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HMS Diamond (Photo credit: Dominic Roe)

HMS Diamond and a case study on disinformation

A false tweet regarding HMS Diamond being hit by Houthi rockets is the perfect case study in understanding the dynamics of disinformation.

‘Bigger is better’ or ‘small is beautiful’?

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP examines the implications of Scottish independence on national security and international relations, arguing that Scotland could thrive as an independent "normal" state.

NAVAL NEWS

HMS Diamond (Photo credit: Dominic Roe)

HMS Diamond and a case study on disinformation

A false tweet regarding HMS Diamond being hit by Houthi rockets is the perfect case study in understanding the dynamics of disinformation.

Allies vessels join British carrier strike group

NATO warships have joined HMS Prince of Wales for the start of exercises off the UK coast.

NATO takes command of US and UK ships in Eastern Mediterranean

NATO will execute a 'Transfer of Authority', assuming command of the USS Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) plus British and allied units.

AVIATION NEWS

Any Russian attack on NATO faces ‘overwhelming response’

Britain's defence chief reminded Russia that NATO air forces – which outnumber Russia’s 3 to 1 – would quickly establish air superiority and that NATO warships would bottle up the Russian Navy.

New British helicopter programme moves into next phase

The next stage of the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) Programme has been announced.

British jets carry out airstrikes in Yemen

Four Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4s, supported by two Voyager tankers, again participated in a coalition strike against Houthi military facilities in Yemen.

LAND NEWS

Liverpool teenager convicted of preparing acts of terrorism

The jury heard evidence that Graham had written a document setting out his plan to commit a bombing campaign with the aim of killing 50 or more people.

Ajax fires over 2,000 rounds whilst on move

The armoured vehicle, which is already six years late, was widely and rightly criticised because it could not fire on the move during the early stages of testing. It can now.

Why was Challenger 3 sent to Germany to be tested?

Many questioned why the first pre-production Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank was sent to Germany for trials. Now we know.

International News

Fact Checks

The myth that nukes are in Scotland to keep England safe

Misconceptions can often take root and spread quickly, one incorrect claim is that the UK stores all of its nukes in Scotland because they're too dangerous to keep in England. 

Would UK naval shipbuilding continue in Scotland if it left the UK?

Naval shipbuilding in Scotland has become controversial once again.

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