Analysis Section

Our analysis section contains opinion on topical defence issues and reviews of media such as books, games and films, please note that these are not news articles and are purely the opinion of the author and not necessarily that of the UK Defence Journal.

Opinion

We aim to draw opinion from a wide range of sources on a wide range of topics.


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What will the Royal Navy’s new Vixen jets look like?

Carrier based 'Vixen' drones are being considered for a range of missions including combat, aerial refuelling and airborne early warning but what might they look like?

A ‘Global‌ ‌Britain’ must ‌be backed with global defence

If the UK wishes to pursue a 'Global Britain' policy it must back it with greater diplomatic and military presence.

The MoD was offered Leopard 2 tanks on lease

With Challenger 3, Stuart Crawford argues that the UK has relegated its self to the role of an off-the-shelf customer.

Reviews

Our reviews aim to cover defence related media from games to books.


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Harrier 809 by Rowland White – A review

Harrier 809 by Rowland White tells the story of how the public perception of the Harrier went from a novelty to an iconic symbol of British combat aviation.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – A review

Despite a launch marred by calamitous community engagement, Microsoft Flight Simulator manages to soar above and beyond expectations.

1917 – A film review

1917 depicts the horrors of trench warfare of the First World War with raw tension, terror and urgency.

Submissions Policy

These articles are the opinion of their authors and not necessarily that of the UK Defence Journal. If you would like to submit your own article on a relevant topic, please see our submission guidelines.