Gibraltar and Britain – Guarding the western entrance to the Mediterranean

Gibraltar came under British rule during the War of the Spanish Succession, after many attempts to retake the rock were made, it remained the only British stronghold on mainland Europe.

Why is British Army recruiting in such a bad state?

The new British Army recruiting campaign advertisements have caused a bit of a kerfuffle. 

The MDP Report – Progress, but important questions remain

It would be accurate to say that December’s publication of the UK's Modernising Defence Programme paper – or 'Mobilising, Modernising and Transforming Defence: A Report on the MDP', to give it its full title – did not live up to the expectations raised when it was first announced in January 2018.

The complex task of keeping modern naval fleets primed and ready

The naval support chain is getting bigger. Just consider the scale of the US Navy.

UK ranked second most powerful country in the world

The 'Audit of Geopolitical Capability 2019' reveals that the major Western democracies still hold a substantial lead.

Defence predictions 2019: Where physical meets digital – balancing opportunity and risk

Whether it’s through technology such as intelligent planning tools, digital twins, virtual and augmented reality, or combating threats in new domains, the dividing line between the cyber and the physical world is beginning to blur.

MP incorrectly claims ‘no naval vessels in Scottish waters’ despite major naval base

A Member of Parliament has incorrectly claimed that there are no Royal Navy vessels in Scottish waters, despite the presence of frigates, submarines, support vessels, patrol vessels and of course, a major Royal Navy base on the Clyde.

The Anglo-Omani relationship, an example of Global Britain foreign policy

The recent announcement that the United Kingdom will increase its defence engagement with the Sultanate of Oman reinforces a historic strategic alliance between the two states, highlighting a relationship dating back to the 18th century.

Breathing new life into older equipment – how to extend the service life of...

Here, Rodney Lee, Senior Product Manager, Aerospace & Defence Business Unit, IFS, explains the intricacies involved in extending an asset’s lifecycle and how organisations can keep life extension projects on schedule, within budget and meeting strict safety requirements.

‘New Russian missile undermines European security’ says NATO chief

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has published an opinion piece regarding Russian missile capability.

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