Contemporary wars and conflicts are mediated. Reports from the front, mobile communication of troopers, combatants and victims, wartime political diplomacy using holograms and artificial intelligence are no longer surprising. However, the importance of online technologies, and still broadcasting media, is not limited to presentation or even media interference through manipulation and propaganda. Increasingly, there is a transformation of war as such, in which old and new media technologies play a key role. The aim of the thematic issue is to undergo an empirical exploration of the mediatisation of contemporary warfare and to identify the potential of this research field along with its key challenges.