’s sustainable and appropriate, and making the Royal Navy a world-leader in all aspects of Information Warfare.

In the words of Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord: “Our aim is to establish the Royal Navy as the leading advocate, innovator and practitioner of Information Warfare, both within UK defence and also with our key international partners.”

We are living in a data-driven age in which our adversaries are already exploiting the potential of Information Warfare, and we must respond in kind.

Admiral Sir Philip Jones
First Sea Lord