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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Ministry of Defence sets out £186bn spending plans

The Ministry of Defence has published plans to spend over £186bn in the next ten years in its 2018 Defence Equipment Plan, let's take a look at what it contains.

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