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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...

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.

The 2021 Strategic Defence and Security Review in prospect

The upcoming defence review is an opportunity for the current government to signal how 'Global Britain' is to take its place in the world, argues Kelvin Curnow in this submission to the UK Defence Journal.

Why Britain will need Main Battle Tanks in the Future

In the face of rumours that the UK might scrap its Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks, Harry Bulpit argues that if the British Army wants to remain relevant on the modern battlefield it is crucial that it retains its tanks.

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.