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.

The future of the UK Defence Journal

After collecting some feedback from our readers and other defence commentators, we've decided to make some changes.

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.

Why the size of the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers makes them a ‘conventional...

So great is the impact of larger aircraft carriers as a visible deterrent, they're often used as a geopolitical chess piece.

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.

A different kind of bear – A summary of defence modernisation in Russia

Russia is back, but you already knew that or you wouldn't be here.

The F-35, a guide to the jet that will soon land on HMS Queen...

The F-35 programme has gone through serious teething problems, problems also experienced by the majority of complex aircraft flying today such as the F-15, Typhoon or any other modern combat jet.

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