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A and B: What are the benefits of the UK operating...

This opinion piece submitted to the UK Defence Journal by Edward Davies looks at the potential benefits of a mixed UK force of F-35A and F-35B jets.

Icelandic ship Thor joins British frigates in Atlantic sub hunt

HMS Westminster and HMS Kent were joined by Icelandic Coast Guard ship Thor for the opening phase of Exercise Dynamic Mongoose.

A Critique of Liberal Democrat Defence Policy

The following is a look at the defence policy outlined in the Liberal Democrat Manifesto.

Royal Navy big deck carriers from 1960 to today – A...

The 1966 Defence White Paper and the 1998 Strategic Defence Review witnessed first a lapse and then the reinstatement of big deck carriers in the Royal Navy.

Resilience and National Security

We have armed forces well below establishment, a cohort of youngsters stymied by Covid-19 and lack of employment opportunities and a feeling that we might all be able to do better for one another, argues Stuart Crawford in his look at the old chestnut that is the reintroduction of National Service.

COVID-19’s economic damage is a problem for British security

The economic impact of COVID-19 is likely to present very serious challenges for the security of the United Kingdom, argues Harry Basnett in this submission to the UK Defence Journal.

The British Army and the Media – The Longest War

"We should let our soldiers, sailors and airmen/women speak and have confidence in them", argues Stuart Crawford in his look at at how the British Army and the media communicate.

Russia’s place in the upcoming defence review

"Russia has become more aggressive, authoritarian and nationalist, increasingly defining itself in opposition to the West."

The resurgence in global aircraft carrier construction

The aircraft carrier is often the first and sometimes only means through which a government can react to a rapidly deteriorating military situation.

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.