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The China–Taiwan stand-off

The Chinese government’s reaction to Speaker Pelosi's visit has been like that of a baby having a tantrum.

Quality or Quantity? The Tank Conundrum

Stuart Crawford, a regular officer in the Royal Tank Regiment for twenty years, argues that if the Ukraine war has taught us anything about high-tempo conventional warfare between peer adversaries, it is that numbers matter.

NAVAL NEWS

NATO fleet switches command ships in Mediterranean

Commander, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Sciretta, transferred command from the USS Forrest Sherman to ESPS Almirante Juan De Borbon in a demonstration of the task group's interoperability.

American Carrier Strike Group deploys

The USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) deployed from Naval Station Norfolk last week.

British frigate sails for three year deployment to Gulf

HMS Lancaster left Portsmouth today for Bahrain and won’t be back until at least 2025.

AVIATION NEWS

Australia hosts NATO partners for large scale air exercise

About 100 aircraft and 2500 military personnel from 17 nations will soon arrive in Australia's Northern Territory to commence Exercise Pitch Black 2022.

Apache attack helicopters practise beach landings

The Apache helicopters of 656 Sqn AAC have recently honed their 'Tactical Landing Zone' skills at Pembrey Sands in Wales.

Reds Arrows start next years pilot training

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Reds Arrows, have started their 2023s pilot training sessions.

LAND NEWS

Apache attack helicopters practise beach landings

The Apache helicopters of 656 Sqn AAC have recently honed their 'Tactical Landing Zone' skills at Pembrey Sands in Wales.

Minister visits key UK defence sites in Scotland

Quin also visited Defence Munitions Beith, in Ayrshire, a facility which produces, tests and stores weapons for the UK's Armed Forces.

Boeing, Nammo test long-range ramjet artillery round

Boeing and Norwegian defence and aerospace company Nammo say they have successfully test-fired a ramjet-powered artillery projectile.

International News

Fact Checks

Shipyards in Scotland planning to build 24 warships by 2035

In addition to the now built 5 Offshore Patrol Vessels, there are plans for 8 Type 26 Frigates, 5 Type 31 Frigates, 5 Type 32 Frigates, and 1 Ukrainian warship to be built in Scotland.

Do British fighter jets ‘protect’ Irish airspace? No

The UK, on occasion, scrambles jets to intercept unresponsive aircraft in Irish-controlled airspace but make no mistake, the UK is not protecting Irish airspace.

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