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Why does the RAF intercept aircraft outside sovereign UK airspace?

Protecting UK airspace is the RAF’s most important role and one of the reasons it was formed in 1918.

Military Struggles with Social Media – An analysis

The military is struggling to adapt to the comparatively recent proliferation of social media.

Aligning new technologies with fresh doctrines

It is generally accepted that rather than prepare for the war you know; one should prepare for the war that is to come.

Grey Zone Deterrence – The key to a more secure future?

Increasingly, hostile states and non-state actors are conducting attacks designed to destabilise Western nations.

Why the benefits of building British go beyond sovereign capability

In this article, Shadow Defence Procurement Minister Stephen Morgan MP tells the UK Defence Journal why he believes the Government needs to reform its procurement process.

Soleimani helped turn Iran into one of the most effective proponents...

Soleimani helped turn Iran into one of the most effective proponents of remote warfare; his impact lives on.

AI, swarming drones and electric battlefields: Defence Logistics in 2020

Standing still has never been an option for military organisations argues Graham Grose of IFS.

Transition to Civvy Street in Scotland: A Better Way Forward

A recent, and friendly, email exchange with Scottish Veterans’ Commissioner Charlie Wallace in which I queried some aspects of his last blog of 2019...

A look at China’s new Type 002 ‘Shandong’ aircraft carrier

The commissioning of China’s first domestically constructed aircraft carrier on the 17th of December 2019 marked a momentous paradigm shift.

Electric Battlefields – Powering a new generation of logistics support

Electric initiatives have increased in civilian life but few have yet to carry over into the battlefield. Unsurprising? Unrealistic? or inevitable?