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Charles Forrester is Senior Research Analyst for the Defence Industry team, working on Jane's World Defence Industry and the Jane's Navigating the Emerging Markets report series within Jane's Defence Industry & Markets Intelligence Centre. Charles also contributes defence business analysis to Jane's Defence Weekly. He previously worked on airborne and maritime C4ISR and mission systems content, and police and security equipment content within Jane's Defence Equipment & Technology Intelligence Centre. Before joining IHS Markit, he worked in the defence events industry. In addition to qualifying as a journalist, Charles holds a master’s in Middle East and Central Asian security studies from the University of St Andrews and a BA in government and international relations from the University of Sydney.
Jon Hawkes manages the Jane’s Land Team of experts, covering the Land Warfare Platforms reference titles, as well as military vehicle-oriented market forecasting and programme tracking products. Jon has worked on land warfare content within the market forecasting, technical reference and industry research teams for Jane’s since 2010. Prior to Jane’s, he worked as an operational analyst with the Home Office and Serco, a multinational public service provider. Jon graduated from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, with a bachelor’s degree in war studies.
Aman Pannu is Industry Consultant with Jane’s Aerospace, Defence and Security Consulting. He has worked across diverse capability areas, including military and civil aviation, solutions and support services, unmanned aerial systems- military and commercial, training and simulation, and space. Aman is experienced in providing market advisory services, supply chain assessments and opportunity impact analysis to several leading industry primes, systems integrators, services providers and public sector institutions. He has authored and presented industry papers on Space Debris, Unmanned Systems, and Defence Logistics.
Prior to Jane’s, Aman was Principal Consultant and Program Leader in another Aerospace and Defence research and Consulting firm where he provided consulting services to numerous global companies on abroad range of topics and strategies impacting the sector. Prior to his consulting career, Aman managed business operations in the services industry across multiple geographies accumulating first hand experience in setting up new businesses across culturally diverse landscapes.
Michele Capeleto is a member of the naval analysis team and is co-responsible for both Jane's Defence Procurement Military Ships, providing global insight on current and future naval procurement and upgrades, and the Sonar Market Forecast. Previously, Michele was an export controls and sanctions consultant at Deloitte LLP, where he assisted the team in providing strategic and operational global trade solutions to clients in various industries. Before that, he was part of the nuclear analysis team at RUSI. Michele holds an MA in international peace and security from King’s College London and an MA in Chinese studies from the University of Venice, Italy.