Rodney Cowton, Defence Correspondent of the Times reviewed Jane's Military Communications 1983. Mr Raggett provided shipboard communications analysis of the Falklands Conflict from the British perspective: facilities for shipboard information storage & processing too small; backlogs of up to 1,000 messages; rooms not large enough to handle increased people traffic of the war environment; Argentines were able to intercept insecure communications. In 1983 these problems were considered "inevitable" considering the volume of up to 250,000 messages. 'Bob' Raggett predicted in the introduction that, by 2000, "electronic systems could render a nuclear attack by an unfriendly power virtually impossible".
In 1983 the publication cost £55.00 (2011: £150); the 2011-2012 Yearbook, containing 2,500 images and 2,600 entries, was priced at £540.00 with online access costing £1,850.00.