The Type 26 Frigate could be the most capable Royal Navy warship in decades...

The Type 26 Frigate, or 'City class', represents one of the most capable warships the Royal Navy has owned in decades, albeit one of the most costly.

Who you should be following in the UK defence community

This list is intended to highlight people we believe are worth following to get a wider and informed perspective on UK defence matters.

Challenger 2, the wrong tank for the British Army?

The UK now fields only 227 main battle tanks, a far cry from the 900 or so strong inventory only a couple of decades ago.

Argentina has now ceased to be a capable military power

After a significant period of decline, Argentina has ceased to be a capable military force.

The case for a new amphibious assault ship to replace HMS Ocean

The only problem? The cost in gold and people makes all this very unlikely.

The Type 45 engine problems – it’s not the Royal Navy’s fault

The Type 45 destroyer is often regarded as the most advanced guided missile destroyer in the world.

The E-7 Wedgetail, should this aircraft replace the Sentry?

The E-7A Wedgetail provides one of the most advanced air battlespace management capabilities in the world and the Royal Air Force are rumoured to be interested in it to replace their E-3D Sentry aircraft.

Is there a case to be made for smaller carriers?

For the last year newspapers, magazines and websites – including this one - have been filled with impressive photographs of the Royal Navy's two new carriers - HMS Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales – commonly referred to as the Queen Elizabeth Class. 

Australia ordering more Type 26 Frigates than the UK is not ’embarrassing’ – here’s...

With some commentators, rightly or wrongly, arguing that it's "embarrassing" the Royal Australian Navy will be ordering more Type 26 Frigates than the Royal Navy, some perspective is key. 

The need for a new ‘budget’ helicopter carrier

The sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil for £84 million marks the day in which British maritime capabilities are changing, do we require a new 'budget' helicopter carrier?

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