Opinion Section

The War on Terror – Back to square one after 20 years?

Be under no illusion, the threat to Europe and the US is returning.

NATO needs a China strategy

In December 2019, "NATO appered to awaken to its own obituary" argues James Smith int his submission to the UK Defence Journal.

NAVAL NEWS

Steel cut on first Type 31 Frigate HMS Venturer at Rosyth

Steel has been cut for HMS Venturer, the first of five new Type 31 Frigates, at Rosyth today.

New nuclear submarine to join Royal Navy fleet

Astute class nuclear submarine HMS Audacious will be commisioned into the Royal Navy fleet later today at HMNB Clyde in Scotland.

What is the status of the Type 45 Destroyer engine repairs?

The first ship to receive the Type 45 Power Improvement Project conversion will soon begin trials with the rest of the fleet being completed by "the mid 2020s".

AVIATION NEWS

Lockheed offer modified A330 MRTT for U.S. tanker project

The Lockheed Martin 'LMXT Strategic Tanker' is a modified version of the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport, an aircraft known in British service as 'Voyager'.

Protector drones could augment Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft

British MQ-9B drones, known as 'Protector', could be used augment the UK's fleet of P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

A400M transport not certified to transport F-35 engines

The container designed to carry engines for F-35 jets, for example to replace an engine on a deployed F-35, is certified for carriage in the C-17 and C-130J but not the A400M.

LAND NEWS

225 military personnel deploy to support NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service will be support by 225 military personnel.

Despatches from Mali – British troops assist war crimes investigation

The British contingent to the United Nations mission in Mali have been operational now for eight months, here's what they've been up to.

Chief of the General Staff outlines vision for British Army

General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith said that the British Army must be ready "to fight war at its most feral".

International News

Fact Checks

Indian news shares video of Wales claiming it is Afghanistan

An Indian news channel has broadcast a clip of an American F-15 flying in Wales and claimed it is proof of a "full fledged Pakistani invasion" of Afghanistan.

How many frigates are being built in Scotland?

Shipyards in Scotland will build 8 Type 26 Frigates, 5 Type 31 Frigates and potentially an unspecified number of Type 32 Frigates.

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