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The Caymans and the British presence in the Caribbean

A look at the Cayman Islands Regiment and the British military presence in the Caribbean.

The point of a British carrier strike group in the Pacific

The deployment of a British aircraft carrier and her strike group is politically symbolic but it also serves a strategic aim.

Replacing Ajax with Warrior – A short-term fix for a long-term problem

A lack of policy or direction regarding the troubled Ajax armoured vehicle will ultimately weaken the combat effectiveness of the British Army. 

Afghanistan – What the withdrawal means for the world

Choices made in Afghanistan mean any chance of the 'War on Terror' coming to a end in the next 20 years is now gone argues DefenceGeek in this submission to the UK Defence Journal.

Removing Afghan air support was ‘critical error’ say analysts

Analysts have argued that the removal of air support for Afghan forces was a 'critical error' with the end result of a messy, rapid evacuation from Kabul.

Why was a British carrier group in the South China Sea?

The presence of a British Carrier Strike Group in the South China Sea is designed to defend the concept of 'Freedom of Navigation' at sea in the face of China claiming vast swathes of ocean.

Countering the UAV threat in the Arabian Gulf

Last week’s deadly UAV attack against the MV Mercer Street vessel has highlighted how vulnerable merchant shipping is whilst operating across the Arabian Gulf, and around the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman in particular. 

Right versus might in the South China Sea

The UK sent an aircraft carrier strike group through South China Sea to show solidarity with smaller states in the region struggling to assert their rights against China's might, argues Bill Hayton in this submission to the UK Defence Journal.

The British Defence Singapore Support Unit – enabling the tilt

The British "tilt" to the Indo-Pacific benefits considerably from the current military presence in Singapore.

How strong is Russia?

In this submission, Rebecca Campbell argues that the capabilities of Russian forces should not be underestimated.



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Tempest testbed aircraft ‘Excalibur’ moves forward

The project will see a commercial airliner completely overhauled, turning it into a flying testbed for the technology that will go into the UK's future fighter 'Tempest'.