RAF E-3D Sentry fleet ‘has been allowed to decline’

The Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) capability provided by the RAF’s E-3D Sentry fleet has been allowed to decline. 

A landing helicopter dock design ‘should replace’ current amphibious assault ships...

The Royal Navy will at some point in the next decade need to consider replacing the amphibious assault ships which are due go out of service in the early 2030s.

Lack of anti-submarine warfare capacity ‘most serious maritime issue’ for UK says Defence Commitee

The most serious maritime issue currently facing the UK is the need for greater anti-submarine warfare capacity, according to a report. 

How has the role of the United Kingdom on the world stage changed?

The United Kingdom once had a strong direct or indirect influence in just about every place on Earth. At some points in the past, you were probably never more than 100 miles away from the Empire.

Despite CND claims, Trident doesn’t run on Windows XP

Some have claimed that the Vanguard class submarines which carry Trident are vulnerable to cyber-attacks in the same way the recently hit NHS is, that is not the case.

Invincible to Queen Elizabeth, an evolution in carrier power

The Royal Navy have always been at the forefront of carrier design evolution though are now having to play catch up to get back into the carrier game.

Osprey vs Chinook: Cost vs Capabilities?

When it comes to transporting troops to/on a battlefield there is always one vehicle that comes to mind, the Chinook but there may be a new contender for this role: the V-22 Osprey.

The UXV Combatant – What if?

The UXV Combatant was designed by BVT Surface Fleet and displayed at the Defence Security and Equipment International event in 2007, would it have been a good investment?

International

NATO AIRCOM team conducts evaluation of German air and missile defence

A multinational team of evaluators from Allied Air Command conducted a so-called Capability Evaluation of German integrated Air and Missile Defence units in the northernmost part of Germany this week.

NATO Prepares for largest military exercise since 2002

NATO is preparing for its largest military exercise since 2002, with more than 40,000 personnel from 30 NATO and partner counties participating.

UAE naval vessel on fire after attack off Yemen coast, unconfirmed reports of sinking

It has emerged that a warship taking part in an amphibious operation off the Yemen coast has been struck by a missile off the Yemen coast.

BAE to develop first-of-its-kind war gaming software for DARPA to model conflicts

The modelling software is intended to help military planners explore the causes of a conflict and assess potential approaches.

Qatar wants to join NATO

Qatar's defence minister said on Tuesday that his country’s long-term strategic 'ambition' is to join NATO.

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