Splendid isolation or Entente Cordial? The future of UK-EU defence industrial cooperation post-Brexit

What is the future of UK-EU defence industrial cooperation in the post-Brexit environment?

NATO’s unstable deterrence and the threat of a new era of Russian aggression

NATO is arguably over-complicated by the subordinate nature of the military structure to that of its political structure.

What is the purpose of Tempest?

While the announcement of a full-scale mock-up of a twin engine single-seater called Tempest at the Farnborough Airshow was widely reported, don't read too much into it.

Is a new British satellite navigation system a good idea?

The UK's threat to establish an alternative to the Galileo satellite system is a clever Brexit bargaining position - but should be no more than than that.

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.

Irish Taoiseach’s threats to restrict airspace access for UK aircraft is both wrong-headed and...

Recently, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar threatened to restrict access to Irish airspace for UK airlines in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

What’s so good about the F-35 anyway?

It's no secret that the F-35 has had severe cost and schedule issues but as the programme matures, it's shaping up to be a very capable platform.

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.

American leaders are correct, EU member states must pay up for NATO

"Ultimately, NATO will have to increase its spending, it doesn't have to do so to keep pace with its competitors for it is already ahead, at the minute."

Hard Power, Soft Power: Sustaining British influence in a changing global environment

With Brexit on the horizon, growing Chinese influence and a resurgent Russia, this article aims to outline why an increase in defence spending is critical to the UK’s interests.

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