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UK ‘must learn lessons’ of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Developments in drone technology offer important lessons for the UK's 'Global Britain' vision argues Sir Richard Ottaway, former Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, in this submission to the UK Defence Journal.

Challenger 2, the right tank for the British Army?

In this submission to the UK Defence Journal, Harry Bulpit argues that Challenger 2 may not have been the best tank in the world, but it was the best tank for the British Army, British industry, and the British people. 

The danger of politicising military shipbuilding in Scotland

In this article, Jonathan Chartier argues that the 'Better Together' campaign unwisely turned routine naval procurement into a charged topic during the Scottish Independence referendum campaign, resulting in an unremarkable change in orders being considered a controversial and political issue.

Airpower by novel means – Drones over Nagorno-Karabakh

Whilst the vulnerability of ground forces to attack from the air is nothing new, the conflict has demonstrated how barriers to delivering attack and ISR capabilities at scale can be removed through the employment of drones, argues Edward Davies in this submission to the UK Defence Journal.

What the extra defence spending means and where it will go

Robert Clark takes a close look at the recent defence spending announcing and discusses what it actually means and where the money is going.

UK leasing of bases in an independent Scotland – A view from Ireland

Just before IndyRef 1 in Sept 2014, the Yes vote briefly reached 50% in opinion polls and for several weeks it seemed really possible...

Eight persistent COVID-19 myths and why they are believed

From it being no worse than the flu to the vaccine conspiracy theories, Tanya Lewis has rounded up the most insidious false claims about the pandemic

The Royal Navy’s Future Frigates – An Analysis

In this submission to the UK Defence Journal, Kelvin Curnow takes a look at the Type 26 and Type 31 Frigate programmes.

How the pandemic has accelerated change in the defence sector

The Covid-19 pandemic is exposing organisations across all industries to external forces that they could not have predicted, the global defence industry is no exception.

Kavkaz 2020 and Turkey – A lesson for the West and NATO

This week sees the latest iteration of the annual large-scale Russian military exercises, held each year in one of the four military districts. This year, NATO member Turkey is taking part.