Stuart Crawford, who was also a British Army officer, has said the Scottish Government should focus on specialising in certain areas.
While it is the case that Britain only had a Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2015 circumstances have clearly changed.
Aircraft carriers have since replaced the battleship as the capital ships of the modern navy but with the advent of anti-ship missiles and ever more advanced submarines, what is the future of the aircraft carrier and why does Britain need them?
With escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, some are starting to look to what would happen after a war with North Korea and what could be the hermit nations future.
The Washington Naval Conference of 1922 can be regarded as the high point of the great steel battleships, the former pride of the world’s navies.
Electric initiatives have increased in civilian life but few have yet to carry over into the battlefield. Unsurprising? Unrealistic? or inevitable?
Russian intervention in the Syrian crisis has caused a fundamental shift in the balance of power in the region, with Russian warplanes such as the TU-22M3 bomber and Su-25 attack aircraft and other sophisticated weapons systems including cruise missiles from its naval assets being used to attack Islamic State targets.
There are planned defence cuts which may see the British Army shrink even further from the 82,000 regular personnel it currently has.
The problem? The cost in gold and people makes all this very unlikely.
What is happening in and around the Black Sea and how does it affect NATO?