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Who are we?

We are a news website with a professional team of journalists and contributors based both in the UK and internationally. The UK Defence Journal operates independently, without affiliations to any political party or group.

We are also applying to be regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), further affirming our dedication to responsible and ethical journalism.

Our approach to reporting on defence issues is grounded in rigorous research and factual accuracy, setting us apart from informal platforms. Each article undergoes a comprehensive review process to ensure that it upholds the integrity expected in professional journalism. Our commitment to providing timely and reliable defence news not only serves our readers but also contributes to informed public discourse, making us a trusted source in the field.

Recognised as a major UK defence news website, our various reporters find themselves at events ranging from ship launches to inside tanks, on helicopters, at industry trade shows, and even aboard ships at sea on exercise. This extensive on-the-ground coverage enables us to bring firsthand insights and detailed reports from the heart of the action, further establishing our role as a key player in the field of defence journalism.

To learn more about our editorial team and their qualifications, please view our team details by clicking here.


NewsGuard is a journalism and technology tool that rates the credibility of news and information websites and tracks online misinformation.

The organisation describe us in the following way:

“An online publication covering defence industry news in the United Kingdom, including military operations, equipment, and humanitarian work. The site also publishes fact-checks on military topics. This website adheres to all nine of NewsGuard’s standards of credibility and transparency.”

Their rating of us is below.

Our score was achieved based on meeting the nine standards below.

With regards to our credibility, they say:

“UKDefenceJournal.org.uk’s content is generally fact-based and well-sourced, drawing on the site’s own reporting, including interviews with government and military officials and subject-matter experts. Many articles include links to primary sources, such as official Royal Navy twitter accounts and statements by NATO. Headlines accurately reflect the content. Because UKDefenceJournal.org.uk distinguishes opinion content from news, NewsGuard has determined that the site meets the standard for handling the difference between news and opinion responsibly.”

You can read the rest for yourself here.

Submitting an article

With an open-door policy to new submissions, the UK Defence Journal highly-visible venue to publish your thoughts — from timely analysis on the news events of the day to shining a critical light where one is needed.

Would you like to write for the UK Defence Journal? If so, please take a look at our Submission Guidelines and follow the instructions set out there to have your work published.

Social Media and Comment Policy

Comments are moderated to check they comply with UK Defence Journal social media guidelines. If comments don’t comply they will not be published.

To learn about our social media and comment moderation policy, then click here.

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    George Allison: [email protected]

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