Lack of anti-submarine warfare capacity ‘most serious maritime issue’ for UK...

The most serious maritime issue currently facing the UK is the need for greater anti-submarine warfare capacity, according to a report. 

How has the role of the United Kingdom on the world...

The United Kingdom once had a strong direct or indirect influence in just about every place on Earth. At some points in the past, you were probably never more than 100 miles away from the Empire.

Despite CND claims, Trident doesn’t run on Windows XP

Some have claimed that the Vanguard class submarines which carry Trident are vulnerable to cyber-attacks in the same way the recently hit NHS is, that is not the case.

Invincible to Queen Elizabeth, an evolution in carrier power

The Royal Navy have always been at the forefront of carrier design evolution though are now having to play catch up to get back into the carrier game.

Osprey vs Chinook: Cost vs Capabilities?

When it comes to transporting troops to/on a battlefield there is always one vehicle that comes to mind, the Chinook but there may be a new contender for this role: the V-22 Osprey.

The UXV Combatant – What if?

The UXV Combatant was designed by BVT Surface Fleet and displayed at the Defence Security and Equipment International event in 2007, would it have been a good investment?

Defence Committee argues for defence spending to rise to 3% of GDP to ensure...

The Ministry of Defence’s Modernising Defence Programme must address the challenges presented by the resurgence of state-based threats and be supported by a fully-funded and sustainable financial settlement, says a report published by the Defence Committee.

BAE investing in new 12.7mm ammunition production line

BAE has announced it is investing £10m to build a new 12.7mm production line at its Radway Green facility in Crewe, UK. 

International

NATO Prepares for largest military exercise since 2002

NATO is preparing for its largest military exercise since 2002, with more than 40,000 personnel from 30 NATO and partner counties participating.

UAE naval vessel on fire after attack off Yemen coast, unconfirmed reports of sinking

It has emerged that a warship taking part in an amphibious operation off the Yemen coast has been struck by a missile off the Yemen coast.

BAE to develop first-of-its-kind war gaming software for DARPA to model conflicts

The modelling software is intended to help military planners explore the causes of a conflict and assess potential approaches.

Qatar wants to join NATO

Qatar's defence minister said on Tuesday that his country’s long-term strategic 'ambition' is to join NATO.

American Supercarrier USS Ronald Reagan deploys for Pacific patrol

The forward-deployed USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group has departed Yokosuka, Japan for a regularly scheduled patrol to operate in the western Pacific Ocean.

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